Category: Single

[Exclusive Video] No Coffin – All Life Must End

If you think Slayer would be more awesome if they compressed their best songs into far less time, then Florida’s No Coffin are the band for you! Their second release, All Life Must End will be self-released on 10th September and we have an exclusive video of the title track right here! (more…)

Single: Voices – An Audience of Mannequins

Far too many people place too much emphasis on the meaning behind coincidences. There is no meaning. The universe isn’t conspiring to help or hinder you depending on your outlook on life. It just is. But coincidences still sometimes feel weird.

Take my Akercocke coincidences. It probably doesn’t mean anything, but this band keep popping up in my life. Last week I listened to Akercocke for the first time in years. The name popped into my head out of apparently nowhere. Then earlier this week in our interview with Epiphanic Truth, the first big influence on their sound was noted as Akercocke. And today, Voices, featuring members of Akercocke, release a new single! (more…)

This new single from Codex Obscura melted my face off

I honestly don’t know where I saw this track first. It could have been in any of a number of blogs and websites that I read on a regular basis. But I’m glad I did.

Feral in Abstract is the latest song from the upcoming second album from solo deathcore project Codex Obscura. She plays, records and mixes everything herself, with the apparent sole aim of ripping flesh from the bone through sound.

I remember reading somewhere that the drums in this track were almost inhuman, and that’s kind of true. They are exceptionally fast but not overly technical. The only thing I would change would be the levels because the drums seem to sit just above everything because of how brutal they are.

This is definitely deathcore, however, and we’re in the Infant Annihilator side of the genre. The breakdown forgoes any subtlety and just throws double kick right in your earholes. Codex Obscura plays with tempo and rhythm throughout the song though, even during this breakdown.

This is much heavier and more polished than the previous album, Miira. It’s almost as if the “-core” cocoon is coming off and a beautiful, brutal, angry butterfly has emerged to spit spite at everyone nearby. I fucking love it.

You can hear the track on Spotify.

Ok so Irist sound like they could drop an outstanding album

Either the YouTube algorithm is getting better or Nuclear Blast paid to promote this, but I just heard the first single of a band I had never heard of before. They have exactly 0 monthly listens and the track went up today so I have to assume this was not only released today but their Spotify account was only just created as well.
The band is Irist and the song is Burning Sage.
I’m excited hearing this because it reminds me of the energy, if not the frenetic sound of The Dillinger Escape Plan, combined with the stabbing riffs Norma Jean are known for (especially in “O God, The Aftermath”) and a little Mastodon thrown in for good measure.
It’s not often I’ll get excited for something that sounds like a mix of stuff I’ve not really listened to for ten years, but honestly this is a great tune. To the point I wanted to share it as soon as possible.
The debut album by Irist, Order of the Mind, will be released by Nuclear Blast on March 27th. The first single, Burning Sage, is out now.