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|Metal Up Yr Keister|
Surprise, surprise, a metal list from me. Recent digs of the metallic variety.
Disequilibrium of the Ecliptic Plane
Currently writing a review for this; don't feel the need to wait for it though, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately.
The Anomalies of Artificial Origin
It's crazy to me that I was so unimpressed with this when it came out, because now I adore it. It's gone from being one of the only slamming brutal death metal (oh god, the ridiculousness of that descriptor) albums I enjoy, to one of my favorite death metal albums. Fantastic musicianship resulting in monstrous grooves punctuated by Matti Way's rhythmic gurgle. Unfortunately, it was recently announced that he left the band, but I'm still looking forward to their next album.
As Daylight Dies
I've always loved this album, but it always played second fiddle to TEOH until recently. Now, it's my favorite Howard-era, and second favorite KSE release overall. Here, they really perfected the melodeath instrumentals and soaring choruses.
Stillbirth in the Temple of Venus
This band/album has been getting some more attention around these parts lately, and I couldn't be happier; they are a band that truly deserves all the praise they receive. I fall more in love with this the more I listen to, and though the unrefined chaos of WTVOI is still my favorite, this isn't far behind. Murdunband's growth as a songwriter has been an amazing thing to witness, with this album standing as a pinnacle in black metal that is raw, melodic, eccentric, but true to the genre's roots.
A pretty amazing release. They guys take off-kilter post-hardcore rhythms and play them in a black metal context in ways that sound completely natural. They produce some of the best anxiety-ridden build-ups to melodic crescendos that I've ever heard within the genre, and they do it in a way that is unmistakably their own. A true shame they are now broken up.
The New York black metal scene has kind of always fallen under the shadow of its west coast counterpart, but it has an amazing array of worthwhile artists; Ordrhein being one of them. Featuring members of Castle of Purity, Atavism is buzzing, angry black metal with a surprising level of melodic depth. It's a release that could aid newcomers to raw black metal into the underground while easily pleasing longtime fans at the same time.
Watchers of Rule
Unearth are just fucking insane. As a band that still releases what is essentially mid-2000's melodic metalcore, they still manage to sound fresh and revitalizing in 2016. They've always been one of the more aggressive purveyors of the genre, but goddamn, my body was not ready for the intensity and aggression of this album. "Guard of Contagion" makes me want to break my fist on a brick wall.
Though still months away, I am already preparing for the excellence that will be Cara Neir's next full-length. Stagnant Perceptions was my first experience with the band and it remains to be my favorite release of theirs. The juxtaposition of screamo/black metal is done SO perfectly, and in a completely new and exciting way.
|hey, whatsup, hello|
|one of these is not like the others|
|yeah ordrhein is pretty out of place|
|agreed on 3. 8 was a very nice surprise when i first heard it many years ago. was expecting some meloblack or something|
|Ordrhein sounds awesome, will check hard.|
|If you like Abominable Putridity, you might enjoy Abnormity. Another one of the few good slam albums out there.|
|Sweet, I'll check them out. Thanks |
|Jamming 4 right now. I think I like it best out of their three records but honestly haven't jammed them all enough to say for sure.|
|The guitar and bass on Cum in Your Wound are just sadistic.|
|When that Cara Neir album finally gets released, bricks are gonna be shat.|
5 and 6 sound beautiful, will check.
|Definitely do, they are worth it. |
|3 is Godly. The last chorus in This is Absolution and the intro to My Curse are some of my favorite moments in music.|
|WE WILL NOT DIE THIS WAYYYY (THIS IS ABSOLUTIONNNN)|
|DEATH CLAIMS US NO MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE|
|Used to love KSE, need to dig em back out|
|that unearth album is fucking sick|
|m/ m / m/|