Sep 102013

Painstakingly selected from among the detritus that litters the interhole and the NCS in-box, here are items of interest that appeared over the last 24 hours.


If you need more darkness in your life — and who doesn’t? — then you should listen to Vermis, the new death metal monstrosity by New Zealand’s Ulcerate. The album won’t be released in North America until September 17 (a day earlier in the UK and September 13 in certain European countries), but yesterday Metal Sucks began hosting an exclusive stream of the album. Ulcerate are one of those rare death metal bands who are pushing (or dragging) the genre in new directions. The music of Vermis is harrowing and inhuman, but it exerts a powerful attraction. You should hear it.

THIS is the link for the stream.


The new Carcass album, which we reviewed here, is due for release on September 16. I have a feeling that anyone interested in hearing the new Carcass album has already heard it, but just in case, it’s now streaming in full, too. Nuclear Blast has uploaded the entire album to YouTube. Obviously, it’s one of the biggest releases of 2013, and it also happens to be a fine album. You can hear it next.  (thanks Daniel for the tip) Continue reading »

Jan 172012

(In this post, TheMadIsraeli provides a succinct review of the debut album on the Sumerian label from Toronto’s Structures.)

This won’t be a long review because it really doesn’t need to be.  I think this band’s music alone should be selling them.

Structures is the band that’s redeeming deathcore and, dare I say, potentially keeping it alive.  YES, there have been all too many discussions about the awful production on this album — the excessive clipping, the lack of dynamic range, the excessive fuzz when a heavy impact of bass comes in — and yet I FIND MYSELF DIGGING IT for how shitty it sounds.  It actually fits this band’s sound.

And what IS this band’s sound exactly?  I honestly don’t fucking know how to describe it, but of course I’ll try:  They employ every single element and aspect of the deathcore and djeathcore styles ever used, combined with plenty of old-school hardcore moments and a SHITTON of tempo and time signature changes.  Not only is the music technically and compositionally sound, but it’s massive as fuck.  This IS the most brutalizing deathcore I’ve ever heard in my life, and Structures delivers it without having to be over-the-top or relying on excessive posturing.  This shit rules.

Yeah.  That’s my review.  Enjoy the music after the jump.   Continue reading »

Nov 022011

(TheMadIsraeli tosses a fistful of metal shards straight at your head.)

Alright so, I’m doing this next-level, on-the-spot shit because I got like, five minutes before a class starts so here we go.

I’ve got videos from a death-djent band named Dumpsterfire featuring the infamous Kevin Talley on drums, a deathcore band who’s made quite an impact on me by the name of Structures, a new Goretrade track (the band featured in that first Sunday Evisceration piece we did awhile back) and a song by the new band of now ex-H.A.A.R.P Machine vocalist Dom Sobkowicz  — The Exilion. Enjoy (after the jump). Continue reading »