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.

 

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