(TheMadIsraeli quickly reviews four new releases that deserve attention.)
Time for a round up of some shit that I’m sure some have missed or will miss when it comes out.
We’ve mentioned Tyrants Blood (which includes former members of Blasphemy) once before on this site, and for good reason. Their absolutely ravenous clusterfuck of all things brutal and fast is an always welcome treat. The band’s new album Into the Kingdom of Graves is their most vicious and downright demonic sounding effort yet. It’s hard to listen to things like the early Deicide records nowadays and think “this is some sinister shit” when bands like Tyrants Blood exist now.
Plague Rider are a band you don’t want to fuck with. These tech death/thrash wizards are definitely worth checking out with their self-titled debut. I haven’t been able to keep myself from headbanging once during its duration and it’s good fun. They really feel like an intersection between Suffocation, Obituary, and Monstrosity.
Storm King are very eccentric thrash metal that borders on old school SYL levels of nuts within a thrash context. I’m not even sure how to describe this; thankfully they have their second album Everything That’s Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed streaming on Bandcamp in its entirety.
Gonoba are a really impressive act who blind-sided me. Playing melodic, visceral, obscenely technical death thrash, these Slovenians could be onto something. Definitely an underground highlight to check out.