Feb 172019
 

Exumer
Hostile Defiance – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Here we got some good old classic thrashy metal… catchy, fast riffage… cool stuff.

Rosy Vista
Unbelievable
SPV
All female German metal band… this has a decent edge while being a classic metal type thing, great vox,

Dream Theater
Distance Over Time
Inside Out Music
So far a handful of singles have been released and as my “favorite band” they seem to be well, “dream theater” nothing new or ground breaking, nothing really bad or “astonishing” as it were. Good solid classic prog metal dream theater… melodic decent stuff.

Queensryche
The Verdect
Century Media Records
Like the Dream theater, just a couple singles so far… It amazes me how Todd can sound just like old Geoff. Musically this is a bit more of the classic proggy metal Ryche we all fell in love with. And yeah, so they only have two original members playing on this, it’s more “Queensryche” than the last bunch of albums have been!

Candlemass
The Door To Doom (EP)
Napalm Records
Pioneers of Doom are still churning out the instant classics… this is just a single “Astorolus The Great Octopus”

Last In Line
II
Frontiers Music SRL.
The former dio band is back and with a new bass player… good solid classic metal. the one single “landslide” that I have is a little on the power ballad side of things, so i’m looking forward to more.

Rezet
Deal With It!
Metalville Records
Classic metal with a bit of a crunchy thrashy thing going on… some cool grooves, decent stuff.

While She Sleeps
So What!
Spinefarm Records
I think I know where In Flames got their new sound from… well, actually this kind of band influenced In Flames and vise versa… it has a bit of that modern metal core, but also that catchy cool melodic death thing going on.

Rhapsody Of Fire
The Eighth Mountain
AFM Records
22 February 2019
One of the first bands to have the full on epic proggy power metal thing… and now with a new singer and drummer, this sounds pretty heavy and solid, not quite as hollywood epic, but still heavy solid epic power metal… great stuff.

Murmur
The Boundless Black
N/A (Self Release)
15 February 2019
Chilled out sort of doom/”Dark folk” mostly acoustic type stuff….

Telümehtår
The Well
Release date: 16-02-2019
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hidden Marly Production
Kind of a standard black metal

Necrogosto
Necrogosto TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
18 February 2019
Lo-fi old school black metal.

Dr. Awkward & The Screws
Gettin’ out of Style
Self-Released
18 February 2019
A laid back stoner metal. Cool catchy blues grooves

ONIROPHAGUS
Endarkenment
Xtreem Music
19 February 2019
four 10+ minute tracks of slow, doomy blackened metal

SYRENCE
Freedom In Fire
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 8-02-2019
classic metal/hard rock with a bit of that AOR feeling

FERAL LIGHT
FEAR RIDES A SHADOW (VINYL EDITION)
LABEL: PULVERISED RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Right off the bad, it has a little bit of a heavier, more black metal Opeth vibe with a sort of melodic tone, but staying a bit more harsh

KING APATHY (former Thränenkind)
Wounds
Lifeforce
Feb 22
Doomy melodic blackened metal, as I review a lot of stuff at a time, I tend to skip through stuff pretty quick… this had a good tone, melodic darkness, but still interesting that I wasn’t in a hurry to get to the next review…

DEATH TRIBE
BEYOND PAIN AND PLEASURE: A DESERT EXPERIMENT
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 22nd FEBRUARY 2019
Here we got some good heavy brutal death metal, harsh vox, a tiny blackened feel, but full grooving death metal. great stuff.

Aenimus
Dreamcatcher
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 22 Feb. 2019

Oculum Dei
Dreams of Desire and Torment – Out Feb 22, 2019
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A sort of grooving blackened death/melodic death. harsh vox, a little bit of a doom thing too.

Down To The Bunker
Misery
Tenacity Music
22 February 2019
here we have some catchy grooving modern-ish metal. Sounds like something that you might hear on a more solid rock normal rotation, but with a bit more edge… cool stuff.

Demon Head
Hellfire Ocean Void
Svart Records
22 February 2019
this is a classic alternative gothy doom-ish thing. Almost like a poppier Danzig type thing.

Cold Colours
Northernmost
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A lighter blackened death/doom thing… good grooves, dark and brooding.

Cil City
Jump off the Cliff
Label: GIFD Records / Preiser Records
Hard rock with female vox, cool driving metal-ish edge to it… catchy too.

Booze Control
Forgotten Lands
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
Here we got a mostly classic metal with a little bit of a NWOBHM vibe…maybe leaning a bit into something a bit heavier/proggy too with a tiny doom feel.

Gatekeeper
Grey Maiden
Cruz Del Sur Music
22 February 2019
This one falls into the classic metal realm, melodic, a bit of a doomy vibe too.

Mortanius
Till Death Do Us Part – Out Feb 22, 2019
Rockshots Records
22 February 2019
Kind of a classic metal meets some prog metal clean vox, good melodies and hooks.

Traveler
Traveler
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
This has a bit of a power metal/classic metal thing going on… with a little bit of a heavier edge.

POUNDER
Uncivilized (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
22 February 2019
A classic metal with a thrashy NWOBHM vibe

ABYSSIC
High The Memory
Osmose Productions
22 February 2019
Long songs… doomy death metal. Piano, some epic stuff… normally stuff like this might be a bit too Post-metal, this one is still interesting… decent stuff.

Wretched Fate
Fleshletting
Redefining Darkness Records
22 February 2019
Grooving classic death metal… great stuff.

HORNDAL
Remains
Prosthetic Records
22 February 2019
A little bit of a stoner metal meets melodic death!? right? sounds good.

PRION
ABERRANT CALAMITY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Brutal classic grooving death metal, cookie monster vox, evil dark licks, drumming like a freakin’ freight train!

ExitWounds
Visions
SharpTone Records
22 February 2019
this one falls into the modern metalcore category… you know that decent melodic heavier metalcore stuff, harsh vox, then getting to a happier sound with a clean vox nearly emo-ish chorus.

OPPROBRIUM
The Fallen Entities
High Roller Records
22 February 2019
This was the band that was originally the “original” band called Incubus… yeah that one from the 80’s/90’s, not the “popular” Incubus… well, later on they changed their name and this is their new album… just full on classic good heavy catchy death metal. Good stuff.

Wolf Counsel
Destination Void
Label: Endless Winter
Release date: 22-02-2019
Doomy metal, clean vox, with maybe a little bit of a Lemmy feel.

Band: Soulburner
Album: Blessed by Fire
Label: Australis Records
Release date: January 2nd, 2019
They say it’s Melodic Death… a little melodic… but mostly just good ol brutal grooving death metal (from Chile) great stuff.

Band: Rebirth in Flames
Album: Lucifer’s Cosmogony
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Kind of a deathy black metal. A good mix of regular death metal and a bit of that cold evil black metal over the top of it.

Need2Destroy
Show
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 25-01-2019
Spanish language with a bit of a latin metal funky vibe, a little techy prog metal experimental Mr Bungle/SOAD type thing happening too.

Swarm of Hatred
Shrine of Negativity
Released by Australis records
Release date – December 1st, 2018
A blackened death metal, great band name, brutal, yet a bit melodic (that black metal type of melodic) with some harsh vox. Production is a bit raw, but still decent.

Band: PUTRID COFFIN
Album: Under the Cemetery
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Classic death metal, cookie monster vox, a tiny thrashy thing going on too.

Band: PERPETUAL AMONG US
Album: Thy Will Be Done
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Seems like all of these Australis Records bands here are from Chile… all decent stuff too.. This one more of a black metal, more brutal with a bit of a melodic death thing going on too.

Band: Endimion
Album: Latmus
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Doom and death metal in this release are like chocolate and peanut butter…they just go well together, a bit of a down tempo doom chanty vox going along with some harsh growly vox and faster stuff too. A little too doom/slow for me in parts, but then a catchy riff comes in and brings up the tempo and heaviness…

ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND
A DYING BREED AND THE LIVING PROOF
Self Released (Apollo Promotion)
This is some grooving old school death metal, some doomy grooves musically, but with harsh vox (cookie monster and screams)

AD PATRES
A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments
XENOKORP
8 February 2019
QUality grooving classic death metal with some technical death stuff going on too.

Trigon
The Goddess (single) (2019)
Self-Release
One band that comes to mind to compare this too on just about all facets… musically and vocally… Volbeat.

Band: Carved
Album: Thanatos
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 15th, 2019
Here we got some symphonic prog/power metal…even into the melodic death realm.. lots of cool stuff going on, clean vox, harsh vox, catchy tech stuff too.

M.I.GOD.
Specters On Parade
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 15-02-2019
Funny, this genre is listed as “Sophisticated Metal” and yeah, I guess it could be that… or, prog metal/melodic prog metal… hitting both sides of that pretty good and overall, a pretty good prog metal album!

Vulcanodon Phazer
Cretaceous Skull
Label: Bud Metal Records
Release date: 22-02-2019
Kind of a stoner and a little doom, a bit post metal with some kind of raw production

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