Maybe you didn’t get the memo, or maybe you thought VOD was ancient history, or maybe you came up listening to metal later than I did, or maybe you’re just a giant piece of shit, but Vision of Disorder has made a triumphant comeback this year with their new album The Cursed Remain Cursed. And holy shit it kicks ass.

It’s like they wrote a late 90s/early 00s metal record with a more modern sensibility and more grown up tastes. It’s a perfect parallel for my growing up as a metalhead. VOD released their last record in 2001 when I was 19 years old, and this one now in 2012 as a 30 year old. But instead of releasing an album that sounds steeped in nostalgia for a metal era that no longer exists, they took what was awesome about those albums and updated it. And it’s super fucking awesome.