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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From BABYMETAL, ENTHEOS, and More Out Today - 4/1

Posted by on April 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

This edition might be the most diverse Weekly Injection yet with EDM metal, oodles of bass slaps, Mike Patton moaning, and more! To the metals…

The Algorithm – Brute Force81lHhfc4vhL._SL1200_

Genre: Electronic metal
Origin: Perpignan, France
Label: Fixt

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This is just some cool shit. Half djenty metal, half EDM, all instrumental. It totally isn't for everyone though as the beeps, boops and bass drops might drive some people a little crazy. Djent has infused electronic elements for a long time, but this band is bringing them to the forefront.

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Babymetal – Metal Resistance614OHTckzvL

Genre: Pop metal
Origin: Japan
Label: RAL/Sony

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Speaking of not for everyone… Babymetal, perhaps the most divisive band of the last decade, have returned with their second record of heavy J-Pop. Musically diverse and vocally adorable, Babymetal soar in every way on the new album. If you didn't get them by now, this album probably won't change your mind. Still, it's hard to deny that lightning struck twice with this phenomenon.

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Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika71BNHMNAjHL._SL1500_

Genre: Folk/Black metal
Origin: Helsinki, Finland
Label: Century Media

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I can hear your fingers pounding the keyboard already, "FUCK THIS SITE! WHERE IS THE REAL METAL?!" First off, eat a dick, second, here you go! On their seventh record, Moonsorrow are taking you on an epic journey with Jumalten Aika. It features five lengthy tracks of folksy, blackened metal that include some accordion, jaw harp, and recorder. These guys are doing their best to make recorders metal again!

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Entheos – The Infinite Nothing81RJHKwsVPL._SL1200_

Genre: Experimental deathcore
Origin: California/Tennesse
Label: Artery

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I half-expected this band to be a one-off project after their EP Primal, so I was pleasantly surprised when The Infinite Nothing was announced. Within the genre, this album is a game changer. The technicality, the genre blending, and the song writing on this record are all top notch. They've certainly earned the "experimental" label more than they deserve the "deathcore" label.

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Kaada/Patton – Bacteria Cult917h8h5sAoL._SL1500_

Genre: Experimental
Origin:  Stavanger, Norway/Eureka, California
Label: Ipecac

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Not metal. Not even rock really. However, everything Mike Patton does carries a fuck you attitude and, at the core, and I feel like that's pretty metal. The Kaada/Patton collaborations have been historically weird symphonic soundscapes rather than a verse-chorus song situations. This is no different, yet at the same time it is wildly different. If you feel like getting weird, and a little creepy this week, this is your record.

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Novembre – Ursa81Rmjd-1N0L._SL1200_

Genre: Progressive gothic/doom
Origin: Rome, Italy
Label: Peaceville

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I've been waiting for this album for a long, long time. Actually, I can't believe that I've already been rocking Novembre's last record, The Blue, for nine years. They haven't missed a beat in that time though. This record is epic, atmospheric, stunning doom that will engross the listener.

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Tombs – All Empires Fall818c-lfcKmL._SL1200_

Genre: Blackened post-metal
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Label: Relapse

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Ending this week in a heavy, dark place. This EP is for those that loved the band's 2014 breakthrough, Savage Gold. It is the logical continuation of that solid LP. If you're unfamiliar, this band is like if Nachtmystium cut the shit, drop-tuned super low, and beat the shit out of you.

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Also dropping today…

Abstracter / Dark Circles – Split (Sick Man Getting Sick/Sentient Ruin) – Blackened crust metal
Algoma / Chronobot – Split (Dead Beat) – Sludge/stoner
Barbarian – Cult Of The Empty Grave (Hells Headbangers) – Thrash/black metal
Bardus – Stella Porta (Solar Flare) – Sludge
The Bendal Interlude – Reign Of The Unblinking Eye (Black Bow) – Southern metal
Bossk – Audio Noir (Deathwish) – Sludge
Child Bite – Negative Noise (Housecore) – Post punk/art rock
The Convalescence – Poison Words (eOne) – Death metal/deathcore
Devour The Day – S.O.A.R.(Razor & Tie) – Nu metal
Embalmer – Emanations From The Crypt (Hells Headbangers) – Death metal
Ensiferum – Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits (Spinefarm) – Folk metal
Excruciation – Lutheran Psalms EP (Wormholedeath) – Death metal
Godzilla Black – Press The Flesh (Quisling) – Experimental
Goetic Equivalent – Goetic Equivalent (Ordo MCM) – Black metal
Graves At Sea – The Curse That Is (Relapse) – Sludge
Haxen – Haxen (Eternal Death) – Black metal
Hot Coffin – Hot Coffin (Triple Eye) – Rock
Human Fortress – Thieves In The Night (AFM) – Power metal
Hyperion – Seraphical Euphony (Black Lion) – Melodic black metal
Ill Omen – Ae.Thy.Rift (Nuclear War Now!) – Black metal
Inallsenses – Checkmate (Club Inferno) – Groove metal
In Dying Arms – Original Sin (Tragic Hero) – Deathcore
Interment – Scent Of The Buried (Dark Descent) – Death metal
Irkallian Oracle – Apollyon (Nuclear War Now!) – Black metal
Iron Mountain – Unum (Prophecy) – Doom
It Lives, It Breathes – Silver Knights (Stay Sick) – Electronic post-hardcore
Khroma – Stasis (Inverse) – Electronic alternative metal
Krigsgrav – Waves Of Degradation (Bindrune) – Melodic black metal
Lake Of Violet – The Startling Testimony Of Plumb Lines (Gilead Media) – Ambient
Lizzies – Good Luck (The Sign) – Heavy metal
Mamiffer – The World Unseen (Sige) – Post rock/drone
Murdryck – Antologi MMXV (Black Lion) – Black metal
Oryx / Languish – Split (Battleground) – Sludge
Smile Empty Soul – Shapeshifter (Pavement) – Hard rock
Soto – Divak (earMusic) – Heavy metal
Steel Jungle – Soidinmenot (Inverse) – Progressive
Tengger Cavalry – Mountain Side EP (Self) – Melodic death metal
Three Trapped Tigers – Silent Earthling (Superball) – Instrumental noise
Tusmorke – Fort Bak Lyset (Svart) – Psychedelic/progressive folk-rock
Unru – Als Tier Ist Der Mensch Nichts (Sentient Ruin) – Black metal/crust
Victorian Whore Dogs – Afternoonified (Hibernacula) – Sludge

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