May 222017
 

Byzantine
New Ways to Bear Witness – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Catchy melodic metalcore stuff.  can’t wait for more.

Backwordz
Veracity
Stay Sick
Kind of a nu-metal thing, with a melodic modern commercial metal thing

The Letter Black
Pain
EMP
an electronic-ish industrial metal.  and a bit of a moderm commercial solid rock with female vox

Repaid In Blood
Terra Mourning
Self Released
Band out of CA, but the vocalist lives here in Madison.  A sort of metalcore, brutal core/death metal thing.  Big groove, melodic stuff and brutal as hell too.  ANd a cover of “Push It” (sorta) from Salt n Pepa.

Danzig
Black Laden Crown
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Some kind of classic sounding Danzig.  A bluesy classic hard rock thing… kind of raw-ish production, but decent stuff. Definitely better than that last covers album.

Adrenaline Mob
We The people
Century Media Records
A lot of people slagging on the first single “Kind of the Ring”  cuz I think they’re trying too hard to be some tough guy bro metal, or WWE type intro music stuff.  Well, this band has great talent and while I’m a Russell Allen fanboy, I’m not a fan of the growly voice he puts on a lot of times in this band, but he does have good vocals chops and the songs are catchy and good overall.

Alestorm
No Grave But The Sea
Napalm Records
Fun Loving beer drinking folk metal.  Catchy, fun and bouncy… and melodic good ol metal.

Circus Of Steel
The Downfall (Single)
Independent
An edgy melodic classic grooving metal

Wormwitch
Strike Mortal Soil
Prosthetic Records
Crunchy doomy blackened death metal.   Good grooves, but a bit black metal doom too.

Shivered
Journey to Fade
Sensespirit
Doomy melodic stuff, kind of like a porcupine tree’d up Opeth Damnation type thing.

SOULSKINNER (Greece)
Descent to Abaddon
Xtreem Music
Blackened death metal, good evil and melodic groove, catchy and brutal too.

Twelve Noon
Saints and Sinners
Eclipse Records
Melodic hard rock, kind of almost prog, but just

Release: Final Void
Sounds of Absence
Inverse
Melodic metal, kind of a classic just every day metal.

Figure of Six
Welcome To The Freak Show
Label:  Bleeding Nose Records
A little nu-metal, almost reminds me of Coal Chamber in parts, but catchy, melodic and heavy… cool stuff.

Abuse
Nothing is Safe
Comatose Music
Death metal with some grind.  Quick grooving heavy songs and yeah, brutal.

Divinity
The Immortalist
Self-Release
Technical death metal, a bit like a Meshuggah/ Strapping Young Lad thing.  Cool stuff.

Cydemind
Erosion
Self-Release
Instrumental Prog metal with violins, so it has a Kansas meets like maybe a Dream Theater vibe

Jordablod
Upon My Cremation Pyre CD/LP
Iron Bonehead
Melodic blackened metal. A little post-metal, some doom, an interesting kind of noise/sludge thing going on too.

Karkaos
Chidlren of The Void
Self-Release
Melodic death metal,  a little epic feel, clean (female) and growled vox.

Suffering Hour
In Passing Ascension CD/LP
Blood Harvest
Brutal classic blackened death metal.

Rapheumets Well
Enders Door
Test Your Metal Records
A bit of a symphonic proggy blackened metal… or maybe melodic death type stuff.

Desekryptor
Chasm of Rot TAPE
Blood Harvest
Brutal classic grooving death metal… great stuff.

Legionnaire
Dawn of Genesis
Gates of Hell Records
Melodic metal, vox are a bit on the clean doom sung type thing.  Maybe a little doom feel musically too.

Insanity
Toss a Coin
Bastardized Recordings
Hardcore metal stuff, pump your fist and get in the pit.

Khashm
Asmodeus Rising LP + bonus 7″
A grooving doomy blackened death metal

Nocte Obducta
Totholz
MDD Records
Classic melodic black metal

CARACH ANGREN
Song for the Dead (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Melodic blackened doom

Narthraal
Screaming From The Grave
Record label: Inverse Records
Classic death metal, good grooves

Ravage
Return of the Spectral Rider
Self Released
Melodic thrash, classic metal, clean vox, a german metal feel

KING SATAN
King Fucking Satan
Saturnal
Industrial metal… almost techno metal.

Maria ja Marsialaiset
Pysy hereillä
Ektro
Throwback doomy stoner stuff with female vox.

MADLIFE
Precision in the Face of Chaos
Bleeding Nose Records
Melodic hard rock / commercial metal type stuff. Kind of catchy, a little industrial stuff going on.

Avatarium
Hurricanes And Halos
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Throwback organ based female fronted doomy classic stuff.

LOATHFINDER
The Great Tired Ones
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Blackened doomy metal.

Megafauna
Welcome Home
Another throwbacky doom female fronted thing.  This is a more of a pop rock feel

Band: For My Demons
Album: Close To The Shade
Label: Revalve records
A little bit of a doomy goth thing

Disorder
Fuego Negro
Label: Morbid Skull Records
Heavy blackened thrash. Catchy, kind of brutal, fast and yeah, great stuff.

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