Dollars don’t lie; these are the albums we bought this week (May 19th)
Posessed - Revelations of Oblivion
What to expect in a comeback album from the death metal progenitors? I couldn’t imagine, and I couldn’t resist, so I ordered the CD sight unseen (please set up a fucking bandcamp Nuclear Blast, you shits). The reality is a catchy, thrashy-death pile of headbanging fun. Might not rip the roof off of 2019, but there are tons of righteous riffs and Jeff Becerra turns in a fantastic King Fowley-style performance. Also, the CD case smells like a fresh cassette release from 1989, which adds an entirely appropriate bouquet.
Funereal Presence - Achatius
From a galaxy so far away that its only cosmic neighbors might be bands like Negative Plane
or Khthoniik Cerviiks
. Black metal? Dunno, don’t care. Feels like Angel Witch
on an infinite acid trip riding a blasphemous bolt of brilliant lightning. Take me please.
Slaves BC - 300 Dead Rapist Priests Floating at the Bottom of the Ocean
In response to revelations about the sheer number of Catholic Church sex crimes
in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh-based Slaves BC
have put out a single, 15-minute slice of blackened hell on Earth, channeling so much rage that the song almost threatens to tear itself apart. All proceeds from the bluntly named single go to RAINN
. Buy it, help people, and seethe all at once.
Lycanthrophy - Collection: 1998-2009
Collects all their splits & demos in one place. Sixty-eight tracks in fifty-eight minutes cuz that’s how grind rolls.
Spotlights - Love & Decay
So this sounds like early Jesu
meets mid-period Isis
with better vocals and a healthy Hum
influence. It doesn't even matter that there's maybe like one hook on this thing, because that aesthetic is tailor-made for people in their late 30s that don't want to admit that they're sick of metal (e.g., me) and Spotlights
fuckin nail it.
Rammstein - Rammstein
After nearly 10 years, Rammstein
is back with a Rammstein
record that sounds like Rammstein
. Listening to this band is like wearing sexy underwear at the gym: you probably shouldn't flaunt it, but privately, it makes you feel like a goddamnned PHYSICAL DYNAMO.
Idle Hands - Mana
Ever wonder if there's a parallel dimension where AFI
is a trad/power band that should be signed to Cruz del Sur? No?
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