I wasn’t going to write this post but then I heard a million souls cry out for more alternative rock/sludge bands. Right? Let’s just go with that for now. City of Ships are facing their most ambitious release yet with new album Ultraluminal. Bouncing off a split with the legendary Rosetta, the band are looking to cement their own sound and boy do they do that well. The heady mix of down-tuned, chunky bass and more approachable guitars and vocals lends their post tinged signature an addictive character that is hard to resist. Head on over the jump for your first taste!
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During the initial drafting of this review, much of the criticisms and acclaim lobbied at The World We Left Behind were hinged upon the fact that during its pre-release promotion, the record was touted as being the last ever release from psychedelic black metal act Nachtmystium following a much documented downward spiral of band leader Blake Judd. The idea of the swan song is beautiful, and a sorrowful (or triumphant) farewell is often romanticized, even unconsciously. Since promo copies have been sent to press, however, Judd reneged on the disbandment, choosing to continue on through his reported recovery. Suddenly, the perception of The World We Left Behind has been changed. Hype is a powerful being, and what could have been an able attempt at an all-encompassing bow-out feels more like a confused double-take. Unfair as it is, perception is everything.
Leave With Us
01. Save Me From Myself
02. Universes & Supernovas (The Ride)
04. Run With The Foxes
05. Dangerous Devotion
06. Mega High
07. Do Gooders
08. Once I’d Started I Was Never Stopping
09. King Things
10. Mothers Grave/ Leave With Us
In an age when an embattled music industry has sucked up hit after hit, record labels and their artists have found solace in the art of advertising. A brash band t-shirt, a solid tour slot, an enticing line of blurb, one fanatical album review in the right place and a strong social media presence. Any of these things can be the making or breaking of a band these days. With that in mind, you’d honestly believe that the UK trio Servers were rank amateurs. An instantly-forgettable and distinctly internet-unfriendly moniker, a face-concealing “promotional” snap and music video and a few lines of biographical waffle about cults – that’s pretty much it. It’s certainly a back-door approach to self-promotion.
For some death metal bands starting out, the goal is to have the most extreme “brootal” sound possible and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. There are some great extreme death metal bands out there that are a lot of fun.
For others, the goal is more complex; it’s to create a sound that is both heavy and accessible and ultimately that has its own unique identity. Hailing from the Chicago burbs, Cimmerian definitely fits among this second group. Vocalist and lead guitarist Dean Nagel founded the band with a friend who eventually moved on. He then added his brother Tim on bass and friend Evan Dale on guitar and backing vocals.
Cimmerian already has a full-length out, Infinite Perdition, and has just released a single ‘Among Ghosts, We Slept’ off the upcoming record, Hollowing.
Have you got another confession to make? Are you a fool who has never tried egg foo young? Well, it’s time to be my hero and try out this ultra delicious recipe for a Chinese omelette packed full of veggies and smothered in gravy that will put you end over end and you’ll definitely want these to stick around.
The rumors are true! Norwegian black n’ roll band Kvelertak have signed to Roadrunner Records. An interesting choice for both parties, but Kvelertak had a huge breakout in 2011 that no doubt afforded them the luxury of shopping around for the label that gave them the best offer. After critical success as well as other career highlights such as sharing the stage with Foo Fighters, it’s undoubtedly only going to get better.
The tracklist to their Kurt Ballou produced sophomore album Meir is as follows:
2. Spring Fra Livet
4. Bruane Brenn
5. Evig Vandrar
The leading single from the album, ‘Bruane Brenn,‘ can be heard below:
Meir will be released March 26th. According to Roadrunner, we can look forward to Kvelertak North American tour dates that are to be announced soon. Get the mead ready, because it’s going to be a raging party.