That being said, here's a bunch of rad new music I came across over the past week. A few of them were suggested by the nice people who read my tweets. How's that for a segue?
Dearly missed London friends getting all esoteric and drone-doomy.
Super aggro, techy-but-not-annoying death metal.
Instrumental tunes that underline the many meanings of "heavy."
Cold, strange, gothy post-punk from Oz. Shawn from Mitochondrion recommended it, and he's never wrong.
Remember that time Phil from Cobalt had a raw black metal project with Mike from Loss and IT FUCKING RULED? Me too.
Band of the Week! (as if I'm going to remember to do this weekly - oh, what mirth). Seriously though, these guys are fantastic atmospheric black metal that you really need to go listen to right goddamn now.
Band of the Week Too! Get into this RIGHT NOW because it's savage and raw and altogether irresistible. I mean..."black metal fuck hate occult sex Nashville" sums it up swimmingly.
More slow, contemplative atmospheric black metal from Canada. Vocals are great.
Sacryphyx is dead good lo-fi death/thrash with more melody than you'd expect. Kinda Arghoslenty, but with the added bonus of being racism-free (I think).
These guys are absolutely miserable. Good.
This is important!! A bunch of sweet bands got together to raise awareness and donate funds to Alzheimer's research. Buy buy buy.
Deep, dark, and depressing as shit. Grim and grimy, too.
Horrible cunts from Bristol making horrible cuntish doom. It's got pretty parts too though, so bring your boyfriend along.
Everything James Brown touches turns to filthy lucre, and Moloch (Ukr) are wonderful.
The Moloch/Ensorcelor split is out! Buy it! Ensorcelor is one of the best things in North America, and I love UK Moloch too. I love all the Molochs.
Iron Bonehead never disappoint, and that new Bolzer joint is absofuckinglutely essential.