Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CD Review: New Music From Metal Blade Records Artists Goatwhore, Bloodclot & Execration

There is a trio of new hardcore death metal albums from Goatwhore, Bloodclot and Execration that recently were released from Metal Blade Records. Over the last two decades, Goatwhore has developed quite a following along the death metal circuit that has established the band as huge concert draw when on tour. They recently released their seventh studio album titled "Vengeful Ascension" back in June and looked to capture the raw emotions of the songs by recording them live in the studio. They begin their new 10-song release with the grinding guitars and quick-paced drumming of "Forsaken" and the howling vocals of "Vengeful Ascension" as Goatwhore settle into their role as one of the premier death metal bands around. They come blasting out of your speakers with the intense adrenaline rush of "Chaos Arcane" and the swift pace of "Drowned In Grim Rebirth," before finishing their new release with classic thrash metal feel of "Mankind Will Have No Mercy" and the final burst of speed with "Those Who Denied God's Will." Goatwhore will begin their U.S. tour on September 1st. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new album "Vengeful Ascension," please visit goatwhore.net.

The new albums from Bloodclot and Execration both arrived on July 14th and look to add another layer to the hardcore metal community. Bloodclot features ex-members of bands like Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age, who got together to play the music they've always wanted to perform. Their debut album "Up In Arms" features a dozen tracks that showcase their love for hardcore metal music. The new release begins with the title song as "Up In Arms" carries a classic heavy metal sound that will get your blood pumping. They keep the energy flowing full blast on the quick, 90-second romps of "Fire" and "Kill The Beast." Bloodclot comes out screaming with the New York hardcore/thrash metal of "Soldiers Of The New Babylon" and "Kali," before finishing with the punk-like fury of "Slipping Into Darkness" and the sonic attack of "You'll Be The Death Of Me." To find out more about Bloodclot and their latest release "Up In Arms," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/bloodclotofficial.

Finally we have the latest from Norwegian death metal band, Execration titled "Return To The Void." It is the band's fourth full-length release and features 9-tracks of hard-hitting death metal that will make you stand up and take notice of Execration. The new album begins with the guitar driven, howling vocals of  "Eternal Recurrence" and the aggressive blast of "Nekrocosm." They deliver a progressive, hardcore metal sound with the seven-plus minute epics "Cephalic Transmissions" and "Unicursal Horrorscope," before closing with "Det Uransakelige Dyp," a song in their native language. To find out more about Execration and their latest release "Return To The Void," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/execrationnorway.

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