Buckshot Facelift, New York City and Long Island providers of death tinged powerviolence, have been running amok for a good twelve years now. However, the indie five-piece haven’t unleashed a lot of audible carnage from the studio. In all, the group has a three full-lengths, a live EP, and a demo release under their belts. That is, until today. Following up their late 2014 album Living Ghosts of the North Shore is a name your price Bandcamp download of Buck at the Moon, a new EP recorded at Audio Playground with Keith Moore earlier this summer. It contains two original compositions and a cover of the Ramones classic “Pet Sematary”. But is it something worth picking up, or is it even worth occupying the space on your hard drive?
Naat is an Italian instrumental group that dabbles in the realms of post-metal, doom metal, and sludge. The act was forged in 2014 by founding members of Antea, Lilium, and Stone Smokers, all of which prolific bands within the northern tier of their home country. In the time to come, the group has honed their sound and recorded with Mattia Cominotto (Isaak, Infection Code), who also mixed and mastered the songs that would make up their debut self-titled album being distributed by a number of labels across the world including Goodfellas, Inverse, Ripple Music, and Argonauta Records (the label that supplied this digital copy for review). But is this new group one that is well worth keeping an eye on?
The following is a list of all Metal releases that are due out in the next seven days based on promos and press releases received.
Seattle-based death grind faction, THEORIES, will kick of a fifteen-date North American tour next week with Wake and Vermin Womb.
Sweden’s Grizzlyman is a three-piece progressive sludge act that features ex-12 Gauge Dead‘s Joel Ekman on bass and vocal duties, as well as ex-Athory Emic‘s Emanuel Enbäre on drums, rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Christopher Davis. The band came together in 2013, and about a year later issued their self-titled three song demo cassette through Ljudkassett! Records as a limited run of two hundred copies. Since then, the group remains active with the label, but has not issued anything new since. For 2016, Third I Rex picked up the Grizzlyman demo for further distribution through digital means, as well as a physical digipack once again in limited quantities. But was this something worth reissuing, or is it better left buried?
On December 16th, via Forever Plagued Records, Ukraine’s Do Skonu return with their fourth and most promising shamanistic black metal opus, fittingly entitled Hell.