Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review: January 11, 2015 – January 17, 2015

Saturday, 17th January 2015

A relatively quiet week, something that is fine by our standards. (It was pretty cool to see someone re-work the sonic abomination that is St. Anger, though. )Yet the content was-a-flowing, as usual, so enough gabbing…over to the week that was… – David E. Gehlke

General housekeeping
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Features
Get to know Israeli female-fronted metallers Shiran.

Get to know Greek post-metallers Amniac.

British thrash crew Sylosis have a new album in the form of Dormant Heart. Read what mainman Josh Middleton had to say here.

The venerable Napalm Death return with a new platter, Apex Predator – Easy Meat. The always-chatty Barney Greenway was kind enough to talk to us at this location.

Reviews
Semi-epic death metal outfit Desolate Shrine don’t fear elongated song lengths on The Heart of the Netherworld.

A German power metal band to watch would be Orden Ogan, whose Ravenhead effort should help them move up the ladder.

Good ‘ole sloppy Venom will never learn, but From the Very Depths manages to impress.

Bergen, Norway black metal troupe Blodhemn push the modern black metal envelope via H7.

Long-running West Virginia instrumental metal outfit Karma to Burn only get better with age on Arch Stanton.

The above-mentioned Sylosis remain at the head of British thrash pack with Dormant Heart.

Scottish post-black metal crew Falloch make quite the left-hand turn with This Island, Our Funeral. And it works.

Once-dormant Norwegian BM weirdos Mysticum return with Planet Satan.

The news in ten
1. Soilwork to release first-ever live DVD in March.
2. Nightwish reveals track listing for their new opus.
3. GWAR gets their own bar in Virginia.
4. The Agonist releases the video for “Gates of Horns and Ivory.”
5. Between the Buried and Me hit the studio.
6. Behemoth’s Nergal to have autobiography released in March.
7. Ensiferum releases video for “One Man Army.”
8. Prong reveals track listing for covers album.
9. Changes in the ranks for King of Asgard.
10. Cradle of Filth checks in from the studio.