An Abstract Illusion, Moonraker, And More Voted Pulse of the Maggots Top Tracks of the Week - 9/5

An Abstract Illusion, Moonraker, And More Voted Pulse of the Maggots Top Tracks of the Week - 9/5

- By Corinne Westbrook

Get the rundown of the tracks you voted as best of the week via Pulse of the Maggots.

The Pulse of the Maggots live chat has spoken!

These are the top voted tracks from the Pulse of the Maggots stream. Be sure to join us every Monday from 2pm PT/ 5pm ET to 4pm PT / 7pm ET on the official Knotfest Twitch channel to listen to the most buzz-worthy underground, under-loved, or under-represented bands from around the world. Make your voice heard in the live chat and vote on the top tracks of the week! And be sure to follow the Pulse of the Maggots playlist for hours of underground awesomeness every week.

Defacing God - The Resurrection

Defacing God play a brand of melodic extreme metal that is the epitome of Pulse of the Maggots' coined term "modern nostalgia." Wearing their influences on their sleeve, the witchcraft and occult infused outfit blend blackened vocals, symphonic elements, and adept storytelling throughout their recently released debut (yes, this is from a DEBUT) album, The Resurrection of Lilith. The Resurrection of Lilith was released this last Friday, September 2nd, and is available HERE. Be sure to join us on September 19th at 2pm PT/5pm ET when we will be chatting with Defacing God about the album over on the Pulse of the Maggots Show on Twitch.

Sede Vacante - Dead New World

If you're a fan of gothic metal ala Lacuna Coil, you will be a fan of Greek goth metal outfit Sede Vacante. "Dead New World" is the first single taken from the new Sede Vacante album Conium, due out on October 21st. This band really showcases how restraint in composition can make for a really effective an engaging track. The orchestrations, rather than being a driving force, compliment the track and add a little extra, rather than overpowering the other instruments. The vocals are bright, powerful and captivating. You can pre-order your copy of Conium HERE.

...And Oceans - Cloud Heads

After an extremely long, 17-year hiatus, ...And Oceans returned with a vengeance in 2020 with their full-length Cosmic World Mother. Thankfully, we don't have to wait another 17 years for something new as they are promising another full-length this January! The symphonic metal outfit know how to use atmosphere to create something spooky and foreboding, fit for the upcoming season. While we do not yet know the title of the album, Season of Mist states that pre-orders will be available soon.

An Abstract Illusion - In The Heavens Above, You Will Become A Monster

This track clocks in at nearly 15 minutes! However, there isn't a single second of filler or waste. An Abstract Illusion has crafted a journey that takes you through black metal, prog, symphonic metal and more. There is a strong element of storytelling that encompasses both dark romance and heartbreak. Once you start listening, it is very easy to get completely lost in the music and before you realize it, the song is over. This track is taken from their upcoming album Woe, due out this Friday, September 9th. You can get your copy HERE.

Hoaxed - The Call

I think everyone in the Pulse of the Maggots chat was in a spooky mood yesterday; they clearly seem ready for fall! "The Call" from Hoaxed is the soundtrack to all your witchy, conjuring endeavors. The duo from Portland, Oregon are set to release their debut (yes, another DEBUT), Two Shadows, via Relapse Records on October 21st, just in time for Halloween. And this gothic rock track will put you right in the mood for spooky season indeed! Get your copy HERE.

Moonraker - The Great Glass Elevator

It wasn't all dark, gothic, ghostly tracks getting the love in the chat yesterday. Skate punk outfit Moonraker rounds out the list with their track "The Great Glass Elevator". This track has an extremely fun beat. It's one of those punk tracks that will have you up and moving. Huge shout out to their wordplay both throughout this track and throughout the album, The Forest. Their ability to tell a relatable story and make the listener feel heard while listening to the track is top notch. The Forest was released this past May and can be purchased HERE.

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