Weekly Digest January 31 січня — February 6
Today is a good day for the fans of extreme bands with female vocals – new albums by Venom Prison and Rolo Tomassi are here, also we got experimental post-punk / shoegaze by Brooklyn-based A Place To Bury Strangers, Korn and their fourteenth full-length, punk, black and death metal – all this in our Weekly Digest.
A Place To Bury Strangers — See Through You
"See Through You" is the highly anticipated sixth album by Brooklyn experimental post-punk/shoegaze band A Place To Bury Strangers. Outpacing even their own firmly blazed path of audio annihilation, this album repeatedly delivers the massive walls of chaos and noise that every band’s fan craves in spades. "See Through You" is an explosive journey which explores the listener's limits of mind-bending madness.
Kill Your Idols/Rule Them All — Split
A legendary New York hardcore punk band Kill Your Idols released new music for the first time since 2006, together with the young band Rule Them All from Long Island. On the split we have 4 tracks (two from each band) of energetic, dynamic, and melodic hardcore punk.
Korn — Requiem
"Requiem" has everything to satisfy its ardent fans, although 11 years ago Korn allowed themselves to release a dubstep album, which is still quite well received, because even with dubstep they sounded unequivocally like Korn. But how much more pleasant it is to hear them in their element, with a dark, aggressive sound. They still have something to complain about and something to reflect on.
Mass Worship — Portal Tombs
Horrific wall of sound, in the best sense of the word. The Swedes Mass Worship are often compared to Meshuggah mixed with death metal. Inspired by bands such as At The Gates, Mastodon, and Meshuggah, Mass Worship can be compared to many other bands, but they really manage to create their own musical identity and sound fresh and unique with confidence. And very, very heavy.
Mystic Circle — Mystic Circle
German black metal duo Mystic Circle returns with their first full-length album since 2006. Melodic black / death metal about Devil and darkness, long but not protracted compositions, clean and good production. Ave.
Rolo Tomassi — Where Myth becomes Memory
According to the band, "Where Myth Becomes Memory" serves as the final part in an unintended trilogy, that has begun with the "Grievances"(2015) and continued with the "Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It"(2018), the most critically acclaimed album of the band’s career to date. Every Rolo Tomassi album shows signs of growth, but "Where Myth Becomes Memory" serves as a culmination of a period of creativity that has exalted Rolo Tomassi to legendary status, a singular vision where the most savage, unhinged sonics can co-exist harmoniously with epic cinematic elegance and grace.
Still Insane — Black Sheep
Inspired by 90s skate punk, metallized fast punk rock from Quebec. Still Insane, with their new EP "Black Sheep", keep everything in the canons of the genre, good.
Venom Prison — Erebos
I could never be particularly immersed in the band Venom Prison, even if on paper everything was cool, the heaviness, the songwriting, death metal and hardcore roots, great album covers... But somehow it didn’t click with me. Not until "Erebos" – the album, that changed everything. The band really jumped above their heads. The guitars were reminiscent of the Emmot brothers, in both Carcass and Arch Enemy. Thanks to such albums, Venom Prison will soon be headlining tours.
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