Leviathan comes through with what's surely to be one of the most dense, grand, experimental, and hellish black metal albums this year. I'm also talkin' this album out with Dead End Hip Hop's Myke C-Town.
Stream here via Noisey Georgia experimental metal trio Lazer/Wulf is gearing up to release its debut album The Beast of Left and Right through Kylesa's Retro Futurist Records. The group has offered us this glimpse of project, "Beast Reality," which exemplifies the group's self-professedly hard-to-define nature. Although, I do feel either of the descriptions the band offers - funk with thrash roots or jazz with sludge issues - fits the bill nicely.
But if you find either of those descriptions lacking, comedian and extreme music connoisseur Brian Posehn offered these choice words also for your consideration: "Thanks @lazerwulves for ripping off my face and force-feeding it to me while I cried out of what's left of my eyeholes. You are terrific." "Beast Reality" certainly finds the band at its most, uhm, terrific.
The Beast of Left and Right is due out July 15 via Retro Futurist. In the meantime, you can stream their self-released, Silent Hill-alluding 2012 EP here.
It took a while for Africa Hitech's debut LP to grow on me. When the album originally came out in May, I took some favorites from it, but dismissed the rest as being too hectic to be really enjoyable. However, I found myself just itching to listen to this thing again at the beginning of this month. To my surprise, I ended up loving the album from front to back. I still think some of the sounds could have been mixed a little better, but I love the rigid and primal mix of African and electronic sounds that flow throughout this LP. This isn't your average fusion of these two worlds, believe me.