Apr 222019
 

Belzebubs
Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
Century Media Records
A full epic melodic black metal type thing… a bit of a Cradle of Filth meets Amon Amarth thing going on. Melodic, heavy, catchy, great grooves

Motionless In White
”Brand New Numb”
Roadrunner
So this band… a bit on the commercial modern mall-core type thing… i mean, you look at them and was like, WTF… when I saw them live the first time, I hadn’t heard them, they came out and WHOA… brutal good stuff… over the years they’ve gotten a bit more of the emo metalcore… a lot of Good heavy stuff, but then a bit too pop-modern metal in the choruses… this kind of follows their newer pattern. Heavier stuff is good n catchy, but not a fan of the auto-tuney clean vox.

Full of Hell
“Silmaril”
Relapse
Grindy fast death metal… quick songs (just 2 songs so far) good brutal stuff.

Fractal Universe
Rhizomes of Insanity
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
Progressive metal, more on the progressive side, a bit of a fusioney feel… but definately filling the progressive side of things, a lot of crazy different things going on…

Allegaeon
Apoptosis
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
Their 2016 album was my favorite of the year (usually I pick top 10 and stay a bit ambiguous… but it was tops)… this follow up isn’t messing around either, just so heavy, catchy, brutal and technical… lots of technical but being just so cohesive and a full crisp sound… definitely top 10 of the year here too.

Amon Amarth
Crack the Sky & Raven’s Flight – singles
Metal Blade Records
3 May 2019
Speaking of Amon Amarth… Another new single! Great classic AA grooving melodic death!

The Damned Things
High Crimes
Nuclear Blast USA
Just a single so far from this kind of supergroup’s sophomore effort. Catchy hard rocking goodness, getting a little heavier and more metal-like halfway through, a little bit of a punky influence. I liked the first album, but then again, i saw them live too, came across more heavy… This one has a good vibe though.

Nine Shrines
Retribution Therapy
Mascot Label Group
Nice edge to it, but it really has a commercial hard rock thing going on with an electronic thing happening too.

Menegarm
Fornaldarsagor
Napalm Records
A bit of a viking metal feel and some folk metal type style grooves…

Lord Dying
Mysterium Tremendum
Entertainment One
Grooving metal, a big growly on the vox, but straightforward grooving metal with some melodic stuff too.

Astral Doors
Worship Or Die
Metalville Records
Power metal with some clean vox with a little edge to ’em… musically straightforward classic metal/power metal.

Enforcer
Zenith
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 26 April 2019
Classic metal of classic metal! Just well, “metal” clean vox, a tiny bit into thrash, a tiny bit into power metal… cool stuff.

Archaic Tomb / Cryptworm
Split 7″ EP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
19 April 2019
Both bands are sludgey death metal.

HOLOCAUST
Elder Gods
Sleaszy Rider
April 19
A bit classic metal, a little heavier edge, but not quite thrashy.

VOËMMR
O ovnh intot adr mordrb
Harvest Of Death
20 April 2019
Old school lo-fi creepy black metal. A bit frenetic and atmospheric-ish

ÓREIÐA
Óreiða
Harvest Of Death
20 April 2019
Also old school classic black metal, a bit more melodic, meedly and also kind of lo-fi.

Filtheater
Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction
Memento Mori
22 April 2019
Brutal death metal. A bit raw, with a black metal gurgly vox going on along with cookie monster… brutal!

Crownaside
From Mud To Ashes
Independent
24 April 2019
Grooving metal, not quite death metal, not quite classic metal, while yeah, there are death metal vox, it’s a good solid groove metal with meaty hooks and catchy riffs.

VARAHA
A Passage For Lost Years
Prosthetic Records
26 April 2019
Atmospheric and ambient doomy post metal stuff which peaks into some black metal…. but overall a bit too laid back and chilled out for me.

EMBALMER
Embalmed Alive (CD)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
Brutal death metal, solid grooves, tight production, shorter songs, maybe a little grindy too.

Chevalier
Destiny Calls
Gates of Hell Records
26 April 2019
A kind of old school doomy black metal…. Not really cold, meedly black metal, more of a Mercyful Fate kind of “black metal” has that dark evil sound, but a old school doomy thrashy dark production and vibe.

VARGRAV (Finland)
Reign in Supreme Darkness (CD, LP)
Werewolf
26 April 2019
classic melodic black metal… Good cold, dark stuff.

ALTAR OF OBLIVION
The Seven Spirits (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
26 April 2019
Vox have that Volbeat gothy doomy sound, musically, it’s classic doomy metal

Protector
Summon The Hordes
High Roller Records
26 April 2019
Here we have some kind of like, “brutal” thrash… you know, not quite death metal, but mostly thrash and super heavy? yeah… and it’s great!

Tanagra
Meridiem – Out April 26th, 2019
Self-Release
26 April 2019
Prog metal with a little tiny bit of a folky power metal thing going on. Full dynamic sound…

Smoulder
Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring
Cruz Del Sur Music
26 April 2019
Female fronted doomy old school thrash. Great catchy grooves big powerful voice… cool melodic doom speeding up to some thrashy speeds. Cool stuff.

SINNRS
Profound – Out April 26, 2019
Rockshots Records/ Extreme Metal Music
26 April 2019
Got this back in October when they weren’t signed… now they have a label and some PR… so here it is again… Brutal, blackened death metal, heavy, and melodic, technical and did I mention brutal? Has some almost Amon Amarth type grooves too.

OCEANWAKE
Lights Flashing In Mute Scenery (Doom Metal)
Lifeforce
April 26
Doomy, laid back acoustic-ish stuff… poking into some black metal vox and heaviness in parts.

De Lirium’s Order
Singularity
Inverse
4/26
Technical death metal, cool brutal stuff, good grooves and yeah! proggy techy stuff.

Ossuaire
Premiers Chants
Sepulchral Productions
26 April 2019
Solid classic black metal. Good Grooves, cold meedly blast beats good melodic stuff

Maraton
Meta
Indie Recordings
26 April 2019
Electronic alt hard rock. Cool catchy stuff, probably not for the Mosh Pit.

NIGHNACHT
Christophila (7″ EP)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
Raw blackened death metal… lo-fi, some good grooves, but a bit too raw

BAT
Axestasy (CD, 12′ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
A sort of thrashy classic extreme metal.,.. short fast songs. good stuff.

Murg
Strävan
Nordvis Produktion
26 April 2019
Classic cold black metal with some melodic grooves

Cathartic Demise
Self-Titled (EP) – Out April 26, 2019
Self-Release
26 April 2019
3 songs of extreme technical melodic death metal type stuff… great things here.

XILLA
DISTANT MINDS
Self REleased
Release date: Monday, April 1st 2019
Classic rock into a hard rock thing… maybe a bit of an AOR thing.

LOST IN PAIN
Gold Hunters
Label: Self-released
Release date: 07-04-2019
Thrashy melodic metal, Good catchy grooves, cool basic metal

Band: Anachronaeon
Album: Everyday Chronicles
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: April 1th, 2019
This one is just called “Dark metal” which yeah, I can see it, it’s not quite black metal, or death metal, or thrashy… just a dark meaty grooving melodic metal!

Band: Last Wail
Album: Forgotten
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: April 1st, 2019
Folky melodic death… pretty cool stuff.

Monolith
Vermin Among Us
Self-released
26 April 2019
Here’s a proggy melodic death, pretty cool stuff! big grooves, harsh vox… but some spots just laid back melodic classic metal too.

Chine
Like Vultures
Self-released
2 March 2019
It’s always cool when you get one of “those” promos, and you’re like Ugh, what is this going to be… soooo much stuff comes in… then you listen to it and don’t want to skip to the next one. This is some kind of technical, grooving death metal… just has a great catchy thrashy, groove, shit, almost nu-metal/metalcore type grooves too.. while staying harsh and cool.

Obiisss
Female Fronted is not a genre
Devizes
5 April 2019
Well, the album title says it all. It’s female fronted metal! haha… but really, it’s got a raw grungy garage stoner hard rock thing going on. Vox go between clean to kind of shouted. meaty catchy grooves.

Odious
Mirror Of Vibrations
Shaytan Productions
22 March 2019
So I thought this was new… turns out it’s a vinyl release from their 2007 album… either way, it’s some pretty cool middle-east folk/melodic blackened death… pretty cool stuff, production is a bit raw… but not bad enough to say no thanks.

CABRIO
Devotion And Hate
Label: Toxic/Mechanix
Release date: 05-04-2019
Some classic grooving extreme thrashy type stuff from Chile. coooool stuff!

Vigilance (Slovenia)
Enter the Endless Abyss
Dying Victims Productions
23 April 2019
A classic kind of NWOBHM sound with a classic maiden kind of sound meets like old school Venom…

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