Metal

Greetings, Decibel readers! Although I cringe at any therapeutic language applied to art, I cannot deny metal’s powers to provide escape, catharsis, and release. Some of us could really use that right now. And luckily we have some true masters to take us away this weekend. Enjoy. — Alcest – Les Chants De Laurore The high kings
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Old-school deathrashers Assimilator are preparing to drop a new release via Horror Pain Gore Death, the EP titled Expelled into Suffering.  This EP is a an ode to all things classic and a return to their death metal roots with a little newschool, hardcore-tinged flair mixed in for good measure. According to their press release, “The
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Need a dose of brutality? North Dakotan death dealers Gorgatron have just the thing: Sentience Revoked, their brand new album and fourth overall. Following 2022 EP Agony Reborn, Gorgatron double down on the qualities that made them stand out in the first place: heavy brutality, technicality in the right spots and a lean approach to songwriting. It works like
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If you like death metal, you probably like Hyperdontia. The international outfit first came to prominence with their debut album, Nexus of Teeth, released via Dark Descent in 2018, and quickly established a reputation for making vicious, no-frills death metal. Further honing that sound on a handful of smaller releases and second LP Hideous Entity, Hyperdontia then
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Where they from?Providence, Rhode Island. It is the middle of June, which means it’s officially baseball season. My team, the lowly New York Metropolitans, is currently on a six-game winning streak [yet still remain behind the dreadful Washington Nationals in the NL East –ed]. The catalyst? They have not tasted defeat since they had the
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Hailing from the woods of Illinois, Vexing Hex are an amalgam of various retro genres—most evidently ’80s heavy metal and pop, doom, alt rock and new wave—with an occult spin, the perfect soundtrack to a black mass or supernatural horror movie. Their second album, Solve Et Coagula, coming six years after their debut, is slated for
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Midwest death metal wrecking crew Obscene are back with their third album in four years, Agony & Wounds, next month but you can tuck into the latest choice cut right now. “Breathe the Decay” is a frantic four-minute romp that jams an impressive amount into its relatively short runtime. Still housing everything in a fast-moving death metal exterior,
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You could choose to believe the following about Tennessee thrash trio Quiescent Mantis, or not, but according to part of their bio: “Quiescent Mantis, comprised of former scientists, Chris Trainor, Jordan McKenzie and Johnny Mejia, emerged from an extraordinary origin story. While employed at Sub-Atomic Weight Of Acceleration Research Mechanics (S.W.A.R.M.), the trio inadvertently opened
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Greetings, Decibel readers! There’s a couple big names on the list below, especially for those of you who really love dissonant death metal or traditional-doom-done-right. But if you just want something brutal, there’s a new Malignacy out today as well. Enjoy! — Crypt Sermon – The Stygian Rose The previous decade saw a massive wave of neo-classical
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Check out the latest full album from Paradise in Flames, Blindness. It’s heavy and catchy and you can stream it with us first. The band say: “We had only created an identity in the last album: Act One, and we managed to mature our ideas very well. I believe fans will really like this new one. The album
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Photo courtesy of MRSA Check out the latest from MRSA, a campy (pun intended), summer horror-themed slice of brutality complete with an on-theme video. “We believe the fans will devour our hook-filled songs with glee,” the band say. “Every song we write is a tribute to not only the films they represent but to the
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Portland, Oregon’s Dry Socket have been around for a number of years now, earning greater attention with their early-2024 full-length, Sorry For Your Loss. The quartet’s scathing approach to melodic hardcore punk was a welcome sound and now they’re back after less than six months, armed with a new split with Mid-Atlantic hardcore crew Body Farm. It’s a certified rager
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Photo by Bryan Eckermann San Antonio’s Mythologik is set to ignite with its debut full-length album, Blood in the Sky, dropping on June 14. This dynamic duo, featuring multi-instrumentalist Bryan Eckermann (known for his solo work and contributions to Scars of the Flesh and ex-Wings of Abaddon) and Joe Gregory (Valkyrie TX) on vocals, delivers
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