Sometimes a single example of a genre reveals something of the genre, perhaps without intending to, which may be the case of Fleshcraft, a metalcore band with the usual buzzword of blackened death and technical death metal that reveals its core to be old-fashioned heavy metal.
Tags: fleshcraft, metalcore
Soulburn split from the legendary Asphyx, taking the guitarist from their best album, Asphyx, and allowing him to create with a new staff who aimed to keep the delicious recipe of primitive riffs adding up to complex, changing moods revealing an inner state to each song.
Tags: death metal, soulburn
With the full album appearing sometime in 2020, Fourth Monarchy released their track “The Rebirth of the Fourth Monarchy” in 2019, making it a good time to remind our audience of this important band. Following more of a Sentenced/Dissection fast melodic death/black metal attack, the new track showcases some odd vocals but tight improved songwriting.
Tags: Black Metal, fourth monarchy
Varathron burst into black metal as an outsider, playing Mercyful Fate inspired black metal melodies at a doom metal pace, but never understood what made them appreciated, which was the intense sense of a descending mood with possibility around each corner that this album evoked.
Tags: Black Metal, varathron
Baphomet like much early death metal represented the human subconscious, and the riff patterns and rhythms used in its songs reflect the thoughts just below our level of perception, a kind of framework to life discovered underneath the human hubbub, plastic, and chrome.
Tags: baphomet, death metal, sevared records
Technical death metal band Macabre, who straddle the line between death metal and grindcore with their tightly-choreographed songs on the topic of serial killers, have slated their newest album Carnival of Killers for release on November 13, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.
Tags: death metal, Grindcore, macabre
Genres are like corporations: they move from innovation to participation to cash cow, at which point noone knows where to go and they simply aggregate everything that has not failed. Miasmal Sabbath bring together rushing death metal, d-beat punk, and Autopsy-styled necrotic doom-death into a listenable package.
Tags: doom-death, miasmal sabbath, punk
Hagathorn makes what might be called medieval ambient folk music, mostly implication of melody through guitar strumming which gradually gives way to a shifting texture of themes that dreamlike combine and dissolve, leaving behind an altered version of the original.
Tags: Ambient, hagathorn
In a small departure from our regular Hessian content today, we are going to look into an important function of any community, which is passing on learning: those who experience life intensely and survive pass along what allowed them to not just survive but triumph, so that others can build on those lessons and discover even more success.
Tags: andres segovia, anner bylsma, camille saint-saens, Classical, eugene ormandy, Franz Schubert, herbert von karajan, johannes brahms, lambert orkis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Macanudo cigars were mysterious and expensive to the Greatest Generation, sought after by Boomers, and for the rest of us, now appear in grocery stores in sealed packs in addition to showing up everywhere else. At this point, they seem more a starter cigar, middle-of-the-road vanilla flavor and low strength.
Tags: cigar, cigar tobacco, inspirado, macanudo