Mandatory Jams: New Music Friday 7.24

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on July 24, 2020

Here is the rundown of what was released this week that needs to be heard.

Here is a rundown of the some of the releases that should be shared from this week. In no particular order and with zero regard for genre, here’s what’s on deck.

NAPALM DEATH – “Backlash Just Because” (Century Media Records)

The band needs no introduction. They are pioneering force of grindcore and remain relevant and legendary simultaneously. The band’s forthcoming record, Throes of Joy In the Arms of Defeatism is slated for September 18th and this is the first single from the crusher. Crank it.

EMMURE – “Thunder Mouth” (Sharptone Records)

Frankie Palmeri draws real comparisons in channel the vocal legacy of Jonathan Davis on the latest from the band’s HINDSIGHT release. The track’s bridge really channels some audio culmination uses Davis-esque scat in a bit of audio nostalgia that is pretty fucking rad.

GULCH – “Fucking Towards Salvation” (Closed Casket Activities)

Another in a generation of emerging bands that blur the lines between hardcore and metal, GULCH has unleashed their latest record Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress and simply put, it cooks. Stamped with the Closed Casket seal of approval, the band has proved the hype is real with this one.

Black Crown Initiate – “Death Comes In Reverse” (Century Media Records)

The latest from the band’s August 7th full length Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, the PA dark-prog outfit has been on a tear releasing “Holy Science” just two weeks ago. Following up with “Death Comes In Reverse,” the band’s cinematic take on heavy results in a very vivid, layered track keeps the listener fixed.

Alpha Wolf – “Creep” (Greyscale Records & SharpTone Records)

Australian export Alpha Wolf have debut music from the September release, a quiet place to die. The track is a pissed off piece of punishment that never relents. Even during it’s moments of heavy groovem, the punch is still potent. The track follow the success of the band’s anime-tingled assault, “Akundama.”


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