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New cuts from The Black Dahlia Murder and TesseracT

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What’s new this week? The best new records, streaming in full before release!

The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal

Contrary to its title, The Black Dahlia Murder‘s new album – their seventh in twelve years – is not abysmal. Far from it, in fact. Honestly, this year is getting a little ridiculous.

Whilst they kind of have to say this, apparently the band feel it’s their best release:

“Once the record started to come together we knew it was going to be something special. It’s more urgent, it has more dynamics, it’s a more emotive record, and it has a more raw, angry sound to it. It’s still million mile-per-hour death metal, but when you invest so much thought and emotion into what you’re creating you end up with a record that does stand out, and we can hold our heads up high and say yeah, this is our best work.”

Who are you to disagree without listening to it first? Check it out below!

Abysmal comes out Friday 18th September via Metal Blade Records.

Buy: Direct | Amazon | iTunes

TesseracT – Polaris

TesseracT - Polaris album art

If you like progressive metal, and run in those kinds of circles, it’s going to be really difficult to ignore the new TesseracT album Polaris. So why fight it?

Honestly, we’re not sure everyone’s going to love it – especially not die-hard fans…at least not at first. Polaris isn’t as immediately satisfying or edgy as debut One or even the lineup-revamped Altered State, but with the band’s breakthrough personnel back as they were, they’re on such a strong platform that you’d be mad not to give this album time.

If you do, you’ll be rewarded with a refined, focussed TesseracT; immediately identifiable sonically, and replete with lush tones, a heaviness derived from rhythm rather than tone, and the triumphant return of Daniel Tompkins, who perhaps put in a career-best performance. Seriously; them money notes.

Make sure to read our review for more. Polaris is out Friday 18th September via Kscope.

Buy: Direct | Amazon | iTunes

We’ll continue to update this throughout the week with new streams, as they become available. Let us know of any we’ve missed in the comments!