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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases Out Today – 2/19

Posted by on February 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

After a pretty uneventful slate of releases last week – can we all agree in the age of Spotify and Youtube that live albums and re-releases just aren't much of a sell anymore? – the labels are coming strong this week, particularly if you dig your metal on the brutal side.

As They Burn – Will, Love, Life

Genre: Deathcore
Origin: Paris, France
Label: Victory
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No surrender monkey in these riffs, As They Burn instead eschew emotive choruses in favor of relentless brutality. They aren't quite the heaviest deathcore band out there, but they do a pretty good job of mixing pit riffs with the kind of groove that's borderline djent.

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Baptists – Bushcraft

Genre: Hardcore/Sludge
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Label: Southern Lord
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Representive of Southern Lord's recent focus on sludge-informed, d-beat loving hardcore, Baptists flirt with death & roll as well on their debut for the label. If you're on Spotify you can preview this bad boy effective immediately, then head over to SL's online shop for the best price on your physical needs (no, not that kind). As of this writing, though, there's not a single cut from this album up on Youtube or Soundcloud, so this cut off a previous EP is the best we can do:

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Devourment – Conceived In Sewage

Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Origin: Dallas, Texas
Label: Relapse
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You know what to expect here: technically adept Cannibal Corpse worship with nary a regard for human decency. Not sure anyone ever asked for such things from their gore metal to begin with, but anyway, no… not here.

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Portal – Vexovoid

Genre: Death Metal/Experimental
Origin: Brisbane, Australia
Label: Profound Lore
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You know by now that Profound Lore doesn't fuck around with bands that don't push the envelope, and that streak is not gonna be broken on this new Portal joint. These guys use the austere coldness of BM without really rendering themselves "blackened" anything, so expect cavernous riffs, vocals from the bowels of hell, and probably night sweats for the next few days.

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Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond the SunSHAI HULUD Reach Beyond the Sun

Genre: Metalcore
Origin: Pompano Beach, Florida
Label: Metal Blade
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Check out Mr. Zalucky's review here, where he assures that the album finds the band "sticking more to their hardcore roots and self-consciously playing down their more progressive metal influences." Sold, cash on the barrel.

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Suffocation – Pinnacle of Bedlam

Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Origin: Centereach, New York
Label: Nuclear Blast
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Another bad boy we've already reviewed, Atanamar exalting the record as "something luminous and deadly that recalls the band’s finest work." Baller.

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Also out today:

The Acacia StrainMoney For Nothing EP (Prosthetic)
The BeyondFrostbitepanzerf–k (Horror Pain Gore Death)
Black Boned AngelThe End (Handmade Birds)
BotanistIV: Mandragora (The Flenser)
ColdsteelAmerica Idle (Stormspell)
Complete FailureThe Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault (Season Of Mist)
Dark New DayHail Mary (Red)
DisperseLiving Mirrors (Season Of Mist)
Edge Of AttackEdge Of Attack (Spread The Metal)
Eight BellsThe Captain's Daughter (Seventh Rule)
EnshadowedMagic Chaos Psychedelia (Pulverised)
Eternal Solstice/MourningSplit Re-Release (Vic)
General LeeRaiders Of The Evil Eye (Play The Assassin)
GodfleshHymns Re-Release (The End)
KingcrowIn Crescendo (Sensory)
KonghSole Creation (Agonia)
KryptsUnending Degradation (Dark Descent)
Manilla RoadMysterium (Shadow Kingdom)
Misery IndexLive In Munich (Season Of Mist)
NepenteSuffering Is The Seed (Sonic Blast)
Polluted InheritanceEcocide Re-Release (Vic)
PusciferDonkey Punch The Night EP (Puscifer Entertainment)
Raven Black NightBarbarian Winter (Metal Blade)
Sacred SteelThe Bloodshed Summoning (Cruz Del Sur)
SannhetKnown Flood (Sacrament)
SceptreAge Of Calamity (Demonstealer)
SkineaterDermal Harvest (Pulverised)
SpektrCypher (Agonia)
TerminateAscending To Red Heavens (Selfmadegod)
TsjuderDesert Northern Hell Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
UlcerGrant Us Death (Pulverised)

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