Norwegian black metal act Crest Of Darkness will issue their sixth LP this coming February.
Called In The Presence Of Death, the new one drops February 11, 2013, through My Kingdom Music. The ten-track CD promises to be the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded, a press release claims.
My first year in college, I had this weird ass roommate named Craig. He was one of those guitar geeks, which is cool. But he was just fucking weird. I returned from class one day to find him watching “Doogie Howser” and scratching the bottoms of his feet with a small garden rake.
I shit you not.
I was into hardcore in college. I wasn’t evolved enough yet to appreciate instrumental shit. My roommate LOVED Yngwie Malmsteen. Had his shirts, all his albums.
I couldn’t hang. But Yngwie Malmsteen has grown on me since. I just can’t see the name Yngwie Malmsteen without thinking about that freak, who was also a compulsive masturbator.
In our ongoing series of guest columns, we’ve asked a bunch of metal’s heaviest hitters to provide us with a list of five crucial albums they think will change you — either for the better or the worse. Today, we hear from Sean Duffy, a member of the now-defunct Widow Sunday.
Darkane — Rusted Angel
Back when I was knee high to a grasshopper, this album completely changed how I viewed metal. Before this all I listened to was American thrash metal (Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, etc). From the orchestrated intro, to the insanely fast melodic gothenburg riffs, this album to me is perfect. Christofer Malmström is an amazing song writer. He also still has his cheesy Web site up where he tabbed out most of the songs which I spent most of my teenage years addicted to. ”Convicted” and “Rape of Mankind” are my favorite tracks off this album.
Meshuggah — None
The first Meshuggah album I ever purchased was Contradictions Collapse, which to me was an absolutely amazing record. But then I picked the None EP up and was blown away. This was definitely a sound I had never heard before. This was the start of Meshuggah really coming into themselves. I would play this on repeat for hours upon hours mesmerized by it. Every single track on this record is amazing but if I had to choose my favorites are “Sickening” and “Gods of Rapture.” Continue Reading This Post