STREAMING ROUND-UP: ENCRUST, MALEVOLENCE AND BEHOLD THE ACTOPUS
New music from Encrust, Malevolence and Behold the Arctopus! Our spiffy take and linky dinks after the jump:
Up-and-coming Chicago sludge-n-roll monsters Encrust — who are appearing at our CMJ Showcase on October 18th in NYC alongside Pig Destroyer, KEN Mode and Early Graves — will release their new album From Birth to Soil tomorrow. Formerly known as Hunters, Encrust’s southern-fried riffs, Entombed-style death n’ roll and burly mountain man vocals are sure to please fans of Corrosion of Conformity and old Mastodon alike. We exclusively premiered album-opener “Predatory Skin” here on MS last month, and now’s your chance to hear the full album on Noisecreep so don’t blow it, mister.
Portuguese metallers Malevolence have a new album called Antithetical on the horizon, their first in 13 years, and Decibel is hosting the first track to be released from that album, “Slithering.” dB writer Dan Lake’s description of the band as “melodic brutal tech death” is as good as you’re gonna get, as is his commendable SparkNotes-like summary of guitarist/vocalist Carlos Cariano’s rambling interview answers. Headbang here.
The ellipsis-liberated lads in Behold The Arctopus have released “Horrorsentience” to Invisible Oranges, the second track to be made public from their forthcoming new album Horrorscension (stream the first, “Disintegore,” here). It sounds like you’d expect a Behold The Arctopus song to sound, skronks, weedily-dos, head-spinning drum fills and all. Headbang here as you marvel at the best band photo of 2012 below (do both at the same time for desired effect). Horrorscension comes out on October 23rd via Black Market Activities and can be pre-ordered here.