Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Nocturnal Breed “Speedkrieg”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 20th, 2014

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The last time lead Nocturnal Breed headman Kenneth Svartalv (aka S.A. Destroyer) ushered his forces into war was back in 2007, just as world financial systems were crumbling under their own gluttonous weight. Now, some seven long-ass years later, S.A. Destroyer returns with the Breed in tow and V. Fineideath replacing A. E. Rattlehead on riffs and six-stringer Axeman I. Maztor returning from ...

STREAMING: French sludge-metallers DRAWERS new self-titled album

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Ladies and germs, courtesy of the good people of Kaotoxin Records, it is our great honor to host this online premiere of Drawer’s self-tilted sophomore album. Drawers are a five-piece outfit from Toulouse, France, who play sludge or a variant thereof; Drawers is really just big-riffed, amp-worshipping metal. This is sludgish metal. Indeed, calling Drawers honest-to-God sludge kinda shows ...

STREAMING: Godhunter’s “Brushfires”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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For your streaming pleasure today we are premiering the track "Brushfires" from Arizona's Godhunter, a nasty hybrid of thrash and sludge. Preorder the album City Of Dust here from The Compound. Some details on the track follow the stream. Brushfires is an analogy for the divisiveness that embroils the political nature of mankind. In that political realm, when governments or corporations ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Soreption’s “Engineering the Void”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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I'm pretty sure "Soreption" is a made up word. I think maybe it's a phonetic transcription of vocalist Fredrik Söderberg's shrieks. These dudes play seriously gnarly technical death metal to the level where you might need a physics degree just to headbang to it. You can hear them constructing the framework of the abyss as Engineering the Void runs its course, culminating in the title track – ...

Systems Re-Overloaded: Exclusive Integrity Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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A couple months back I was honored to usher the legendary 1995 Integrity album Systems Overload into the Decibel Hall of Fame and now, on the eve of a hell-freezes-over reunion at the A389 Recordings ten-year anniversary Bash in Baltimore, comes a new track from the Systems era line-up. Enjoy an exclusive stream of "7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch" below then get ready to fight ...

Metal Noam: Heavy Music + Heavy Politics = Killer EP

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Just as there are many roads that lead to metal (adolescent anger, an ear for complex music, etc.), there are multiple avenues by which a curious mind might encounter Noam Chomsky, one of our era's great-thinking heavy hitters.  Students of linguistic theory will certainly encounter his work, which in the middle of the last century incited something of a revolution in our understanding of the ...

STREAMING: The Unguided “Carnal Genesis”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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The Unguided's previous album, Hell Frost, was the product of ex-Sonic Syndicate members Richard and Roger Sjunnesson venturing away from the sway of record companies and their malignant henchmen. Meeting favorable reviews--largely in Europe--The Unguided took off, pulling the sounds of Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, and Scar Symmetry and making them distinct and memorable. Some three years ...

From the Shuman Vault: Sweden’s (defunct) Necroplasma

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In the interest of spangling your frost-still hibernation cave with the bloodiest of icicles this winter, we bring your attention to yet another bleak polar vortex that should scratch your hate-itch just fine. Starting in 1996, Swedish spike-sporters Necroplasma vomited forth a steady stream of demos, splits and a pair of full-length records, all of which espoused the orthodox blast-n-churn of ...

Decibrity Playlist: Alcest

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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The last time I saw Alcest live was March 2012. Neige and company headlined a show at Brooklyn's Public Assembly (a more fitting setting for them than opening for Enslaved at the Gramercy Theater) and brought along Deafheaven and Vaura. Given the creative leaps both of those openers have made since then with their respective 2013 full-lengths, the prospect of where one of France's finest ...

Bongs and Blood: Stream the new Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul split

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Readers might already have a heads up on the new Cannabis Corpse album From Wisdom To Baked, due this spring (if not check out the studio short in our February issue). The band also has a "joint" project with Ghoul that's out now on Tankcrimes. Stream the entire Splatterhash split below and order it here. Also revel in the artwork, which a week into 2014 is already on the shortlist for best ...