Way back in early 2015, I entreated you fine feathered Toilet folk to take a trip to Australia with me to witness the deadly dissonance of Norse. In our third ever edition of Mini-Reviews, I described Norse’s then current EP Pest as “a hyper-caffeinated cup of sinister black metal laced with multiple shots of dissonant espresso and strained through a used, bloody filter.” Today I have the distinct pleasure of giving you a second shot of the oily poison with “Cylic,” an exclusive track from Norse’s upcoming full-length The Divine Light of a New Sun.
In an earlier edition of Groundbreakers, we inducted Fear Factory‘s Demanufacture into our very own hall of fame. As important as that album was to the development of heavy metal, it itself owes much to today’s inductee, Ministry‘s The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Along with other machinist stalwarts KMFDM and Godflesh, Ministry helped spawn the subgenre that would come to be known as industrial metal, one that still exists today in various fashions. Moreover, the legacy of Ministry’s most pivotal release can still be found in the deepest, darkest reaches of extreme metal.
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