The world will get it’s first real dose of 2018 metal on Friday with a massive drop of releases. Let’s take a look at what’s coming and see if metal this year will be as bad as the last one.
Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals- Chosing Mental Illness as a Virtue (Housecore Records)
>Think Phil’s Superjoint Ritual project but dumbed down even more. A sad PR damage control attempt at restoring Phil’s image after the Dimebash roman salute debacle.
Hooded Menace- Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season of Mist)
>Modern Finish doomdeath slightly bordering hipsterdom
Bind Torture Kill- Viscères (“Wooaaargh”)
>Deathgrind for those looking to pad their deathgrind vinyl collection. Band has so far been pretty mediocre
Portal- Ion (Profound Lore)
Detuned and dissonant experimental metal with death metal vocals. Classifying Portal as music is questionable.
Vardan– Archive of Failures IV (Morribund Records)
Vardan releases up to 10 full length albums per year styled in the vein of Burzum’s 3rd and 4th releasses. Releases are usually enjoyable long mournful black metal metal but we are so oversaturated by Vardan albums that none of them really matter.
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7 thoughts on “Dark Horizons: Upcoming Metal on 1/26/2018”
Hooded Menace is only “slightly” bordering hipsterdom now?
I like Hooded but they end up being a little bit annoying: the themes they revolve around are less interesting than other monolithic bands like… Desecresy comes to mind :p :)
Thergothon they are not, but shemale music they are.
Drink me you fucking edgelord.
Can’t believe you guys haven’t written anything about the new machine head songs hahaha.
In other, better news, the new Solstice (UK) album comes out in a week and is going to crush. Lots of good bands have releases slated for this year: Divine Eve, Blaspherian, Imprecation, and Saint Vitus, just to name a few off the top of my head. Shame that the new War Master will probably never see release since the band has more or less fallen apart.
Also, Abhorrence are working on a new EP. Hopefully it’ll be good.
From their facebook: “This year, the band eventually returns to the studio with new songs that are intended for Megalohydrothassalophobic EP. The record is planned to be released in the autumn by Svart Records.
– We have a long process for new songs. We had to find the same old Abhorrence spirit, which is the most important thing for us. And then we ended up doing it the old way. The riffs that have been screaming in the back of our minds have been dug up, then we invented a handful of new ones and slammed all that together in rehearsals. Bassist Jussi Ahlroth dives deep into the Cthulhu philosophy in the lyrics of this consept record and finally we add more rugged roughness to the result, says vocalist Jukka Kolehmainen.”
it must be embarrassing when a single comment is a million times more interesting than your last five metal news articles combined
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