Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CD Review: Metal Blade Records Heats Things Up With Some New Releases

British hardcore metal duo Anaal Nathrakh have a new album coming out on October 28th entitled "Desideratum" on Metal Blade Records. Their last album "Vanitas" appeared on many "best of 2012" metal album charts, so the new release has a tall act to follow. The original plan of the band was to create music for the soundtrack of Armadeddon and they definitely achieved that with this latest album. The new eleven-song release begins with the explosive blast of energy in "Acheronta Movebimus" and doesn't quit until the final notes of "Ita Mori." They electrify their sound with the fast-paced drumming of "Monstrum In Animo" and give us some hardcore industrial metal with the electronic feel of "The One Thing Needful." The album continues with the screaming vocals of "Idol" and the live setting of the aggressive "Rage And Red," before closing with guitar shredding solos of "Ita Mori." To find out more about Anaal Nathrakh and their latest release "Desideratum," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial.
Also out on October 28th is the latest release from Vesania entitled "Deus Ex Machina." It is the band's first new album in seven years and carries the theme of "a cheap solution in a poorly written script or novel." The ten tracks that make up the album tell dark tales beginning with the storied lyrics of "Halflight" as the music adds to the song's intensity. The band plays around with tempos during "Innocence," then attacks the vocals of "Vortex" with reckless abandonment as the music follows suit. The band's symphonic metal side comes through on the grand "Notion" with screaming vocals and adrenalized music, before Vesania finish with the final guitar-fueled onslaught of "Scar." To find out more about Vesania and their latest release "Deus Ex Machina," please visit vesania.pl.
Coming out in November from Metal Blade Records are new albums from Job For A Cowboy and Downfall Of Gaia. The new album from the American death metal band Job For A Cowboy is entitled "Sun Eater" and it will show fans how the band has grown in their songwriting. The band decided to showcase their talents in the studio, allowing everyone within the band to share their ideas and talents of this new material. Songs like "Suns Of Nihility" and "Buried Monuments" show an enormous amount of growth within the band, while "The Synthetic Sea" and "The Celestial Antidote" can still knock you back with the music's sheer aggressive force.To find out more about Job For A Cowboy and their new album "Sun Eater," please visit metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.
The new album from the German metal band Downfall Of Gaia is entitled "Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay" and starts off with the nine-minute horror soundtrack "Darkness Inflames These Sapphire Eyes." The band's signature doom metal sound is displayed perfectly in the ten-minutes of "Carved Into Shadows," while they give one last blast of heavy metal adrenaline during the twelve-minute "Whispers Of Aeon." To find out more about the new album from Downfall Of Gaia, please visit metalblade.com/downfallofgaia.

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