New(ish) Music Roundup: Perdition Temple, Hic Iacet, Exhumed, Call of the Void, Midnight Odyssey
The ass-end of 2014 isn’t exactly rife with notable new music, but I tracked some down for the good of the Toilet.
We’ll start strong with Perdition Temple. They just released a 7″ EP called Sovereign of the Desolate as something of a precursor to their upcoming full-length The Tempter’s Victorious, to be released on Hell’s Headbangers in 2015. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth your time, just know that Perdition Temple features black/death veterans Gene Palubicki (ex-Angelcorpse) and Bill Taylor (Immolation, ex-Angelcorpse) on guitars, and Impurath of the legendary Black Witchery on vocals. Read as: it’s way worth your time, dude. The 7″ consists of…
“Sovereign of the Desolate,” 3 minutes and 47 seconds of scorching evil, each riff a black knife stabbing upwards at the heavens and sideways into your ear canals simultaneously.
“Weltering Blood,” a solid cover of Blasphemy’s war metal classic.
Listen to the first track from the EP and two tracks from the upcoming full length below as many times as it takes to remove all the falsity from your being, then order the EP here or preorder the full length here/here. Or do both. But not neither.
The newest track featured by the ever-reliable Iron Bonehead Records is that of one Hic Iacet, a band I’ve never heard of and probably can’t pronounce. “Hakuna Matata” or “Mahakala” or whatever is from The Cosmic Trance into the Void, expected for release sometime in February.
The intro’s ritual chant sets the stage for a slow, brooding build, but the first riff kicks the door to splinters, aggressively inserts them into the eyes of the audience, and burns down the whole damned auditorium instead. Check it out and watch for more of their death-tinged black metal later in the year.
Who bought Exhumed’s blood-splattering, sternum-shattering death metal debut Gore Metal? Good. Now who wants to buy it again 17 years later? The band is pulling the cadaver of their 1998 full-length from the refrigeration unit to make a few tweaks. Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 is set for release via Relapse Records on February 10th, and you can listen to the new version of “Open the Abscess” right here.
The new-old song seems to be polarizing. Some people are all like, “fuck yeah Exhumed rules beers on me when you come to Minnesota please notice me” and other people are all like, “the original was better where are the chainsaw sound effects wtf?” The top comment on YouTube is evidence that the banner of FLUSH has seen many lands.
If you like what you heard, you can preorder the album here.
Two last minute additions because I can’t sleep and I really dig you guys:
Listen to a crusty new jam by Denver metallic hardcore savages Call of the Void. “R.I.S.” is from their upcoming LP Ageless, set for release through Relapse Records in February. Listen below, then go here to preorder and listen to another song (“Cold Hands”).
Lastly, check out this brand new song from I, Voidhanger’s ambient black metal posterboy Midnight Odyssey. “Hunter of the Celestial Sea” will appear on their upcoming album Shards of the Silver Fade, to be released sometime this Spring. I’m excited about this one.