First Impression

First – Six Feet Under: Crypt of the Devil

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Regular readers to this site know by now that when a new Six Feet Under album shows up, I drop everything. From crushing groove filled Death Metal to covering AC/DC, for better or worse, Chris Barnes and company have always been up there in my all time favorite Metal bands. I purposely avoid checking out any new songs unleashed leading up to the full-length, just so I can hear everything in context from the start and make that first spin through a clean experience. So, if you can’t tell from this build up, I threw in their new album Crypt of the Devil, and have a few things to say before I get the review close to the album’s actual release date.

Blog – Thoughts on Sigh’s ‘Graveward’, “Out of the Grave” Video

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Did you know Sigh had a new album coming out? Well, I must have missed the memo because, for some reason, I didn’t. Well, that, or maybe I just forgot with this wretched memory of mine. Who knows. Either way, when this new one hit the inbox, I almost wet myself with joy and anticipation, wasting no time sinking my teeth into what lies in wait for us all. For the past forty-eight hours, this sucker has accompanied me everywhere I went. Even though Graveward is due out in early May of this year through Candlelight Records, I wanted to chime in about it real quick, as it’s definitely not your everyday Sigh album. And between nightmarish matador-themed performances to debunked Japanese World War II sonic weaponry techniques, that statement should definitely interest you.

First – Moonspell: Extinct

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With the new Moonspell album dropping soon, I finally got the chance to check out the full-length. I don’t really want to go into much detail about it, but I did feel I should talk about my first impressions of the new outing to brace fellow fans for what’s to come. Extinct definitely wasn’t what I was expecting, but, then again, Moonspell never has been a band to really approach with preconceived expectations other than quality music. So, without farther ado, here’s some thoughts on the new venture…

First – Dr. Living Dead!: Crush the Sublime Gods

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Stockholm, Sweden’s Dr. Living Dead! have been kicking up enough dust in the underground to grab the attention of Century Media Records. Later this month [February] will see the release of their third full-length album Crush the Sublime Gods, the follow-up to 2012’s final entry with High Roller Records titled Radioactive Intervention. Not only has the band made an audio stream for the track “Civilized to Death”, but they recently released a music video for “TEAMxDEADx” through Youtube. Following this premiere, I was given a preview of a little more off the album, and I couldn’t really wait to address this album.

First – All That Remains: The Order of Things

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It’s very rare that I get the opportunity to randomly discover a band that I’m very familiar with has a new album due out that I was completely unaware of. Surprisingly, this is exactly what happened to me just now with the realization that All That Remains has a new album due out in February of this year by seeing unfamiliar album art appear during a random unrelated Google image search. Then again, it’s rare nowadays that I even bother to acknowledge the existence of All That Remains after being burned so bad by everything following The Fall of Ideals, which I feel is their best work as a unit to date. So, I opted to hit up Youtube and see what I could find to sample of their latest full-length, titled The Order of Things, to see if it’s worth getting excited over, or if we can all let out a collective sigh of disgust.