I know we’ve thrown a ton of music and videos your way recently, but I find myself with a bit of free time left before I have to bid NCS good-by for the day, so I thought I’d do one more thing. To quote the timeless words of Bart in Blazing Saddles, “Excuse me while I whip this out.”
Breaking news: A few minutes ago I happened to be loitering on Facebook (only briefly so as not to damage my health) when that eye-catching artwork up there popped into my news feed, accompanied by these words from the band Gorod:
Here’s the cover artwork of our forthcoming 6th album entitled “Aethra” !
This is a 10 pieces concept album dedicated to the moon… thus we reveal its track order :
And the Moon Turned Black
Chandra and the Maiden
Goddess of Dirt
A Light Unseen
I’m feeling moonstruck already.
Below you’ll find a choice cut from their last album, which made my list of 2015’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs.
Also this morning, Immolation released a new music video for the song “When The Jackals Come” from their latest album Atonement. I thought about writing some words about it, but upon reflection decided that my comrade DGR‘s pithy remark about it from our top-secret NCS FB group would be sufficient: “I guess we can just consider this another glorious gift of watching Bob Vigna swing that guitar around whilst there is awesome music playing.”
Randomly chosen out of the most recent tracks I put on my list of round-up candidates, the following song is “Consumed By Oblivion“, which describes the effect it will have on the average listener. But the experience of being swallowed by a cold, hungry void and allowed to slowly rot isn’t the only thing one imagines from the song.
Yes, it’s massive and monstrous, heavy enough to crack bedrock and sickeningly morbid enough to sink all your hopes. But when the pace accelerates, it becomes a spine-shaking, head-hammering, skin-scissoring marauder, laced with buzzing riffs and squalling leads that sound like pure evil.
The band, from Minneapolis, is Void Rot; their debut EP is also named Consumed By Oblivion; it will be jointly released by Sentient Ruin and Everlasting Spew Records on August 3; and I can hardly wait to hear more of this blood-congealing cosmic death/doom.