New Stuff This Week… 2/18/19

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Feb 172019
 

Exumer
Hostile Defiance – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Here we got some good old classic thrashy metal… catchy, fast riffage… cool stuff.

Rosy Vista
Unbelievable
SPV
All female German metal band… this has a decent edge while being a classic metal type thing, great vox,

Dream Theater
Distance Over Time
Inside Out Music
So far a handful of singles have been released and as my “favorite band” they seem to be well, “dream theater” nothing new or ground breaking, nothing really bad or “astonishing” as it were. Good solid classic prog metal dream theater… melodic decent stuff.

Queensryche
The Verdect
Century Media Records
Like the Dream theater, just a couple singles so far… It amazes me how Todd can sound just like old Geoff. Musically this is a bit more of the classic proggy metal Ryche we all fell in love with. And yeah, so they only have two original members playing on this, it’s more “Queensryche” than the last bunch of albums have been!

Candlemass
The Door To Doom (EP)
Napalm Records
Pioneers of Doom are still churning out the instant classics… this is just a single “Astorolus The Great Octopus”

Last In Line
II
Frontiers Music SRL.
The former dio band is back and with a new bass player… good solid classic metal. the one single “landslide” that I have is a little on the power ballad side of things, so i’m looking forward to more.

Rezet
Deal With It!
Metalville Records
Classic metal with a bit of a crunchy thrashy thing going on… some cool grooves, decent stuff.

While She Sleeps
So What!
Spinefarm Records
I think I know where In Flames got their new sound from… well, actually this kind of band influenced In Flames and vise versa… it has a bit of that modern metal core, but also that catchy cool melodic death thing going on.

Rhapsody Of Fire
The Eighth Mountain
AFM Records
22 February 2019
One of the first bands to have the full on epic proggy power metal thing… and now with a new singer and drummer, this sounds pretty heavy and solid, not quite as hollywood epic, but still heavy solid epic power metal… great stuff.

Murmur
The Boundless Black
N/A (Self Release)
15 February 2019
Chilled out sort of doom/”Dark folk” mostly acoustic type stuff….

Telümehtår
The Well
Release date: 16-02-2019
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hidden Marly Production
Kind of a standard black metal

Necrogosto
Necrogosto TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
18 February 2019
Lo-fi old school black metal.

Dr. Awkward & The Screws
Gettin’ out of Style
Self-Released
18 February 2019
A laid back stoner metal. Cool catchy blues grooves

ONIROPHAGUS
Endarkenment
Xtreem Music
19 February 2019
four 10+ minute tracks of slow, doomy blackened metal

SYRENCE
Freedom In Fire
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 8-02-2019
classic metal/hard rock with a bit of that AOR feeling

FERAL LIGHT
FEAR RIDES A SHADOW (VINYL EDITION)
LABEL: PULVERISED RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Right off the bad, it has a little bit of a heavier, more black metal Opeth vibe with a sort of melodic tone, but staying a bit more harsh

KING APATHY (former Thränenkind)
Wounds
Lifeforce
Feb 22
Doomy melodic blackened metal, as I review a lot of stuff at a time, I tend to skip through stuff pretty quick… this had a good tone, melodic darkness, but still interesting that I wasn’t in a hurry to get to the next review…

DEATH TRIBE
BEYOND PAIN AND PLEASURE: A DESERT EXPERIMENT
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 22nd FEBRUARY 2019
Here we got some good heavy brutal death metal, harsh vox, a tiny blackened feel, but full grooving death metal. great stuff.

Aenimus
Dreamcatcher
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 22 Feb. 2019

Oculum Dei
Dreams of Desire and Torment – Out Feb 22, 2019
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A sort of grooving blackened death/melodic death. harsh vox, a little bit of a doom thing too.

Down To The Bunker
Misery
Tenacity Music
22 February 2019
here we have some catchy grooving modern-ish metal. Sounds like something that you might hear on a more solid rock normal rotation, but with a bit more edge… cool stuff.

Demon Head
Hellfire Ocean Void
Svart Records
22 February 2019
this is a classic alternative gothy doom-ish thing. Almost like a poppier Danzig type thing.

Cold Colours
Northernmost
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A lighter blackened death/doom thing… good grooves, dark and brooding.

Cil City
Jump off the Cliff
Label: GIFD Records / Preiser Records
Hard rock with female vox, cool driving metal-ish edge to it… catchy too.

Booze Control
Forgotten Lands
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
Here we got a mostly classic metal with a little bit of a NWOBHM vibe…maybe leaning a bit into something a bit heavier/proggy too with a tiny doom feel.

Gatekeeper
Grey Maiden
Cruz Del Sur Music
22 February 2019
This one falls into the classic metal realm, melodic, a bit of a doomy vibe too.

Mortanius
Till Death Do Us Part – Out Feb 22, 2019
Rockshots Records
22 February 2019
Kind of a classic metal meets some prog metal clean vox, good melodies and hooks.

Traveler
Traveler
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
This has a bit of a power metal/classic metal thing going on… with a little bit of a heavier edge.

POUNDER
Uncivilized (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
22 February 2019
A classic metal with a thrashy NWOBHM vibe

ABYSSIC
High The Memory
Osmose Productions
22 February 2019
Long songs… doomy death metal. Piano, some epic stuff… normally stuff like this might be a bit too Post-metal, this one is still interesting… decent stuff.

Wretched Fate
Fleshletting
Redefining Darkness Records
22 February 2019
Grooving classic death metal… great stuff.

HORNDAL
Remains
Prosthetic Records
22 February 2019
A little bit of a stoner metal meets melodic death!? right? sounds good.

PRION
ABERRANT CALAMITY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Brutal classic grooving death metal, cookie monster vox, evil dark licks, drumming like a freakin’ freight train!

ExitWounds
Visions
SharpTone Records
22 February 2019
this one falls into the modern metalcore category… you know that decent melodic heavier metalcore stuff, harsh vox, then getting to a happier sound with a clean vox nearly emo-ish chorus.

OPPROBRIUM
The Fallen Entities
High Roller Records
22 February 2019
This was the band that was originally the “original” band called Incubus… yeah that one from the 80’s/90’s, not the “popular” Incubus… well, later on they changed their name and this is their new album… just full on classic good heavy catchy death metal. Good stuff.

Wolf Counsel
Destination Void
Label: Endless Winter
Release date: 22-02-2019
Doomy metal, clean vox, with maybe a little bit of a Lemmy feel.

Band: Soulburner
Album: Blessed by Fire
Label: Australis Records
Release date: January 2nd, 2019
They say it’s Melodic Death… a little melodic… but mostly just good ol brutal grooving death metal (from Chile) great stuff.

Band: Rebirth in Flames
Album: Lucifer’s Cosmogony
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Kind of a deathy black metal. A good mix of regular death metal and a bit of that cold evil black metal over the top of it.

Need2Destroy
Show
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 25-01-2019
Spanish language with a bit of a latin metal funky vibe, a little techy prog metal experimental Mr Bungle/SOAD type thing happening too.

Swarm of Hatred
Shrine of Negativity
Released by Australis records
Release date – December 1st, 2018
A blackened death metal, great band name, brutal, yet a bit melodic (that black metal type of melodic) with some harsh vox. Production is a bit raw, but still decent.

Band: PUTRID COFFIN
Album: Under the Cemetery
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Classic death metal, cookie monster vox, a tiny thrashy thing going on too.

Band: PERPETUAL AMONG US
Album: Thy Will Be Done
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Seems like all of these Australis Records bands here are from Chile… all decent stuff too.. This one more of a black metal, more brutal with a bit of a melodic death thing going on too.

Band: Endimion
Album: Latmus
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Doom and death metal in this release are like chocolate and peanut butter…they just go well together, a bit of a down tempo doom chanty vox going along with some harsh growly vox and faster stuff too. A little too doom/slow for me in parts, but then a catchy riff comes in and brings up the tempo and heaviness…

ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND
A DYING BREED AND THE LIVING PROOF
Self Released (Apollo Promotion)
This is some grooving old school death metal, some doomy grooves musically, but with harsh vox (cookie monster and screams)

AD PATRES
A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments
XENOKORP
8 February 2019
QUality grooving classic death metal with some technical death stuff going on too.

Trigon
The Goddess (single) (2019)
Self-Release
One band that comes to mind to compare this too on just about all facets… musically and vocally… Volbeat.

Band: Carved
Album: Thanatos
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 15th, 2019
Here we got some symphonic prog/power metal…even into the melodic death realm.. lots of cool stuff going on, clean vox, harsh vox, catchy tech stuff too.

M.I.GOD.
Specters On Parade
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 15-02-2019
Funny, this genre is listed as “Sophisticated Metal” and yeah, I guess it could be that… or, prog metal/melodic prog metal… hitting both sides of that pretty good and overall, a pretty good prog metal album!

Vulcanodon Phazer
Cretaceous Skull
Label: Bud Metal Records
Release date: 22-02-2019
Kind of a stoner and a little doom, a bit post metal with some kind of raw production

New Stuff This Week… 2/11/19

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Feb 092019
 

WINDSWEPT
The Onlooker
Season of Mist Underground Activists
8 February 2019
A sort of old school black metal, cold, harsh, depressing, fast playing but yet that depressing dark feel.

Suzi Quatro
”No Soul/No Control”
SPV
just some standard female fronted rock/hard rock… can’t say it’s in the metal realm… maybe a bit of a blues hard rock vibe.

Periphery
”Blood Eagle”
3DOT Recordings
Just a single, but this is some cool crazy tech death metalcore type stuff… I can’t say it’s too much different of what I know this band for… and that’s good!

John Diva and The Rockets of Love
Mama Said Rock is Dead
SPV
This has that early 90’s hard rock/aor thing going on… pretty good if you were around for that kind of stuff (like me)… nowadays, not sure if the kids will be going for this stuff… hehe

Avantasia
Moonglow
Nuclear Blast USA
This first single, “The Raven Child” track 4 features Hansi Kursch and Jorn Lande… can it get better for power metal vocalists? This 11 minute epic has these two guests and Tobias Sammet on lead vox (he’s the leader of this supergroup project thing) Great symphonic power metal stuff.

Visions Of Atlantis
The Deep And The Dark (Live)
Napalm Records
Another epic power metal band… this one is a live album of their latest tour… Good solid euro female/metal vox power metal… and a great live production.

Delain
Hunters Moon (Live)
Napalm Records
More epic symphonic power metal! This is an EP with just this single so far (“Masters of Destiny”) full epic symphonic sound, great female vox… EP seems to be a mix of new and live tracks.

The Infection
Time To Heal
Independent
This one sounds like some classic metal with a little bit of a power metal vocal style… musically it’s a good solid general just “metal” sound

Overkill
Wings Of War
Nuclear Blast USA
Just a single so far, but damn, these guys can just really do no wrong, fast catchy grooving thrash with Blitz’ unmistakeable vocals. Bring on the Overkill!

Walls Of Blood
Imperium
Metalville Records
Good crunchy metal from Glen Drover’s new project featuring different vocaists… Ripper Owens, Todd LaTorre (really shines here!), Chuck Billy and more… classic metal with more of a heavier groove. Great stuff!

Critical Defiance
Misconception
Unspeakable Axe Records
Feb 9
Thrashy melodic metal from Chile! Catchy riffs, cool edge, lots of stuff going on too, they got a bit of a technicality that makes them stand out a bit.

Hellnite
Midnight Terrors – Out February 12, 2019
Sliptrick Records
12 February 2019
A classic metal, thrashy thing with some proggy technical stuff too, cool stuff!!

Witchgöat
Egregors of the Black Faith
Morbid Skull Records / Hell Productions
13 February 2019
Some classic super speed thrash with a bit of a black metal feel… cool stuff!

Diabolical
Eclipse
Indie Recordings
15 February 2019
Starts off with some good brutal blackned death like a Behemoth and branches into some pretty cool melodic death stuff too. great stuff.

CHAINBREAKER
Lethal Desire (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
15 February 2019
Raw heavy thrashy hardcore grooves.

In The Fire
Volatile Beings
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 15th)
Mix a little classic metal with some extreme thrash and maybe a pinch of melodic death/black metal.. you have a great full mix of great metal.

Crystal Lake
Helix
SharpTone Records
15 February 2019
Here’s a technical metal death core type thing. Good n heavy, brutal with a bit of an almost proggy tech death thing going on… from Tokyo Japan!

Backstabber
Conspiracy Theorist – Out Feb 15, 2019
Self-Release
15 February 2019
Brutal death metal, great full grooves and head banging catchiness too.

Cénotaphe
Empyrée 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
A heavy black metal, mostly a classic black metal sound, a bit of a melodic groove, but the vox stay pretty shrieky creepy… cooooold guitars… decent stuff.

Departure Chandelier
Antichrist Rise to Power LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
Classic black metal, melodic, distorted cold, more of a laid back keyboard thing… not just full on blast beat quickness… A little raw on the production side.

Nomenclature Diablerie
888 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
2 song EP, mostly blackened death, mostly doomy pace, and a couple of fast and speedy spots track 2

Ross (Pocc)
Sing, Guslar!
Ordo MCM
15 February 2019
old 1990’s demo stuff of very raw, basic punky doomy russian rock.

Fallen Legion
Downfall (EP) – Release Date: May 18, 2018
Self-Release
18 May 2018
A thrashy kind of groove metal, a little bit of a Lamb of God, some more laid back grooves, and techy metalcore stuff too.

CardiaC
Mañana No Será Otro Día Igual
Tenacity Music
7 December 2018
Thrashy spanish language groove metal. Harsh growly vox, but big meaty grooves.

Colossus Fall
Earthbeat
Tenacity Music
25 January 2019
Catchy heavy thrashy grooving death metal.

Band: 6th COUNTED MURDER
Album: Individual
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 8th, 2019
A little bit death, some thrash, melodic death, lots of cool stuff going on.

Split/Cross
Rise of Discontent
Self-released
31 January 2019
Noisy black metal/post metal type stuff.

Almøst Human
XS2XTC
Label: Fastball Music / Normosis Records
Release date: 01-02-2019
Kind of a hard rock modern metalcore type thing.

Band: Of Spire & Throne
Album: Penance
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: December 8th, 2018
Sludgey deathy doom metal

Destroyers Of All
The Vile Manifesto
Label: Mosher Records
Release date: 02-02-2019
Proggy death/thrash metal, fast, catchy, technical and brutal too!… great stuff

Crypteria
Self-Titled – Released October 12, 2018
Self-Release
12 October 2018
Brutal grooving death metal. Quick short tracks with punishing riffs and drumming… really makes you want to bust some shit up in the pit.

Band: VEIL OF CONSPIRACY
Album: Me, Us and Them
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 8th, 2019
This is got some proggy stuff, black metal, a bit of a dark doomy feel.

Living The Fire
The New One
Label: Self-released
This German band has a little bit of a groovy thrash/classic metal with some cool classic screamy over the top vox.

CRIPPLE BASTARDS
La Fine Cresce Da Dentro
Relapse Records
Brutal death metal with a little bit of a grind and yeah, even slowing down for a little melody too… but not too much, songs are short and fast!

Ysbryd (Germany)
Kraft
Purity Through Fire
11 February 2019
Classic old school cold, harsh, raw, lo-fi-ish black metal.

Artist: Mastord
Album: Trail Of Consequence
Genre: Progressive Metal
Album release date: February 14th 2019
A classic prog metal sound… vox are a little like Jorn, with a little rasp, with some of that typical keyboard/guitar/drum work that you hear in cool prog metal

New Stuff This Week… 2/4/19

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Feb 022019
 

Tragedy : All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond
”Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”
Beautyrock Records
A all metal BeeGees tribute and beyond! This is the first single of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in. I am a sucker for this type of stuff, so I love it!

Allegaeon
Stellar Tidal Disruption – radio single
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
one of my most anticipated releases of the year! Their last album was a masterpiece… I’m sure this one will be too, they have been consistently great with the brutal technical death metal thing… this single fits the bill too!

Downfall Of Gaia
Ethic Of Radical Finitude
Metal Blade Records
5 February 2019
this has that cold black metal feel, while having a doomy melodic kind of post metal-ish thing (but not like so much that I hate it like most post-metal!) pretty good stuff, might have to dig deeper.

Skid Row
30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Rhino Entertainment
This album came out just before I was getting into the heavier music, I knew the hits, but never really gave the album a good full listen. Good excuse to now, and really appreciate how good of a front man Baz can be… firing on all cylinders here and now in remastered goodness.

Spirits Of Fire
Spirits Of Fire
Frontiers SRL.
Solid classic / power metal with a strong Judas Priest vibe. A supergroup of Chris Caffrey, Ripper Owens, Mark Zonder, Steve DiGiorgio, great stuff!

El Dios Malo
Necessary Evils
Double Trouble Productions
Here we have some classic metal with a bit of a groove metal edge. Clean vox, dirty groovin’ guitars with some great catchy grooves

Beast In Black
From Hell With Love
Nuclear Blast USA
This is a power metal band with a wall of sound and maybe more of a commercial metal take on things

Band: Uuntar
Album: Voorvaderverering
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Kind of a dark gloomy black metal, a little folk feel, they say “pagan” and yeah… that too.

Band: Asgrauw
Album: Gronspech
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
This is a solid classic black metal, good production, brutal grindy yet a little bit catchy and cold sound.

Band: Meslamtaea
Album: Niets en niemendal
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Classic black metal, a little doomy, but with some cool melodic breaks, vox are more of a shouty scream and not as shrill as normal black metal.

Band: Blackdeath
Album: Phantasmhassgorie
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Black metal at its base, but it’s got a melodic catchy groove while staying dark and heavy.

LORD DIVINE
Facing Chaos
Fighter Records
5 February 2019
Has a bit of a Symphony X feel to it, cool proggy power metal, big voice, keyboards, great guitar work, heavy edge… vox are a bit like Ripper Owens

The Scars In Pneuma
The Path Of Seven Sorrows
Promethean Fire / Kolony Records
Release date: Friday, February 8th 2019
Doomy black/death metal.

Malamorte
Hell For All – Out Jan 25 (EU), Feb 8 (NA)
Rockshots Records
25 January 2019
Classic metal with a bit of heavier feel, poking into thrash.

Seer (Vancouver)
Vol. 6
Artofact
8 February 2019
Dark doomy doom. A little bit of a groove, vox are sung, then a little black metal stuff going on too.

Blue Hummingbird On The Left
Atl Tlachinolli LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead / Nuclear War Now! / Crepúsculo Negro
8 February 2019
This one has a bit of a doomy melodic black metal thing going on and getting into some full black metal.

Laceration
Remnants
Unspeakable Axe Records
8 February 2019
A fast, catchy heavy modern thrash with that of course throwback thrash too. Great stuff!

Toby Knapp
Blizzard Archer
Moribund Rockers!
8 February 2019
This is an instrumental thrashy/prog metal thing, lots of guitar work, but a good meaty heavy sound too.

S.R.L.
Hic Sunt Leones
Rockshots Records
8 February 2019
Fast heavy death metal… a little bit of a black metal going on… great stuff !

Ribozyme
Argute
Indie Recordings
8 February 2019
Mostly a proggy hard rock thing, a little crunchy stuff going on, otherwise, some of that porcupine tree style prog

Herman Frank
Fight The Fear
AFM Records
8 February 2019
Former Accept axeman is back with his 4th solo album of solid classic metal.

NEGATIVE WALL
Gammagelu
Label: Black Doomba Records
Release date: 08-02-2019
Doomy metal with some longer songs, a little slow. That’s doom, right?

Night Hag
Insemination Rites Of The Succubus
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 8th)
Brutal, sludgy and dark, maybe a little gore too.

Frenzy
Blind Justice
Underground Power Records
4 February 2019
CLassic metal and regular power metal type stuff. good stuff, but nothing too groundbreaking… Good edge, catchy riffs.

Artist: UNDERTAKER OF THE DAMNED
Album: Satanas Potestas Est
Release date: September 2018
Label: Australis Records
Kind of a black/death metal, has that cold black metal feel while having a death metal brutality, and a bit grindy

Band: GRUNTODE
Album: Bosque
Label: Australis Records
Release date: October, 2018
I’ll just use the genre description here… Genre: Dark neofolk/Acoustic Doom and yup, dark, doomy, and not really too “metal” per se, but a bit doomy and dark.

Band(s): Lapsus Dei / Officium Triste
Album: Broken Memories
Label: Australis Records
Release date: August 11th, 2018
Both of these have a bit of a doom thing with maybe a little prog type technicality to it.

Prismeria
Lost Individual Thoughts
Self Released
Released October 31st, 2018
Trashy death core, good catchy stuff with a brutal edge.

Band: Onydia
Album: Reflections
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 1st, 2019
Classic prog metal type stuff. Musically a Symphony X/Dream Theater sound… on the heavier side of those, clean female vox, all working together with some more melodic lighter passages with some good layered female vox.

Band: Presumption
Album: Presumption
Label: Sleeping Church records
Release date: September 24th, 2018
Sludgey doom metal.

New Stuff This Week… 1/28/19

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Jan 272019
 

ALTARAGE
The Approaching Roar
Season of Mist
25 January 2019
Dark, fast heavy sludgey abrasive, raw, brutal death metal. Almost a little too extreme!

INSANITY ALERT
666-Pack
Season of Mist
25 January 2019
Fast catchy quick song thrash

Bring Me The Horizon
amo
Columbia
This is more of an altnerative hard rock commercial rock thing There’s one song with Dani Filth… its a little heavier, but still probably not mosh pit material.

BRAVO DELTA
UNBREAKABLE
BRAVO DELTA MUSIC
Modern hard rock… clean vox, a decent accessible solid rock type thing.

Die Klute
Planet Fear
Cleopatra Records
Kind of a techno- industrial thing going on. Pretty cool, but probably more for the show before the Mosh Pit!

Within Temptation
Resist
Spinefarm Records
always pretty solid on the female fronted gothy symphonic epic metal type thing. why change? Good stuff.

Attacker
Armor Of The Gods (EP)
Metal On Metal Records
Classic metal leaning on the heavier side, so juuuust almost a bit thrashy.

Aftermath
There Is Something Wrong
Zoid Entertainment
Old school Chicago thrash veterans with a new offering. Fast, technical, almost progressive thrash. Catchy good stuff.

Dethonator
Race Against The Sun Part One
Pavement Entertainment
Melodic classic metal, a pinch of thrash, a bit of a power metal vibe too.

Band: NEX
Album: The World Collapses
Country: Poland
Self Released
Release date: January 31th, 2019
Something about bands from Poland… angry!! This is some heavy death metal, maybe a little like some vader/behemoth to just make that poland comparison… great stuff.

Toxik Attack
Assassinos em Série
Helldprod Records
31 January 2019
Foreign language (portuguese? – they’re from Portugal) classic thrash with some unique vox throwing out some high pitch screams

HAZPIQ
CEPHEID
Release date: 28-01-2019
Label: MELANCHOLIA RECORDS
Kind of an ambient proggy, goth-ish thing. female vox, a little heavy in parts, mostly lowkey.

Mörglbl
The Story Of Scott Rötti
Free Electric Sound
Release date: Friday, February 1st 2019
Proggy, jazz/fusion and metal all in one… really cool instrumental stuff.

Thetan
Abysmal
Anti Corporate Music
1 February 2019
kind of a classic black metal with maybe a tiny bit of raw punk feel.

Unendlich
Thanatophobia
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 1st)
Kind of some classic black metal, then it breaks into some clean vox and more melodic stuff, the heavier stuff has some great grooves and just a good meaty heavy, yet cold and evil feel. Great stuff.

SE LUSIFERIN KANNEL
Valtakunta
Signal Rex
1 February 2019
Four 16+ minute tracks of post-black metal noise

Graves (Portugal)
Liturgia da Blasfemia LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
1 February 2019
Classic old school black metal.

ÖRMAGNA
Örmagna
Signal Rex
1 February 2019
BLack metal from Iceland. a bit on the melodic side with that classic cold black metal sound.

Blot & Bod
Ligæder LP
Iron Bonehead
1 February 2019
A little Doomy, some sludgey noise, and black metal.

Zohamah
Spreading My Ashes
Redefining Darkness Records
1 February 2019
A bit meaty doomy blackened death thing here, it fat riffs, with a black metal harshness and death metal groove.

Genuflexión
Apoteosis Fallida
Handful of Hate
22 December 2018
A kind of classic black metal, but a little more melodic and slowed down. A cool melodic groove too.

Robot Lords of Tokyo
Rise Robot Rise
RLOT
Dec 14
Great new album, with a clutch meets COC thing going on, solid stoner metal grooves, catchy and accessible songs without sounding all commercial. Great stuff!!

All Else Fails
The False Sanctuary – Out Dec 13th, 2018
Suicidal Bride Records
13 December 2018
Modern metalcore type stuff, heavier parts, melodic softer parts… decent enough.

Misanthropic Might
Feindt
Release date: 06-11-2018
Label: HFC Records
Harsh yet grooving classic black metal

Band: Dimlight
Album: “Kingdom of Horrors” @ triple concept album
Country: Greece
Release date: October 27th, 2018
The genre specified for this was long, oddly specific and spot on…. I don’t need to add more: “Genre: Symphonic Death Metal interwoven with dark symphonic elements, aggressive guitars and sharp female vocals coupled with guttural, brutal male growls.” Cool stuff though!

Release: Fearrage
Songs From The Sorrow
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 28th 2019
Classic melodic death, a little thrashy, heavy, grooves, harsh and clean vox lots of cool guitar work.

Bad As
Midnight Curse
Rockshots Records
7 December 2018
A commercial sounding hard rock metal thing.

Grant The Sun
Simmar Ur Bild
Mas-Kina Recordings
30 November 2018
Melodic death/doomy prog instrumental metal

Jason Rodriguez
Heartstrings
Self-Release
6 November 2018
Prog metal technical instrumetal metal… cool stuff, a little djent/metalcore, melodic death and just regular prog metal. Cool stuff.

Norilsk
Weepers of The Land
Hypnotic Dirge
12 October 2018
Kind of a doomy blackened death metal… mostly a down temp groove with harsh vox

Graveyard Shifters
Welcome to Sherwood
Self-Release
23 January 2019
Kind of a classic rock/ punk-ish thing. “Punk n Roll” as they call it.

Colossus Fall
Earthbeat
Tenacity Music
25 January 2019
A bit of a metalcore/brutal core, or, perhaps melodic death, catchy, grooves, decent stuff.

Ahl Sina
Troops of Pain
Label: Self-released
Release date: 15-01-2019
They are described as “Oriental Extreme Metal” There’s some melodic doomy sounds, some folky, almost middle eastern type sounds too.

FETAL BLEEDING
THE QUEST OF IMMORTALITY
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2018
A band name like this, what do you expect? Yup, something very brutal, kind of gore/grind too.

Dezaztre Natural
Asfixia
Australis records
December 2018
Thrashy metal from Chile, a classic thrash with a bit of a hardcore crossover.

Artist: DESIRE OF PAIN
Album: Immensity
Label: Australis Records
Release date: July 15th, 2018
Extreme melodic death with lots of prog stuff going on, when it’s not like heavy and melodic death-like, it gets really mellow and porcupine tree-ish.

Nailed To Obscurity
Black Frost
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 11 January 2019
Basically melodic death, there’s a bit of a doomy dark tone going on too.

The Blank Standard
The Blank Standard
Self-Release
2 November 2018
A death metal with some melodic technicality going on. Vox are defintely brutal cookie monster style, but musically, it’s more of a melodic death with some proggy stuff going on too.

Band: Downcast Twilight
Album: Wrath of the Anunnaki
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: December 25th, 2018
Melodic death, harsh vox, a bit of a symphonic keyboard thing to fill it out, vox stay harsh, good heavy catchy groove

Band: Numenor
Album: Chronicles From the Realms Beyond
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: December 25th, 2018
they say it’s epic power metal, , kind of proggy power metal in some tracks, others have a almost blackened melodic death feel too, great stuff

New Stuff This Week… 1/21/19

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Jan 212019
 

King Diamond
Songs for the Dead Live
Metal Blade Records
25 January 2019
This is a live recording of two shows, one in Philly and one at Belgium’s Grasspop from 2015 and 2016 resepectively… so the recordings are a long awaited… and at the age of the King… he’s ageless! Voice is top notch and the music is also, and was ahead of its time… so still relevant and a nice clean recording. Gives a great reason to revist these songs again!

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT
Pull The Plug
Local
Selection of tracks across their discography done all unplugged, primarily for Patreon folks, but then released for all. Great new take on some classics, the new ones and a couple covers they do pretty much spot on (More than Words and Dust in the Wind)

A Pale Horse Named Death
When The World Becomes Undone
Long Branch Records
Next best thing to Type O Negative, a couple of former drummers, and a doomy melodic gothy type sound.

Imonolith
”Hollow”
Self Released
a new group of some former Devin Townsend band and Byron Stroud and others… It had a heavy edge some good wall of sound, but it’s got that accessible clean vox part, catchy… i’d like to hear s’more!

Magnum
Live at Symphony Hall
SPV
Classic metal, melodic metal, power metal type stuff, all live.. great performance and recording too

Raven
Screaming, Murder, Death From Above: Live in Aalborg
SPV
Classic NWOBHM stuff, but all new and live! They just came through here and I missed it, but yeah i heard it was waaaay great… this sort of makes up for it and makes me wish I found a way to go!

Kane Roberts
The New Normal
Frontiers SRL.
Solo album from longtime Alice Cooper axeman. One of the singles here features Alissa from Arch Enemy on vox, good catchy hard rock then getting good and metal when Alissa brings out the growls. Great song, the other has a little bit of a bluesy rock classic rock feel.

Incite
Built To Destroy
Minus Head Records
Famous for being the band of Max Cavalera’s step kid, this band has its own thing, a good catchy grooving extreme-ish metal. Harsh vox, guitars on “Built to Destroy” actually have a little bit of a Jeff Loomis tone to me

Dark Sky Choir
End Of Days
Independent
Classic metal, a tiny thrashy, a bit of a melodic edge too. Cool stuff.

Evergrey
The Atlantic
AFM Records
25 January 2019
over all the years this band has been making heavy power metal, I think they’ve always stayed pretty solid, with a heavier edge, catchy songs and good structure

Horrisonous
A Culinary Cacophony
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Brutal blackened death metal, monster grooves, totally dark but with a good headbanging catchiness. did I mention brutal?

NOCTAMBULIST (us)
Atmospheres Of Desolation
Blood Harvest
21 January 2019
Brutal blackened death metal, super fast and furious, great stuff.

Ravenous Death
Chapters of an Evil Transition
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Reading down the reviews here, this will be the third one with some blackended death metal here too… and it’s also fast and furious, brutal a bit more on the death metal side, shorter tracks and some big grooves.

ANABASIS
OF CONVICTION
ANABASIS MUSIC
Here we got some prog metal meets melodic death, like two of my favorite genres!? yup Clean vox, harsh vox, fast playing, keyboards, distorted guitars, meedly stuff, time changes, this has it all. Great stuff!

INFERNARIUM (fin)
Kadotuksen Harmonia
Helter Skelter
21 January 2019
this is some good grooving blackened death metal. seems like a trend this week. Good stuff though.

Vile Apparition
Depravity Ordained
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Classic brutal grooving death metal. Reminds me a bit of an old Cannibal Corpse

MORTAL SCEPTER
Where Light Suffocates
Xtreem Music
22 January 2019
whoa, it’s not blackened death metal! It’s blackended thrash! Harsh, fast and heavy, great fast riffage, harsh vox but not too growly. production is a little raw, but goood stuff

Band: DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY
Album: The Lord Ov Shadows
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: January 22nd, 2019
Symphonic black metal from South Korea, it has a little bit of a Cradle of Filth feel, with well, being that somewhat narrow genre. Some good melodic slower passages, heavier stuff is full, heavy and still dark and evil sounding. Good stuff.

Helevorn
Aamamata
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music
23 January 2019
Doomy death metal.

10:13
Result of an Iron Age
Self-Release
24 January 2019
Atmospheric blackened doomy post metal

Suffering Souls
In Synergy Obscene
Release date: 25-01-2019
Label: Schwarzdorn Production
This is symphonic black metal, a bit more on the heavier side, more like an older Dimmu Borgir and staying more in black metal with a bit of the symphonic keyboardy type stuff making it a fuller sound

Godsleep
Coming of Age
The Lab Records/Three Chords Records
25 January 2019
Grooving stoner metal. what stoner metal doesn’t groove though? I suck at reviews. Good clean vox,

AERA
The Craving Within
De Tenebrarum Principio
25 January 2019
Melodic death with a blackened death metal leaning

Release: Inferitvm
The Grimoires
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: January 25th 2019
It must be black metal week this week! This one has a the classic cold old school black metal sound.

Vesication
A Decade Of Damage
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
(set for release on January 25th)
with songs like “shit pipe sundae” and “piss shitting dick nipples” you know you’re in for a fun time. Brutal death metal!

Bands: FETOR / CREPITATION
Album: Onset Of Horrendosity
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: January 25th, 2019
Fetor is some slamming brutal death metal, and Crepitation is waving the grindy brutal flag

Ulvdalir
…of Death Eternal LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
25 January 2019
Mostly a black metal pushing towards some blackened death… some good catchy grooves, not all cold guitars and blast beats, some headbanging goodness

Various artists
Trapped Under Ice Vol. 1: The New Face of Canadian Heavy Metal
Temple of Mystery
25 January 2019
A cool compilation of Candadian bands of all genres… mostly classic metal and thrash

Malamorte
Hell For All – Out Jan 25 (EU), Feb 8 (NA)
Rockshots Records
25 January 2019
Classic metal, with maybe a little bit of a thrashy edge.

Bekmork
Incantations of the Frigid North
Label: Horns High Records
Release date: 25-01-2018
With an album name like this? What else could it be besides old school lo-fi-ish black metal?

Hecate Enthroned
Embrace of the Godless Aeon
M-Theory Audio
25 January 2019
this band has been around a while, a good melodic blackend death metal thing, keyboards give it a little symphonic feel, great stuff.

The Sabbathian
Latum Alterum
Svart Records
25 January 2019
Gothy blackened doom with some operratic female vox.

ARS MAGNA UMBRAE
Lunar Ascension
I, Voidhanger Records
25 January 2019
Classic black metal but with some more melodic grooves

Perverticon
Wounds of Divinity LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
25 January 2019
A heavier blackened death metal thing more on the black metal side… fast but not all super harsh, you got a few death metal fast headbanging grooves

GORGON (France)
The Veil of Darkness
Osmose Productions
25 January 2019
Thrashy black metal or maybe melodic death… pretty harsh vox, music is thrashy grooving death metal Great stuff!

NEURONAUT
State Of Not Enough
Duplicate
Jan 25
a littl bit of a gothy doom thing happening.

GAST
MORKRET KALLAR
Black Market Metal
Jan 25
A sort of blackend death with a little bit of grindy crust… good harsh but full sound.

Band: Gravered
Album: Non
Country: Chile
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Some raw death metal, gets little doomy in parts, but it’s just full on death metal.

Band: Humanity Delete
Album: Werewolves In The Iron Sky
Country: Sweden
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Now here we got some good grooving death metal pushing a little bit into some grind. Great stuff

Band: Black Goat
Album: Magia Posthuma
Country: Russia
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Some kind doomy stuff, but then experimetal-folk ish on intros, leading into some raw old school black metal

Niezgal
Stogn z Nieby?cia
Handful of Hate
30 December 2018
Raw old school black metal.

MARTY FRIEDMAN
One Bad M.F. Live!!
Prosthetic Records
19 October 2018
Great meedly meedly instrumental stuff from a recent tour. Sounds great.

OSMED
TERRITORY OF WARFARE
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2018
Brutal classic death metal. COOOOKIE MONSTER!! Short quick tracks, staccato snares, cool brutal stuff!

Serpent Lord
Towards The Damned
Release date: 14-09-2018
Label: Alcyone Music Records
Heavier classic metal, with a bit of a power metal proggy metal feel.

WORT Mosh Pit Playlist 1/14/19

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Jan 152019
 

Playlist Date / On Air / Off Air / Show Name / Category / DJ Name
2019-01-14 / 23:00:00 / 02:00:00 / Mosh Pit / Music / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Artist / Song / Disk / Label

Soilwork / Bleeder Despoiler / Verkligheten / Nuclear Blast Records
Flotsam and Jetsam / Prisoner Of Time / The End Of Chaos / AFM
Sarah Longfield / Cataclysm / Disparity / Season of Mist
The Fine Constant / Foregone And Forgotten / Woven in Light / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Lilith / The Ascension / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Pockets Lined With Flowers / The Ascension / Self Released
Jinjer / Ape / Micro (Ep) / Napalm Records
Growing / Inner Space / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Growing / Game Of Games / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Bleed For This (Radio Edit) / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Farewell Fairweather / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Conniption / At the End of It All / Relentless Tides / ?
The Last Ten Seconds of Life / Sweet Chin Music (Feat. Jamie Hanks) / Machina Non Grata / Self-Released
Venom / Notorious / Storm The Gates / Spinefarm
Blade Killer / High Risk / High Risk / M-Theory Audio
Starbreaker / Pure Evil / Dysphoria (Singles) / Frontiers
Legion of the Damned / Nocturnal Commando / Slaves Of The Shadow Realm / Napalm
Festerday / Edible Excrement / Iihtallan / Season of Mist
Deceased / The Shivers / Ghostly White / Hells Headbangers
Wristmeetrazor / Insecurity Checkpoint / Misery Never Forgets / Prosthetic Records
Fleshreaper / Lunatics Eye / Blue Skies Laced with Pesticide / Horror Pain Gore Death
BillyBio / No Apologies No Regrets / Feed the Fire / AFM
Squidhammer Metal / Take It Back / Power Removal Service / Self Released
Demon Hunter / On My Side- Mp3 / War / ?
Tyr / Fire And Flame (Single) / Fire And Flame (Single) / Metal Blade
Rotting Christ / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Season of Mist
Wolfhorde / Doctor Of The Plague / Hounds Of Perdition / Inverse
Unearth / Survivalist / Extinction(S) / Century Media
All That Remains / Blood I Spill / Victim Of The New Disease / Fearless / Concord
Dust Bolt / The Fourth Strike / Trapped In Chaos / Napalm
Tourniquet / Sinister Scherzo / Gazing At Medusa / Pathogenic Records
John Garcia / Jim’s Whiskers / John Garcia And The Band Of Gold / Napalm

Playlist Date / On Air / Off Air / Show Name / Category / DJ Name
2019-01-14 / 23:00:00 / 02:00:00 / Mosh Pit / Music / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Artist / Song / Disk / Label
Soilwork / Bleeder Despoiler / Verkligheten / Nuclear Blast Records
Flotsam and Jetsam / Prisoner Of Time / The End Of Chaos / AFM
Sarah Longfield / Cataclysm / Disparity / Season of Mist
The Fine Constant / Foregone And Forgotten / Woven in Light / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Lilith / The Ascension / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Pockets Lined With Flowers / The Ascension / Self Released
Jinjer / Ape / Micro (Ep) / Napalm Records
Growing / Inner Space / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Growing / Game Of Games / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Bleed For This (Radio Edit) / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Farewell Fairweather / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Conniption / At the End of It All / Relentless Tides / ?
The Last Ten Seconds of Life / Sweet Chin Music (Feat. Jamie Hanks) / Machina Non Grata / Self-Released
Venom / Notorious / Storm The Gates / Spinefarm
Blade Killer / High Risk / High Risk / M-Theory Audio
Starbreaker / Pure Evil / Dysphoria (Singles) / Frontiers
Legion of the Damned / Nocturnal Commando / Slaves Of The Shadow Realm / Napalm
Festerday / Edible Excrement / Iihtallan / Season of Mist
Deceased / The Shivers / Ghostly White / Hells Headbangers
Wristmeetrazor / Insecurity Checkpoint / Misery Never Forgets / Prosthetic Records
Fleshreaper / Lunatics Eye / Blue Skies Laced with Pesticide / Horror Pain Gore Death
BillyBio / No Apologies No Regrets / Feed the Fire / AFM
Squidhammer Metal / Take It Back / Power Removal Service / Self Released
Demon Hunter / On My Side- Mp3 / War / ?
Tyr / Fire And Flame (Single) / Fire And Flame (Single) / Metal Blade
Rotting Christ / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Season of Mist
Wolfhorde / Doctor Of The Plague / Hounds Of Perdition / Inverse
Unearth / Survivalist / Extinction(S) / Century Media
All That Remains / Blood I Spill / Victim Of The New Disease / Fearless / Concord
Dust Bolt / The Fourth Strike / Trapped In Chaos / Napalm
Tourniquet / Sinister Scherzo / Gazing At Medusa / Pathogenic Records
John Garcia / Jim’s Whiskers / John Garcia And The Band Of Gold / Napalm

New Stuff This Week… 1/14/19

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Jan 132019
 

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Machina Non Grata
Self-Released
Brutal metalcore type stuff… just a single, but good low end grooves

Demon Hunter
”By My Side”
Solid State
Catchy and melodic, a good chugging riff

WE WERE GIANTS
THE DECLARATION
WE WERE GIANTS MUSIC
This is a melodic metalcore thing… you got that heavy brutal stuff, but then you have a bit too much of the clean singy emo-ish stuff that i’m probably just too old for. I love the heavier parts, great grooves and brutal… Just getting into that arm flaily mall metal stuff.

Dust Bolt
Trapped In Chaos
Napalm Records
Some grooving straightforward metal.

Oomph!
Ritual
Napalm Records
This has an industrial metal Rammstein thing going on.

Starbreaker
Dysphoria
Frontiers SRL
CLassic metal leaning into a power metal sound… cool catchy stuff.

Carmine Appice
Guitar Zeus
Rocker Records
seems to be a reissue of some classic stuff from his series of albums where he lines up the best of the best in guitar and singers…

Barshasketh
Barshasketh
W.T.C.Productions
15 January 2019
Melodic blackened death metal, kind of a Behemoth but a bit more traditional black metal going on

Flotsam And Jetsam
The End Of Chaos
AFM Records
18 January 2019
This has always been a favorite band of mine… Since their comeback, they’ve really been firing on all cylinders, this one is full of melodic thrashy goodness… Eric AK’s vox are top notch and the catchy riffs all over the place make this great.

WRISTMEETRAZOR
Misery Never Forgets
Prosthetic Records
18 January 2019
Some kind of hardcore/metalcore/screamo type stuff, that chaotic Dillinger Escape Plan intensity, a bit of melodic stuff, fast short tracks

Carrion Mother
Nothing Remains
Ordo MCM
18 January 2019
Four longer tracks of big meaty epic deathy depressing doom. Sludgy dark and slow.

DEFECAL OF GERBE
Mothershit
XENOKORP
18 January 2019
Grindy and gory death metal, vox are kind of growly and pig squeals… some tracks are a bit more of thrashy feel…

Marc Durkee
Remain In Stasis – Out Jan 18, 2019
Self-Release
18 January 2019
Melodic rock, with a little bit of a prog-ish feel.

LAHMIA
Resilience
Scarlet Records
18 January 2019
Good meaty melodic death, musically reminds me a bit of Amon Amarth. Great stuff!

Musmahhu
Reign of the Odious LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
18 January 2019
This is sort of an epic brutal blackened death, Behemoth with some older school black metal. This has more of a deathy black metal feel than that cold dark forest stuff.

FUROR GALLICO
Dusk Of The Ages
Scarlet Records
18 January 2019
Kind of a folk/melodic death. clean female vox, some growly stuff, some slower chilled out parts, and heavier deathy melodic death stuff.

Bands: FETOR / CREPITATION
Album: Onset Of Horrendosity
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: January 25th, 2019
Fetor is full on brutal death metal, Crepitation is some glassic speedy fast grindy death metal.

ECTOVOID (us)
Inner Death 7″EP/Tape
Blood Harvest
18 January 2019
3 songs of pretty much straightforward black metal with a bit of a death metal thing going on too.

Saiva
Finnmarkens folk
Nordvis
18 January 2019
A classic kind of cold black metal, 4 song EP, one is almost 15 min long… mostly laid back doomy type stuff.

Embrional
EVIL DEAD
Release date: 10-01-2019
Label: Self-Released
Classic death metal with a little bit of a black metal coldness. great grooves… good stuff.

MARK DEUTROM
The Blue Bird
Season of Mist
4 January 2019
Doomy stoner stuff, pretty laid back

Band: MALUM SKY
Album: Diatribe
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: January 15th, 2019
Always down for some good classic prog metal, clean vox, poly rhythm time changing proggy stuff, mostly melodic, but a good heavy edge too.

Tempestarii
Temple of Skies
Release date: 18-01-2019
Label: Mercenary Musik
Some sort of classic black metal with a bit of an atmospheric thing

ROTTING CHRIST
Fire, God and Fear (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
15 February 2019
this single has a good melodic death edge with lots of cool melodic guitar work while staying heavy on the low end.

Týr
Fire and Flame – radio single
Metal Blade Records
8 March 2019
A melodic death with a pinch of a folk metal… one song so far, but good stuff.

Ysengrin / Stargazer (Australia)
D.A.V.V.N. 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 December 2018
Ysengrin is kind of doomy noise metal, the one Stargazer track is a grooving dark death metal.

Necrosleezer
Pope Kill 12″ MLP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 December 2018
Extreme death metal, a black metal vocal style, a bit black metal feel, but with a fast brutal thing too.

Whitechapel
The Valley – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
Big brutal groovin death metal… can’t wait to hear more!

Blood Region
Tales Of The Backwoods
Inverse
Dec 18
This is some great stuff, a bit of a power metal, but a full more dark thrashy sound. Reminds me a little of Mystic Prophecy, where you have some kind of classic power metal on the surface, but just a bunch heavier and a little thrashy

Eternal Candle
The Carved Karma
Label: Self-released
Release date: 24-04-2018
They say it’s “Progressive Doom Death Metal” and yeah!! spot on. Big grooves, some cool big grooves, harsh vox, a bit of that prog metal thing, and in parts, a good chilled out thing all the while crazy prog metal stuff going on too. Cool stuff!

Serrabulho
Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy)
Release date: 1-12-2018
Label: Rotten Roll Rex
they say the genre of this is “Party Death/Grind; Happy Grindcore; Goregrind” It has some skit type stuff, comedy stuff, then very grindy death type stuff, pig squeally kind of vox… brutal!

Band: When Plagues Collide
Album: Tutor Of The Dying
Label: self-released
Release date: November 1, 2018
brutal death metal metalcore type stuff. A little bit of a black metal feel too.

Vetrarnott
Scion
Release date: 02-09-2018
Label: Self-released
Here we have some blackended death metal, a little tech and melodic (guitar work)

Of Hatred Spawn
Self-Titled – Out Dec 21, 2018
Boonsdale Records
21 December 2018
Grooving blackended death more on the death metal side.

Wretched Fate
Demoed In Flesh
Redefining Darkness Records
17 December 2018
Two songs of death metal with a bit of a techy edge, some brutal catchy grooves too. great stuff.
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Sunset Forsaken
Chameleon Waters
Redefining Darkness Records
17 December 2018
Kind of a doomy black/death metal prominent cold meedly guitars, grooves on the back end

NANOWAR OF STEEL
STAIRWAY TO VALHALLA
30 November 2018
A speedy epic power metal rhapsody sounding thing, but with a sense of humor. with a song like “Barbie, Milf Princess of the Twilight” featuring Fabio (formerly of Rhapsody!) It’s hilarious! Think Steel Panther of Italy (playing the style of epic Rhapsody like power metal)

Insidious One
Melancholy
Label: Self-released
Release date: 20-11-2018
A bit thrashy, someehwat proggy, a little quirky, but still full on metal. Harsh vox, good thrashy edge.

Archean
Archean
Ogmios Underground
Release date: Friday, December 7th 2018
Some kind of harsh typical black metal type stuff. Some decent grooves and technical stuff too.

New Stuff This Week… 1/7/19

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Jan 062019
 

TAKING BACK SUNDAY
“All Ready to Go” [Single]
(Craft/Concord)
Power poppy punky commercial hard rock stuff… definitely not for the Mosh Pit…

All That Remains
Victim Of The New Disease
Fearless/ Concord
The first single “Fuck Love” was just full on brutal front to back… a lot of the other songs have that same catchy brutality ATR is known for, but more melodic in the chorus and overall. Good stuff though.

Virgin Steele
Seven Devils Moonshine
SPV
This is a 5 album box set. First three albums are all new albums, of either brand new songs or re-recorded/reworked older songs… and the last two are re-releases of ‘The Book Of Burning’ and ‘Hymns To Victory’. The style is a proggy symphonic power metal thing with some over the top vox with lots of “ARRRAAHH and WHOOAAOOAS” and stuff… PRetty decent and epic undertaking here

Sodom
Partisan (EP)
SPV
A couple of new tracks and a live track from earlier this year, a good solid couple

Legion Of The Damned
Slaves Of THe Shadow Realm
Napalm Records
Brutal, heavy, catchy, so much great stuff… a slayer-like attack, even heavier, and these guys have just done no wrong, why start now?

Tyrant
The Pact
Self Released
Thrashy metal with a proggy influence… clean vox with a little edge

FESTERDAY
iihtallan
Season of Mist
4 January 2019
Grooving brutal death metal with some harsh vox, monster wall of sound. cool stuff.

Damn Your Eyes
Radio Sampler
Independent
A kind of grooving hard rock a little doomy stoner metal feel, a little grungy too…

Soilwork
Verkligheten
Nuclear Blast USA
Full Disclosure, I’m a Soilwork fanboy… so, this album is welcome! They are firing on all pistons lately and I was sad when Dirk the drummer left for Megadeth, but the new guy (a student of his) is filling in well… while not quite as crazy in the drum department, this album has all of the melodic death goodness and catchiness… great stuff once again!

John Garcia
John Garcia And The Band of Gold
Napalm Records
Former Kyuss front man with some solo stuff and a great stonery classic groove. Great stuff.

Jinjer
Micro (EP)
Napalm Records
One of the heavier and techy female fronted bands… 2 songs so far… great grooves, heaviness and djenty tech death stuff.

MEATHOOK – CRYPTS, COFFINS, CORPSES
LABEL: UNMATCHED BRUTALITY RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: 01 JANUARY 2019
Grindy brutal death metal. Gurgly vox, good grooves but just totally sick brutality.

Neonderthal Death
Neonderthal (Nightmare Begins) 7″
Ektro
4 January 2019
This has an electronic techno EDM thing going on with death metal vox and guitars, interesting mixture… definitely metal, but also an almost 80’s electronic techo thing too.

Plague Years
Unholy Infestation
Seeing Red Records
Groovy thrash with some harsh deathy type vox. Great catchy thrashy sound.

Krishna Peri
Cyclotron
Release date: 06-01-2019
Label: Self-Release
Instrumental guitar based proggy type stuff.

Frankley Everlong
Till the Dance Do Us Part
Eclipse Records
7 January 2019
This is a modern metalcore thing… but get this, the vox remind me of Weird Al Yankovich… you know just the tone and style… but this isn’t supposed to be a joke…. yeah.

(The True) Veiled
In Blinding Presence
Into Endless Chaos
7 January 2019
Black metal, a little atmospheric, mostly fast, cold, evil.

TYTUS
Rain After Drought
Fighter Records
8 January 2019
A good catchy melodic thrashy thing, with a mostly classic metal thing going on, but yeah, leaning into that classic thrash too.

Artist: ALTHEA
Album: The Art Of Trees
Release date: January 8th, 2019
Label: Sliptrick Records
Here we have some pretty straightforward proggy hardrock type stuff with a lean towards some metal…it has a porcupine tree style…

Crack House
Smoke Crack In Hell
Horror Pain Gore Death
Grindy thrashy death metal. Funny lyrics and solid brutal metal.

Internal Chronicles
Crimson Storm
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, January 2nd 2019
This is a of a doomy black metal with some extreme vox… down tempo with a noise thing too.

Band: Bloody Invasion
Album: Zombie Society
Self Released
Release date: January 11th, 2019
Grooving dark death metal… a slow groove, but a pinch of evil black metal sounds too,.

Mz.412
In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi
AnnapurnA
11 January 2019
Ambient sludgey noise Music? Not my taste.

Release: Wolfhorde
Hounds of Perdition
Release Date: January 11th 2019
Record label: Inverse Records
This has a melodic death thing going on, getting a little proggy, but moreso a Folk metal thing with the keyboard sounds… good stuff!

Raven
“Hung, Drawn & Quartered”
SPV/Steamhammer
Single from their new live album…good classic metal.

A Pale Horse Named Death
“Love the Ones You Hate” / “Vultures”
Long Branch Records
Cool to get these singles on Peter Steele’s birthday… In case you forgot, this band has Sal and Johnny (both former Type O drummers) Sal plays guitars and vox (and some drums too) It’s got a little bit of a grungy doomy goth thing going on

Band: Mavorim
Album: Silent Leges Inter Arma
Label: Purity Through Fire records
Release date: December 15th, 2018
Good melodic and classic black metal.

Band: MYRHOLT
Album: Nordland
Country: Norway
Genre: Black metal
Label: Myrholt Design
Release date: December 7th, 2018
A classic black metal with some melodic hooks.

Misty Grey
Chapter II
Release date: 27-11-2018
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Topillo Records / Vertebrae
Female fronted doom, a bit basic but some classic old school sounds.

Band: APE TO GOD
Album: The Head Meets The Tail
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: October 26th, 2018
They describe the genre as “Thrash, grind, death and groove metal” which is pretty much my whole typical review… this has all of that, it’s got some harsh and guttural vox, and catchy brutal thrashy grooves. Cool stuff.

Band: ETERITUS
Album: Order Of Death
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: November 16th, 2018
This has some old school classic grooving chugga chugga death metal.

Band: GRIN
Album: Gnosis
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: November 16th, 2018
This has a grooving metal feel with a pinch of thrash and a little death metal

Duirvir
Endless Graves, Endless Memories
Label: Self-released
Release date: 11-11-2018
Doomy death metal.

Tourniquet
GAZING AT MEDUSA
Label: PATHOGENIC RECORDS
Yes, it’s THAT Tourniquet! First album in a while.. .they have that thrashy proggy power Christian metal thing going on. Great stuff.

Svarthart
Awaiting the Return
Label: Self-released
Release date: 06-10-2018
Doomy death metal, more doom with a pinch of black metal.

New Stuff This Week… 12/10/18 (til the end of 2018 too)

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Dec 092018
 

SARAH LONGFIELD
Disparity
Season of Mist
30 November 2018
Madison’s own Sarah Longfield, known from local band The Fine Constant in her Season of Mist debut… self recorded/produced/all instruments… good kind of proggy rock with some good shredding too. A lot is lighter ambient type stuff, other tracks are a bit more metal. A lot going on here! A bit reminiscent of Steve Vai/Devin Townsend type stuff.

Steam
Osiris
Label: Self-released
Kind of prog hard rock with a little djent thrown in and then a bit of tech death too? Yeah! Cool stuff.

Siniestro
Arctic Blood
Black Lion Records
Just four tracks, but a good heavy blackened melodic death thing, great grooves, heaviness and brutality.

Devathorn / Inferno
Zos Vel Thagirion
W.T.C.Productions
Devathorn is a good classic melodic black metal. Inferno is a bit more sludgey doom/post black metal.

Adaestuo
Krew Za Krew
W.T.C.Productions
Post metal ambient noise and meh

Currents
I Let The Devil In
SharpTone Records
A modern metalcore thing… some emo vox, some harsh vox, melodic accessible stuff with some heavier growly stuff too.

Release: Splendidula
Post Mortem
Record label: Inverse Records
Normally when the genre says “Post/Sludge/Doom” it might not even get downloaded… but this made it through and it’s a bit of a hardcore/doom/female gothy thing with a bit of a stoner thing going on. Some actual decent grooves

TOR MARROCK
THE CONCEPT OF SELF
LABEL: BLACK VULTURE RECORDS
A doomy gothic post metal that gets into some blackened death type stuff… doomy and sludgey too.

Ferum
Vergence
Everlasting Spew Records
Grindy sludgey death metal, screamogrowled vox. Some good grooves too

DEVIL WORSHIPPER
Music For The Endtimes
I, Voidhanger Records
This is sort of horrorified blackened death metal, a bit theatrical, atmospheric in parts

Xibalba Itzaes
Ah Tza Xibalba Itzaes LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Kind of a black metal, but quite lo-fi production.. hard to really tell!

Band: Once Upon A Winter
Album: .existence
Label: Snow Wave Records
Post rock with a bit of prog going on. meh.

Lucifer’s Fall
Tales From The Crypt
Sun & Moon
A grooving doomy stoner metal with more harsh overtones and raw production.

SÖNAMBULA
Bicéfalo
Xtreem Music
Doomy blackened death metal.

Mourning Sign
Contra Mundum
Orchestrated Misery Recordings
A good melodic death with a nice heavier edge, kind of leaning brutal but with a nice full sound and melodic stuff too.

NAZRAK
Cantiques Funebres
Wolfspell Records
Classic black metal with a cold harsh sound, a bit of a groove making way for some keyboards and shrieky vox.

NYCTOPHILIA (Poland)
Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae
Wolfspell Records
Harsh doomy black metal

NACHTEULE
Bergdorf
Wolfspell Records
Doomy post-metal / black metal.

FALL
The Dreamer of Tragedy
Self-Release
A melodic kind of proggish almost melodic death in parts. some keyboard stuff going on.

ODIOUS DEVOTION
Odious Devotion
Wolfspell Records
21 December 2018
Classic fast and heavy black metal. wall of cold evil sound

WITCHING HOUR (Germany)
…And Silent Grief Shadows the Passing Moon (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
A lighter black metal feel with a doomy classic metal thing too. Vox are a bit harsh, but still melodic and doom-ish too.

BLOOD FEAST
Chopped, Diced and Sliced (CD, 12″ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Thrashy death metal… great stuff!

CROC NOIR
Mort
Wolfspell Records
A kind of melodic doomy classic black metal

Create A Kill
Summoned to Rise
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Raw Skull Records (Europe)
Here we go… Heavy kinda deathy thrash. Definitely a classic heavy thrash going on, but a little bit extra heavy too!

Ice War
Manifest Destiny
Dying Victims Productions
A sort of classic metal NWOBHM sound… a little of a proggy classic metal with a little doom feel too.

Mortal Scepter / Deathroned (France)
Split
Dying Victims Productions
Mortal Scepter has a good technical melodic blackened death thing going on… Deathroned is a blackened thrash old school sound.

Hexecutor
Hangmen of Roazhon
Dying Victims Productions
This is mostly some classic thrash with a little bit of a darker slightly blackened metal feel. Good heavy stuff.

MÜTIILATION
The Lost Tapes
Osmose Productions
Dark doomy black metal.

VETALA
Retarded Necro Demential Hole
Harvest Of Death
Harsh lo-fi black metal. meh.

STRANGULIATORIUS
“Rope, Soap, Tabouret”
Horror Pain Gore Death
Dec 28
Classic grooving death metal, reminds me of Six Feet Under… good stuff.

Nefastu
Obscura Transcendência
Purodium Rekords
31 December 2018
SHrieky vox, classic black metal.. lo-fi.

Coffin Birth
the Serpent Insignia
Time To Kill Records
Here we got some good stuff… Brutal death metal with a pinch of a melodic thing going on. Good catchy grooves with harsh cookie monster type vox, big grooves.

Vanha
Melancholia
Black Lion Records
Kind of a doomy death metal, a little bit of a dark moody black metal thing too.

EXCALIBUR (Spain)
Generación Maldita
Fighter Records
12 December 2018
Spanish language power/prog metal. Reminds me a little bit of the first Dream Theater album with an old school keyboard sound, some guitar sounds and vox. Decent throwback type prog.

Reverend Horton Heat
Whole New Life
Victory Records
Rockabilly fun hard rockin’ stuff. Of all the shows in Madison and albums this guy has… this is the first time it’s been sent to metal radio… Maybe Victory records finally decided to blast us all with his greatness? Of course, it’s not really music for the Mosh Pit, but you can’t go wrong with the Reverend.

Wolcensmen
Songs from the Fyrgen
Indie Recordings
Doomy post-folk metal

Intercepting Force –
Intercepting Force
Self Released
May 9 2018
A kind of classic metal/power metal thing… a bit heavier in some parts, going to melodic metal too… maybe a bit proggy as well. Maybe a bit “dragonforcey”

Onysus
“Dyosun: Between Two Worlds”
Label: Self-released
Release date: 17-07-2018
Bridging that gap between straight up prog and edging into metal with some crunchy riffs… Great melodic stuff and catchy heavier stuff all while being full on prog (heavier porcupine tree type stuff – lighter BTBAM)

VESSEL OF LIGHT
A Love So True
Argonauta Records
Singles keep trickling out from this band… Gothy hard rock.

LANCE KING
Limitless
Nightmare Records
A song and some demos of some proggy power metal.

Lumnos
The Heliosphere Singularity
Flowing Downward
Doomy melodic black metal.

Súl Ad Astral
Oasis
Flowing Downward
More doomy melodic black metal.

The Crawling
Wolves and the Hideous White
Grindscene
Release date: Friday, November 16th 2018
Doomy death metal, down tempo, harsh vox, meaty riffs, but a bit depressing

WAN
Gammal är äldst
Carnal Records
Cold classic black metal… with a little doomy groove going on.

In Shadows and Dust
Enlightened by Darkness
Redefining Darkness Records
21 December 2018
Grooving blackened death metal… Harsh black metal style vox, but a meaty grooving death metal with a bit of a cold black metal feel.

Great Grief
Love, Lust and Greed
No Sleep Records
Kind of an alternative hard rock/melodic grungy metalcore type thing.

Hollow
“Between Eternities of Darkness” –
Rockshots Records
6 December 2018
Classic metal, a bit power/prog metal too. Big powerful vox, good solid metal, probably good if you liked QUeensryche or Nevermore… but not quite as heavy. good stuff.

EVANGELIST
Deus Vult
Release date: Thursday, December 20th 2018
A doomy groove with a little goth going on

CERBERON
CERBERON
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 07 December 2019
This has a bit of a classic metal/groove metal, but then maybe a bit of a death metal feel as the vox are a bit more of a growly style.

Neorhythm
Meteoric Thoughts
Self-Release
28 November 2018
Groove metal, A little bit of a tribal Sepultura thing going on

Fabulous Desaster
Off With Their Heads
Release date: 16-11-2018
Label: Black Sunset
As the band name indicates… you might think this would be a classic thrash band along the lines of an Exodus or whatever, and you’d be 100% correct! Great stuff.

Djevelkult / Kyy / Nihil Kaos
Kult of Kaos Serpent
Saturnal
7 December 2018
Djevelkult is good melodic classic black metal with a good clean catchy sound. Kyy is even heavier black metal, good stuff, and Nihil Kaos is good extreme black metal…. all three are solid (rare in a split ep in my experience!)

Steorrah
The Altstadt Abyss
Fastball
Release date: Friday, November 16th 2018
Melodic death metal mostly like Opeth, harsh and brutal in parts, melodic and proggy in others… you know, kind of like Opeth!

Valle Crucis
Iron & Blood
Release date: 08-11-2018
Label: Pagan Pride Records/Narcoleptica Productions
A raw black metal, fast cold and evil.

Band: Majestic Downfall
Album: Waters Of Fate
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Some death doom with longer tracks.

Ecthirion
Psalms of the Risen Dead
Release date: 07-12-2018
Label: Soundmass
Symphonic proggy extreme metal, heavy edge, epic feel

JOYLESS
Unlimited Hate
ATMF
28 December 2018
classic Black metal, a little pinch of doomy grooves too.

Norwald
Singles: ‘Creatures’ & ‘Arden’
Self-Release
27 November 2018
Female fronted epic sounding power metal. A good gallopy thing with operattic vox.

Release: Forest of Shadows
Among the Dormant Watchers
Release Date: December 7th 2018
Record label: Inverse Records
Doom Metal, death metal, depressing down tempo stuff, but with a decent slow groove.

NEKROFILTH
Worm Ritual (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
28 December 2018
Heavy, brutal death metal maybe with a tiny thrashy intensity.

Khors
Beyond The Bestial
Release date: 08-12-2018
Label: Ashen Dominion
A bit black metal, melodic a bit atmospheric and prog-ish

Sinister’s Army
Sinister’s Christmas (single)
Self Released
I’m a sucker for classic covers and metal xmas songs… this is a good thrashy metal song just singing about xmas… cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week…12/3/18

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Dec 022018
 

Venom
Storm The Gates
Spinefarm Records
Hardly can ever go wrong with Venom! classic heavy gritty metal… a single so far, but pretty good, minorly brutal and dark, but good and thrashy…

The Last Ten Seconds of Life
“Psychophrenia”
Self-Released
here we have a track of pretty good brutalcore type stuff… heavy, and thick with some monster riffs and bulldog vox…

Aempyrean
Fireborn
Cyclopean Eye Productions
Blackened thrash / melodic death, harsh vox, great grooves, drumming riffage… cool stuff!

UNTO THE WOLVES
Year Two
Self REleased
Here we have some classic modern metal? You know that kind that is just “metal” doesn’t delve too much into any sub genre too much? Good grooves, clean-ish vox, some harsh vox, a tiny bit of a thrashy meloidic death

Grog
Macabre Requiems
Helldprod Records
Grindy gory death metal with a little bit of a speedy thrash.

VVORSE
Ajatus vapaudesta
Inverse
Finnish crusty thrashy hardcore, good grooves, kind of neat to see this music genre coming from Scandanavia

INHUME
Exhume: 25 Years of Decomposition
XENOKORP
Brutal death metal, good grooves

Zealotry
At The Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds
Unspeakable Axe Records
A kind of proggy death metal, proggy as it’s a bit disjointed and different, not a solid groove, just a little crazy/experimental, but still working as brutal death-ish tech metal.

MASS INFECTION
SHADOWS BECAME FLESH
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
Blackened death metal, mostly on the death metal side but with that fast intense and cold black metal feel

Omnipotence (Canada)
Praecipitium LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
Kind of a classic black metal but with a more full grooving melodic sound. good stuff.

Band: Tragodia
Album: Before The Fall
Label: Revalve records
Grooving progressive/power metal. Decent stuff, shorter songs (as prog goes)

Goats of Doom
Rukous
Primitive Reaction
A screamo blackened death metal. The vox are screamy/shreiky, music is a bit of a blackened death leaning more death/groove metal.

FACELESS BURIAL (aus)
Multiversal Abattoir (new EP)
BLOOD HARVEST
Brutal grooving death metal Good stuff!!

Disciples of the Void
Disciples of the Void
Primitive Reaction
Classic blast beating shrieky vox, cold harsh black metal. A bit of an atmospheric feel too.

Gotthard
Defrosted 2
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Kind of weird to see a classic rock type thing on this label, but it is what it is… not mosh pit material, but some good grooving rock.

Order of the Nameless Ones
Utter to Me the Word of Wrath LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
A doomy blackened death metal. So yeah some parts are just brutal black metal, and then some more down tempo death metal doomy grooves… decent stuff.

Thulsa Doom (Italy)
Realms of Hatred
Invictus Productions
Thrashy death metal… good grooves and catchy brutality.

GOATHAMMER (Canada)
Ceremony of Morbid Destruction (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Harsh blackened death metal

Human Agony
Goring Christ
Invictus Productions
Grindy blackened death metal, a bit basic and harsh and evil too! (evident by the album name and song titles)

Tombtoker
Coffin Texts
Seeing Red Records | Metal Swarm
Sludgy extreme death metal. Monster riffs and grooves, but with a doomy death metal thing

Fleshreaper
Blue Skies Laced With Pesticide
Horror Pain Gore Death
This is a sort of thrashy death.,.. good grooves, harsh vox, pissed off sound, and some cool guitar work.

CROWS OVER BRÁVELLIR
SPELLS OF THE DEAD / INTO KINGLY DEATH
LABEL: DAWNBREED RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 1st 2018
Melodic doomy death metal.

Memoremains
Turn (single)
Self-Release
31 October 2018
Female fronted gothy metal.

Feel No Pain
Into The Chaos
Self Released
Release date: Monday, October 1st 2018
this is kind of a heavier thrash on a 4 song ep. Cool stuff.

Band: Myrd
Album: Negativisme
Label: Purity Through Fire records
Release date: July 8th, 2018
Classic harsh black metal.

Band: V/A: Sacrificium Carmen / Sarkrista / Malum
Album: Trinity of Luciferian Illumination
Label: Purity Through Fire records
Release date: November 25th, 2018
All three bands have a similar classic black metal sound.

Band: Shadow’s Mortuary
Album: Tulen Valtakunta
Label: Purity Through Fire records
Release date: November 25th, 2018
Black metal, a bit more of a doomy groove with that cold black metal guitar prevalent throughout