The New Music Thread : The Infinite Edition
The new Mastodon single "Fallen Torches" which is taken from their upcoming compilation entitled "Medium Rarities".
The new single from Swedish progressive metal outfit Pain Of Salvation entitled "Restless Boy". It's taken from the band's new album "Panther" which is due out on 28th August.
The new single from Icelandic post-metallers Sólstafir which is taken from their upcoming album "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love" which is due for release on 6th November.
The new single from French progressive metallers Gojira entitled "Another World".
The new E.P. from Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero entitled "Fabula & Syuzhet". Both tracks were recorded as B-sides during the sessions for the band's new album "Palimpsest".
The new single from Fates Warning entitled "Scars" which is taken from the Connecticut progressive metallers upcoming album "Long Day Good Night" (due for release on 6th November).
A track from the new "Pharos" E.P. from former Emperor front man & Norwegian progressive metal master Ihsahn.
Taken from the new Devin Townsend live album "Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1" which was released last week.
Taken from the new Fates Warning album "Long Day Good Night" which is due to be released on 6th November.
A couple more songs from the upcoming Sólstafir album entitled "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love" which is due to be released on 6th November:
DGM - Tragic Separation
New no-holds-barred Progressive Metal from these Italians, which is a continuation of their more aggressive style off of their 2016 release The Passage. Although it covers a lot of similar ground, DGM are just fantastic at what they do, which is writing technically impressive but condensed Prog Metal that doesn't fall into the meandering 10+ minute song trap.
Chaos Divine - Legacies
Legacies shows a much needed return to form from one of the old Progressive Metal bands I found when first started to really branch out and search for new music. I've always really enjoyed their style of having a great blend and balance between more atmospheric Progressive Metal sections with decent-enough Death Metal vocals and riffing. While I still don't think the tracks have the overall quality of The Human Connection, it's a step up from Colliding Skies where they focused a bit too much on portraying a heavenly atmosphere which ended up grinding most of their songs to a halt, save for a few standouts like "Landmines". Legacies has more memorable songwriting and hits pretty hard for a Chaos Divine album, so I'm pretty happy right now.
A track from the new Voivod live album entitled "Lost Machine" which is due for release on 27th November.
A track from the upcoming Dream Theater live album entitled "Distant Memories - Live in London" which is due for release on 27th November.
Here's a taste of the brand new live album from Maryland djent masters Periphery entitled "Live In London".
Devin Townsend wishes you all a very merry Xmas.
Lunatic Soul - Through Shaded Woods
Don't know how many Riverside fans there are in here, but the leader of that group (Mariusz Duda), has a progressive folk album that was released back in November.
Oh hey I remember stumbling on this group years ago, didn't realize they were still coming out with new stuff. I'll have to check it out before the year ends.
The new noise/post-metal collaboration between Japan's Boris & Merzbow.
Rivers of Nihil - The Work
So Rivers of Nihil released their new album today and it's one of the only albums this year I've been seriously looking forward to since Where Owls Know My Name was a fantastic album with a few massive production flaws that could easily have been cleaned up. However the initial listen was...very mixed for me. It looks like they're going farther and farther away from their Technical Death Metal chugging in favor of cleaner and softer passages. When they do decide to turn the volume up on the riffing, it's extremely forgettable compared to their previous releases. The transitions between the more Progressive Rock sounding sections and everything else doesn't exactly flow very well despite being an album with an obvious overarching concept. The sax is back from Where Owls Know My Name but it isn't woven into the riffs in as creative ways as before. Everything feels very segmented and it ends up feeling rather dull at the end of it all.
Really hoping that a few more spins uncovers some sort of album flow or interesting concept that I missed because my initial thoughts are pretty negative overall.
Altesia - Embryo
It's here and it's fantastic.
Altesia - Embryo
It's here and it's fantastic.
I've given it a couple of spins over the weekend and I agree, Xephyr.