Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week's top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks.
CULTED – Lifers
Culted have returned once again on Season of Mist to inflict their distinct brand of experimental black/industrial/doom, and this teaser to their February 'Nous' LP release. Squalls of feedback and warped phasing soundscapes flank riffage that sounds like it's being pumped through blown amp heads, primitive percussion and fuzzed-out hissy vocals abound, this will be the deep-freeze soundtrack of your mid-winter, and they'll also be hosting a special on Gimme around release time as well.
METH LEPPARD – Woke
A bit of Australian grindcore from this past year to remind everyone to check out the <a href="https://gcbtmedia.veeps.com/stream/schedule">GGA's virtual festival</a> going on December 19th and 20th. 20 Bands from all corners of the earth streaming live and all 20 will be hosting one sonic traffic jam of a preview special on Gimme Metal coming up Friday the 11th at 1pm ET! Don't fill up on appetizers before you come in!
CREPUSCLE D'HIVER – Tyran de la tour Immaculée
French heavies Sturrm and NKLS return for a new LP 'Par-Delà Noireglaces Et Brumes-Sinistres' and continue on their merry way of transporting listeners' minds to a medieval dungeon, caking layers of black metal filth and fury along the pathway. Hopeless and well executed.
BORIS w/MERZBOW – Boris
The newest collaboration between these Japanese heavies finds their reunion doing what it does best: taking Boris's genre-fuck towering amplitude and soaking it in a deep layer of Masami Akita's otherworldly sonic mess. To add a further concept, it's a Melvins cover pertaining to Boris themselves. Deconstructed of course. Killer video to boot!
OREAMNOS – Shadows of Misery
Repetitive, growling, dismal sounds from the duo formerly behind Weverin. Godzilla-like stompings of downtuned doom riffs rise and fall around thrashy outbursts and general malaise moments of hovering, circling atmospheric experimentation that offers no direction but occasionally swoops in for a peck at your eyeballs.
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