Southern fried bluesy hard rockin’ metal type stuff from a 5 piece all female with attitude band. Decent stuff.
Iron Crown – radio single
Metal Blade Records
One thing over the years that we’ve learned… The Crown doesn’t fuck around. This single is no different, fast, catchy, heavy and leaves me wanting the rest of the album dammit.
Black Label Society
A new album with some big doomy bluesy hard rockin stuff. Lots of grooves, a more Sabbath-like sound happening. A lot of BLS’s stuff lately, as been a bit “samey” and I find myself really digging this so far!
This kind of reminds me a little bit of a Burning Red era of Machine Head, some good metal stuff, some decent hardcore stuff, but some more like, catchy melodic almost nu-metal stuff. So yeah, by modern standards, this would be a sort of metal core. But it’s a pretty good hardcore base too.
Sign Of THe Dragonhead
I’ve always kind of written this band off as mostly a typical fe-metal thing, operratic female vox, some power metal-ish music. This one seems to get a bit heavier, a bit of a folk metal thing too, also with death metal growls, kind of more into an Epica sound.
Kind of a blusey hard rockin’ stoner metal type thing… This is their 6th album as what started as a side project for some black metal band guy’s side project. Melodic and almost classic rock ish.
Vuur Van Verzet
Folk metal, but a sort of melodic death thing with Folk… or is it folk with melodic death? whatever, it’s both and it’s catchy, fun and heavy in parts. This band has been around a while and have a good thing going.
Make Them Bleed
Minus Head Records
This has a guy from Ill Nino, Ahrue from Machine Head. A horror grooving metal thing. A bit of a Slipknot style of metal, kind of heavy, yet accessible and yet heavy too.
Pink Lemonade Records (CD) (asher)
Kind of grindy doom, some sludge, but some grooves too.
The Rapturous Unraveling
Two tracks of good ol Grooving death metal.
Sermon to the Snake
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
A little doom, some hardcore, death metal and grooves. Vox are a little black metal screamy, but overall, this could just be old school death metal, maybe with an Obituary vibe.
18 January 2018
Grotesque Offerings (CD, LP, TAPE)
Doomy death metal, good slow groove and a dark evil feel.
19 January 2018
SPECTRAL LORE / JUTE GYTE
I, Voidhanger Records
A split EP of some out there post metal/atmospheric black metal type stuff.
19 January 2018
The Harlot Star
I hear some black metal, I hear technical death, I hear melodic death, extreme thrash, even a tiny bit of folk metal. It’s fast and not messing around. good stuff.
We Are All Born Evil
Bleeding Music Records
This is some classic metal/power metal stuff. Good solid standard good ol classic metal.
A metal band from Nashville… what!? Yeah. Kind of a classic metal/hard rock with some grooves and melodic hooks.
Kind of a classic metal, good screamy high vox, a bit of a prog/power metal thing going on a little too.
Invocation of Moribund Spirits CD/LP
A grooving doomy death metal, heavy, with a bit of a grungy tone. Decent stuff.
Grotesque Miscreation CD
Death metal… maybe a little gore/grindy.
Rituals Of Black Magic
Female fronted prog metal, a bit of a melodic power prog thing happening.
This is some instrumental prog metal, a little bit like Jeff Loomis’ solo stuff, good grooves and shredding and heavy enough to keep it interesting.
Prog metal! A bit melodic death-ish, heavier music, vox are growly and singy, good melodic prog keyboard stuff… Great release for a prog metal fan.
We got some prog rock! Not pushing into metal, just good old rock type stuff, Porcupine Tree/ Steven Wilson type stuff.
Band: Concrete Eden
Label: NRT Records
Hardcore/Nu Metal from Austria. Kind of a neat throwback thing, production is vocal centered. A fun listen.
Zal van Beherit
Label: Apollyon Entertainment
Blackened death metal, a bit more on the black metal side of things with some evil happenings.
A Taste For Blood
Good bluesy stoner metal with some monster grooves. Short catchy songs.
Haunted by Rock & Roll
EMP Label Group
A classic metal here also poking into a little thrash in parts, some bluesy metal in parts, and vox getting screamy in parts, regular singing, and growling here and there too. Cool stuff.
Album: The World In Focus
Label: Rambo Music
This band has a classic metal feel, but also maybe a little thrash and melodic metal, catchy grooves are going on good too.
I’d have to throw this on the Melodic death pile. Maybe a bit of a thrashy feel working into more melodic death
Some South American thrash music with death metal vox from April of 2017. Production is a little raw.
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
A Dutch band that has a bit of an epic blackened death metal thing going on. Think Behemoth with a tiny bit of Dimmu Borgir.
This Albanian band is a little bit thrash, some groove metal, some little doom things going on, as it’s a little downtempo in parts… Overall, it’s kind of a melodic groove metal that’s kind of accessible.
Buck Tow Truck
Death Wields A Six String
A sort of classic metal, heavy hard rock, production is ok, a bit of a horror/doom feel too.
Storm of Particles
I’d have to say this one falls into Melodic death, a good set of meedly melodic guitars with some death growls all on metal that’s not brutal, not just power metal, a good center of melodic death.
Silver Lining Music
Solid classic metal. These guys stand the test of time, and another good effort here on this single.
Blood and Brutality
As the band name suggests, this could be brutal and maybe gory… and well, these guys have the perfect name, because it’s a bit gore metal with brutal death metal and monster grooves, even melodic in some parts. But mostly brutal classic death metal.
“The Great Homage Night” Single
A classic metal, maybe a NYOBHM type sound.