ALBUM REVIEW: Exocrine – The Hybrid Sons


 

Strap yourselves in, folks.

Exocrine, the progressive technical death metal goliaths hailing from France have penned an absolutely earth-shattering colossus that redefines the term “heavy” and wholeheartedly challenged this author to find enough synonyms to accurately depict the sheer destructive chaos The Hybrid Suns (Unique Leader) leaves in its wake.

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EP REVIEW: Saint Asonia – Introvert


I’ve always been a sucker for a tasty, “unusual” or “unexpected” cover version. Some fans hate them, some bands hate being remembered for them, some say they are cynical clickbait. But I very often like ’em. No strangers to covers (Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’, anyone?), this Toronto-formed outfit include here their already-released reworking of Canadian hot-stuff The Weeknd’s smash banger ‘Blinding Lights’. And I’ll be Goddamned if they haven’t turned it into a Saint Asonia song – glorious, even joyous, expertly conceived, adapted, and delivered. Superb guys! Inspired!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #85: Metallica Vinyl Club 22 – “St. Anger” Live Rarities


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they undertake a surprise chaser episode – our Metallica Vinyl Club subscription release #22, St. Anger era live rarities!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Knoll – Metempiric


In what seems to be the year of the sophomore releases for new bands in the scene, Knoll has come stomping back with their second full-length, Metempiric (Self-Released). Somewhere between grindcore and horror movies is where this record will be classified years from now. The use of shrieking vocals, traditional grindcore instrumentals, and uncomfortable brass sections (oh yeah, there are trumpets!) peppered in really make this album a formidable contender for end-of-year discussions, but is just uncomfortable overall, which is a commendation that is not handed out often.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #84: Fireball Ministry Où Est La Rock? and FMEP


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they begin a new series on Fireball Minstry and their debut album and covers EP!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Vølus – Thrown to the Abyss


It is not every day that one stumbles upon a one-person, blackened death metal band. However, today is that day! Vølus has dropped his sophomore release, entitled Thrown to the Abyss (Vargheist). The best way I can sum up this album has to be trancelike. I found time and time again that I would lose myself in the chaos that Justin Vølus has created while also bobbing my head in time.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #83: Metal Massacre Chaser


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they discuss Metal Blade Records‘ 40th anniversary reissue of the iconic Metal Massacre #1 compilation on limited edition vinyl.

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Through The Cracks Of Death; Cosmic Putrefaction – Morgue Supplier – Tzompantli – Mutilatred – Encenathrakh


Richard Benton will be satisfied with nothing less than carnage unrelenting, the sun black, the land drowned beneath oceans of blood. Let the gates open wide and the horrors of the abyss engulf the earth, as new death metal albums were released in May.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #82: King Diamond “The Graveyard” and “Voodoo”


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they finish their series on King Diamond and Mercyful Fate albums of the 1990s.

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