Jul 022018

Cosmic Pandemia – single
Metal Blade Records
First new stuff in a while, and this is awesome right off the bat, technical, brutal, heavy… great stuff.

White Noise and Black Metal
Season of Mist
A bit of a classic black metal sound, decent production, cold, dark, a good melodic base.

Bury Tomorrow
“The Age”
modern metalcore stuff, screamy growly vox going to clean uptempo clean vox in the chorus… heavier parts are decent, but probably the more emo-ish melodic parts aren’t really for the ‘pit.

Coheed and Cambria
“Unheavenly Creatures”
Another single, a bit more commercial alt-rock sounding on this one…

Bullet For My Valentine
Spinefarm Records
Great music, catchy, melodic, accessible too, but overall for a metal band, it is accessible, and can appeal to a wide audience

Northern Chaos Gods
Nuclear Blast USA
Well, this band has certainly been around for a while and had some changes… well this album is worth the wait. Classic catchy, yet brutal and melodic black metal. Great stuff.

We Steal Copper
We Steal Copper
Kind of a punk, but a little metal/hardcore attitude going on.

Various Artists
Hell Night / Sweat Shoppe – Split 7″
Encapsulated Records
Hell night is a bit more djenty punked up hardcore and Sweat Shoppe is more of a hardcore with a big punk thing going on

Quarter Hour of Power
Encapsulated Records
Most of this stuff is punked up hardcore type stuff. 14 artists/songs

Infectious Stench
Xtreem Music
A brutal, yet grooving and catchy death metal. melodic stuff,

Fear, Prey, Demise
Scarlet Records
Some catchy melodic but classic thrash. Great stuff.

Devin Townsend Project – Ocean Machine –
Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv
Three albums of Live Devin! After seeing the DTP do a full set last fall or whenever, this is a cool way to remember how great that show was and a good exclamation point on DTP since it’s now on hiatus.

Release title: Thirteen
Record label: Ultraje
Here we have a cool viking/folk metal melodic deathy type thing. A bit of that bouncy party metal but with that melodic death edge. Cool stuff.

Ancient Lights
Ancient Lights
Ritual Productions
Slow depressing doom, probably a post-metal categorization.

Okkult II
Massacre Records
Great meaty classic grooving death metal. these guys have been around a while, so they can crush. Great stuff!

Order of Vengeance LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
Classic melodic black metal. A little doomy, mostly cold, dark and your typical black metal.

Visions of Doom 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
Classic-ish black metal. A wall of cold shrieky black metal coldness in this 3 song EP.

Existencialista LP
Iron Bonehead
3 long tracks of classic old school cold, dark, evil black metal… but dig deeper and there are some good grooves going on.

Burial Invocation
Dark Descent Records
Brutal, meaty dark death metal. Big chugga chugga, cookie monster vox, getting a little bit of a melodic black sound… or technical death… good stuff!

Daño Colateral
Spanish language groove metal/thrashy hardcore, catchy and heavy, good stuff.

Not My Master
Rockshots Records / Extreme Metal Music
Kind of a groove metal, extreme… not quote thrashy, not quite death… just metal-ish…

Semmib?l, a semmin át
GarageLive Records
Melodic death with maybe a little bit of a viking metal feel too.

Iron Tyrant
Oh man… super lo-fi, something. Black metal… This is a compilation of some older demos and live tracks… Can’t get over the lofi… sorry.

Nihil Est
Self Released
I’d have to say we got some melodic blackened death metal… It’s mostly classic black metal, but a bit more brutal yet melodic. Some good technical and catchy stuff too.

Las Tripas y el Lodo
Godbox Records
Spanish alt-proggy rock. Cool tones, not quite metal, but a good solid sound.

Ez dugu aske izateko zuen baimenik behar
Godbox Records
Crusty punked up thrashy hardcore type stuff.

Last Bleeding Pain (Single)
Rockshots Records
A single of power metal… big vox, classic metal/power metal

Digital Dystopia
Self Released
Epic fast power metal just like it should be. Fast guitars/drums, over the top vox… classic euro power metal stuff.

Rockshots Records
Female fronted melodic death, going from harsh to operattic vox. To some folky stuff too. Not shabby

More Humanity Please…
Rockshots Records
More classic hard rock sounding stuff. catchy standard stuff.

Band: Avida Dollars
Album: Catarsis
Label: Godbox records
Straightforward rock/hard rock type stuff… from Spain and all in spanish language.

Band: Tamirel
Album: You And The World
Self Released
Well, it says that its “prog/art/psychedelic rock” I’d have to say yeah, it’s pretty much that, just some old school sounding proggish rock. Not Mosh Pit material.

The Night Flight Orchestra
Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
I’m a sucker for this band… it’s not really metal, but the attitude is there, metal members, and their now fourth album! Catchy and throwback just like the others… great stuff.

The Crucible of Sin
Classic metal, a bit of a megadeth thrash and groove style.

Band: Mutanter
Album: The Limit
Label: Kernkraftritter Records
Meaty grooving classic brutal death metal. Cookie monster vox, chugga chugga brutal sound. great stuff.

Nytt Land
Cold Spring
Viking chants.

Band: Rostres
Album: Les Corps Flottants
Label: Slow Burn Records
Post metal, with some doomy sludge and maybe when its tolerable to me, a bit of stoner metal.

Black Vatican
The Black Vatican
Self Released
Kind of an epic gothy black metal, some doomy grooves

Label: Sliptrick records
This is some russian hard rock/alt metal type stuff. Fairly commerical metal sounding, good catchy stuff, but probably a bit too “alt” for the Mosh Pit…

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