Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Brutal Bandcamp: Interesting New and Upcoming Releases #2

Carnosus - The Universal Culmination EP (2016)
Bandcamp: http://carnosus.bandcamp.com/album/demos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Carnosus

The Universal Culmination EP cover art

Swedish death metal, produced by Tomas Skogsberg and recorded at the famous Sunlight Studio: did the production for Entombed, Dismember, Grave, Nirvana 2002; this has got that classic buzzsaw sound ripping production we all expect from Swedish death. More technical and frenetic than Entombed and Dismember. Mid-pace grooves and sweeping melodies aplenty; deep gutterals and higher-pitched black metal rasps are in constant conflict. Four short and sweet songs. The technical eccentricty of Pestilence meets the energy and intensity of early Death. The more I listen to this E.P the more I notice, it's both melodic and intense and the riffs really are incredible, very mature for a young band.

Suspiral - Delve into the Mysteries of Transcendence (11th of March)
Bandcamp: http://suspiral.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawnofsuspiral

Delve into the Mysteries of Transcendence cover art

Suspiral are a two piece black-metal outfit from Spain. They've only released the one track, 'Poisonous Essence', from their upcoming E.P. It's a 12-minute journey into the spiritual dimensions that exist before death. They're signed to I, Voidhanger and they usually have a great selection of eccentric and interesting bands. This band are one of those: they seem a dirtier, more pessimistic and more human spin-off of Spectral Lore, and that's a great thing. The song travels from swirling cacophonies of noise to sweeping, grand solos, from slow mutated feedback heavy doom-riffs to uncompromising black-thrash aggression; vocals fade into the back of the mix, echo through the poisonous dimensions, engulfed by an atmospheric abyss.

Valtiel - The Druid (9th of January)
Bandcamp: https://valtielak.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valtielAK/

The Druid cover art

Harsh and oppressive ritualistic swamp sludge from the waterlogged misty plains of . . . Alaska. Valtiel are monstrously heavy. Thou meets Electric Wizard. Three tracks spanning 22-minutes of stoner-doom grooves, harsh, pained shrieks and a swampy suffocating atmosphere. 

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