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SH*T THAT COMES OUT TODAY: OCTOBER 16, 2012 NSFW

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Illdisposed
Sense The Darkness (Massacre)
On a playlist with: Callenish Circle, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn
Listen “Eyes Popping Out” (here)

Illdisposed, at this point in their career, are what you might call a “veteran” death metal band of some sort. The Danish fivepiece, despite weathering countless lineup changes and long dry spells in the release department, has trucked along and kept the groovy, melodic, and punishing amplitudes a-flowin’ since 91. Their 8th album, Sense The Darkness, continues their hearty mission with a beefy, modern sound that still shows no signs of indie folk pandering or fashionable synth pop trendiness. Not a groundbreaking release, but a very solid one and if vocalist Bo Summer’s crazy low snarl doesn’t put hair on your woefully bare nads, you probably got them lasered, you sicko!

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The HAARP Machine
Disclosure (Sumerian)
On a playlist with: The Faceless’s Autotheist, Scar Symmetry (pre-weird 2 singers phase), Haunted Shores
Listen “Pleiadian Keys” (here)

If you’re suffering from “djent-lag” and can’t bear another toontrack-sponsored, pre-amped, bedroom-project metal band, you may want to make one more exception to your current listening. Not quite djent despite sounding well at home on the Sumerian roster, The HAARP Machine  still manages to deliver a very memorable debut album and a strong first impression with it. Al Mu’min (THM’s own “Bulb”) writes concise and technically impressive tunes kissed with some neat Eastern flourishes and space for vocalist Mike Semesky to blow minds.

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Mournful Congregation
The June Frost (2009) (20 Buck Spin)
The Monad Of Creation (2005) (20 Buck Spin)
Tears From A Grieving Heart (1999) (20 Buck Spin)
On a playlist with: Skepticism, Esoteric, Swallow the Sun
Listen The June Frost full stream (here)
Listen The Monad Of Creation full stream (here)
Listen Tears From A Grieving Heart full stream (here)

In the same way you were confounded by the band name Legacy Of Disorder (???), prepare to find yourself a little puzzled by Australian funeral doomers Mournful Congregation. Who would join a Mournful Congregation? Why not one of those super fun churches with singing and dancing? I guess if you reaaaalllly love being miserable then who knows; after all, Mournful Congregation plays long, weighty music that I usually can’t find the patience to appreciate, but these dour dudes have a great ear for melody and atmosphere anyway.

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No Bragging Rights
Cycles (eOne/Good Fight)
On a playlist with: Stick to Your Guns, It Prevails, Alexisonfire
Listen “Legacy” (here) “Repeater” (here) “Hope Theory” (here)

If any of you guys get Lydian scale hard-ons like I do, and dig catchy, heart-wrenchingly hopeful hardcore every now and then, then here’s No Bragging Rights. Cycles is a great release and while its style present isn’t mindblowing, it has one of the best balances of aggression and non-corny clean melody I’ve heard in a while.

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Broken Edge
Kaos/Fear (Perris)
On a playlist with: Scarpoint, Ektomorf, Mencea
Listen “Dead Again” (here)

It’s kind of funny that many Americans view French culture as snobby or sissy when their metal is some of the hairiest, sweatiest stuff on the streets. Gojira, Hacride, Om Mani, and Non Eryn Dae make the average American core band look like crepe-eating pansies that dine with forks and knifes. And Broken Edge carries on such a standard of grimy “fuck you and your tight jeans” metal with Kaos/Fear. Obviously indebted to likes of Meshuggah, Pantera, and Sepultura, its no-frills heaviness and confidence result in this blistering affair.

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Yakuza
Beyul (Profound Lore)
On a playlist with: Isis’s In the Absence of Truth, Mastodon’s Crack the Skye, Baroness’s Red Album
Listen Beyul full stream (here)
Read Mad Sourman MetalSucks review (here)

I loved Yakuza’s 2007 album Transmutations and its neat blend of styes that really hadn’t been explored then. Their next outing, Of Seismic Consequence, seemed to veer away from its crushing post-metal/alternative vibes and toward a trendier Mastodon-influenced destination. Now their third album doesn’t necessarily see them reclaiming that early crunch (vocalist Bruce Lamont hardly screams at all on Beyul), their edginess has returned and is smartly woven into Consequence‘s beard-ier fabric. Works for me!

 

OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

Aeges “Southern Comfort/Stars” 7″ (The Mylene Sheath) listen
Buried In Verona Notorious (Artery) listen
Crowned Vacuous Spectral Silence (Seance) listen read
»Darsombra Climax Community (Exile On Mainstream) listen
Dethklok Deathalbum III (Williams Street) listen
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos (Reprise) listen
Paul Gilbert Vibrato (Shrapnel) listen
Heartist Nothing You Didn’t Deserve EP (Roadrunner) listen
Hibria Blinded By Tokyo: Live In Japan CD/DVD (Cleopatra) watch
»In Fear And Faith In Fear And Faith (Rise) listen
Indesinence Vessels Of Light And Decay (Profound Lore) listen read
My Dying Bride A Map Of Our Failures (Peaceville) listen
Obelyskkh White Lightnin’ (Exile On Mainstream) listen
¤Pandaemonium The Last Prayer (Perris) listen
Soulspell Hollow’s Gathering (Inner Wound) listen
Tarantula Spiral Of Fear (2010) (Perris) listen
That’s Outrageous! Psycho (InVogue) listen
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-BS

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