New Music Roundup: Revocation, Godflesh, Anaal Nathrakh, Riwen

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Yesterday brought us some pretty heavy jams.

Some of you working folk undoubtedly missed out on some of them. I’m here to get you up to speed. We all have differing tastes in music and widely varying enthusiasm for certain bands, but I can promise you all this: you will definitely enjoy 0-4 of these.

Deathless1. First up, Revocation. When Joe broke the news about the first single (“Deathless”) from their new album (also Deathless) way back when the site was still in diapers, a few of you said some shit. Some shit like: “Revocation sounds too fun for metal and I’m a total dork.” First of all, shut the hell up; fun is the tightest. Look, I like my lo-fi, nun-raping war metal as much as the next socially inept loser, but that doesn’t mean I can’t leave a little bit of room for a groovy-ass riff or a rowdy solo every once in a while. Second, even with that “opinion” of yours, you still might like “Madness Opus,” their brand new single. Here we see a real focus on the death facet of their signature death/thrash hybrid, and David Davidson follows suit with a huskier vocal approach. Grrrr. It rules. Stream it over at NoiseyDeathless drops on October 14. Order it here.


 

A World Lit Only by Fire2. A lot of you folks are eagerly awaiting the new Godflesh album. Some of you are already adjusting your year-end lists in anticipation of A World Lit Only By Fire‘s competition-crushing ability. For good reason, because what we’ve heard so far has been pretty killer. Time to start thinking about solidifying that tentative space on your Top Ten, because someplace called Fact Mag just premiered a new song called “Imperator” and it’s excellent. I can’t imagine that fans of Streetcleaner (ie, everyone ever) wouldn’t like what they hear here, but what do I know? This one is moodier than “New Dark Ages,” but don’t worry, “really fucking pissed off” is a mood. Stream it here, friends.


 

3Anaal Nathrakh, not to be confused with anal Nathrop, are poised to release their 8th album, Desideratum, on October 28th. Their first single, which we didn’t cover, was released a few weeks back. Check it:

Did you like that? Then you’re in luck, because Decibel or whatever just premiered a second song yesterday. It’s called “Monstrum In Animo,” and that sounds about right. Fans of the band/watchers of that video up there pretty much know what they’re in for with this one – a grindy spasm of shrill black metal with a healthy dose of industrial. Apparently, Metal Blade is calling Desideratum the “true spirit of necro.” I don’t know about that (also, who still says “necro?”), but I do like what I’ve heard so far. Nobody is doing what Anaal Nathrakh is doing. That alone should be enough reason to check this out. Stream “Monstrum In Animo” here.


 

4. This one comes to you from your good pal, W: “Johannes from Cult of Luna just released this snippet for his new project, Riwen. Sounds sludgy.”

Sludgy indeed.

What do you guys think of all this? On a scale of 0-4, how many of these did you like? Let us know!

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  • Edward Meehan

    I want to hear all the heavy new jams.

    Also, Writhes In The Darkness >>>>>>

    • W.

      Don’t you mean Murk? And Edward, don’t you dare edit your original comment to make me look a fool.

      • Edward Meehan

        Writhes In The Murk >>>>>>

        lol, I’m the one who is always looking foolish on here. Your article on vocals, just this week with Phobia (I played the whole album!) and now today. Other times as well I am sure recently. I’m often at work so I don’t give this the thought perhaps I should, but, foot in mouth occurs on a regular basis.

        EDIT: anyways I got to listen to Writhes In The Murk yesterday front to back, and while I definitely need to do the whole thing again, I thought it was awesome. I wanna check out these tasty jams today after work.

        • Tyree

          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Edward Meehan

            WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

        • W.

          Nah, you good man. I’m so glad you enjoyed Writhes. There’s a lot going on there, but it isn’t as overwhelming as Omen.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    This new Godflesh is really really good. Also liking the Anaal Nathrakh.

  • Scrimm

    You are correct. I enjoyed 0 of these.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      D00d, wot thi fuk?

      • Scrimm

        What, having trouble reading?

        • Metaphysical Anus

          I don’t see how that would imply that I have trouble reading.

          • Scrimm

            You asked as if you couldn’t comprehend what I said. The statement was pretty clear.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            No, I reacted to your comment with bewilderment because you don’t like Godflesh or Anaal Nathrakh.

          • Scrimm

            I understand that. Obviously sarcasm is not your strong point.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I think this sarcasm conversation has been talked through so many times on the internet.

      • Spear

        He doesn’t do Anaal.

    • Dude. Bro. You skipped Anaal Nathrakh.

      • Scrimm

        Never cared for them.

        • I think you win some kind of award for the first person who listened to AN and said “not for me”

          • Scrimm

            I will say I liked some of it a little better than the past stuff I’ve heard.

          • Tyree

            Drum machines are always a huge turn off for me too.

          • W.

            That’s your prerogative as a drummer. i wouldn’t like a robot taking my job!

          • Tyree

            It’s not even that, it just sounds tacky and plastic. There is no human feeling.

          • Stockhausen

            But what about an Obama?

            On a related note, as a percussionist, I totally dig it in the right context (which this case is).

          • W.

            it’s pretty hard to tell my administration and his apart, aside from healthcare.

          • Scrimm

            Agreed. Sometimes I can get past it, but not very often.

          • Tyree

            It’s very rare for me as well.

        • Tyree

          Same here dude. I really like Mick Kenney’s artwork though. Dude is a great graphic designer.

          • Scrimm gets the gold, you get the silver. Let’s see who the bronze award goes to… will it be the Finn? KSoFM?

          • W.

            I don’t listen to them often because I don’t know how to pronounce their name without saying “Anal Nath Rack.” Can I get bronze?

          • Dëpütÿ Dïpshït

            That’s not how it’s pronounced? What’s more metal than anal?

          • ….getting fucked with a knife

          • Dëpütÿ Dïpshït

            Anal Nath Rack, sounds like a kinky, medieval torture device.

          • W, it’s yours. It’ll look fantastic next to your GoodGuyPresident award.

          • W.

            Shucks!

          • Scrimm

            Alright I won something!!!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I feel offended.

          • Don’t fall bro.
            And don’t feel offended either. Judging from your tastes, I just figure you wouldn’t be into Anaal.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I love Anaal Nathrakh! Why would you think that I don’t?

          • You’re just full of surprises!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I don’t want a medal. Fuck the world.

          • Tyree
          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Poopy.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Meddle makes me so sad. On the other hand it has Echoes and on the other hand it has Seamus.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Except for that.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            pink floyd should have each recieved a medal for this master work. I especially enjoy the performance of echoes on the pompeii video. One of my favorite pieces of band visuals ever. The whole film is quite good and certainly didn’t need to be tinkered with for the dvd release.

          • Tyree

            Echoes is definitely my favorite form this.

          • Scrimm

            They do have quality art.

    • W.

      Awwww

      • Scrimm

        Can’t win em all. Haven’t listened to anything else since I bought Blood of Kingu. I think I may have found my album of the year. That probably wouldn’t have happened without you. Thanks, dude.

        • W.

          Huzzah!

          As a side note, since we seem to share a lot of interests, do you have any feelings regarding skinwalkers?

          • Scrimm

            No bull, that is a subject I just started looking into in depth. It also fits in with the theme of my book. I don’t know enough in detail to say too much yet though. Know of any good references?

          • W.

            Hmm, I’ve read some stuff here and there. Let me try to dig up some non-fiction references. For a fictional reference, this book was pretty good. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderhead_(novel)

          • Scrimm

            Ah I read that years ago, I might have to revisit. The subject is quite interesting as a whole. I like the Native American mythology. My dad was a nut for their entire culture.

        • *checking out BLood of Kingu…
          (fingers crossed it’s not doom)

          • Scrimm

            Definitely not doom. It is a grower though.

          • It’s great! Reminds me of Portal.
            *Clinks my bottle of Bud Light to yours*

          • Scrimm

            Cheers!

          • W.

            I did a review a few weeks ago you could read…

          • I shall do this.

          • Scrimm

            Unrelated but looking at your new profile pic I can’t help but wonder if that new CC album cover drew any inspiration from this.

    • Mother Shabubu III

      I translated the lyrics:
      We’re all cheese-eating surrender-monkeys
      We waive our white flags
      Uh…more French lyrics
      I really should have thought this out more
      Did I mention the whole French surrendering thing?

      It’s all cool. I’m French-Canadian.

    • George Clarke

      pretty cool

  • Hooray for new Revocaysh! Guess they’re not too popular in the Tarlet!

    • Tyree

      That artwork is sick though.

      • Scrimm

        I will give it that.

      • W.

        Indeed it is.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I love their artwork but I consider their music mediocre. I am very excited about the new Godflesh album though.

      • Don’t take any offense to this JJD, but I found that Godflesh track monumentally mediocre. There was nothing about it that held my attention. We’ll just have to bro-fist to our disagreement here!

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          Agreed. I love the new In Flames album and people hate that album quite a bit.

    • Lacertilian

      I am fucking rapt with it.
      They appear to be bucking the trend by getting heavier as they release more shit.

    • crazytaco_12

      Think I’ve already stated this before, but I fucking really loved “Chaos of Forms” and I thought a bunch of songs on “Existence…” were great, but that last album didn’t really do much for me outside of Invidious and The Hive, and so far, I’m just not digging this new material.

      • I’m with you, the self-titled wasn’t stellar. Many of the songs sound phoned-in.

  • W.

    I’m a big fan of Cult of Luna, so their recent hiatus announcement saddened me. Riwen should fill that void nicely, though.

  • Howard Dean

    Did someone say war metal?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRXYLu1bw_I

    • Tyree

      Yup, I’m being sucked into the black hole of unholiness and death!

      • Howard Dean

        Do not fight it. Let the black hole of the ‘phagher crush all form and cognition. It will expel us all in the devastating bestial supernova of rebirth. Total war.

        • Tyree

          No fighting necessary Howard. The Chaos has ripped my skin off and and left me naked with only my muscles, cartilage, and tendons. Satan him self bathes me in salt and lemon juice. The pain, oh the pain. I feel only sweet sweet suffering.

          • I expect we’ll be seeing this in a shirt design soon enough?

          • Tyree

            Satan and Lemons!?! I’m in!

    • Simon Phoenix

      Aww, you should’ve posted “Genesis of the Antiworld” instead

      • Howard Dean

        That entire album is filthy, bestial gold.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I cannot wait for the new Godflesh album and I hope to god they do a US tour for it because I will see that if it happens.

  • Wait to leave out the new Menace Ruine, poser.
    https://soundcloud.com/cvltnation/menace-ruine-soothing-but-cruel

  • Spear

    Flush the haters, that new Revocation song is tasty.

  • Howard Dean

    The breakdown in Anaal Nathrakh’s “The Lucifer Effect” is still probably the coolest breakdown I’ve ever heard in metal. It starts around 1:54.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuG8eFZBi_E

    • Metaphysical Anus

      They get plus from me for Philip Zimbardo reference.

    • I always thought it was funny IMNs got mad at them for playing a breakdown but no one cared that Hypocrisy went full-on metalcore in this song. [insert clever “hypocrisy” pun]
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWBVx0U484

      • Howard Dean

        It was pretty hilarious how people went apeshit when Anaal Nathrakh used this breakdown. All the IMNs were all “Anaal is gonna turn into deafcore poseurs lol.” I see this as the perfect example of how to do a breakdown in metal the right way.

        I honestly haven’t kept up with newer Hypocrisy. I’m the Luddite who is still in love with and completely satisfied by Penetralia and Osculum Obscenum.

        • Even the crown jewel of IMN bands has a breakdown:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2m4C0kyZhw
          Honestly though, as someone who DGAFs about Anaal Nathrakh I’m not real into that breakdown, and I think like the Hypocrisy and Pig Destroyer examples it just comes off as lazy. Like, you couldn’t come up with some super simple but waaaaaay cooler riff to slow down the song? Guess I’ll stick with this tune:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XsWyihKQoI

          • Howard Dean

            I like and appreciate the Anaal Nathrakh breakdown because it just comes out of left field. AN is such an intense band, and their output (especially pre-In the Constellation…) was almost completely grindy, fast, and dark. I never expected that breakdown. I would expect a slower, dirge-like doom riff to ring out and slow things down, as that’s how a lot of black and death metal bands slow down songs. But that breakdown just works for me. It’s unexpected and it fits, and they didn’t overuse the idea.

          • Stockhausen

            I’ll probably catch some hate for this, but I still hold that the breakdown in Coldly Calculated Design by The Faceless is fantastic. It was set up well, it had some good content, and it moved right along to something else entirely after an appropriate amount of time. Let’s fight, Christian and Howard.

          • Why fight when we can flush?

            *flushes this Hot Topic poser band and fan down the filthiest, sludgiest, piranha-ridden ToH*

            Hope Dischordia have fun on the dive bar tour with Kerry Burger King’s “$layer”–just be careful moving the oh-so-heavy, back-breaking pool table!

            *flush again for cleanliness*

            DECAYING FLUSH OF DISCARDED FIVES
            ANIMAL SKULLS WITHOUT EYES
            RANCID STENCH; IT DRAWS THE FLIES
            INHUMAN CREEP, A TOILET BRIDE

          • crazytaco_12

            Fuck no boi! I love the Faceless and that album is fucking gold.

    • Mother Shabubu III

      Anaal Nathrakh is hate, Anaal Nathrakh is death.

      See what I did tharrr?

  • Revocation just get better and better, though I wish they would do some stuff similar to the teratogenisis ep again.

    • Lacertilian

      Spurn The Outstretched Hand Jack, spurn it.

  • I hate Myrkur and if you like them I am going to come to your house and steal all your flannel you stupid fucking hipsters.

    • Howard Dean

      I must agree with you. I can’t believe the hype she is getting. Actually, I can believe it, but that doesn’t make it any more agreeable to me. For fuck’s sake, I am getting Myrkur as a suggestion all the time on facebook, and every blog and news site this side of the River Acheron has made mention that this is a new “one-woman black metal project.” But the music is nothing special.

      • I’m actually very happy for her, how cool is that to get this big this quick!? But I am foaming at the mouth with rage at Relapse and Pitchfork and every other shill in on this stupid game.

    • I….there’s not even a mention of Myrkur in this article…

      wat.

      • My righteous fury transcends page topics

        • Cock ov Steele

          Poserblood shalt cover your steel.

          • Their shitty v-necks make it easier for me to pierce their hearts

          • And he shall wield the mighty Poserbane, the Blade that hath striken down many a Deafheaven fan.

          • Cock ov Steele

            Swift as the wolf, and with a coldness of the mighty Northern winds, many a Liturgy fan hath fallen to Poserbane! It’s lethal blade tempered with the fiery vengeance of many a true metal warrior, no poser shall escape it’s deathly kiss.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Except me. I am the one poser that cannot be killed by Poserbane because my posing power is too strong. Because of my inability to be killed by Poserbane I can say the greatness of underground nu metal bands and the new In Flames album.

          • Scores of posers hath been trampled underhoof of his faithful steed, Trvestang. The sound of distant neighing and hoofbeats causes posers across the land to tremble in their v-necks and skinny jeans.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Deafheaven rules. I also do not wear V necks.

          • I wear v-necks sometimes, and I dislike Deafheaven. We’re a weird bunch, us metalheads.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I agree with that statement. I like all kinds of music but rock and metal are my thing. I also am a metalhead who likes Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Winger.

          • Edward Meehan

            Violator is an undisputed classic. Haven’t heard much else of DM’s stuff though.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Their output is consistently good. They have not had one bad album.

          • crazytaco_12

            I fucking love that album dude

          • Edward Meehan

            I also own some v-necks. They’re a decent looking shirt on me.

          • Bro, I’ve boned plenty a Bdubs waitress using the power of the v-neck, bro. HAHA *fistbumps*

            (I haven’t)

          • W.

            I wear v-necks and slim straight jeans because all other jean types look super baggy on me. Just because you listen to metal doesn’t mean you can’t dress well.

          • (I also wear said clothing)

          • W.

            Let your freak flag fly, bromeo. No shame in the game.

        • Stockhausen

          Haha.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I know we don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things but Myrkur fucking sucks. I hate them and I hate hipsters who enjoy them. I wish the hipsters would go recreate the cover of the first Rage Against The Machine album because they should not exist.

      • Scrimm

        So now we’re hipsters if we happen to enjoy this release? So glad we have you to tell us the rules.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I’m not saying that it’s a rule, I just don’t like them.

          • Scrimm

            Then maybe that’s what you should have said.

          • crazytaco_12

            To be fair, Randall Thor posted that “hipsters” comment a few hours ago, so the dishout should be fair.

          • Scrimm

            Not the first time he’s done it though, and I know Randall’s is sarcasm.

          • crazytaco_12

            All good in the hood bro, and I know the feeling because I hate when people say stuff like that too, just seems like JJD can be an easy target for some people and I know he’s mentioned some problems he has socially, so yuh.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah you’re right I gotta take it easy.

    • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

      The only reason I listened to Myrkur is this comment, and for fenriz trve kvlt sake, I enjoy this.

      • Edward Meehan

        … Randall’s comment or Myrkur’s music?

        • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

          Yes.

    • George Clarke

      myrkur is pretty ace

      dont steal my flannels buddy

      • George Clarke

        okay you can have the yellow one that a relative got me for xmas. never wore it.

    • old_man_doom

      *Flann-Hell. I don’t get the hype for Myrkur either. The first time I heard it, I thought, “Oh, some entry-level black metal with programmed drums. Meh.”

    • Scrimm

      I kinda like it.

  • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

    Revocation with decent vocals? I’M IN!

    • crazytaco_12

      And I have to say da fuck bro? Right when they change from more thrash style barks to fartin’ death growls fuckers like them more. Uh uh. You boys ain’t right.

      • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

        The vocals always sounded like a bad metalcore band to me before, his voice wasn’t naturally scratchy enough for thrash

        • crazytaco_12

          Ah, to each their own

  • Mr. Bojangles

    Dat anal nut crack though. so good.

    Forgot Decapitated.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swweYENI5z8

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Anaal Nathrakh destroy anal orifices. I’m convinced Dave Hunt’s not human.

  • Xan

    I fucking love Godflesh. In other news, I thought the new Cannibal Corpse album was quite good.

  • That Revocation track is stupid….stupid good!!!! weedily weedily weedliy weeeeee
    The new Godlfesh continues my hype for the new album
    Didn’t care much for the Anaal Nathrakh
    Riwen track is too short to make a sensible judgement but will keep my eye on them.

  • George Clarke

    sheeps and godlfesh are good

  • crazytaco_12

    That Revocation song took way too long to turn into anything interesting. They really need to learn how to trim the damn fat.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    I don’t want to come off as a preachy asshole but let’s remember the toilet is a place of solace not battle. There is plenty of violence and strife on FFB to satisfy our inner demons of dischord and rage. I consider everyone on here a friend and the same can surely not be said for any other site i have contact with.

    • W.

      If we bash each other, it’s (mostly) out of love.

  • dingus

    Anaal and Godflesh go so hard, hot damn