Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week's top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks.
DEVILOOF – Ishtar
Visual kei deathcore weirds out even more with this Japanese crew. Unrelenting attack, twin vocals flit from hyper-technical squelch to soaring emo-melodic passages all executed with precision and maximum confusion.
SEPTAGE – Of Gangrene Limbs
Septage's new 'Septisk Eradikasyon' EP is a multi-appendaged beast thrashing around in rhythmic and arrhythmic frenzy, gurgling grind-gore from the pit sure to add some extra dinner music for your Carcass fans' next buffet.
OXYGEN DESTROYER – The Plague Spreading Horror From 20,000 Fathoms
How can you not dig this dirt-clotted Kaiju-themed thrash trash (named for the weapon that killed Godzilla in the original 1954 flick)? After demos, splits and one 2018 LP OD are back with 'Sinister Monstrosities Spawned by the Unfathomable Ignorance of Humankind', rife with more terror-laced eminations from the throat of Lord Kaiju and all-around instrumental mayhem.
WITCHCRYER – I Rise
The Austin group rolls on some of Sabbath's more animated, uptempo moves to conjure up great hard rock swagger. Topping if off is excellent vocalist Suzy Bravo multitracking some commanding pipes, sweet and soaring melodies amidst a distinct groove, their proto-metal opting for a modern production technique that suits them just fine. 'When Their Gods Come For You' is out on Ripple August 20th.
MORBIFIC – Cadaveric Maggot Farm
These Finns rain death metal riffage on all with heaping doses of claustrophobic atmosphere (song title example: "Sulfuric Funeral") and do it well. No envelopes pushed in the genre, simply drop in and experience some fellows with a complete handle on the sound of 1990 and gleefully tearing up faces with it.
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