May 182015


(Austin Weber introduces our premiere of a new song by Sein zum Tode.)

South Carolina based tech-metal mental grind patients Sein zum Tode are about to drop a new EP called Siamese Second Cousins Never Removed. To paraphrase how I formerly described them in my review of their 2013 debut beeep, imagine a fucked up merger between Psyopus and Mr Bungle’s creepier dark moments with some of their trademark carnival twists, and you arrive somewhere within the sonic realms of Sein zum Tode. As far as three-piece bands go, they create one hell of a ruckus, and it’s the interesting kind of ruckus if you weren’t able to piece that together from the preceding words.

Now that Siamese Second Cousins Never Removed is about to drop on June 2nd, we offer up a caustic sampling of it to you in the form of, “White Supremacheese”, and it’s a divine aural meeting between insanity and creative genius. Continue reading »

May 142014

(Austin Weber puts the spotlight on a big load of 2013 releases that he feels were overlooked.  This is Part 2 of a four-part piece; we’ll have the other parts on each of the remaining days this week.)


The French seem to have a stranglehold on killer brutal complex death metal bands, a diverse but somewhat familiar regional style if you will, with various shades. Approaching the more brutal side of things are Redeeming Torment. This brutetechtesticular raging group rarely relent on their 2013 EP, The Dominion, but their penchant for thundering grooves gives the music a strong sense of dynamics, and they are adept at delivering a wall of thick, feverish sound that sticks with you.

The band are offering The Dominion for free, as I saw from a link they posted on their Facebook page: Continue reading »