Dec 082019
 

Held Hostage
“Lightning” (single)
Metal Mania Records
Featuring Ripper Owens with a Judas Priest hard rockin’ sound.

Rob Halford
Xmas EP
Legacy
Halford has a new Xmas ep with some classics… this sampler has Donner and Blitzen and Hark! The herald Angels sing… a good classic metal priest like sound with, well, metal god’s vox…

Running Wild
Crossing The Blades
SPV
Classic/power metal on this 4 song EP with a cover of Kiss’ “Strutter”

Molly Hatchet
Battleground
SPV
Not normally a staple on the Mosh Pit… but I tag and review everything we get sent… a double live album from this classic hard rock group… sounds good… maybe not for the Mosh Pit, but it’s there!

JASTA
The Lost Chapters Volume 2
Perseverance Media
Jasta’s second album with a guest on each track..from Corpsegrinder to Tommy Victor… cool stuff all around!

Oni
Alone – EP
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
13 December 2019
A good mix of kind of proggy metal and meloidic death, you might remember this band had the xylosynth… can’t really hear it on this EP…

MORTEM ATRA
A Dark Lament
Pitch Black Records
6 December 2019
Here we have some melodic death/symphonic death metal type stuff.

June 1974
MindTrip
Visionaire Records
9 December 2019
Laid back kind of post rock psychedelic atmospheric stuff.

APOCALYPTICA
CELL-0 [ADVANCE TRACKS]
Silver Lining Music
2 tracks… first one has a good rocking edge to it, the 2nd is a bit more symphonic laid back.

EGOSYSTEMA
Distance
Self-Release
26 November 2019
Modern metal meets prog metal meets a little alternative metal and hard rock… pretty cool catchy mix of stuff here.

INFINITAS
INFERNUM
Self-Released
6 December 2019
A little folk (violin sounds) metal, a bit melodic death and some catchiness… a bit of a unique, yet familiar kind of sound.

NEDXXX
NEDXXX
NoEvDia
13 December 2019
Extreme, experimental, chaotic, probably more on the black metal side of things…

Unbegotten
Manifestion
Nebular Carcoma
6 December 2019
Lo Fi black metal

Negativa (Spain)
01
Nebular Carcoma
6 December 2019
Dark harsh black metal with a little melodic stuff

Oath of Cruelty
Summary Execution at Dawn
Dark Descent Records
9 December 2019
Fast heavier thrash

DEATH WOLF (swe)
IV: Come The Dark
Blooddawn Productions (distributed & marketed by Regain Records)
10 December 2019
Classic metal, melodic maybe with a pinch of a thrashy groove

The River
Vessels Into White Tides
Nine Records
11 December 2019
Melodic doom, down tempo, chilled out in parts

Black Dreams
Deep Inside
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 11th 2019
melodic Rock, a little goth soundindg

IN HUMAN FORM
III
I, Voidhanger Records
13 December 2019
3 tracks, a couple over 18 mins… a proggy/melodic death/black metal… a pinch of an opeth vibe, but a bit more basic and harsh… cool stuff.

Trajeto de Cabra
Supreme Command of Satanic Will LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
13 December 2019
Black/death metal, brutal, leaning more to the death metal with a dark evilness… not quite that cold harsh thing

VOLTUMNA
Ciclope
Extreme Metal Music
13 December 2019
melodic death, harsh vox, lots of cool stuff going on… good stuff!!

Resonance
Out of the Silence
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 13th 2019
Modern Metal with a melodic death thing, clean vox, a little djent

Israthoum
Arrows From Below
New Era
13 December 2019
Wall of sound black metal.

NOVA
Veniamo Dal Cielo
ATMF
13 December 2019
Classic melodic black metal

COMANDO PRAETORIO
Ignee Sacertà Ctonie
ATMF
13 December 2019
Here’s some more classic harsh cold black metal.

Xantam
Altered State CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
13 December 2019
Here’s a little EP of some grooving death metal… cool stuff!

Skullcrush
Archaic Towers of Annihilation
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Raw Skull Records (Europe)
13 December 2019
music is a skull crush of heavy grooving death metal. cool stuff.

Ty Morn
Istor
Docgator Records
15 August 2019
Classic metal, decent edge, a bit on the power metal side overall.

Daemoniac
Dwellers of Apocalypse
Xtreem Music
19 December 2019
Gritty, kind of black metal tone, but mostly death metal underneath the prominent guitar…

Beast Of Damnation
Dawn Of The Beast
Black Sunset
Some solid blackened death with a thrashy feel… catchy, dark, brutal, heavy!

Condemned to Dream
Black Emerald Cold
Ancient Mythos Entertainment
22 November 2019
I guess this would fit into the melodic death… more deathy and just good melodic parts too… great stuff!

Nocturnal Depression
Tides of Despair
Sun & Moon Records
25 November 2019
A little bit of a blackened melodic doom

Bones
Diseased
Transcending Obscurity
20 September 2019
Grooving death metal, makes you really want to headbang

Stealth Bomber
First Strike From Above
Self-Released
8 December 2018
A heavier thrashy groove, more extreme vox… cool stuff on a 4 song EP.

Band: Kaldvard
Album: Dømt Til Bål Og Brann
Self Released
Release date: November 29th, 2019
A kind of classic modern black metal… still cold and dark, good production and melodic heavy grooves too.

MXD
Endurance
Tenacity Music
1 November 2019
More of an electronic thing… described as more industrial… might have to pass on this one.

Artist: Kein
Album: Kein
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 13th, 2019
They say it’s “Hard Rock | Metal | Black” And weirdly enough it’s all right, there’s a black metal tone/feel, a hard rock pace and groove and just a bit of a classic metal thing too.

AngelBlast
Rotting Paradise
Edged Circle Productions
20 December 2019
Blackened death metal… cool stuff on this 3 song ep.

SEVENTH CIRCLE
Cycle of Violence
Caligari Records
29 November 2019
a dark gritty sludgey doomy death

GUNJACK
The Cult Of Triblade
Self-produced
16 December 2019
your standard grooving metal

Street Lethal
Welcome to the Row
Fighter Records
5 December 2019
Classic metal with female vocals… cool catchy beats

Band: PROPHETS OF THE APOCALYPSE
Album: Threshold Of War
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 17th, 2019
They call this Thrash metal, but I’d say it’s more of a heavier classic metal with more of a lighter black metal feel… yeah there’s a little bit of a thrash vibe, but it’s a bit darker…

Iku-Turso
Storm Over Isengard
Independent & Wolfspell Records & His Wounds
8 August 2019
A bit doomy, but then like, black metal kicks in, so it’s that kind of slow burn evil doomy black metal!


LAST ADDS

Pyramids On Mars
Edge of The Black
Self-Release
21 December 2019
Classic metal with a little bit of an Iron Maiden feel.

Deadly Carnage
Decadenza
Self-Released
21 December 2019
Kind of doom, Kind of black metal, melodic, dark, cold, kind of proggy too.

Tylor Dory Trio
Unsought Salvation
Self-Release
21 December 2019
Prog metal! Atmospheric in parts, a bit modern metal, and just a definite prog thing with melodic grooves

The Bastard Within
Better Dead Than Friends
Immortal Souls Productions
24 December 2019
Fast and brutal death metal, great stuff!

CIANIDE
Unhumanized (CD, 12″ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
27 December 2019
Classic grooving death metal. good stuff!

Goatblood (Germany)
Apparition of Doomsday
Dunkelheit
27 December 2019
Grindy grungy dirty sludgy death metal.

Horrid (Italy)
As We Forget Our Past
Dunkelheit
31 December 2019
a bit death metal, melodic death, gritty grooving stuff, catchy, a cool sound… good stuff

Band: MYRHOLT
Album: Solens Soenn og Maanens Datter
Country: Norway
Genre: Norwegian Black metal
Release date: December 20, 2019

Irae (Portugal)
The Old Ways
Purodium Rekords
25 December 2019

Cult of Erinyes
Æstivation
Amor Fati
21 December 2019

Band: SABER TIGER
Maxi-EP: The Shade Of Holy Light
Country: Japan
Genre: Heavy metal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 18th, 2019

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