Oct 132017
 

Sepultura
Chaos AD: Expanded Edition
Rhino
Mostly remastered stuff, with live tracks, studio demos, live stuff… The original sounded pretty good to me, but these extras are cool and any excuse to play something from this album…

The Fright
Canto V
SPV
Sort of a gothy hard rock, catchy stuff, maybe a bit commercial.

CyHra
Letters To Myself
Spinefarm
So this is the band with a couple of the old In Flames guys and Amaranthe. A melodic metal/melodic death type thing. Vocally, there are clean vox, musically it’s sounds like the heavier catchy in flames stuff (not the real old stuff), but also a bit of a modern metalcore feel too.

SICARIUS
SERENADE OF SLITTING THROATS
M-THEORY AUDIO
This is some fast heavy, kind of epic black metal, a bit like a Dimmu Borgir, but maybe a bit more black metal and wall of sound-ish and raw. Good stuff

Madame Mayhem
Ready For Me
Headball Records
Good solid hard rocking stuff with female vocals. Catchy standard classic hard rocking metal music with clean vox, but not symphonic or growly, just good hard rocking stuff all around.

Exhumed
Death Revenge
Relapse
Brutal death metal, but technical, catchy, gory and heavy with monster grooves too.

Then Comes Silence
Blood
Nuclear Blast USA
Kind of a gothy hard rock, has a bit of an 80’s alt rock feel to it.

Serenity
Lion Heart
Napalm Records
Kind of an epic power metal thing, some sing-along type stuff, maybe a tiny bit folk metal-ish

Slipknot
Day Of The Gusano Live
Eagle Rock Entertainment
This is kind of the soundtrack to their documentary film… Good showing of their live performance, showing they are one of the biggest top metal touring bands. Say what you want about this band, they put on a great show and can pull it off well. Production isn’t polished, which probably makes it more “real” right?

Ne Obliviscaris
Urn
Season Of Mist Records
One of the best of the blackened prog/technical metal bands out there. Brutal, proggy, technical and just straight up prog metal with clean vox and melodic stuff. This might be a bit much for some people with the extreme dynamics of say, violin strings and full on brutality… Great stuff

Sorcerer
The Crowning of the Fire King
Metal Blade Records
Clasic metal type thing with clean powerful vox, a bit of a melodic thing.

GWAR
The Blood of Gods
Metal Blade Records
Musically this has the same Gwar “feel” vocally, of course it’s different, but the same attitude is there, just not a real “front man” feel, which I guess is to be expected. I might be in the minority, but I’m glad they are forging on without Oderus, I’m sure brockie really would have wanted his legacy to move on. This one might be a bit more metal in parts, a bit more quirky like a “saddam a gogo” type thing.

BLOODHUNTER
The End of Faith
Xtreem Music
Melodic death metal. A big on the blackened death metal side of things, but there’s some good melodies going on too. It’s brutal, yet has some great melodic guitar solos. Good stuff

Expander
Endless Computer LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
A raw grindy death metal, a pinch of a punky metal going on too.

Goatpenis
Anesthetic Vapor LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Raw blackened death metal, fast and brutal with a heavy melodic black metal thing going on.

Xanthochroid
“Of Erthe and Axen” Act II
Erthe and Axen Records
Symphonic proggy metal with some crunchy metal parts here and there, but overall, pretty melodic and orchestral hard rock stuff.

Rig Time!
War
Innerstrength Records
A grooving grindy hardcore metal thing.

The Kahless Clone
Our Never-Ending Loneliness
Self-Release
Melodic dark doomy/prog-ish type stuff, like Katatona/slower Opeth, some decent grooves all instrumental.

Seeds Of Mary
The Blackbird and the Dying Sun
Klonosphere Records
This started off with a Queensryche-like guitar tone, then moving into some more Alice In Chains sounding stuff. Some cool grooves, staying more along a Alice In Chains style of groovy grunge

Emil Bulls
Kill Your Demons
AFM Records
Kind of a metalcore thing, but almost a melodic death, good heavy stuff, a little melodic stuff that makes it have that “metalcore” sound. Probably more for the younger metal fan with the modern metalcore stuff though.

Band: DITHEIST
Album: Eternity Of Nothingness
Label: Heathen Tribes
Some great death metal with monster grooves, catchy licks and a chugga chugga freight train with the bonus of some great guitar flourishes too

Retortion Terror / Invidiosus –
Split CD
Horror Pain Gore Death
Retortion Terror is more of a raw grindy, in your face death thing, short under 2 min. songs. Invidiosus is more of a traditional death metal, also with some quick short songs.

Vuur
In This Moment We Are Free – Cities
InsideOut
Doomy grooving metal with female vox, more of a clean operattic thing. Vox aren’t just by anyone, it’s Anneke van Giersbergen from The Gathering and Devin Townsend fame. Cool meaty grooves in mostly downtempo with these vox are kind of different and it works.

OBESE
Anamnesis
Argonauta Records
File Under: Stoner Sludge Metal
Release Date: October 20th, 2017

Band: Khandra
Album: All is of no Avail
Self Released
Two tracks of good classic black metal from Belarus. (good clean production!)

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND
WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND
Self Released
Bluesey old school hard rock. Cool guitar work, raw hard rock grooves.

INFINITAS –
CIVITAS INTERITUS
Self Released
Melodic folky death-ish metal with female vox. Good mix of heaviness, melodies, folky charm and catchiness.

Warcall
Invaders
Plan B Music
Classic metal meets a little bit of a thrash, a bit of a grooving melodic thing going on with nothing really else to say but good heavy metal

Dekapited
Sin Misericordia
Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador)
I’d say this is some extreme thrash, almost blackened thrash when the vox come in.

Hidden Intent
Apocalypse Now (single)
Self-Release
Classic thrash, cool gallopy thrash, just good stuff (4 tracks)

Pile of Priests
Redemptionem Per Cruciatu (single)
Self-Release
A single of death metal with a raw production giving a little bit of a black metal feel, but cookie monster vox and a mroe down tempo groove.

Cloak
Beyond The Veil (Radio single)
Season of Mist
Grooving death metal with black metal touches

Internal Chaos
Chaotic Sounds Propagation
Self Released
Melodic death metal, heavier technical metal music, clean vox, cookie monster growls, technical? yeah, kind of prog too. So yeah, proggy melodic death, strings… this is cool stuff.

Kroh
Pyres
Self Released
Female fronted doomy sludge and melodic metal

IMPUREZA
Leyenda Negra (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Single of technical and melodic death of brutal proportions. Lots going on, cool stuff.

Korrupt
Preachers and Creatures
Fysisk Format
Screamo-punky metalcore type stuff.

Band: Lostair
Album: Ad Jubilaeum
Label: Revalve records
Grooving thrash stuff, growly vox

I Klatus
Nagual Sun
Self-Release
Dooomy post-metal… kinda. Some big meaty grooves, down tempo, vox are a bit echo-ey shouted stuff.

BIGFOOT
Bigfoot – DOWNLOAD
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Melodic hard rock, just good catchy hard rock

L.A. GUNS
The Missing Peace – DOWNLOAD
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
New album! Classic hard rocking stuff here, a bit more edge than a lot of the stuff on this label, but this is an established band with some newly reunited members. Decent stuff.

REVOLUTION SAINTS
Light in the Dark – DOWNLOAD
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Supergroup formed by the head of the label, Jack Blades, Deen Castronovo and Doug Aldrich. It has that Journey/Night Ranger sound (figures) Good stuff though, but probably not for the Mosh Pit.

FIREBALL MINISTRY
Remember The Story
(Cleopatra Records)
Stoner metal, a little bit on the doomy side on some tracks, but some tracks are a bit more upbeat too. Catchy stuff too. First album in 7 years.

ALTARAGE
Endinghent
Season of Mist
Doomy sludgey black metal and grindy too. it’s a bit too much for me.

 

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