New Music Roundup: Fuck the Facts, 1349, Job for a Cowboy and More
New music is a thing that can be listened to in this post.
First up is new Fuck the Facts. This track, from their upcoming Abandoned EP, has a frantic, almost mathcore-ish sound with some tasteful skronks and weedly-deedlies. Abandoned comes out October 1st on Noise Salvation. Preorder here for digital or here for cassette.
Next up: 1349’s new album Massive Cauldron of Chaos. I have yet to hear the whole thing but Season of Mist says it “builds on their storied career and sees the band sharpen their orthodox black metal assault with a thrashier edge.” Sounds good to me. Stream it from Lambgoat here (embedding is disabled) and order it here.
Also in un-embeddable streams: Ne Obliviscaris! “Reveries from the Stained Glass Tomb,” the not-at-all-metal second track from their upcoming second album Citadel, is streaming here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, or here. I have no idea why one wasn’t enough. According to the band’s Facebook page, this track is “part 3 of the 23 minute song ‘Painters Of The Tempest’ that forms the centerpiece of our new album Citadel.” A myriad of preorder options are available here (AUS), here (EUR) or here (USA). This band just loves links.
There’s a new Job for a Cowboy song, too. I’ve never cared about this band but I know some of you do and are calling this a major step up from their previous work, so jam it if you like. Sun Eater comes out on Metal Blade November 7th, 10th or 11th depending where you live, for whatever reason. Preorder it here.
Necromancing the Stone are pretty much the exact opposite of “my thing” but you guys are nerds and may like this. The horrifically-named band features current and former members of Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Absence and Brimstone Coven. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about the vocals in particular, but what do y’all think? I’ve yet to see any information regarding an album release date and yet you can still buy a shirt at their Indiemerch store or read about their endorsements on their Bandcamp, since I guess that’s interesting to someone.
New Bloodbath! As everyone already knows by now, Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost is Bloodbath’s new singer, and given the former’s transformation from death-doom to goth-y rock, everyone was curious to see how Holmes would match up with Bloodbath’s sound. The verdict? I think his vocals sound much thinner than some of Bloodbath’s previous vocalists but I’m pretty sure that’s just a production folly. What do you flushers in the peanut gallery think? You can find various preorder options here and here.
What do you think? Any good stuff I miss? Why do sites still insist on doing exclusive premieres? Discuss below pls.