“Thoughts Like Hammers”

The prog-metal wizards in Enslaved make their triumphant return on September 28 with RIITIIR. That title isn’t an alternate speller of Josh Ritter’s name, mind you — in true black metal tradition, the band is naming its latest LP after a norse word for “The Rites of Man.” “Thoughts Like Hammers,” the band’s latest taste of destruction, brims with blood-curdled fury. You’ve got your clean vocals, your dirty vocals, some downright serpentine solos, and, most importantly, dual walls of noise that threaten to blow a hole in your fancy-schmancy Beats by Dr. Dre. Oh, and those drum fills are downright murderous. If this track is any indication, RIITIIR might be shaping up to be one of the heaviest hitters in a fall release schedule full of blockbusters.

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Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.