News and New Music Hustle: Convulse, Grand Magus, Schammasch, Morgue Supplier, Southwest Terror Fest, and More

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Plenty of new jams for you to dance to while you ghost ride your whip down the block.

Good news, everyone! Nokia napalm nihilists Convulse are back with a brand new record. As I mentioned in my Toilet Tuesday blurb for “Cycle of Revenge,” this new album finds the death metal stalwarts treading waters unknown. What I didn’t realize, though, was just how offbeat Cycle of Revenge really is. Now that I’ve gotten a chance to jam the whole thing, though, I can tell you that this record seriously defies expectation. Western twang, clean vocals, epic leads, psychedelic riffs, and a whole lot of experimentation can be found across this wildly diverse smattering of tracks. Convulse have clearly embraced the more progressive left-hand path, but fret not, for these twisting tracks still crush unrepentantly. If you’re curious to hear more, you can jam the whole thing over at Invisible OrangesCycle of Revenge is out Friday on Svart Records.


Hail, warriors, for our glorious heroes Grand Magus return this year on the 13th of May to do battle against the false that poison these lands. Their newest weapon, the divine hammer known as Sword Songs, features nine shimmering tracks and was produced by Nico Elgstrand. This stunning monument against heresy may be pre-ordered via Nuclear Blast at this location. Hold strong, my brothers, for deliverance by the mighty riff is at hand.


The shifting sands of blackened time have revealed a new monolith of profanity to be unearthed this April 29th via Prosthetic Records. The spellbinding, curse-weaving Schammasch are back to unleash their ancient maledictions in the form of unorthodox black metal, and if “Consensus,” the lead single from Triangle, is any indication, the band’s unholy vision is unfurling in spectacular fashion. “Consensus” is an epic of contorting malevolence, weathering percussion, and twisting tremolo riffs that create a noxious superstructure of arcane proportions atop which the surprisingly tangible vocals can launch heresies into the air. I’m stoked. You can jam “Consensus” now and pre-order Triangle here. Will the band’s ambitious triple-release fulfill the destiny promised by “Consensus?” I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. (h/t 365ChaosRiddenDays)


Morgue Supplier just released their second video from their self-titled deathgrind maelstrom of a record. Morgue Supplier has been kicking my butt this way and that since its release, and even if you don’t like videos (and really, it’s 2016; I get it), if you’re at all a passing fan of dissonant extremity, you should check this song out. It’s pure cosmic violence. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to pick up the record here on Bandcamp.


Today in totally bogus news, righteous Finnish hardcore brutes Terveet Kädet have called it quits. They were supposedly in the process of recording/releasing new material, but it’s difficult to say if anything final will come to the surface. If you missed their last release, Lapin Helvetti, now is the best time to revisit the final testament of the speed-junkie kings. Our own Beargod described this swansong as the release on which Terveet Kädet finally took their throne.


If you’re going to be anywhere near the godless wasteland of Tuscon, Arizona this October 20th-23rd, don’t miss Southwest Terror Fest VPig DestroyerAgoraphobic NosebleedNails, InfestFull of Hell, and many more have already been announced, and that’s just the tip of the bloody spear. If you like to rage and/or mosh, this is the place for you. Stay tuned to CvltNation for further details.


And now, some other important bits of miscellaneous debris.

  • There’s a brand new Ghoulgotha song to crush your dick. Hear it via the tube of yous.
  • The artwork for Gevurah‘s upcoming debut on Profound Lore has been released. You can see it here. It’s rill pretty. I’m stoked about this new obelisk of obscenity.
  • Corrosion of Conformity have been on quite the tear over the last few years, and they’re maintaining that momentum with a vinyl re-release of 2005’s In the Arms of God. Details here.
  • Eyehategod are going on tour this spring with a few different acts, including AntiseenNegative Approach, and Skeletonwitch. You can get the details here.
  • Do you like moshing? Well brother, get stoked because Hatebreed are set to release a new album on May 13th via Nuclear Blast. I hope you’re ready to discuss your sins with the floor, because this record is called The Concrete Confessional (I’m sorry). Info and tour dates here.
  • Flotsam and Jetsam have signed to AFM Records and have a self-titled album dropping in May. Will it live up to Doomsday for the Deceiver? Probably not, but a man can dream.
  • DevilDriver have a new album set for release in May on Napalm Records. Looks like this album will feature a relatively new lineup with Neal Tiemann and Austin D’Amond. If you like DevilDriver, heed Mulder’s advice and Trust No One (again, sorry).
  • Longbuttz are back. Stay tuned for some McNulty RFI’s.

That’s it from me. I’m sure there’s something you think is important, so share it in the comments below.

(Photos VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA

  • COAL ROLL

    I just went to a funeral service at a Catholic church. First time I think I’ve ever been in one, aside from maybe when I was a kid and didn’t know it. Gee whiz the drivel those sheep regurgitate is astonishing.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Been to a catholic wedding. Yeah, circle jerk for jesus.

      • COAL ROLL

        what a bunch of fools

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Isn’t that a Pentecostal thang? No wait my bad that’s snakes and speaking in tongues for Jeebus.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          It’s really all the same to me. One big cult for christ.

      • Catholic funerals are worse. What an elaborate waste of time.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          “Weddings are just funerals with cake” -Rick And Morty

        • more beer

          It is much better if you do it the Irish way. The church part isn’t as bad when you are drunk. The trick is to drink from the wake straight thru the after funeral reception.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Try going there every week for the actual mass.

      • COAL ROLL

        NOPE

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          That’s what I do. It gets pretty boring when you’ve been going for as long as you can remember and you already know what they’re going to talk about.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Misread that as “try going there every week for the ass”.

        • You would.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            He did.

          • Dubs

            And will continue to do so.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            For all time.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I’d rather listen to Disturbed.

      • i’m late to the party, but i can’t tell if you’re actually asking him to try it out or using the exasperated “you think it’s hard changing your own brakes? try doing it for a living!” argument…

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          The second one.

    • Dude it is perfect, you know exactly what to expect and exactly how to say it. Easy peezy. It is annoying any other way, if you ask me.

      • COAL ROLL

        Hail Satan?

        • HAIL STANLEY! YES!

    • True story: I got thrown out of an after school Catholicism class in 6th grade. The teacher told my mother, “He doesn’t belong here”.

    • BobLoblaw

      I was literally shaking with rage at my grandfather’s funeral. He wasnt religious but the woman he married is so of course the only person that spoke during the services was some fucking baptist clam that spent 98% of the time running on at the mouth about god and where the “believers” go when they die. I didnt go for a sermon. I went to see my grandfather off.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Pulpit of Horseshit and Discontent.

      • tigeraid

        You’re made of stronger stuff than I. I’ve only attended wakes, and never go anywhere near a service that may be religious. The bullshit is far too strong.

        • BobLoblaw

          I didnt expect that honestly. I dont know what i expected really but not that bullshit. I felt like choking someone.

      • damn dude, same EXACT thing happened with my grandfather’s funeral mass (catholic). about 5 sentences were about his life, the rest was about God. even my Catholic relatives were pissed!

    • Worst game of ‘Simon Says’ ever.

      • BobLoblaw

        Worlds oldest game of telephone.

    • This is when the cultural differences surprises me.

      I’m very used to catholicism over here because around of 75 % of Venezuela is catholic, indeed. It’s weird from my point of view that you are so adverse to the religion practices, mostly when I compared how weird it was to me to attend protestant services.

      I think we are all weird anyways.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        See my “it’s all the same cult” comment below.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Yay, new Flotsam and Jetsam!

  • Eyehategod is one of those bands that still chugs along some how. Surprised only one member of that band has died. Then again, I guess they are mostly clean now I guess. Maybe not.

    Saw them live once, and it was heavy has hell. Stoner riffs galore.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Saw them one too. Killed.

    • Same here, I think they are better live than on record.

      • I’d tend to agree. So devastating live.

  • RustyShackleford

    Woah. Never heard of Ghoulgotha before, but that is some RIFFAGE! Yup!

  • Terveet Kädet is a gud one.

  • That Southwest Terror lineup is tasty. Might have to cash in the 40th birthday trip on that one.

    • Stockhausen

      “What did you do for your 40th birthday?”
      “Oh ya know, a bunch guys down at the office there threw me a real bender, don’tchaknow. We played cards and drank Milwaukee’s Best fer, cripes, musta been somethin’ like four hours. How ’bout you?”
      “CIRCLE PITS TO AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED AND RAGE MOSHING TO FULL OF HELL”
      *spin kick to face*

      • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

        “10 MINUTES INTO NAILS’ SET I STAGE DIVED RIGHT INTO THE PIT AND BROKE A MAN IN HALF”

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I’ve heard Nails is a live band through and through. Still seriously bummed I missed them in 2014 when they came to my country.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            more beer says they are excellent live. I haven’t caught them myself.

          • Pretty solid live. They play their complete discography in 20 minutes.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahaha! I like their stuff, but as with a lot of grindcore/powerviolence bands I always felt there isn’t really much happening in their albums. I feel that extremely short “kick to the balls” music is best enjoyed in a live setting.

          • more beer

            I think it took about 40 minutes when I saw them.

      • That’s how I roll!

      • Lacertilian

        Cripes indeed.

    • I’ll be seeing High On Fire on my 49th birthday.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Right now I’m thinking of a better way to spend one’s birthday…

        …still thinking…

        …still thinking…

      • Dubs

        I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing them once, but it was an incredible show.

        • Saw them last August as well. Unfortunately this time they’re not headlining.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Me too. And I saw Matt Pike right after the set looking sweaty and totally fucked up and staggering around. This might have been 2001/02.

          • Dubs

            It was 2007 or 2008 when I caught them. Right around the time they released Death Is This Communion.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            It was one of the Milwaukee Metalfests for me. But just can’t remember the damned year.

          • Dubs

            You’re getting old, and I’m getting tired.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck yeah, doc. Just found it, it was 2002.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I think he’s sober now, or at least a lot more put together. I saw them in the last couple of years and he/they were very professional.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I’ve heard that too. He’s married with a kid too, I believe.

          • You are correct.

          • Óðinn
        • Spear

          Saw them once as well and they sounded like shit. Granted, everyone else also sounded like shit. Sound techs, man.

          • Dubs

            Ha! There’s one venue in town that’s known for just completely borking every band’s sound.

          • When I saw them the sound was perfect for all the bands. Clubs in Boston and Cambridge get it right most of the time.

        • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

          Call in sick and come to dfw next tuesday.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m hoping to see Goblin at Webster Hall.

      • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

        I should be at their show next week.

        • I wish they were headlining. I’ll get there in time to see Skeletonwitch as well.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            I know you’re not a fan, but I’m pretty excited about seeing Abbath.

          • Depends how I’m feeling. Maybe I’ll stay.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Haha!
            If anything, at least you don’t have to sit through Abbath for High on Fire.

      • And you will also be high, that’s a win win.

  • DVRKBEVRD

    BABY GOT LONGBACK

  • Stockhausen

    Being in the studio has halted all my new music intake. I need to bookmark this page to jam tasty jams when I can once again jam.

    • NEW MUSIC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Just quit playing music. Boom. Problem solved.

      • Stockhausen

        I’ve been telling myself to quit that junk for a long time now. There needs to be rehab for this garbage.

        EDIT: I think there is actually rehab for it, and it’s called video games.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Totally, bro. Musicians Anonymous.

          • Musicians Anonymous: where unrecognized artists go to voice their lack of recognition, in order to achieve self recognition.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            That’s called MySpace.

          • Stockhausen

            HA!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            And then drink.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Oh, goddamn.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Tell me you’ve heard this, bro.

          • Um, yes bro-fart.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Good. I was about ready to lose my bro-shit.

          • Still need this EP though. I have the The Laws of Scourge, I.N.R.I., and the demo Comp.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I need the Laws of Scourge and demo comp.

          • Hells Headbash bro! Saving up for that shit. I’m doing it fucker, no record purchases for a month here. Need to accumulate some cash here.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            YES!!! Can’t fucking wait! MERCH!!!!!!

          • Exactly, I think not ordering shit for a while will make that experience much more enjoyable.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well, I will be getting the new Nadra when that comes out.

          • As well as you should man. I made some purchases last week. That will hold me off for a long while. I may or may not have gotten that Volahn vinyl.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You puckerfucker.

          • Yeah, I realized I made some orders on Sunday after my drunken escapade on Saturday. Ooops.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Hahaha. Derp.

          • Derp is correct.

          • Deep Dank Thoughts… with George Lynch”

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Well shit, what am I supposed to do? I don’t play video games.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Play games on the top bunk?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Why is there a bed involved? I’m so confused.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Because the top bunk is a special place for hands on research.

          • Stockhausen

            Man, you may be out of options. Knitting? The plus side is you always have two spikes to jam through your eyes when the end is upon you.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck, knitting it is.

          • Dubs

            I have some crochet needles you can borrow.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            FedEx that shit, doc!

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Two different things Dubs, two different things.
            Crochet needles have hooks, knitting needles do not.

          • Dubs

            You’re right, but I don’t have any knitting needles for him to borrow.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Ha, right on.

          • I am sure glad we got this out there in the open, Hoss.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Haha!
            My mom crochets a lot.

          • Boss at Christmas: “Gee Mom, another scarf?, thanks?”

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Actually, she’s never made me a scarf. She has, however, made me a crochet version of Arnold’s Conan helmet.

          • Sounds like she is a keeper then!

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            She’s my mom, so yeah, she’s a keeper, i guess. whatever that means.

          • Can you knit me a Storm of the Light’s Bane blanky?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            With pleasure…..right after I finish Altars of Madness.

          • The mind plays tricks on you. You play tricks back! It’s like you’re unraveling a big cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting…

          • Stockhausen

            WAT

          • Stockhausen

            Hahahaha

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Not sure if The Liar’s Psalm is a new song altogether, but thia split with Blast is, and yes EYEHATEGOD still kicks butt.
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1TQjEpZCfC1K052RHsljx2

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Also, fucking Terveet Kädet, man.

      • Stockhausen

        🙁

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Equivalent of Bowie for me. A career-best record (in TK’s case a promise of a new one, with an increased line-up) and BAM, they’re gone.

          • Dubs

            I included them here specifically for you, sweet bear.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            I know, and am gracious lest anyone think otherwise.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        I’m playing this album now, Bear God. It rips.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Will peep next.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Yeah. This rips.

      SCRATCH

      OUT

  • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

    Nice round up today!
    Southwest Terror Fest looks like a grand ol time

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    I’m very excited for the progressive surprises Hatebreed have in store for us on their new album.
    *coughs* sarcasm *coughs*

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *basketball shorts*

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      GET THE FUCK UP AND HELP OUT AND HAVE RESPECT AND OVERCOME AND GET IN THIS PIT FOR POSITIVE FORWARD THINKING!!!!!!!! AAAAARRRGHHGHGHGH!!!!!!!

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        AAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH…

        PERSEVERANCE!!!!!!

        *breakdown*

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          GET OUT THERE AND VOLUNTEER!!!!! HELP OUT OUR FELLOW MAN!!!!!! AAAARHRRHRHRHEHHAH.

          *chugga chugga*

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            CAUSE

            THIS

            IS

            NNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I LOVE ALL OF YOU NOW LETS JUMPDAFUQUP

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I like how Hatebreed’s all about brotherly love, while at the same time half of the people in the pit are taken away on stretchers at the end of the show because some other mosher curbstomped them/tore one of their eyeballs out/…

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            You can’t fix stupid.

    • New album will be ten songs full of motivational one liners to help you get that extra rep in at the gym.

  • tigeraid

    That Grand Magus is eagerly anticipated.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      That’s a band I need to check out more.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Too much goddamned new music! I have work to do fuckers!

  • Rob M

    Was really disappointed with that first Convulse track…from the blurb up above, I feel like the rest of the album is going to be a skip as well

    • Dubs

      It’s certainly out there. I think it’s going be a very polarizing record. I was talking to Odinn earlier, and he really enjoyed it, but I know Karhu said he did not.

      • Rob M

        I guess it depends on what your feeling are towards Convulse discography…World without God is one of my favorite albums, but Im not a big fan of Reflections.

        I feel like theyre doing something similar this time around as well…Evil Prevails was the traditional album…Cycle of Revenge is the one where they change everything up again

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          World Without God was the only Convulse album I dug. When it comes to the OS Finnish DM scene I always preferred Demigod above the others.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQXJaE5icVk

          • Dubs

            Demigod rules.

          • Rob M

            They were always my favorite as well..or at least Slumber of Sullen Eyes is probably my favorite album from the Finnish scene. I dont think they ever did anything else that was even in the neighborhood of how good that album was

            I was actually really lucky to see them play a few years ago at MDF.

          • Same, crushing set.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            That seems to be the case with a lot of Finnish OSDM bands: a crushing debut followed (extremely sporadically) by another album that can’t live up to the first. Or others (Demilich) that just stop making any new albums.

          • Rob M

            Yeah..their whole 90’s death metal scene is made up of those bands…or ones like Depravity who never made it past the EP/Demo stage

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Still, sometimes I’m wondering how a second Demilich album would’ve turned out. Nespithe/The Spine/The Penis feels like a ‘once in a lifetime creation’. Where a band says “fuck it”, starts doing whatever they feel like doing and creates something unusual like that.

          • Dubs

            Still feels fresh all these years later. Frank, I think you and I probably have many likes alike.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahaha! I do have a bit of a peculiar taste though. I don’t like to share some of my “stranger” likes, because your opinion on me might change a bit haha!

          • Dubs

            Come sit in my concrete confessional.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Well, there are a few nu-metal, groove metal and metalcore albums I actually don’t mind. Though my taste in metalcore tends to be more among the likes of Converge, TDEP or Botch.

          • Dubs

            I like all three of those bands. Liked metalcore as a “kid,” but it has not aged well, and I have moved on. I still think Himsa’s Summon in Thunder is fantastic, though.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Outside of those three bands, there’s not that much metalcore I like. I still like Killswitch Engage’s Alive or Just Breathing. The rest of their discography…not so much. I don’t mind Poison the Well’s The Opposite of December. And I don’t know if these albums are “core”, but I actually like Chimaira’s S/T and Lamb of God’s As the Palaces Burn and Ashes of the Wake (they turned to complete shite from Sacrament on though).

            My small nu-metal collection might be more worrying…

          • Dubs

            A lot of us had a nu metal phase. Don’t sweat it.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            A lot of people entirely move on though. Me, I still can dig some of the albums from that era. I still am a Deftones fan. Korn’s S/T, System of a Down’s first two albums, Mudvayne’s first two albums and even Slipknot’s first two…even now I still don’t mind those albums. That’s pretty much it for that genre though. With so much other stuff in my collection from different other subgenres it’s not like I listen to those albums all the time, but every now and then when I spin any of those albums, I still end up liking them.
            It is what it is. Claiming I dislike something when I actually don’t, would be retarded.

          • Dubs

            Lief Bearikson has just the post for you in about 8 minutes.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Looking forward to it haha!

          • Óðinn

            I listen to SOAD, Deftones, Poison the Well, Between the Buried and Me, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch…Nu-Metal and Metalcore aren’t generally genres I prefer, but there are some bands who have made some great music. Math Metal (for example) can be great.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I find something to enjoy in every subgenre. I dislike hair metal aside from two WASP albums and I haven’t found a deathcore/sumeriancore/… band I can dig. But every other subgenre has at least a few albums I like and have or in the future would like to have in my collection.

          • Óðinn

            BTBAM?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I didn’t like their latest, but Alaska, Colors and Parallax II are all great in my opinion.

          • Óðinn

            Alaska is my favorite.

          • Dubs

            They peaked at Colors for me. I’ve tried to get into them since then, but every release has found me drifting further away.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I liked Alaska and Colors the most. Parallax II was still good in my opinion.
            I really just couldn’t get into their latest, no matter how hard I tried.

          • Dubs

            Same

          • Rob M

            I agree…a lot of those albums were like catching lightning in a bottle. Very unlikely theyd find that same kind of inspiration a second time

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            True. Even Slumber of Sullen Eyes feels ‘different’ compared to most other DM albums.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            They never did much else, new album has been in the works for years.
            Slumber of Sullen Eyes, Adramelech and The Penis are the three-tipped prong of Finnish OSDM.

          • Rob M

            They released two follow up full lengths with different lineups..they were solid, but nothing special

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Yeah, it was the same for a lot of FDM bands actually. Two or three albums out, one of which is a masterpiece, the rest… not so much.
            Or in fact Finnish metal in the 80’s I’d say.

          • Rob M

            Definitely…Hell, if they had more than one full length back in the 90’s they were the exception

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            “The Penis”

            Nice.

        • Dubs

          It’s interesting, because I’ve mostly seen Reflections get very high praise and Evil Prevails get panned. Obviously, if you aren’t a fan of the experimentation, there’s naught to do about it.

          • Rob M

            Evil Prevails was okay..nothing mind blowing, but I dont think they embarrassed themselves after such a long break either.

            I know a lot of people really dig Reflections, and I even understand why bands want to stretch their wings a bit, I just tend to look for a particular sound in my metal…if its not there I just move on to the next band

          • Dubs

            I can respect that. I tend to look for what’s pushing the envelope in general, though I love and cherish the classics, too.

          • Big fan of World Without God. Reflections is quite a departure from it but it’s good at what it is, which is being like early Amorphis.

            Evil Prevails is just…. meh.

      • Óðinn

        It’s different, but I didn’t have any expectations, which (I would guess) left me more receptive to a different sound. Had I been expecting another World Without God, perhaps I would have felt some disappointment. It’s hard to put aside your expectations.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Oh, I’ve been mentioned for my news about Schammasch by the Toilet, my pleasure ladies and gentlemen:

  • Óðinn
  • Waynecro

    That Morgue Supplier album is great.

    • Dubs

      Love it.

  • Count_Breznak

    Well, Secrets of the Moon fucked up their last album, if Schammasch keep up the worship of their earlier releases they might be a fine replacement.

    • Dubs

      You a fan of the two previous Schammasch albums?

      • Count_Breznak

        I like em, but they really sound like Secrets of the Moon….that’s why Im hoping they don’t screw up, as well.

        • Dubs

          Hopefully not. A triple-album is ambitious.