Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Unkle K's Bands of the Week
Quebec’s Chthe’ilist have released an absolute monster of an album with Le Dernier Crépuscule. I’m not really fussed with death metal these days, would rather listen to the original masters. But Chthe’ilist have given me that feeling I got when Nile’s Among the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka first came out. The comparisons to Finnish masters Demilich are warranted but Chthe’ilist bring a lot more to the table. The vocals are a great mix of styles and I particularly like the Alien/Predator style. The production is perfect, adding a murky fog to the whole experience. I can’t recommend this enough, especially for those who like me have fallen out of love with death metal.
I don’t know much about this band, only discovered them recently on Bandcamp and was instantly attracted to the name. What we have here is instrumental stoner doom from Brooklyn. Epic riffs that stick in your memory. There is a large number of reviews on their page that give a lot better description than I ever could.
Gig of the Week
The Levitation Hex (Cohesion album launch), Red Bee and Imperilment
Friday 15 April at Transit Bar
From the Facebook event page:
Scissor Kick Champs and BMA Magazine proudly present...
The Levitation Hex "Cohesion" Album launch in Canberra!
With special guests RED BEE and Imperilment.
A few years in the making and The Levitation Hex are ready to release their second offering COHESION. The album sees the band start to create their own sound and is a slight departure from the sound and style of the debut. The band decided to use no synthesisers but only Organ and Mellotron to add some tasty slices to the tracks. The album has an upbeat rock attitude and enough metal to keep everyone head banging. Sprinkles of 70s prog and 60s psychedelia are evident through the mesh of traditional heavy metal, hard rock and thrash metal. Cohesion is released April 15th in Australia www.levitationhex.net and the 6th of May in Europe through High Roller records. www.hrrecords.de.
Lying somewhere between the fuzzy borders of punk, hard rock, prog and metal, RED BEE is Daniel Silk (vocalist/guitarist), Jim Silk (bassist) and Ian Dunn (drummer). Quick to dispense with formulaic rhythms and time signatures, RED BEE creates every one of their songs differently. An incredibly tight live band, RED BEE is explosive, atmospheric and energetic; they blow the minds of their audiences and leave them with sore neck muscles the next morning.
Imperilment are a 5 piece metal band from Canberra, Australia. They have been working tirelessly over the last few years to release their debut EP which is out now. Their sound is based around melodic, progressive groove metal with vocals that range from aggressive screams to clean, skin tingling melodies much like Jesse Leech of Killswitch Engage. With fast passed, technical riffs and complicated yet groovy drum compositions, Imperilment have developed a voice of their own and really make their mark in the Australian metal community.
Tickets are available now from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-levitation-hex-cohesion-album-launch/83434.
Finally, check out www.secretdevilzine.com for band videos.
Playlist: Unkle K
1. Looking Glass - Volume 4
2. Clouds Taste Satanic - Your Doom Has Come
3. Camel of Doom - Terrestrial
4. Rush - 2112
5. Chthe’ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
1. Eight Bells - Landless
2. Burlap - Burnout King
3. Northless - Cold Migration
4. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Arc
5. Looking Glass - Volume 4
6. Magrudergrind - II
7. Black Mountain - IV
8. The Shrine - Rare Breed
9. Zombi - Shape Shift
10. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules