ALBUM REVIEW: Scarcity – The Promise Of Rain


Second album from Scarcity, the Brooklyn based avantgarde Black Metal collective, who have managed to create a sound like no other on a record that well and truly bends the mind. This is black metal, but not as we know it. True, the blackened-screams of vocalist Doug Moore (Pyrrhon / Seputus) are delivered with a typical dark venom, but they are perhaps the most conventional aspect of the sound Scarcity purvey.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bangladeafy – Vulture – Nefarious Industries


Eschewing entirely the notions of guitars and bass, two-piece Industrial / Electronica / call-it-what-you’d-like outfit Bangladeafy take a less-is-more approach for sixth full-length, Vulture (Nefarious Industries), with a (pleasingly) heavy emphasis on blending songs into the next, cementing that this record should be listened to the old-school way.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Woe – Legacies of Frailty


 

It has been six years since we last saw new material from Chris Grigg’s Black Metal outfit Woe, and on a global scale it has certainly been an eventful and ultimately catastrophic time in which humanity seems consciously hell-bent on self-destruction and that of the world itself. It is pretty easy to see therefore just where Grigg’s inspiration comes from in the overarching narrative of Legacies of Frailty (Vendetta Records), an album that holds the anguish of such at its forefront alongside a sound of striking ferocity.

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Nefariant Shares New Video – “Life On Fire” and Releases a New EP


New York Modern Metal band Nefariant has dropped a new single/video for a brand new track –  “Life On Fire” from their just dropped new EP Fowl. They also announced an outdoor headline show on June 12th and a second show on August 21st, as direct support fo in Brooklyn. Both shows will take place at Arrogant Swine in Brooklyn and both shows will follow all current Covid guidelines for safety and curfew. The video “Life On Fire” was directed by Frankie Nasso (Mudvayne, Nothing More) and you can watch it here. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Witnesses – Doom II


As hinted by the title, Doom II  (Self-Released) isn’t Witnesses’ second overall album but rather their second to expand on the Doom Metal style that was established on 2019’s To Disappear And To Be Nothing. Its predecessor’s combination of glacial riffing, distraught vocals and bleak mood is well-preserved here and the overarching narrative of a ship lost at sea allows them to be conveyed even more powerfully than before. Convoluted naming conventions aside, it’s a bold leap forward by every metric.

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Winter Nights – “When December Burns”


Long-running New York melodic Death Metal band Winter Nights have shared their first single, ‘When December Burns’, from their upcoming self-titled release. The album is due out on July 31st and is bound to conjure the frost-bitten fjords of the motherland, even on sweltering summer days. The new track is their first new music after the 2014 release An Endless Apocalypse, and is meant to be more grim yet very dramatic and full of catchy melodies. The band even remarked: “Well, very well. We’ve once again offered something different than our previous work. We are looking to conjure the feeling of dread, and remembrance. We hope they can relate to it in one way or another.” Fans of old school Amon Amarth and At The Gates will dig this band. Jam out to “When December Burns” now!Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Bad Citizen Streams New Single and Lyric Video for – “Taking It Back”


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New York City’s Rock royalty Bad Citizen has dropped a brand new single and lyric video for their track ‘Taking It Back’! The track is the second single from their forthcoming new EP, Demolition, arriving later in 2020! Bad Citizen has a busy 2020 planned with gigs planned to support the single release with soon to be announced dates in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, WashingtonD.C. and Appomattox, and Virginia. Check out ‘Taking It Back’ now, only at Ghost Cult!Continue reading


Krallice Announces Two New Albums, Dave Edwardson Of Neurosis Collaboration


New York City kvlt black metallers Krallice have announced via social media that they have not one, but two new albums ready for release. The first of which Loüm will feature Neurosis member Dave Edwardson on lead vocals, lead synths, and lead lyrics for release and is due out in two weeks, roughly by the end of October. The second new release will be available for pre-order at that time. Continue reading