This week features new songs mostly from lesser known or underground metal acts like The Flight Of Sleipnir, Sahhr, Hammercult, Cripper and The Crown. There are also some new music videos from a couple of metal heavyweights that you definitely won’t want to miss. This time around, there is a great mix of different metal styles and sounds so there should be at least one song that every metal fan can enjoy. Make sure to take a listen to some of the lesser known stuff. You might find something new for your collection.
There is a lot going on in this song but it is all awesome. “Gullveig” has both beautiful atmospheres and super heavy portions. The harsh vocals are perfectly placed and every element flows well. If you are looking for something a bit different, give The Flight Of Sleipnir a shot.
7. Artist: Sahhr Song: “Altar of Maggots” Album: Altar Of Maggots EP (2014) Genre: Blackened Death Metal
The debut 3-song EP from Sahhr is amazing. We’re definitely looking forward to a full length from this band. The EP is releasing today via Domestic Genocide Records. This is the perfect new record for Halloween. To see what you’ll be in for if you decide to purchase the EP, check out the title track below. You can also read our short review of the EP HERE.
If you are looking for some heavy 80’s style thrash in the vein of Exodus and Sepultura, look no further than Israel’s Hammercult. The song’s title and overall feel are what thrash and metal are all about. Plus the animated video is pretty cool too.
Back in September, Sick Of It All dropped one of the best hardcore albums in a long time. Find out why right HERE. Now we get the music video for one of the top songs on the record. “Road Less Traveled” is full of catchy grooves, great vocals and excellent bass work.
In 2013, Alice In Chains released one of their heaviest, sludgiest and darkest albums to date. Check out our review of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here at this LOCATION. Their latest music video can be downloaded for free and legally through bittorrent. “Phantom Limb”is a great summary of all the elements that the album has to offer.
This is Cripper’s second single from their upcoming new album and it’s the second time we’ve featured them on our weekly list. You can check out their first single “Tourniquet” HERE. We are really looking forward to reviewing their Metal Blade debut that drops at the end of the month. Keep a close eye on these guys and gal.
For the second week in a row, we are featuring a new Skalmold song in our number two spot. Check out last week’s song HERE. Damn, this shit is catchy. If you love folk and Viking metal, you will absolutely want to crank this track on repeat.
#1. Artist: The Crown Song: “Headhunter” Album: Death Is Not Dead (Due Out 2015) Genre: Death Thrash
The Swedish death thrashers are back with one of their best songs yet. “Headhunter” is heavy, catchy and full of solid riffs. There is no official release date for the new album but it will be out sometime in 2015. In the meantime, you can grab a copy of the Headhunter 7″ HERE. It also features a cover of Naplam Death’s “Unfit Earth”.
Which of our eight picks is your favorite? Did we miss an amazing new song or video from the past week? Let us know in the comments section.