This is Part 2 of a collection of new music I’ve come across in recent days that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I have. And if you don’t enjoy these songs, please just keep that to yourselves because I’m sensitive and bruise easily.
That’s right, the band’s name is Hellsodomy, and you get two guesses about what the music will sound like. If you guessed “ambient drone”, please ram your head into the wall and try again.
Hellsodomy hail from Kadiköy in the metroplex of Istanbul, Turkey. They have an EP named Sodomy Is Nigh, which will be released on CD later this month by Barbarian Wrath. It consists of four new songs plus the four tracks that appeared on the band’s 2014 demo, Masochistic Molestation. Two of the new songs are streaming on Bandcamp along with one of those demo tracks, and I’ve found the other three demo tracks on YouTube.
If you guessed raw, ripping, black thrash that mixes filthy, jet-fueled riff vibrations and machine-gun blast-beats with jackhammering grooves, demonic growling, and seductive, slithering melodies — give yourself a gold star (or a black pentagram, as the case may be). But seriously, this is the kind of music that makes nuns want to tear off their habits, smear themselves with excrement, and mosh with wolverines. But seriously, this shit is massively energetic, massively infectious, and massively pestilential.
One of the strongest offerings of black thrashing hellfire I’ve heard all year — seriously. Very eager to hear the two new songs that aren’t yet on Bandcamp!
Sodomy Is Nigh will be available for sale available here:
Hellsodomy are spreading blasphemous filth across Facebook at this location:
Finland’s Bloodred Hourglass released their debut album Lifebound in 2012, and recently they signed to OneManArmy (Wolfheart, Mors Subita) for the release of their second album Where the Oceans Burn. Although the album isn’t scheduled for release until October 2, 2015, a teaser for it appeared on YouTube yesterday.
It’s just a short excerpt of music, but enough that I would venture this guess: If you like the other bands in the OneManArmy collective (Wolfheart, Mors Subita) — as I do — this is going to be worth exploring.
Where The Oceans Burn was recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at Soundspiral Studios (Before The Dawn, Wolfheart, etc.) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Mastering (Rammstein, Amorphis, etc.).
Damn, I do love me some Turbocharged. The last time I wrote about this Swedish trio’s music (in the context of their 2013 album Area 666), I called it “a grinding, chugging, writhing, ripping mass of crusty death/punk nastiness — vicious vocals, awesome guitar tone, catchy as fuck, mean as shit.” And today I just saw and heard the music video for a new song from their next album — and basically, the same description still holds true.
The new album is entitled Militant and it will be released later this year on tape, CD, and vinyl by Go Fuck Yourself Productions (that’s a damned fine name for a label!). “Dark Era” is the name of the new song, and I’m just going to refer back to my previous description and then urge you to listen to it as best you can while it kicks your teeth in and strangles you with your own intestines.
There’s enough violence and gore in the video that it probably merits a NSFW label, unless you happen to work in a slaughterhouse.
When I caught myself continuing to chant “Life Olympic Games!” thirty minutes after I heard this next song, I decided that it would be unfair not to share it with you.
It’s the first song from a Brazilian death metal band named Deadpan, and part of an album projected for release this August under the name In Aliens We Trust. The dissonant riff swarms in the song are catchy, the bass notes are warm and inviting, the drumming is riveting, and the vocal tirade is feral. I also enjoyed the proggy instrumental break in the song (including the bass gallop).
If you like the song, you can download it for free from Dropbox by pressing this link (the download will start immediately):