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.
Bonehunter – "The Reek of the Reaper's Scythe"
This Baby Bathory business has some whiff of truth, their self-proclaimed "Devil Metal Punk" tag sums it up even better. Brutal live-sounding blasts from a scabby underbelly of something most bands can't make translate well in the studio, anxious to hear the album especially with the involvement of genre-swinging Finnish legend Läjä Äijälä of Terveet Kädet.
Festerday – "One Who Strangles Stars and Suns"
From the 'Cadaveric Virginity' EP out this week on Season of Mist, Finland continues to serve up a stew of whatever it wants to appropriate from the metal pot. Blastbeats, ferocious guitar flurries, death/grind at the core but carrying heft with riffs as heavy as the stinking corpse of Jackie Coogan himself (who does not appear despite the band's name).
Meadow's End – "Soulslain"
Culled from the forthcoming 'Sojourn' LP, walls of dramatic symphonic melodic death metal hailing from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Originally slated as a monthly You Tube installment song cycle, Black Lion documents the journey now as a full length CD reissue. Majestic movements amidst gutteral vox.
Atrament – "Plague Upheaval"
With Bay Area ties to Necrot, Vastum and others, this one is a no-brainer for Gimme thumbs up. Anarchic blast of D-Beat, doom, death and disease waging sonic weaponry on your brains.
Dead Cross – "Bela Lagosi's Dead"
Had to throw one Halloween spin over Gimme this week courtesy Mssrs. Lombardo/Patton/Pearson/Crain, as heard on Chris Krovatin's special Bram Stoker-themed edition of "Bleeder's Digest" this week. Happy Helloween all.
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