New Metal

Here’s some new stuff in our metal section. Come down and give it a listen!

Napalm DeathUtilitarian

Napalm Death has been around forever, although their lineup nowadays includes no original members and they sound quite different. Utilitarian is the closest they’ve moved to their early grindcore sound in years. It is solid, crushing, intense death metal with little punk-isms here and there. John Zorn also makes a little appearance.

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Check this out if you like Carcass, Cattle Decapitation, and Obituary

 

EluveitieHelvetios

Eluveitie is Eluveitie and always will be. Hailing from Switzerland, these guys weave the traditions of their native land into their music using folk instruments, traditional melodies and structures, and re-telling of the myths and tales endemic to the alpine world the band comes from. If you’ve heard any of their albums, you’ve pretty much heard them all, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t sound good.

Check this out if you like Tyr, Korpiklaani, and Ensiferum

 

In FlamesSounds of a Playground Fading

In Flames is one of the most successful groups to come out of Sweden since ABBA. Accordingly, their sound has shifted from straight up melo-death early on to now a more pop-oriented alt sound. In this new niche, they excel, and Sounds of a Playground Fading is yet another solid outing from these Scandinavian legends.

Check this out if you like Dark Tranquility, Children of Bodom, Soilwork

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