Jun 182010

I’ve got a fucking day job that sometimes requires me to work very early, and sometimes very late, and sometimes both together. The last few days I’ve been caught in one of those late-and-early vortexes, and it’s fucked up my plans for finishing some album reviews.

But instead of letting this site turn into a big void today, I’ve got a few random pieces of eye candy to throw your way in place of what I’d originally planned. Given what the rest of this day and night looks like, there will probably be some other kind of random shit up here tomorrow, too. After that I’ll get caught up and get back to the task of introducing you to some new music.

The first piece of visual stimulation is that album cover up above. The name of the artist is Remy Cuveillier, and he created that piece of visual mindfuckery for the second album by a California band with the family-friendly name of Embryonic Devourment. The album title is Vivid Interpretations of the Void, and it will be released July 27 on Deepsend Records. Compared to the music, the album cover is actually pretty tame.

(we’ll explain what that means after the jump, plus we’ll show you a cool video for our second piece of stimulation . . .)

Embryonic Devourment have got two songs from the forthcoming album up on their MySpace page, with the mouth-watering titles of “Militarized Reptoids” and “Darken Thy Fluids”. After spinning those babies through my cranium a few times, I feel like a militarized reptoid darkened my fluids.

It’s some hot-shit, hyper-technical, brutalizing death metal. All the musical instruments whip around like pieces of your neighbor’s house in a hurricane, accompanied by vicious staccato barking in the vocal department. I’m particularly digging the freaked-out guitar solo in “Militarized Reptoids” that takes over during a downshift in the otherwise frenzied temp of the song.

I guess I also ought to mention that, per the band, the new album will be based on the theories of a British author named David Icke, who argues that a secret group of reptilian humanoids called the Babylonian Brotherhood controls humanity. Could be, I guess. I sure feel that a group of reptilian humanoids are in charge of my day job.

I do know this — I’m looking forward to the whole album. You can pre-order Vivid Interpretations of the Void at this location.

And now for our next piece of visual stimulation. It’s the brand new video for the song “The Darkest Day of Man”, which is a track from the new album by Whitechapel (released on June 8). One of my co-authors wrote a glowing review of the album here, and I dig the shit out of it too.

The video is very cool. It mixes altered scenes of the band performing with some crazy animation. I won’t try to describe it further — check it out for yourselves, and lemme know what you think in the comment section.

Have a nice fucking day — or at least a better one than I’m about to have.  (P.S.: here’s the link to the video in case this embed ceases to work properly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAAuNFV20mk)

  11 Responses to “VISUAL STIMULATION”

  1. Interesting use of the “You Can’t Do That on Televison” sausage press theme. Most kids that listen to Whitechapel won’t recognize that.

    Good fucking god. I am getting old.

  2. Jobs suck. To bad we have to have them to get that shit called money, so we can blow it on bills, food and metal.

    I like the artwork on ED’s new album. Hopefully the rest of the tracks are as kick ass as the artwork……

  3. Wait, wasn’t that a mini-series in the 80’s that just got picked up in ABC? Oh, I dunno, something called “V”?

    Granted, Icke’s ideas are not quite the same as what the Visitors’ are after, but still…

    • I saw an ad for the new version of V. I hadn’t made the connection to Icke, but you’re right. I think I’ll pass on V and stick with ED.

      • I haven’t seen any of the new version of V either. But I remember the originals and the TV series and they were the shit at the time and probably set the bar for all TV mini-series that came afterward. However, the idea of having reptilian overlords, invaders of what have you goes a long way back.

  4. The Faceless already touched on the subject. Fascinatingly enough, ED just sound like the Faceless, but not as good. Pass.

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