Friday, September 9, 2011

New and Blackened (FB)

[Posted 11/18/2011] This is what happens when two of the biggest USBM acts are releasing good new albums within a month of each other - I forget to post a 3rd for the series. (Or maybe Moon Wiring Club was supposed to fit somehow into this theme?)

Also, more Black Metal New Release real soon!!

"Abraxas Connexus" by Absu, from Abzu (2011)

[9/9/2011] Let's kick off the weekend with some brand new Texas blackened thrash... ABSU! "Abraxas Connexus" from upcoming album Abzu (2nd of trilogy!), releasing early-October, iirc.

"Circles of the Oath" by Absu, from Abzu (2011)

Seeing Absu live was a life-altering experience, although I must admit Immortal blew the place up. I really like this new album a lot. Not quite as sprawling as Absu (#2 Metal Next 10, 2009), but real meaty.

Celestial Lineage
I believe that Celestial Lineage is a return to form for Wolves in the Throne Room. It's always hard to tell at first, because you have to wander through the dank catacombs and climb through the grasping roots a number of times to learn the ways...

"Astral Blood" by Wolves in the Throne Room, from Celestial Lineage (2011)

[10/9/2011] Relatively trad for the Cascadian ambient USBM squad, Wolves in the Throne Room. New album sounds good from what I've heard so far!

"Thuja Magus Imperium" by WITTR, from Celestial Lineage (2011)

As introductory as a 12-minute opening track can be. This was the pre-release promo "single," but I think the album had been leaked (or maybe released) by the time I was originally posting. This tune gives you most of the stuff that WITTR is all about.

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