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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From PESTILENCE, CRONIAN, and More Out Today – 11/12

I feel like Andy Rooney or Peter Griffin every time I write one of these intros. I sometimes want so bad to just start with "You know what really grinds my gears?" then also bitch about metal Christmas sweaters. Alas, Ol Man Dan's feeling alright this week.

To the (mostly death) metals…

Cronian – Erathems 1234411_427782770675199_1698064661_n

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Bergen, Norway
Label: Season Of Mist

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It isn't surprising when two of the key players of Borknagar break off to and make music together for it to sound a lot like Borknagar, is it? Vintersorg and Oystein Brun have once again created a fantastic epic progressive metal experience with Earthems. It sounds like the sequel to Borknagar's Urd and this is not a bad thing.


Demonical – Darkness Unbound 51CdCWaYYLL

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Avesta, Sweden
Label: Metal Blade

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If you ever are in a situation where you need to tell someone about the non-In Flames Swedish Death Metal scene, show them this album. These guys manage to retain melody and memorable song passages, but they are fucking brutal. It just sounds so very Swedish.


Glorior Belli – Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls gloriorbelli_cover

Genre: Black Metal
Origin: Paris, France
Label: Agonia

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Musical diversity and black metal don't often go together. Glorior Belli bring a blackened take to stoner metal, rock n roll, and even a little doom. The only band I've heard diverge this much from the blackened norm has been Nachtmystium. I dig.


Obliteration – Black Death Horizon 91dMEcMrQHL._SL1500_

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Kolbotn, Norway
Label: Relapse

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Oh hey, a classic death metal throw back band. Fans of Autopsy  and the likes will either dig this or complain about how the band attempts (and succeeds) to make music that sounds just like their influences.


Pestilence – Obsideo 81ZCIgBWDdL._SL1400_

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Enschede, Netherlands
Label: Candlelight

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Welcome to part three of Death metal week on The Weekly Injection. Up next we have some of the OG technical death metal. They have yet to present any hints that they may incorporate fusion back into their sound. Maybe on their next record.


Vastum – Patricidal Lust spin050_Vastum_COVhires-550x550

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: San Francisco, California
Label: 20 Buck Spin

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Heavy as balls groovy death metal from the Bay. Rob described it as " …something grimey and sludy to get me in a good mood." I can't say I disagree.


Also dropping today…

Artical – Illusion X (Pitch Black)
Brutal Truth/Bastard Noise – Axiom of Post Inhumanity Split (Relapse)
Chronos Zero – A Prelude Into Emptiness (Bakerteam)
Cokegoat – Vessel (Economy Of Motion)
Crawling Chaos – Repellent Gastronomy (Memorial)
Dark Funeral – In The Sign… Re-Release (Century Media)
Dark Funeral – The Secrets Of The Black Arts Re-Release (Century Media)
Dark Funeral – Vobiscum Satanas Re-Release (Century Media)
Darkmoon Warrior – Nuke 'Em All (WTC)
Drugs Of Faith – Architectural Failures (Malokul)
Endstille – Kapitulation 2013 (Season Of Mist)
Epica – Retrospect DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast)
Exivious – Liminal (Season of Mist)
Hammer Fight – Chug Of War (Horror Gore Pain Death)
Handful Of Hate – To Perdition (Code666)
Heart Of A Coward – Severance (Century Media)
Heretics In The Lab – Suture (Sacrifice)
Index For Potential Suicide – The Newest Youth Rebellion Re-Release (Foreign Sounds)
Inner Shrine – Pulsar (Bakerteam)
It's Casual – The New Los Angeles II (Stoked)
Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn Re-Release (Razor & Tie)
Malevolence – Reign Of Suffering (Siege Of Amida)
Man Must Die – Peace Was Never An Option (Lifeforce)
Nocturnal Graves – From The Bloodline Of Cain (Hells Headbangers)
Pentagram Chile – The Malefice (Cyclone Empire)
Psyclon Nine – Order Of The Shadow: Act I (Metropolis)
The Saddest Landscape & My Fictions – When You Are Close, I Am Gone (Topshelf)
Satan's Wrath – Aeons Of Satan's Reign (Metal Blade)
Slave Zero – Disambiguated Visonary EP (Double Standard)
Solstafir – Í Blóði og Anda (In Blood and Spirit) (Season Of Mist)
State Faults – Resonate/Desperate (No Sleep)
Stonecast – Heroikos (Pitch Black)
Thaclthi – Erat Ante Oculos (Avantgarde)
Valkyrja – The Antagonist's Fire (WTC)
Weekend Nachos – Still (Relapse)
YOB – Catharsis Re-Release (Profound Lore)

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