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Shit That Comes Out Today: April 5th, 2019

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So I just had this incredible idea for the next big crustacean-themed metal project, and it turns out that the name I came up with may be the only unclaimed one-word band name in existence. Which means I’ve gotta act quick. Hopefully, the fact that I’m putting this in writing for the world to see will mean that my divine inspiration will actually come to fruition… but only time will tell. Stay tuned.

Drudkh
Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian (Season of Mist)
Listen “Autumn In Sepia

Before you get too erect, be warned that there’s no new brand music to be found here. However, unless you’re a ultra-nerd connoisseur of Drudkh’s physical releases, many of these tracks will be a fresh listen. Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian is a compilation of material from Drudkh’s split albums with Hades Almighty, Grift, and Paysage d’Hiver, several of which were only released on vinyl until now. If yourey craving a one-stop compendium of some of Ukraine’s finest poetry set to metal, this album will be a treat.

Wormwitch
Heaven That Dwells Within (Prosthetic)
FFO Black Breath, Cloak
Listen “Dancing In The Ashes

The riffs that dwell within Wormwitch’s sophomore album can’t be praised enough. The Canadian bards fuse the ripping adrenaline of traditional heavy metal with the  desolation of black metal and just a touch of crust, giving way to a sound that, while not terribly unique, is still welcome and refreshing amongst the swarms avant-garde cryptic bedroom projects coming from all corners of the internet. This black-‘n-roll entity is super fucking catchy, and did I mention that the riffs are out-of-this-world? Oh yeah, I did. I’ll be catching these guys tomorrow night with Uada and Arkheron Thodol, and if you’re lucky, they’ll be playing somewhere near you during the tour, too!

Waste of Space Orchestra
Syntheosis (Svart)
FFO Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising, Imperial Triumphant
Listen “Wake Up The Possessor

Last year at Roadburn, members of Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising were commissioned to give the face-melting performance of the century. This ten-member collective, going by the name of Waste of Space Orchestra, hit the studio after the event to give their musical chemistry some permanence, resulting in the stunningly bizarre masterwork Syntheosis. Dense, cerebral layers flow freely within the psychedelic ether, transcending expectations and keeping listeners immersed throughout the journey. I sincerely hope this will be more than a one time deal, ‘cuz this sonic circus is blowing me away with its next-level fuckery.

Periphery
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN (3-DOT)
Full Album Stream

That’s not a typo. I wish it was. The title of Periphery’s latest record has me asking myself all sorts of questions, such as: Who is Stan — is it Stan Lee, or maybe Stan Marsh? Why should I hail him? Am I gonna be able to force myself to like Periphery this time around? Well, I’ll admit that I have yet to give HAIL STAN a proper listen. I’ve just skipped to 15 or so random points throughout, about one-third of which were really awesome, and the rest just as shitty as ever. This band sure knows how fuck up otherwise great music. Okay, moving right along…

Crowhurst
III (Prophecy)
FFO Maurice de Jong, Tetragrammacide, Danzig
Listen “I Will Carry You To Hell

Allow me to preface with how much I adore this album art. It’s abstract, off-putting, yet weirdly beautiful — and the same could be said for the contents found within. While all of Crowhurst’s catalogue lies on the jarring end of things, III forgoes some of the usual harsh noise in favor of more, well, metal. That’s what we’re here for, right? Members of Converge, Primitive Man, Sol Invictus, and more play a part in bringing brain-father Jay Gambit’s latest creative vision to life, crafting a collaborative quest into the tormented psyche of the universe. Introspective and hauntingly artistic, the culmination of Crowhurst’s three-album-cycle also feels like a beacon to everything that Gambit has achieved thus far. I’m definitely fond of his solo stuff,  but I also dig the result of the collaborative approach and hope to hear more of that from future Crowhurst.

OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

Polar Nova (Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast) listen
Town Portal Of Violence (Art As Catharsis) listen
Gloson Mara (Black Lion) listen
Suffering Hour Dwell EP (Blood Harvest) listen
Isotope Isotope  (Carbonized) listen
Latitudes Part Island (Debemur Morti) listen
Cultic High Command (Eleventh Key) listen
Cirith Gorgor Sovereign (Hammerheart) listen
Godhead Machinery Aligned to the Grid (Inverse) listen
LASTER Het Wassen Oog (Napalm) listen
AntropomorphiA Merciless Savagery (Metal Blade) listen
Exumer Hostile Defiance (Metal Blade) listen
Oltretomba The Horror – Figure del terrore (Moribund) listen
Sworn Enemy Gamechanger (M-Theory) listen
Eluveitie Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast) listen
Enterprise Earth Luciferous (One Music) listen
Faminehill Ascend (Famined) listen
Parallel Minds Every Hour Wounds​.​.​. The Last One Kills (Pitch Black) listen
Lightfold Deathwalkers (Pitch Black) listen
Hellripper Black Arts & Alchemy (Reaper) listen
Critical Extravasation Morbid Existence (Redefining Darkness) listen
Cities of Mars The Horologist (Ripple) listen
1349 Dødskamp EP (Season of Mist) listen
Decoherence Decoherence (Sentient Ruin) listen
SHVPES Greater Than (Spinefarm) listen
Ceremony of Silence Oútis (Willowtip) listen
Caecus A Parting Current (self-released) listen

SHIT THAT COMES OUT AGAIN TODAY

Lik Mass Funeral Evocation (Metal Blade) listen
Nirvana Live At The Paramount (Vinyl) (Interscope/Geffen/A&M) listen
Orange 9mm Driver Not Included (Vinyl) (Music On Vinyl) listen
Within Temptation The Silent Force (Vinyl) (Music On Vinyl) listen
Necrodeath Defragments of Insanity (Scarlet) listen

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