Looking for new music? We got you. Here are four bands to check out, from the haunting ambiance of Arepo, to the riot grrrl…
How is it humanly possible for a band’s best output to come 15 albums in? Well, if you’re legendary death metal act Cannibal Corpse, you expect nothing…
The reason it’s such a successful record is not because it pulls at my nostalgic heart strings but how it takes a known playbook at messes with it. As someone who literally grew up with this music, it’s a huge credit to Wristmeetrazor that I am constantly, wonderfully surprised from track to track.
Thankfully, The Impassable Horizon manages to find the perfect balance of sweetness (prog), spice (tech), and umami (groove), resulting in a record that at least equals, if not surpasses, a lot of their clear influences.
Ultimately, the only aspect of the band’s relative youth that’s pertinent is this – if this is what they can do before they can legally drink, the sky is the limit for Worm Shepherd.
So that’s where we are with Perturbator, an artist who refuses to be confined by artificial genre limits or labels. If you’re worried that Lustful Sacraments will be a letdown compared to The Uncanny Valley, go in with an open mind, and you’ll be rewarded with some of the heaviest, most haunting electronic music of the year.
Just take a listen to the title track to appreciate how much bloody fun Stormruler are clearly having in making this music. Too often, black metal bands take themselves so seriously and refuse to acknowledge how fun metal is. That ain’t a problem here, folks.
This is a record meant to be savored, not devoured. All Occupied by Sole Death is tiramisu or chocolate mousse, not a 99 cent ice cream cone. Savor the flavors, man.