Thursday, March 31, 2011

Illud Divinum Insanus

Illud Divinum Insanus - The LP, out June 7th
"Nevermore" EP album cover, out May 16th

I am speechless. I'm so ready for this, you don't even understand. I hear that there's a Combichrist remix in the works too. To give you a hint as to how the album might sound and the possible influences, Try had this to say:

"I listen to a lot of hardcore [techno] music now — the fuckin' serious, artistic stuff, not that crap you hear at the clubs. That stuff has impact and it's really extreme. Even if there's no guitar in it or no real drums, the energy coming out of the speakers is amazing."

Hence Combichrist. 

I am so ready...


The Haunted, In Flames, Dimension Zero, and Grave? I dunno...
What do all of these bands have in common?

I love The Haunted...? Yeah I do. As long as it's before they switched off singers. I'll be honest, I like a few of the tracks off of their albums afterwards but nothing compares to the first self titled album. Ahh damn is that a great album...

So anyway, everyone knows In Flames lost what amounts to the In Flames portion of the band. Jesper Stromblad. Alcoholic and such yadda yadda...

What happens when you combine all of these elements together? Well you would have an awesome sounding supergroup. I'm eagerly awaiting this debut..."The Resistance"

Marco Aro from The Haunted is singing, Jesper from Dimension Zero/In Flames is on the guitar, Glenn Ljungstrom from Dimension Zero is also on guitar, Alex Holstad from Cardinal Sin/Despite/Decameron is playing bass, and Chris Barkensjo from Godsic/ /Grave/Carnal Forge fame is playing the drums. This could lead up to be an exceptionally melodic band. I anticipate awesomeness. Let's hope it doesn't fall flat on it's goddamned face.


Ahhh Korn. Come on guys, would you stop being assholes and go back to 1994 when you were relevant, not to mention, awesome. I'll admit. In between bouts of Dying Fetus and Carcass, I love to throw on Korn and jam out with Tripp pants and painted fingernails. Okay, maybe not that far, but Korn for me represents one of the gateways into harder metal. I was a big fan all the way up to "Take a Look In The Mirror" (Which is extremely underrated. That album is heavy as shit). But now they've posted a short clip of their dubstep skills, which leave something to be desired. A lot.

Get Up by kornofficial


Monday, March 14, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Sideblast -- Cocoon

Right on the heels of yesterdays A.S. post featuring Kalter, I discover the band "Sideblast". Their unique blend of groove, death, black, symphonic, and industrial metal have put this directly at the top of my playlist for the next few days. They've got a distinct sound, especially with a few of the tracks being EXTREMELY reminiscent of Strapping Young Lad, with the 'wall of sound' mentality that made them a force to be reckoned with. Plenty of oddball background noises to keep you entertained.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I saw this on EFukt some time ago with a bunch of my idiot friends. I was beyond high when I laid eyes on it. At first I couldn't quite comprehend what I was seeing, as I was in a haze so thick, Cheech and Chong would have been fearful for their lives. On my second view, I geeked the fuck out so hard, I was unable to breathe for close to 5 minutes. I then ate a whole lasagna and tried to explain to my dope buddies why there should be dildos made of sponge material so that women can insert them into their meat wallets so that they can have standing urinals like dudes, and get a little more enjoyment from their urination experience. Another failed business endeavor that becomes abandoned upon exiting the house of a drug dealer. Anyway, enjoy.

Artist Spotlight: Kalter - Spiritual Angel

Real-talk, faggot. Melodic death metal is becoming a dead end as far as originality goes. Since the early 90's, every Swede, Norwegian, and Dane has been pumping out ridiculous amounts of melodeath. A decade of nonstop releases that herald to the glory days of In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates. It's tough to find bands now that keep your interest, as you've probably seen and heard most of it by now, thanks to the wave of idiot kids who formed gimmick bands instead of musical bands. It's a sad scene, but every once in a while, you come across a band like Canada's own Kalter. These guys get it right. Check out the opening track from their new album "Spiritual Angel" and rejoice for now, as there is still at least one or two good Melodeath bands around.

Also for good measure, here's a picture of a gigantic abdominal puss.