Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week's top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks.
ABHORIA – False Idols
Comprised of ex-members of Ashen Horde, Catheter and Vimana, Abhoria's crisp take on classic black metal (particularly Immortal) retains a faithfulness with a modernity that is well played. The latest and self titled release is coming our way on Prosthetic soon, and be sure to mark your calendars as the band takes over Gimme on February 1st!
BORIS – Drowning By Numbers
Enduring and never running in place, Japan's Boris have landed on Sacred Bones with their new 'W' LP out January 21st, and it sounds glorious. Howling wind guitars, backwards water flow, crackling electronics and Wata's sublime whispers swirl in the mix far from the Melvins' towering-amp vibes from Boris' days of yore. Noise Age? A true leap into new terrain and always interesting to hear what their next door that opens leads to.
AEVITERNE – The Ailing Facade
Like fellow New Yawkers Imperial Triumphant, Aeviterne know how to whip up the No Wave-soaked atmosphere and alleyways, a crushing death metal variant at hand here blasting any textures and structures into pieces while still threading the needle. Imagine Gorguts with the hovering buzz of "Death Valley 69" looming overhead with a total furnace of unplaceable instrumentation wallowing around trying to escape a tarpit. The band features Garett Bussanick and Eric Rizk formerly of Flourishing, and as a consolidated unit they create a real cacophony of total destruction and disorientation.
MYRDØD – Orb Weaver
Recent discovery to our ears from Anthony Bartkewicz's Grave Convulsions weekly blast, this bizarre outfit released three LPs and 4 EPs in 2021! The duo of vocalist Fractal Creature and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Søppelskaler summon forth a gaseous heap of billowing warped atmosphere, ungodly distant cries and a unlikely wedding of dungeon synth and ferocious black metal undercurrents. It's unlike anything we've ever heard and still, really, are unable to fully pin it down, so just lay back and soak in the cosmic claustrophobia here.
PANTHEIST – Wilderness
Epic, surrealist doom emanating from Greek artist Kostant Pangiotou who's been at it for the best part of the last two decades. Almost spaghetti-western vibes swirl around thick billowing clouds of amplified guitar, restrained croaks from the back corner of the mix swirl the gothic and grandiose.
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