Jan 062018
 

2018

THRIF – The Human Race Is Filth
Title: Human Exposed (EP)
Label: Independent
Kind of a sludgy crusty death metal
Release Date: December 06 (Digital), January 01, 2018 (CD)

Bestialord
Law of the Burning
Symbol of Domination and Cimmerian Shade Recordings
Grooving sort of thrash with a little death metal style vox. (not quite cookie monster, but growly shouts)
1 January 2018

Magick Touch
Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire
Edged Circle Productions
Blassic hard rock, just good grooving stuff, maybe with a little bit of a Thin Lizzy vibe

Minneriket
Anima Sola
Akslen Black Art Records
January 2nd, 2018
Old school doomy black metal

ABSQUE COR
W?drówk? Haniebnie Zako?czy?
Godz Ov War Productions
More old school black metal, with maybe some darker doomy stuff

ROTTING KINGDOM
Rotting Kingdom
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Doomy death metal, some cool grooves

LABYRINTH ENTRANCE
LABYRINTH ENTRANCE
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Doomy black metal.

WARFIST / EXCIDIUM
Laws of Perversion & Filth
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Warfist is some raw (meh production) blackened thrash, kind of decent. Excidium has an old school blackened death/thrash thing going on.

Snogg
Abeloth EP
Self Released (Qabar)
Black Metal, a bit post-metal and the production is muddy

Damnation’s Hammer
Unseen Planets, Deadly Spheres
Self Released (via email)
A good thrashy classic metal with some decent grooves.

WHITE WIZZARD
INFERNAL OVERDRIVE
M-THEORY AUDIO
This is some good classic melodic metal, almost Judas Priest-ish, lots of good guitar work… The production is good, maybe a little punchy

Allegaeon
Animate (single)
Metal Blade Records
A leftover track from their 2016 album, they are releasing it as a single now… and it’s great, just as everything else on that album. They keep true to the original while making it heavier.

Magnum
Lost On The Road To Eternity
SPV
Classic British rock band, since they’ve been around since the 70’s they do have a throwback sound and a bit of a modern production and feel too. This is more of a classic rock type thing, so I’m not sure about where to put this on the Mosh Pit…

Watain
Trident Wolf Eclipse
Century Media Records
Wow, it’s been 5 years since the last Watain album, and as much as I’d like to say it’s worth the wait… it’s also like, hey, you guys are too good to be waiting 5 years between albums! This could be up there for best of 2018 when we recap the best of the year… about a year from now. This is what a black metal album should be, solid production, brutal yet catchy and evil melodic heaviness.

Tragedian
Unholy Divine
Ice Warrior Records
Classic power metal, big voice, I’d say musically, it’s a little faster and heavier than a typical power metal band. Good stuff.

Summoning
With Doom We Come
Napalm Records
Kind of a folky doom metal.

Corrosion Of Conformity
No Cross No Clown
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Just a single so far, but right off the bat, and old school groove right out, like, Deliverance. First album with the Pepper Keenan lineup reunited. This is good stuff.

Avatar
Avatar Country
Entertainment One
Just a single here too, but a good catchy groove going to a more experimental clean vox thing. These guys are kind of a modern day Polkadot Cadaver quirky with some heavy catchy metal.

Vhorthax
Nether Darkness 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
I guess this would be a blackened death metal, vox seem a bit “atmospheric” in the black metal realm, whereas the music seems to be more of a blackened tech death
5 January 2018

Trigger
Cryogenesis
Hellfire Records
A classic type thrash, but with some melodic stuff too, kind of comparable to Trivium, maybe a bit heavier on the heavy parts, and more singy melodic on the melodic parts? make sense?
January 5th, 2018

Tankard
Hymns For The Drunk
AFM Records
Fun classic thrash sound with a modern full sound and fun lyrics, mostly having to do with partying and drinking! This is a “best of” for stuff up to like, 2010
12 January 2018

Violent Opposition
Utopia/Dystopia
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Fast kind of grindy brutal technical death, neat stuff

Hellish God
The Evil Emanations
Everlasting Spew Records
Blackened death, fast and brutal, catchy… good stuff

Hamferð
Támsins likam
Metal Blade Records
Kind of a doomy dark death metal, a bit of a katatona/ less proggy opeth
9 January 2018

CRUENTATOR
Ain’t War Hell?
Xtreem Music
This is kind of a thrashy metal along the lines of a Kreator. Cool stuff! Heavy with no letting up.
10 January 2018

Kayak
Seventeen
Inside Out
Melodic classic prog rock. Nothing metal here, but as a prog fan, this has some longer tracks and might be for a fan of some older Spock’s Beard and Porcupine tree.
Release date: Friday, January 12, 2018

ELEGIAC
Black Clouds of War
De Tenebrarum Principio
Kind of a doomy black metal. Classic black metal going on, but maybe a little more slow in some parts.
12 January 2018

GREYFELL
Horsepower
Argonauta Records
Doomy atmospheric metal, occasionally getting into a little stoner groove… but mostly really just kind of depressing.
Release Date: January 12th, 2018

Infected Syren
Infected Syren
Self Released
A sort of classic metal, but a horror/ fun type feel to it. Very prominent guitars, but a good catchy groove hard rockin’ metal.

Scaphism
Unutterable Horrors
Horror Pain Gore Death
Grooving death metal, a little bit thrashy in parts, but really just a great catchy brutal-ish grooving death metal.
(set for release on January 12th 2018)

Irdorath
Denial of Creation
Wormholedeath
Blackened um, metal. It’s not black metal, it’s not death metal, Ok, I guess it’d fit into some death metal category… probably a melodic blackened death thing. It’s not full on BRUTAL, but it’s fast and heavy, almost extreme thrash… Good stuff.

SHINING
X – Varg Utan Flock
Season of Mist
A bit doom, and some black metal elements, a more melodic death

SINISTRO
Sangue Cassia
Season of Mist
Female fronted blackened doom…

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