Towers, ‘apocalyptic sludge’ from Portland, sends you straight to hell with their new track, Hell. It’s a clusterfuck of unorthodox riffs and sounds. It’s still somehow listenable and catchy though. I mean this sounds like the most muddy and atrocious thing ever, yet it’s obnoxiously groovy and fun too. The duo create a dreadful atmosphere with just a bass guitar and drums, so you’re in for a treat. Click here to stream the track.
The Canadian/Swedish doom brigade Culted released their new album a few days ago and they are currently streaming this incredible new release over on CVLT Nation. This album is one of the rawest, bleakest releases I’ve heard in a while and it should definitely be on everyone’s radar. Check out a track after the jump and then head over to CVLT Nation to listen to the beast in full. Continue reading
Holy shit. What happens when you mix Magrudergrind and Mutilation Rites? Yeah, not what I thought either. Ruine is purely evil, crushing–nay devastating–sludgy doom metal. I mean, this is fucking mean. This isn’t what I expected to hear from the members of these bands but I am beyond stoked to hear what else Ruine has to offer. The band will be releasing their Winter 2014 demo soon enough with a full LP to follow.
They have just unleashed the first song from their demo titled “Regression” and you have got to hear this. Click on over after the jump to stream this beast. Continue reading
Arizonian sludge metal outfit Godhunter have premiered a new track from their pending full length, City of Dust, over at Decibel. The new track is entitled “Brushfires” and it is five minutes of juicy low end and monolithic riffs. Don’t you dare put this fire out! The band comments on the track’s intent by saying:
This song is about the Yarnell Hill Fire that took the lives of 19 firefighters in Arizona in 2013, but it is also about the well being of our state. In recent years, Arizona has been embroiled in divisive politics that have not only exposed a deep seeded unrest, but also a denial of climate science, logic, and common decency. It is our hope that something positive will emerge from this and other related tragedies.
City of Dust will be released on February 18th. Pre-orders can be purchased here.
Earlier this week, label Cricket Cemetery revealed teaser tracks and plans for a two-pronged assault between two of my favorite entries in the former Cryptic Passages column, Pittsburgh grinders Purge. and the Full Of Hell-affiliated Ocean City slashers Jarhead Fertilizer. To say the least, the devastating initial results show both groups have stepped up their game hard. From their sludgier origins, Jarhead Fertilizer have undergone a huge stylistic change for the better, embracing more grindiness, speed and rhythmic variety, while the solid Purge. are continually increasing the aggression and impact of their Discordance Axis meets Disembodied grind assault. Listen and decide for yourself with both teaser tracks streamable below via Cricket Cemetery’s bandcamp and an additional two tracks also streamable below as background music via a video tour promo detailing an upcoming mini-tour between the two which will span January 10th through the 12th. Follow Cricket Cemetery on Facebook here for further announcements. Continue reading
My good friends and heavy rockers Captain Overboard–Radio Earth!, over the holiday break, released their debut music video for the title track off of their most recent record Waiting Oblivion. I really dig what the guys have done on this record and the video is very well put together. Although it is a performance video, it tells a story and sticks to it. Check out the video after the jump and be sure to download Captain Overboard‘s new album Waiting Oblivion over on their Bandcamp. Continue reading
Long running sludge/doom outfit Indian are ringing in the new year’s gloom just right with the premiere of a new track entitled “Directional”, off of their long-awaited and upcoming fifth full length LP, From All Purity. Currently streaming exclusively over at Invisible Oranges HQ, “Directional” is a six minute trudging journey into hypnotic bleakness with rolling doom riffs canvassed across a sea of piercing power electronics and amongst some of the group’s most scathing vocal recordings to date. Drone out to the new buzz here, check out the first tease “Rhetoric Of No” here, and pre-order From All Purity via Relapse Records here.
The record hits North American shores the 21st of January, Germany/Benelux/Finland on the 17th and the rest of the world on the 20th.
Canadian heavy-hitters Bison (formerly Bison BC) have just unleashed one of the meanest, most powerful songs I have heard in a long time. This track is called “1,000 Needles” and it just premiered over on MetalSucks. The band also released a lengthy statement about what they’re doing now that they are not contracted to Metal Blade Records any more. You can read the first part of the statement after the jump and the rest over on Metalsucks. Continue reading
Chicago’s deviant doomsayers Indian have premiered a new track to desolate your entire day. This new track is the six-minute, blood-soaked beast “Rhetoric of No”; a track that will appear on the group’s forthcoming album From All Purity. You can stream this fine slab of malevolent sludgy goodness after the break.
From All Purity will be released through Relapse Records on January 21st in North America, 17th in Germany/Benelux/Finland, and the UK and everywhere else on the 20th. Pre-orders can be sought after here.
Remember that rad Kowloon Walled City cover of Godflesh‘s “Anthem” that Lane posted about? Well, as you know that was part of a two-song split 7″ between Kowloon and Batillus. I bring up this fact because now Batillus is streaming their side of the split, a cover of Ministry‘s “Lava.”
I think this cover is pretty rad and it blows the hell out of Limp Bizkit‘s recent Ministry ”cover“. Like Kowloon‘s cover which featured Batillus‘ vocalist Fade Kainer, this cover features Kowloon‘s Scott Evans. Check out the cover of “Lava” over here on Metalsucks and peep the original after the jump. Continue reading
Radical post-rocking sludge heathens Intronaut released a stunning album earlier this year under the title Habitual Levitation and while a lot of the songs are memorable, my favorite track is probably the brilliantly-crafted “Harmonomicon.” Lucky for me (and for you), Intronaut has just released their new music video for that track! The video is beautiful and entrancing. Check it out after the jump and be sure to grab Habitual Levitation. Continue reading
Do you feel like listening to some delightfully destructive sludge and doom this evening? If so, I have a nice little treat for you. GunShyAssassin is providing an exclusive stream of the new Godhunter/Anakim split 7″ for your enjoyment. The 7″ is comprised of Godhunter’s sludge ridden “Vulture’s Wake” and Anakim’s slow-brewing doom-laden “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs”. The 7″ can be purchased at this location for those interested. Head over to GunShyAssassin to check it out now.
Godhunter’s debut full length, City of Dust, will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
I Exist are a new band for me and they’re an interesting one at that. This band blends together sludgy doom-laden riffs with hardcore and they do so very well. The band will release their new album early next month and they have unveiled a new track titled “Sorrow On Hill 105″ which comes off of the bands latest album From Darkness.
This track is a Sabbath bastard if I’ve ever heard one and it’s amazing. You can check out the track after the jump. Continue reading