Shit That Comes Out Today: May 3rd, 2019
Greetings from Yellowstone National Park! For the next few weeks, I’ll be reporting to you from the heart of the world’s favorite supervolcano… if I don’t get eaten by a bear, or fall into a geyser, or spend the rest of my life living off the land once I realize that society is a lie. If you happen to be visiting the Old Faithful Lodge anytime soon, let’s have a beer or six and talk about shitty music!
Berserker (Metal Blade)
Listen “Raven’s Flight”
I don’t think I need to get too in-depth here; we all know what Amon Amarth are about. Hammers. Vengeance. Hellfire. Odin. The whole nine yards.
Endless Spiritual Embodiment (Bloody Mountain)
FFO Valdur, Blasphemy
Full Album Stream
Descend into the sepulchre. Surrender yourself to all-encompassing dread that emits from the void. Or, worse, submit to an entire lifetime of describing chaotic one-man blackened death projects with words like Lovecraftian, abyssal, mind-shattering, and totally not trendy. Don’t get me wrong — Endless Spiritual Embodiment is super sick. But it probably won’t fragment your psyche the way Baby’s First Cosmic Black Metal Album™ did back in the day.
Ofidians Manifest (Indie)
Classic Norwegian heavyweights Kampfar have been experiencing a bit of career turbulence lately, winning the Norwegian Spellemann “Best Metal Act” award in 2015 for that year’s Profane, then deciding to call it quits not even two years later. Apparently the move to split was just a prank, though, ‘cuz their brand new record hits the shelves today. Bundle up for a frostbitten trek into the Scandinavian Highlands, but be prepared for some twists and turns towards other genres (including pagan folk, goth rock, and electronica).
Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence (Agonia) listen
Listen “Mind Asylum”
Take a trip back in time and get down to the roots of one of tech-death’s most powerful, long-standing acts. Why they didn’t name it Origin’s Origins, I’ll never know, but Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence is also a suitably dope title. The album features resurrections of some of Origin’s earliest takes, many of which were created before they were even an official band. The 1991-1996 material was re-recorded by founding member Paul Ryan on all instruments, so it’s about as authentic as it gets.
Cepheide / Time Lurker
Lucide (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)
Full Album Stream
Okay, who said France gets to have all the talent? Save some for the rest of us, geez. This new split from two fairly new French bands, Cepheide and Time Lurker, features only the most exquisite songwriting and musicality (though I’ve come to expect nothing less from the label, Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions). The sprawling atmo-black splendor gives room for both dreamlike euphoria and menacing chimeras, gradually absorbing the listener into its dimension until no semblance of human remains.
OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
Archivist Triumvirate (Alerta Antifascista) listen
Skaldic Curse Devourer (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) listen
The Howling Void Bleak and Everlasting (Avantgarde) listen
Body Harvest Parasitic Slavery (Comatose) listen
Pa Vesh En Cryptic Rites of Necromancy (Iron Bonehead) listen
Amygdala Our Voices Will Soar Forever (Prosthetic) listen
Appalling Inverted Realm (Redefining Darkness) listen
Ringworm Death Becomes My Voice (elapse) listen
Fury Failed Entertainment (Run For Cover) listen
Elegiac Thirst for Vengeance (Sacrificial Sounds) listen
Stellar Master Elite Hologram Temple (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork) listen
Sleep Talk Everything In Colour (UNFD) listen
Osiah Kingdom of Lies (Unique Leader) listen
Disparager Existential Dread (self-released) listen
Silver Snakes Death and The Moon (Evil Ink Records) listen