Thankful for Death Metal
Thanksgiving is this week in the USA, so we are giving thanks for all Metal. This show in particular focuses of a few forms of Death Metal, including our live review, so we are extra thankful for the brutality it brings.
Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist)
Nothgard – Malady X (Metal Blade)
Languish – Unworthy (Prosthetic)
The “Death Chopping North America: Farewell Frank Tour 2018” w/ Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Visceral Disgorge at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on November 16, 2018
Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands
Regarding the positive reviews for Hate Eternal, I’ve come to realize that there is a large audience for “meat & potatoes” death metal, even if we aren’t generally the biggest fans of that style of death metal that doesn’t add anything to the genre or break any boundaries. But people such as Decibel love that stuff.
In your discussion of headless guitars, I loved the way Nick intoned the word “Steinberger”, saying it with as much disdain as possible. If you don’t recall, I’m a big Steinberger fan, owning 3 of them.
Regarding the Suffocation concert, there’s a line in “Wasted Years” by Iron Maiden that says “you never miss it til it’s gone away.” I feel like that with Frank Mullen and Suffocation. But I suppose that’s what makes a show like what we saw on Friday night special: the last show in front of the home town crowd and the second to last show ever.
The following is from 2016:
“Oklahoma — along with Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Minnesota — are the only five states in the country that require 3.2 percent beer by weight (or 4 percent by volume) to be sold in grocery and convenience stores.”
But Oklahoma just just changed their law on October 1 of this year (2018) to be: “Convenience, grocery and drug stores will now be able to sell beer up to 8.99 percent alcohol and wine up to 14.99 percent alcohol.”
Funny you mention that last part because Dischordia actually called that out in a Facebook comment! ha ha
I recognize there is a market for straight-forward DM, and Hate Eternal may be one of the best of them. Hell, I enjoy some of it too, but I tend to gravitate toward bands I know put out album i remember parts of when i am finished. This album is a tiny step forward for Hate Eternal, and will hopefully lead to something actually memorable.