12 of the best releases that have rattled my, uhm, deathrattle the most in February and Mrs Rattle hates the most which, of course, makes them sound all the better to me. I've added Bandcamp links in case you want to discover more about the bands. This choice pretty much sums up the Podcast.
"FINALLY released in physical form on vinyl! Coffin Mulch's debut 12" is entirely dedicated to death metal as it was in the glory days of the late 80s/early 90s. Buzzsaw guitars, cryptic vocals, thundering drums and death-knell rumbling bass. FFO: MASSACRE, CIANIDE, ENTOMBED, AUTOPSY and SINISTER."
"Heirs to the expansive psych-fuzz explorations of bands like King Buffalo, Howling Giant and ASG, Jakethehawk merge the classic, riff-centric sound of proto-metal’s pioneers with the textures of psychedelic rock and progressive rock. They also draw heavy influences from the lush, wooded river valley they call home and its rich folk music tradition, embracing the oxymoronic moniker, “Appalachian Desert Rock,” because it sums their sound up perfectly (and they like it)."
"Paranorm is a progressive thrash/death metal band based in Uppsala, Sweden".
"Sea Sleeper are a Portland post-metal band with a healthy passion for death metal. Their unique sound
derived from bands like Gorguts, Gojira, Mastodon and Blut Aus Nord. They meld a variety of genres but remain wonderfully coherent".
NYC’s Gravesend arise with ill intent like a foul emanation from the aging sewage filled rot slowly winding its way beneath the city’s vast concrete walls and pavement pathways. A New York of discarded needles, noxious fumes, scavenging rats, broken bottles and cracked minds.
An aural manifesto of urban blight and disgust, “Methods Of Human Disposal” works like a lone killer stalking the streets, internally seething with rage, preparing to cast off the last remnants of restraint. Bear witness to savage Black / Death Metal with a hellish Grindcore fixation, searing warped speeds, and the slowly swelling carnage of a derailed subway pile up.
Like the centuries old cemetery that bears its name, the fetid stench of death and decay permeates Gravesend and the predatory wrath and inhumanity embodied in “Methods Of Human Disposal” holds up a shattered mirror reflecting back the filth and corruption of a New York that never really went away.
"Traditionally played heavy metal of the wild eighties combined with the modern sounding heavy metal
AEONBLACK’ S trademarks are powerful, aggressive riffing or traditional two-part guitars with grooving bass in close connection with driving drums and melodic to screaming vocals, some of them melancholic. A true punch of power and rawness. AEONBLACK is Pure Fucking Heavy Metal !!!!"
Formed in 2017, sludge band DayGlo Mourning built a following drawn to their massive down tuned riffs and crushing show volumes.
Room 101, Lansing’s premiere Doom/Death Metal band. Influenced by the likes of Neurosis, Crowbar, Eyehategod, and Acid Bath.
Room 101 is a four piece with talent from such bands as Residivis, Necrodeit, Balboa, Sow Belly, Red Channel, The Revenant, Manatee, Warlords from Mars, Intestinal Alien Reflux, and Disillusionment
Chainsword was founded to wage war. A five-men squad designed to spread the flames of conflict and spread a Death/Doom Metal Inferno. Established in Warsaw, AD. 2016 by Herr Feldgrau and The Defector, the quintet follows its path of bringing the Hell of war to the stage. Join the Attack!