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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From SUICIDE SILENCE, KING WOMAN, and More Out Today – 2/24

In this edition I "forget" to mention the release you're most excited for just to piss you off, I make you ask snarky question "And you call yourself 'Metal' Injection?", I talk about records that came out, and more! To the metals…

In this edition I "forget" to mention the release you're most excited for just to piss you off, I make you ask snarky question "And you call yourself 'Metal' Injection?", I talk about records that came out, and more! To the metals...

In this edition I "forget" to mention the release you're most excited for just to piss you off, I make you ask snarky question "And you call yourself 'Metal' Injection?", I talk about records that came out, and more! To the metals…

Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy a1p2sts0pdl-_sl1500_

Genre: Experimental
Origin: Guadalajara, Mexico/El Paso, Texas/Montesano, Washington
Label: Ipecac

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This is one part Le Butcherettes, one part Mars Volta/At The Drive In, and two parts Melvins. On paper it seems like it would be a weird combinaiton, but it works really well. This gets weird at times, but the riffs are solid. A favorite of mine for the year so far. Check Kevin's take on it here.


Disperse – Foreword a2633322351_10

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Gmina Przeworsk, Poland
Label: Season Of Mist

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I was totally unfamiliar with this band before this post, thank fuck I found them. This is more of a post-rock/experimental record, but there are plenty rhythmic quasi-djenty moments. I've sadly only heard a little of it so far (hint hint fellas), but I look Foreward to the rest.


Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars 91owe1n1myl-_sl1500_

Genre: Symphonic death metal
Origin: Montreal, Canada
Label: Napalm

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I hear you whining, "where's the metal" already. Here you go. Some Roman themed melodic death metal from the dude in Kataklysm. You'll head bang, you'll want to go into battle, and, heck, you might even learn something.


Immolation – Atonement 91m-8esuvvl-_sl1417_

Genre: Death metal
Origin: Yonkers, New York
Label: Nuclear Blast

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Aaron says in best in his review. "Every genre of music has that band. You know, the one that completely changes the way people think about music and the ways in which it can be executed…When it comes to death metal, Immolation is one of those bands." Enough said. Well, I mean read the full review still, but these guys are masters.


King Woman – Created In The Image Of Suffering 91u7i4kv7jl-_sl1500_

Genre: Doom/Shoegaze
Origin: San Francisco, California
Label: Relapse

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On their sophomore record, King Woman return to continue their unique blend of devastatingly heavy doom and crippling emotional shoegaze. It's so easy to get lost in this record in more way than one. My cat doesn't seem too fond it as I listen to some while writing this, but don't let that stop you from checking it out.


Felix Martin – Mechanical Nations 61o3s3p0sul-_ss500

Genre: 13-String guitar jazz/fusion/etc
Origin: Los Angeles, California by way of Brazil
Label: Felix Martin

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Ambidextrous guitar tapper Felix Martin has been making other guitarists feel inferior for a few years now, and his latest album will very much do the same. I haven't heard too much of it, but I'm sure its melodic, thumpy, instrumental not-quite metal. I've enjoyed his previous records. This will probably also do the trick.


The Mute Gods – …Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth 91orzevccql-_sl1500_

Genre: Progressive
Origin: England
Label: InsideOut

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I already expressed my love for these guys on the first Thinking Man's Thursday, so peep that. For the TLDR version; This is Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Kajagoogoo), Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, ex-Necrophagist, lots more), and Roger King (Steve Hackett of Genesis' solo band). Together they make interesting, spacey prog rock.


Power Trip – Nightmare Logic 81s7qll-ql-_sl1200_

Genre: Thrash/crossover
Origin: Dallas, Texas
Label: Southern Lord

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I saw this band play on a rooftop in Austin, Texas once, and their show was so intense that it got shut down by people that booked them. That was a few years ago, and they haven't calmed down one bit. So if you're looking for some intense hardcore infused thrash, get on this.


Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Ensayo De Un Desaparecidoa1433640321_10

Genre: Experimental
Origin: El Paso, Texas
Label: Ipecac

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Every other week like clockwork, this guy is! Here's more re-imaginings of Omar's previous work. I am starting to feel like these Ipecac releases are cheating. Anyway, this time it's all songs from his Xenophanes record, which was a favorite of mine from his solo output. If you're an Omar fan and you only have enough time or money for one of his records this week, go Crystal Fairy, but this is still a fun thing to stream once or twice.

Sample it here.


Six Feet Under – Torment 81ywkm1ejql-_sl1500_

Genre: Death metal/groove metal
Origin: Tampa, Florida
Label: Metal Blade

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Chris Barnes and pals are back with their twelfth of dirty, groovy death metal. Nothing crazy going on here, but if you're a SFU fan, you'll probably enjoy it?


Suicide Silence – Suicide Silence 918rg82qs2l-_sl1500_

Genre: Deathcore
Origin: Riverside, California
Label: Nuclear Blast

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I've never been a Suicide Silence fan, but (on paper) I respect the spirit of this album. They're consciously playing with their sound to avoid stagnating like the rest of the scene they came up with. Including clean vocals, and Deftones-esque atmosphere is probably going to lose some people, but whatever. They're artists, it's their art, and they don't owe anyone else anything.


Unearthly Trance – Stalking The Ghost 81di3e60mbl-_sl1500_

Genre: Sludge/Doom
Origin: New York City, New York
Label: Relapse

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Fuzz? Check. Feedback? Check. Devastating heaviness? CHECK! Unearthly Trance give you all the sludge you could hope for in (mostly) bite-sized portions.


Also dropping today…

American Grim – Freakshow (eOne) – Nu metal
Antropomorphia – Sermon ov Wrath (Metal Blade) – Death metal
Arduini/Balich – Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur) – Progressive
Armored Saint – Carpe Noctum (Metal Blade) – Live heavy metal
Aseethe – Hopes Of Failure (Thrill Jockey) – Drone/doom
Benighted – Necrobreed (Season Of Mist) – Death metal/grindcore
Bloodbound – War Of Dragons (AFM) – Power metal
A Breach Of Silence – Secrets (Eclipse) – Melodic death metal/metalcore
Dario Lorina – Death Grip Tribulations (Shrapnel) – Shred
Death Alley – Live At Roadburn (Tee Pee) – "heavy punked-out proto-metal"
Hark – Machinations (Season Of Mist) – Stoner
Kill The Precedent – Some Version Of The Truth (minus HEAD Records) – Industrial/crossover
Kingnomad – Mapping The Inner Void (Ripple) – Doom rock
King Gizzard And The The Lizard Wizard – Microtonal Banana (ATO Records) – "Garage"
Mordbrand – Wilt (Carnal) – Death metal
My Sleeping Karma – Mela Ananda: Live (Napalm) – Stoner/psychadelic
Place Vendome – Close To The Sun (Frontiers) – Hard rock
Pyogenesis – A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM) – Alt rock
Reaping Asmodeia – Inpuritize (Prosthetic) – Technical deathcore
So This Is Suffering – Palace Of The Pessimist (Unique Leader) – Deathcore
Striker – Striker (Record Breaking) – Heavy metal
Tokyo Motor Fist – Tokyo Motor Fist (Frontiers) – Glam
Unruly Child – Can’t Go Home (Frontiers) – Melodic rock
Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard – Supersonic Rock ‘N Roll (Napalm) – Stoner blues

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