THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From RAMMSTEIN, VALE OF PNATH, and More Out Today - 5/17
This week's new heavy metal releases includes your favorite groovy Germans, oodles of evil, and more!
To the metals…
Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir
Genre: Grindcore/Death Metal
Origin: Ocean City, Maryland
Full of Hell are a band known for well executed and purposefully unpleasant metal. Weeping Choir is a more dynamic showcase from the band as they explore more tempos and bend the their fans' expectations. Don't worry, it's still very unpleasant, but it's unpleasant in more ways.
Genetics – Cynosure
Genre: Progressive instrumental
Origin: Sydney, Australia
Buy now on Bandcamp.com
An instrumental band always has to do a little extra to hold the attention of a regular listener. Whether it be extra technical musicianship, hypothesizing rhythms, or atypical musical instrument inclusion. Well, on top of technical musicianship Genetics weave in spoken word moments from prominent scientists like Neil Degrasse Tyson, and doing so tells a story of sorts about life, space, and science. It's awesome nerdy shit.
Glassing – Spotted Horse
Genre: Atmospheric black metal/experimental
Origin: Austin, Texas
Label: Brutal Panda Record
Atmospheric black metal bands have become a dime a dozen, so it's cool when a band does a cool twist on the subgenre. Glassing inject something almost like mathcore into the sound and it winds up feeling like a wildly different experience. You wind up with the atmosphere of Alcest but the dissonance of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Necrosexual – The Gory Hole Overture In F#
Genre: Black metal
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Buy now Bandcamp.com
Metal takes itself too seriously, so someone like Necrosexual is so refreshing. This EP is pretty solid blend of old school style death metal and black metal, with some tongue in cheek elements. Humorous as he may be, Necro also has chops.
Rammstein – Untitled
Origin: Berlin, Germany
I feel like I don't really need to say anything. This is a new Rammstein album. If you like Rammstein, you'll like this. If nothing else, this gives them reason to tour, which is where the money is at with the band.
Vale Of Pnath – Accursed EP
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Origin: Denver, Colorado
VoP have returned with their first batch of new music since 2016's II and after so many line-up changes. People seemed to have left and returned between this and their last album. Anyway, hats off to whomever is playing on this evil sounding batch of seven tracks. It's a fun, but all to quick, listening experience.
Also dropping today…
Artificial Language – Now We Sleep (Self-released) – Progressive
Avatar – The King Live In Paris (eOne) – Melodic death metal
Bethlehem – Lebe dich leer (Prophecy Productions) – Blackened doom
Calyx – Vientos Arcaicos (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Black metal
Diamond Construct – Diamond Construct (Greyscale Records) – Metalcore
Dommengang – No Keys (Thrill Jockey) – Heavy metal/blues
Duel – Valley of Shadows (Heavy Psych Sounds) – Doom/psychedelic
Eat Your Heart Out – Florescence (Fearless) – Alternative rock
Encoffination – We Proclaim Your Death, O' Lord (Selfmadegod) – Death metal
Entombed – Clandestine – Live (Threeman) – Death metal
Eye of the Destroyer – Baptized in Pain (High Potency) – Death metal
Fractures & Outlines – Defenseless (Self-Release) – Post-hardcore
Hot Suede – Hot Suede (Self-released) – Rock
Lo-Pan – Subtle (Aqualamb) – Stoner
October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia) – Melodic doom
Paladin – Ascension (Prosthetic) – Power metal/thrash
Rosetta Stone – Seems Like Forever (Cleopatra) – Gothic rock
Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus (Season Of Mist) – Doom
Stray From The Path – Smash 'Em Up: Live In Europe 2019 (UNFD) – Hardcore
Summoner's Circle – Become None (Pavement Entertainment) – Doom
Worshipper – Light in the Wire (Tee Pee Records) – Heavy metal