Blackened sludge noisemongers Wallowing have been lurking in the shadows of Brighton, UK for long enough. It’s time for the folks at Sludgelord Records to draw them out literally kicking and screaming, lining up the group’s debut full-length outing Planet Loss for later this year. Composed of members from established acts Aerosol Jesus, Surya, Herd Mover, Prisa Mata, and King Goat, there’s no denying the chops on those behind the project that have decided to whip up a thirty-two minute long experience of six tracks that all form one mass of congealed heaviness. But is it an undertaking that ends up being too much to handle, or is it more intense than one might expect?
Today, Hells Headbangers sets November 15th as the international release date for Havohej‘s long-awaited third album, Table of Uncreation, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Southern German symphonic black metal troop TOTENGEFLÜSTER are on the brink of releasing their sophomore album on October 11th via Black Lion Records. Titled The Faceless Divine, this opus is the most intense and darkest creation of the band to date.
No One Knows What the Dead Think is “the definitive ending to the piloted bullet hell grind album series started in 1992” according to the accompanying press release for their self-titled debut album. The statement refers to Discordance Axis, the underground grindcore powerhouse from East Brunswick, New Jersey, and how it essentially ends the journey vocalist Jon Chang and guitarist/bassist Rob Marton started way back in the day before the act called it a day in 2001. The two are joined by ex-Cohol drummer Kyosuke Nakano to make this finale a reality, unleashing a roughly eighteen minute long aural assault through Willowtip Records. But does it hold up to the legacy of the member’s involved, or does it fail to hold a candle to the previous works?
Timeless Haunt is a bit of a mixed bag of musicians from my neck of the woods. Within its ranks include John Jesuele, drummer for Beyond Fallen, that band’s former guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz, as well as an “unknown” vocalist who has worked with one of the members in the past [his identity will remain secret for this review given that is how they are billed in the liner notes]. Only having just come together, the act has already unleashed their debut outing Haunted Symphony, a five-song release that is meant to not really fall under any particular categorization, but more the band just writing the songs they want to. So, basically, we’re looking at a progressive mentality here, or so they would make it seem. So, what exactly does this one have in store for those lucky or unlucky enough to happen upon it?