Yesterday and today brought yet another flood of very good new song and video premieres, many of which I’ve collected in this post. This is another instance where there’s so much music I want to share that I’m having to throttle my tendency to spill great piles of words on top of the music. Instead, there will be only small molehills of words.
SWALLOW THE SUN
Yesterday Finland’s Swallow the Sun premiered a lyric video for one of the vast number of songs on their forthcoming three-disc album on Century Media, Songs From the North I, II & III. We’re trying to figure out how to review this album. Current thinking is to divide it among three different writers here at our site. We probably need to think more.
Anyway, this song is “Heartstrings Shattering” and features guest vocals by Aleah (Trees of Eternity) The title is well-chosen.
Belphegor’s most recent album is 2014’s Conjuring the Dead. Here we have a new video for a song from the album named “Black Winged Torment”. The video was filmed and edited in Aveiro, Portugal, by director Guilherme Henriques.
Lots of disturbing imagery in here (from Belphegor? what a shock!). There are people eating and drinking things that you’re not supposed to put in your mouth. Also, blood, fire, and boobs (yes, it’s probably NSFW). Good song, of course.
Poland’s Lost Soul have a new album coming out on October 30 through Apostasy Records. The name of it is Atlantis: The New Beginning, and yesterday the band premiered a lyric video for the song “Atlantis”.
The song is both faster than a spurting artery and as slow as coagulating blood, vicious as a pack of starving wolves, dissonant and destructive, technically acrobatic, and thoroughly sinister in its atmosphere. Cool video, too.
Next I have a new video, which premiere today, for a song named “The Coming Swarm” from Black Fast’s new album Terms of Surrender, out now from eOne Music.
Thrash your goddamned reproductive organs off. You can take a breath near the end (and let your head go spinning in a different and wonderful way).
From Canadian black metal torrential chaos practitioners Revenge we next present “Silent Enemy”, the second new track from their forthcoming new album on Season of Mist, Behold.Total.Rejection.
Black grind, sounds like hurricane-strength sandblasting savagery with intermittent hammering work on a construction project and mating time at the gorilla cage. Fuckin’ nuts, in the best possible way.
HUMAN IMPROVEMENT PROCESS
In mid-September, Andy Synn reviewed for us (here) the new EP by Italy’s Human Improvement Process, Enemies of the Sun. They have now released a video for “Project Monarch”, made by CianoMagenta. To quote Andy:
“Prepare to have your face-melted and your brain sandblasted into submission by some frenzied, focussed, and utterly furious Tech-Death domination!” The stitching together of movie and news clips in the video works quite well, too.
To bring this jumbo-sized round-up to a close, we bring you one more video. Melbourne’s Whoretopsy released it a few days ago for a track named “Dendrophilia” from their new album Never Tear Us Apart, released in August (and available here).
The song: frantic, frenzied, slamming, slaughtering, skull-crushing, brain-pureeing, highly unstable. The video: a fun tour travelogue.
You really don’t want to miss the tender and hilarious lyrics for this one, which are available below the video here.