Can I just say that I love NPR for covering metal? Because holy damn, they do a fantastic job. They premiered this track by Inter Arma, entitled “The Survival Fires” last week, and I’ve been blasting it nonstop. There’s such a huge range of influence at play here that it’s nearly impossible to describe it. The one thing I can say about it, though, is that it’s bone-crushingly heavy, and a near perfect example of sludge done right.