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Soreption - The Nature of Blight (single)
So technical, me like! That's my first impression of Soreption's next single, 'The Nature of Blight' from forthcoming album Engineering the Void. Growly, cookie monster vocals not withstanding, the music is gobsmacking. It's precise. It's mechanical. It's a beauty in mathematics. I actually hear Paganini in the guitar runs. Yes, the guitars are that perfect. You have guitarist Anton Svedin to thank for that. He's a technical wizard. Engineering the Void is due to be released on February 18, just four days after Valentine's Day. But your loved one will cherish you forever and forgive the lateness of such a gift as it's totally worth it!
LIFE OF AGONY A Place Where There's No More Pain Napalm Records Release: 28 April 2017
I'm a long time Life of Agony fan. They are "locals". I've seen them live in Brooklyn (although, I've seen them live more in Germany). They are a solid heavy metal band. The new album on Napalm Records is wicked groovilicious. Yes, I'm biased. But Life of Agony's A Place Where's No More Pain is gobsmackingly amazing.
The songs are harsh; I mean they are like a punch to the gut. The feels. Zomg the feels. The lyrics just make you go, 'God Damn!' (said in Sweet D's voice). There is so much to headbang or pole dance (whatever you predilection).
'Dead Speak Kindly' and 'A New Low' puts me in the mind of Alice in Chains. Ted Jensen's fingerprints are all in this pie. He worked with Alice in Chains and you can tell. This is a good thing as you are familiar with the overall tone of the music.
ALL OUT WAR:
6/16/2017 Gold Sounds - Brooklyn, NY
7/05/2017 Kavka - Antwerpen, BE
7/06/2017 Magnapop - Krefeld, DE
7/07/2017 Le Gibus - Paris, FR
7/08/2017 Resurrection Fest - Viveiro, ES
7/09/2017 Jardin Moderne - Rennes, FR
7/29/2017 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
8/18/2017 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton, NY
8/19/2017 The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
7/28/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
7/29/2017 St Andrews - Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
7/30/2017 Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
8/01/2017 Metropolis - Montreal, QC w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall - New Haven, CT w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
8/04/2017 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Converge [SOLD OUT]
8/05/2017 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Converge [tickets]
8/06/2017 Royale - Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Converge [tic…