@@@ Night Demon: Darkness Remains (Century Media, 2017) Get ready for the epic, operatic metal if you can! A little synth tucked in here with this big guitar melody and some acoustic arpeggios before they get up on that thrash horse and ride!!!! Classic metal with some thrash sprinkles. I have no doubts the singer has quite a significant hair care budget as well as multiple pairs of leather pants. He just said Satan’s minions await! Ah, Imma scared, let’s peep more. This isn’t my favorite style of metal but I would not chastise others for digging this classic metal drama.
@@@ Succumb: Succumb (The Flenser, 2017) A more frantic, thrashy and threedly metal record that I got to via the CFUV weekly email. All of today’s outfits were carefully chose from there. I’m not sure how much Red Bull the drummer has shot into his eyeballs but it’s not an insignificant amount. This is a 1:43 introductory teaser so I hope they can keep it up. I await the caveman or the orc but thus far there have been a couple of disruptive screams and it’s been light on humans/cavemen. I must at this point also give some props to the guitar players. They’re jumping all over the place and keeping the listener on their toes. I’m on the third tune and while I don’t love the singer I don’t hate him and I dig the band playing. What a grinding shitpile! Imma check this out more when I have more time for the whole journey.
@@@ Mammoth Mammoth: Mount the Mountain (Napalm, 2017) This record opens up pretty classic metal with a big guitar riff, hard rock drums and a singer. Wow, a singer, not an opera singer, not a caveman but a rock band singe. I don’t love this guitar riff as it’s not as engaging as I would hope, but let’s peep more. The second tune pumps a classic churning Sabbath-like grind and I feel this more. I’m on the third tune and these guys are all right — get out yer cheap beer
YTD recordings listened to: 330
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 189
Not good music: 127
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Oumou Sangare, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb