Out of nowhere about two weeks ago, I became inundated with interesting black metal releases from new artists, balancing aggression and melodic licks with equal aplomb, not to mention some rock and roll groove. Call it the Tribulation effect, or maybe jsut musicians getting tired of dissonant muck.

Take Winnipeg's Noire for example. When I first heard the title track from their upcoming self released album The Tracks of the Hunted at No Clean Singing, I was floored, and the remainder of the album doesn't disappoint either. Keep that in mind while you listen to the final song on the album, "My Name," below.

The Tracks of the Hunted will be released by the band on July 8. Follow Noire on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.