Where Owls Know My Name is the third full release by Reading, Pennsylvania metalers Rivers of Nihil, and their fifth overall. It’s been three years since their well received release, Monarchy, and apparently they’ve used that three years to expand the parameters of their sound. (more…)
Automata I is the the first half of a two part concept album from prog metal giants Between the Buried and Me. Clocking in at a mere 35 minutes, Automata I definitely feels like half an album, given the run time of BTBAM’s previous full-length releases. In many ways, this venture is reminiscent of 2011’s two part concept album, Parallax: The Hypersleep Dialogues, the first part of which was a half-hour long. The second Automata is tentatively set to be released sometime in July of 2018, and it will be interesting to see whether it ultimately made sense conceptually to release this in two parts as opposed to one package.
From the wettest, deepest holes of the Earth emerges Slugdge, with their latest release, Esoteric Malacology, through Willowtip Records. This is the band’s fourth full-length release in their mere six years of existence, and it proves to be the slimiest offering to date. (more…)