Apparently this past week has been “release new music week” in the world of metal and boy oh boy is it a delight!
First up is a band that I have openly expressed my love for multiple times in my short tenure as a writer on this site, Revocation!
For a band that started out as a predominantly Re-Thrash band, Revocation sure have evolved their sound quite a bit, bringing in elements of death metal, hair metal, blues, and straight up rock n’ roll into their brand of contempo-metal. Their newest song, “Dissolution Ritual” incorporates all of these things and more. I’m really diggin’ it and can’t wait to hear what the rest of the album has in store. And of course, the guitar solo is rich!
Check it out here.
Revocation‘s new CD, Chaos of Forms, comes out August 16th. Pre-order your copy here (you could even win a free music lesson if you do!).
Next up is a band that I adore quite a lot, Blotted Science. It’s been 4 years since the release of this supergroup’s debut album The Machinations of Dementia and I for one wasn’t even aware the band was working on new material. For those of you unfamiliar, Blotted Science is a team up of some of the most revered musicians in the metal world, including Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Ron Jarzombek (Spastic Ink), and Hannes Grossman (Obscura, ex-Necrophagist). Pretty sick, huh?
The band have released a two minute teaser for the upcoming EP, The Animation of Entomology. Jam out below. It’s sounds like Blotted Science should; proggy, riff-laden math metal with a touch of jazz and blues. Mmhmm.
No release date yet, but I’ll keep you posted as things progress.
And now for the tastiest goody of the week, new Opeth! Their new album, Heritage, comes out September 16th and in lieu of this they have released the new song “The Devil’s Orchard”. It’s oh so good. Opeth have always pushed the boundaries of metal and progressive music and this song is no different. It actually feels more like a modern classic rock tune than a metal song, and that’s all right with me. Mikael Akerfeldt is an extremely gifted songwriter and guitarist/vocalist and it really shows through on this one. Note: there’s no growling or screaming on the track, which isn’t too unusual for Opeth, but it still may throw some for a loop. No matter though, the song is fantastic.
Check it out below. The breakdown about 5 minutes in is breathtaking!
That’s it for now. I’ll be back with more news in the coming days.
Oh yeah I almost forgot. P.O.D. released a new song too!!!! Baaaaahahahahaha. And I thought new Limp Bizkit was hilarious…