New Music Roundup: Destruktor, Invincible Force, The Slow Death, Shroud of the Heretic, & More!

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It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, but as long as there are groups of dummies willing to waste their time releasing metal music for pennies in return, this group of dummies will waste their time writing about it for even less (exactly $0), and new music roundups live on.

First up and – if subscribe to my shit taste – most importantly, Destruktor recently unleashed a brand new earhole-assaulting jam called “Besieged” (from Opprobrium, the impending follow-up to 2009’s Nails; set for release on May 29th via Hell’s Headbangers). It’s thrashing old-school death metal excellence, and if you tell me that first riff hasn’t wrought a change within you – be it an urge to chug pales of innocent blood, the engorgement of a certain appendage, or both (probably both) – I’ll be all like, “Yeah right.” According to vocalist/guitarist Glenn Destruktor (lol, Glenn Destruktor), Opprobrium “thrashes, deaths, blacks, and even dooms…” I’ll take it. After this song, they have my attention.

 

If you’ve been exposed to some brouhaha concerning Invincible Force lately, it’s because there’s been some. And there’s a good reason for that. Hopefully you know by now, but their debut full-length (set for release via Dark Descent on March 16th) is streaming in all of its blackdeaththrashingly inglorious glory. It’s called Satan Rebellion Metal; do you really need any more information than that? Toilet ov Hell community member Celtic Frosty whipped up a nice mini-review over at his personal blog. Check it out, then stream the satanic shit out of this sucker right here.

 

Demona is a one-woman speed metal project that originally caught my attention when I learned of an upcoming 7″ on which Stefan Hüskens / Tormentor (Desaster and Asphyx) is handling drums.  The EP (titled 2015) will be released through Hells Headbangers on May 28th. The first half (“Chasing the Speed”) is some damn good old-fashioned speed. If nothing else, it should at least liven up your shitty day for 3 minutes and 49 seconds. Blast it. Hit things with your face.

 

The next one comes to us through Chaos Records (which, by the way, happens to be the home of one of my favorite discoveries of last year – Pyre). I’ll cut to the chase, The Slow Death is a death/funeral doom band and this song is long as hell. I know many of you don’t have the patience for this sort of thing, but if you happen to have 17 free minutes with which you can stare into nothingness and just sulk (the majority of my day consists of variations of this activity anyways), “Adrift” is as good a soundtrack as any. A slow, expansive build of piano and distortion, enhanced by good melody and some beautiful singing from a Mandy Andresen. It’s poignant if you give it the time it demands. I know you’re busy, so just opt out of a less important 17-minute pursuit to make up for it. Like showering. Ark comes out on March 16th. Listen below.

 

Iron Bonehead Productions just picked up Shroud of the Heretic yesterday, and are currently preparing to release their second album, Unorthodox Equilibrium (expect a “late May” release date). They also just premiered the album’s first single “Metempsychosis”, a word which I was pretty they made up before I Googled it and learned about “the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species.” I’m not relating that to the music in any way, I just thought you might like to know that. You’re way fucking welcome. “Metempsychosis” showcases some filthy, slow-paced death metal crawling right along the lines of bands like Grave Miasma and Cruciamentum. Check it out.

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  • VVayne Brady

    I’m about 90% sure I wrote about the Slow Death for a Toilet Tuesday. I think that track has been floating around for a while. Staggered release date?

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Omg dat featured image.

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Invincible Force is AOTY material for me so far. Everything about that nasty bitch is disgustingly great.

    Glad to see Shroud of the Heretic got signed to Iron Bonehead Productions.

    Hail Hell’s Headbangers! But seriously, FUCK YOU!!!! Give me Deathhammer you fucks!!!

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      I want to listen to Invisible Force based on your high praise for it. I would also like to check out Shroud of the Heretic cause Grave Miasma rules. I started playing Womb of Infirmity last night and dug that.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Shroud of the Heretic is awesome; really dismal sounding death metal In vein of Incantation.

        Invisible Force is just a unrelenting beast, sort of similar to Repulsion & Venom.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          I’m not as into the bestial blackened stuff as some of you guys, but I did get around to digging on that Diocletian / Weregoat split. I’m gonna check this shit though!

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Yeah, a lot of Skronky motherfuckers in this bowel. I can see the lack of comments on this post shows that a lot of people are not into the whole bestial black metal/death metal thing.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Baby steps. Something about the longest journey begins with the first step.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Shocking…..

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Crazy thing is, I have a post coming up later today that is the complete fucking opposite of Satan. Still dark, but really fucking fairy sounding compared to my other posts.

            By the way, I got Hvis lyset tar oss on Vinyl yesterday.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Coolness. I have that on vinyl too. That opening track alone, is worth it.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Abso-fucking-lutely

          • CT-12

            Probably my favorite “splatter” vinyl I have

          • Scrimm

            I was happy to find that split so cheap.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Did you pick up a physical copy?

          • Scrimm

            yes

          • CT-12

            I have no clue if this qualifies as “bestial” black, but I really fucking dig this album. When I streamed the Invincible Force album, these guys were the first band I thought of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uv9xCg92iI

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Crazytaco I’m going to make it a point to check this out when I get home from work today, which should be early.

          • CT-12

            Sweet man, hope you enjoy it! I fucked my foot up yesterday at work so I have 2 days off AKA “2 days off to talk to mah toilet friendz”

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I am almost certain I am going to have a lot of those days in the very near future. I’m gonna play that song before I get into Valis.

          • CT-12

            DUDE, NEW PYRRHON EP COMING OUT! Check their facebook if you don’t believe me.

        • NefariousDude

          Shroud of the hereSICK

      • Scrimm

        Invisible Force is some infectious stuff. I grow weary of the tired old Satan schtick, but this is really good.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Never enough Satan.

          • Scrimm

            To the contrary way too much. Old and boring

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nope.

          • Scrimm

            Convincing argument

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Satan.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Got to agree with KSOFM on this one duder. Satan never gets old.

          • Scrimm

            Could care less who agrees with me or not. I outgrew that shit 20 years ago.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Damn, man. At least you are still filled with embalming fluid.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            So, you still care a tiny bit then.

          • Scrimm

            Find someone else to troll.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I’m not trolling. Sorry if you’re pissed.

          • Scrimm

            I don’t get pissed as easy as some people here do.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Meaning?

          • Scrimm

            Exactly what I said. Some people here get upset extremely easy. I’m not one of them.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Beer.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Fallen Angels don’t age, with what being Immortal and all.
            But sometimes I grow weary of all these people chanting his name in vain.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Sometimes again, I want nothing but the glory of Satan to be praised all around me, so I’m covered in any case.

        • JJM

          most schticks have been overused by this point. except slugs. and dicks.

          • VVayne Brady

            Slugdge is riding that slug train yard. And Guttural Slug.

          • NefariousDude

            I need to check out guttural slug. Big slugdge fan

          • VVayne Brady

            Guttural Slug is more slam than anything.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            I can’t get into slam, but that new Defeated Sanity song is ferocious. Good mix of great musicianship, faster sections, and brutality.

          • VVayne Brady

            They have a great approach to slam. A little innovation never hurts.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Yeah I am really pumped about hearing Defeated Sanity’s next album.

          • NefariousDude

            The only thing I really enjoy that even remotely comes close to slam is will smith in artificial brain lol. I’ve never been a slamma jamma

          • NefariousDude

            Acrid scents arise from the foliage, black as death.

          • More dick themed metal in 2k15

          • Stanley

            Need more slugs.

    • Scrimm
      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Exactly.

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      I picked up Invincible Force on ye old Bandcamp cause of your unending praise for it. That shit is bananas.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        So intense.

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Got to get that Destruktor album. Shit is mean.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Tyreeling In The Years

      Been listening to this since you posted it. Fucking great shit man! Thanks.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Sure thing dude.

  • Enemy Of The Free World

    That Slow Death is a song about which I would say “This is a songs about which I would say: This song is of average length and not long, but otherwise I would say bout this song something along the lines of – I really dig this song.”

  • Reposted Avenged Sevenfold Fan

    avenged sevenfold is the first band in like 20 years that actually knows how to play there instruments there the most popular rock band since marilyn manson

    -My Name Is Legion, 2 years ago, in reply to church074

  • NefariousDude

    Hi guys!

  • JJM

    “this group of dummies will waste their time writing about it for even less (exactly $0)” … you can’t put a price on GBP’s

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      Jimmy!

    • Dagon

      For tha luv of GBPs

    • Dagon

      For tha luv of GBPs

  • VVayne Brady

    Invincible Force isn’t really doing anything for me, but Shroud of the Heretic is right up my back porch.

    • Tyreeling In The Years

      Get on that Revelations in Alchemy release.

      • VVayne Brady

        I shall check it out, amigo. I like this slower, nastier breed of dm.

        • Tyreeling In The Years

          Oh yeah. Looking forward to the full album.

          • VVayne Brady

            By the way, dude, Vulture Locust shared my post with the note “First Review!”

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Sick! That’s some good grind duder. Raw and vicious.

          • VVayne Brady

            I figured of all the bands I covered, you’d like Yattai and Vulture Locust the most.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Surprisingly Vulture Locust was the only band on that post I did not know. I’ve had that Yattai album for a while now.

          • VVayne Brady

            Revelations in Alchemy is kicking my hiney.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Heavy Heavy Heavy Heavy!

  • NefariousDude

    Jamming to gone west by Steve roach right now. Also planning on growing a ponytail. What is happening to my life?

    • Rubber Balls And Liquor

      Interviewed Steve Roach way back when.

      http://www.chaindlk.com/interviews/Steve-Roach/

      • NefariousDude

        That’s awesome man. Did you feel a stronger connection to the universe afterwards? Haha

        • Rubber Balls And Liquor

          Hehe sure!

    • Scrimm

      Thanks for this, been waiting for more from them.

    • Rubber Balls And Liquor

      Loving the album art!

  • JJM

    new Status Abnormis track released today!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPqw4AtKKSw

  • Stanley

    How is that Invincible Force have been around since 2007 yet their debut album only has eight 2 or 3 minute songs? This is not enough black thrashing mayhem for my liking.

  • Stanley

    I’m going to be taking that opening Destruktor riff and dropping it into my filing cabinet in the RIFF hanging folder.

  • CT-12

    Pretty killer roundup overall! Both Destruktor and Invincible Force appeal to my needs in the more “filthy” black metal sector of things (both also have a super thrashy presence to them), and that The Slow Death track was fucking incredible (admittedly, I skipped around, but they are on my fucking radar wholeheartedly now, dem vox>>>>>>>). Thanks for rounding up some great stuff!

  • I’m definitely going to get The Slow Death’s new album. Their first two were excellent.