Because this shit is super awesome. Happy 2013, everybody!!
Oh, come on, Nile. I really want to like this, and I think that the record you released this year, At The Gate of Sethu, was the most interesting work you’ve done in years. Rather than your typical wall of blast beats, the album featured bits of groove. Sure, you’re not as groove-y as, say, Protest the Hero, but it was a big improvement for you, Nile. I was proud to hear that you were progressing beyond the click click click of standard tech-death.
But this? This is beyond boring. I’ve had the video sitting in an open tab for a week waiting for a moment to get to it and when I finally did, I nearly fell asleep. No hyperbole, I nearly fell asleep for a million years. To death metal. I love death metal. Oh, Nile.
I guess I’ll just have to go back to Ihsahn’s ear-splitting saxophone solos on Eremita.
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.
Man, am I the only person disappointed in the video? After the pure awesomeness of the last few Red Fang videos, this one feels positively pedestrian.
When considered against other bands’ videos, this is a totally solid road footage/live footage video, but I can’t help feel that it doesn’t live up to their previous work. Red Fang remain, however, a fucking awesome band.
Have you been listening to the new Murder Construct record? If not, why the hell not? If so, it’s pretty awesome, right?
For those who don’t know, Murder Construct is a deathgrind supergroup consisting of members of Cattle Decapitation, Intronaut, Exhumed, Jesu, and a bunch of other heavy bands you’ve heard of. A couple years ago they put out a 7 track self-titled EP that acted as a total tease to what could be an incredible album experience. Thankfully the album was just released this month and it fucking slays.
The video above is exactly what you’d expect: fast cuts, blood, violent imagery, darkness. It’s awesome.