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🌶️ To The Teeth | New Heavy Music: Aquilus, Amorphis, Kaatayra, So Hideous, Unanimated, Sarcasm, Devin Townsend

🌶️ To The Teeth | New Heavy Music: Aquilus, Amorphis, Kaatayra, So Hideous, Unanimated, Sarcasm, Devin Townsend
By To The Teeth • Issue #74 • View online
Welcome to the To The Teeth newsletter. I’ll bring you up to date with new heavy music. As always: listen to almost everything at the playlist on Spotify, check out the Facebook page (where I’m not as active as I once was). Peppers are hot, hot hot. I’ll pick out my favorites, the rest is in the playlist! Check out the 666 best heavy songs Playlist. And as always, if you like what you read and want to support: please head over to Patreon. My personal tips have a pepper. They look like this: 🌶️
List season is almost upon us! I’m working on my end of the year list that is ever changing, but will be out somewhere in december. What are your favourites? Press the thumb up or down on the bottom of this newsletter and let me know, or via twitter: @pvdp.

New albums
Aquilus - Into Wooded Hollows
Aquilus - Into Wooded Hollows
🌶️ Aquilus - Bellum I (symphonic black/folk from Australia)
The great blog Invisible Oranges shared on Instagram a picture of Aquilus’ 2011 album, Griseus, and I was intrigued by the beautiful cover and the accompanying words “Truly brilliant, forested orchestral metal”. The record immediately grabbed me: it’s progressive and inventive, heavy as hell and so so beautiful. Think older Opeth or Agalloch, but made by a fan of the romantic pianists like Chopin and Ravel. His new album is another unique, beautiful, bombastic, epic, complex, nuanced and enthralling masterpiece you shouldn’t miss.
🌶️ Kaatayra - Inpariquipê (atmospheric folk/black from Brazil)
A lot of music is called unique (see above!). But making acoustic black metal blend with Brazilian tropicália and mesmerizing ambient passages, and make it work is really a goddamn wonder. Caio Lemos of Kaatayra (yeah another one man band) has done so on multiple occasions, especially on the absolutely amazing So Quem Viu… This new one seems to be his swansong, and that’s sad. But at least we have this. I’m happy.
There’s more: Unanimated (🌶️ melodic death/black from Sweden), Volbeat (heavy/groove from Denmark), So Hideous (🌶️ post-black/shoegaze with bells and whistles from the USA), Kadavar & Elder (rock from Germany and stoner/prog from the USA in collaboration), Genocide Pact (death from the USA), Rebreather (stoner/sludge from the USA), Doodswens (black from The Netherlands), Abyssal Vacuum (black from France), a split from Undergang & Cadaveric Incubator (death/christmas from Denmark and Finland), and a split I missed earlier from Anti-God Hand & Threshing Spirit (🌶️ psychedelic/atmospheric black from Canada and the USA). The rest is in the playlist.
And then there’s ol’ Hevy Devy Devin Townsend with two parts (Puzzle & Snuggles) of what he describes as the soundtrack to what the pandemic feels like to him. It’s ambient and weird, and very Devin Townsend. That’s good! But I can’t wait for his real new album, which is coming too.
New singles
Amorphis - The Moon
Amorphis - The Moon
There are new songs out from: Amorphis (🌶️ melodic/heavy death/doom from Finland), Cult of Luna (atmospheric sludge/prog/post from Sweden), Blind Guardian (power from Germany), Sarcasm (🌶️ melodic/blackened death from Sweden), Boris (“¯\_(ツ)_/¯ from Japan), Hammerfall (heavy/power from Sweden), Hath (progressive blackened death from the USA), Motorpsycho (🌶️ psych rock from Norway), Wilderun (🌶️ symphonic/progressive/folk from the USA), Venom Prison (death/hardcore from the UK), Gggollddd (post-rock/doom from the Netherlands, formerly known as GOLD), The Gathering (prog from The Netherlands), Sanguisugabogg (death from the USA), Eight Bells (post/doom from the USA) and Ereb Altor (viking/black from Sweden).
Next week
Non-metal album of the week: Estrella Morente - Leo (flamenco from Spain)
I’m looking forward to next week because of: Funeral, Reveal! & Ethereal Shroud (which is up in full already on Bandcamp).
Have a great weekend people, stay safe! - Peter
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