New Stuff This Week… 1/22/18

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Jan 212018
 

Mammoth Grinder
Cosmic Crypt
Relapse
Classic death metal, a bit grindy, a little atmospheric (in the vox effects) Other than that, just full on old school death metal.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue
Housecore
A sort of extreme metal, a little death/blackened grind sound musically, with classic Phil’s vox

Accuser
The Mastery
Metal Blade
Gritty German deathy thrash metal. Catchy, brutal, heavy thrash. great stuff.

Anvil
Pounding The Pavement
SPV
Solid classic metal as they always do… a little Motorhead feeling… decent stuff.

Between The Buried And Me
Condemned To The Gallows (Single)
Sumerian
New record deal, new album/single… this is more proggy than older stuff, it seems like they are getting a big more prog metal and less metalcore-ish. There’s extreme vox, clean vox. a lot of laid back stuff too.

Orphaned Land
Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Century Media Records
Usually this is Folky melodic death metal. There are some heavier parts, but mostly laid back melodic stuff with a middle eastern vibe… as I listen more, the symphonic and middle eastern stuff usually morph into some more heavier proggy melodic death type stuff too.

ZOM
Nebulos
Argonauta Records
A solid stoner metal grungy groove happening here.

Machine Head
Cartharsis
Nuclear Blast USA
A lot of press about this… well, I have to say, Machine Head is great and all, but I think the last few albums were getting a bit to almost power ballad-y… and songs were too long. From what I’ve heard so far, (a couple singles), theres still a bit clean vox, down tempo power ballad-parts, but not staying too long. Maybe almost going to a Supercharter/Burning Red sound, but not all ‘rappy” we’ll see.

Tribulation
Lady Death
Century Media Records
I just have a single, but this is some doomy proggy melodic metal, maybe a little blackened doom feel too. Would be nice to hear more.

Alestorm
Captain Morgan’s Revenge (10th Anniversary)
Napalm Records
Always entertaining fast, folky drinking metal. Catchy and fun!

Arkona
Khram
Napalm Records
Blackened doom. Extreme vox, mostly a melodic blackened sound, but there’s a bit of a post-metal doomy feel, some tracks get going in more of a death metal direction. Seems a bit more straightforward and not as folky as their previous releases

Fallen Utopia
Disequilibrium
Cursed Records
Full on brutal classic death metal, chugga chugga grooves with coookie monster vox, a little peekaboo into black metal here and there too.

Ectoplasma
Cavern of Foul Unbeings
Memento Mori
Good solid brutal death metal, with some great grooves and riffage

Somali Yacht Club
The Sea
Robustfellow Prods
Normally on an atmospheric post metal, it’d be thumbs down and “NEXT” this seems to have a little prog going on… a bit of a stoner metal vibe while all instrumental and mostly background music, it’s got enough interesting to keep listening.

Rotheads
Sewer Fiends
Memento Mori
This is some brutal death metal, old school feel with big grooves, a little bit of a low budget production feel, maybe a little blackened death thing going on too.

DEATH KEEPERS
Rock This World
Fighter Records
CLassic metal / power metal. GOod riffs, catchy tunes, just good old big voice hard rockin’ metal.

VARGRAV
Netherstorm (CD, LP)
Werewolf Records
Some classic atmospheric, fast old school black metal..

Black Space Riders
Amoretum Vol. 1
Black Space Records
A bit of a stoner metal, a bit of a doomy thing too, maybe a little bit of a rock prog thing.

VANTABLACK WARSHIP
Abrasive Pulmonic Speak
Self Released
Kind of a thrashy/heavy groove metal. Abrasive screamed vox, great catchy grooves and a little bit of hardcore thing too.

Beldam
Pasung
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Sludgey blackened doom

COMMUNION (Chile)
The Communion (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
26 January 2018

COMMUNION (Chile)
At the Announcement (CD, LP, TAPE)
The Sinister Flame / Hells Headbangers
26 January 2018

UNTERVOID
Untervoid
Osmose Productions
Blackened death metal, some melodic death, some technicality, some evil dark type stuff too.

The Dead Centuries
Race Against Time
Self-Release
Seems to be all instrumental, and just a classic metal… a bit proggy which will happen with any sort of metal instrumental, good drumming, guitar work, etc.

Vinide
Reveal
Record label: Inverse Records
Symphonic/Epic power/prog metal. Stays pretty heavy with that epic feel but also does get into some power ballad type stuff too.

Deadheads
This One Goes To 11
High Roller Records
A hard rockin’ stoner metal thing with a little bit of a punk and classic rock thing

Wyrmwoods
Earth Made Flesh
Record label: Inverse Records
Atmospheric Black Metal, fast and creepy

NYDVIND
Seas of Oblivion
MALPERMESITA Records
black metal and maybe a bit of a more modern black metal with a classic feel. A bit technical and brutal too.

Painted Black
Raging Light
Self Released
Kind of a gothy hard rock, a bit laid back, chilled out (older middle-times) Moonspell type thing.

Escaping Amenti
Awakening
Self Released
This is a bit metalcore, a bit modern groove metal, it’s catchy, gets a little sing-a-long-ish

New Stuff This Week… 1/15/18

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Jan 152018
 

Tricounty Terror
Revenge
EMP
Southern fried bluesy hard rockin’ metal type stuff from a 5 piece all female with attitude band. Decent stuff.

The Crown
Iron Crown – radio single
Metal Blade Records
One thing over the years that we’ve learned… The Crown doesn’t fuck around. This single is no different, fast, catchy, heavy and leaves me wanting the rest of the album dammit.

Black Label Society
Grimmest Hits
Entertainment One
A new album with some big doomy bluesy hard rockin stuff. Lots of grooves, a more Sabbath-like sound happening. A lot of BLS’s stuff lately, as been a bit “samey” and I find myself really digging this so far!

earth caller
degenerate
entertainment_one
This kind of reminds me a little bit of a Burning Red era of Machine Head, some good metal stuff, some decent hardcore stuff, but some more like, catchy melodic almost nu-metal stuff. So yeah, by modern standards, this would be a sort of metal core. But it’s a pretty good hardcore base too.

Leaves Eyes
Sign Of THe Dragonhead
AFM Records
I’ve always kind of written this band off as mostly a typical fe-metal thing, operratic female vox, some power metal-ish music. This one seems to get a bit heavier, a bit of a folk metal thing too, also with death metal growls, kind of more into an Epica sound.

Audrey Horne
Blackout
Napalm Records
Kind of a blusey hard rockin’ stoner metal type thing… This is their 6th album as what started as a side project for some black metal band guy’s side project. Melodic and almost classic rock ish.

Heidevolk
Vuur Van Verzet
Napalm Records
Folk metal, but a sort of melodic death thing with Folk… or is it folk with melodic death? whatever, it’s both and it’s catchy, fun and heavy in parts. This band has been around a while and have a good thing going.

Terror Universal
Make Them Bleed
Minus Head Records
This has a guy from Ill Nino, Ahrue from Machine Head. A horror grooving metal thing. A bit of a Slipknot style of metal, kind of heavy, yet accessible and yet heavy too.

GREBER
Cemetery Preston
Pink Lemonade Records (CD) (asher)
Kind of grindy doom, some sludge, but some grooves too.

Malformity
The Rapturous Unraveling
Boris Records
Two tracks of good ol Grooving death metal.

Obscene
Sermon to the Snake
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
A little doom, some hardcore, death metal and grooves. Vox are a little black metal screamy, but overall, this could just be old school death metal, maybe with an Obituary vibe.
18 January 2018

DRUID LORD
Grotesque Offerings (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Doomy death metal, good slow groove and a dark evil feel.
19 January 2018

SPECTRAL LORE / JUTE GYTE
Helian
I, Voidhanger Records
A split EP of some out there post metal/atmospheric black metal type stuff.
19 January 2018

Frost Giant
The Harlot Star
Transcending Records
I hear some black metal, I hear technical death, I hear melodic death, extreme thrash, even a tiny bit of folk metal. It’s fast and not messing around. good stuff.

Lechery
We Are All Born Evil
Bleeding Music Records
This is some classic metal/power metal stuff. Good solid standard good ol classic metal.

Dark Hound
Dawning
Self-Release
A metal band from Nashville… what!? Yeah. Kind of a classic metal/hard rock with some grooves and melodic hooks.

Sonic Prophecy
Savage Gods
Rockshots Records
Kind of a classic metal, good screamy high vox, a bit of a prog/power metal thing going on a little too.

Anarchos
Invocation of Moribund Spirits CD/LP
Blood Harvest
A grooving doomy death metal, heavy, with a bit of a grungy tone. Decent stuff.

Faceless Burial
Grotesque Miscreation CD
Blood Harvest
Death metal… maybe a little gore/grindy.

DEATHLESS LEGACY
Rituals Of Black Magic
Scarlet Records
Female fronted prog metal, a bit of a melodic power prog thing happening.

Dustin Behm
The Beyond
Rockshots Records
This is some instrumental prog metal, a little bit like Jeff Loomis’ solo stuff, good grooves and shredding and heavy enough to keep it interesting.

Noturnall
9
Rockshots Records
Prog metal! A bit melodic death-ish, heavier music, vox are growly and singy, good melodic prog keyboard stuff… Great release for a prog metal fan.

Perfect Beings
Vier
InsideOut
We got some prog rock! Not pushing into metal, just good old rock type stuff, Porcupine Tree/ Steven Wilson type stuff.

Band: Concrete Eden
Album: Left
Label: NRT Records
Hardcore/Nu Metal from Austria. Kind of a neat throwback thing, production is vocal centered. A fun listen.

Luciferian Insectus
Zal van Beherit
Label: Apollyon Entertainment
Blackened death metal, a bit more on the black metal side of things with some evil happenings.

Crimson Devils
A Taste For Blood
Self-Released
Good bluesy stoner metal with some monster grooves. Short catchy songs.

Ignitor
Haunted by Rock & Roll
EMP Label Group
A classic metal here also poking into a little thrash in parts, some bluesy metal in parts, and vox getting screamy in parts, regular singing, and growling here and there too. Cool stuff.

Band: Mile
Album: The World In Focus
Label: Rambo Music
This band has a classic metal feel, but also maybe a little thrash and melodic metal, catchy grooves are going on good too.

Khiral
Chained
Inverse
I’d have to throw this on the Melodic death pile. Maybe a bit of a thrashy feel working into more melodic death

Blaspherion
Restus Corpus
Self Released
Some South American thrash music with death metal vox from April of 2017. Production is a little raw.

Bleeding Gods
Dodekathlon
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
A Dutch band that has a bit of an epic blackened death metal thing going on. Think Behemoth with a tiny bit of Dimmu Borgir.

Crossbones
WWIII
Nadir Music
This Albanian band is a little bit thrash, some groove metal, some little doom things going on, as it’s a little downtempo in parts… Overall, it’s kind of a melodic groove metal that’s kind of accessible.

Buck Tow Truck
Death Wields A Six String
Self Released
A sort of classic metal, heavy hard rock, production is ok, a bit of a horror/doom feel too.

Storm of Particles
Gaea Hypothesis
Self Released
I’d have to say this one falls into Melodic death, a good set of meedly melodic guitars with some death growls all on metal that’s not brutal, not just power metal, a good center of melodic death.

SAXON
Thunderbolt [Single]
Silver Lining Music
Solid classic metal. These guys stand the test of time, and another good effort here on this single.

Blood and Brutality
Decor Macabre
Self Released
As the band name suggests, this could be brutal and maybe gory… and well, these guys have the perfect name, because it’s a bit gore metal with brutal death metal and monster grooves, even melodic in some parts. But mostly brutal classic death metal.

TYRANNO
“The Great Homage Night” Single
PRC MUSIC
A classic metal, maybe a NYOBHM type sound.

New Stuff This Week… 1/8/18

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Jan 062018
 

2018

THRIF – The Human Race Is Filth
Title: Human Exposed (EP)
Label: Independent
Kind of a sludgy crusty death metal
Release Date: December 06 (Digital), January 01, 2018 (CD)

Bestialord
Law of the Burning
Symbol of Domination and Cimmerian Shade Recordings
Grooving sort of thrash with a little death metal style vox. (not quite cookie monster, but growly shouts)
1 January 2018

Magick Touch
Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire
Edged Circle Productions
Blassic hard rock, just good grooving stuff, maybe with a little bit of a Thin Lizzy vibe

Minneriket
Anima Sola
Akslen Black Art Records
January 2nd, 2018
Old school doomy black metal

ABSQUE COR
W?drówk? Haniebnie Zako?czy?
Godz Ov War Productions
More old school black metal, with maybe some darker doomy stuff

ROTTING KINGDOM
Rotting Kingdom
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Doomy death metal, some cool grooves

LABYRINTH ENTRANCE
LABYRINTH ENTRANCE
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Doomy black metal.

WARFIST / EXCIDIUM
Laws of Perversion & Filth
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Warfist is some raw (meh production) blackened thrash, kind of decent. Excidium has an old school blackened death/thrash thing going on.

Snogg
Abeloth EP
Self Released (Qabar)
Black Metal, a bit post-metal and the production is muddy

Damnation’s Hammer
Unseen Planets, Deadly Spheres
Self Released (via email)
A good thrashy classic metal with some decent grooves.

WHITE WIZZARD
INFERNAL OVERDRIVE
M-THEORY AUDIO
This is some good classic melodic metal, almost Judas Priest-ish, lots of good guitar work… The production is good, maybe a little punchy

Allegaeon
Animate (single)
Metal Blade Records
A leftover track from their 2016 album, they are releasing it as a single now… and it’s great, just as everything else on that album. They keep true to the original while making it heavier.

Magnum
Lost On The Road To Eternity
SPV
Classic British rock band, since they’ve been around since the 70’s they do have a throwback sound and a bit of a modern production and feel too. This is more of a classic rock type thing, so I’m not sure about where to put this on the Mosh Pit…

Watain
Trident Wolf Eclipse
Century Media Records
Wow, it’s been 5 years since the last Watain album, and as much as I’d like to say it’s worth the wait… it’s also like, hey, you guys are too good to be waiting 5 years between albums! This could be up there for best of 2018 when we recap the best of the year… about a year from now. This is what a black metal album should be, solid production, brutal yet catchy and evil melodic heaviness.

Tragedian
Unholy Divine
Ice Warrior Records
Classic power metal, big voice, I’d say musically, it’s a little faster and heavier than a typical power metal band. Good stuff.

Summoning
With Doom We Come
Napalm Records
Kind of a folky doom metal.

Corrosion Of Conformity
No Cross No Clown
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Just a single so far, but right off the bat, and old school groove right out, like, Deliverance. First album with the Pepper Keenan lineup reunited. This is good stuff.

Avatar
Avatar Country
Entertainment One
Just a single here too, but a good catchy groove going to a more experimental clean vox thing. These guys are kind of a modern day Polkadot Cadaver quirky with some heavy catchy metal.

Vhorthax
Nether Darkness 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
I guess this would be a blackened death metal, vox seem a bit “atmospheric” in the black metal realm, whereas the music seems to be more of a blackened tech death
5 January 2018

Trigger
Cryogenesis
Hellfire Records
A classic type thrash, but with some melodic stuff too, kind of comparable to Trivium, maybe a bit heavier on the heavy parts, and more singy melodic on the melodic parts? make sense?
January 5th, 2018

Tankard
Hymns For The Drunk
AFM Records
Fun classic thrash sound with a modern full sound and fun lyrics, mostly having to do with partying and drinking! This is a “best of” for stuff up to like, 2010
12 January 2018

Violent Opposition
Utopia/Dystopia
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Fast kind of grindy brutal technical death, neat stuff

Hellish God
The Evil Emanations
Everlasting Spew Records
Blackened death, fast and brutal, catchy… good stuff

Hamferð
Támsins likam
Metal Blade Records
Kind of a doomy dark death metal, a bit of a katatona/ less proggy opeth
9 January 2018

CRUENTATOR
Ain’t War Hell?
Xtreem Music
This is kind of a thrashy metal along the lines of a Kreator. Cool stuff! Heavy with no letting up.
10 January 2018

Kayak
Seventeen
Inside Out
Melodic classic prog rock. Nothing metal here, but as a prog fan, this has some longer tracks and might be for a fan of some older Spock’s Beard and Porcupine tree.
Release date: Friday, January 12, 2018

ELEGIAC
Black Clouds of War
De Tenebrarum Principio
Kind of a doomy black metal. Classic black metal going on, but maybe a little more slow in some parts.
12 January 2018

GREYFELL
Horsepower
Argonauta Records
Doomy atmospheric metal, occasionally getting into a little stoner groove… but mostly really just kind of depressing.
Release Date: January 12th, 2018

Infected Syren
Infected Syren
Self Released
A sort of classic metal, but a horror/ fun type feel to it. Very prominent guitars, but a good catchy groove hard rockin’ metal.

Scaphism
Unutterable Horrors
Horror Pain Gore Death
Grooving death metal, a little bit thrashy in parts, but really just a great catchy brutal-ish grooving death metal.
(set for release on January 12th 2018)

Irdorath
Denial of Creation
Wormholedeath
Blackened um, metal. It’s not black metal, it’s not death metal, Ok, I guess it’d fit into some death metal category… probably a melodic blackened death thing. It’s not full on BRUTAL, but it’s fast and heavy, almost extreme thrash… Good stuff.

SHINING
X – Varg Utan Flock
Season of Mist
A bit doom, and some black metal elements, a more melodic death

SINISTRO
Sangue Cassia
Season of Mist
Female fronted blackened doom…

More New Stuff from 2017

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Jan 062018
 

Some reviews of more stuff that trickled in since the last “new stuff” post… all releases from 2017

Tralineate
Ike Antz Leap
Self-Release
This is some death metal with a little bit of a thrash groove. Seems like a drum machine supplying the beats, but good stuff.

Band: Saintorment
Album: Defective Mind
Label: More Hate productions
You can never really go wrong with good thrash, and this is it… a heaver fast thrash, good production. Great fast riffing, edgy vox and kind of technical too!

Red Raven Down
Phantoms
Record label: Inverse Records
Kind of a metalcore, but maybe more towards a melodic death as there aren’t really much for breakdowns or emo chorus type stuff. catchy, yet heavy and easy to listen to

Mountaris
Desolate
Transcending
Kind of a doom or melodic prog

THE PARASITE PARADISE
“His Only Begotten Son (A.D. MMXVII)”
Cursed Order/Self-released
October 31st, 2017
Doomy black metal on this 2 song thing.

Heyoka’s Mirror
“Loss of Contact With Reality”
Self Released
Definitely a prog metal edge on this, a bit of a Devin Townsend/System of a Down type prog metal thing. Cool stuff.

Rasgo
ECOS DA SELVA URBANA
Rastilho Records
October 27th, 2017
Classic catchy heavier/extreme thrash. heavy/brutalish spanish language vox.

Zifir
Kingdom of Nothingness
Duplicate Records
Classic Black metal.
22 September 2017

Lunar
Theogony
Divebomb
I think I’ve seen this on a few people’s best of 2017 list, and I’m glad I finally got it… Progressive death metal, I guess I could compare a bit to Opeth, as there are death growls, classic proggy music, heaver death metal stuff, and melodic stuff.
Nov 11

Shields
Use Protection
Self Released
A fun lovin’ hard rock thing, along the lines of a Steel Panther, party fun good times!
(out on November 17th, 2017)

Band: SnakeyeS
Album: Metal Monster
Label: Not on label
Classic metal/thrash type stuff. Catchy riffs, heavy thrash type stuff, but more of a classic just “metal” with a little power metal leaning.
Release date: November 25, 2017

Release: Nevicate
Shattered (single)
Record label: Inverse Records
One track of female fronted Symphonic metal, pretty decent clean vox, heavy-ish music.

Circus Of Power
Four
Noize In The Attic Records
This NYC band has been around a while, from mid-80’s through the 90’s then broke up… and this is now their first album since 1993. A good grooving hard rock
8 December 2017

CYANIDE SUNDAE
Nothing to Lose
SLiptrick
A little crusty hard rock with a good grooving low end.
Dec 12

Band: De La Muerte
Album: Venganza
Label: Revalve records
Hard to really pigeonhole this one… just a good grooving metal.

Band: Secure
Album: Chasing Rainbows
Label: Not on label
They say alternative metal, and I guess I could hear that, it gets kind of a “solid rock” type metal, and also going into some more melodic hard rock stuff. They’re from Russia, and the heavier stuff has a cool heavy catchy groove.
Release date: November 23, 2017

MYRHOLT
Album: Med Samme Naal, Under Samme Maane
Style: Black Metal
Label: Myrholt Design
we got this album, along with a bunch of other recordings from the same band. (Singles 2017, Holands Himmelrand EP, The Poe Sessions album) The band dates back to the mid-90’s doing old school Norweigian black metal. Decent grooves, cold, evil sound…
Release date: December 14, 2017

Corbian
Supremacy of Fire
25th November, 2017
I’d have to file this under melodic death metal, with a pinch of black metal… but some big grooves too

Deep Dark River (side project of Morgan Rider of Vesperia)
(single) – Allure of The Earth (Woods of Ypress cover)
Self-Release
21 December 2017
This is a tribute to the guy from Woods of Ypress that died… kind of just a doomy solo/acoustic vocal single song.

Band: Bridge Of Diod
Album: Of Sinners And Madmen
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: November 30, 2017
Kind of a melodic classic metal, but also some thrashy elements too.

Xael
Singles – Apathy of The Immortal, The Last Arbiter, Watchers of Xan
Test Your Metal Records
5 December 2017
A melodic blackened epic death thing, pretty cool stuff, almost like an Opeth meets Dimmu Borgir.

Band: Mass Burial
Album: Breeding Plagues
Label: Immortal Souls Productions
Release date: November 25, 2017
Death metal with a little sludgy groove

WORT Mosh Pit Favorites of 2017

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Jan 022018
 

Matt’s top 10 (in no particular order):

Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
Galactic Cowboys — Long Way Back To The Moon
Sons Of Apollo — Psychotic Symphony
Arch Enemy — Will To Power
Persefone — Aathma
Iced Earth – Incorruptible
Sepultura — Machine Messiah
Witherfall — Noctumes In Requiems
Body Count — Bloodlust
Satyricon – Deep calleth upon Deep

Matt’s Honorable Mentions
Cannibal Corpse — Red Before Black
Kreator — Gods Of Violence
Moonspell – 1755
Exhumed — Death Revenge
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
Haemorrhage — We Are The Gore
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
Belphegor – Totenritual
Ensiferum – Two Paths
Septicflesh — Codex Omega
The Haunted — Strength In Numbers
Decrepit Birth — Anis Mundi
Cradle Of Filth — Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay
Cannabis Corpse — Left Hand Pass
Decapitated — Anticult
Dying Fetus — Wrong One To Fuck With
Sacrificial Slaughter — Generation Of Terror
Warbringer — Woe To The Vanished
Havok — Conformicide
Accept — The Rise Of Chaos
Marty Friedman — Wall Of Sound
Next To None — Phases
The Night Flight Orchestra — Amber Galactic
Nova Collective — The Further Side
Six Feet Under — Torment
Overkill — The Grinding Wheel
Galactic Empire — Galactic Empire

Local:
Casket Robbery – The Ascension EP – Self
In-Defilade – Elude
Khazaddum — Plagues Upon Arda
Morta Skuld — Wounds Deeper Than Time
Warseid — A New Land To Find

Mike’s Top 10 (in no particular order):

Persefone — Aathma
Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
Arch Enemy — Will To Power
Body Count — Bloodlust
Annihilator – For the Demented
Iced Earth – Incorruptible
Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
The Haunted – Strength In Numbers
Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With

Mike’s Honorable Mentions
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Haemorrhage – We are the Gore
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black
Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep
Sons Of Apollo — Psychotic Symphony
Cradle Of Filth — Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Empyrian Throne – Chasborne
Cannabis Corpse — Left Hand Pass
Cripper – Follow Me: Kill
Moonspell – 1755
Witchery – Legion
Sepultura – Machine Messiah
Obituary – Obituary
Overkill – The Grinding Wheel

New Stuff for the rest of 2017

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Dec 082017
 

New stuff from Now until Dec. 16

SARTEGOS / BALMOG
Split 7″
Caverna Abismal
Sartegos is more of a doomy death metal, Balmog is more of a black metal.

HAMKA
Multiversal
Fighter Records
Epic symphonic power metal with a big powerful female voice. Good stuff!

Brody’s Militia
Early Days Discography
Horror Pain Gore Death
Lots of quick short grindy punky hardcore songs.

LUCIFER’S HAMMER (Chile)
Victory is Mine (MCD, MLP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Classic metal, a little on the power metal front

IAMSIN
Kings & Queens
Inverse Records
Melodic Death/Metalcore/Post Hardcore, there’s a good groove, harsh vox are solid and a good heaviness to it. The clean vox parts are more trivium than like a more mallcore thing

Deathmarch
Dismember
Black Lion Records
Death metal with a blackened thrash edge.

MIDNIGHT
Sweet Death and Ecstasy (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
A sort of blackened speed thrash thing from this one mand band.

Beastiality
Worshippers of Unearthly Perversions
Invictus Productions
This is blackened death metal, more of a doomy dark feel, while still being fast and furious.

Bunkur / Mordor
Split LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Bunkur is one 20 minute track of post metal doom/black metal noise. Mordor, is a little bit of doomy black metal and sludgey folk metal.

NUPRAPTOR
The Heresiarch (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Dark and doomy, long songs, some parts get going a little bit, but it’s good solid doom stuff.

Evilfeast
Elegies of the Stellar Wind
Eisenwald
Atmospheric black metal. Wall of cold guitars with keyboards and classic black metal sound.

Obscure Burial
Obscure Burial
Invictus Productions
Death metal with a fast brutal thrash thing happening

Mz.412 / Trepaneringsritualen
X Post Industriale / Rituals 2015 e.v.
AnnapurnA / Old Europe Cafe
Noise/post black metal. 4 long tracks. meh.

The Howling Void
The Darkness at the Edge of Dawn
Avantgarde Music
Laid back classic rock/doom, a bit atmospheric and a tiny bit of black metal.

Ofdrykkja
Irrfärd
Avantgarde Music
Doomy black metal, creepy shouted vox, down tempo black metal music

Circle Of Salt
Suffer The Cold
Avantgarde Music
Two 20ish minute tracks of wall of sound post-black metal.

Mist of Misery
Fields of Isolation
Black Lion Records
This is some good melodic black metal. Fast and furious in some parts, cool and melodic and doomy in others… probably a bit technical too.

Grafvitnir
Keys to the Mysteries Beyond
Carnal Records
A classic cold evil black metal, with an overall underlying good melodic base

Band: Three Eyes of the Void
Album: The Moment Of Storm
Label: Self-release
Atmospheric Black metal, not much more I can say… cold, dark, classic black metal.

Malakhim
Demo I 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
Classic black metal, more of an atmospheric death metal thing going on behind the black metal surface

Kuoleman Galleria
Pimeys Saapuu Pohjoiseen
Inverse
This grooving blackened metal. Music is kind of a melodic death/blackened melodic metal with more extreme black-ish metal vox… Almost a bit like Skeletonwitch meets Amorphis a little.

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS
Avengers Of Eden – RADIO SINGLE
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Bassist from Symphony X with a 2nd album of a sort of super group of prog metal, this one single is some solid heavy proggy power metal!

(PRC90) DAEDALEAN COMPLEX
After the Fall CD
PRC MUSIC
Heavy thrashy melodic death metal… really just one song, but it’s good stuff

Transylvania Stud
The Red Queen
Transcending
Grooving sort of psychedelic stoner metal.

Band: Vane
Album: The Prologue
Label: Not on label
This is some good stuff out of Poland. Kind of an extreme thrash/death groove metal. Take some Lamb of God Grooves, add some Kreator intensity and grit… great stuff.

Oracle
“Into the Unknown”
Self Released
Melodic death, with some monster death metal grooves, a little flavor of extreme thrash and black metal too.

Harms Way
Human Carrying Capacity – radio single
Metal Blade
Good meaty classic brutal death metal. no messing around, good grooves.

 

Out between Dec. 16 and Dec 31

 

NOVA
Soli Contro Il Mondo
ATMF Aeternitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fondamentum
Kind of a melodic death with some thrashy stuff/hardcore stuff/black metal stuff and classic metal… all rounding out into pretty much extreme metal.

Dreadful Fate
The Sin of Sodom
Edged Circle Productions
Take some fast and heavy trash metal and throw in a pinch of black metal, and you got yourself something super good… Just three quick songs!

CENTRIPETAL FORCE
Eidetic
Xtreem Music
A little thrash, kind of like Anthrax a bit (singer sounds like Joey B), and musically when not being thrashy, is a bit prog metal, melodic power metal prog type stuff. Production is ok, could be a bit cleaner.

TRONO ALEM MORTE
O Olhar Atento da Escuridão
Harvest of Death / Signal Rex
Creepy classic black metal with basic music, shouting screamy vox, “meh” production.

THY SEPULCHRAL MOON
Indignant Force of Great Malevolence
Signal Rex
This is some raw brutalized black metal, production is a bit raw and you’ve got some gurgling, blast beats and just overall noise

Eternal Torment
Blind to Reality
Self-Released
Brutal technical death metal. Great chugga chugga drumming and riffs, clean production and monster grooves

DROPZONE
Rape Killing Murder
Osmose Productions
A grungy/sludgy extreme almost death metal type thing. I guess there’s a bit of a hardcore thing happening, with some grooves and a raw feeling

HAUNT (U.S.)
Luminous Eyes (MCD, MLP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Basic melodic metal, a kind of classic metal with a doomy groove.

Band: National Lagarde
Album: Story of a Southern Gentleman
Label: Sliptrick records
The “style” is said as “Rock n’ Roll Tales of the Dark South” It has a bit of a surfy blues feeling to it, so

Antiquus Scriptum
Antologia
This Winter Will Last Forever
Black metal with some gritty edge to it, a bit symphonic/electronic-ish (keyboards)… kind of grindy

SATANIC WARMASTER
We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel (CD, LP)
Werewolf
This is some black metal, grooving old school stuff with some sort of lo-fi-ish sound.

Nortt
Endeligt
Avantgarde Music
Laid back doom… background slooowwwww something.

Handsome Prick
Anonymityville
Horror Pain Gore Death
Freight train of grooving brutal death metal. Good stuff. There’s like almost a little punky thrash thing going on in there too. A little Johnny Cash -like.

New Stuff This Week… 12/4/17

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Dec 042017
 

Annihilator
For The Demented
Nerverland Music Inc.
So this has been out a bit, I reached out to the label for a copy for airplay and here it is! Classic thrashy annihilator, so many catchy riffs, heavy thrashy music too. Great stuff!

Diablo Swing Orchestra
Pacifisticuffs
Candlelight
Folky, bouncy, jazzy, kinda metal and fun. A heavy edge with violins, horns, different singers. Their last album was fun and cool… while probalby not a normal staple on the Mosh Pit, I think it’s worth checking out!

PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Public Enemies
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Classic hard rock… damn, plucked right out of the 90’s but with still relevant heavy hard rock sound! Good stuff.

OPERATION: MINDCRIME
The New Reality
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
The band and singer that everyone was hating on for so long… and well, after seeing Geoff Tate solo earlier this year, I was glad… to see that he can still sing and was a pretty cool cat on stage… then again, he was playing to a half full Back Bar while his old band was shoehorned in and overflowed in a bratfest stage earlier in the year… well, anyway, this album is actually pretty decent, he’s got an all-star lineup and it was revealed that he recorded all three of this trilogy’s albums at once to be spaced apart in release. It’s got a good grooving hard rock thing going on and of course the unmistakable Geoff Tate’s voice. So… not too bad.

DSKNT
PhSPHR Entropy
Clavis Secretorvm
Atmosheric black metal.

NEOCAESAR
11:11
Xtreem Music
Brutual grooving death metal, good stuff.

Death Trip
Madhouse
Ektro
Experimental, doomy post metal.

AZZIARD
Metempsychose
MALPERMESITA
Blackened death metal, more on the side of heavy “brutal” black metal. Good meaty and heavy grooves while having that cold, dark black metal thing going on.

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY
Apocalyptic Compendium – 10 Years in Chaos, Noise and Warfare (CD, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
A little thrash, some stoner, some crusty hardcore bordering punk type stuff

Lapin Helvetti
Lapin Helvetti
Svart Records
Kind of extreme thrashy, a bit hardcore and a little doom too

THE CLEARING PATH
Watershed Between Firmament And The Realm Of Hyperborea
I, Voidhanger
This is an experimental post black metal type of thing

Iron Savior
Reforged – Riding On Fire
AFM Records
Ahh, the old, “we don’t have the rights to the old stuff that you can’t get anymore, we want to re-record these for the fans” release! It’s not a bad thing! But you got a good solid hard power metal band re-recording their old stuff. Good job.

Circus Of Power
Fast and Easy
Noize In The Attic Records
A single of grooving bluesy hard rock.

Band: Switchblade Jesus / Fuzz Evil
Album: Chapter 7 The Second Coming of Heavy
Label: Ripple Music
We got a couple of stoner metal bands, each with some decent grooves.

Jussi Lehtisalo
Spectrum
Ektro / Ruton Music
Video game bleep bloop sounds with industrial techno noise. wtf

WILDESTARR
Beyond The Rain
Scarlet Records
A sort of classic metal, big screamy female voice, a bit like old Geoff Tate in the big high parts, and just a good solid clean vox in others. Music is good classic metal with an edge.

MASTER and DEHUMAN
Decay into Inferior Conditions
XENOKORP
Grindy death metal for both bands, and both recorded live. Master was live… somewhere. Dehuman live in the studio.

Hoofmark
Stoic Winds
Self Released
Classic black metal… with some grooves and a little doom, but overall, creepy and cold vox/sound.

Band: Disaffected
Album: The Trinity Threshold
Label: Chaosphere Recordings
Progressive Death Metal, female vox, and other male screams/growls. Good groove, melodic in parts, and brutal death metal opening up to proggy stuff too.

Guillotine
Guillotine
Self
Grooving blackened thrash. Cool dark stuff!

Grimtone
Memento Mori
Extreme Metal Music
Classic Black metal, evil, brutal and dark.

Band: Bridge Of Diod
Album: Of Sinners And Madmen
Label: Sliptrick records
Melodic and thrashy power metal, maybe a little proggy, but definitely a thrashing groove with nice high screamy clean vox.

Band: Abhordium
Album: Omega Prayer
Label: Not on label
Blackened death metal along the lines of a Behemoth, heavy, brutal, dark yet still kind of clean and thrashy.

Over the Voids…
Over the Voids
Nordvis Produktion
Classic Black metal, but with a doomy groove.

Band: AKEPHALOS
Album: Headless Demon Angel
Label: Immortal Souls Productions
Brutal death metal, good classic stuff, with some grooves and good guitar solo work too.

Corrosive
Lucifer Gave The Faith
Black Sunset
Good meaty brutal death metal. A freight train and machine gun fire of drums and riffs.

Band: Stercore
Album: Eternal Sunlight
Label: Slovak Metal Army
Good grooving death metal brutalcore type stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 11/27/17

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Nov 262017
 

Morbid Angel
Kingdoms Disdained
Silver Lining Muisc
First single from the new album, a bit of a down tempo sludgy death metal thing, but still with that signature Morbid Angel guitar tone, it does get going fast in parts, but overall there’s a dark gloom.

Kapala (India)
Infest Cesspool
Dunkelheit Produktionen
It’s so loud and distorted, I’m not sure what it is… I think it’s like raw deathy thrash.

Anatomia
Carnal Obsession DLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Kind of a grindy blackened death metal.

BLACK ALTAR / BEASTCRAFT
BLACK ALTAR – “Winds ov Decay” | BEASTCRAFT – “Occult Ceremonial Rites”
Odium
Black Altar is some fast and brutal black metal, Beastcraft is more old school “cold” black metal.

Engulf
Subsumed Atrocities EP
Everlasting Spew Records
Two tracks of good old meaty brutal death metal.

HETMAN
Sewn From The Ashes Book
Svarga
Kind of a melodic death, more on the death metal with somewhat of a doom feeling too.

Evergrey
Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy Reissue
AFM Records
Reissue and remaster of their 2nd album. Good stuff

Evergrey
The Dark Discovery
AFM Records
Reissue and remaster of their 1st album. Good stuff. Looking back as they were under my radar back then, this was some pretty cool stuff for 1998!

Scars Of Solitude
Deformation
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic death metal, maybe a bit more on the melodic metal side of things, sort of poking into the heavier death feeling stuff.

IGNIS HAERETICUM
Autocognition Of Light
Goathorned Productions
Dark death metal, a big of a blackened doom thing going on.

Jess and the Ancient Ones
The Horse and Other Weird Tales
Svart Records
Female fronted classic freedom rock type stuff.

THE NEGATIVE BIAS
Lamentation of the Chaos Omega
ATMF
I’d have to say this is blackened melodic death. You got some black metal evilness, but brutal death metal all while having some good melody going on.

Valdur
Divine Cessation
Bloody Mountain Records
More death metal, this has some black metal feeling too… as a matter of fact, I guess I’d probably say this is more black metal than death metal. Is anyone reading anymore?

Hard Action
Hot Wired Beat
Svart Records
Kind of a classic hard rock, almost alt rock.

Ieschure
The Shadow CD/LP
Iron Bonehead
Dark black metal, melodic, atmospheric and creepy female vox. And upon further investigation, this is a one woman black metal band.

Domgård
Ödelagt
Carnal Records
Classic black metal, on the lo-fi side of production, but not awful. Just cold and classic!

MAUSOLEUM
Cadaveric Displays From The Funeral
Horror Pain Gore Death
A brutal/gore death metal, production is a bit raw…

PILE OF PRIESTS
Tenebrous Labyrinth EP
Self-Release
This comes off as a more technical thrash-ish death metal. If there’s any indication of their style, they have a Kreator, Coroner and Sadus cover on this EP.

NIGHTFEAR
Cryptasm
Black Market Metal Label
We’re talking an extreme thrashy thing here, a bit of a Slayer feel here, but maybe touching into some Death Metal.

ESTERTOR
Buried In Morningside
World War Now Records
Actually kind of similar to the Nightfear above… it’s got a thrashy thing going on, but kind of getting a little heavier that that

Band: FOLKODIA
Album: Battle of the Milvian Bridge
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Epic folk/ viking metal. Grab your horns and start headbanging!

Henry Metal
Henry Metal V
Henry Metal Records
Think like a Steel Panther sense of humor with just plain hard rock/classic rock type music.

Artist: Katarina Gubanova
Album: Replays by Miss Key #1
Label: Not on label
Metal songs played solo piano. Starting off with Guardians of Asgaard by Amon Amarth… you also have some Satyricon, Arch Enemy, Slipknot

Lucifer’s Dungeon
Title: Music of Lost Spirits
Label: Independent
Kind of classic black metal, a bit ambient in parts, but overall, a more downtempo cold classic black metal.

Murkocet
Hustlin’ Hate [Single]
Self-Release
Grooving melodic death metal, great stuff.

Visions Of The Night
Supreme Act of War
Self
Brutal grooving death metal, with some blackend stuff, some melodic maybe viking type stuff, otherwise, just great meat and potatoes brutality.

Brute
Henchmen
Slovak Metal Army
Machine gun attack of brutal death metal… with some cool melodic guitar work too.

Dogma inc.
Blacksun Flowers
Slovak Metal Army
Grooving metal, some melodic stuff, clean-ish vox, a little bit of a death metal feel.

Asphodelos
The Five Rivers Of Erebos
Self Released
This is some melodic death/ viking death sounding stuff, good stuff.

Minipony
Imago
Subsound Records
Dejenty technical metalcore type stuff. pretty good.

New Stuff This Week…11/20/17

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Nov 182017
 

Charcoal Tongue
24 Hours: My Deterioration
Spinefarm
Sounds like some modern commercial solid rock type metal, big wall of sound, maybe a little metalcore, a bit melodic.

VIRVUM
Illuminance
Season of Mist
Technical, and brutal progressive melodic death metal, great stuff.

Kreator
Hail To The Hordes (Single)
Nuclear Blast USA
This track is for the exclusive limited edition vinyl & picture disc for Redord Store Day. This song is from their latest album, but any excuse to play some Kreator!

G.B.H.
Momentum
Epitaph Records
Raw old school crusty rock, a little punk feel.

IN-DEFILADE
ELUDE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT
We debuted a single from this a couple months ago, fast and frenetic brutal tech death metal. On drums is local skinsman/studio guy Erik Schultek and this is a project mostly from Jon Vesano formerly of Nile, so you have a little bit of a Nile feeling going on. Great stuff.

CURSE THE FALL
SYMBIOSIS
LABEL: FINAL LEGION RECORDS
Melodic hard rocking standard metal, kind of accessible, one track is a bit melodic death/metalcore, another is a power ballad type thing…

Band: Putrescence
Album: Voiding Upon the Pulverized
Label: Eclectic productions
Grindy cookie monster death metal.

Band: Rabid Dogs
Album: Italian Mysteries
Label: Eclectic productions
Grooving crusty stoner metal, but a bit of a heavier kind of extreme thrash thing going on too. So harsh vox, grooving riffs, but a faster tempo with some big grooves. Cool stuff.

Horror God – Techne
Split
Lavadome Productions
Horror God is a kind of death metal with a little doomy downtempo thing while still being heavy thing… Techne is a more creepy blackened doomy death metal.

Starsoup
Castles of Sand
Metalism Records
Gothy and folky melodic metal, maybe a little bit prog, as there’s a lot going on, more rock-like. So, proggy goth/doom with a little folk metal.

HYPERION
Dangerous Days
Fighter
Classic metal going on here, a bit like Iron Maiden, great guitar attack, big powerful clean vox

Coraxo
Sol
Snow Wave Records
Mostly black metal, a melodic death thing and doom thing also going on.

Anguis Dei
Ad Portas Serpentium
Svart Records
Symphonic and epic blackened death metal, Cool to hear fast and brutal blackened death with some chruch organ and an epic keyboard/strings sound too.

Apologoethia
Pillars
Invictus Productions
Fast and heavy black metal

AETHERIAN
The Untamed Wilderness
Lifeforce
Kind of a melodic death metal, like Amon Amarth, has that epic viking catchiness and feeling. Great stuff

Cardiant
Mirrors
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic metal, a bit like heavier power metal, almost like Dragonforce, but overall, it settles in and is some regular power/prog metal. male and female vox.

Souldrinker
War Is Coming
El Puerto Records GbR
A good meaty thrashing groove, and settling into some classic metal/hard rock some nice clean powerful vox.

MEYHNACH
Non Omnis Moriar
Osmose Productions
A bit doomy and atmospheric on the black metal side.

Elvenking
Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire
AFM Records
Folky melodic proggy power metal, catchy and cool, while the folk metal keeps it sounding not too serious. Great strings

Genus Ordinis Dei
Great Olden Dynasty
Eclipse Records
alright, we got something here, picture Randy Blythe barking out words over heavy symphonic death metal. it all works, catchy almost thrashy power metal music, but the extreme vox and heavy orchestral stuff all are pretty cool.

The Modern Age Slavery
Stygian
Innerstrength Records
This is some blackened death metal, a bit of a deathcore type thing too. Grooves, heavy, brutal, all with a little black metal coldness.

Nordheim
RapThor
Self-Release
Melodic blackened death metal. Good stuff, full on heavy stuff, with some harsh vox going with some clean harmonies, a nice evil dark feeling too.

Vardan
Nostalgia – Archive Of Failures – Part I
Nostalgia – Archive Of Failures – Part II
Nostalgia – Archive Of Failures – Part III
Moribund Records
24 November 2017
All pretty lo-fi and long drony black metal songs through 3 releases.

Coscradh
Of Death and Delirium
Invictus Productions
Old school black metal… kind of lo-fi.

Ayat
Carry on, Carrion
Blackened thrashy metal band from Lebanon. A bit melodic and fun too. They seem to mess around a bit which makes it a bit more fun.

Thantifaxath
Void Masquerading as Matter
Dark Descent Records
Doomy post black metal, 4 long tracks.

Slow Nerve
Selftitled
Karma Conspiracy Records
Rock, maybe alternative jazzy art rock type stuff. Prog? I dunno. Not metal.

Band: Millennium
Album: Awakening
Label: Not on label
Some classic sounding NWOBHM from the UK. Good catchy melodic grooves

Band: LORELEI
Album: Shadows Of October
Label: Solitude productions
Gothy doomy death mtal.

Beyond Forgiveness
The Great Wall
Self Released
Female fronted symphonic / meloidic death. A bit like Epica, with clean operattic female fox and death metal growl male vox.

Band: Antipope
Album: Denial/Survival
Label: Antipope/TCM Entertainment
I’d have to say this is a progressive melodic death metal thing, clean vox, and harsh vox, melodic music pushing into some death/black-ish metal too.

Funeral Chant
Funeral Chant
Duplicate Records
Kind of a classic doomy death metal, maybe a bit grindy

OUTLINE
Demo 1: Fire Whiplash (TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Raw, lo-fi punky thrash.

Throaat
Reflections in Darkness
Dying Victims
Dark doomy death metal, but with a good punchy blackened death metal groove

Barshasketh / Outre
Sein Zeit
Blut&Eisen Prod. / Third Eye Temple
Barshasketh is one track of good classic brutal black metal. Outre is more of a blackened death metal.

Band: Morvigor
Album: Tyrant
Label: Not on label
Black metal with a bit of a death metal thing happening too. Good kind of groove going on too.

Band: Unto The Wolves
Album: Year One
Label: Not on label
Hard rock

Enzo And The Glory Ensemble
In The Name Of The Son
Rockshots Records
Christian-Gospel Metal opera! (pretty much prog metal though) It’s a project of ENzo Donnafumma and has all sorts of guests… featuring Marty Friedman, Ralf Scheepers, Kobi Farhi, Mark Zonder, Gary Wehrkamp

New Stuff This Week… 11/13/17

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Nov 112017
 

AUÐN
Farvegir Fyrndar
Season of Mist
Cold and dark black metal, doomy and melodic fast and depressing too, but still pretty decent stuf

CLOAK
To Venomous Depths
Season of Mist
Sort of melodic death, a bit of black metal, some classic metal, definitely in the “extreme” realm due to growly vox.

IMPUREZA
La Caída De Tonatiuh
Season of Mist
Fast furious extreme death metal, technical, catchy and even a tiny melodic in parts, great brutal stuff.

JEFF SCOTT SOTO
Retribution
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Well, this guy has been around for a while singing for many different bands, I’m not exactly sure what the difference is between this and his band “SOTO” It looks like just different band members I guess, either way, this is a good solid melodic hard rock album. And the more I’ve heard JSS singing lately, the more I’m liking it. Good catchy hard rock going on here

PRIMAL FEAR
Best of Fear
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Four new tracks and a best of compilation, you can never go wrong with Primal Fear for classic power metal! The new tracks are solid. Nothing groundbreaking, but good stuff.

BABYLON A.D.
Revelation Highway
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
As with most stuff on this label, it’s either a new release from a classic hard rock band (like this one) or something like a classic hard rock sounding type thing. Well, this is both, right? Remember this band? Kind of hit the scene the same time as grunge and just didn’t make it real far… (I remember them from a big push in college radio). well, they have a new album, and it’s good solid classic hard rock.

SWEET & LYNCH
Unified
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Michael Sweet from Stryper and George Lynch from Dokken/Lynch Mob/Abunchofstuff. Two living legends in their area together! You have some good solid classic hard rock/metal type stuff. Nothing really too heavy, great sounding hard rock with a big voice and great guitars.

WHITE WIZZARD
STORM THE SHORES (single)
M-THEORY AUDIO
Grooving classic metal with a Maiden feeling.

Electric Wizard
Wizard Bloody Wizard
Spinefarm/Witchfinder
Look up stoner metal in the dictionary, Electric Wizard will be one of the examples. Meaty grooves, clean vox… and they’re just doing what they do!

Entheos
Dark Future
Spinefarm
Proggy technical metalcore type stuff. A little djent, female fronted (various styles – mostly growls) Former members of Animosity/Faceless/Animals as Leaders. Great tech death type stuff!

Iron Maiden
The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter
BMG
We have a 5 song sampler of some Maiden from the last tour… it’s mostly newer stuff, and all sounds great as only IM Can do!

Quicksand
Interiors
Epitaph Records
I was in college when these guys first came around… early 1990s, wasn’t a huge fan back then, now a lot has happened since they stopped making records in 1995. Now they’re back. Same kind of thing, melodic and grungy, It’s not too bad, maybe just not for the Mosh Pit

Cavalera Conspiracy
Psychosis
Napalm Records
Well, this is good stuff, kind of well, like old Sepultura-ish (Arise/Chaos AD era). Heavy, catchy, just about like everything Max does, good stuff.

Galactic Cowboys
Long Way Back To The Moon
Mascot Label Group
This band has been one of my favorites and to see they were making a comeback made me happy, and so does this album, it’s like they made this right along Machine Fish. It’s not quite as heavy as some parts on the first couple albums, but it’s got everything that makes this band great, vocal harmonies, catchy and crunchy riffs. Great stuff.

Conan
Man is Myth (Early Demos)
Napalm Records
Well, these are “early demos”, so they’re a bit raw, but it’s some sludgey stoner metal.

Sacrilegious Rite
Summoned From Beyond
Dunkelheit Produktionen
Death metal with a little black metal feel, a bit atmospheric, but with some good grooves

???? (Sleepwalker)
5772
AnnapurnA / Sentient Ruin
Post-metal or black metal kind of noise. Does not sound coherent.

NO AMNESTY
Psychopathy
Xtreem Music
Thrashy melodic death, great grooves, catchy riffs.

Catapult The Dead
A Universal Emptiness
Doom Stew
4 songs of big long doomy stuff

Wrathprayer / Force of Darkness
Wrath of Darkness – split LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Both of these are similar fast and furious blackened death metal.

Lihhamon
Doctrine LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Grindy death metal

Iron Griffin
Iron Griffin
Gates of Hell Records
Old school throwback doomy metal. Maybe a little like a simpler Ghost/sabbath type thing. Good grooves and retro sounding.

Susurrus Station
Miss Anthropocene
ÅIÖ Soundings
alrighty then… 68 minutes of all sort of stuff, folk, electronic, prog, file under WTF.

GAME OVER
Claiming Supremacy
Scarlet Records
Do you like classic metal/classic thrash? You’ll like this. Catchy, and just good old metal!

PRIEST
New Flesh
Lövely Records
This is the band from one of the ex members of Ghost, more of an electronic techno retro thing… passing it over to the show before the Mosh Pit.

SAR ISATUM
Shurpu
Self Released (Decible Mag – Asher Promo)
Fast and furious black metal. No fucking around, good melodic stuff, brutal, cold, evilness abound!

Death Toll 80K
Step Down
Svart Records
Grindy and fast death metal. quick short tracks.

Lady Beast
Vicious Breed
Cruz Del Sur Music
A good solid grooving classic metal. Not too heavy, not too light, and as the band name suggests, it’s female fronted, but a good melodic clean vox, with some cool range and tones. good stuff.

Tyfon’s Doom
Emperor’s Path
Gates of Hell Records
Melodic classic metal, a little bit of a prog feel, maybe a little noise, pinch of doom, or a kind diamond feel.

DESPITE EXILE
Relics
Lifeforce
Some modern death metal / melodic death. Barked out vox, melodic death type guitar work, cool tech death stuff going on too.

Over the Voids…
Over the Voids
Nordvis Produktion
Old school sounding black metal, cold drony guitars, long songs, a bit doomy and depressing

WASTED THEORY
Defenders of the Riff “2017 Edition”
Argonauta Records
Release Date: November 17th, 2017
File Under: Heavy Rock /Stoner / Southern Metal

Infernal Blast
Wolves Elitism Speech
War Arts Productions
Brutal, raw blackened death metal.

Monolith Cult
Gospel Of Despair
Trancending
This is some cool melodic doom

BLACK DEATH (Cleveland)
Black Death
Hells Headbangers
Kind of raw classic old doom type stuff, kind a sabbath meets kind diamond type thing

Band: GOAT OF MENDES
Album: Hagzussa – Riding The Fence
Label: Witches Brew
A bit classic metal, but some thrash, and maybe a pinch of death metal as the vox get a little growly, but mostly melodic classic metal with a gritty edge.

Band: Radiation
Album: The Gift Of Doom
Label: Witches Brew
This is some cool heavy thrash, maybe just touching on some death metal, good grooves.

Band: Serenade
Album: Onirica
Label: Revalve records
Female fronted metal. Mostly power metal, but kind of a grungy crunchy groove, and probably comparable to like a Lacuna Coil.

Svarthart
Emptiness Filling the Void
Self Released
Depressing blackened doom, a bit lo-fi, but more like mastered on a cassette sound than bandwidth limited lo-fi.

FLAMES OF GENESIS
INTERSTELLAR TRANSMIGRATION PART I: A BRIDGE TO FURTHER REALMS
LABEL: MINOTAURO RECORDS
Post-metal noise.

RIMFROST
A Clash Under The Northern Wind (single)
Label: Non Serviam Records
Grooving black metal. Nice meaty headbanging groove with harsh vox.

Torso Murder
Torso Murder
Self Released
A sort of tech, dark, grooving djent death metal, with some hardcore and prog type stuff too.

UNBOWED
Through Endless Tides
Self Released (asher)
released this past May, just to our inbox… technical melodic death metal. Barked out vox, grooving riffs, atmospheric blackened metal stuff too.

Band: Desecrated Grounds
Album: Lord of Insects
Label: Not on label
CLassic death metal, big grooves, a bit of a thrashy heaviness too.

Masqued
The Light In The Dark
Sleaszy Rider Records (Greece).
Male and Female fronted power/prog metal, decent stuff.

Mask Of Satan
Silent Servants – Chants of Lovecraftian Horror
Self Released
Good ol classic brutal death metal

Scream Of The Butterfly
Ignition
Burning Wax Productions
Stoner metal, hard rock… Decent stuff.

Band: Luna
Album: Swallow Me Leaden Sky
Label: Solitude productions
Two 20+minute tracks of post metal/funeral doom. meh.

Band: Dreamgrave
Album: “Monuments I. – The Anxious”
Label: Prog Heaven Hungary
Now this is real prog metal, female fronted, crazy all over the place type stuff, virtuoustic playing, changing stuff all over the place, heavy, then jazzy, ambient, symphonic… cool stuff.

Zolle
Infesta
Subsound Records
This is seemingly some kind of grooving instrumental stoner metal, a bit heavier than say a Clutch, but solid grooves, catchy tunes that are quick and to the point and no vox!

Kabexnuv
Dzyan
Self
Old school lo-fi black metal.

Ghastly Sound
The Bottom
Magnetic Eye
This is hard to put a finger on, a bit metalcore, a bit of a proggy metal thing, kind of stoner metal, a little sludgey. Clean and harsh vox. Neat stuff.

Space Vacation
Lost In The Black Divide
Pure Steel Records
I had to make sure this wasn’t something on Frontiers records… haha classic hard rock, big clean vox, catchy guitar riffage, not metal, not plain rock, just something cool inbetween.