Listen to Take Over And Destroy’s “Terminal Burrowing” and More!

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Take Over And Destroy (officially abandoning the lame acronym TOAD) made some muddy waves with last year’s Endless Night, which was pleasing to me as a fellow Arizonian. See, out here in the desert, we suffer from not only a shortage of water, but a shortage of righteous music. I’m less concerned about all this “record-breaking drought” nonsense than I am about our severe lack of listenable metal. I’ll gladly drink self-gathered cactus water or my own urine in exchange for a few decent local acts around here. It’d probably just taste like Mountain Dew and hot sauce anyway. Unfortunately, people here generally prefer to spend their time and money on fucking calligraphy sets and putting pictures they took with their vintage cameras on Tumblr rather than buying gear and starting a metal band.

Vektor abandoned us for Philly, but at least we still have Take Over And Destroy.

According to the band’s Bandcamp, they are “an American rock & roll band from the 1970’s trapped inside of a Scandinavian metal band from the early 1990’s, scoring a John Carpenter film.” Whatever, weirdos.

Fans of Endless Nights will notice “Terminal Burrowing” to be an extension of their swampy blend of sludge and black metal. I like the cult-chanted clean singing over the doom sliminess, and the band’s aforementioned Bandcamp allegations become much less absurd during the rocking section that follows it. Give these occult desert rats a spin below and let me know if you can dig it.

*UPDATE: Now you can GO HERE to stream most of the songs on the album. It drops on 8/19!

 

  • Negrodamus

    I heard Endless Night was the BOMB but I didn’t get around to listening to it, thanks for the reminder about this band and that. ToH is making it harder each day for me to have a social life. Lol. Gotta check this shit out!

    • W.

      I’m really digging Endless Night.

      • Negrodamus

        I remembered it from last year (last year?) cause of the acronym!

  • Tyree

    I thought that was Aaron Stainthorpe doing the clean vocals for a second there. This is sounding very good so far.

  • It’s not enough that i have like a billion albums pre ordered now you shove this in my face and i have to buy it.

  • Scrimm

    I hate living in Arizona.

    • Fuckin Scorpions amirite?

      • Scrimm

        Fuck scorpions. I’ve been nailed a couple times.

        • You are like a regular Jesus Christ then! Amirite?

          GL

          • Scrimm

            HAHAHA right. One of the stings was right in the middle of my palm. Felt AWESOME.

        • If a scorpion stings you aren’t you supposed to, you know…die?

          • Scrimm

            Nah that’s bullshit for the most part. Most of the ones out here aren’t all that dangerous except for the little bark scorpions. Both times I got stung it was the big bastards. I never even went to the doctor.

          • GL

          • Scrimm

            Not at all I screamed like the dude from home alone with the tarantula on his face. But I never got sick or anything.

          • W.

            I’ve heard that the little ones are the ones you have to watch out for.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah and they’re all over the place out here.

          • Xan

            I’m fairly certain that scorpions are the incarnation of Satan. They’re like spiders that can sting and pinch the shit out of you.

          • Cock of Steele

            I found a rather big bark scorpion scampering across my fridge once. The best is when my sister got knicked as she was wrapping herself in a towel.

          • Scrimm

            Every time I move I have to search the new place for them. My favorite was in 4th grade some kid sat on one and his fat ass pinned the thing down and he didn’t get stung.

          • Xan

            Nah, you don’t die. The general rule of thumb is the smaller the claws, the more poisonous the bastards are.

        • Big City Nights is my jam! As a kid I got a Masters of Metal tape with the song. It was great

          GL

          • Tyree

            The Zoo! Dun Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah

          • I don’t think I’ve heard this song since I was a little dude. I am jamming!

          • W.

            My first casette tape was “Whoomp! (There It Is).”

          • Tyree

            All I can think about now is Mighty Ducks 2.

            http://youtu.be/LvuO15tw_4U

          • this video has changed my life.

          • Tyree

            I hope for the better 😉

          • The first cassette I ever owned was a K-Tel Masters of Metal comp. First song was Trashed from Born Again.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          hate to do this to you, but you opened the door for a favorite scorps album cover ! This is art though, designed by hipgnosis ( pink floyd, zeppelin )

    • NefariousDude

      I dont mind it. Just hot as fuck without a strong music scene. And dick cops

      • Scrimm

      • I actually live in Prescott so it’s not that hot really.

        • Scrimm

          I do like Prescott.

        • Cock of Steele

          I like going up further North when I can, doesn’t feel like you’re getting closer to Mexico.

        • NefariousDude

          I just got back from camping near schnebly hill. I got drunk and ate some pot brownies then ate everyone’s food. Fuck camping

      • Cock of Steele

        Don;t get me started about the local AZ scene, nothin’ but hardcore/deathcore chodes. And I lonely found out about Vektor after they defected to Philadelphia.

  • Everyone gets at least one good band in their area and I’m stuck with Judas Priest clones

    • I have starkill (gooooood) and……:/….disturbed. oh i also have chevelle.

      • W.

        We’ve got… ummm… Buddy Holly and Pat Green.

        • I like them both! Austin has Big Boys and a million crappy weirdo bands I never want to listen to.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6Xy6h5bdk

          • W.

            I like some country, particularly the older Townes van Zandt-type stuff, but I can only listen to country in short bursts. It’s probably because the rest of my family listens to way too much pop country.

        • I’ll take both Buddy Holly and Pat Green, but I’m very happy my local scene includes Kill The Client.

      • YourLogicSucks

        Don’t forget Fallout Boy, lmao.

        • We have fallout boy? Fuck……sorry everyone else.

          • YourLogicSucks

            I think they are from Arlington Heights if my memory serves me right, which I hope it doesn’t.

          • Thats 10 mins from my place… damn

          • YourLogicSucks

            I had no idea Chevelle was from Grayslake. Crazy. I moved from the northwest subs to the southwest, so I know way too many of the towns around Chicago.

    • We’ve got a few hardcore bands, a good prog metal band, Hammerlord, Hester Prynne, and bunch of shitty “my first breakdown” bands.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I have a shitty deathcore band near me that call themselves “modern death metal.” I know three of the members and I’m kind of friends with them. Still, their music fucking sucks.

        • The first local band that played at the show last night was called “Her Name Whispers Murder.” UGH. They were incredibly young, and I’m pretty sure their vocalist still had braces. 2 of the band member’s mothers were there wearing the band’s tshirts and taking pictures all night. It was the worst thing ever.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        i stumbled across this awesome scorpions lovedrive album cover parody.

    • Xan

      Wretched and Bloody Hammers are the only bands I know of that came from near where I live.

    • dingus

      I’ve got a handful, Vital Remains most notably. The rest is mostly doom metal: Howl, The Body, Pilgrim. That’s about it though

  • NefariousDude

    Ahhh MasterLord SteelDragon I am pleased to see that the origins ov thy toilet hath been wrought from the fiery colon of Arizona! HUZZAH

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Here’s some good shit from Finland.
    https://soundcloud.com/svart-records/morbid-evils-in-hate

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      A real dream come true this one. Mighty Keijo doing doom – the filthy way.
      And it’s actually a very nice song too, too bad the album won’t be out before early next year.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I am waiting for the album as well. I hope that the Finland release date is earlier than foreign countries so I can get it sooner.

    • Xan

      That is some filthy shit. The riff totally sounds like something I would picture being played over a guided tour through a pit of stinking rotting flesh.

  • Howard Dean

    Vektor!

    Byyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    Whoever posed for that cover could use some fitness tips from Joe T.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    I was wrong. This is good, regardless of the name.

  • Cock of Steele

    So, fellow Arizonans, who else thinks is gonna drive down to Tucson to see KD?

  • Xan

    I love the harsh vocals. They sound so ugly and raspy (the only time that phrase is ever used as a compliment).

  • Fromwisdomtohate29

    I really, really like the Paradise Lost-esque cleans in the chorus.

    I’m sold.

  • old_man_doom

    I can dig it. I can dig the fuck out of it.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    This band is awesome

  • Kevin Nash and Friends

    Here’s a message to all my freaks out there, including Conan. The largest arms in the world, the Big Bad Booty Daddy is your hookup! Holla if you hear me! Konnan, I’m going to defeat you tonight and prove I can command and demand and do maths unlike what you said about my inability to do maths. The numbers don’t lie Konnan, and they spell disaster for you and the percents are 467 and 7/4 percents that I’m going to beat you tonight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qw6rzN-uZE

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      before the roids, when poppa looked like a human being.

      • Kevin Nash and Friends

        It is startling the way he went from that to Big Poppa Pump.