Don’t Miss This! Vol. 4

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Welcome my lovely and delicious delightful denizens of the mighty Toilet ov Hell. I, Xan, bring to you the next edition of “Don’t Miss This!”. This week, put on your man pants because it’s time to get blasted by music that is blacker than the vestigial ooze that drips from the darkened mouth of a necrobeast ov the abyss. Today’s display brings you albums from three bands: Winter of Sin, Coffinworm, and Keeper 

Winter of Sin’s Violence Reigns Supreme

Winter of Sin are a melodic black metal band that hail from the Netherlands. Violence Reigns Supreme has been one of my favorite albums of this year. Every single song is a piece of mastery that is just waiting to be consumed. It is filled with 42 minutes of pounding melodic black metal with some death metal elements. Some of my favorite tracks from the album are “Astral Death Reign Algorithm”, “Maelstrom”, and “Unleash Mayhem” (I couldn’t find this one). “Virus” provides a short interlude in the album for you to catch your breath because this music hits hard. These guys have got riffs for days. Nearly every song showcases a riff that gets stuck in your head (or at least they did in mine). I highly recommend at least giving this a listen. Purchase this masterpiece from Non Serviam Records here.


Coffinworm’s IV.I.VIII:

Profound Lore is one of my favorite labels recently. Not only do they have Pallbearer, Wolvhammer, Auroch, Dead Congregation, Agalloch, YOB, and Artificial Brain (which most recently fucked my head off), but they also have Coffinworm. I bought this album back when it came out because I really liked the name of the band. I only recently listened to this album and HOLY SHIT. This is HEAVY. Coffinworm take death metal and sludge metal and make one of the heaviest things I have heard this year. Listening to this at full blast in car will pretty much break everything in a five mile radius. The vocals sound filthy, the guitars have a really dirty tone, and the ambiance that can be attained when listening to the songs carefully can send chills up the spine. I feel as if the band hates everything and decided to vent that frustration in the most rotten sewer ov hell in the world. My favorite song from the album would have to be “Of Eating Disorders and Restraining Orders”. One must simply listen. Pick it up digitally from Profound Lore’s Bandcamp. I tried to find a physical option but the link leads to a non-functioning page and I can’t find it in their catalogue.


Keeper’s MMXIV:

Didn’t know it was Roman numeral day did you? This is technically a demo but it is over 46 minutes long and doesn’t sound like it was recorded with a potato so I’m sticking it in this bitch. This music could best be described as blackened sludge metal. It is heavy and nasty. The riff that comes in around the six minute mark on “Hours, Pt. 1” is one of the most evil and depressing sounding riffs I’ve ever heard. The track list is quite solid and doesn’t leave me bored like many of the genre peers. ALSO it’s name your own price on their BandCamp so there’s no excuse not to go and have a swell and grim old time.


Don’t Miss This! is an ongoing feature where each of the ToH writers explores a few releases you may have missed this year.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    That Coffinworm album slays. “A Death Sentence Called Life” is definitely my favorite.

  • W.

    Coffinworm is totally grotesque and fantastic.

    • I don’t know man Keepers tops Coffinworm in my book. I felt like the evils of hell well going to crawl out of my monitors. Listen to 4:53, “bleeeeelickh!”

      GL

      • W.

        I haven’t actually listened to Keeper yet :/

    • Listening right now, so gewd.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    There’s only one Vol. 4.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaewJ51DNP8

    • FeelTheDarkness

      The One The Only!!!

    • Xan

      The riff master at his finest.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      Love this album. It has Tomorrow’s Dream on it which is one of my favorite Sabbath songs and it has quite a few other good songs. I have to listen to this album and the two after it again.

      • KJM

        Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is 50/50 at best, but Sabotage is their most underrated album.

  • Tyree

    Both the Coffinworm and Keeper releases go hard, but that Keeper release hurts the body.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Reminds me of Graves at Sea, Khanate, Burning Witch, etc…….

      • Tyree

        Definitely Graves at Sea. The production is very similar to theirs as well.

  • Leif Bearikson

    That Coffinworm album rules so hard. I don’t even care that I’m the 4th commenter to say the same thing

    • I guess we don’t have to worry about anyone missing that one.

    • Xan

      One cannot simply overstate the mastery of Coffinworm.

    • Stockhausen

      I dunno man. Keeper hit me a lot harder.

  • Tyree

    Here is another sludgy ball crusher from this year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POWvZ_bSDKM

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Keeper’s gets this hands down. Even if this wasn’t really a competition.

    • Could you imagine if one of my solos snuck into that bad boy? Siiiiick

      🙂

      GL

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        I could imagine two. I believe the correct expression is: That’d slay!

    • Everything is a competition.

      • Steve Smithwick

        It’s true. If you’re not first you’re last, if you’re not livin’ you’re dyin’, etc et al.

        • W.
          • I like his style.

          • Steve Smithwick

            You’ve just introduced me to my future PIC (Partner In Crime, for the uninitiated).

            Of course, he’ll be the fall guy in the event things go awry, and he absolutely won’t get to experience the same amount of reward/glory that I will, but he’s certainly got the right mental make-up for the job!

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          I’m not livin’, I’m jivin’

  • Keegan Lavern Still

    Keeper are also the kind of band to send little thank you notes when you buy their physical demos from them. It makes a very nice little surprise with such thick, blackened sludge.

    • W.

      It’s like a zombie bringing you a rose.

      • Keegan Lavern Still

        Sentimentally touching and face-eating at the same time! It’s a pretty accurate description for the experience of getting it in the mail and popping it in my stereo for the first time.

    • Xan

      I totally kept the note in the demo.

      • Keegan Lavern Still

        As did I!

        • Xan

          Damnit, now I’ll have to post a picture when I get home.

  • Tyree

    More 2014 material. Doomy and evil!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oyUqb94cOE

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Sludge: Because you’re worth it.

  • Tyree

    Heavy has fuck death metal and doom/sludge.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1YyMUVUSY0

    • How do you have time for day to day activities Tyree? I swear I cannot keep up with all the tunage you put out!

      GL

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  • Stockhausen

    I chalk today up as a success, because I’ve now heard Keeper. I feel like he’s shrieking directly at me.

    • Xan

      You just got Keeper’d!

      • Stockhausen

        I feel tingly!

  • Tyree
  • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

    Has anyone else heard the new Xerath album that came out recently? It totally took me by surprise with its Devin Townsend-esque awesomeness!

    http://candlelightrecordsusa.bandcamp.com/album/iii

    • Guacamole Jim

      Ooooooh.. this is good!

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        Damn straight. I knew of the band but never really listened to them before this album. I think it could be in my top 10 this year.

  • Tyree
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    • W.

      Easy, Tyree. You’re coming on too strong. I’m an old-fashioned kind of gal.

      • Tyree

        I’ll take you out for a hot fudge sundae.

        • W.

          Will you pick me up in your old man’s car? That’d be boss!

          • Tyree

            I don’t know… I might get in trouble.

          • Stockhausen

            Pro tip: don’t park out front and honk when you get there. Go to the door like a gentleman.

          • W.

            I read that as “don’t pork out front” at first. Totally changed the gravity of your statement, but the principle is the same.

          • Tyree

            That’s not very gentleman like Dubya.

          • W.

            Exactly. you should do neither out front.

  • Tyree
    • Stockhausen

      Hurr, durr

  • Tyree
  • Fuck… I hadn’t heard coffinworm, I shall rectify this.

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  • This post has been renamed to please slow down tyree, thank you for your patience, have a nice day.

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  • Gurp

    0/10 none of these bands sound like Incantation