I’ve been distracted for days and consequently have fallen behind in taking note of new music and videos. The catching up begins now. So does the sonic slaughtering, with three ear-grabbing and eye-catching new videos.
This Italian band is one of our site’s true favorites, and their 2011 album Agony was a big hit around here, as it was just about anywhere else you might have looked in the world of metal last year. 2011 was a breakout year for FA. Extensive touring was one reason for the band’s sky-rocketing profile, but their fantastic official video for “The Violation” had a lot to do with that, too.
As of this morning, we now have a second official video for Agony. This time the song is “The Forsaken”. The video was again directed by Salvatore Perrone, and it’s another winner. It’s ingeniously conceived and beautifully filmed, and it captures the quasi-gothic, neo-classical drama of the song, which is one of Agony’s best. It’s right after the jump.
If we haven’t yet convinced you that Oblivion’s debut album Called To Rise will be essential listening for death metal addicts, then I’m not sure what else we can do. Though we haven’t offered sexual favors yet. I’ll have to see if the rest of our staff would be up for that.
Anyway, yesterday brought an official video for a song from the album named “Reclamation”. The video includes a performance by guitarist Ben Orum, who recently joined the band after leaving All Shall Perish (reported here) and now plays bass with Oblivion.
“Reclamation” is a pulverizing song, with fire-breathing riffs and sledgehammer grooves, and it should come with a neck-sprain warning. The video is cool, too, mixing performance shots and video imagery of the world ending. Check it out:
Exhale are a Swedish deathgrind outfit with two albums to their credit so far. I learned about them yesterday through an announcement that they’ve signed with Pulverised Records for the release of their third album When Worlds Collide. Yesterday also brought the premiere of a music video for one of the new songs, “Wrath Unleashed”.
The song is a boiling blast of brutish mayhem, and I’m really digging it. Definitely want to hear this album!
Check out Exhale on Facebook here.