Apr 162018
 

Pallbearer
Tour EP
Profound Lore
Just a new single and a couple tracks to promote their tour… Classic melodic doomy goodness.

Necropia
Desecration Complex
Self Released
Technical death metal/djent. Pretty proggy, brutal, screamy. Cool stuff!

Shields
Life In Exile
Long Branch
Modern melodic metalcore. Mostly decent stuff, a hard driving guitar sound, cool growls, but then melodic vox parts get to be a little too “two steppy” But then it gets all brutal again and stuff… so, yeah.

Dokken
Return To The East Live
Frontiers SRL
Ofthe two tracks I got, it sounds clean, polished… and after seeeing Dokken live once a whole bunch of years ago, i’d say… no way, studio tricks! But, heck, I wasn’t there, and I don’t know.

God Is An Astronaut
Epitaph
Napalm Records
Laid back alternative doomy post-metal rock.

Kobra And The Lotus
Prevail II
Napalm Records
One of the better just hard rockin’ bands out there these days, catchy songs, good driving hard rock and some awesome female vox.

Wrong
Feel Great
Relapse
A kind of grungy, sludgy, noisy, a bit like Helmet or that sort of rock. Raw, loud, in your face.

NIGHTMARER
Cacophony of Terror
Season of Mist
Big meaty death metal, with a doomy pace

GLORIOR BELLI
The Apostates
Season of Mist
Kind of a blackend melodic death. more black metal that the other stuff, but some dark gloomy melodic parts too

Grave Upheaval
(untitled) DLP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Sludgey wall of sound post doom post metal post me liking any of this.

Stryper
God Damn Evil
Frontiers SRL
A long intro to the one track we have “God Dam Evil” then into a good hard rockin classic Stryper… then pushing to almost speed metal parts… heaver the better!!

Scarificare
Tilasm
Helldprod Records
Kind of a melodic death but a blackened dooom feel

Summon (Portugal)
Parazv Il Zilittv LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
Grindy old school scary death/black metal. Vox are kinda shrieky noise, blast beats and a wall of noise

SPEEDCLAW
Beast in the Mist (MCD, MLP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Classic thrash, catchy fast beats, good stuff.

Adzalaan
Into Vermilion Mirrors
Invictus / Vrasubatlat
Black metal, kind of a classic cold, wall of evil sound type of black metal.

VOMITOR
Pestilent Death (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
SOme raw old school thrashy type stuff, a little really old Slayer-like… maybe getting into some old school black metal too.

LJÁIN
Endasálmar og klofnar tungur
Signal Rex
Wall of black metal noise

Ross The Boss
By Blood Sworn
AFM Records
Classic metal from one of the founders of Manowar! Great riffage, some more heavy songs, some more just hard rock type stuff too

Serum Dreg
Lustful Vengeance
Invictus / Vrasubatlat
Kind of old school black metal, kind of a wall of sludgy noise .

ROBESPIERRE
Garden Of Hell (CD, LP)
Shadow Kingdom
A basic hard rock doom type thing.

TEMPERANCE
Of Jupiter And Moons
Scarlet Records
Epic proggy power metal with M&F vox

Dagger Lust
Siege Bondage Adverse to the Godhead
Invictus / Vrasubatlat
Call of sludgey noise, maybe black metal, maybe death metal? Muddy production. meh.

Assumption
Absconditus
Everlasting Spew Records
A couple of 15 minute tracks surrounding a 6 minute track… Mostly post metal doom type stuff with a little deathy/black metal in the middle… still meh.

ORPHANAGE NAMED EARTH
Re-evolve
Argonauta Records
A little doom, some hardcore feel too… overall a depressing gloom but with some decent grooves.

Transcendence (Los Angeles)
Hour of the Summoning TAPE
Blood Harvest
Meaty grooving classic brutal death metal.

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik
Hugsjá
By Norse
Seemingly norweigian folk music.

Wendess
MMXXIII
Archaic Sound
Kind of a melodic doom metal, a little doomy and laid back, then the heavier stuff gets in with harsh black metal type vox, eventually musically building up to faster stuff… but overall, a slower doomy blackened metal.

Let it Breathe
Let it Breathe
STB Records
Classic doomy sludge. good stuff.

Desekryptor / Draghkar
Split TAPE/7″ EP
Blood Harvest
Two songs… one from each band… Desekryptor is kind of a just classic black/death metal thing. Draghkar is a blackened thrash type thing, has some potential… but just one track!

Band: METHEDRINE
Album: Built For Speed
Label: Kornalcielo Records
Kind of thrashy, a little hardcore, guitar solos, catchy and decent stuff.

Fedrespor
Tid
Nordvis
Doomy folky acoustic stuff.

Svederna
Svedjeland
Carnal Records
A little black metal, a little extreme thrash, some straight up black metal, brutal death metal, lots of little bits of extreme stuff and melodic too… good stuff.

ORDER OV RIVEN CATHEDRALS
Göbekli Tepe
Self Released Anubi PRess
This is kind of an epic black metal, a bit of a full brutal black metal, but a wall of sound seemingly like old old school Dimmu Borgir.
liking this…

Band: BLACK ROSE
Album: A Light In The Dark
Label: Sliptrick Records
Melodic classic metal type stuff, great catchy hooks, more of a hard rock thing happening, but good easy to listen to classic metal

Band: Tiran
Album: “Apocalyptic Tales”
Label: MORE HATE PRODUCTIONS / WINGS OF DESTRUCTION PRODS / METAL RACE
Extreme thrash stuff, catchy, heavy, decent stuff.

CARPATHIAN FOREST
LIKEIM
Indie Recordings
This is kind of an industrial black metal, a bit atmospheric, experimental, gothy and modern.

Apparition
The Ravenous Dusk
Dark Adversary Productions
This is pretty much just creepy background noises.

Beyond Deth
The Age Of Darkness
Self-Released
This is a dark, blackened/melodic death metal. A bit like an Amon Amarth, but a bit more dark and blackened. Great stuff from Chicago!

Band: WALLS OF BABYLON
Album: A Portrait of Memories
Label: Revalve Records
Proggy power metal, more on the power metal side of things, songs are about 5-6ish mins long, big vox, some power ballady type stuff.

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