Back in 2012, I was given the opportunity to check out the then latest full-length album from Ahab. The Giant was a fantastic release that lived up to the group’s self-proclaimed “nautik doom metal” style, and was one of the most engrossing releases I had come across all year. Well, it’s been a good three years since that effort, and their follow-up recording, The Boats of the Glen Carrig, had essentially slipped by my radars undetected. So, when it hit the inbox, I couldn’t help but grab it and slam it into the player. But, what I was met with filled me with a slew of mixed emotions.
The past few days have been an absolute blur for me. No, not because I was in a drunken stupor, coked out of my mind, or facing reoccuring bouts of the physical complication that has rendered me damn near worthless to the outside world (the first two only being said for emphasis, really). No, it’s just been hot as hell lately, and it has been nearly impossible to sleep. So, after running on six hours of sleep in the last seventy-two hours, I realized I don’t just talk about metal as much as I use to. No, I’m not talking about reviews or posting press releases on this site, or general communications on Facebook or in social settings in general. I rarely ever actually just talk about the thing that made me the man I am today. So, with that realization, and following a recent article posted earlier, I decided to open up a bit and talk about Forensick by the Mexican brutal death metal act, Disgorge, and see where it goes.
The death metal machine known as Gloom have returned! Today marks the release of Dogged, the Spanish five-piece’s first new full-length effort in upwards of six years! This new studio recording is being handled by Morbid Shrine Productions, It’s being handled by Morbid Shrine Productions, who, along side the brutal Transcending Obscurity PR, have made it available to stream in full! Click the button on the player and prepare to have your skull caved in. Just don’t say you weren’t warned…
What Should Not Be Unearthed is a little more than a month away at the point of writing this. However, between the past two weeks and now, I’ve racked up a number of spins through this album, many more compared to At the Gates of Sethu. In the review of that album, I made it perfectly clear that I wasn’t too happy with the outcome, though didn’t dismiss it entirely. The biggest issue was the audio quality basically sterilizing much of the effort. So, as a huge Nile fan, I was hoping like hell this new one would show a return to force for the group. What I found prompted me to type something up about it.
Oakland, California’s Survival independently dropped their second full-length album, Shayda:1 at the end of January of this year. Ripe with thick, old-school thrash metal with hardcore and punk overtones litter this just over seventeen minute offering, and now’s your chance to win a copy of your very own!