Perhaps I can spotlight some new bands I've been jamming out first.
Mechina. Fast, technical, brutally groovy. I've been really wearing out my eardrums with these guys. Can you tell why? It sounds like the spawn of Fear Factory and Mnemic. And that is a fantastically awesome thing. These guys need the exposure, being as talented as they are.
Breach The Void! Mechanically charged mathematical metal that brings the groove. So much alliteration. Alliteration erection. It took me a few times to get into these guys, the singer threw me off at first but I gave them a few chances and they grew on me pretty quickly.
Threat Signals new album really blew my fucking mind. I did not expect to hear the intensity that I heard from this album. I now get a Job For A Cowboy feeling coming from these guys. It's a fresh new look on these guys, not that I didn't like them before, but I like this direction that the music is taking.
So in my absence, Machine Heads newest album made its way to the masses. I was, and still am, reeling over the absolute bomb that Morbid Angels new album was, so I had to work up some courage to listen to another enormously popular band who I respect too much to see become pure hacks and garbage. I mustered up the strength to listen and I was more than thrilled to hear everything I love in Machine Head. This album is a 9.5 out of 10, without question. The songs have decreased in length slightly, and the songs have become more condensed and less droning, I think it's the perfect mix. This is my favorite track off of the album right now. There's this version, and then there's an equally stunning and beautiful acoustic version of the song that I'm also really loving. I love every song on the album, "Who We Are", "This is The End", and "I Am Hell" are my favorites besides this song. Do yourself a favor and check this album out. It's amazing.
Hackneyed. Traditional death metal, fantastically executed. I would call this "Vanilla Death Metal", because it's not progressive or especially unique, but it's just quality. I love this album. Oh also everyone in the band is really young.
Fuckin' hell, people. If you like Cloudkicker, Chimp Spanner, Tyrant of Death, or the Levi/Werstler combination, then you'll love this. Instrumental progressive guitar mastery executed perfectly. This is some great metal, mathy and melodic. This track especially just hits me hard. Enjoy.
Devolved - great technical death metal. As simple as I can get. Brutal, groovy, angry. The guy could use some variation in his voice but that small con aside, this is a good album.
Detonation - Technical death metal that brings the pain. Pretty obscure for some reason, these guys should be pretty popular with this kind of music.
Exeloume. When I saw the cover I expected a cheesy 80's thrash garbage album and was pleasantly surprised at the ferocity and anger that came through my speakers.
So now I have some new stuff from the AMR Corner:
Untitled Track by Visceral Creations
Redneck - Vocal Cover by Visceral Creations
Shrine of The Ancient Ones by Visceral Creations
Empty Inside by Visceral Creations