Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.
Culled from the week’s past shows, these tracks have the Gimme Radio DJs' seal of approval, have the listeners demanding more and the Gimme office buzzing.
HAUNT Mosaic Vision
Haunt's Trevor William Church seriously dispenses hooks like Pez and just when we were settling down with the last full length (Gimme's top played LP of 2018) we have another one in the works for spring PLUS this stellar EP to tide us over in the meantime. Condensed, rich nuggets of everything good about metal past and present simmered and served up tastefully.
ABHORER Rumpus of the Undead
Thanks to Anthony Bartkiewicz of Gimme's Grave Convulsions for putting the spotlight on this decrepit slab of Singapore death/black/thrash. From 1989! Blasphemy-style sickness with searing split-channel guitar rage ripping into your ears.
CARNAL FORGE Bound In Flames
From the Swedish melodic death/thrasher's latest Gun To Mouth Salvation out this week, their first since 2007. The groove is there but not enough to unseat the downtuned ferocity going on, lots of layers of brutality coated with new vocalist Tommie Wahlberg doing a good job at the throatshred foundation laid down by his predecessor Jonas Kjellgren.
CONAN – Volt Thrower
From their fuzzed out Existential Void Guardian LP out on Napalm this past Fall, these Brits' self-styled 'Caveman Battle Doom' throttles. Also dig the Ralph Bakshi-nod vidclip.
Learned about this stoner crew after I heard that Munehiro Narita of legendary 80s/90s Japanese psychedelic speed-shred group High Rise was coming to the West Coast in March for shows in his new combo Psychedelic Speed Freaks, which includes mainman for Deathchant TJ Lemieux. This is some sweet, Eastern-tinged proto-metal heft complete with oscillators, wah, and good thunder. Echo-laden vox issue forth from cauldron stew of psychedelic heaviness, tapes, weird ambience. Love to see this gang live.
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