I was going to try to find some humorous quote about heat, but it’s really frustratingly hot. Here are this week’s new releases, which won’t beat the heat, but might help with the frustration.
eternal gray (foggy season)
eternal gray, from the mysterious metal trio Deathwhite, brings the heavy, jarring emotions that take listeners on a doom-laden journey. It’s like a dark and grim fantasy, with blast beats and death metal interludes that twist and shift perceptions. If you are looking for melancholic background music to accompany your dreams, this is an excellent option.
liminal rite (Metallic Sheet)
A mental fusion of deathcore, shoegaze, post-metal, ambient music and more; Kardashev’s second feature film (and I mean it) complete duration) album Liminal Rite it’s one hell of a ride. At 59 minutes, no one will ever tell these guys that their album wasn’t long enough. Interspersed with the spoken word and conveying the tormented history of memory loss and nostalgia, this album is a gripping and somber listen from start to finish.
i hate uber alles (Nuclear explotion)
When you’ve been making music for as long as Kreator, it’s reasonable to assume that you’re probably dealing with a constant combination of what you know very well and terrible tedium when it comes to songwriting. Few things illustrate this better than Kreator’s latest album, I hate Uber Alles. After delivering their trademark frenetic thrash in the first half, they take a sharp turn into more experimental parts that might catch you off guard. Luckily, I was here to tell you, so you could get ready to listen to the entire album before ripping it in half.
Fisting Plugs EP (foggy season)
Fist in the sockets, a tantalizing teaser from brutal death metal outfit Severe Torture, hints at what we hope will be more ferocious and surprising musical carnage to come. After a 12-year hiatus, these three songs offer some truly vicious guitars and raging vocals that will keep us on our toes and ready for whatever comes next. Fortunately, only death is real.
Other shit coming out today:
survivors Attempt, educated hips EP (Iodine) Listen
billy Howerdel, normal was (Alchemy/Rise) Listen
bloody heels, rotten romance (Borders) Listen
dejected, Hold (Nuclear explosion) Listen
dragged under, vertical animals (Pet) Listen
Grace, Expect (Borders) Listen
Heart attack, Negative Sun (atomic fire) Listen
miguel monroe, I live too fast to die young (Silver lining) Listen
mood, Astronomer (UNFD) Listen
motionless in white, scoring the end of the world (roadrunner) listen
seventh Wonder, the testament (Borders) Listen
the tangent, hard shoulder songs (InsideOut) Listen
venus 5, venus 5 (Borders) Listen
Compass Rose, war front (Napalm) Listen
Yatra, born in chaos (Prosthesis) Listen