May 152017
 

MERRIMACK
Apophatic Weaponry (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Brutal blackened death metal, great stuff.

Beastmaker
Inside The Skull
Rise Above
Kind of a sabbath-like stoner metal, decent stuff

Hell Or Highwater
Vista
Spinefarm
An alt-rock hard rock commercial hard rock sounding thing

John Frum
A Stirring in the Noos
Relapse
Good grooving classic death metal.

All Hail The Yeti
Feed The Pigs (EP)
Minus Head Records
a grooving stoner metal feel with a little bit of an ozzy vox vibe

JORN
Fire to the Sun – RADIO SINGLE
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
One song… classic hard rockin metal type stuff with Jorn.  Not quite as cheesy as his recent cover’s album.  Guy can sing!

Ikillya
War For An Idea
Urban Yeti Records
A kind of melodic hardcore, maybe classic-ish deathcore.  It’s a bit of a classic metal in parts, but vox and some parts are more extreme… overall some decent grooving.

Beltfed Weapon
Raining Plague
Independent
A heavy power metal with a great metal edge… a bit thrashy with some good chunk but with a high screamy power metal voice.  Great stuff.

Mountains Crave
As We Were When We Were Not
Avantgarde Music
Kind of a doomy black metal.  A bit depressing and dark, but melodic and atmospheric too.

Saule
Saule
Avantgarde Music
Doomy post-metal.

Highland
Loyal to the Nightsky
self-released
Classic old school black metal, in your face and raw, cold and evil.  (Production is good too!)

Grid
Human Collapse Syndrome (EP)
Label: Discouraged Records
Grindy death metal, quick fast brutal songs..> Good stuff!

KALEDON
Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness
( Album, May 15th )
This sounded pretty good…. kind of an epic melodic death metal big vox, big epic symphonic stuff… and the version I got is plagued by voiceovers telling me what it is.  What is this 2002?  No thanks.

Nargaroth
Era of Threnody
Inter Arma Productions
Melodic blackened death metal.  Decent groove while staying evil and “troo”  Some melodic parts seem a bit more proggy but still have that cold evil black metal feeling…

THE WIZARDS
Full Moon in Scorpio
Fighter Records
Cool catchy stoner metal/hard rock. A bit of a throwback, but with a modern melodic hard rock sound too.

Sektarism
La Mort de l’Infidèle
Zanjeer Zani Productions
Three very long tracks of dark post metal.  Guitar noise and a guy shouting.

Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly
On Her Journey To The Sun
InsideOut
Proggy classic rock sounding stuff. A bit like old school Genesis or Jethro Tull type stuff.

MASTERCASTLE
Wine Of Heaven
Scarlet Records
Female fronted standard metal… a bit of a goth feel… otherwise just a classic hard rocking things

Fractal Generator
Apotheosynthesis
Everlasting Spew Records
Technical brutal death metal.  Thick and meaty, heavy and brutal

DIVINE ELEMENT
Thaurachs Of Borsu
I, Voidhanger Records
Melodic death with more of a death metal feel, a black metal feel in some guitar tone.  There’s a little bit of an epic feeling going on…maybe a pinch of an Amon Amarth thing

Kalopsia
Angelplague
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Death metal, big grooves, Good heavy stuff, some technicality and cool guitar solos all while being brutal.

The Night Flight Orchestra
Amber Galactic
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
While not really all that metal, it features members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy… it’s their 3rd album… I’m a fan.  This has that throwback to true classic 70’s rock… catchy as hell, and it’s cool to hear Speed from Soilwork just rocking out with his clean vox.  A few songs get a little heavier and are probably good for a spin or two on the Mosh Pit.

Panphage
Storm
Nordvis Produktion
Classic Black metal, it’s heavy and has a good melodic quality too…

MOUNTAINEER
Sirens & Slumber
Lifeforce
A bit of an alt-metal.  Clean vox, guitars are a bit grungy.. a little doomy, a little stoner rock.   just not much for the Mosh Pit.

Unholy Baptism
…On the Precipice of the Ancient Abyss
Self-Release
Classic black metal.  Cold guitars, shreiking vox and a dark evil quality.  Decent production

Thyrant
“What We Left Behind…”
Indie Recordings
Thrashing grooving extreme metal.  Melodic, catchy and brutal too

VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH
“V-EP”
Self Released
A raw metalcore/hardcore thrashy type thing.

Band: F41.0
Album: Bürde
Label: Geisterasche Organisation
Atmospheric black metal A good melodic feel, a bit doomy, but then it gets a bit harsh all while staying dark and moody.

Aberrario
Aberratio
Self Released
Kind of a classic death metal.  Meaty grooves, just a little black metal feel, but also some big beefy doomy riffs too.

HAREM SCAREM
United
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Classic hard rocking AOR-ish type stuff.  This is catchy cool stuff, but a bit of a stretch to be called Metal.

SNAKECHARMER
Second Skin
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Very similar to the Harem Scarem, and well most of the stuff on this label.  Good classic early 90’s sounding hard rock.

EARTH ELECTRIC
Vol. 1: Solar
Season of Mist
A sort of stoner/doomy metal throwback.  Catchy and psychedelic, maybe a little like Ghost.

ULSECT
Ulsect
Season of Mist
Kind of a brutal blackened doom metal

WARRANT
Louder Harder Faster
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
We all know about Warrant… and as long as they’ve been around, this is only their 10th album.  This is some decent hard rock stuff. Cool to see them with a refreshed steady lineup for almost 10 years now.

INGLORIOUS
II – DOWNLOAD
And with the other Frontiers releases above, this is along the same lines, a good classic hard rock/AOR type groove with some great clean powerful vox.

AMPÜTATOR
Deathcult Barbaric Hell
Greyhaze Records
Brutal death metal, old school vinyl reissue

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