Friday, May 13, 2022

RAT TAMANGO ~ Jelly Tube (2022)


 Rat Tamango is an Australian blues band that rocks like a mountain range and rolls like boulders in a landslide. They play a raw style of mood shifting blues rock, acidic, raw and snarling one moment, moody and sullen the next all with tons of strutting attitude. Watch out for the fuzz, it bites without warning when you least expect it. 

There is a recent full length 'As I Live and Breathe' that hasn't found it's way onto Bandcamp yet.


Saturday, April 30, 2022

DEATHRATTLE PODCAST DIRTY DOZEN ~ MARCH 2022

 


April 'Best Of' lists will soon be upon us. This is a flashback to some of the best albums that you may have missed during March and that have tickled Deathrattle Podcast's fancy the most during that month.

HEREJE SD ~ 'Busy!'

Doom from the Dominican Republic



NECROM ~ ' All Paths Are Left Here'

NECROM emerged in 2018 as a tribute to the grandeur of old school death metal from the veterans of Ukrainian metal scene

DESOLATE SHRINE ~ 'Fires of the Dying World'

Yet be forewarned before indulging from the poison chalice of Fires of the Dying World for it ensnares its victims in an inescapable maelstrom of death and futility. 


MOUNT SATURN ~ 'O, Great Moon'

Mount Saturn rises from the damp soil of the Pacific Northwest to forge a sound that worships riffs, dabbles in psychedelia, and thrives on grooving heft.


KONVENT ~ 'Call Down The Sun'

 The four-piece unleashes hurricanes of blackened death doom metal.



BLACK FUCKING CANCER ~ 'Procreate Inverse'

Abhorrent Californian black metal legion Black Fucking Cancer re-emerge from the depths of torment with a new declaration of total war toward the human race in the form of "Procreate Inverse", a towering and long awaited brand new 2LP full-length offering of cataclysmic and imperial black metal domination

KING MOUNTAIN ~ 'Tempest at the Gate'

Heavy riffs,bluesy lead jams and soulful vocals is what we want to share.


CHEMICIDE ~ 'Common Sense'

Killer Thrash from Costa Rica


BLEED THIS EARTH ~ 'The Slow Decline'

For fans of Ahab, My Dying Bride, Mournful Congregation, and old school Doom Metal


DI'AUL ~ 'Abracamacabra'

Di'Aul have strived to write heavy, catchy music
underlaid with subtle complexities. The band had a distinctive and fully-formed sound right
from the start: a mix of '70s rock songwriting and 90's metal groove.


AS THE WORLD DIES ~ 'Agonist'

Formed by members of Memoriam and Pemphigoid, As The World Dies are among UK’s most promising new bands. Gritty and spiteful, the music rampages mercilessly hearkening back to the era of Bolt Thrower, Grave and the like.


MARIJANNAH ~ 'Music From and Inspired by GiantLands'

Marijannah is a stoner/doom metal band from Singapore with members of two of the island's hardest touring bands, Wormrot & The Caulfield Cult.

Monday, March 28, 2022

DEATHRATTLE PODCAST ~ Dirty Dozen (Feb 2022)


 March lists will soon be upon us. Here's a recap of the best 12 releases of  February according to Deathrattle Podcast.


HELDSCALLA

Heldscalla is a stoner metal doom band with psychedelic flourishes from Seattle, WA, founded in 2019.



DAWNRIDER

Picking up where they left with the Third Crusade, Hugo “Rattlesnake” Conim and his unholy pack of musicians, Filipe Relêgo (bass / vocals ), drummer João Ventura and Diogo Simões (keyboards) have invoked all their demons and recited all their spells in order to write and produce a beast of an album, which will not only mark their best, most focused and mature album to date, but will surely expand their fanbase and bring the Doom and Dawn into a world of darkness and mist, waiting for its final blow.


WIZARD MASTER

Stoner/doom/hardrock DUO in the hand of the GREAT WIZARD MASTER!




GONE

Sludge /Doom from California


FIREBREATHER

Heavy Orchestra, keeping the great Swedish tradition of stoner doom alive.


THE FINAL SLEEP

Melodic, Heavy, Dark, Uplifting and Empowering.


IRONMASTER

Ironmaster was formed in Nyhammar Sweden april 2020. The style is unrelentless, fast Death Metal.

CRYPTIC HATRED

Finland’s Cryptic Hatred perform monolithic, feral death metal that taps into the vein of 1990s classics—yet re-forges them in the fires of youth. The band came together in 2019 when Jami Lamio (guitars), Tatu Saves (drums), Eemil Lajoma (guitars, vox) and Miska Hagelberg (bass) met in high school. In 2020, they settled on the name Cryptic Hatred and self-recorded and released the 8-song Free from the Grave demo. In 2021 they became a powerful live force in the Finnish death metal scene, honing their chops before a growing, dedicated fanbase.


INCRYPT

The focal point was creating a Thrash Metal Album for an Incrypt audience to a Thrash Metal fan base. The style is very much distinct with small pockets of early Thrash musical influences, the feel is unique more focused than previous albums by Incrypt


HOLY WITCH

Holy Witch is a Heavy Psych/Stoner Rock band from Shreveport, Louisiana.


SMITH & SWANSON

The album sums up everything Phil and Tim are doing, it is a collaboration of passion for music and creativity, and it is highly recommended for fans of all the bands Phil and Tim are part of, and also the fans of all eras of BLACK SABBATH and the spirit of heavy metal music.

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Death Metal from Belgium.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

DEATHRATTLE PODCAST - Dirty Dozen (Jan 2022)


 Deathrattle Podcasts 12 'Best Of' albums for January 2022


DESCENT - Order Of Chaos


5 piece HM2 inspired Swedish Death metal band from Brisbane, Australia


DRUID LORD - Relics Of The Dead


Wisely sticking to the same formula as its celebrated predecessor - lurching-tank riffs, lurking-dread atmosphere, completely skull-crushing production - here do DRUID LORD render their third album a more concise counterpart that, somehow, also finds them at their doomiest.

HAZEMAZE - Blinded By The Wicked

DOOM ROCK since 2016.

NOCTURNAL GRAVES - An Outlaw's Stand

Nocturnal Graves sound the charge with their venomous new offering, ‘An Outlaw's Stand.’ Coalescing the nastiest and rawest elements of death, thrash, and black metal, the Australian outlaws’ brand of apocalyptic metal explodes like an atom bomb, leaving utter devastation in its path. The relentless onslaught of pure brutality makes one thing clear – Long live death!


COSMIC ROVER - Heavy

The band make a blend of Stoner rock, Heavy Metal and Southern Rock.


WEAPONRY - Everwinding Slaughter

1st album by this band formed by Jo Steel (ICE WAR/ APHRODITE) & Dave Rotten (AVULSED/ HOLYCIDE) where they play a dirty, intense and savage Death/ Crust full of catchy riffs and relentless tempo. Influences may come from bands like COMECON, DOOM, NIHILIST, DISCHARGE, AUTOPSY, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, MASTER, UNCURBED…


REGULUS - Pulse

Groove-laden, riff-drenched, psychedelic heavy blues.


NIGHT HAG - Phantasmal Scourge

With “Phantasmal Scourge”, gluey, mid-paced pummeling segues into faster paced, bone crushing heaviness in the kind of drooling caveman drubbing you’d expect from Coffins or Cianide. 


SUNCZAR - Bearer of Light

A groove metal soundtrack
to conquer the world to


NOISECULT - Seraphic Wizard

Noisecult: heavy rock band from Nashville, TN, often categorized as 70's stoner metal like Black Sabbath, Motorhead, High on Fire and Orange Goblin.

ALBATROSS OVERDRIVE - Eye See Red

Our ears are honed to that of a canine and possess the animal magnetism of a lion...A roaring lion with a large coarse mane, we captivate our audiences like a black demon cobra.


THOU SHALT NOT - Sanctuary of the Vile

Cleveland death metal.

Monday, February 21, 2022

KYLMYYTEEN ~ Yö istui viereeni (2022)


Another funeral doom project from the guys of Hiljaisuus vajoaa, along similar lines but keeping the experimental side of things at arms length. I've just finished listening to this huge four tracker back to back and I feel like I've spent an eternity of loneliness.

Yö istui viereeni ( The Night Sat Beside Me ) the new album from Finnish band Kylmyyteen has to be one of the most morose albums I've heard in years, guitars weep in anguish, drum and bass form a rhythm section of abject sorrow, the four long and extremely slow tracks melded by heartache and a longing for the ultimate finality of consciousness. Abyssal riffs heave themselves through the gloom, swathed in dejection.

Yö istui viereeni is more of a wake than an album, revelling in the pain of endless grief  and eternal loss and I'll put it up against any of the classic albums of this genre for the sheer sense of foreboding it exudes. 



 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

HELDSCALLA ~ Fog Creatures Of Antiquity (2022)


A new stoner doom album where each track drags you from a dream state into your worst nightmare before lowering you back into diminished consciousness, broken and crushed. Each song is long and slow but never monotonous, riffs are weighty, punctuated by sprawling psychedelic passages that hint at 'post doom' influences.

'Fog Creatures Of Antiquity' by Heldscalla, a highlight of the month so far.

Monday, January 31, 2022

HUMAN HARVEST ~ Flesh Sermons (2022)


Listen to any album featuring Jonny Pettersson and Jon Rudin of  Wombbath among many others, and you can be pretty certain that your eardrums are in for a harrowing test of endurance. Thankfully, the gruesome twosome's latest incarnation Human Harvest doesn't disappoint. Flesh Sermons is a merciless abominate of mutated grind and Swedish death metal. The duo's utter disdain of the Human Race permeates every garrotted chord struck and drumhead demolished, spattered by gargolyan bile spewed from Petterssons throat. Its a thoroughly savage, relentless album made great by the many breakdowns that steamroll right through your head. These aren't your usual breakdowns where everything slows down into chunks of riffery, instead the tracks accelerate to insane velocity without losing their mass of  bloodied matter.

Prepare to be culled!