This week's new heavy metal releases include some doom, some death doom, some death metal, and some more!
To the metals…
Cannabis Corpse – Nug So Vile
Genre: Death metal
Origin: Richmond, Virginia
Label: Season Of Mist
Landphil and his smoky pals are back with their sixth album of stoner death metal. I guess it would be "stoner's death metal." Fans of of Cryptopsy will note the nod to their album None So Vile. I can't imagine Crytopsy utilizing cartoon weed monsters in their videos though.
Dawn of Disease – Procession of Ghosts
Genre: Melodic death metal
Origin: Osnabrück, Germany
Label: Napalm Records
If you've ever wondered what Amon Amarth would be like if they were a little more grim and a lot less into vikings then DoD is your band. These guys have all the melodic guitar lines you'd want from a band of their sort, but they have more blast beats than their peers. This must be due to something in the German water.
Mamiffer – The Brilliant Tabernacle
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Label: SIGE Records
Buy now from Bandcamp
Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner are bringing all kinds of atmosphere on the couple's fifth album off post-rock bliss. This sounds like the waiting room playlist for purgatory. It's beautiful, yet oddly unnerving.
Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites
Genre: Death metal
Origin: Greenville, South Carolina
Label: Nuclear Blast
It's been four long years since everyone's favorite Egyptian-themed death metal band destroyed our ear-drums. This will be the first without long-time guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade, so that might feel a little odd. However, Karl Sanders is still leading the charge, and is now sharing guitar and vocal duties with Enthean's Brian Kingsland. Kingsland fits right in and even brings a little bit of freshness to the band.
Novembers Doom – Nephilim Grove
Genre: Doom/Death metal
Origin: Chicago, Illinois
Metalheads looking for something a little more chill this week should get on Nephilim Grove. They have all the monstrous growls, but have plenty of melody. Also, these guys take their time with riffs. A solid doom offering from a band nearing thirty years in the game.
Silvertomb – Edge Of Existence
Genre: Hard rock/doom
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Label: Long Branch Records
Silvertomb have been around for a bit in a variety of bands, but this is their debut album as a unit. It features Johnny and Kenny from Type O Negative, their bandmate Hank from Seventh Void, Joseph from Agnostic Front, and Aaron from Empyreon. Fans of Seventh Void, like myself, will dig this a lot. And fans of Type O with still enjoy this as it'll bring back memories of the moments with Kenny shined on vocals.
Wilderun – Veil of Imagination
Genre: Symphonic progressive metal
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts
Buy now on Bandcamp
Now I'll end this week with a band you may not know about. Wilderun are prog for fans of Opeth, Enslaved, Borknagar, and Ayreon. They're as epic as they are technical, and good golly are they great on this album. Prog dogs, get on this.
Also dropping today…
American Grim – Ultra Black (eOne) – Hard rock/nu metal
Angel Witch – Angel Of Light (Metal Blade) – Heavy metal
Apotheus – The Far Star (Black Lion Records) – Progressive metal
Byzanthian Neckbeard – Minaton (self release) – Stoner/doom
Counterparts – Nothing Left To Love (Pure Noise Records) – Heavy metal
Cunts – Cunts (Ipecac Recordings) – Grindcore
Dawn Of Disease – Procession Of Ghosts (Napalm) – Melodic death metal
Deaf Rat – Ban The Light (AFM) – Heavy metal
Eluveitie – Live At Masters Of Rock (Nuclear Blast) – Folk metal
Eskimo Callboy – Rehab (Red) – Metalcore
Fire From The Gods – American Sun (Eleven Seven/Rise) – Metalcore
Highly Suspect – MCID (Atlantic) – Blues rock
I Built The Sky – The Zenith Rise (Self-release) – Progressive/shred
Locean – Chav Anglais (Artificial Head Records) – Experimental/noise
One More Weekend – Listen (Sliptrick Records) – Rock
Paganizer – The Tower Of The Morbid (Transcending Obscurity) – Death metal
Purulent Necrosis – Cadaverized Humanity (Comatose Music) – Brutal death metal
Red – The Evening Hate (Red Entertainment/The Fuel Music)
Rising Insane – Porcelain (Long Branch) – Metalcore
Sarke – Gastwerso (Indie) – Black metal/thrash
Stray From The Path – Internal Atomics (UNFD) – Hardcore
Une Misere – Sermon (Nuclear Blast) – Hardcore
Violation Wound – Dying to Live, Living to Die (Peaceville) – Punk/metal
Voyager – Colours Of The Sun (Season Of Mist) – Progressive metal
Woodhawk – Violent Nature (Self-Release) – Stoner
Xeno Ooze – Parasligm Shift (Last World Records) – Grindcore
Year of the Cobra – Ash and Dust (Prophecy) – Stoner/Doom