Nov 112017
 

AUÐN
Farvegir Fyrndar
Season of Mist
Cold and dark black metal, doomy and melodic fast and depressing too, but still pretty decent stuf

CLOAK
To Venomous Depths
Season of Mist
Sort of melodic death, a bit of black metal, some classic metal, definitely in the “extreme” realm due to growly vox.

IMPUREZA
La Caída De Tonatiuh
Season of Mist
Fast furious extreme death metal, technical, catchy and even a tiny melodic in parts, great brutal stuff.

JEFF SCOTT SOTO
Retribution
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Well, this guy has been around for a while singing for many different bands, I’m not exactly sure what the difference is between this and his band “SOTO” It looks like just different band members I guess, either way, this is a good solid melodic hard rock album. And the more I’ve heard JSS singing lately, the more I’m liking it. Good catchy hard rock going on here

PRIMAL FEAR
Best of Fear
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Four new tracks and a best of compilation, you can never go wrong with Primal Fear for classic power metal! The new tracks are solid. Nothing groundbreaking, but good stuff.

BABYLON A.D.
Revelation Highway
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
As with most stuff on this label, it’s either a new release from a classic hard rock band (like this one) or something like a classic hard rock sounding type thing. Well, this is both, right? Remember this band? Kind of hit the scene the same time as grunge and just didn’t make it real far… (I remember them from a big push in college radio). well, they have a new album, and it’s good solid classic hard rock.

SWEET & LYNCH
Unified
Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Michael Sweet from Stryper and George Lynch from Dokken/Lynch Mob/Abunchofstuff. Two living legends in their area together! You have some good solid classic hard rock/metal type stuff. Nothing really too heavy, great sounding hard rock with a big voice and great guitars.

WHITE WIZZARD
STORM THE SHORES (single)
M-THEORY AUDIO
Grooving classic metal with a Maiden feeling.

Electric Wizard
Wizard Bloody Wizard
Spinefarm/Witchfinder
Look up stoner metal in the dictionary, Electric Wizard will be one of the examples. Meaty grooves, clean vox… and they’re just doing what they do!

Entheos
Dark Future
Spinefarm
Proggy technical metalcore type stuff. A little djent, female fronted (various styles – mostly growls) Former members of Animosity/Faceless/Animals as Leaders. Great tech death type stuff!

Iron Maiden
The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter
BMG
We have a 5 song sampler of some Maiden from the last tour… it’s mostly newer stuff, and all sounds great as only IM Can do!

Quicksand
Interiors
Epitaph Records
I was in college when these guys first came around… early 1990s, wasn’t a huge fan back then, now a lot has happened since they stopped making records in 1995. Now they’re back. Same kind of thing, melodic and grungy, It’s not too bad, maybe just not for the Mosh Pit

Cavalera Conspiracy
Psychosis
Napalm Records
Well, this is good stuff, kind of well, like old Sepultura-ish (Arise/Chaos AD era). Heavy, catchy, just about like everything Max does, good stuff.

Galactic Cowboys
Long Way Back To The Moon
Mascot Label Group
This band has been one of my favorites and to see they were making a comeback made me happy, and so does this album, it’s like they made this right along Machine Fish. It’s not quite as heavy as some parts on the first couple albums, but it’s got everything that makes this band great, vocal harmonies, catchy and crunchy riffs. Great stuff.

Conan
Man is Myth (Early Demos)
Napalm Records
Well, these are “early demos”, so they’re a bit raw, but it’s some sludgey stoner metal.

Sacrilegious Rite
Summoned From Beyond
Dunkelheit Produktionen
Death metal with a little black metal feel, a bit atmospheric, but with some good grooves

???? (Sleepwalker)
5772
AnnapurnA / Sentient Ruin
Post-metal or black metal kind of noise. Does not sound coherent.

NO AMNESTY
Psychopathy
Xtreem Music
Thrashy melodic death, great grooves, catchy riffs.

Catapult The Dead
A Universal Emptiness
Doom Stew
4 songs of big long doomy stuff

Wrathprayer / Force of Darkness
Wrath of Darkness – split LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Both of these are similar fast and furious blackened death metal.

Lihhamon
Doctrine LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Grindy death metal

Iron Griffin
Iron Griffin
Gates of Hell Records
Old school throwback doomy metal. Maybe a little like a simpler Ghost/sabbath type thing. Good grooves and retro sounding.

Susurrus Station
Miss Anthropocene
ÅIÖ Soundings
alrighty then… 68 minutes of all sort of stuff, folk, electronic, prog, file under WTF.

GAME OVER
Claiming Supremacy
Scarlet Records
Do you like classic metal/classic thrash? You’ll like this. Catchy, and just good old metal!

PRIEST
New Flesh
Lövely Records
This is the band from one of the ex members of Ghost, more of an electronic techno retro thing… passing it over to the show before the Mosh Pit.

SAR ISATUM
Shurpu
Self Released (Decible Mag – Asher Promo)
Fast and furious black metal. No fucking around, good melodic stuff, brutal, cold, evilness abound!

Death Toll 80K
Step Down
Svart Records
Grindy and fast death metal. quick short tracks.

Lady Beast
Vicious Breed
Cruz Del Sur Music
A good solid grooving classic metal. Not too heavy, not too light, and as the band name suggests, it’s female fronted, but a good melodic clean vox, with some cool range and tones. good stuff.

Tyfon’s Doom
Emperor’s Path
Gates of Hell Records
Melodic classic metal, a little bit of a prog feel, maybe a little noise, pinch of doom, or a kind diamond feel.

DESPITE EXILE
Relics
Lifeforce
Some modern death metal / melodic death. Barked out vox, melodic death type guitar work, cool tech death stuff going on too.

Over the Voids…
Over the Voids
Nordvis Produktion
Old school sounding black metal, cold drony guitars, long songs, a bit doomy and depressing

WASTED THEORY
Defenders of the Riff “2017 Edition”
Argonauta Records
Release Date: November 17th, 2017
File Under: Heavy Rock /Stoner / Southern Metal

Infernal Blast
Wolves Elitism Speech
War Arts Productions
Brutal, raw blackened death metal.

Monolith Cult
Gospel Of Despair
Trancending
This is some cool melodic doom

BLACK DEATH (Cleveland)
Black Death
Hells Headbangers
Kind of raw classic old doom type stuff, kind a sabbath meets kind diamond type thing

Band: GOAT OF MENDES
Album: Hagzussa – Riding The Fence
Label: Witches Brew
A bit classic metal, but some thrash, and maybe a pinch of death metal as the vox get a little growly, but mostly melodic classic metal with a gritty edge.

Band: Radiation
Album: The Gift Of Doom
Label: Witches Brew
This is some cool heavy thrash, maybe just touching on some death metal, good grooves.

Band: Serenade
Album: Onirica
Label: Revalve records
Female fronted metal. Mostly power metal, but kind of a grungy crunchy groove, and probably comparable to like a Lacuna Coil.

Svarthart
Emptiness Filling the Void
Self Released
Depressing blackened doom, a bit lo-fi, but more like mastered on a cassette sound than bandwidth limited lo-fi.

FLAMES OF GENESIS
INTERSTELLAR TRANSMIGRATION PART I: A BRIDGE TO FURTHER REALMS
LABEL: MINOTAURO RECORDS
Post-metal noise.

RIMFROST
A Clash Under The Northern Wind (single)
Label: Non Serviam Records
Grooving black metal. Nice meaty headbanging groove with harsh vox.

Torso Murder
Torso Murder
Self Released
A sort of tech, dark, grooving djent death metal, with some hardcore and prog type stuff too.

UNBOWED
Through Endless Tides
Self Released (asher)
released this past May, just to our inbox… technical melodic death metal. Barked out vox, grooving riffs, atmospheric blackened metal stuff too.

Band: Desecrated Grounds
Album: Lord of Insects
Label: Not on label
CLassic death metal, big grooves, a bit of a thrashy heaviness too.

Masqued
The Light In The Dark
Sleaszy Rider Records (Greece).
Male and Female fronted power/prog metal, decent stuff.

Mask Of Satan
Silent Servants – Chants of Lovecraftian Horror
Self Released
Good ol classic brutal death metal

Scream Of The Butterfly
Ignition
Burning Wax Productions
Stoner metal, hard rock… Decent stuff.

Band: Luna
Album: Swallow Me Leaden Sky
Label: Solitude productions
Two 20+minute tracks of post metal/funeral doom. meh.

Band: Dreamgrave
Album: “Monuments I. – The Anxious”
Label: Prog Heaven Hungary
Now this is real prog metal, female fronted, crazy all over the place type stuff, virtuoustic playing, changing stuff all over the place, heavy, then jazzy, ambient, symphonic… cool stuff.

Zolle
Infesta
Subsound Records
This is seemingly some kind of grooving instrumental stoner metal, a bit heavier than say a Clutch, but solid grooves, catchy tunes that are quick and to the point and no vox!

Kabexnuv
Dzyan
Self
Old school lo-fi black metal.

Ghastly Sound
The Bottom
Magnetic Eye
This is hard to put a finger on, a bit metalcore, a bit of a proggy metal thing, kind of stoner metal, a little sludgey. Clean and harsh vox. Neat stuff.

Space Vacation
Lost In The Black Divide
Pure Steel Records
I had to make sure this wasn’t something on Frontiers records… haha classic hard rock, big clean vox, catchy guitar riffage, not metal, not plain rock, just something cool inbetween.

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