Let’s talk about Immortal for a second. One of the most well-known black metal bands because of the consistently-excellent quality of their output, Immortal has been kickin’ since the early 90s and was steadily releasing new music for some time (their last record, All Shall Fall, came out in 2009), until they announced their breakup earlier this year. But, despite this, Abbath, founding member of Immortal, and the band’s guitarist, vocalist, and writer, has stayed on peoples’ minds, for one simple reason: he’s just too damn good at what he does. There’s no way he’s going to disappear from the black metal scene.
O hay, it’s The King Of Procrastination! I’ve been letting the world of music pass me by the past couple of months as I’m creating my website and writing my horror novel and almost let the top of the year list slip by me. Luckily, Riddick the Cat called me up yesterday and told me to get the hell to work with this because I’m a “better interest to him than the human he lives with.” So there’s that. But, why shall we be bound to doing a list in a multiple of five? “Nay,” says Deadite, “Let’s beat the system and do eleven top albums of the year!” So dark, edgy, and kvlt.
Oh hey, what a dazzling week. Awful lot of new tunes going down! Be sure to give some of these a listen!
108 – 18.61 (Deathwish Inc.)
Bison B.C. – Dark Ages (Metal Blade)
Blacklisted – No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me (Deathwish Inc.)
Bleeding Through – Bleeding Through (Rise)
Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season [Deluxe Edition] (Epitaph)
Cancer Bats – Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones (Good Fight)
Child Abuse – Cut And Run (Lovepump)
Foxy Shazam – Foxy Shazam (Sire)
Jon Oliva’s Pain – Festival (AFM)
Lair Of The Minotaur – Evil Power (The Grindhouse)
The Ocean – Heliocentric (Metal Blade)
Letter To The Exiles – The Shadow Line (Facedown)
Open Hand – Honey (Anodyne)
Ov Hell – The Underworld Regime (Prosthetic)
Son Of Aurelius – The Farthest Reaches (Good Fight)
Vampires Everywhere – Lost In The Shadows EP (Century Media)
War Of Ages – Eternal (Facedown)
Woe Of Tyrants – Threnody (Metal Blade)
Have yourselves a great week. Don’t really expect us to be as busy here on the site as we were last week, which turned out to be our busiest week ever in traffic numbers. I have a local festival that I’ll be attending by the end of the week, so updates will be less frequent. Still, we have a few things coming. Keep checking back!