Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week's top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks.
GRAVESEND – End of the Line
Blackened Death from NYC not afraid to take it into the grind zone. Gauzy filth caking the chordage sitting dissonantly alongside garbled growls, rhythms thwrapping your head dully like a plastic garbage bag full of street rats. I heart NY.
SCALP – Bastard Land
Brutal new metalcore sitting squarely between the tinnitus-inducing anarchy of Full of Hell and the facepunching bottom-end heft of Converge.
HIGH ON FIRE – 10,000 Years
Dusting off this amp-smoldering classic as Gimme has just reissued HoF's double LP The Art of Self Defense, now on sale exclusively through the Gimme Metal Vinyl Club in limited edition this week, right now at shop.gimmeradio.com (translucent blue vinyl run with Gimme enamel pin!). This is a landmark, massive album, featuring Pike with Des Kensel and George Rice, and Matt himself talks to our Jim Santanella about it Friday January 22nd 10am PT/1pm ET on our netwaves.
THE CROOKED WHISPERS – Profane Pleasure
Hypersaturated fuzz cave monster rock here, negative in every capacity. Lyrically/thematically a little bit clubbing one over the head a bit of monochromatic 'we are dark' vibe but sonically this one busts open a whole new dimension and should be investigated post haste.
PARANORM – Critical Mass
From their forthcoming Redefining Darkness release, these Swedes lay down a crisp line of well-schooled thrash, feeding in some progressive flights of fancy.
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