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New Flesh: Releases from Decapitated, Besvärjelsen and more!

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on May 27, 2022

Get a rundown of the best of the week in metal soanning death, doom, black and extreme.

This week we have a good variety of hard hitting death metal, artsy black metal, with some doom on the side. To stream all of our favorite new releases, check out the official New Flesh Plalylist on your favorite streaming platform.

Baest – Justitia – Death Metal

Kicking off this week we have more death metal from rising Danish brutalizers Baest. The follow up to their critically lauded album, Necro Sapiens, Justitia is more of the rowdy death metal we have come to know and love from Baest. If you need a soundtrack to breaking stuff this weekend, here you go.

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Besvärjelsen – Atlas – Doom

The sophomore album from Besvärjelsen is richly texture doom metal with grunge, stoner, blues, and psychedelic rock elements liberally sprinkled throughout. The soulful vocals of Lea Amling Alazam bring such a layer of depth that you can fully immerse yourself in this album. Dark and delightful, I highly encourage you to listen to this front to back.

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Black Void – Antithesis – Black Metal

Does Lars Are Nedland ever sleep? Long-time member of Borknagar and behind the lighter project White Void, presents the other side of the coin and vents his darker side with his latest project, Black Void. There is no quarter given on this abrasive yet beautiful album, and we shouldn’t have expected any. 

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Decapitated – Cancer Culture – Death metal

Utterly aggressive,  groove-laden and full of adrenaline, Cancer Culture is a blistering affair full of adrenaline and spite. Decapitated have evolved throughout their career, but even with the more melodic elements on this album, they haven’t lost an ounce of fury. There is a reason they are one of death metal’s premiere bands. 

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IATT – Magnum Opus – Extreme Metal

Elements of black, death, and progressive metal come together to make this a daunting but rewarding listen. Artistic with a capital “A”, and rich in atmospheric, epic melody and saxophone + violin, this is an album that will take you on a journey.

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Also out this week…

After Forever – After Forever 15th Anniversary Edition (Nuclear Blast)
Alex Nunziati – Il Mangiatore di Peccati (Moribund)
Bekmork – The Path Nocturnal (Horns High)
Belushi Speed Ball – What, Us Worry? (Sonablast)
Black Lung – Dark Waves (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Blue Heron – Ephemeral (Seeing Red)
Bolverk – Uaar (Wormholedeath)
The Book – Forgotten Art Of Old (Rafchild)
Brutality – Sempiternity (Emanzipation)
Cabin Boy Jumped Ship – Sentiments (AFM)
Cadaveria – Emptiness (Time To Kill)
Church Of Disgust – Weakest Is The Flesh (Hells Headbangers)
Continuum Of Xul – Falling Into Damnation EP (Lavadome)
Corax B.M. – Spread The Occult EP (Pagan)
Crematory – Inglorious Darkness (Napalm)
The Cross – Act II: Walls Of The Forgotten (Pitch Black)
Cult Of The Night – Dance Of The Witches (Self)
Darkened – The Black Winter (Edged Circle)
Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (UMe)
Deos – Furor Belli (Wormholedeath)
Desert Near The End – The Dawning Of The Son (Boersma)
Donna Cannone – Donna Cannone (Despotz)
DVL – Hush (Wormholedeath)
Electric Mountain – Valley Giant (Electric Valley)
Emissary – The Wretched Masquerade (Self)
Evil – Book Of Evil (From The Vaults)
Fireproven – Epilogue (Self)
The Flower Kings – Back In The World Of Adventures Re-Release (InsideOut)
The Flower Kings – Retropolis Re-Release (InsideOut)
Foes/Heated – War On Everything Split EP (Self)
GFM – Framing My Perception EP (Rockfest)
Gramma Vedetta – The Hum Of The Machine (Mandrone)
Greybush – This Is Punishment EP (Self)
Gyasi – Pronounced Jah-See (Alive Naturalsound)
Haserot – Throne Of Malice EP (Redefining Darkness)
Head First – Head First (Metalville)
Healing Magic – Volume I: Fire (Blood Blast)
Heaving Earth – Darkness Of God (Lavadome)
Heruka – Memorie (Rude Awakening)
Hollow Front – The Price Of Dreaming (UNFD)
Holocausto Canibal – Crueza Ferina (Selfmadegod)
Honeybee – Honeybee (Swingin’ Pipe)
Horehound – Collapse (Self)
Inner Decay – Enter The Void (Pest)
Katharos XIII – Chthonian Transmissions (Loud Rage)
Lord Belial – Rapture (Hammerheart)
Low Gear – Siktunes Redux (Wormholedeath)
Maledia – Phobia (Sliptrick)
Mark Tremonti – Tremonti Sings Sinatra (NDSS)
Michael Schenker Group – Universal (Atomic Fire)
Mournful Congregation – The Exuviae Of Gods – Part I EP (Osmose)
Nitrogods – Ten Years Of Crap – Live (Massacre)
Nunslaughter/Blood – Split EP (Hells Headbangers)
Obscene – …From Dead Horizon To Dead Horizon (Blood Harvest)
Orochen – Anthroposcenic (Suicide)
Peth – Merchant Of Death (Electric Valley)
Popiol – Szeptun (Pagan)
Ragenap – Thriving Culture (American Dreams)
Raven – Rock Until You Drop The 4CD Over The Top Edition (HNE)
Remains Of Destruction – New Dawn (Inverse)
Sacrifizer – Le Diamant De Lucifer (Osmose)
Sarayasign – Throne Of Gold (Sound Pollution)
Sensory Amusia – Breed Death (Lacerated Enemy)
Shed The Skin – Thaumogenesis (Hells Headbangers)
Sidewalk Mafia – 72 Hours (Sliptrick)
Simon McBride – The Fighter (earMusic)
Sisyphean – Colours Of Faith (Transcending Obscurity)
Tank – Honour And Blood Re-Release (High Roller)
Tank – This Means War Re-Release (High Roller)
Thrall – Schisms (Impure Sounds/Brilliant Emperor)
Through The Void – Life Is Cancelled EP (Self)
Trollfest – Flamingo Overlord (Napalm)
Venus Principle – Stand In Your Light (Prophecy)
Viogression – 3rd Stage Of Decay (Moribund)
Where The Devil – Bury Your Demons EP (Self)


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