Sweet fucking christ, what happened to August? I feel like I was just talking about August finally being here and now it’s all but gone, lost in a haze of oppressive heat. Well, nuts to August then, because September is rolling in and Fall is coming with it with all it’s cooler air, dying life and early nights, and with the Fall comes so many albums that are destined to be amazing.

This last week of August was quiet on the metal front. I was aching for some new metal so I gave the new Motorhead album a spin and ended up getting stuck in a Motorhead hole for a day or two. Motorhead is like the flour of metal. It’s always in the cabinet but when it’s gone, you’ve got to get some more. Anyways, here’s the new releases.

NEW STUFF: (Links in the titles)

Cruciamentum – Charnel Passages
This band grabbed my attention based solely on other bands the members play in. Amongst the bands we have members of Grave Miasma, Indesinence, Destroyer 666 and Crom Dubh. If those names mean anything to you, you’ll expect this to be a heavy outing, and certainly it is. Crushing death metal that leaves no time to catch your breath. Also, the cover art is rad.

Motorhead – Bad Magic
At this point in the game if you’re not familiar with Motorhead, I don’t know how to help you. Motorhead has been putting out the same basic album for over 30 years and this one is another solid album from the boys. It may not be a classic like Ace of Spades, or Overkill but it’s all the things Motorhead does well. Straight-forward, classic, quick and simple metal. However, they cover  that Rolling Stones song, Sympathy for the Devil and not even Motorhead can make that song sound good.

Ramming Speed – No Epitaphs
Thrash all the faces off. Straight-forward thrash-tastic music. Much more focussed and furious than their previous album. The metal equivalent of comfort food.

THE OTHER JAMS:

Solbrud – Jærtegn
Bulldozer – IX
Advent Sorrow – As All Light Leaves Her
Legend – From the Fjords
Miserable – Halloween Dream EP
King Woman – Doubt
My Dying Bride – The Dreadful Hours
The Gathering – Mandylion
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
Sadhaka – Terma
Motorhead – Bastards
Motorhead – Orgasmatron
Solstice – Lamentations
Motorhead – 1916
Motorhead – Another Perfect Day
Motorhead – Sacrifice
Motorhead – Iron Fist
Motorhead – Bomber
Ghost – Meliora
Vektor – Outer Isolation

Until Next Time…

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