COVID-19 — the bizarre virus from Wuhan, China that is part HIV, part bat flu, and part pure demonic evil — only attacks when we are having a good time, scientists have revealed. This necessitates the closing of all bars, pubs, restaurants, concert venues, and record stores, but not tax offices, tire shops, or proctologists.
Tags: alcoholism, covid-19, death metal, proctology, satire
Following up on its successful hand-print payment technology, Amazon today announced that it would borrow an idea from smart toilets and allow users to check out at their regular stores by using an anal scan.
Tags: anusprint, satire, technology
Canadian technical speed metal band Voivod announced the November 27 release of a live album, Lost Machine – Live, recorded on their last tour for their most recent studio album, The Wake. The tracks on this album were recorded in Québec City during 2019.
Tags: Speed Metal, Voivod
Grinding, brooding doom-death metal band Obituary have launched a platform for pay-per-view concerts, each based around an era of their material: Slowly We Rot, Cause of Death, and everything else (“Rare Classics and Special Tracks”). For your $15 you get a live Obituary show beamed into your living room three nights this year.
Tags: death metal, obituary
Something like war metal happens to your genre when the innovators create a framework and then the herd rushes in to make its own versions of the new music, coincidentally making it sound like everything else since that is the music that panders to herd tastes. “Post-metal” is basically emo, and war metal is the counter-revolution.
Tags: trenchant, War Metal
Italian progressive-but-aggressive death metal band Maleficarum delighted many who liked its black metal influenced range of moods but tendency to return to Slayer, Morbid Angel, Vader, and Hypocrisy style ripping intricate riffs with a forward momentum that potentiated their complexity and intensity.
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Many of us missed an entire generation of metal because millennials came after the rise of hip-hop and rap-influenced acts like nü-metal and Pantera, so it was almost an entirely different genre. At the core of deathcore like Human Mass Extermination beats a heart of groove, and with it, the influence of rap/rock on death metal and grindcore.
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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.
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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