Five years after they offered their first glimpse of Mathematics with “The Size of Matter”, Watchtower, one of the first technical metal bands, have published three new songs on CD Baby, available for 99 cents each.
Arguments Against Design, Technology Inaction and M-Theory Overture follow in the footsteps of The Size of Matter but, more importantly, stay close to their tech-thrash roots, like on their 1989 album “Control and Resistance”. There are crazy odd time signatures, cool and intricate riffs, the weird and unique soloing of Mr. Jarzombek, impressive bass and drums chops, and high-pitched vocals.
Acrania (not to be confused with the more popular but less interesting Acrania from the UK) is a Mexican progressive thrash/death metal band, the selling point of which is their unique incorporation of latin jazz rhythms. They’ve released their first EP in 2007, and then went on to release full-length, Fearless is their third and latest LP and it came out in April of this year.
Jazz, samba, bossa, and salsa are intertwined with more regular thrash and death metal riffs as an integral part of their sound, rather than just a gimmick used for infamous “jazz interludes” and other … Read more
After years of waiting – the album was first announced and teased in 2011 with the song Trainsaw – Hyperthrash now has an official track listing and release date: 21 November 2015. I’ll put the track listing below. There’s also a new song, “Razor”, to stream. However, in my opinion, it’s not as good as any of the others that the band already showed us: Trainsaw, Immersed in the Maniacal, Vein of Creation, and Hyperthrash, but it’s still a really good tune.
You can pre-order the album now on their bandcamp page, or wait patiently for the songs to stream … Read more
Nylithia, the British-Columbian so-called “hyperthrash” band who was supposed, back in June of 2011 to release one new song and video each month for a year for their full-length Hyperthrash album. However, things didn’t go as planned when delays began to pile up, and now we’ve been almost 3 years without news of them, since their last song released was the eponymous “Hyperthrash”, back in September of 2012. Fortunately, they seem to have plans for the album’s release pretty soon so let’s hope everything goes right!… Read more
DEATH COURIER is a 3-piece death/thrash band from Patra (Greece), formed in 1987, and one of the first death metal bands to have ever emerged from the country, still following the DIY ethics to this day. What we have here is the release of the band’s new full-lenght album, twenty years after the release of their debut “Demise” LP, presenting a collection of songs that count something more than fifteen years in the vault awaiting to be unleashed.
DEATH COURIER greet us with a short yet terrifying intro, just before the band kicks in with all the madness and wrath … Read more
Nekroskop is a Crust/ Grind/ Black project from Malmö/Lund, Sweden, that started making noise during the early half of 2012. Now, a little more than a year since the band’s reception, the band just presented their first ever recording, the “Baptized in Formalin” EP which was released in May through Goregeous Productions. What follows is an attemp to describe this swedish blackened death armageddon.
After a lightning fast drum intro, the grind induced ‘Coffinsplitter’ presents itself with razor sharp riffing, providing a wicked start that could not have been more appropriate for such an album. What is quite notable from … Read more
I posted about these guys a while back – just before they announced a huge summer tour and new album! Here’s a song from the new album, and it kicks some serious ass! I’m stoked to see these guys again, they put on a great live show.
I first encountered these guys at a bar in Savannah at the first show I went to after I turned 21 back in July of 2009. Since then, I’ve seen them a time or two more, and they’ve only gotten better with age. The music’s pretty strong all around, and man, they put on a fun live show!