We Must Obey Best of 2012 Playlist!

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It might be 2013 but we can’t just say goodbye to 2012 without a happy look back at a cracking year of metal. So with a much improved mobile in my hands, I’ve taken the step of signing to Spotify, and before you now is a special 2012 playlist culled from our top 10 lists for full albums and short releases. It includes the whole of Tree of Sores dominating ‘A Cry of Despair’, as well as tracks from Down, Coilguns, High on Fire, Woods of Ypres and more. 12 songs in total, and its fecking heavy too. So take a look and have a listen! And if Spotify can please get their site and app to allow me to sign up as a Premium user full time, we can make this a regular thing!

Click below to access the playlist:

http://open.spotify.com/user/wemustobey/playlist/0P2vKuWv5ysj5xzFWY0FUW

Peter Clegg

Coilguns/NVRVD – Coilguns/NVRVD

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Coilguns/NVRVD
Coilguns/NVRVD
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Since emerging with the blistering and bludgeoning ‘Stadia Rods’ earlier in the year, Coilguns have begun to make quite the name for themselves, gaining some deserved plaudits for their monstrous sludgey d-beat/metalcore assault that has seen them rise above being known as just another Ocean side-project to the uninformed. This latest release is a nice stop-gap to keep things ticking until the band’s debut full-length is released next year. They seem to excel most when pushing the lengths of their songs – it allows a progressive nature to their vicious metalcore attack and the opening ‘Mandarin Hornet’ is proof perfect of that, turning into a snarling hive a few minutes in with bludgeoning guitars and some riproaring roars from vocalist Louis. The other half of the split is presented by Never Void, more commonly known as NVRVD, a German trio who play what seems to be a mix of Converge-esque hardcore and now traditional European melodeath. It doesn’t come off as spectacular as their splitmates but its still effective, pounding along in efficient fashion.

Two more live tracks per band are added beyond studio recordings, with Coilguns sounding particularly fierce on ‘Parkensine’ (originally from ‘Stadia Rods‘). It fleshes out a sufficient package; not the best split you’ll hear but a statement of what both bands are all about, ahead of expected further exposure next year. As least, as far as I expect, cos both these bands are set to explode.

Coilguns/NVRVD‘ is also available through Dead Dead Dead Records, Hummus Records and Invektiv Records.

Peter Clegg

Buy/download ‘Coilguns/NVRVD’ here
Stream it below:

Coilguns Bandcamp
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NVRVD official site/shop
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