WAXING LYRICAL: “HADAL MAW”
(This week the Australian band Hadal Maw answers Andy Synn‘s questions about lyrics.) How is everyone enjoying the “Waxing Lyrical” series so far? Hopefully you’re all finding it as interesting and enlightening as I am, and hopefully you’re all still curious as to which artists I might have lined up for future editions. Today [...]
BEHEMOTH: “I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARKEST”
(Andy Synn provides these early and unfiltered impressions of the new album from Behemoth, which will be released by Nuclear Blast on October 5th.) Over the years I’ve discovered that the term “too big to fail” is one that doesn’t just apply to the banking industry, it can also refer to certain bands who, [...]
SEEN AND HEARD: DEIPHAGO, PHRENELITH, DEFY THE CURSE, ULTHA, LASCAR
This has been another banner week for new metal, and fortunately I’ve had enough time to compile one more round-up to follow the one from two days ago. Of course, even the combination of the two doesn’t provide a comprehensive display of everything I’ve been enjoying this week. As usual, the choices I’ve made [...]
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AN NCS INTERVIEW: ETERNAL SOLSTICE
(Our constant ally Comrade Aleks today brings us this interview with Ramon Soeterbroek, the guitarist/vocalist of the Dutch death metal band Eternal Solstice, which still lives after almost 30 years — and has a new EP headed our way.) Formed in 1989 in Bodegraven, South Holland, Eternal Solstice spent about eight years spreading down-tuned [...]
AN NCS PREMIERE: MUTILATED BY ZOMBIES — “CRIPPLING DESPAIR”
Based on the music in the song you’re about to hear — “Crippling Despair” — its title could be thought to have a dual meaning. Most obviously, it connotes paralyzing emotional devastation. But the track itself is crippling in another way — relentlessly heavy, mercilessly punishing, and remorselessly cruel. Not for naught does Redefining [...]
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THIS IS HOW LANGUAGE DIES