timh666 (Gwent Stefani)
Saw these guys in Brooklyn two years ago and they killed. That was the first time I had heard of these guys and been a huge fan ever since. Amazing vocals, sick guitar solos, old school DM with a slightly modern twist which I find only adds to their complex sound. Solid album!
Favorite track: Siderea.
Among the leaders of the New Wave of Old-School Death Metal movement, Horrendous raised the bar last year with the release of their sophomore album, Ecdysis. The critically-acclaimed album was considered by many to be one of the year’s most impressive releases. Decibel Magazine ranked Ecdysis 3rd on their ‘Best of 2014′ list and Fenriz listed the album among his favorites of the year. A year later, Horrendous have once again set a new standard for death metal with Anareta, an eight-track offering of highly-evolved and intense OSDM.
The band had this to say about Anareta: “We are all very proud of the album and feel it is our best work to date. While our composition process has always been spread out over several separated writing-specific sessions, one thing that separates Anareta from our past work is our recording process. We recorded all the songs over one continuous period (the recording sessions for The Chills and Ecdysis were more spread out)–Matt and Jamie stayed at Damian’s house/studio for weeks on end and the three of us lived, breathed and dreamed of nothing but the album during that time. It was our entire lives for over a month (two months if you include the mixing and mastering stage), and we think this complete dedication to the record is one of the factors that really made it turn out so well. There was a lot of magic in the air once we finished the foundation of the record, and each day we built off of the prior day’s creative energies and inspirations until it bloomed into something immense.”
Polish Black Metal band Mgła takes you musically into a dark world where everything is doomed in utter bleakness. Filled with misanthropic and nihilistic lyrics, the listener will imagine what it means on the issues of society as a whole. the-cool-fox
Don’t be fooled by the name making mere reference to a form of Metal that is not being celebrated here. Also, try not to put too much importance on the ridiculous song titles. This is serious stuff we’re dealing with here. Atmospheric progressive Death Metal meets black opera, meets intelligent lyrics about a dying earth and human scum. This record keeps spinning in my player for months now and I don’t grow tired of its daring take on brutality. May the slimy goddess be with you! Mohemian