Sh*t That Comes Out Today – July 21, 2023
Don’t mind me—just reading up on the stoned ape theory so that I can understand this Outer Heaven record better. Listen to more death metal!
The Age of the Offended (Nuclear Blast)
’80s stalwarts Cadaver, most notably featuring Megadeth skinsman Dirk Verbeuren behind the kit, dedicate their sixth record to The Age of the Offended. At their rotten core, Cadaver are playing death metal but there’s a real rock ‘n’ roll vibe here; if you’re a fan of Carcass‘ death metal entries, you’ll have something to sink your teeth into. Also, check out that stunning collage cover art by artist Fleshflies—really catches the attention. Read our full review.
Panic Prayer (Listenable Insanity)
Formed by current and former members of Massacre, Death and far too many other death metal bands to name, Inhuman Condition‘s Panic Prayer is old-school death metal by old-school death metal musicians. Panic Prayer features three original songs, a Blue Öyster Cult cover and four live tracks. If you’re tired of the old-school death metal boom, you can pass this one by. If you’re still voraciously consuming the stuff, eat your vitamins and say your Panic Prayer.
Prosaic (Profound Lore)
One-man funeral doom luminary Mizmor has once again delivered a weighty, moving slab of funeral doom and black metal. Prosaic confirms that sonic architect ALN is a master of capture-and-release style songwriting, letting the doom sections drone on, building tension until he releases it in a burst of raw(-ish) black metal. At only 46 minutes, Prosaic is the shortest Mizmor release by a significant margin, an enjoyable feature from an artist whose albums generally require an hour or longer to take in. Read our full review.
Infinite Psychic Depths (Relapse)
Unlike the aforementioned Inhuman Condition release, Outer Heaven use Infinite Psychic Depths to plumb the depths of what death metal for new, slimy secrets. Building on the concepts outlined on their first album, Realms of Eternal Decay, Outer Heaven are influenced by just about every notable and not-so-notable death metal band and scene of the last 40 years. There’s ripping old-school death metal, flashes of melody, crawling death/doom and even brutal death metal here, and it’s all packaged extremely well. The record ends with the beginning of Realms juxtaposed with the heartbeat of vocalist Austin Haines’ daughter, which really drives home how far Outer Heaven have come since releasing Realms in 2018.
The Zenith Passage
Datalysium (Metal Blade)
Datalysium is the third kind of death metal release you’ll get today. Still peddling technical/progressive death metal in the same style as bands like The Faceless (with much less drama surrounding them), The Zenith Passage—featuring a totally different lineup—strive to keep things fresh and avoid a sophomore slump, especially given that it’s been seven years since the LA-based crew dropped debut album Solipsist. Fans of The Faceless, Archspire and even later-era Job for a Cowboy should have a field day with Datalysium, especially when main man Justin McKinney lets the songs breathe. The Zenith Passage haven’t lost a step between albums.
Other Shit That Comes Out Today:
Ageless Summoning, Corrupting The Entempled Plane (Dark Descent) Listen
Ancestral Blood, Forgotten Myths and Legends – Chapter 1 (Wormholedeath) Listen
Cultist, Slow Suicide (Facedown) Listen
Greta Van Fleet, Starcatcher (Lava/Republic) Listen
Johnny Booth, Moments Elsewhere (Booth) Listen
Oxbow, Love’s Holiday (Ipecac) Listen
Restraining Order, Locked in Time (Triple B) Listen
Saint Agnes, Bloodsuckers (Spinefarm) Listen
Somnuri, Desiderium (MNRK Heavy) Listen
Thunder Horse, After the Fall (Ripple) Listen
Voivod, Morgöth Tales (Century Media) Listen
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Enslaved – Heimvegen (12-episode series)
Unleash the power of Enslaved with “Heimvegen”! Brace yourself for a captivating 12-part series that delves into the extraordinary history of the band. Join us on an epic metal odyssey as we uncover the secrets, triumphs, and evolution of Enslaved. Stream it now on Thunderflix!
Alice Cooper – Live From The Astroturf” (Documentary & Concert)
Experience the incredible reunion of Alice Cooper’s original lineup in “Live From The Astroturf”! This epic concert film and documentary tells the unbelievable story of a record store owner who brought the band back together after 41 years. Witness their historic performance, captured with eight cameras. It’s a rock and roll event like no other, featuring Alice Cooper and his original bandmates. Stream it now on Thunderflix!
Myrath – Live In Carthage
Experience the explosive energy of Myrath’s “Live In Carthage” concert! Filmed in the historic city, this captivating performance showcases their unique fusion of progressive metal and Middle Eastern influences. Immerse yourself in their mesmerizing melodies and virtuosic musicianship. Stream it now on Thunderflix!
Stratovarius – Under Flaming Winter Skies
Get ready to have your face melted by the fiery metal madness of Stratovarius. Join the epic journey through soaring melodies, blistering solos, and epic riffs that will leave you headbanging in a winter storm of metal mayhem. Stream it now on Thunderflix.
Tarja – Act II
Experience the enchanting talent of Tarja in ‘Act II’! This captivating release captures the influential heavy rock singer’s symphonic metal journey. Filmed during her world tour ‘The Shadow Shows’, ‘Act II’ showcases an intimate 75-minute set at London’s iconic Metropolis Studio and a breathtaking performance in Milan. Join Tarja on an unforgettable musical adventure filled with her unparalleled vocals and theatrical rock style. Dive into the magic of ‘Act II’ with unreleased interviews and photo galleries. Don’t miss this extraordinary release on Thunderflix!