New Flesh: Releases from Behemoth, Mire, and more! - Knotfest

New Flesh: Releases from Behemoth, Mire, and more!

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on December 17, 2021

With the end of the year in sight, the final weeks of 2021 come with a collection of quality tracks ranging from black, death, and metalcore from some of heavy music’s most exciting artists.

We are winding down the year, but that doesn’t mean we are winding down the music. Here are some highlights from this week, full list of releases at the bottom:

Age Of Athena – Gate To Oblivion – Symphonic Metal

Age of Athena is a new band from Canada’s Ontario and their debut, Gate to Oblivion, is a solid concoction of American metalcore and European symphonic metal. Throughout the guitar work, I also hear solid eastern influence in the melodies. The vicious interplay of death metal and more traditional vocals are also highlights to the project. Definitely worth a spin or 10. 

Pick up your copy HERE.

Behemoth – In Absentia Dei – Black Metal

In the absence of regular shows, high-quality streaming events were aplenty this year. Behemoth is no exception to this, turning out a 19 track, expansive set featuring songs from their entire career. The sound quality is top notch, but the video, filmed in an abandoned church (because of course it was) is also visually one of the most striking streams of the year. 

Pick up your copy HERE.

Mire – A New Found Rain – Metalcore

The sophomore album from Mire shows how the band has grown since Nick Hipa has stepped away from As I Lay Dying. With more focus on the project, the trio has really stepped into their own with the album being rife with melody, emotional lyrics, metalcore ferocity and technical bursts of energy. 

Pick up your copy HERE

Mothflesh – Machine Eater – Death Metal

Malaysia based, groove infused death metal outfit Mothflesh unleashed a hell of an album this week! A testament to the dystopian nature of our reliance on technology, the album is pure savagery with no lack of catchiness. Combining elements of death metal, modern hardcore, and groove this is equal parts bounce and stomp.

Pick up your copy HERE

Myrdød – The Mourning Hollow – Blackened Death Metal

A solidly nightmarish blend of black and death metal, Myrdød is frightfully raw and delightfully drenched in the smell of death. Catchy death metal bass and stark, screeching vocals, blend seamlessly to create an album that is the soundtrack to your darkest dreams.

Pick up your copy HERE

Wound – Serpent Crown – Death metal

If you like melodic death metal with a sprinkling of blackened moments, this is an album for you! Classic meets modern, the third album from Wound shows a style progression that shows these guys mean business in forging their own path in the death metal world, while not ignoring the roots of their already established sound.

Pick up your copy HERE

Also dropping this week…

  • Agnes Vein – Deathcall (Venerate) – Doom/black metal
  • Amulett – Glassbreaker (Self-released) – Heavy metal/hard rock
  • Angoixa – Distopia Digital (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Avskrade – Det Stora Tunga Sjuka (Purity Through Fire) – Black metal
  • Beldam – Live At The Golden Pony (HPGD) – Sludge/doom
  • Beneath The Sod – Beneath The Sod EP (Cursed Monk) – Doom/sludge
  • Bestia Ater – Anno.Bestia.Chrysalis (Wormholedeath) – Death metal
  • Beyond Death’s Throne – Haphazard Ethos (Signal Rex) – Black metal
  • Black Ground Project – Blood & Violence (Wormholedeath) – Folk metal
  • Brute Force Trauma – World Is Burning EP (Distat) – Hardcore/crust
  • Caestus – The Undoer’s Key (Purity Through Fire) – Black metal
  • Charnel Altar – Abatement Of The Sun (Blood Harvest) – Death metal/doom
  • Coraxul – Vihavirsiä Aamunkoin (Purity Through Fire) – Black metal
  • Dark Affliction – Dark Affliction (Self-released) – Black metal
  • Decerebration – Follow The Scars (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Diablery – Candles (Saturnal) – Symphonic black metal
  • Diabolisches Werk – Beast (Uprising!) – Death metal/thrash
  • Eallic – Rake of the Astral Leviathan (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Empyrrean – Empyrrean (Self-released) Atmospheric black metal
  • Eucharist – I Am the Void (Regain Records) – Melodic death/black metal
  • Fierce Deity – The Trials (Self-released) – Heavy/power metal
  • Flatus – Thwomp! (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Haalbuaer – Mortal Ones Scream In Horror EP (Caligari) – Death metal
  • Hed PE – Califas Worldwide (Suburban Noize) – Rap metal
  • Hell’s Coronation – Silver Knife Mysticism EP (Godz Ov War) – Black metal
  • H.O.U.N.D.S. – Vile (Kingside) – Hardcore
  • Iron Fate – Crimson Messiah (Massacre Records) – Power metal/thrash
  • Just Before Dawn – In The Realm Of Ash And Sorrow EP (Raw Skull) – Death metal
  • Jyrki 69 – American Vampire (Cleopatra) – Gohic rock
  • Kadavereich – Radiance Of Doom EP (Godz Ov War) – Blackened death metal
  • KHNVM – Portals To Oblivion (Neckbreaker) – Death metal
  • Mega Colossus – Riptime (Rafchild) – Heavy metal
  • Memory Garden – 1349 (No Remorse) – Doom/power metal
  • Modern Life – Is War Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 3 (Deathwish Inc.) – Hardcore
  • Murder Van – Crooked Smiles EP (Wormholedeath) – Death metal/thrash
  • Obscurial – Funeral, Burial and Rites (Self-released) – Death metal
  • On My Command – Prey (Self-released) – Power metal/thrash
  • Phalanx Inferno/Melek-Tha – Order Of Eternal Indifference Split (Godz Ov War) – Death/black metal
  • P.H.O.B.O.S. – Bleaker Beater (Megaton Mass Products) – Industrial/noise
  • Psilocybe Larvae – Where Silence Dwells (Fono) – Melodic death metal/doom
  • Sacrificium Carmen – Nekrognosis- Avain Varjoihin (Purity Trough Fire) – Black metal
  • Serpent Lord – Apocrypha (From The Vaults) – Heavy metal
  • Shockgnosis – Be Chaos Be God (Dedication) – Industrial/groove metal
  • Shotgun Facelift – Dakota Blood Stampede (Eclipse) – Groove metal
  • Slog – Graves (Morbid and Miserable) – Doom/black metal
  • Slow Burning Rage – Slow Burning Rage (Pax Aeternum) – Experimental metal
  • Torii – Torii (Self-released) – Black metal/doom
  • Ulfarr – The Ruins Of Human Failure EP (Purity Through Fire) – Black metal
  • Unsolicited – Unsolicited (CSL Records) – Technical death metal
  • Unzane – Test Of Time (Self-released) – Thrash
  • Warrior – Instruments Of Death (Grind To Death) – Black metal
  • Wolftopia – Ways Of The Pack (Inverse) – Melodic death metal
  • Wounds Of Recollection – Deathbed 2021 (Flowing Downward) – Post-metal/black metal

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