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Akimbo - City of the Stars (CD) Cover Art Akimbo - City of the Stars (CD)



City of the Stars is heavy but without a ton of distortion, and the songs have an almost mathy-type feel to them. With the jagged, hoarse vocals, Akimbo take on a more abrasive quality. It's a hectic, chaotic album. Songs start and stop without warning, yet all the time maintaining momentum. It’s like they’ve created a perpetual motion machine that runs on madness. If that doesn’t entice you to check them out, I don’t know what will.

The tracks are melodically versatile and the vocals beautifully abrasive. At times it will feel like you're listening to a classic rock station, then swept up by '80s punk and hardcore only to be laid out flat by the intense vocals and riffs. City of the Stars successfully embodies the elements of the hard rock and punk evolution.

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Akimbo - Elephantine (LP) Cover Art Akimbo - Elephantine (LP)

180 gram vinyl!

To describe their sound, I'd have to say imagine thirty thousand Rick James bitch slaps. Now imagine how those would feel if they were delivered audibly through eleven tracks with names like "Bitten from the Thigh of Zeus" and "I'm a Fucking Ice Giant." That's right, not only do they tear shit up, but they have a God complex as well. What makes this band distinctive is its use of time signatures and complete use of instruments. The bass plays the most insane riffs and chords, complemented by the guitar screeching out. This is all tied together by some of the heaviest drumming full of crash cymbals, fills, and syncopated hi-hats and rides. The vocals are guttural and growling without being all crappy and tough guy like every band out there with either "death" or "bleeding" in their name. What you get from this record is most likely what you'll hear at the live show. No overproduction, and no fucking Auto-Tune. This shit is the real deal.

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Atriarch - Forever the End (LP) Cover Art Atriarch - Forever the End (LP)



Oppressive in its atmosphere and crafted with an unrelenting darkness of aesthetic, Forever the End, from Portland, Oregon’s Atriarch is an intelligent masterwork that harkens to a very particular sense of drama. It’s a grieving, sorrowful atmosphere, playing modern doom tonality off depressive ‘90s-style guitar weeping that’s more Gothic than “gothic,” but owes something to drunken teenage late nights spent hanging out in cemeteries nonetheless. The four mostly-extended tracks of Forever the End keep to linear structures, and the result is they flow together almost as one larger piece. That they’re wrapped around a central and pervasive sonic misanthropy only enhances this feel, and through all of “Plague,” “Shadows,” “Fracture” and “Downfall,” Atriarch balance doomed heaviness with black metal’s cultish sensibility, vocalist Lenny resting far back in the mix for vicious cavern screams or cutting through with a sort of monotonic clean singing.

It’s an easy release to be excited about for its effective blend of modern doom and black metal – like Cough’s first record with more emotional flair – but Atriarch back up the surface hype with an obvious strive for individuality that one imagines will only help distinguish them going forward. Heavy tone, heavy heart.

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Batillus - Concrete Sustain (CD) Cover Art Batillus - Concrete Sustain (CD)



Two years after breaking through with Furnace, Brooklyn's finest, Batillus, are back with Concrete Sustain, a collection of six fairly lengthy but surprisingly lean and focused updates on the band's industrial sludge repertoire. Representing more of a refinement of the existing Batillus sound rather than an evolution per se, Concrete Sustain dials back the atmospherics just a smidge without sacrificing any of the bottom end. Heavy is and always will be the Batillus stock-in-trade. "Concrete" is hands down the band's catchiest song to date, which hardly makes it a radio friendly unit shifter but if you can get that damned chorus out of your head you're a more disciplined man than I.

"Beset" is probably the most "vintage" tune here, eight minutes of unexpurgated post-metal squall casually punctuated with scowling proclamations of grimy sludge hate. "Rust" is the only overtly industrial-themed track on the album, and though it offers a little spice-of-variety to an album already chock full of such, it also serves as a reminder that the rest of the songs work just as well without any electronic ornamentation. This is a group that has outgrown anything so forced as inter-genre alchemy experiments. While Concrete Sustain would be highly recommended for the track "Concrete" alone, this is really must own material as a whole for anyone whose tastes straddle those oft-blurred lines between sludge, doom and post-whatever. The fact that the band tour like madmen and are probably soundchecking in your local dive bar's basement as you read this only serves to make them all the more inescapable. 2013 is the year of Batillus.

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Batillus - Furnace (CD) Cover Art Batillus - Furnace (CD)



New York doom act Batillus is finally dropping the long-awaited debut full-length album “Furnace.” Now fully equipped with a vocalist, Batillus is filling out its sound and taking the reins of its own destiny. The long stretches of simmering doom found in previous outings are all here, but cranked up a notch as the group finds its footing and looks to make an impact on the sludgy metal scene. Fans of massive riffs and being crushed to death in slow motion have got a fantastic album to look forward to in “Furnace.” For a debut full-length, Batillus has done something pretty spectacular.

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Batillus - Furnace (LP) Cover Art Batillus - Furnace (LP)



New York doom act Batillus is finally dropping the long-awaited debut full-length album “Furnace.” Now fully equipped with a vocalist, Batillus is filling out its sound and taking the reins of its own destiny. The long stretches of simmering doom found in previous outings are all here, but cranked up a notch as the group finds its footing and looks to make an impact on the sludgy metal scene. Fans of massive riffs and being crushed to death in slow motion have got a fantastic album to look forward to in “Furnace.” For a debut full-length Batillus has done something pretty spectacular.

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Buried at Sea - She Lived for Others but Died for Us (LP) Cover Art Buried at Sea - She Lived for Others but Died for Us (LP)

A one sided record with side B featuring a beautiful laser etching done by Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))) and Khanate). Includes a cover of Eyehategod's "White Nigger". Limited edition of 539 copies only!

Buried at Sea draws from doom, noise, and psychedelic rock. The band's patience and self-control makes them masters of heavy psychedelia. Every riff, every change is so well crafted, that it seems like they have mastered time itself. A 10 minute song can seem like it is a fraction of its length. They do an amazing job of keeping your attention while hammering a long durational riff into your head over and over again. She Lived for Others but Died for Us is the perfect follow up to Migration and is a warning of what's to come from this band. Recommended for fans of Eyehategod, Swans, Corrupted, Neurosis, Thrones and so on.

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Coffinworm - When All Became None (LP) Cover Art Coffinworm - When All Became None (LP)

Limited edition of only 500 copies. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

These guys reside solidly within the Unearthly Trance school of sludge. They mix thick doomy riffs with more higher register chunks of six string noise, and a harsh, aggressive vocal style. The black metal and punk influences are clearly also there, but not as much D-beat, and they lean much more heavily on the death metal side of things, which is always welcome in my book. The tempos range from a snail's crawl to a mid-paced groove, with a few faster sections as well for good measure. There are a lot of different elements and influences going on, but what it all really boils down to is this: if it's ugly but awesome it's in there.

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Diesto - High as the Sun (CD) Cover Art Diesto - High as the Sun (CD)



Heavy without being oppressive and familiar without being redundant, Portland, Oregon, post-sludgers Diesto’s High as the Sun is an hour of righteously brutal ambience made flesh with crunching riffs, post-metal rhythmic churn, hypnotically chanted vocals and drone just where it’s needed most. The four-piece seem modern in their influence, but as much as one could point to YOB, Kylesa and more recent A Storm of Light for comparisons, elements of Unsane, Earth, Oceanic-era Isis, Neurosis and Sleep are also audible.

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Gnaw - Horrible Chamber (LP) Cover Art Gnaw - Horrible Chamber (LP)



Ladies and gents, the next Eugene Robinson: Alan Dubin, formerly of Khanate -- oh yeah … that guy. Dubin-fronted Gnaw may be merely Oxbow ‘lite’, but their advanced mimicry has become nigh-comprehensive: the ugly blubbering of ischemic excruciation, gnash-and-spittle freakish yowls; every leaky faucet in John Watermann’s brain, the sawdust whispers of workbench trauma; the smothering hum of wound myiasis, maggots and locusts come to roost in a wet fleshly blanket all the terror of hypertrophy; the free jazz stagger of percussive rustles and ratchet spasms; the Conradian horrors of blood, ocher, charcoal … and eloquence. Dubin’s emetic performance is the centerpiece and the torque of this uniquely visceral album, Gnaw’s sophomore effort Horrible Chamber.

The abomination should not have been shivered into the light of day. If you aren’t sitting in a dark corner gibbering to yourself, licking raw eggs and vodka off your fingers, and utterly constricted to your hind-brain mind by the end of this …! “Look around,” urges Dubin in the title track, and indeed, the prospect is too horrible. Hyperbole? Barely. Horrible Chamber is the only album I’ve been scared to listen to again besides Calcutta Gas Chamber. Physically repulsive, it’s just awful to behold, and the fight to continue listening only makes you more cathexically involved and more disgraced. As with Oxbow and Watermann, Horrible Chamber airs those vivid imaginative inscapes not unknown to man, but lockboxed away; it is a stark, intimate, frenetic work of raw emotive power and sonic precision. Enter if you dare.

New York’s Gnaw have no respect for music whatsoever. Judging by this sweaty, fulminating mass of a record, the way they see it is that music should be utterly destroyed, the last breath of every tone, timbre, and texture ever plucked from a guitar string, smacked out of a drum kit, tickled from the ivories, and squeezed out of any electronic noise-producing box should be smashed to fucking bits and expression in its purest form should be its only purpose. And so with album number two, Horrible Chamber, “music” continues to die countless deaths. Violent, filthy, desperate, this journey is harrowing. The combination of slowly-slammed guitar, bass, and drums with terror-torn vocals and other-dimensional sounds makes for a chilling encounter. This is the soundtrack to your own private horror flick, one where the visual aspect is induced by the music. There is no choice. You must and you will suffer.

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