Posted by christophermammal
Trying to pick out the very best death metal of the year so far was a bitch of a job. Of the many deathy albums we’ve been invited (and sometimes we’ve asked) to review, there are dozens I like. Eventually I decided the fairest approach would be to divide those albums into three groups – melodic and symphonic death; prog and technical death; and assorted death. That still left a pile of death to listen to.
Not that I minded, of course. Listening to and writing about music has become my consuming pastime since I sort of retired when I turned 65. Even so, I shall use one of the M-words to describe the nature of the task in hand. It was… no, not Majestic. Massive, yes. Monumental… yeah, that’s good because it fits so much of the music on my death row.
Posted by RiffRaff
Now the big thing to combat music piracy in the metal realm is to make an official stream of a new release available to the public. Personally I think it’s a great idea and would like to see more of it. It gives lesser known bands the opportunity to get their name out there and convert someone who may have never heard them into a purchaser, and for bigger bands it lets fans get a taste of a new album before it hits shelves. I’ll tell you what, all of the following bands I will link the stream to I either never heard of or have heard of but never got around to/took a chance on picking up an album by or giving a good listen to, now they are all high on my radar with a purchase sometime in the future. I know just about everything can be previewed on Youtube, but I’m the type of dude who like to pop on an album and let it go and follow the flow of the album. So, this preview method works great for me. Check out these free full album streams before they expire(probably a week or so I guess), I dig them all, especially the Skeletonwitch album, f’n brutal and awesome blackened melodic death thrash metal(say that 5 times fast, lol), look for a review of that in the near future.
So there you have it a few hours of some great new metal to check out. Did you enjoy any of these albums? Plan on picking any of them up? Do you like the idea of new album streams? Any album streams we should be talking about? Let us know what you think. Peace Love and Metal!!!!!