What’s up? It’s your previous boy Waldo right here, to tell you about some new and upcoming releases—good, dangerous or in any other case. Keep in mind, I’m not an elitist, you simply have horrible style.
Anarkhon is releasing the crazily titled Phantasmagorical Personification of the Dying Temple. (Takes deep breath) Phew. Rasped out old-school Lovecreafitan dying metallic from Sao Paulo Brazil. Referred to as “abyssal” by some, that is an insidious affair, there’s some dying/dying doom right here, some atmospheric elements, some plodding riffs into some blackened dying. That sufficient of an outline for you? This feels cavernous, swirls and eddies of evil abound, virtually sufficient to summon The Factor That Ought to Not Be himself. One reviewer wrote “enigmatic riff possessed with the majesty of arcane data, each rotted environment and bludgeoning riff on level.” Certainly. 7 Fucking Pecks.
I’ve been listening to the title Contrarian for a bit now, and I used to be anxious to take a look at their new one Sage of Shekhina on Willowtip Information. Earlier than I begin, I’ve to say that this birdbrain thinks that the label hardly ever misses the mark. I’m sorry to say, that this time, the mark has been thrown out. That is technical, progressive dying, and wow, it feels like a heavier jazz document. The bass is noodling round whereas the drummer is attempting to indicate off each lick he’s ever realized. The vocals and guitar are probably the most intelligible and do have some riff and coherence right here and there. Earlier than anybody says, “effectively, I LIKE progressive dying,” you don’t. The backing band looks like 10 of the identical data had been thrown down the steps whereas taking part in on the similar time. Not for me. 4 Fucking Pecks, just for having the ability to play their devices.