VHOD – Raash – Audio

It is over three years since the Canadian dark-metal project VHOD last featured.

VHOD

VHOD

Though there has been a steady stream of new material surfacing, more recently the frequency of single releases has become ever more rapid-fire.

The most recent, which was released on the 3rd (available on bandcamp), Raash is an instrumental piece that has the similarity of the dystopian oppression that is threaded through all the catalogue.

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Eversin – Soulgrinder – Video

The Sicilian darkmetal quartet Eversin release the LP Armageddon Genesi on the 29th.

Eversin - Soulgrinder

Eversin

A roughly three quarters of an hour nine track album (available through My Kingdom Music) which is able to combine both a dramatic thread of leathery melodies with intense pressured thrash metal and thereby creating space for themselves to invite the listener to fully inspect the rivets of the release – Soulgrinder is the fourth song.

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Haine – This Darkness – Single Review

The Maltese dark-metal quartet Haine released the single This Darkness yesterday.

Haine - This Darkness - artwork

Haine – This Darkness – artwork

If you are a regular reader of the site you will know precisely where the speakers should be turned and why you shouldn’t waste your or the music creators time listening to it other than on a full speaker set up – for those who are new to the site – as soon as the genre ‘metal’ arises – only a minimum five speaker system on full volume through a full player system with volume kicked up to high is basically what that always suggests.

Opening with seemingly innocuous keyboard the audience is lulled in to a sense of quiet security prior to the track (available on bandcamp) evolving to it full majesty and when it does anything not evenly balanced anywhere near the speakers will fall over as the belting fury of vocal and percussion snarl through the room akin to a raging bull charging foe.

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Ravenbreed – Lonely – Audio

The Welsh dark-metal band Ravenbreed are set to release their début three track single Hollowed on the 28th.

Ravenbreed - logo design by Richie Evans of Spark33

Ravenbreed – logo design by Richie Evans of Spark33

Two thirds of the single has been revealed in advance, the most recent of which is Lonely.

Another one of those moments in which you need to have your speaker system straining to stay on their anchors as you bury your head between the casements and if you don’t emerge with ears bleeding on completion of the tad under five and a third minutes song you either didn’t turn up the volume to maximum or you have appalling speakers, which probably means you never actually hear any music at all, rather reeds of noise.

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ECNEPHIAS – Quimbanda – Video

The Italian dark-metal quintet ECNEPHIAS release the LP The Sad Wonder Of The Sun on the 7th of July.

ECNEPHIAS - The Sad Wonder Of The Sun - artwork

ECNEPHIAS – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun – artwork

A couple of years since last featured – ECNEPHIAS have a noticeably sharper focus and intent resulting in material that is more focused allowing them to use their flamboyance to add gravity to the output rather than, as was the case previously, where the flair provided theatrical expression.

The antepenultimate of the nine tracks is Quimbanda.

The Sad Wonder of the Sun – Ecnephias is available on iTunes.*

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