New Stuff This Week…8/7/17

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Aug 072017
 

Aether Realm
Tarot
Primitive Ways
Their tagline is something like “were not from Finland!” and well, after hearing it… kind of a folky melodic death metal, maybe an Amorphis meets Children of Bodom… it’s surprising that they’re from North Carolina, but who cares where it’s from, it’s got heavy catchy sound, full of melodic hooks and headbanging fun!

Venom Inc.
Ave
Nuclear Blast USA
A subset of Venom with pretty much the Prime Evil lineup. Just this single so far, a bit of a doomy classic metal thing going on. Good grooves and some decent edginess too.

Exit Eden
Rhapsodies In Black
Napalm Records
All female symphonic epic metal type stuff. A typical fe-metal sound, with big powerful clean female vox with a power-metal-ish band. Members of Avantasia and Visions of Atlantis with some guest spots of Simone from Epica too. A lot of pop type covers from Adele, Katy Perry, Bonnie Tyler, Lady Gaga… not too bad if you like fe-metal! (or have little girl daughters and have heard all these pop songs a lot!)

Hundred Suns
The Prestaliis
New Damage Records
A bit noisecore, metalcore, a pinch industrial and modern metal. It’s edgy and heavy, has some catchy grooves, but just too much of a modern metal vibe for me to really get into too much.

Thor
Beyond The Pain Barrier
Cleopatra Records
A bit of a classic metal, but with some throwback, a little bit of a Manowar type vibe but not quite over the top and heavy. Just a decent hard rocking classic metal groove.

Satanize
Death Mass Execution
Larval Productions
Brutal evil black metal. 3 songs of a wall of noisy mush.

NOSTOC
ÆVUM
Self-Release
Proggy melodic death metal. Really cool stuff, and yeah, really techy, almost like some opeth, but a bit more on the techy death side of the heavier things.

Masterplan
PumpKings
AFM Records
Classic hard rocking power metal. A bit of a classic metal feel in parts, but overall, just some cool heavier edgy power metal. These guys have been around for a while, so they still got it going on.

Anthropic
Anthropic
Horror Pain Gore Death
Sort of a grindy death metal, quick fast songs with fast playing and brutal attitude! All 71 tracks are no more than a minute each with a couple exceptions.

Band: Jesus Cröst
Album: Die Tonmeisterei Sessions
Label: Give Praise records
VERY quick short grindy punked up metal songs. All 71 tracks are no more than a minute each with a couple exceptions.

Olde
Temple
Jadd / Magnetic Eye
Raw doomy stoner metal but with a bit of a melodic old school thing. Vox remind me a bit of the guy from Pro-Pain, shouted with big meaty grooves to back it up.

From the Hellmouth | Mutilatred – Split EP
Title: Split EP
Labels: Redefining Darkness & Seeing Red Records
From the Hellmouth is wall of sound-ish brutal death metal.. cool stuff! And Mutilatred is a bit more grindy, but full on brutal death metal.

Various Artists (Against PR)
Death
Against PR
This is a PR firm out of Portugal that sends us a lot of that “other stuff” in our weekly adds section, some hit, some miss, some just ok. This is a Compilation of stuff they’ve sent out, or maybe they just like. A wide variety of stuff.

Northern Plague
Scorn the Idle
Self Released
Melodic blackened death metal, great catchy grooves, heavy dark sound, pissed off, kind of technical too.

Grant The Sun
Grant The Sun
Mas-Kina Recordings
Seems like a techy prog stoner metal. Instrumtenal stuff, great riffs and feel

Trivium
“The Sin And The Sentence” [Single]
Roadrunner
Decent stuff from these guys, catchy, melodic and heavy too. They got that Metallica meats Dragonforce thing going on and it’s good for the 1st single!

Hypochristmutreefuzz
Hypopotomonstrosesquipedaiophobia
Self Released
Kind of an alt hard rock type thing, maybe a bit electronic hip hip too

Cognizance
The Foreboding Impasse
Release date: Friday, August 4th 2017
Just a single from an EP that comes out next year, this is some good techy death metal. No fucking around, great grooves and production.

Cognizance
Illusory
Aug 2016
Since they have a new single out, the PR company thought it’d be a good idea to send out their last release from a year ago… good stuff too, quality technical brutal death metal.

 

New Stuff This Week…7/31/17

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Jul 302017
 

SWEET & LYNCH
Promised Land – RADIO SINGLE
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Good solid hard rock with Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch’s crunchy guitars… Rounded out with James Lomenzo on Bass and Brian Tichy on drums… a hard rock supergroup really. And this is a great classic metal/hard rock song. The album comes out in Nov.

L.A. GUNS
Speed – RADIO SINGLE
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
New single… this has a throw back old school LA metal feel.

STEELHEART
Got Me Runnin’ – RADIO SINGLE
frontiers Music s.r.l.
Again, good solid classic hard rockin’ stuff with Mille’s huge voice. Good stuff.

Prong
“Divide and Conquer”
SPV
Well, it’s new Prong. They have a formula, make catchy hard rocking metal songs… they aren’t straying from that formula and it’s good stuff man!

Dead Cross
Dead Cross
Ipecac
Dave Lombardo/Mike Patton’s punky metal experimental project. We had a single before, now the full… you got thrash/punk/hardcore all together with veteran musicians. it’s good

Night Spirit
Eclipse
Midnight Spark Media
Heavier and thrashy sounding power metal… Power metal with some grit!

The Shape
The World Away
DME/Monolithic Recordings
Sounds a bit like some modern thrash, heavy grooves, some parts are just more like classic metal too. neat stuff.

Dawn Of Disease
Ascension Gate
Napalm Records
Good grooving melodic death with well, mostly growly cookie monster vox… Heavy death metal stuff, but that good melodic meedly guitar stuff too.

Marty Friedman
Wall Of Sound
Prosthetic Records
Instrumental virtuostic metal… good melodic proggy stuff and some good crunchy metal too.

Accept
The Rise Of Chaos
Nuclear Blast USA
Classic Accept. Great riffs, a little edgy, melodic and anthemic and

Mordenial
The Plague
Black Lion Records
I guess this is a bit doomy, a bit death metaly and a bit melodic death-ish. A nice laid back sound, while doomy, there’s still a bit of a heavy groove going on .

GRAVESITE
Neverending Trail of Skulls
Xtreem Music
Here we have some brutal death metal, maybe a little bit gore/grindy, some nice riffage for some extreme metal. Decent stuff.

Söft Dov
Massacre Through Seduction
Horror Pain Gore Death
Kind of a punked up standard metal type thing. Short quick songs, just a, um, yeah… It’s not bad, just a bit too punky for me I think.

BONEHUNTER
Sexual Panic Human Machine (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
I’d have to say this is kind of an extreme thrash… Basically some classic thrash music, but with some extreme vox, so yeah, it makes this a bit more on the extreme side, right?

Barbaric Horde
Tainted Impurity
War Arts Productions
Mostly black metal, pretty brutal heavy blast beats and raw production

Blooming Carrions
Sparkling Rotten Dreams TAPE
Iron Bonehead
Lo-fi gurgly black/death metal.

Centuries of Decay
Self-Titled
Self-Release
Good heavy and catchy brutal melodic death metal. Technical, grooving and yeah, good melodic guitar stuff going on too. Great stuff.

Nuclear Warfare
Empowered By Hate
Self Released
This is some classic thrash, catchy grooves, heavy sound, vox sound pissed off. Good stuff.

TELE.S.THERION
LUZIFERS ABSCHIED
LABEL: MINOTAURO RECORDS
Experimental noise… chanting, creepy satan noises, I dunno… is this really music? I want my time back.

Rope Sect
Personae Ingratae 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
Kind of a gothy melodic doom rock

Planet Eater
Blackness From The Stars
Self-Release
I’m not sure what to call this stuff anymore… it’s a bit thrashy, a bit death metal, a bit hardcore and melodic too. I guess I’ll throw this in the melodic deathcore pile… not bad, heavy, catchy, grooving… kind of technical too.

Fight The Fight
Anitra’s Dance
Indie Recordings
One song… melodic and doomy, yet catchy too clean vox/extreme vox all in a 3 minute song. cool melodic death type stuff.

TarantisT
Not A Crime
Self Released
Foreign language exprimental metal/rock A bit gothy, maybe industrial too. A little too “out there” for me.

Heterochrome
Melancholia
Self Released
From Iran! A sort of prog rock, mostly laid back, with female vox, but some heaver hard rockin’ bits.

Mitochondrion
Antinumerology (EP)
Label: Krucyator Productions (France)
BLack/death metal on a 3 song EP. A bit of melodic black metal with some full on death metal type stuff.

Raptore
Rage n’ Fever
Label: Witches Brew
Metal from Argentina. A bit of a thrash/classic metal with maybe a pinch of a raw punk feel. Cool stuff.

Band: NECROSIS
Album: Mythogenesis
Self Released
Good classic meaty death metal or maybe deathy extreme thrash type stuff from Denmark. Great big grooves, fat low end and some guttural cookie monster vox.

Ignominious
The Throne and the Altar
Hidden Marly Productions
This is just some classic black metal. Good meedly stuff, maybe some groove too. Good stuff.

Band: WINDS OF LENG
Album: Horrid Dominion
Self Released
You got your good ol classic death metal here, oh, but it’s like fast and extreme so it has a little black metal feel going on too.

 

New Stuff This Week… 7/24/17

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Jul 232017
 

Lynch Mob
Main Offender (single)
RatPak Records
This is some good classic hard rocking stuff. melodic and catchy and yeah, might even be worth a spin, as Lynch Mob has always been a little bit more heavy/gritty than a lot of the bands they get lumped in with. (And Oni Logan is singing — so you can’t go wrong)

MR. BIG
Defying Gravity
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
While this might not be Mosh Pit material, it’s great catchy rock that should get more attention. This band has been around a long time known for one cheesy ballad, but really have some great hard rock stuff.

Tau Cross
Pillar of Fire
Relapse
A little bit of a Voivod meets Motorhead type thing. The drummer is Away from Voivod. Melodic too

Orden Ogan
Gunmen
AFM
Kind of an epic wall of sound melodic thrashy power metal. A bit of a Dragonforce/Blind Guardian/Rhapsody thing going on, but maybe with more of a crunch to it. Cool stuff!

Ensiferum
For Those About to Fight for Metal – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Extreme folk metal? Yeah, no one beats these guys…. generically… Melodic death metal, but this is more epic and symphonic too. Great stuff and me want more!

Alice Cooper
Paranormal
earMUSIC
Just 2 songs so far, but good classic sounding Alice Cooper. HE’s got a solid band, and these two tracks are just good hard rockin stuff

Rex Brown
Smoke On This
Entertainment One
Grooving catchy southern fried hard rock. Doesn’t sound too bad, a good bottom end (it better have one coming on a solo album from a bass player!)

Rings Of Saturn
Ultu Ulla
Nuclear Blast USA
Brutal core type stuff. Death meatl growls, melodic piano parts, black metal shrieking, full on brutal death metal stuff, meedly guitars, cool stuff!

Psy:code
Morke
Pavement Music
Maybe a tiny little bit industrial, more of a metalcore with some more deathcore stuff, a bit melodic and djenty too

Rage
Seasons Of The Black
Metalville Records
Classic metal from these veterans that probably had a hand in inventing this kind of music, right? Catchy, a bit thrashy, and just good ol “Metal”

Byzantine
The Cicada Tree
Metal Blade Records
ALways been fans of this band… and still glad they decided to come back… now they’re on Metal Blade… melodic / proggyish metalcore type stuff. Gritty, heavy, catchy and melodic.

Band: Kreyskull
Album: The Bird Of Bad Weather
Label: Sliptrick records
Experimental Doom / Psychedelic Doom Rock, a bit of a groove, some straightforward stuff

Band: Mexican Chili Funeral Party
Album: Mexican Warrior’s Revenge
Label: Sliptrick records
Grungy stoner metal.

Band: Obscura Amentia
Album: The Art Of The Human Decadence
Label: Sliptrick records
Doomy black metal…a bit depressing and down tempo, but extreme vox

Band: HoneyBombs
Album: Wet Girls And Other Funny Tales
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
Kind of a hard rock/light power metal type thing

Band: Gravestone
Album: Proud To Be Dead
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
Death metal, kind of a melodic viking metal feeling with some big grooves

Band: Scars Of Tears
Album: Just Dust
Country: Greece
Label: Sliptrick records
Female fronted gothy hard rock/melodic metal. A little bit of an atmospheric feeling too.

Band: Fate Unburied
Album: Logos
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
Proggy melodic death metal. A cool thrashy/prog metal thing with extreme vox and catchy heavy stuff too.

Band: Crohm
Album: Humanity
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
A bit plain old just “metal” with maybe a little thrash thing happening. Vox are kind of a stoner low tone clean sung

Band: BASTIAN
Album: Back To The Roots
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
Big meaty hard rock… classic stoner/doomy metal.

Band: HADAL
Album: Painful Shadow
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
A good groove, some doomy/stoner stuff. clean vox, some parts get a little blackened doom/death metal too.

Band: Althea
Album: Memories Have No Name
Country: Italy
Label: Sliptrick records
Some hard rock/prog rock type stuff… a lot of keyboards, a bit of an atmospheric and experimental thing going on too.

Band: ENDED
Album: Five Eyes
Country: Sweden
Label: Sliptrick records
A good classic metal/hard rock thing… nice grooves, standard catchy stuff.

Scalpel
Methods to Delusion
Self-Release
Death metal, but a bit more extreme, technical, big grooves, brutal, fast and heavy

HeadCrusher
Death Comes with Silence
Self-Release
With a band name like this, you expect to get your head crushed, right? Well, yeah, that’s about right. Death metal, but with a blackened death feel, maybe some extreme thrash, a little raw crusty stuff… Just great and brutal too. Good stuff.

Oracle
Beyond Omega
Camp Yeti
We got this in January, but now I guess they have a label and are re-issuing as “new”… here’s what I said in Jan : Melodic blackened death metal from Mobile Alabama! Whoa! This is some good stuff. Catchy, brutal, grooving

Urn (Finland)
The Burning CD/LP
Iron Bonehead
Catchy black metal, a bit of a modern black metal, still cold, dark, evil, but clean production, a bit more thrashy.

TEMPLE OF VOID
Lords of Death (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom / Hells Headbangers
Doomy death metal, a little sludgey full low end stomping grooves

NEXUL
Paradigm of Chaos (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Grindy old school black metal.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS
No Warning (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
A heavier doom / stoner metal, maybe a bit of a goth metal feel too

Pan’s Emissaries / Nick Noro
Pan’s Emissaries / Nick Noro [Split Release]
NBRD
Nick Noro is kind of just edgy punk rock. Pan’s Emissaries is a bit of a melodic stoner metal with a little punk feel.

TCHORNOBOG
Tchornobog
I, Voidhanger Records
Slugey blackened doom

Uforia
Fight or Flight
Self-Release
Straightforward hard rock. Clean vox, good catchy melodic stuff.

Skullparade
Skullparade
Rexius Records
Cool catchy grooving hard rock.

 

Integral
Resilience
Ghastly Music
Extreme blackened death metal. Melodic and brutal too. why not throw in technical? Yeah! lots of good stuff going on in here and did I mention it’s heavy?

Anubi’s Servants
Duat
Self Released
A cool thrashy extreme melodic death metal thing with some big grooves. Cool catchy stuff

Tower Of Babel
Lake of Fire
Lion Music (Finland).
Classic metal/thrashy power metal. Nothing groundbreaking, just cool hard rockin’ and catchy stuff.

Fleshkiller
Parallel Kingdom – single
Indie Recordings
Technical blackened death/melodic death. One song of extreme techy prog goodness.

 

New Stuff This Week… 7/17/17

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Jul 152017
 

The Nerve Machine
FB: https://www.facebook.com/nervemachine/
A bit of a Disturbed sound, a modern metal with a little prog metal thing going on too.

M.O.D.
Busted, Broke, And American
Megaforce
Following the tradition of most MOD albums, thrashy hardcore with lyrics saying like it is (according to Billy Milano) which of course make people laugh too. LOL yeah! First album in 10 years and billy says it’ll be the last. wahhh.

Dayseeker
Dreaming is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising
Spinefarm
Kind of an alt-metal metalcore type thing, some heavier stuff, melodic stuff and clean, um, almost emo sounding vox.

Limbonic Art
Spectre Abysm
Candlelight
Classic black metal, melodic and doomy

Raven Black
Seven Sins
WURM Group
This was sent and reviewed in April and now again in July… until I get to the bottom of it, here’s my review from before….
Female fronted alternative type metal. A bit gothy/arty, good mix of creepy sung/growly vox, some decent grooves… kind of reminds me of otep.

Soul Remnants
Ouroboros
Entertainment One
Heavy and grooving melodic-ish death metal. Kind of a brutal feel, but not like full on wall of sound, this is just good heavy grooving death metal.

Wintersun
The Forest Seasons
Nuclear Blast USA
4 tracks, each named for a season of blackened prog metal goodness. Kind of a blackened death with maybe some folk/prog and power metal stuff all going on. cool stuff!

The Midnight Ghost Train
Cypress Avenue
Napalm Records
A kind of grooving stoner metal/rock… decent stuff, just doesn’t get too heavy.

Aeraco
Batized By Fire
Dark Star Records
Traditional classic metal type stuff, decent groove, occasional heavier moment… but overall, some decent anthemic hard rockin’ stuff.

Decrepit Birth
Anis Mundi
Nuclear Blast USA
Crazy fast technical death metal. They’ve always been brutal yet technical and maybe a notch above typical death… great stuff once again!

Edguy
Monuments
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
5 new tracks, 22 old ones, and a previously unreleased track… Classic german power metal!

Blind Guardian
Live Beyond The Spheres
Nuclear Blast
3 CD Live album recorded on various Euro tour dates from 2015. First live album in 14 years! After seeing them recently, it’s kind of cool to hear this and remember how good this band is live.

BARBARIAN (Italy)
Barbarian (7″ EP)
Hells Headbangers
2 song ep of some kind of extreme thrash type stuff.

As Paradise Falls
Digital Ritual
Eclipse Records
This is kind of a brutal metalcore type thing. Solid heavy and a bit technical-ish, a little meshuggah like precsion sound.

Crack House
Still Alive!
Horror Pain Gore Death
seemingly a live album of some grindy thrash metal with some humor. Great heavy and catchy and fun too!

FORMICARIUS
BLACK MASS RITUAL
LABEL: SCHWARZDORN PRODUCTION
This is some cool blackened epic metal, maybe like a behemoth meets rhapsody meets dragonforce and dimmu borgir. Enough of an evil black metal feel with a proggy melodic death thing going on.

WHORE OF BETHLEHEM
Extinguish The Light
Black Market Metal Label
Blackend death metal… kind of text book… big meaty death metal with the cookie monster growls accented by some blast beats and cold black metal guitars… Mostly brutal death metal…

Bloody Times
Destructive Singles
Self Released
Kind of a raw (production) classic “metal” a little thrashy, with some grooves… maybe along the lines of a WASP or Accept type of sound.

The Tangent
The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery
InsideOut
A little jazzy and laid back prog rock leaning towards some hard rocking stuff here and there. Probably not for the mosh pit, but decent stuff for a prog fan.

Ingurgitating Oblivion
Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light
Self Released
Long songs, death metal, but, like prog death metal. melodic and quirky and brutal… 4 tracks interesting stuff! A little doomy, black metal too.

Astrarot
We Can’t Win
Self Released
Kind of industrial, melodic death, alt-metal, metalcore and a little djent.

Band: SamadhiSitaram
Album: KaliYuga BABALON
Label: Sliptrick records
A grooving heavy death metal – metalcore/deathcore type thing.

Superbeast
A New Future
Self
Brutal death metal, but maybe with a thrashy groove going on. Production is a bit raw… something tells me the guitar player did the mastering.

Sable Beldam
Cryptic Void EP
Self Released
This is sort of a melodic death, maybe blackened thrash… Good catchy hooks, extreme screamy vox, fast yet melodic-ish too.

De Profundis
Decayed 2007 – 2017 Compilation
Zero Tolerance Magazine
10 years of this band, so here’s a compilation! Great progressive black metal.

INK
Loom
Self Released
Gothy alternative rock.

New Stuff This Week… 7/10/17

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Jul 062017
 

Execration
Return to the Void
Metal Blade Records
Blackened death metal with a bit more on the black metal side. Good heavy edge, maybe a bit heavy slayer and melodic death stuff too.

Bloodclot
Up in Arms
Metal Blade Records
Kind of a heavy punked up thrashing hardcore type stuff. Features former Danzig/QOTSA and CroMags members. cool stuff.

Integrity
Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Relapse
Heavier thrashy hardcore, they’ve been around a long long time and still have a good raw yet cohesive sound.

RIVER BLACK
River Black
Season of Mist
A bit of a downtempo doomy death-ishmetal. Big meaty grooves, shouting/growly vox.

IMPURE WILHELMINA
Radiation
Season of Mist
Doomy melodic metal with a bit of a meedly black metal guitar, clean vox.

In The Presence of Wolves
Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape And The Cage
Self-Released
Melodic prog rock/metal. Takes a little while to get going but once it does, you don’t want to stop listening to hear what they’re going to do next, it has a little Fair to Midland thing going, but then maybe hits into full Dream Theater type stuff (without the cheese)

Stone Sour
Hydrograd
Roadrunner
Well, Stone Sour hasn’t really been the Mosh Pit’s thing… maybe a song here or there.. this has some catchy fun tracks on it, seems to be more laid back. Some songs seem heavier and cool too… I’m digging a lot of the stuff on here

Next To None
Phases
EMP
Well, this one doesn’t mess around much, a bit slipknot, a bit prog… some like, beautiful piano passages all mixed in with a proggier heavier (good) Slipknot type stuff. Heavy, and catchy and complex… and kind of amazing that they’re almost all still teenagers. The only knock on it, is the clean vox get a little emo-mall-core ish in parts.

APOTHESARY
ACCEPT LOSS FOREVER
M-THEORY AUDIO
Brutal yet catchy grooving death metal. They came through town last year the year before opening for some 5 band bill… and I missed them… this is good stuff, it’s not just death metal/death core… there’s some neat almost proggy stuff going on.

Decapitated
Anticult
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Never anything bad from these guys… serving up some of the best metal… and yeah with melody too, however, the vox are usually just all on harsh, so yeah, techy melodic deathy thrash stuff… great stuff…

Fragile Mortals
The Dark Project
Bumblefoot Music
A little bit of a rap-metal, nu-metal, but kind of a solid rock catchy commercial metal type thing too… and maybe a tiny bit industrial. . not too bad.

12 Stones
Picture Perfect
Cleopatra Records
Grooving stoner-ish metal, more along the lines of a band that sounds like Tool

Bloody Hammers
The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers
Napalm Records
A little goth and hard rock… a bit like a hard rocked up Volbeat.

Dead Label
Throne Of Bones
Nuerra Records
Grooving thrashy kind of metalcore, but more or less death-ish too. Kind of a heaver grooving Lamb of God. Great stuff.

RON CORONA
Fun Burst
Self Released
Indie rockabilly rock type stuff… Maybe a bit punk/country? either way… pass.

God Root
Salt And Rot
Horror Pain Gore Death
Kind of doom/post metal

TOTENGOTT
Doppelgänger
Xtreem Music / Burning World
This is a bit of a “Black n roll” but doomy post metal too. Some moments of good grooves and deathy stoner metal… but mostly long depressing songs.

Ewigkeit
Cosmic Man
Svart Records
A little bit of a doom and stoner metal thing going on… Decent energy, so it’s not all depressing.

FLESHPRESS
“Hulluuden Muuri” LP (July release)
Self Relased
A wall of sludgey post metal doom noise and maybe a pinch of blackened doomy noise.

Band: Odium
Title: As The World Turns Black
Label: Black Sunset / MDD
A bit of a thrashy metal, maybe a bit of a classic metal with a heavier vibe… or maybe a Machine Head-light type thing. Pretty cool stuff.

Vesicant (New Zealand)
Shadows of Cleansing Iron CD/LP
Iron Bonehead
Blackened death… a bit sludgey and grindy… and a wall of creepy evil noise too.

Band: KROH
Album: Altars
Minotauro
Female fronted sludgey doom.

Band: GRAND DELUSION
Album: Supreme Machine
Minotauro
Heavy stoner metal, a little doom feeling, but this has some good meaty hooks and catchy stuff too.

Band: BURNING GROUND
Album: Last Day Of Light
Minotauro
classic metal, with maybe a little thrashing groove.

Brume
Rooster
Self Released
It’s funny, two weeks ago, the majority of new reviews were like a blackened death metal, this week it’s mostly doomy

Band: VALLE CRUCIS
Album: Self titled
Self Released
This is kind of some classic black metal, dark, cold, evil, yet a good melodic groove going on. it’s just a pinch low-fi, but very listenable.

Band: Ominous Shrine
Release Title: ? ?????? ??? ??????????
Goathorned Productions
Black metal, a bit of a doomy gloomy dark feeling

Band: Novae Militiae
Release Title: Gash’khalah
Goathorned Productions
Full on wall of sound black metal.

Band: ABYSSPHERE
Album: Na Puti K Zabveniyu
Label: Endless Desperation Productions
Melodic doomy death metal from Russia (and in russian)… there’s a tiny bit of a goth feeling going on too… not too bad.

Devil Creations
Hell’s Exit
642706 Records
This is some traditional just “metal” a little bit thrashy/modern metal-ish with some meaty grooves.

Dzö-nga
The Sachem’s Tales
Avantgarde Music
Melodic and ambient folky type stuff going into full on evil black metal.

Bludy Gyres
Echoes of a Distant Scream
SoMan Records
A bit doom/stoner… kind of like a sabbath/trouble sort of thing. Decent grooves

 

New Stuff This Week… 7/3/17

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Jul 022017
 

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS
First Night Back In Port
Napalm Records
Beer Drinking folk music…maybe rock? not metal… aahhh no.

ÆRA
Of Forsworn Vows
De Tenebrarum Principio
Black metal.. classic old school stuff. cold guitars, fast and well, yeah. decent stuff.

NADIMAC
Besnilo
Xtreem Music
I’m not sure what language this is in, but this is heavy deathed up thrash metal. Great crisp production, catchy, kind of brutal-ish… great stuff.

Charming Timur
Focused Rage
Self Released
Industrial/noise/alt-rock. meh.

EXCALION
Dream Alive
Scarlet Records
Kind of power metal, but more leaning towards a prog metal

Contaminated (Australia)
Final Man CD/LP
Blood Harvest
CLassic death metal… cookie monster, big grooves… brutal.

Heresiarch
Death Ordinance
Dark Descent Records
Brutal blackened death metal. Heavy heavy heavy… and evil… good stuff.

INVOCATION SPELLS
The Flame of Hate (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
basically black metal, kind of raw, a bit of groove… but basically raw black metal maybe a pinch of thrash and grind

Seer (Canada)
Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void
Art of Propaganda
Kind of a grooving stoner metal, then it gets kind of more extreme, gets a little death/doomy… but overall, yeah, grooving stoner metal.

OHRENFEINDT
Zwei Fäuste für Rock’n’Roll
AFM Records
I’d compare this to AC/DC. Just some grooving classic hard rock.

Grieve + No Gods
Split
Horror Pain Gore Death
Grieve is 3 songs of punked up grindy extreme blackened metal… maybe 3 minutes total? No Gods is some brutal thrash…. cool stuff actually….like a more brutal Slayer.

Nicumo
Storms Arise
Inverse Records
A bit prog, a bit doom, a bit death/melodic death… maybe comparable to an Opeth or Amorphis. Great stuff

Moon Haven
Monochrome Reflections
Self Released
a bit classic prog/porcupine tree type stuff, maybe a little more distorted guitars in parts, but over all pretty chill.

AMPÜTATOR
Deathcult Barbaric Hell
Greyhaze Records [vinyl reissue]
Brutal blackened death metal.. a bit raw and old school… probably because this a vinyl reissue of this 2007 album.

Purgatorium
Still In Search
Label: Discouraged Records
A compilation album… kind of basic Swedish death metal, maybe touching into some melodic death.

Darkenhöld
Memoria Sylvarum
Self-Release
This is some classic black metal sounding stuff, a good groove and melodic stuff, kind of proggy too.

Last Bullet
80-69-64 (EP)
Self-Release
Classic hard rock, a bit cock rock sounding, maybe a southern hard rock thing too.

Suns Of Sorath
Flowers of the Lily
Self Released
Melodic blackened death metal. I’d have to say it’s a bit proggy too with some of the stuff going on. Heavy and classic black metal in parts, then some tech death in others… cool stuff.

UNCOMMON EVOLUTION
Junkyard Jesus
Argonauta Records
Some hard rockin’ stoner metal. Actually a little bit like Clutch vocally and maybe a bit more grungy. Cool stuff.

Matrekis
Kill Your Captor
Self Released
This band is from St. Paul, a bit thrashy and a bit classic metal with some big grooves. Ok stuff.

Band: Leider
Release title: Alloys
Record Label: self-released
Classic metal, big voice, gallopy guitars, good melodic stuff.

Band: FVNERAL FVKK
Album: The Lecherous Liturgies
Label: Solitude Productions
well, with this band name it was either going to be some sort of grindy death metal, or doom. Aannnnd it’s Doom. Not too bad, just 3 songs… just your normal doom type stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 6/26/17

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Jun 242017
 

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Murder Of The Universe
ATO
Kind of a folk metal, experimental rock thing, maybe a little stoner metal feel too. It’s a bit out there, but kind of catchy, and the track listing is kind of messed up, a lot of really short tracks and probably part of a story or something I’m too lazy to really dig in to.

Powerflo
Powerflo
New Damage
A sort of nu metal thing crossing a guy from Fear Factory, Biohazard and Cypress Hill. Good stuff, a good hardcore feel with a bit of a rap metal thing… good catchy stuff.

The Interbeing
Among The Amorphous
Long Branch
Proggy metalcore type stuff… a little djent

KMFDM
Yeah!
EarMusic
Well, you know what you get here, techno-electronic stuff with a bit of guitar… i’ll pass to Something Wonderful.

Double Crush Syndrome
Die For Rock ‘N’ Roll
Metalville Records
This is a basic hard rock with some fun party type lyrics. S

Billion Dollar Babies
The Game (EP)
Metalville Records
Catchy gothy electronicified metal. A bit like a Zombie/manson feeling with that great catchy sound.

The Acacia Strain
Gravebloom
Rise Records
Kind of a little doomy dark feeling on this metal/brutalcore type thing. Heavy and catchy in parts, a little dark but technical too.

Origin
Unparalleled Universe
Nuclear Blast USA
Crazy fast and technical brutal death metal. This is just a single so far, but I’m sure the rest is just as sick.

VULPUS
Certitude
Pest Production
Stars off kind of atmospheric and doomy black metal, but then really just getting into some melodic proggy black metal with some death metal type stuff. A mixture of vocal styles… but overall, classic black metal (but with good production)

PERISHED
Kark
ATMF
BLackened death metal… oh maybe melodic blackened death metal? Yeah. Good stuff. Mostly black metal though!

Kafirun
Eschaton
Seance Records
More decent black metal, again, this one is melodic-ish too, dark and evil.

Madrost
The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh
Self-Release
Melodic death metal, technical and proggy, cool grooves, the heavy stuff is kind of a blackened thrash. Great stuff!

PRISON OF MIRRORS (Italy)
Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths
Signal Rex / De Essentia Diaboli
Two long songs of classic black metal.

Tuesday The Sky
Drift
InsideOut
Well, you never know what you’ll get with INsideOut records… mostly prog rock type stuff… this one is ambient background sounds with some female singing… yeah, no.

WOLVENGUARD
ELEMENTAL RECLAMATION
LABEL: INDEPENDENT
Just this band name had me thinking it’d be a blackend death metal with a gritty edge to it, and, yup, it’s all there in the name! A good groove, not totally brutal and not totally evil. Basically a more gritty melodic death metal. (3 songs)

PERSECUTORY
Towards The Ultimate Extinction
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Must be the week of blackened death metal! This has a little bit of a thrash undertone… more shouty harsh vox and a raw death metal thing going on, but definitely a black metal attitude.

ATREXIAL
Souverain
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Continuing our pattern this week… more blackened death metal… this time with more melodic death type stuff happening. Good guitar solo type stuff. growly vox

PIG’S BLOOD
Pig’s Blood
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Good old classic brutal death metal. A bit raw, maybe a little grindy, but full on brutal!

Summon (Portugal)
Aesthetics of Demise TAPE
Iron Bonehead
Creepy classic old school black metal. echoey shrieky vox, ok production (not awful) and a bit atmospheric.

Cryptic Wanderings
You Shall Be There…
Forever Plagued
And here we have a good wall of sound black metal type thing. Evil, fast and a bit brutal too.

Weregoat
Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication CD/LP/TAPE
Iron Bonehead / Parasitic / Vault of Dried Bones
Kind of a black/death metal here… more on the raw thrash side of things. A bit fast and grindy too

SPEEDCLAW
Iron Speed (TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
30 June 2017
A kind of throwback old school thrash/punked up thing. Clean-ish shouted kind of punk style. Catchy speedy riffs, almost like a speed stoner metal feeling.

Qrixkuor
Incantations From the Abyss
Invictus Productions
Death metal meets black metal again. A bit raw production-wise. An evil dark feeling

KAYLETH
Space Muffin “Rusty Edition”
Argonauta Records
Stoner rock with some spacey atmospheric stuff going on… but good big grooves and a cool throwback sound.

Scars of Grace
From The Ashes
Self Released
Classic metal, just good old regular “metal” clean vox, good melodic stuff, big singy voice too.

Enragement
Burned, Barren, Bloodstained
Self Released
Brutal technical death metal… maybe a little on the brutal thrash side of things. Definitely headbanging material. Good stuff.

Burning Hatred
Carnage
Label: Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador)
This is death metal, good basic stuff, big meaty grooves, freight train drumming.

Deadcase
For The Violent
Self Released
A bit of a death core death metal, with some kind of neat groove breaks, which I guess would have to make it a little technical. Pretty much heavy but with cool other stuff and different experimental type stuff going on.

SinnerAngel
Sinister Decálogo
Self Released
Melodic death metal from Colombia. Catchy riffs, a little thrashy and good cool stuff.

Band: EVADNE
Album: A Mother Named Death
Label: Solitude Productions
Melodic doomy death metal. Not too bad, just a bit depressing in parts… doom right?

Band: DEATH THE LEVELLER
Album: Self-titled
Self Released
Kind of doom, but a bit like, um, Epic sounding. Clean vox. 4 long songs.

Granada
Sincronizado
Label: Symbol of Domination Prod.
From Argentina, a bit thrashy, lots of groove and a bit proggy and technical too. Cool stuff.

ANKOR
Beyond the Silence of These Years
Self Released
Female fronted hard rock/metal. Kind of melodic death, but metalcore type stuff. Okay, it’s metalcore/mallcore-ish.

Tubefreeks
The Dry Tide
Self Released (Online Metal Promo)
Driving hard rocking stuff, probably a bit of a stoner metal feeling… a little grungy in the guitar… decent stuff.

Band: RAVENTALE
Album: New World Planetarium
Self Released
One track of Atmospheric Black Metal… a bit drony in parts, some cool melodic stuff too… i dunno.

BVDK
Architecture Of Future Tribes
Self Released
Black metal, a bit melodic and electronic too.

Ex Eye
Ex Eye
Relapse
Some out there music here… saxophones and Atmospheric post metal doom type stuff

CORPSIA
Genocides in the Name of God
Self Released
Classic thrash sounding stuff, throw in some old Metallica, Slayer and maybe a little Lamb of God… cool stuff.

Band: ESSENCE OF DATUM (https://www.facebook.com/EssenceOfDatum/)
Album: Nevermore
Self Released
Proggy metal instrumental stuff. Great stuff, and yeah, even the parts with the sax.

Modern Day Outlaw
Day Of Reckoning
Self Released
Saturday, January 7th 2017
older release… Catchy grooving hard rock. Probably more hard rock “radio friendly”

New Stuff This Week… 6/19/17

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Jun 182017
 

Dead Cross
“Seizure And Desist” [Single]
Ipecac
This is pretty decent heavy metal, a bit hardcore/metalcore and melodic death-ish. This is that project with Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton. This first single has EAS alert tones in it, so technically it’s illegal to play on the radio. I’ll try to make a better radio edit.

Decapitated
“Earth Scar” [Single]
Nuclear Blast
Heavy, technical-ish, a bit more thrashy than they used to do…Great riffs, catchy and kinda brutal-thrash.

Goatwhore
Vengeful Ascension
Metal Blade Records
Grooving, catchy, brutal, abrasive vox.. great stuff as always! Glad to have new material!

RavenEye
Hate – Radio Edit
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Catchy hard rock.

Vintersorg
Till Fjalls del II
Napalm Records
Epic melodic folky black metal. Sequal to the 1998 album. The band is pretty much one guy and he really has this thing down. Good melodic stuff, heavy parts, epic stuff, folk stuff, all working together.

Dying Fetus
Wrong One To Fuck With
Relapse Records
Well, the name of the album says it all, these guys do brutal death metal right and this album is no exception. I didn’t realize this was the first album in about 5 years. time flies! Great technicality, super fast and brutal. great stuff!

Municipal Waste
Slime And Punishment
Nuclear Blast USA
Fast and raw thrash, but maybe with a bit more of a punk edge to it. Songs are fast and furious and quick & to the point.

Currents
The Place I Feel Safest
SharpTone Records
Kind of a djenty heavier metalcore. Math metal type stuff. Melodic in parts, full of low end too.

Days of Jupiter
New Awakening
Metalville Records
Melodic metal, a bit proggy, kind of catchy cool stuff, a bit laid back, maybe commercial-ish (relative to the Mosh Pit of course — when I mean this, I am opining that it should fit on commercial hard rock radio greatly!)

Broken Hope
Mutilated And Assimilated
Century Media Records
second album since their reforming… first in 4 years… great brutal death metal. Great grooves, cookie monster vox… glad they’re back.

Arcadea
Arcadea
Relapse
Gonna be lazy and copy/paste from the label’s bio, because it says it all! Here: “Featuring Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Core Atoms (Zruda) and Raheem Amlani (Withered), Arcadea is trio of galactic space warriors, whose prophetic songs tell the stories of space travel and celestial battles 5 billion years in the future where galaxies have collided, leaving catastrophic disorder in its wake as war is waged among gods and planets.” So there’s only keyboards and drums and vocals. Quite different… kind of a Mastodon without guitars, really. Very space sounding with the keyboards. Interesting

Projected
Reload (Single)
RatPak Records
A heavy edge to this melodic hard rock kind of metal type stuff. just like the one above with the heavier edge, but should fit well in commercial radio. Cool stuff though.

Moribundo
Raíz Amarga
Satanath Records
Doomy death metal, a little of that melodic doom type stuff, and then melodic type stuff, and the heavy parts are pretty good and brutal. (long songs) seems to be in spanish

Onryo
Muto
Everlasting Spew Records
A bit death metal, and metal/brutal core type stuff. Good stuff, no fucking around.

ASHCLOUD
Kingdom of the Damned
Xtreem Music
Dooomy brutal blackened deaath metal.

THE CHANT
Approacher
Lifeforce
Atmospheric ambient alternative rock.

HOUR OF 13
Salt The Dead: The Rare And Unreleased (CD, DLP)
Shadow Kingdom
An old school doomy metal throwback… a bit like a stoner metal sabbath/Trouble type thing

SKELETHAL
Of the Depths… (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Good old classic death metal. A tiny bit of a grindy feel along with maaaaaybe a little blackened death. Good stuff.

SHADOWFLAG
THE DELUSION MACHINE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT
Blackened death metal, good production, good catchy hooks and brutal with melody.

Pristine
Ninja
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Classic stoner-ish rock with female vox. Great stuff, just maybe not for the mosh pit.

Father Befouled
Desolate Gods
Dark Descent Records
Blackened doomy death metal. Dark and evil sounding.

MY REGIME
Deranged Patterns
Scarlet Records
I’d have to say this falls into the extreme thrash category, bordering into some death metal. Reminds me a little of Kreator.

BAD KARMA (U.S.)
Death Has No Calling Card (CD)
Shadow Kingdom
This is some good stuff too, a raw-ish heavy thrash, a full low end, raw vox. Cool stuff.

LES CHANTS DU HASARD
Les Chants du Hasard
I, Voidhanger Records
Doomy orchestral post-metal. Creepy and dark, but maybe just a little too post-metal out there for me.

ORDEM SATÂNICA
Monte da Lua
Signal Rex
Lo-fi black metal. NEXT.

Insatia
Phoenix Aflame
Pitch Black Records
Female fronted hard rockin’ metal type stuff. a bit goth-like, maybe a bit like a more clean sung/no guy vox Lacuna Coil.

FINAL COIL
PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY
LABEL: WORM HOLE DEATH
Doomy alt rock. meh.

DIABLERY/SHADOWCRAFT
Entropy
Black Market Metal Label
Diablery is some good classic black metal type stuff. Shadowcraft is some good melodic blackened death metal. Kind of cool to finaly get a “split” EP that has good stuff from both bands.

HELSLAVE
Divination
Black Market Metal Label
Great brutal death metal with maybe a tiny bit of a blackened death thing going on.

Wolves Attack!!
Piss On Everything
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
A raw metal core grindy punk thrash kitchen sink. Decent stuff, just a little of everything on the raw side of metal.

REC/ALL
Rec/All
Self Released
Kind of a classic metal, melodic metal. Clean vox, a bit of a 90’s AOR vocal sound, otherwise, just classic hard rocking stuff.

Undergang
Misantropologi
Dark Descent Records
Grooving brutal death metal. big time cookie monster gurgles, and phat heavy brutal grooves

Prezir
Contempt
Self-Release
Raw classic blackened black metal…. yeah, blackended black! It’s a tiny bit thrashy, but kind of low-fi. Not tooo awfully low-fi that it’s ruined, you can tell there’s some good classic evil black metal stuff going on.

Burn River Burn
Neüstonia
Self Released
A good classic stoner metal thing! Great grooves or just some good meaty hard rock.

Jaw Bones
Wrongs on a Right Turn
Self Released
This is a bit like that Burn River Burn above… great grooves, a little stoner metal ish. Catchy hard rock with a little edge.

DAWN OF MORGANA
Revelations EP
Self Released
Melodic death metal with some operratic female vox to go back with the death metal growls. Kind of an epic metal feeling musically too.

SYNTHETIC
Here Lies the Truth
Self Released
Kind of a melodic death but more on the melodic side, a bit of an industrial electronic

Hitwood
As A Season Bloom
Self Released
Melodic kind of almost acoustic rock. meh.

The Father of Serpents
Age of Damnation
Label: Satanath Records
Mostly death metal, with some melodic grooves, but then getting into a bit of a gothy doom thing too.

Cloud Rat / Disrotted
Split
Halo of Flies / Dry Cough Records
Both of these are post-metal doomy stuff with some black and death metal. Just two tracks, and each over 18 mins long. ugh.

 

New Stuff This Week…6/12/17

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Jun 112017
 

Iced Earth
Incorruptible
Century Media Records
It’s been a while! and yeah, right away, it’s classic Iced Earth! Nice and polished vox, catchy riffage… good stuff.

Doll Skin
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
EMP
Femaled fronted hard rock, a little punky catchy hard rock thing going on.

Iron Maiden
2017 Reissues Radio Sampler
BMG
A little sampler of some reissues that came out this year to promote their new US tour.

Eighteen Visions
XVIII
Rise Records
Heavy metalcore kind of leaning more on the screamo side of things but a good groove

Miss May I
Shadows Inside
Sharptone Records
Starts off pretty brutal and a bit melodic too, but then making more of a modern metalcore type thing. Clean vox aren’t singy/whiny, just a bit more melodic-ish. Decent stuff for this genre

Barb Wire Dolls
Rub My Mind
Motorhead Music/UDR
Female fronted classic hard rock, maybe a tiny punk stuff in parts, otherwise, just melodic hard rock

MERRIMACK
Omegaphilia
Brutal and heavy blackened death metal. The single was good, this is the full and it’s good stuff. A maybe little Behemoth type thing going on where it’s not full on death metal and not full on black metal, just a good mix of the two.

FOSCOR
Les Irreals Visions
Season of Mist
Doomy melodic metal, kind of like a Katatonia type thing.

RIVER BLACK
Low (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Good grooving meaty death metal with a little pinch of black metal sound

IMPURE WILHELMINA
Great Falls Beyond Death (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Doomy melodic metal with a bit of a meedly black metal guitar, clean vox.

1818
Hiraeth
Pavement Music
Kind of thrash, kind of classic melodic metal and abrasive vox. Kind of a neat mix of stuff to make it just good metal with an extreme edge

Legacy of Emptiness
Over The Past
Black Lion Records
Extreme and epic symphonic black metal. Good stuff, heavy, melodic and dark too.

APOSENTO (Spain)
Bleed to Death
Xtreem Music
Classic death metal with vox that sound like classic Chris Barnes… great brutal stuff.

Band: Confessions Of A Traitor
Album: Illuminate
Label: Sliptrick records
Cool grooving metalcore. Just a kind of a Pantera like groove.

BLACKEST
Dawning of the Black
Self Released
Brutal and dark death metal and with all of this black and blackest? A little black metl

COFFEINNE
Circle of Time
Fighter Records
Classic metal, a good groove, clean vox with a little bit of an edge, a bit like power metal, but a it heavier.

Moonaadem
Moonaadem
Self Released
Good classic black metal, cold guitars, decent melodies and maybe a little grooves… also a bit doomy and atmospheric too.

 

Artist: Sharzall
Release: Black Sun
Record Label: NRT-Records
A gothy and synthy metal, vox are distorted but a gothy sound, melodic and almost folk sounding, a bit over produced too.

CULT OF ERINYES (BEL)
Tiberivs
Caverna Abismal Records
Old School black metal, not so great production, heavy dark and evil sounding.

MUTANK
W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T
Boonsdale Records
A bit of a classic thrash with a funky groove. Quick songs without fucking around maybe a little punky in parts. Cool stuff though!

The Summoned
Sessions
Self-Release
Back in the day, this would be death metal, nowadays this has some melodic stuff, some technical stuff maybe a little “core” going on… it’s brutal, and a pinch of a Meshuggah thing going on… also some proggy all over the place stuff. So yeah, cool stuff.

Perpetual Rage
Empress Of The Cold Stars
Record label: Inverse Records
Big screamy voice classic metal… a bit more of a heavier groove than just plain old classic metal.

Lock Howl
Pareidolia
Self Released
Doomy, atmospheric and gothy black metal with an interesting groove.

Hellripper
Coagulating Darkness
Self Released
Heavy thrash… vox are a bit on the extreme side and well, so is the thrash. Great stuff.

Band: DAWNPATROL
Album: The Dawn of Steel
Label: Nuclearmageddon Records
This is a year old… but it’s some raw heavy thrash.

MR. BIG
Everybody Needs a Little Trouble – CLEAN RADIO EDIT
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Probably not for the Mosh Pit, but this is one catchy hard rockin’ track! Good stuff from these veterans.

ZEIT
Konvergenz
Self Released
Black metal, good production, melodic, heavy, really abrasive vocals.

I Sileni
Rubbish
Karma Conspiracy Records
Gothy doom-ish rock… meh.

Smoke Mountain
Smoke Mountain
Self Released
An atmospheric doomy stoner metal… 3 songs.

JORN
Life on Death Road
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
New album, new band and two years in the making. You know you’re going to have one of the best voices in metal. This is all just some good melodic classic metal… good stuff, nothing really heavy, but not all power ballads either.

CORNERS OF SANCTUARY
Cut Your Losses
Self Released (Online Metal Promo)
Classic metal, a little bit of thrash… mostly just some early 90’s sounding thrash with a high singy voice, maybe a little bit like the band Sanctuary!

Sierpes
Visiones Caóticas
Morbid Skull
Extreme blackened thrash. Good, evil and brutal

New Stuff This Week…6/5/17

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Jun 042017
 

Tombs
The Grand Annihilation
Metal Blade Records
Heavy grooving blackened death metal.  A big proggy in that there’s lots of stuff going on, melodic grooves, extreme stuff, deathy riffs, black metal evilness too.

Igorrr
Savage Sinusoid
Metal Blade Records
Talk about the kitchen sink…. You got just about everything here.  Death/prog/folk/industrial.  I’ll paste something from the press release:  “On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals ”  So yeah, it’s for an open mind, that’s for sure.

Suffocation
Of Dark Light
Nuclear Blast USA
Heavy, brutal, catchy and technical just like they’ve always done. Great stuff!

Curse The Son
Isolator
Ripple Music
Down tempo, yet meaty doom metal with clean vox

Rivethead
Fix Our Enemy
Pavement Music
Kind of an industrial metal hard rock thing, maybe a bit of a power prog metal going on too… think like a power metal-ish Marilyn Manson

Held Hostage
“Show Me The Way Back Home” (2 songs)
Self Released
Classic rock/hard rock.  Not really for the mosh pit, but some decent catchy stuff.

SikTh
The Future In Whose Eyes?
Millennium Night
Technical extreme melodic death type stuff.

Mutoid Man
War Moans
Sargent House
Kind of a punky thrash… fast and in your face, clean vox, so there’s a little stoner feeling (vocal style – kind of Mastodon-ish)

Eckman Dredge
Get Away Closer (single)
Self-Release
Modern metal with a phat low end… vocally, clean and kind of that moderm metalcore singy stuff.

Moonshiner
Self Titled Demo
Label: Self-Released
Doomy, slowed down stoner metal with what sounds like someone trying cookie monster vox in a computer mic.  very simple and basic.

Thus Defiled
A Return To The Shadows
Label: Independent
A brutal blackened melodic death metal.  Fast and heavy, but still things of melodic catchiness goind on.

Ghost Toast
Out of This World
Inverse Records
Experimental proggy instrumental rock.  Definitely proggy, bordering on heavier metal stuff in parts.  cool stuff.

Knogjärn
Marscherar & Förstör
Big Balls Productions
Hardcore/metalcore/metal, melodic stuff in parts, kind of a heavy modern death metal type thing, but with clean vox in a chorus, so melodic metacore I guess.

CEMETERY URN
Cemetery Urn (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Brutal death metal.  Great stuff.

SunSpell / Saudade (Canada)
From the Mist…We are but Dust – split LP
Iron Bonehead
Both of these are kind of a post-metal, maybe a little doom on Sunspell and black metal in Saudade

Progenie Terrestre Pura
oltreLuna
Avantgarde Music
Technical, proggy, experimental and overall, black metal.  Neat stuff.

Walpyrgus
Walpyrgus Nights
Cruz Del Sur Music
Melodic classic metal, clean vox, a bit of a modern metal sound, but maybe a gothy classic metal feel.

Logic of Denial
Aftermath
Comatose Music
This one is a freight train of relentless brutal death metal.  Cool stuff.

Vigilance
Hammer of Satan’s Vengeance
Dying Victims Productions
A bit of a stoner doom feeling, good grooves, but some extreme moments, like a bit of a basic black metal thing happening too.

A Flourishing Scourge
A Flourishing Scourge
Begotten Records
Brutal and technical death metal… longer songs a pinch of black metal.  good stuff.

Bury the Machines
Wicked Covenant
Midnite Collective
3 songs… a bit doom and post-metal-ish and a bit raw/grungy

Atavisma
On the Ruins of a Fallen Empire 7″ EP
Blood Harvest
Gurgly blackened death metal (2 songs)

Vehementer (Serbia)
Replenishment Circle (The Black Spectumfest) 7″ EP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
Blackened death metal, evil, brutal and kind of a speedy thrash thing going on.

Enragement
Burned, Barren, Bloodstained
Record label: Inverse Records
Brutal death metal, a good meaty groove yet extreme too…. good balance

Trinity Site
After The Sun
Self Released
Kind of a melodic death metal, leaning more on the death metal side, kind of technical, all harsh vox.

Protosequence
Shizophrene
Self Release
Proggy technical death metal, These guys aren’t messing around, being all brutal, but man, it’s reaaaally technical, kind of like a Allegaeon.  good stuff.

Black Royal
Dying Star
Self Released (Against PR)
Meldodic, black metal, a bit of a doom and prog thing too… Two songs and I’d say they crossinto like 10 genres. haha  good stuff though.

Requiem For Oblivion
Burning Nation
Genre: Prog/Tech Death Metal
Raw production, experimental proggy death metal, unfortunately the production wrecks it a little for me.  There’s a lot going on technically and it’s good and brutal too.

Antidote
The Rock Years
Old School Metal Records
Old punked up stuff, kind of a re-issue/greatest hits type thing.

SOLSTAFIR
Berdreyminn
Season of Mist
A doomy post metal… kind of a background music sounding thing

Henry Metal
So It Hath Begun
Self Released
Basic standard metal type stuff.  melodic, clean vox.

Band: Xaon
Album: Wintersun
Label: Sliptrick records
Death metal, some crunchy raw metallic groove, melodic stuff, and clean vox too… So yeah, melodic death metal.  good stuff.

Band: BLUT
Album: Inside My Mind Part II
Label: Sliptrick records
Industrial kind of metal type stuff.