Nov 182018
 

BABYMETAL
“Starlight”
BABYMETAL RECORDS / Cooking Vinyl
A single from Japan’s own baby metal… music is djenty heavy metal core, and vox are a bit more grown up, not quite all bubble gum k-pop. Actually reminds me a little of Kittie going to some growls and clean vox.

Unearth
Extinction(s)
Century Media Records
Two singles so far, and classic catchy, heavy Unearth… purveyors of origanal new wave of american metalcore. Great stuff.

Cattle Decapitation
Medium Rarities
Metal Blade Records
Rarities collection, previously unrealeased stuff, demos a good collection of some older stuff and it sounds pretty good for the most part.

March In Arms
March In Arms
Self-Release
This is a kind of hard rock thing that gave me a feeling of Vol-Beat with some little gothy grooves, and a pinch of folk metal with a thrashy groove when it gets heavier.

Roine Stolt’s The Flower King
Manifesto of an Alchemist
InsideOut
Classic prog! This is basically the same band as The Flower Kings with the same style/sound, but without their long time keyboardist.

Spearhead
Pacifism is Cowardice
Invictus Productions
This is mostly death metal with a bit of a black metal thing going on. harsh vox, but heavy death metal grooves too.

Blade Killer
High Risk
M-Theory Audio
Classic metal with an NWOBHM sound.

New Light Choir
Torchlight
Svart Records
A kind of stoner metal, doom rock, a bit upbeat, clean vox, a little bit of a Voivod thing happening.

Letheria
Death – Principle
Saturnal
Melodic death, leaning a bit more on a blackened melodic death, some cool melodic grooves, catchy riffs, but a dark tone.

PALE DIVINE
Pale Divine (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Doomy grooving metal, vox have a little bit of a Godsmack thing going on, but big meaty doomy grooves.

Anger As Art
Fast as Fuck!
Malevolence Records
Heavy Classic thrashy stuff, with a little bit of a heaver abrasive vox, this is a live album and it sounds great too!

Band: Homicide Hagridden
Album: Effect Lucifero
Label: The Goatmancer Records
Traditional thrash, modern take, heavy, with some melodic stuff, big grooves and headbanging goodness.

Witchthroat Serpent
Swallow The Venom
Svart Records
Crusty sludgey doom and a bit of a post-metal drone.

Anachronist
Self-Titled Album
Ruton Music / Ektro
Electronic alternative stuff. how did this get here?

Satan’s Host
Metal From Hell
Moribund Records
This is a big of a classic metal bordering on light thrash, but kind of sounds like it was mastered on a cassette deck.

WURM FLESH
EXCORIATION EVISCERATION
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
A fast and heavy death metal, some blackened death parts, big grooves too… a little gore going on too.

BLACKRAT
Dread Reverence (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
Kind of a raw blackened metal. Not full on black metal, but black metal feel and attitude with more of a doomy thrashy groove with that cold black metal feeling.

CORPSEFUCKING ART
SPLATTERPHOBIA
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
Classic brutal death metal. A little like a more raw old Cannibal Corpse… great stuff.

HPGD182 Coathanger Abortion / Sacrificial Slaughter / Rottenness –
The Hate Divide “Split” Album
Horror Pain Gore Death
I’m already not a huge fan of split EPs in the digital age… but whatever… C.A. is good death metal, classic brutal suff, but production is pretty low-fi! S.S. is heavy extreme death metal, better production, Great stuff. And Rottenness is gory brutal death metal with some headbangy grooves… good stuff.

MORTUOUS
Through Wilderness
Dawnbreed Records
A bit of a classic death metal, meaty riffs, brutal stuff, some grooves, all heavy and in your face too.

Unreqvited
Mosaic I: l’amour et l’ardeur
Northern Silence
Symphonic doomy metal, ambient and atmospheric too.

MY REGIME
Peek Through The Pines
Scarlet Records
This is a kind of edgy classic metal with a thrash groove thing going on

Corpsessed
Impetus of Death
Dark Descent Records
Brutal death metal with a classic death metal thing, some harsh cookie monster vox with a wall of in your face brutal grooves.

NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP
WHITE NATIONALISM IS FOR BASEMENT DWELLING LOSERS
Prosthetic Records
Brutal grindy gore black metal with a fun take and anti-nazi message!

Band: NEW AGE
Album: Self-Titled
Label: Sliptrick records
Some standard hard rock with a pinch of punk

OMEGAVORTEX
Promo 2018
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, July 13th 2018
here we have some pretty cool melodic death/blackened death.. fast, heavy, clean production, extreme stuff, but great!

Heidra
The Blackening Tide
Time To Kill Records
Melodic death, some heavier brutal blackened death metal, switching to some pretty straightforward melodic clean vox stuff. great stuff!

L’ Ira del Baccano
Si Non Sedes Is – Live MMVII
Subsound Records
An instrumental catchy stoner metal thing with some longer tracks that go on and jam a bit. cool stuff!

FALGAR
La Dama Del Alba
ATMF
Kind of doomy drony black metal.

FIEND
SEERESS
Deadlight
Doomy black metal.

The Cascades
Phoenix
Label: Echozone
Release date: Friday, October 19th 2018
Gothy hard rock.

Band: ATHROX
Album: Through the Mirror
Label: Revalve records
Some classic metal with a thrashy element, clean vox, good edge… cool stuff.

Wolftooth
Wolftooth
Cursed Tongue
they call them “Stoner Metal Riff Worshipers” and totally spot on.. great groovin’ stoner metal!

Arrayan Path
Archegonoi
Pitch Black
Epic power metal with that signalong huge voice, a bit of a folky thing going on a little bit… probably just some cool proggy power metal stuff. Some more over the top symphonic metal stuff too.

Hellnite
Midnight Terrors (single)
Sliptrick Records
Classic metal with a little bit of an extreme metal edge a pinch of a thrashy thing going on too.

Band: VEONITY
Album: Legend Of The Starborn
Label: Sliptrick records
Classic Power metal nothing fancy, nothing bad, just good ol power metal.

Heterogeneous Andead
“Deus Ex Machina”
Wormholedeath
Japanese symphonic death/thrash/prog metal. Great instrumental technical metal, kind of melodic death/thrash and some heavier prog metal too. Vox are operattic, clean vox or straight up growls… really cool/unique stuff.

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