Manage episode 310407661 series 2830639
Winter is setting in, holiday decorations are going up (if they didn't go up in September,) and the winds are full of good cheer and total economic and social collapse. What better way to celebrate the reason for the season than with a one-two punch of hideously ugly tunes from Finland? Before we get into that, though, we touch on the new split between Quebec's Délétère and Terminus alumni Sarkrista and have a quick discussion about modern black metal's relationship to Gothenburg melodeath and the future of "extreme pop metal."
First up is a TBMG favorite with Concrete Winds, returning for their sophomore full-length. For those unfamiliar, CW plays a hideously warped and savage style of death metal which owes as much to Deathstrike as it does modern brutal death. The new record is more of the same, but with some crucial modifications- the adoption of modern tech-black skronk riffing and faster, more intricate song structures which drive the comparison to brutal death metal even further. Does it stand up to the debut? Listen and see.
On the other side we have the return of the legendary Archgoat, a band whose critical status has always been contested in the greater metal scene. Typically, Archgoat sticks with their tried and true stomp 'n' blast technique, but the new record throws in some new tricks, particularly in deepening the music's connection to traditional metal and elaborating on its understated but clever structuring. I'd leave this on a provocative rhetorical question, but nah- it's Archgoat and it rules.
0:00:00 - Intro ft. Délétère
0:16:23 - Concrete Winds - Nerve Butcherer (Sepulchral Voice Records)
1:01:54 - Interlude - 3TEETH - “Pearls 2 Swine,” fr. 3TEETH (Artoffact / OMF, 2014) (TBMG forgot to say that the riff on “Dissolvent Baptism” sounds like a direct quote of the surprisingly abrasive mosh riff on this track - unless they’re both cribbing something from old Ministry.)
1:06:57 - Archgoat - Worship the Eternal Darkness (Debemur Morti)
1:52:14 - Outro - Jaguar - The Dutch Connection fr. Power Games (Neat Records, 1983) (Various presses available over the years- you can track down a copy on the used market fairly easily.)
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