Monday, June 6, 2016

ASPHALT GRAVES + Invisible Oranges

"Asphalt Graves hits the sweet spot between death metal and grindcore that Napalm Death do in their post-'90s incarnation... A continuation of the early Misery Index sound, a way for Netherton to keep writing brief and pummeling music while his other band begins to move in a more melodic and complex direction... A fun listen and a grim vision of our grueling present day."
–Invisible Oranges

"The band draws heavily on the hooky blastmasters of yore throughout their debut, The New Primitive. You can hear a lot of Assuck, Righteous Pigs, and 'we just became death metal'-era Napalm Death in particular... The combination of the beeftastic production, Shannon's pristine blasting, and Netherton's unmistakable snarl calls to mind the lean and hungry iteration of Misery Index that appeared in the early '00s... But all these comparisons kind of sell Asphalt Graves short, as this unit's got a hyperactive personality all its own."


"World, meet Asphalt Graves, your new favorite death-grind band."

Counting down to the release of debut album The New Primitive, Asphalt Graves has premiered newest death-grind anthem "No Feast (Without Cruelty)," via Invisible Oranges.

Listen, here:

Out July 8th on Vitriol Records, The New Primitive "hits the sweet spot between death metal and grindcore that Napalm Death do in their post-'90s incarnation," in the words of Invisible Oranges editor Joseph Schafer. 

Led by Jason Netherton of Misery Index, and formerly Dying Fetus, Asphalt Graves also features ex/current members of The Black Dahlia Murder, War Torn, and GWAR.

As displayed on "No Feast (Without Cruelty)," Asphalt Graves connects old and new, applying 2016 powerhouse metal chops to a sound built on the drive, swagger, and fun of early legends like Napalm Death, Carcass, and Repulsion. If you don't feel something when Netherton intones "Here we go again" at the end of "No Feast," you are already dead.

The New Primitive was recorded at various locations: Audio Schmaudio Studios, GWAR's Slave Pit Studios, and Mindscape Studios. The album was mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed.