Track Premiere: Reserving Dirtnaps – “Under Siege”

Reserving Dirtnaps‘ proudly proclaim that 2020-appropriately-titled Another Disaster EP proudly proclaims “is that Memphis shit” in its press release. No, it doesn’t sound like Three 6 Mafia, but it’s just as savage as that terrifying Tennessee troupe. That’s not to say Reserving Dirtnaps are removed from their home’s hip-hop tradition; they’ve collaborated with rapper Tom…

Video Premiere: Shrapnel – “Begin Again”

Brits Shrapnel paid tribute to a friend who died by suicide with “Begin Again,” which they’re now a visual accompaniment. The animated video does a compelling and effective job of depicting isolation, loneliness and other mental health struggles. The long matches the somber mood, trading in the band’s trademark thrash for something slower. Ballad this…

Track Premiere: Sensory Amusia – “Death”

Hailing from balmy Australia, Sensory Amusia are the target market for Aborted’s “Tropic Vision” merch collection. The board shorts, flip flops and more reference 2018 album Terrorvision, and Sensory Amusia riff on the Belgian-based band’s sound. “Death” comes out of the gate blazing and blasting with drums from Kevin Paradis, who also plays in Benighted.…

Track Premiere: Unborn Suffer – “Pierdolę Was”

Unborn Suffer mince no words nor musical motifs. The Polish deathgrinders are previewing upcoming album Commit(ment to) Suicide with a song featuring a similarly blunt title. “Pierdolę Was” translates to “I fuck you all,” and the music is just as aggressive. The sound references early genre legends such as Assück, Napalm Death and Brutal Truth.…

Track Premiere: The Hallowed Catharsis – “Killowner”

The Hallowed Catharsis keep technical death metal progressive by keeping it unpredictable. The Vancouver quintet has been singing about aliens and space since their 2013 inception. However, this title track from upcoming EP Killowner exhibits the influence musically. Flurries of high-pitched notes and harmonics break up the chugging and grooves. The skronky yet chunky collision…

Track Premiere: Ænigmatum – “Despot of Amorphic Dominions”

The Portland-based quartet Ænigmatum, featuring members of Azath, Blood of Martyrs, Torture Rack and more, formed in 2017 seemingly with the intention of pushing themselves as musicians while simultaneously figuring out how to weaponize technical black/death metal. Last year they released their self-titled debut album. To this day Ænigmatum remains the sickest album of 2019…