May 052018
 

Anthrax
Kings Among Scotland
Megaforce
Live album recorded from Scotland… Great sound, you can feel the live-ness with great production. Good setlist mix of old Joey stuff and new Joey stuff… still a shame that Joey doesn’t do more Bush era songs

Deafheaven
“Honeycomb” (single)
Anti-
An 11 minute single of blackened metalcore type stuff as they do well. This one, maybe a bit long, but halfway through it really lightens up to become more of acoustic atmospheric rock thing.

Trauma
As The World Dies
Rivet Records
Classic metal with a thrashy feel, big screamy metal voice

Luca Princiotta Band
Rough Blue
Metalville Records
A good solid classic guitar based hard rock metal thing. A few tracks have that guitar god instrumental thing going on. Oones with vox seem to have more of a bluesy rock vibe.

Amorphis
Tales From Lake Bodom
Nuclear Blast USA
Back to where they belong… they had a few albums in the middle there that were shaky, but these guys know what works for them and they got it going on again for this album! Can’t wait to see them live.

Long Claw
Disastrophe
Pavement Music
This has a doomy Sabbath/Clutch/Zakk Wylde thing going on. Vox sound just like Zakk. (not as many pinch harmonics). Good catchy hard rockin’ songs

Dead Season
PROPHECIES
Dissonances Music
A cool melodic death album, some good deep heavy grooves while mixing in lots of classic metal stuff, going brutal heavy and classic metal light

FLESH HOARDER
HOMICIDAL NECROPHILE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
Classic brutal cookie monster death metal. big grooves, but brutal too.

Abythic
Beneath Ancient Portals CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
A good meaty melodic classic grooving death metal band/album.

Defiatory
Hades Rising
Black Lion Records
Classic thrash with a big heavy edge. Great stuff.

ABORTED FETUS
THE ANCIENT SPIRITS OF DECAY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
We’re talking some great brutal grooving death metal here.

Oksennus
Kolme Toista LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Mostly post metal and death metal/black metal noise. meh.

AIRBORN
Lizard Secrets
Fighter Records
Classic metal leaning towards power metal.

Haunting
Sealed Shut
Boris Records
Classic old school death metal with a black metal thing going on too

Reverorum ib Malacht
Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble
AnnapurnA
Chaotic and atmospheric and just plain out there style black metal.

Band: Katari
Album: Ave, Rex Ivdaeorvm!
Genre: Black Metal
Label: From Deepest Records
Good old school raw black metal. Some dark grooves, it’s not just all low-fi and cold. Just raw, dark and evil.

Ackeron
Polarity
Melancholia Records
A sort of metalcore thrash-ish type thing. It’s got proggy technical stuff going on, has that melody sound of a modern metalcore, but a little bit of a Dillinger Escaple Plan craziness (not quite as crazy)… decent stuff.

LOU QUINSE
Lo Sabbat
Sliptrick records
This is some pretty cool folk metal, it’s really just simply that, Folk Metal. It’s got all that bouncy accordion folkie flute stuff, but a great driving catchy metal thing going on. Great stuff.

Ruach Raah
Under the Insignia of Baphomet
War Arts Productions
A brutal black metal type thing. Dark, cold, evil and some good riffage/grooves/brutality

Demon Head
The Resistance
The Sign Records
Kind of an alternative/stoner rock. meh.

Band: Kroda
Album: Selbstwelt
Country: Ukraine
Genre: Pagan Folk Black Metal
Label: Purity Through Fire
Release date: April 30, 2018

Band: Autarcie
Album: Seqvania
Label: Purity Through Fire
This is some basic black metal, but not quite all fast and blast beats… a bit more doomy and dark with some black n roll grooves.

Gus G.
Fearless
AFM Records
Solid hard rockin’ classic metal. now that he’s released from the Ozzy band, he’s got free time to do “stuff” again!

Leviathan
Can’t be Seen by Looking: Blurring the Lines, Clouding the Truth
Stonefellowship Recordings
Not to be confused with a bunch of other bands with the same name, this is the prog metal version based in Colorado. They’ve got Mark Zonder playing drums, and have a good mix of classic prog metal type stuff with more of a solid hard rockin’ prog type thing

VERILUN
Through Fire… In The Sun
Sliptrick records
blackened melodic death metal, great mix of all three. A heavy thrashy brutal edge, then keeping it heavier with harsh black metal-ish vox and a good underlying overall melodic feel.

Immortal Sÿnn
Machine Men
Self Released
Thrashy, fun classic metal great catchy grooves and just good metal.

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