Five For Friday: July 10, 2020

This week’s selection of heavy, brutal and weird new releases includes the latest from Inter Arma, Rebel Wizard, Voivod and more!

Inter Arma – Garbers Days Revisted

In an homage to Metallica’s celebrated Garage Days Revisited, death-doom crushers deliver their own serving of cool cover tunes. I’m particularly stoked they covered “The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill,” one of my favorite Hüsker Dü and gave it a special, ripping treatment of their own. The “March of the Pigs” cover is pretty rad too.

Stream: Apple Music

Lantern – Dimensions

From our interview with Lantern:

Dimensions is almost strictly about horror and abstract visions. [We play] around with some alternative meanings and hidden agendas regarding the lyrics—like is the case with us so often. The album begins from dimensions above, then moving towards dimensions within, beyond, and eventually down below, with our type of membranous and abstract death metal horror filling the milieu.

Stream: Apple Music

Rebel Wizard – Magickal Mystical Indifference

Rebel Wizard are heavy metal explorers of the highest order. The band takes some of the most infectious elements of black metal, thrash metal and NWOBHM and blends it into a distinct, fun and cool sound. If you don’t believe the “fun” part: one of the songs is called “dance of the duchess in the pale pink light.” This stuff rules, crank it.

Stream: Apple Music

Skeleton – Skeleton

From our review of Skeleton:

Eleven songs in 28 minutes, Skeleton slams a thick muscular Integrity. Once the percussive slapdown thrash of “Mark of Death” gallops into the pit, Victor and David Ziolkowski are off to the races (with bassist Cody Combs). Grunge prodigies in ATX skate natives Residual Kid, the two brothers find a whole other stride in their quick convert side hustle.

Voivod – The End of Dormancy EP

Voivod has always been about stretching boundaries, making them the masters of auditory discomfort. The new EP is a follow up to 2018’s The Wake, and it’s just as profoundly weird and unorthodox as you’d hope.

Stream: Apple Music