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Shit That Comes Out Today: September 6th, 2019

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It is Friday, my dudes. Whatever that means to you — whether it’s an excuse to get hammered, maybe the start of a much-needed weekend getaway, or even if it’s just another day of benign existence — we’ve got a compendium of the latest heavy tunes to keep you going.

Kayo Dot
Blasphemy (Prophecy)
Listen “Blasphemy: A Prophecy

Sculpted from the legendary remains of Maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot have explored a pretty broad sonic territory throughout their years together. From experimental electro-pop to avant-goth doom metal, it’s always a treat to hear just what kind of aural delights the creative genii have in store. Their latest, Blasphemy, takes a nose dive into post-rock land and polishes it up with surreal vocal harmonies and ethereal, textured art-house aesthetics. Mystical themes permeate the record, drawn from an allegorical story by collaborator and former Maudlin of the Well member Jason Byron. “It explores greed, especially politically, and surrounds three characters on their search for treasures; only to be destroyed by the very treasure they sought – a sleeping girl with terrible power named Blasphemy.

Gurt 
Bongs of Praise (self-released)
Listen “Rolling Stoned

It doesn’t get much better than good ol’ fashined weed smoking music. “This is not doom. This is not sludge. This is Gurt.” Smoke-laced riffs are tinged with blues and southern sludge vibes for all your blazing needs, so light one up and lose yourself in the fuzz. . . then, get a load of that fucking cover art. I’m dying.

Krallice
Rot And Waste Live (self-released) (out 9/5)
Full Album Stream

If you’ve never experienced the thrill of Krallice’s live performance, then you’re missing out and this is as close as you’re gonna get. They are by far the tightest, most well-rehearsed band I’ve seen in my life (though if they did fuck up, I’d be none the wiser), and as far as I know, this is the first collection of live material they’ve ever released. Rot And Waste features various recordings from shows in their home base of NYC from 2009-2012, and while there’s only 4 tracks, it still clocks in at almost an hour. You know how it be.

V.I.T.R.I.O.L
To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice (Century Media)
Listen “Crowned in Retaliation

With all the hype this band has getting, I would’ve never thought that their debut just came out today. To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice is next-level ripshit, and the hype is well deserved. Portland’s newest death-dealers Vitriol fuse breakneck technicality with unbearable heavyness in a way that’s entirely their own, brute forcing its way into your consciousness with monstrous, bombastic finesse.

Mizmor
Cairn (Gilead)
Listen “Cairn to God

The mighty Mizmor returns! The lone ranger behind the project, A.L.N., changed the face of modern metal in 2016 with the monumental Yodh, and his third full-length Cairn smashes the piss out of his previous efforts on all fronts. Intoxicating blackened doom presents an honest, harrowing narrative of its creator as he comes to terms with losing faith in God, peering into the abyss of his own existence and re-examining everything he’s ever known. One of the finest albums released this year, it’s quite bleak, but at its most philosophical points has a bittersweet and humbling edge: “Absurdity is pain and beauty.”

OTHER SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY

Black Cilice – Transfixion of Spirits (Iron Bonehead) listen
Black Star Riders – Another State Of Grace (Nuclear Blast) listen
Cognizance – Malignant Dominion (Prosthetic) listen
Cropsy Maniac – Carnage (Horror Pain Gore Death) listen
Disillusion – The Liberation (Prophecy) listen
Drugs Of Faith – Decay EP (Selfmadegod) listen
The Ember, The Ash – Consciousness Torn from the Void (Avantgarde) listen
Ethereal Riffian – Legends (Robustfellow) listen
Foscor – Els Sepulcres Blancs (Season of Mist) listen
Liv Sin – Burning Sermons (Despotz) listen
Noekk – Waltzing in Obscurity (Prophecy) listen
Omophagia – 646965 (Unique Leader) listen
RottenDawn – Occult (Saturnal) listen
Slaughtbbath – Alchemical Warfare (Hells Headbangers) listen
Sleeping Ancient – There Is No Truth But Death (Viridian Flame) listen
Sleeping With Sirens – How It Feels To Be Lost (Sumerian) listen
Slutvomit – Copulation Of Cloven Hooves (Invictus) listen
Sonata Arctica – Talviyö (Nuclear Blast) listen
Undergang – Ufrivillig donation af vitale organer (Dark Descent) listen
Year Of The Goat – Novis Orbis Terrarum Ordinis (Napalm) listen

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