Mar 182018
 

Axel Rudi Pell
Knights Call
SPV
New album from the power metal veteran. This has pretty much standard power metal type stuff going on with, of course great guitar work by the man with the band name…

Susperia
The Lyricist
Agonia Records
They’re back with their melodic death sound. always solid, a bit more on the clean vox… maybe not quite as harsh, but still a good heavy melodic death feel. First album since 2009 and with their new singer

Critical Mess
Human Praey
Metalville Records
Brutal, death metal, groove metal, heavy catchy and headbanging. Great stuff.

Memoriam
The Silent Vigil
Nuclear Blast USA
Basically half of Bolt Thrower and some other vets… good classic doomy classic death metal.

Bulletboys
From Out Of The Skies
Frontiers SRL
Known for pretty much a song or two back in the day… they’re back with the same fun classic hard rockin’ sound

The Absence
A Gift For The Obsessed
M-Theory Audio
These guys are back! (they never really did go away, just no new material)…After an 8 year break since their last album on Metal Blade, they have a new label and pretty much the same catchy and heavy melodic death sound. Great stuff.

Auri
Auri
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Female fronted, um, rock? More like folky/acoustic/rock. I know it’s on Nuclear Blast and all… but… yeah…

Blutvial
Mysteries of Earth
Heidens Hart Records
Mostly classic black metal but with a good grooving melodic thing happening. It’s not just all shrieking and blast beats.

ILDRA
Eðelland
Heidens Hart Records
Some classic black metal but a bit more doomy and melodic.

Rites to Sedition
Ancestral Blood
Self Released
Melodic death with a bit of an epic thing going on

PRELUDIO ANCESTRAL
Oblivion
Fighter Records
Power metal with a good catchy feel, vox are a more melodic and singy Halford style.

THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR
And Darkness Fell (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
A kind of doomy black metal, and full on grooving/grindy black metal too.

Imperial Triumphant
Inceste 12“ LP
Temple of Torturous
Blackened death metal, a bit technical, fast grindy and furious… with a pinch of melodic death.

Mortiferum
Altar of Decay CD
Blood Harvest
Death metal with big grooves, brutal vox, raw production

ELDRITCH
Cracksleep
Scarlet Records
This is a prob/power metal thing, melodic with an edgy guitar a little heavier melodic/deathish in parts.

Ungfell
Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz
Eisenwald
This is a pretty good melodic black metal, good technical and melodic grooves.

Sol de Sangre
Sol de Sangre
Black Market Metal
Good ol brutal Death metal. Big meaty grooves with a little south american feel (they’re from Colombia). Catchy too

STRANGLE WIRE
THE DARK TRIAD
LABEL: GRINDSCENE RECORDS
Classic brutal grooving death metal. hard to not bang your head to this.

Toxikull
The Nightraiser
Mosher / Firecum Records
Classic metal/thrash with classic high screamy metal voice. catchy licks and gallopy headbanging fun

Kino
Radio Voltaire
InsideOut
Prog! Keyboards, guitars, lots of just good old stuff to make it be classic prog hard rock/bordering on metal.

Hell Obelisco
Swamp Wizard Rises
Argonauta Records
Doomy death metal, a little sludgey, but it’s got some grooves

Borealis
The Offering
AFM Records
A bit of a melodic death musically, with edgy clean vox making this overall a classic proggy/power metal thing Good stuff!

MOURNFUL CONGREGATION
The Incubus of Karma
Osmose Productions
Double doomy death metal. long songs, slow, depressing.

Palace Of The King
Get Right With Your Maker
Golden Robot Records
Monster riffs, bluesy psychedelic hard rockin’ stuff. Fun, hard rock catchy stuff. Not quite metal, but a great fun energy to break apart from all this black metal!

RUSTY NAILS
Seasons Of Hatred
Sliptrick
A sort of Iron Maiden/euro Power metal thing leads way into some heavier melodic death sounds and then back again. Cool stuff.

Divine Era
Scripture Codes Summon Suicidal Thoughts
Self Released
One man project from LA (Daisuke “Die” Wachi), grooving thrashy metal getting brutal-ish in parts… pretty cool stuff and even more when you see it’s just one guy!

Hammerstroke
Satan’s Claw
DocRock
Kind of a faster, technical type thrash, catchy heavy stuff, vox are kinda shouted with an abrasive-ish style.

Mustan Kuun Lapset
Ikaros
Inverse
A kind of melodic death, but at a doomy pace… almost like a melodic death power ballad… just a single so far from this release.

Living Altar
Scythes Towards Psyche
Inferna Profundus Records
Kind of an old school black/death metal, pretty raw on the production side

Luguber
Het Pad
TCBYML
Hardcore metal from Suriname. Kind of just a raw hardcore

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