jon wrote:I heard the new wormrot album it somehow was released a couple years ago but it’s amazing better than their first 2 in my opinion. There has to be some good metal coming out lately death metal perhaps
Yeah, the new Wormrot was great. It's just accessible enough that I'd give it to someone who'd never listened to grindcore before as a decent starting point.
I haven't been listening to a lot of newer music since I'm usually trying to check up on older stuff I've never heard before or never gave the proper attention (the Residents are an amazingly bizarre band I never bothered with in the past and now I'm starting from the beginning with them) or I'm "studying up" for concerts (just got tickets for ZZ-Top/Cheap Trick so now I'll go back and hear all the stuff I've missed from both bands).
There are a few exceptions, though. The new Voivod album "The Wake" feels like a return to form on the level of their late-80s - 90s stuff but the new guitarist has enough of his own style that it's not just a rehash. The new Daughters album "You Won't Get What You Want" is a real change of pace for them (a lot of longer, slower songs heavy on atmosphere and repetition compared to their grindcore/noisecore past) but it's been probably my most-played record of the last 6 months or so. I also really like the new Zeal & Ardor record "Stranger Fruit" (another band I'm seeing live soon) - the blend of black metal with blues and spirituals is fresh and different, even if I wish the metal parts were more complex and there was more variety in the song structures. The last Cannibal Corpse album was quality but I'm still trying to figure out what I think of the new Pig Destroyer album - "Prowler in the Yard" and "Terrifyer" are difficult to live up to and the addition of a bass player takes away one of the things that helped make them unique. Also good are the new Bone Sickness (crust-grind), Oxbow (somewhere between blues, prog, post-punk and metal) and Microwaves (prog/math meets Jesus Lizard noise-rock with sci-fi themes) albums.
Stalvern wrote:Plenty of it! I recommend following the reviews at Angry Metal Guy if you want to keep up with new releases. Excellent critics, a strong sense of community, and none of the BS clogging up bigger sites like Blabbermouth and MetalSucks.
Thanks for the site. I usually end up looking through end-of-the-year lists or comment sections on metal reviews for suggestions rather than go to the bigger sites but these guys seem worthwhile.