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New Flesh: Releases from Corpsegrinder, Shape of Despair and More!

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on February 25, 2022

It’s been a hell of a week for heavy music – from funeral doom to power metal. ambient to death metal here is a shortlist of the week’s very best.

This week we have a lot of variety from funeral doom, a crazy ambient project and a new endeavor from a death metal master. Stream all of our favorite new releases on the New Flesh playlist on Spotify. 

Allegaeon – Damnum – Melodic Death Metal

Allegaeon is one of the most forward thinking bands in the melodic/technical death metal sphere. With each album they progress further into their own and their “signature style” is one of taking risks. While Damnum includes technical and melodic Allegaeon flair, it also includes the most varied performance by vocalist Riley McShane. 

Pick up your copy HERE


Blood Incantation – Timewave Zero – Ambient 

Speaking of taking risks, almost nothing riskier than a death metal band going full ambiant. Personally though, I love it when a band takes a massive risk and goes full bored into experimenting in something new. Will these please all the death metal fans out there? Maybe not, but bands being able to stretch their musical wings and expand on their discography in a way never explored before is delightful nonetheless. 

Pick up your copy HERE


George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – Corpsegrinder – Death Metal

One of the most highly anticipated death metal records of the year (so far)! Metal’s favorite WoW loving, claw machine aficionado, death metal dad has struck out on his own! Without abandoning the Cannibal Corpse roots, Corpsegrinder has created a delightful kick to the face with his debut solo record. 

Pick up your copy HERE.


HammerFall – Hammer Of Dawn – Power Metal

This is metal at its most shamelessly fun! Featuring Hammerfall’s signature formula of big choruses, fast riffs and fantasy-inspired song topics, Hammer of Dawn is just, honestly, a blast. Is it the most adventurous record on the list? Maybe not, but metal doesn’t always need to be so serious to be great!

Pick up your copy HERE


Sepulchral – From Beyond The Burial Mound – Death Metal

The Spanish death metal trio Sepulchral have hit HARD on their debut From Beyond The Burial Mound. What, on the surface appears to be a straightforward, cold-blooded album, Sepulchral also employs some Swedish-style melodic moments to round out the brutality. This album is definitely a straight-from-the-tar-pits, blast beat-riddled frenzy, but is also just melodic enough o give you the occasional breather. 

Pick up your copy HERE


Shape Of Despair – Return To The Void – Funeral Doom

An album six years in the making, Return to the Void is an absolute must for fans of funeral doom. Shape of Despair is probably the most aptly named band I have ever seen, as this album is definitely one of those you put on when you inexplicably want to feel sad. Somber and powerful this album is a journey through melancholy, in the most beautiful way,

Pick up your copy HERE.

Also out this week…

Abraham – Debris De Mondes Perdus (Pelagic)
Anatomy Of I – The Los(t) Angered Sessions (Time To Kill)
Apolinara – Shadows & Signs (Self)
Aquilla – Mankind’s Odyssey (Ossuary)
Arne Heesch – Demons Are Scared (Exile On Mainstream)
Atrium Noctis – Atrium Noctis (Self)
Bad Omens – The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
Bank Myna – Volaveunt (Cold Dark Matter)
Beastiality – Sacrificial Chants EP (Invictus)
Black Lakes – For All We’ve Left Behind (Self)
Boris Minorts + Hug Victim – Brut! (Nefarious)
Bottlekopf – The Jokes Are Over (Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho)
Brood Of Hatred – The Golden Age (Gruesome)
Catabolic – Besiege The Uncivil (Wormholedeath)
Catalyst – Catalyst II EP (Self)
Ceremonial Castings – Our Journey Through Forever (Eisenwald)
Cobra The Impaler – Colossal Gods (Listenable)
Corey Taylor – CMFB…Sides EP (Roadrunner)
Cryptum – Vile Emergence EP (Caligari)
Darkness Everywhere – The Seventh Circle EP (Creator-Destructor)
Dark Worship – Flesh Of A Saint (Tartarus)
Dead Head – Haatland (Petrichor)
Deathbell – A Nocturnal Crossing (Svart)
Deathhammer – Electric Warfare (Hells Headbangers)
D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings – Troika (InsideOut)
Early Eyes – Look Alive! (Epitaph)
Eight Bells – Legacy Of Ruin (Prophecy)
Embryonic Devourment – Heresy Of The Highest Order (Unique Leader)
Emetropia – Equinox (Self)
Epoch Crisis – Rex Re-Release (Self)
An Evening Redness – An Evening Redness (Transylvanian)
Everson Poe – The Night Country (Trepnation)
Evil Shade – Vandals EP (Chaos/Spookies)
Extinguished – Vomitous Manifestations (Caligari)
Eyes Of The Living – Fear Comes Knocking (Blood Blast)
Ezkaton – To Those Who Fell (The Wild Hunt)
Fall Of Stasis – The Chronophagist (Self)
Fetal Blood Eagle – Indoctrinate (Listenable)
Firebreather – Dwell In The Fog (RidingEasy)
Goats Of Purgatory – Drowning In Blood (The Crawling Chaos)
Hebosagil – Yossa (Svart)
Heltekvad – Morgenrødens (Eisenwald)
Hexerei – Ancient Evil Spirits (Sentient Ruin)
Hok-Key – In Existence (Wormholedeath)
Inerth – Void (Abstract Emotions)
Incrypt – Thrashing Extinction (Wormholedeath)
Inner Missing – Dead Language (Inverse)
Insineratehymn – Disembodied (Blood Harvest/Rotted Life)
Invisible Control – Sons Of The Damned (Rapture)
Jason Blake – Imaginary Cages (Wayfarer)
Keyan Houshmand – Gradient EP (Self)
Kryptograf – The Eldorado Spell (Apollon)
Kyoty – Isolation (Deafening Assembly)
Last Piss Before Death – LPBD (Raging Planet)
Leadfinger – Silver & Black (Golden Robot)
Living Target – Fire & Forget EP (Wormholedeath)
Lotus Thrones – Hibernal EP (Disorder)
Lumberhead – Erase EP (Self)
Maceration – Live Disfigurements (Emanzipation)
Martyr – Planet Metalhead (Self)
Meslamtaea – Weemoedsklanken (Babylon Doom Cult)
Metal Cross – Soul Ripper (From The Vaults)
The Mothman Curse – Lie Pt. 1 (Horizon DMA)
Motivation – The Infinite 8 Steps To Power/Money/More (Seeing Red)
The Mountain King – WolloW (Cursed Monk)
Mountaineer – Giving Up The Ghost (Lifeforce)
Naxatras – IV (Self)
Ocinn – The Forest (Guts’N’Blood)
Reckless Love – Turborider (AFM)
Reviver – A Thousand Lives (Remedy)
Ritual Necromancy/Fossilization – Split EP (Everlasting Spew)
The Rods – Metal Will Never Die: The Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010 (Cherry Red)
Scorpions – Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
Serious Black – Vengeance Is Mine (AFM)
Serpent Cobra – Beware EP (Helter Skelter/Regain)
Shark Island – S’cool Bus Re-Release (Deko)
Short Stack – Maybe There’s No Heaven (UNFD)
Sign Of Death – Revival EP (Self)
Simple Lies – Millennial Zombies (Sneakout)
Sinoath – Portraits Of Personal Darkness (Hessian Firm)
Sin Starlett – Solid Source Of Steel (Metalizer)
Slain Thought – A Failed Exorcism EP (Self)
Smith & Swanson – Smith & Swanson (No Remorse)
Steedmoord – Trepidation (Self)
Svartsot – Kumbl (Mighty)
Tankard – For A Thousand Years Box Set (Noise)
Thunderer – Fire It Up (Boonsdale)
Trailight – Chasing Daylight (Self)
Tygers Of Pan Tang – A New Heartbeat EP (Mighty)
Ultra Silvam – The Sanctity Of Death (Shadow)
Venator – Echoes From The Gutter (Dying Victims)
Venrez – Purgatory Awaits EP (Pavement)
Wan – Antichristian Douchebags (Corrupted Flesh)
Wasteland Valley – The Pandemic (Wasteland)
Wolfrik – Clones (Thousand Islands)
XIL – Rip & Tear (Self)


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