Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
If you’re unaware, Death Ray Vision is a new project featuring members of Overcast, Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. The band features Brian Fair, Mike D’Antonio and Pete Cortese along with Zack Wells and Colin Conway.
They will be releasing their debut EP Get Lost or Get Dead and for the next week will be streaming a track a day from the five song release. First up is ‘Shattered Frames’. You can listen to the track below or on their bandcamp page. It’s clear the modern metalcore influences of its parts have shun through on ‘Shattered Frames’ but there’s an unavoidable nod in the music to their more old school hardcore inspirers in Integrity and Cro-Mags.
Jesu has accomplished an instantly recognisable sound by now, one characterised earth shatteringly dense heaviness and eerie, somnambulist melody. ‘Birth Day’ is no different with intense, droning guitars colliding with chiming electronics. Broadrick’s vocals are buried beneath the dissonance, a trait now well present in the Jesu sound.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Chasing Ghosts by inprogressmusic
Friday, March 25, 2011
‘Frak The Gods’ is not too dissimilar from the material of last year’s self titled. The riffs are of course thick and dense, and Spencer Sotelo’s high clean vocals are quite prominent but his opening growls mark an intriguing performance from him.
The track listing of Icarus Lives
1 - New Groove
2 - Icarus Lives!
3 - Icarus Lives! (PeteyG Remix)
4 - Icarus Lives! (Zedd Remix)
5 - Icarus Lives! (Bulb Remix)
6 - Jetpacks Was Yes! (Radio Edit)
7 - Captain On
8 - Frak the Gods
9 - Eureka
The EP is released on April 19th.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Anyway, enough babbling! There are some new posts coming in the next few days as always and here’s a quick reminder of some of the top posts of this month.
The storming demo from Hexis
Debut music from Twisted Mass
Bonesaw live review from Dublin
Woods of Ypres interview
Scale The Summit’s blinding new album, The Collective
40 Watt Sun gracing us with their debut album
One other thing, this was just posted a few days ago but because it’s so, so good here it is again. The new Devin Townsend track:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
New Irish black metal act Sodb has put a track online for your consumption. The nine minute ‘Don tSeantalamh a Chuid Féin’ can be heard below. The quality of the track is quite rough as it is merely a practice room recording but it alludes to promising things.
It’s worth checking out as it will be interesting to see what comes of more material in the future and particular when a release lands. You can listen to the track on Sodb’s blog page HERE or just down below. Sodb are playing in The Lower Deck this Saturday with Abaddon Incarnate, Putrefaction, Twisted Mass and Sickener. Be sure to check that out!
Monday, March 21, 2011
There’s a similar vibe to ‘Feather’ that was found on the most graceful moments of (2009 album) Ki. Townsend’s vocals are lush and stunning and the mood is strengthened even more by the ethereal voice of guest vocalist, who for now has only been going by the name, Katrina.
As the title of the video below would suggest, the track, at eight minutes, is an 'edit' so there may be more. However for now, this is a striking taster of what the album may entail.
This is the second salvo we have gotten from Ghost. A video of Townsend performing the track ‘Fly’ at NAMM can be viewed HERE. Listen to ‘Feather’ below.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Unsurprisingly the track is otherworldly dejected and disgusting with dirty riffs complemented by the thick, prevalent bass lines. The slow throaty vocals add even more depth to the doomy trenches.
Listen to the track below or check out the song on WOTH’s Facebook page HERE and be sure to check out Light Rotting Out.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
People will argue that at this stage Napalm Death are just producing their grind by numbers. But recent efforts have all been solid slabs of vicious grind, and by no means ever weak, and ‘Legacy Was Yesterday’ is no different. It’s just over two minutes of the red-eyed rage you’d expect. Listen to it below or over on Decibel.
Napalm Death "Legacy Was Yesterday" by Decibel Magazine
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
As expected ‘Neptune Is Dead’ is a sprawling epic. 2009’s White Tomb and last year’s Tides EP were both immense pieces of work and that’s continued here and will be presumably across all of Mammal. This clip is however an edited cut with the full 18 minute version being on the album.
Listen to the track below and check out the artwork for Mammal:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Unsurprisingly the track is hook heavy and like its predecessors is, dare we say, radio friendly but with much more bite and vigour.
The band is in something of state of limbo of late, having departed from their record deal and management agency. An update from Steve Robinson recently outlined that the band are still without a label despite an album’s worth of material ready to go. “The last year and a half has been a write-off in terms of moving forward and it's proved extremely difficult for us to get a second album off the ground”, he stated. You can read the full statement HERE.
There’s something of a buzz for this album, primarily because Unexpect aren’t exactly what you would call prolific, In A Flesh Aquarium was, after all, released seven years after its predecessor.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The track, just over two and half minutes in length, is a ferocious barrage. The riffs are suitably filthy but the riff that pierces through 47 seconds in is a particular standout moment and is accentuated when it meets the frenzied vocals.
The 7” was recorded in The Hive Studios in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. There is the possibility of a CD run of the EP too. Listen to 'Behind The Veil' and check out the artwork below.
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Twisted Mass - Behind The Veil by stevef
Unsurprisingly, ‘Bloodied Yet Unbowed’ is a grandiose piece of work with Primordial making its eight minutes drift by. Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill is particularly apparent here with his deafening bellow.
Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand is released April 23rd. Listen to ‘Bloodied Yet Unbowed’ below or HERE.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
Even though it is only one track at five minutes long, the band appears to be making quite a strong transition from the foundations laid by last year’s Grievance EP. The band is currently in The Hive Studios in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow recording their first full length album with full details to follow soon. Listen to ‘Descent’ below:
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Much like the Warning material, ‘Restless’ is deeply poignant but no less heavy. This is mostly down to Pat Walker’s painfully affecting vocals that always add a macabre beauty to the music.
The Inside Room is release next week. Listen to the track below:
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The track is noticeably shorter than previous outings but no less heavier. The riffs are thick and powerful and together with Josh Graham’s increasingly unique vocals and the refined drumming, ‘Collapse’ is a strong indication of things to come.
Last November, in an interview HERE, Josh Graham hinted at one “huge” guest appearance on the new album. That can now be revealed as Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, who plays on the songs 'Missing' and ‘Black Wolves’.
As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade is released May 17th. Listen to ‘Collapse’ on A Storm of Light’s Facebook page HERE , the Profound Lore website HERE or below:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Furthermore, this is the 400th post on The Grind That Annoys. Thank you very much!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
First off, it’s an acoustic cover of the post hardcore pioneer’s track. Brodsky’s vocals are sublime here with the strum of his acoustic and the whirring background noises creating a powerful atmosphere. The track is included on the latest Exploding In Sound compilation. To download the album and check out more of the tracks click HERE. Listen to ‘Sometimes’ below.
Also, at that said December show Brodsky announced that a new Cave In record was completed.