Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heavy Metal Tuesday: January 18, 2011

The third Tuesday of 2011 is going to be pretty extreme, considering the brutality of the releases hitting the streets. Check 'em out:

Acid Witch : Stoned
The horror flick doomsters are back with their second full-length of fuzzy, groovy doom. Inspired by classic slasher flicks and old-school doom metal, Stoned will appeal to fans of Orange Goblin, Rob Zombie, and just about everyone in between. Check out Harvest Moon Music's review.

Black Witchery: Inferno of Sacred Destruction
Florida blackened death metal outfit Black Witchery return with their first full-length release (their third overall) since 2005's Upheaval of Satanic Might. Originally unleashed by Osmose in September, Inferno of Sacred Destruction finally gets a North American release. Comes with a bonus live DVD.

Grave Desecrator: Insult
Released to the rest of the world in late 2010, the sophomore album from Brazilian blackened death outfit Grave Desecrator finally reaches North American shores. Drawing on old-school South American death and grind, Insult will find a home with fans of Sarcofago and early Sepultura.

Inquisition: Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrososm
That's one helluva title, isn't it? Appropriate, I suppose, for the fifth full-length from Columbian black metallers Inquisition. The band - Dagon and Incubus - rely only on the guitar and drums to create their blasphemous cacophony. Raw and stripped down, this one's for the black metal purists.

Stratovarius: Elysium
Finnish power metallers Stratovarius have become synonymous with their chosen genre, having helped pioneer it at the dawn of the '90s. They are back with their 13th full-length of majestic melodies and technical precision. If you've heard of Stratovarius (and really, who hasn't?), then you know what to expect from Elysium. Check out Harvest Moon Music's review.

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