@@@ Inter Arma: Sulphur English (Relapse, 2019) I got to this new release via the metal blog Invisible Oranges. When the monster is released he is slow and thumpy with detuned guitars and a thick kick drum. The drummer engages in some fantastic thrash drumming and he’s really the star here for me. I appreciate the slowed down Sabbath lava flow show but I do prefer an uptempo wig out over the sludge-fest. I liked the fourth tune, Howling Lands, the best of what I heard. Tune in for the drummer if you’re a drummer or an afficionado.
Wyxz — YiY (N/A, 2019). I got to this fully fucking red bulled prog/Zappa rock metal shitshow also via Invisible Oranges. The first tune is an 11:43 shot of static and jumpy twitched out sonic blasting. It’s like somebody put both ends of the jumper cables on your taint. That image works for all genders and non-genders. It’s hard to describe this accurately past the extreme jumpiness feature. It’s somewhat rock, some punk, very proggy but not with proggy tones to it. Myself I would not call it heavy metal while it is a heavy record for sure. I don’t usually go for the super fast technical playing but here it is served up with slathering of foulness and dirty ass tone I’m quite enjoying it. Well done and I will circling back to this record when I have more time. Be forewarned this will fry your fucking face off. How refreshing to hear something like this on tax day! Bravo!!!
YTD recordings listened to: 196
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