Your Tuesday just got a lot heavier thanks to Arizonian sludgemakers Sorxe and their monolithic debut, Surrounded By Shadows, which is officially out today. The nearly 60 minute behemoth erupts with earth-shaking, sludge-ridden grooves that feature tremendous low-end and infectious rock swagger. When the album isn’t churning out skull-caving riffs, its enveloping you in sprawling, ambient, Neurosis-esque passages that can be as haunting as they are tranquil. Sorxe have crafted an album that is extremely heavy but accessible as well. We at American Aftermath are proud to present to you Surrounded By Shadows in its entirety. Feel free to stream it after the break. The album can be purchased digitally through the band at this location.
Placentia, CA straight edge hardcore outfit Enough Said (featuring members of Twitching Tongues, Disgrace and Pocketknife) are currently streaming their long-awaited debut EP Heritage Day in full, the group’s first official release following demos in 2010 and 2013. Featuring five tracks composed of equal parts early New York hardcore and X-Claim! Records, Heritage Day is available now for order from Thick Skin Records and Fight ‘Em All Records and will see its official record release on September 6th at Fullerton’s Programme Skate & Sound alongside local peers Fury, Discrepancy and Forced Order alongside visiting Baltimore fiends, Mindset. Stream Heritage Day in full below, download it free here and purchase it from Fineprint Records here, Fight ‘Em All Records here or pick it up direct at the record release show.
9/6 – Mindset, Enough Said (Record Release Show), Forced Order, Fury and Discrepancy @ Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California
The new album from experimental act Blackwolfgoat, Drone Maintenance, can now be streamed in full over at Decibel. Despite the album’s title, Drone Maintenance is not strictly drone. The album is full of solo guitar work that combines elements of psychedelia, folk and others along with loud reverberating drones. The album is officially out today via Small Stone Recordings and you can get your copy at this location. Be sure to stream the record first over at Decibel.
Next week Yob will unleash the doomiest of doom in the form of their new album Clearing The Path to Ascend and if you haven’t been keeping up with the amazing new tracks the band has already released, then now is a great time to jump in. Clearing The Path To Ascend is streaming in full right now and you can hear it over on Pitchfork. Go check it out and be sure to pick it up when it’s released on September 2nd.
Code Orange have premiered their highly-anticipated new record, I Am King, over at Consequence of Sound. The album will officially be released on September 2nd via Deathwish, Inc. But for those of us who couldn’t wait any longer, Consequence of Sound is helping us satiate our appetites. The album is quite the contrast, for the most part, to the group’s previous efforts. I Am King shows a lot more straight-forward metal-influence and some emphasis on groove. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
Instrumental patients Set And Setting will be releasing their debut album A Vivid Memory next week and as a treat to everyone the world over, the band is currently streaming the album in full. I was hesitant to check out Set And Setting initially, but I quickly fell for the bands tremendous sound. You can check out the full stream of A Vivid Memory after the jump, courtesy of AV Club. Enjoy the beautiful sounds, son! Continue reading →
St. Louis crossover outfit Cross Examination have premiered their new EP, Dawn of the Dude, over at Decibel. The seven track, high octane release is out now via Organized Crime Records can be purchased here. If you like fast, drug induced party anthems, then you will love this EP to death. Head over to Decibel to check it out now.
Little Rock, AR death metal/doom unit and recent A389 Recordings signees Napalm Christ are streaming their debut self-titled LP in full, a complete Audiosiege Studios (responsible for the recent Left For Dead/Bloodlet/Gehenna A389 revived records) remaster of their ripping 2013 Demo. Revitalized, the record oozes with clarity in its old school Swedish and Finnish death metal grime and bludgeons in its familiar and competent demonstrations of the old school violence of American death. Stream the full record below, purchase the immediately available digital download here or pre-order the record in its various vinyl offerings here.
Chula Vista powerviolence/hardcore act Impulse have released their latest 7″ LP (no, really), Burning Points, for streaming and free download via their official bandcamp. Featuring seventeen tracks, of which seven have been pulled and re-recorded from their split earlier this year with local peers Sleep Walk, Burning Points sees the Chula Vista group experimenting with a more subtle production to compliment their chaotic style. Stream the album below and download it along with Impulse’s past releases free here.
The forthcoming 11th studio album from Opeth, Pale Communion, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Pitchfork. The album will officially be released through Roadrunner Records next Tuesday, August 26th. But I know Opeth fans cannot wait another minute to sink their fangs into progressive rock goodness, so head over to Pitchfork to satiate your cravings.
The band will also be embarking on a co-headlining tour with In Flames this December, with Red Fang to open. Those dates can be found below.
If you remember, earlier this month we premiered a rad new Acrania track and if you were digging that then you’ll be stoked to know that the band is currently streaming their new album Totalitarian Dystopia which was released today. The album is a brutal beatdown of vicious death metal and I adore it. Even if you didn’t check out the track we premiered, check out the album after the jump and bang yer hedz. Continue reading →
He Is Legend might be releasing the universal album of the year tomorrow and if you want to try it before you buy it, now is your chance. That’s right, He Is Legend is currently streaming their new album Heavy Fruit, which you can check out after the jump. It’s heavy, expansive and powerful from start to finish, so I highly suggest you click your ass on through and check this beast out. Enjoy. You’ll be glad you did. Continue reading →
Californian hardcore punks Punch have premiered their third full length album, They Don’t Have to Believe, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released through Deathwish on August 19th and pre-orders can still be obtained here. But if you can’t wait, then head over Noisey to stream this ferocious album now. It will, in the lamest of puns, punch you in the face. Check it out.
To keep up with the dooming, I am beyond stoked that Pallbearer are not only releasing an album soon, but they are currently streaming said album! That’s right, the Arkansan crushers of souls are currently streaming their new record Foundations Of Burden over on Pitchfork. So yeah, what are you still doing here? Go check out what could possibly be the greatest doom album of the year. Foundations will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.
Death metal horde Belphegor will be releasing their abysmally brutal new record Conjuring The Dead tomorrow and the band is currently streaming this aural beat-down right now. I have loved this band for a long time and I think they are in top form on Conjuring. Blackened death metal at its finest and definitely not for the meek. Check out the full stream after the jump. Continue reading →