Beltfed Weapon – “Darkened Demise”
Fourth in a succession of EPs over time, Seattle booker-extrordinaire Frank Hetzel’s all-star venture Beltfed Weapon returns with extra gristle. Flanked by personnel from Morbid Angel (Steve Taylor!), Management Denied, Arch Enemy, Black Label Society, Testomony, Into Eternity, and Heathen, their newest EP and title observe right here Darkened Demise displays some right-on basic thrash strikes. You may try DJ Jet’s Gimme 5 present (Tuesday, December 27, 5pm ET) for an interview that re-airs on her New Releases present Friday, December 30 at 11am ET.
G.I.S.M. – “Frozen Grime”
Japan’s G.I.S.M. have lengthy been a band of lore, wildly violent recountings of gigs, unofficial releases and spoken amongst hushed reverence amongst metallic and hardcore legions (areas they blurred with nice impact). Relapse continues their official reissue help with their second LP, 1987’s Army Affairs Neurotic (M.A.N.) a report that demonstrates the bizarre and otherwordly evolution of a really distinctive unit that at this level gravitated right into a extra metallic sheen, albeit one with puzzling primitivity. Purchase Now on Gimme Metallic
Faustian – “Communion With Shadows”
Stank-smeared Louisiana loss of life from members of Barghest, Kavyk and others reared its collective head with a self-titled EP out on Black Lion just lately, and it ably proves itself as one of many beefier loss of life metallic releases of this 12 months. Unholy ambiance pins itself between hurricane-like passages of tinnitus-inducing guitars, cavernous wails and frenetic drums. Regardless of tight rhythmic passages, these things lumbers and lurches prefer it’s making an attempt to shake the cobwebs, careening round unwieldy, able to implode. We welcome the band for his or her first Gimme DJ takeover January 10, so keep alert. Purchase Now on Gimme Metallic
Woods Of Desolation – “Falling Tide”
Extra fruit from Season of Mist’s ongoing Australian assault, Woods of Desolation proceed their trek of increasing blackened parts right into a gauzy, fuzz-fueled inferno that attracts on atmospheric and post-rock parts. After a hefty intro cost, “Falling Tide” recedes into some sweetly symphonic and most definitely blackgaze parts the place guitar chords cascade in virtually My Bloody Valentine-esque cadence. The LP of the identical identify has arrived this month, so dig in. Purchase Now on Gimme Metallic
Ulthar – “Astranumeral Octave Chants”
The blur of Ulthar’s influences stay sturdy on their twin set of forthcoming LPs Anthronomicon and Helionomicon, the latter of which can function a palette of their expansive Avant-leanings. Black metallic and dense thrash typify what these guys have finished over two previous LPs, doused with a liberal dose of the alchemical and mystical. One among their previous Gimme DJ specials featured their mic breaks being bizarre, foggy invocations fairly than any Casey Kasem-style back-announce motion! They most definitely suppose outdoors the field with their craft, and this newest observe is not any exception.
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