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Full Album Stream – Dwellings by Cormorant and Path to Totality by Tombs

I know I posted the link to Dwellings some months ago when the preview album stream hit NPR.  But now that stream has been taken down, so here is the updated version link to the full album stream via Cormorant‘s Bandcamp page.  This is one album I will be shoving down everyone’s throat until the whole metal loving world hears it, it is an absolute masterpiece (I named it number four on my “Best Albums of 2011” list and you can check out my review of the album here).  The more I listen to it the more I enjoy this LP and can not commend the wonderful job this San Franciscan band has done enough.  Seriously, just listen to the album.  And the purchase of the CD is well worth your money as a lot of work went into the presentation of the packageing and the liner note/lyric sheet is wonderfully drawn (I named the album artwork to Dwellings number one on my “Best Album Art of 2011“).  While you are at Cormorant’s Bandcamp be sure to check out their excellent previous effort Metazoa which has a name you own price option for purchase (eg. free if you wish, but it certainly is worth your hard-earned cash) and you can also download their debut EP The Last Tree for the low-cost of free.

Second up for this weeks full album streams is Path to Totality by Brooklyn based band Tombs.  If you dig on bands such as Neurosis, Isis, and their contemporaries you will be happily crushed by this release.  They combine elements of Death, Black, Sludge, Progressive, Post, and Hardcore Metal to create a unique musical dynamic that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck at attention.  Don’t be a stinker and pass listening to this album up, it’s well worth your time.

Cormorant - Dwellings

Tombs - Path to Totality

Album Review(kinda)- Korn- Path of Totality

So yesterday, a long time buddy of mine mentioned he was going to go listen to the new Korn album, Path to Totality.  I had not really paid any mind to Korn in quite a long time and don’t think they put anything of interest out since their second album, Life is Peachy.  But, I had heard that they were doing some experimenting and working with dubstep artists and the idea of the album caught my attention(mainly because they were trying something new).  So, when my buddy mentioned he was going to listen to it I asked him to give me his good, unbiased, and honest thoughts on it.  I always trust my friend’s comments on music as he has a keen ear for picking up on some great stuff that is usually outside of what I usually like, so I was going to decide to listen or not listen to it based on his reaction.  Looks like I will be taking a pass on this album.  His review of the album is below in pictorial format for easy analysis on whether or not you want to give this one a spin.  Enjoy!!  And if you would be so cool, check out my buddy Lepreemo’s Youtube page for all kinds of neat videos and shenanigans!!  Peace Love and Metal!!!