Five For Friday: June 3, 2022

Greetings, Decibel readers!

I hope this article finds you well. We’ve got another super-brutal set of new releases, with lots of fast, technical, and crushing death metal to serve up for the weekend. I’m particularly excited for a new Origin album, but I know a lot of you will be pumped for Kreator and Artificial Brain as well!


Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain

For those of you who like your brains served scrambled. With their third album in tow, Artificial Brain continue their reign as champions of dizzying, dense death metal. It’s not all blasting, however, as the smoke sometimes clears to reveal the wrecked machinery of grooves and eerie riffs that make the band more than just noise.

Stream: Apple Music

Encephalon – Echoes

For those of you looking for an industrial change of pace. Encephalon‘s work of electronic devotion pulls in various sounds reminiscent of the 80s, 90s and 2000s to bring it all up to 2022’s speed. And yes, “The Same Wound” has a bit of “Terrible Lie” to it, doesn’t it? I’m not complaining.

Stream: Apple Music

Kreator – Hate Über Alles

For those of you loyal to the flag of hate. Kreator is one of many legendary metal acts that’s found a late-career groove and sticks with it, refining and perfecting the approach with each new album. Hate Über Alles has it all: the speed of the old days, along with the melodic guitar work and barked vocals of the last couple decades.

Stream: Apple Music

Origin – Chaosmos

For those of you who, like me, consider Origin the very best tech-death band on the planet. On Chaosmos, the blasting supernova from Kansas remains undefeated. Origin simply dominates on all counts: absolutely ferocious drumming, perfectly-placed sweep picking, and tons of memorable HOOKS. Just listen to the title track to see what I mean about hooks. It’s not enough to make a song really, really, really hard to play. You need to give the listener something to remember and come back to again and again. Paul Ryan and company have always understood this, and continue to show it on this fantastic entry into their cosmic pantheon.

Stream: Apple Music

Sijjeel – Salvation Within Insanity

For those of you who just want to OOOOOOOUUUGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! ::CHUNG:: ::CHUNG:: ::CHUNG:: REEEEEEEERRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!