And now to conclude the big round-up of new songs and videos I started here earlier today. I’m continuing to arrange everything in alphabetical order by band name, picking up where Part 1 ended, and continuing to add only scattered comments instead of more effusive verbiage.
LOCK UP (Sweden)
Last weekend I started a round-up with the same cover art you see above, though at that time there was no music. Now there is, along with a video made by Chariot of Black Moth. The song is from Lock Up‘s new album The Dregs of Hades (November 26, Listenable Records), and includes vocals from Kevin Sharp (Venomous Concept, ex-Brutal Truth) was well as Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates). Prepare for screaming, scathing, hammering death/grind madness.
This next video is age-restricted so you’ll have to click the video below and go to YouTube for it. The song presents eviscerating occult death metal horror of the finest kind, and you’ll probably want to chant right along with Kam Lee at the right moments. The video is a ghastly delight as well. Massacre‘s new album Resurgence will be out on October 22nd from Nuclear Blast.
Very cool video for a very catchy rock anthem from their new album Hushed & Grim.
This Denver trio are back with a new single (accompanied by drummer Jesse Beahler), three years after their debut album Shed (reviewed here), to which we devoted a ton of attention back in 2018. Judging from this first bone-smashing, nerve-firing thrill-ride, we probably will do that again.
ORANSSI PAZUZU (Finland)
This next fascinating song, “Palava puu” (“The Burning Tree”) was born from the same recording sessions as the band’s latest album Mestarin kynsi. It was considered to be an album track until the last minute, but has now been released via the 2021 Adult Swim singles collection, and it’s a very welcome turn of events that we now have it. It’s a nightmarish yet also mesmerizing head-trip extravaganza.
Get ready to rock the fuck out in this tale of revolution and vengeance, with Nocturno Culto on vocals and Steinar Gundersen doing a star turn on guitars. From Sarke’s new album Allsighr, coming on November 5th via Soulseller Records. This one is guaranteed to appear on my Most Infectious Song list for this year.
SELBST (Venezuela, now resident in Chile)
This next video for a song from the latest album by Selbst (the tremendous Relatos de angustia) was filmed in Venezuela in the “Valle del muerto” (Valley of the dead) in Mérida, a region that is part of the Andean range of mountains. The song is of course a great one.
Wombbath’s new album Agma (coming on December 20 from Transcending Obscurity) features terrific cover art by Juanjo Castellano Rosado. There are two songs from the album out in the world so far, and you’ll find both of them below. “A World of Destruction” is indeed a frighteningly apocalyptic and obliterating piece of madness (and a neck-ruiner), while “At the Giant’s Feet” is, if anything, even more titanically destructive and diabolically insane (this one includes high-pitched vocals, and I think violin, for extra madness). Wombbath are bringing Hell to Earth.