Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still

Six albums deep into their discography, with nary a dud in the bunch, New Zealand’s Ulcerate hardly requires introduction. The extreme metal three-piece carries an unlikely musical lineage from both Neurosis and Gorguts, specializing in technical and brutal post-death that has pushed Ulcerate into the cutting edge of extreme metal that we’ve only just begun to see the influence of in the genre’s continued evolution. The band’s distinctive sound pairs an incredibly technical and intricate rhythm section with swarming, chaotic guitars that lend well to both suffocating walls of sound and passages of contemplative post-metal, often within the context of a single track. It’s a formula that the band have been perfecting since their 2007 debut Of Fracture and Failure and seemingly mastering by their watershed third album. 2011’s Destroyers of All.

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Hey! Listen to Drown!

Some genres you can only listen to when you’re in a very specific mood. Otherwise, they just feel wrong somehow, perhaps because they hammer home that very specific mood and if that isn’t resonating with you, then the music won’t either. I think funereal doom might be one of the…

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Cool People Column – 4/13/20

It’s been said that there’s more to life than music and, while we remain sceptical, we’ve decided to test the premise with our new bi-weekly Cool People Column! Noyan and Eden already bring you great pop culture recommendations and discussions each week on Heavy Pod is Heavy, but why should…

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