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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Plus releases from Amorphis, Author & Punisher, Heavy Meta, Cult of Luna, Once Human, Voivod, and WAIT.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include a diverse mini-album, surf/gospel/black metal, "cowboy nintendocore," and more! To the metals…

Amorphis – Halo

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Genre: Melodic death metal/doom
Origin: Helsinki, Finland
Label: Atomic Fire

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Starting with the fourteenth record from the melodic metal mainstay. Halo completes a trilogy of albums by Amorphis that started with Under The Red Cloud. Compared to that record and its follow-up Queen Of Time, this one feels like a more straight-ahead record, which is not a bad thing. Jordan's first review is here.

Author & Punisher – Krüller

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Genre: Industrial/noise
Origin: San Diego, California
Label: Relapse

On Tristan Shone's ninth album under the A&P banner, he's slowing things down a bit and embracing the 80's more than ever. This certainly isn't a dance record, but you cannot miss the throwback atmosphere. While retaining the darkness and weirdness of an Author & Punisher record, it is also oddly accessible. Riley has a bunch of words on the album here.

Cult Of Luna – The Long Road North

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Genre: Sludge/post-metal
Origin: Umeå, Sweden
Label: Metal Blade

Cult of Luna have always done something a little different on each release. It would be easy for them to phone in a record in their style and still kill it. I respect the push for evolution. The Long Road North includes some of their sharpest turns in some time. This has some of their most active and some of their most heart-wrenching material ever. Ben's full review is here.

Heavy Meta – Mana Regmata

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Genre: Progressive/experimental metal
Origin: Lowell, Massachusetts
Label: Self-released

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The other day we put up this record's full album stream and it lead with the line, "Up for some blackened progressive cowboy nintendocore?" This very much got my attention. Mana Regmata is an all over the place record that touches on those elements (maybe not so much "cowboy," but what does that mean anyway?) and a lot more. This is fine chaotic math metal.

Napalm Death – Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Genre: Death metal/grindcore
Origin: Birmingham, England
Label: Century Media

Over this mini-album/EP/whatever you're getting a lot of different flavors of Napalm Death. There are a couple covers, hardcore fury, industrial-ish experimentation, and more. It's a jam-packed half hour. Necrosexual has a full review here.

Once Human – Scar Weaver

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Genre: Groove/melodic death metal
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Label: earMusic

If you're looking for some grooves and lots of melody then Scar Weaver is the one for you this week. This is the band's first full album in five years which I can only assume was due to Logan Mader touring with Machine Head. They've had a lot of time to nail down their sound, and returned with their finest work yet. Check out Frank's chat with the band here.

Voivod – Synchro Anarchy

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Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: Jonquière, Quebec
Label: Century Media

There really is no other band like Voivod. They've had forty years of being impossible to label succinctly. Synchro Anarchy is their fifteenth album of thrashy, atmospheric, experimental, technical, dissonant, blah blah blah. I could keep tossing out descriptors and still only scratch the surface. If you like metal weirdness of any era, put this in your ears.

WAIT – The End of Noise

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From ZEAL & ARDOR, NAPALM DEATH & More Out Today 2/11

Genre: Progressive death metal
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland
Label: The Artisan Era)

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Pairing oddly well with Voivod, here we have the debut full-length from We Are In Transit. While there was a stellar EP already , It took eleven years to get their full record out (presumably because the band has been busy with members being in everything from Death To All, Exist, Svengahli, Obscura, and more), but the WAIT (see what I did there?) is over, and the result is wonderful. Hear it all here.

Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor

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Genre: Avant-garde metal
Origin: Basel, Switzerland/New York City
Label: MVKA

Concluding this (solid) week with one of the most interesting bands in metal. Zeal & Ardor's mix of gospel, blues, and black metal seemed like it would have a short shelf life, but Manuel Gagneux is combining even more sounds this time to evolve this project while retaining it's unique core. This self-titled record includes moments of indie, surf guitar, and more unexpected turns I won't spoil. Frank sat down with Manuel to talk about the record here.

Also dropping this week…

  • BacksliderPsychic Rot (To Live A Lie Records) – Grindcore/powerviolence
  • CaveatAlchemy (Self-released) – Melodic death metal/progressive
  • City Of LightsBefore The Sun Sets (Frontiers) – Hard rock
  • Creeping Flesh – And Then The Bombs Came (Emanzipation) – Death metal – Full album stream
  • Death PanaceaA Pace December (Avantgarde Music) – Atmospheric black metal
  • Degreed – Are You Ready (Frontiers) – Hard rock
  • The Devils Of Loudun – Escaping Eternity (The Artisan Era) – Melodic death metal – Full album stream
  • DødsleieImmortal Hand (Bat Magick Records) – Black metal
  • FostermotherThe Ocean (Ripple Music) – Doom
  • Girish And The Chronicles – Hail To The Heroes (Frontiers) – Hard rock
  • GloamusSullen Dusk over Ice Trodden Arteries (Self-released) Black metal
  • GreyhawkCall of the Hawk (Fighter Records) – Heavy/power metal
  • HammrEternal Possession (Hells Headbangers) – Black/speed metal
  • Hangman's Chair – A Loner (Nuclear Blast) – Doom
  • In Hearts WakeKaliyuga Booster Pack (UNFD) – Metalcore
  • Inhuman NatureUnder The Boot (Church Road Records) – Crossover/thrash
  • JestrThe Dead & Riches (Self-released) – Hard rock/alternative
  • Jizzy Pearl's Love/HateHell, CA (Golden Robot) – Hard rock
  • KarmanjakaGates of Muspel (Grind to Death Records) – Progressive black metal
  • Kill AltersArmed To The Teeth L.M.O.M.M. (Hausu Mountain) – Experimental/industrial – Full album stream
  • LegendariumUnder the Spell of Destruction (Self-released) – Heavy metal
  • LifesickMisanthropy (Isolation Records) – Death metal/punk
  • Lionville – So Close To Heaven (Frontiers) – Melodic rock
  • Mariangela Demurtas – Dark Ability EP (Self-released) – Gothic metal
  • MesenterySoulfucker (Dr. Music Records) – Death metal
  • Mortuary DrapeWisdom – Vibration – Repent (Peaceville Records) – Black/death metal
  • Naked Gypsy Queens – Georgiana EP (Mascot) – Rock
  • Near Death ConditionAscent From The Mundane (Unique Leader)
  • Nervochaos – All Colors Of Darkness (Emanzipation) – Death metal
  • Night Cobra – Dawn Of The Serpent (Irongrip/High Roller) – Heavy metal
  • Shield of WingsUnfinished (Elderpath Records) – Symphonic metal
  • The Silent WeddingEgo Path (Self-released) – Heavy/power metal
  • Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators4 (Gibson) – Hard rock
  • StalkerStalker (Wormholedeath) – Heavy metal
  • Ten – Here Be Monsters (Frontiers)
  • Tersivel – To The Orphic Void (Uprising) – Doom/death metal
  • TheandricFlight Among the Tombs (Self-released) – Heavy metal
  • Eddie Vedder – Earthling (Republic) – Rock
  • Whales Don't FlyThe Golden Sea (Raging Planet Records) – Progressive metal/thrash
  • WithermoonA Testament to Our Will (Adirondack Black Mass) – Black metal
  • ZadraGuiding Star (Frontiers) – Melodic rock
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