Italy’s own Hour Of Penance return with yet another scorcher of an album in Cast the First Stone (Prosthetic). In a quick but powerful thirty-five minutes, the brutal death metal foursome pack riff after riff into each of the nine tracks. Each track is built on top of riffs as to allow each track to stand out on its own without feeling random nor a mirror copy of the previous track. While this makes it difficult to decide which tracks to deconstruct, it serves as a plus for the overall feel of the album. Continue reading →
Whilst many in the world of heavy metal will have been spending the last few weeks speculating and gesticulating about whether the new Metallica album is any good (spolier alert: it is), a fair few at the more extreme end of our community will have also been anxiously whether Montreal extreme metallers Ion Dissonance still had it in them to produce another slab of brutal, technical deathcore after yet another extended period of career silence from these Canadians. Continue reading →
As the release date toSlayer’s new album ‘Repentless’ (Nuclear Blast) draws near, Adult Swim today has premiered a new single from the album. You can download the track ‘Cast the First Stone’ free from Adult Swim (courtesy of their Singles series) at this link or hear the track below.