Dec 092018
 

SARAH LONGFIELD
Disparity
Season of Mist
30 November 2018
Madison’s own Sarah Longfield, known from local band The Fine Constant in her Season of Mist debut… self recorded/produced/all instruments… good kind of proggy rock with some good shredding too. A lot is lighter ambient type stuff, other tracks are a bit more metal. A lot going on here! A bit reminiscent of Steve Vai/Devin Townsend type stuff.

Steam
Osiris
Label: Self-released
Kind of prog hard rock with a little djent thrown in and then a bit of tech death too? Yeah! Cool stuff.

Siniestro
Arctic Blood
Black Lion Records
Just four tracks, but a good heavy blackened melodic death thing, great grooves, heaviness and brutality.

Devathorn / Inferno
Zos Vel Thagirion
W.T.C.Productions
Devathorn is a good classic melodic black metal. Inferno is a bit more sludgey doom/post black metal.

Adaestuo
Krew Za Krew
W.T.C.Productions
Post metal ambient noise and meh

Currents
I Let The Devil In
SharpTone Records
A modern metalcore thing… some emo vox, some harsh vox, melodic accessible stuff with some heavier growly stuff too.

Release: Splendidula
Post Mortem
Record label: Inverse Records
Normally when the genre says “Post/Sludge/Doom” it might not even get downloaded… but this made it through and it’s a bit of a hardcore/doom/female gothy thing with a bit of a stoner thing going on. Some actual decent grooves

TOR MARROCK
THE CONCEPT OF SELF
LABEL: BLACK VULTURE RECORDS
A doomy gothic post metal that gets into some blackened death type stuff… doomy and sludgey too.

Ferum
Vergence
Everlasting Spew Records
Grindy sludgey death metal, screamogrowled vox. Some good grooves too

DEVIL WORSHIPPER
Music For The Endtimes
I, Voidhanger Records
This is sort of horrorified blackened death metal, a bit theatrical, atmospheric in parts

Xibalba Itzaes
Ah Tza Xibalba Itzaes LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Kind of a black metal, but quite lo-fi production.. hard to really tell!

Band: Once Upon A Winter
Album: .existence
Label: Snow Wave Records
Post rock with a bit of prog going on. meh.

Lucifer’s Fall
Tales From The Crypt
Sun & Moon
A grooving doomy stoner metal with more harsh overtones and raw production.

SÖNAMBULA
Bicéfalo
Xtreem Music
Doomy blackened death metal.

Mourning Sign
Contra Mundum
Orchestrated Misery Recordings
A good melodic death with a nice heavier edge, kind of leaning brutal but with a nice full sound and melodic stuff too.

NAZRAK
Cantiques Funebres
Wolfspell Records
Classic black metal with a cold harsh sound, a bit of a groove making way for some keyboards and shrieky vox.

NYCTOPHILIA (Poland)
Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae
Wolfspell Records
Harsh doomy black metal

NACHTEULE
Bergdorf
Wolfspell Records
Doomy post-metal / black metal.

FALL
The Dreamer of Tragedy
Self-Release
A melodic kind of proggish almost melodic death in parts. some keyboard stuff going on.

ODIOUS DEVOTION
Odious Devotion
Wolfspell Records
21 December 2018
Classic fast and heavy black metal. wall of cold evil sound

WITCHING HOUR (Germany)
…And Silent Grief Shadows the Passing Moon (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
A lighter black metal feel with a doomy classic metal thing too. Vox are a bit harsh, but still melodic and doom-ish too.

BLOOD FEAST
Chopped, Diced and Sliced (CD, 12″ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
Thrashy death metal… great stuff!

CROC NOIR
Mort
Wolfspell Records
A kind of melodic doomy classic black metal

Create A Kill
Summoned to Rise
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Raw Skull Records (Europe)
Here we go… Heavy kinda deathy thrash. Definitely a classic heavy thrash going on, but a little bit extra heavy too!

Ice War
Manifest Destiny
Dying Victims Productions
A sort of classic metal NWOBHM sound… a little of a proggy classic metal with a little doom feel too.

Mortal Scepter / Deathroned (France)
Split
Dying Victims Productions
Mortal Scepter has a good technical melodic blackened death thing going on… Deathroned is a blackened thrash old school sound.

Hexecutor
Hangmen of Roazhon
Dying Victims Productions
This is mostly some classic thrash with a little bit of a darker slightly blackened metal feel. Good heavy stuff.

MÜTIILATION
The Lost Tapes
Osmose Productions
Dark doomy black metal.

VETALA
Retarded Necro Demential Hole
Harvest Of Death
Harsh lo-fi black metal. meh.

STRANGULIATORIUS
“Rope, Soap, Tabouret”
Horror Pain Gore Death
Dec 28
Classic grooving death metal, reminds me of Six Feet Under… good stuff.

Nefastu
Obscura Transcendência
Purodium Rekords
31 December 2018
SHrieky vox, classic black metal.. lo-fi.

Coffin Birth
the Serpent Insignia
Time To Kill Records
Here we got some good stuff… Brutal death metal with a pinch of a melodic thing going on. Good catchy grooves with harsh cookie monster type vox, big grooves.

Vanha
Melancholia
Black Lion Records
Kind of a doomy death metal, a little bit of a dark moody black metal thing too.

EXCALIBUR (Spain)
Generación Maldita
Fighter Records
12 December 2018
Spanish language power/prog metal. Reminds me a little bit of the first Dream Theater album with an old school keyboard sound, some guitar sounds and vox. Decent throwback type prog.

Reverend Horton Heat
Whole New Life
Victory Records
Rockabilly fun hard rockin’ stuff. Of all the shows in Madison and albums this guy has… this is the first time it’s been sent to metal radio… Maybe Victory records finally decided to blast us all with his greatness? Of course, it’s not really music for the Mosh Pit, but you can’t go wrong with the Reverend.

Wolcensmen
Songs from the Fyrgen
Indie Recordings
Doomy post-folk metal

Intercepting Force –
Intercepting Force
Self Released
May 9 2018
A kind of classic metal/power metal thing… a bit heavier in some parts, going to melodic metal too… maybe a bit proggy as well. Maybe a bit “dragonforcey”

Onysus
“Dyosun: Between Two Worlds”
Label: Self-released
Release date: 17-07-2018
Bridging that gap between straight up prog and edging into metal with some crunchy riffs… Great melodic stuff and catchy heavier stuff all while being full on prog (heavier porcupine tree type stuff – lighter BTBAM)

VESSEL OF LIGHT
A Love So True
Argonauta Records
Singles keep trickling out from this band… Gothy hard rock.

LANCE KING
Limitless
Nightmare Records
A song and some demos of some proggy power metal.

Lumnos
The Heliosphere Singularity
Flowing Downward
Doomy melodic black metal.

Súl Ad Astral
Oasis
Flowing Downward
More doomy melodic black metal.

The Crawling
Wolves and the Hideous White
Grindscene
Release date: Friday, November 16th 2018
Doomy death metal, down tempo, harsh vox, meaty riffs, but a bit depressing

WAN
Gammal är äldst
Carnal Records
Cold classic black metal… with a little doomy groove going on.

In Shadows and Dust
Enlightened by Darkness
Redefining Darkness Records
21 December 2018
Grooving blackened death metal… Harsh black metal style vox, but a meaty grooving death metal with a bit of a cold black metal feel.

Great Grief
Love, Lust and Greed
No Sleep Records
Kind of an alternative hard rock/melodic grungy metalcore type thing.

Hollow
“Between Eternities of Darkness” –
Rockshots Records
6 December 2018
Classic metal, a bit power/prog metal too. Big powerful vox, good solid metal, probably good if you liked QUeensryche or Nevermore… but not quite as heavy. good stuff.

EVANGELIST
Deus Vult
Release date: Thursday, December 20th 2018
A doomy groove with a little goth going on

CERBERON
CERBERON
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 07 December 2019
This has a bit of a classic metal/groove metal, but then maybe a bit of a death metal feel as the vox are a bit more of a growly style.

Neorhythm
Meteoric Thoughts
Self-Release
28 November 2018
Groove metal, A little bit of a tribal Sepultura thing going on

Fabulous Desaster
Off With Their Heads
Release date: 16-11-2018
Label: Black Sunset
As the band name indicates… you might think this would be a classic thrash band along the lines of an Exodus or whatever, and you’d be 100% correct! Great stuff.

Djevelkult / Kyy / Nihil Kaos
Kult of Kaos Serpent
Saturnal
7 December 2018
Djevelkult is good melodic classic black metal with a good clean catchy sound. Kyy is even heavier black metal, good stuff, and Nihil Kaos is good extreme black metal…. all three are solid (rare in a split ep in my experience!)

Steorrah
The Altstadt Abyss
Fastball
Release date: Friday, November 16th 2018
Melodic death metal mostly like Opeth, harsh and brutal in parts, melodic and proggy in others… you know, kind of like Opeth!

Valle Crucis
Iron & Blood
Release date: 08-11-2018
Label: Pagan Pride Records/Narcoleptica Productions
A raw black metal, fast cold and evil.

Band: Majestic Downfall
Album: Waters Of Fate
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Some death doom with longer tracks.

Ecthirion
Psalms of the Risen Dead
Release date: 07-12-2018
Label: Soundmass
Symphonic proggy extreme metal, heavy edge, epic feel

JOYLESS
Unlimited Hate
ATMF
28 December 2018
classic Black metal, a little pinch of doomy grooves too.

Norwald
Singles: ‘Creatures’ & ‘Arden’
Self-Release
27 November 2018
Female fronted epic sounding power metal. A good gallopy thing with operattic vox.

Release: Forest of Shadows
Among the Dormant Watchers
Release Date: December 7th 2018
Record label: Inverse Records
Doom Metal, death metal, depressing down tempo stuff, but with a decent slow groove.

NEKROFILTH
Worm Ritual (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
28 December 2018
Heavy, brutal death metal maybe with a tiny thrashy intensity.

Khors
Beyond The Bestial
Release date: 08-12-2018
Label: Ashen Dominion
A bit black metal, melodic a bit atmospheric and prog-ish

Sinister’s Army
Sinister’s Christmas (single)
Self Released
I’m a sucker for classic covers and metal xmas songs… this is a good thrashy metal song just singing about xmas… cool stuff.

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