New Stuff This Week… 9/13/2021

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Sep 132021
 

MASTODON
“Pushing The Tides”
Reprise Records
Bam! A new single from Mastodon… right off the bit, a bit of a technical proggy thing, then settling in with a bit of that stoner sound they are known for… a quick short song getting melodic too… good stuff as always!

Criminal
Sacrificio
Metal Blade Records
17 September 2021
Brutal thrashy death metal! Right off the bat, heavy catchy

REPENTANCE
“Reborn (Feat. Corey Beaulieu)”
Noble Demon
New song from Chicago’s own… featuring Shawn Glass formerly of a bunch of bands… this has a metalcore heavy groove thing going on… good stuff.

Employed To Serve
Conquering
Spinefarm Records
Screamo-metalcore stuff, heavy, technical, catchy too.

Carcass
Torn Arteries
Nuclear Blast
Just two singles here that have been on line… a cool mix of heartwork, swansong and modern Carcass… so heavy, catchy and harsh… awesome stuff again!

Vulvodynia
Praenuntus Infiniti
Unique Leader Records
Yes, another release from Unique Leader and it’s “UL-Core!” Brutal, technical, and groovin’ too.

Edge Of Paradise
The Unknown
Frontiers Music SRL.
Just a single of pretty laid back female fronted symphonic power ballad type song.

Malevolence
Antithetical
Firecum Records
13 September 2021 | LP
Melodic death with a heavy thrashing groove. Cool stuff!!

Fustilarian
All This Promiscuous Decadence
Amor Fati
15 September 2021
Classic black metal, good grooves and melodic stuff too. pretty good stuff.

Gravedäncer
Unholy Bond
Helldprod Records
15 September 2021
A sort of raw black metal’d up Motorhead.

Sarcofagus
Envoy of Death LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 September 2021
Old school doomy hard rock, with clean vox, organs and good catchy grooves

Dickless Tracy
Grave New World
Monsterbilly Records
15 September 2021
Brutal death metal with a little grind… cool stuff!

Heirs Of Isildur
Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia
Insymmetry Creations LLC
16 September 2021
An epic symphonic melodic death… vox are harsh, music doesnt’ seem as harsh… mostly melodic proggy power metal pushing some heavier stuff.

A DYING PLANET
Where the Skies Are Grey
Lifeforce
Sept 17
Progressive Metal, melodic, not crazy weird prog stuff… but fairly straightforward melodic metal/hard rock.

WHYZDOM
Of Wonders And Wars
Scarlet Records
17 September 2021
Epie proggy/power metal with operattic female vox. eh.

OVERSENSE
Egomania
Dr. Music Records
17 September 2021
Prog/power metal with a bit of an AOR thing going on.

THE BLUE PRISON
The Blue Prison
Metal Assault Records
Sept 17
Instrumental prog metal, some cool crazy and catchy stuff going on… great guitar work and dynamic drumming… cool stuff!

APOSTOLICA
Haeretica Ecclesia
Scarlet Records
17 September 2021
Proggy power metal with a little folk sound too, it’s pretty epic, catchy and anthemic.

Band: Manfrea
Album: Noire
Self Released
Release date: September 17, 2021
A kind of modern metal, not quite metalcore, but a few elements there, I’d say it’s more of a prog metal overall, melodic with grit, harsh and clean vox… pretty decent.

Ichor
The Black Raven
Seance Records
17 September 2021
Old school atmospheric black metal

Anomaly
Planet Storm
Self-Release
17 September 2021
Technical melodic death and right into catchy brutality right off the bat. great stuff

CroMagnum
Born Free (EP)
King Metal Records
17 September 2021
A bit of a straightforward grooving metal, harsh-ish vox, ok stuff.

Band: Existentia
Album: Calculating Failure
Self
Release date: September 17th, 2021
Brutal Death Metal, technical, catchy, good stuff!

Swelling Repulsion
The Severed Path
Spirit Coffin Publishing
17 September 2021
Wall of sound of technical blackened melodic death, leaning more towards death metal

ILLT
Urhat
Indie Recordings
16 September 2021
Speed, Dirk, Karl Sanders, Mr. Damage from Chrome Division, fast, heavy, technical blackened melodic death… great great stuff!

Vengeful 187
War Neurosis
CDN Records
17 September 2021
Brutal death metal with a little sludge going on

Release: Shadecrown
Solitarian
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 17th 2021
Melodic death and doom… a little bit of a heavier Amorphis… pretty cool stuff!!

Band: THUNDERMAKER
Album: The Road
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: September 14th
I didn’t read up on this, but it seems to me a straightforward classic metal/power metal with various featured singers… ROnny Oumroe, Ripper Owens, LG Petrov and more) Cool stuff

FLUIDS
Fluids of Death (LP)
Hells Headbangers
10 September 2021
Brutal death metal, guttural vox, a little muddy on the production, but it’s cool n
onetheless

CASSIUS KING
NEW SINGLE! “Cleopatra’s Needle” (radio edit)
Nomad Eel Records
7 September 2021
meaty catchy doomy hard rockin’ stuff… great vox and grooves

New Stuff This Week… 9/6/2021

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Sep 052021
 

Portrait
At One with None
Metal Blade Records
Released on: 3 September 2021
Classic metal with an Iron Maid

Beyond Grace
Our Kingdom Undone
Prosthetic Records
Release: 3 September 2021
Technical and brutal death metal, progressive type stuff too.

FULL OF HELL
“Reeking Tunnels”
Relapse
Brutal like, almost stoner technical/proggy death metal. a couple short singles for now… decent

ANIMALS AS LEADERS
MONOMYTH (single)
Sumerian
Technical, progressive, djenty instrumental stuff, cant wait for more!

Tuesday The Sky
The Blurred Horizon
Metal Blade Records
Released on: 3 September 2021
Very laid back, just almost post-rock/new age-ish background type music stuff from Jim Matheos…

Whitechapel
Lost Boy – radio single
Metal Blade Records
29 October 2021
Technical death/melodic and proggy… they seem to be going down the BTBAM path and that’s a good thing

Behemoth
Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Metal Blade Records
3 September 2021
Reissue of the debut album, it’s more of a raw black metal than what they have evolved into. Good to revisit!

Mastiff
Leave Me The Ashes of The Earth
Entertainment One
Brutal hardcore type stuff… great heavy grooves, a death metal base… I can just see a massive circle pit going.

Aborted
ManiaCult
Century Media Records
Full on fuckin’ brutality… these guys never disappoint.

Anette Olzon
Strong
Frontiers Music SRL.
Female fronted power metal, a good heavy catchy base with clean vox… a little epic too. cool stuff.

The Night Flight Orchestra
Aeromantic II
Nuclear Blast
3 September 2021
I’m a sucker for this band, which of course has its roots in Soilwork and Arch Enemy… just a cheesy almost disco rock 70’s vibe. Everything seems so laid back, fun and catchy… and for their 6th album now, it doesn’t get old.

HOODED MENACE
The Tritonus Bell
Season of Mist
27 August 2021
Doomy and melodic death metal, down tempo and gloomy

Antediluvian (Canada)
The Divine Punishment CD/LP/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 September 2021
Crazy all over the place black/death/experimental stuff

Band: Croword
Album: Crimson Gaze
Label: NRT-Records
Release date: September 3, 2021
Melodic Death Metal with some catchy and thrashy stuff… cool!!

Release: Khroma
Ex Nihilo
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 10th 2021
They call it “Electro-Metal”, so yeah, take some techno and metal-ify it… with a bit of a rap- nu metal vibe

SEEDS OF PERDITION
“Suffering Of The Dead”
HPGD
Sept 10
Classic and gritty death metal with some good thrashy grooves

The Stone Eye
South Of The Sun
Eclipse Records
15 October 2021
sept 6 add
Melodic kind of stoner hard rock, melodic and even a bit epic in parts and some proggy grooves too

Runespell
Verses in Regicide LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
10 September 2021
Old school black metal, a doomy atmospheric feel with echoey vox and a little bit of a viking metal thing too

Shumaun
Memories & Intuition – Out Sept 10th
Self-Release
10 September 2021
Prog metal with clean vox, an accessible sound while keeping a lot of that cool, interesting “prog” stuff, maybe a little bit of a more melodic Dream Theater, or 3, or Fair to Midland type of sound. Cool stuff!

Journey Into Darkness
Infinite Universe Infinite Death
Spirit Coffin Publishing
10 September 2021
Classic black metal with a symphonic/epic keyboard element

Pa Vesh En
Maniac Manifest LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead
10 September 2021
Wall of sound old school black metal with a small symphonic element… a bit too much mushed together for me.

BLACK MASS
Feast at the Forbidden Tree
Redefining Darkness Records
10 September 2021
Fast old school thrash, maybe a little like some Venom, with some darker heavy stuff, and yeah, some catchy grooves… great stuff.

Areis
Areis
Wormholedeath Records
9/10/21
A grooving melodic death with a pinch of doom, thrash and black metal

Trance of the Undead
Chalice of Disease LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
10 September 2021
Dark and doomy black metal. Raw

HLADOMRAK
Archaic Sacrifice
Non Serviam Records
10 September 2021
Melodic blackened death. Fast, dark, yet a melodic and technical element to make it interesting. cool stuff.

Band: Rotted Through
Album: /the_Depths
Self Released
Release date: September 10th, 2021
Technical death metal, a bit of a brutal deathcore going on too.

Hunted
Deliver Us
Pitch Black
Release date: Friday, September 10th 2021
A kind of classic metal, a little bit like Sanctuary/Nevermore. Good grooves, some thrashy/prog elements too. Cool stuff!

AEONS
CONSEQUENCES
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 10th 2021
This has a prog metalcore melodic death thing happening, yeah a lot of range, from laid back acoustic prog rock to full on deathcore. neat stuff

Centenary
“Death…The Final Frontier”
CDN Records
Sept 10
Brutal old school death metal with a bit of a gritty sound

Band: V/A
Album: Eurodance – The Metal Way
Country: V/A
Genre: Metal
Released by: Antichrist magazine
Release date: August 31 2021
A fun compilation of pop/dance type songs done by various (not well known) metal bands.

Release: Hootenanny Freaks
Eyes of the Warrior
Record label: Inverse Records
Classic metal/hard rock… decent stuff.

Artist: Thomas Carlsen’s Transmission
Album (EP): Redemption
Self Released
Release: August 20th, 2021
Traditional Heavy Metal… with an Iron Maiden “lite” type sound

Artist: Obsidian Mantra
Title: Minds Led Astray
Format: Digital / CD
Label: Independent Release
Melodic and groovin’ brutal death metal with some catchy gritty stuff too

Release: Dead Shape Figure
Refinement Of Hatred
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: August 26th 2021
Melodic Death Metal, catchy, mostly harsh vox. Not full on heavy, a good mix of back n forth between melodic and brutal. Cool stuff!

Pil & Bue
The World Is a Rabbit Hole
Indie Recordings
3 September 2021
Melodic and a bit of a stoner metal… good clean vox, fairly straightforward rock/hard rock.

Demonicera
Album (EP): Blasphemous Thoughts
Self Released
Release date: August 13th, 2021
Death metal, brutal, a pinch of black metal harshness… cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 8/30/2021

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Aug 302021
 

Wormwitch
Wolf Hex
Prosthetic Records
27 August 2021
A blackened melodic metal… primarily old school black metal sounding, but with a doomy darkness… and melodic grooves too.

TesseracT
P O R T A L S
KSCOPE
Technical, djenty, melodic and all prog… good stuff again from these guys

Eternity’s End
Embers of War (single)
Prosthetic Records
26 November 2021
Proggy power metal with a fast speedy epic singalong stuff…

MINISTRY
Search And Destroy (single)
taken from the album “Moral Hygiene”
Nuclear Blast
this 2nd track from the forthcoming album is a little more laid back

Rivers of Nihil
The Work – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
24 September 2021
A bit more downtempo, while having some overall heavy nature with a doomy feel.

EXODUS
The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves) (single)
from Persona Non Grata
Nuclear Blast
Well, a quick to the point CLASSSSSIC Exodus with Zetro’s trademark snarly shouty screams… catchy and just damn thrashy. Great stuff.

Iron Maiden
Senjustu
BMG
Fairly straightforward, laid back basic Iron Maiden here on this one single “Writing on the Wall” hoping more of the rest of the album is more upbeat and “heavy”

Jinjer
Wallflowers
Napalm Records
Almost black metal in the single “Mediator” then pulling back a bit for the clean vox to settle in, otherwise, pretty good technical melodic female fronted metal here… cool stuff

Bokassa
Molotov Rocktail
Napalm Records
Groovin’ stoner metal type stuff… cool catchy songs

Seven Spires
Gods Of Debauchery
Frontiers Music SRL
Epic sounding progressive metalcore/deathcore, symphonic sounds, melodic death metal stuff, screams, growls, shrieks and clean vox… cool stuff!!

Carnifex
Graveside Confessions
Nuclear Blast USA
Always good stuff from these guys… brutal technical death metal

White Stones
Dancing Into Oblivion
Nuclear Blast
27 August 2021
A little doom, groove, thrash, death metal all wrapped up in one. Vox are harsh, music has all of those other elements making it familiar, but new and different

Band: TOXIC RUIN
Album: Nightmare Eclipse
Label: M-Theory Audio
Release date: August 27, 2021
Wisconsin’s own! Great heavy thrash, good production, catchy and heavy ass songs..> Great stuff!

Schizogoat
War, Pestilence and Sacrifice
Helldprod Records
31 August 2021
Kind of black metal with a little black and roll…punky/thrash type thing…

Genocídio (Brazil)
The Grave LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 September 2021
Dark and brutal black metal.

Dead Soul Alliance
Behind the Scenes
Bitter Loss
3 September 2021
Meaty brutal death metal… good stuff.

MALISON
Death’s Embrace
Metal Assault Records
3 September 2021
Thrashy modern metal with clean vox, a sort of groove and catchiness

INTERNAL BLEEDING
HERITAGE OF SICKNESS II
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 3rd 2021
Release of older stuff in their catalog… showing how good they were even in the early days… groovin’ brutal death metal!

Pestilential Shadows
Revenant
Seance Records
3 September 2021
Classic black metal.

Wharflurch
Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell
Personal Records / Gurgling Gore
3 September 2021
Death metal with a meaty groove. Good and brutal!

Deformatory
Inversion of The Unseen Horizon
Self-Release
3 September 2021
Fast and crazy brutal thrashy death metal, fairly technical too… Good stuff!

SERMON OF FLAMES
I Have Seen The Light, And It Was Repulsive
I, Voidhanger Records
3 September 2021
Brutal technical death metal, a bit gore/grindy too and did I mention brutal? short tracks and a wall of sound!

DEFACEMENT
Defacement
I, Voidhanger Records
3 September 2021
Brutal and mushed up death/black metal… a wall of kind of death metal noise. Longer tracks with a lot of cookie monster gurgling

Grandeur
Aurea Aetas (bonus track edition)
Personal Records
3 September 2021
Melodic, wall of sound black metal sound, not quite old school black metal, as it has a brutality to it.

UMORAL
Der Sola Aldri Skinner
Duplicate
7/11/21
Old school black metal, a bit lo-fi, a little disjointed, evil, and dark

Matsunaga Was Right
Kings Of The Deathmatch
Horror Pain Gore Death
Sept 3
Blackended noise metal, short songs, up in your face and harsh.

Slimelord
Moss Contamination EP
Dry Cough Records
3 September 2021
Brutal gore metal with a doomy vibe

Ghorot
Loss Of Light
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: July 23rd 2021
Blackened Doom Metal with some big old school grooves, the blackened part pretty much comes in the form of harsh vox and attitude.

Artist: Borboropsis
EP: Decorticated Burial Of Delirium
Label: Solitude Digital
Release date: August 20, 2021
Doomy death metal, a bit post metal and drony in parts too.

Grinding Fear
Distorted Dreams
Self Released
A little thrash, some punk, hardcore and heavier grooves too.

Release: Noutaja
Never Meant To Save Us
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: August 20th 2021
basic death metal, or brutal thrash, it has both, with some big grooves too. Cool stuff!

Ruin
Spread Plague Death
Nameless Grave
Release date: Friday, August 27th 2021
Raw brutal death metal with some downtempo groovin’

Feral Lord
Purity of Corruption
Vargheist Records
28 August 2021
Blackened deathy thrash metal, raw, a bit punky

MOON ORACLE
Muse of the Nightside
Signal Rex / Bestial Burst
27 August 2021
Raw doomy black metal

New Stuff This Week…8/23/2021

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Aug 232021
 

LAMB OF GOD
Sacrament (15th Anniversary)
EPIC
Remastered and bonus tracks… a great album and a great excuse to revisit!

SODOM
Bombenhagel
SPV/ Steamhammer
Ep of raw old school thrash like only SODOM can do!

Wolves In The Throne Room
Primordial Arcana
Relapse
Black metal with a bit of atmosphere and melody while sounding dark, cold, doomy and evil.

Aeon
Church of Horror – single
Metal Blade Records
15 October 2021
Brutal death metal with melodic hints… cool stuff!

Sculptured
The Liminal Phase
BMG
Gothy melodic and a bit doom, with a little classic prog too

Ex Deo
The Thirteen Years of Nero
Napalm Records
An epic kind of symphonic death metal thing from the side project of Mauizio of Kataklysm. Cool stuff

Signs Of The Swarm
Absolvere
Unique Leader Records
Brutal death metal with a bit of a deathcore slant

Without End
Burdens (EP)
Workhorse Entertainment
Melodic modern metalcore, a bit on the emo vox side… catchy and upbeat

Living Wreckage
One Foot In The Grave (Single)
M-Theory Audio
Fairly straightforwad modern melodic metal/hard rock. Nothin too heavy, nothing too emo or ballad-y… just right up the middle. WIth Jon and Matt formerly of Shadows Fall

Glen Alvelais
Peace In Chaos
Glen Alvelais Music
Forbidden guitarist’s solo album, guitar based gritty metal, melodic too and thrashy in parts as well… cool stuff.

Fearancy
Dæmonium
Black Sunset
Aug 13
Thrashy, technical melodic death type stuff… good!

NMB
Innocence & Danger
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Neal Morse Band! They are now kind of going by “NMB”… but the same 5 members, doing some epic prog, pushing a little into prog metal, but mostly this album is the most “Yes” sounding album of all of them so far… as a fanboy, two thumbs up!

Leprous
Aphelion
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Veterans… I’d say this is modern prog, kind of catchy, fairly upbeat and pretty cool stuff!

MAZE OF TERROR
“Offer to the Fucking Beasts”
Xtreem Music
Aug 26
Heavy extreme thrash! A deathy groove, but a raw thrashy sound too. cool stuff.

VENUES
Solace
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, August 27th 2021
A single of some modern metalcore sounding stuff.

Oxygen Destroyer
Sinister Monstrosities Spawned By the Unfathomable Ignorance of Humankind
Redefining Darkness Records
27 August 2021
Long album name of the month award… musically, it’s thrashy heavy blackened death… fast catchy with some grooves, yeah!

Nocturnal
Serpent Death
Dying Victims Productions
Aug 27
Thrashy blackened death metal, harsh, cold, catchy and pretty cool stuff!

HOUR OF 13
Black Magick Rites (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
27 August 2021
Doomy classic sound with some good grooves and catchy riffs while stayin’ laid back and chill

Hellcrash
Krvcifix Invertör
Dying Victims Productions
Aug 27
Raw thrashy death metal

NUNSLAUGHTER
Red is the Color of Ripping Death (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
27 August 2021
Gritty and thrashy death… good meaty deathy metal. Cool stuff!

Dirkschneider & The Old Gang
Arising
AFM Records
Release: 27 August 2021
Udo and former Accept members and his son too with a few other singers putting out some good ol just classic metal.

Devoid Of Thought
Outer World Graves
Everlasting Spew Records
27 August 2021
Kind of a grindy gritty death metal pushing a bit into some black metal darkness, but with a doomy groove in there too.

Summoner’s Circle
Chaos Vector – Out Aug 27th
Blood Blast Distribution
27 August 2021
I guess I’d say this is melodic death metal with a splash of black metal darkness. some catchy and technical sounding groove too

Thyrfing
Vanagandr
Despotz
Release date: Friday, August 27th 2021
Blackened death with a little epic grooving going on… cool stuff!!

BEING OF ENTROPY
BEING OF ENTROPY
Self Released
Aug 27
Dejenty modern metal

New Stuff This Week… 8/16/2021

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Aug 162021
 

DREAM THEATER
“THE ALIEN”
INSIDEOUTMUSIC/THE ORCHARD
First single… and it really seems like the first true cohesive effort including all members… in particular, drummer Mike Mangini. His drum production is the best yet, and he’s doing crazy ocotpus like playing. It’s all 100% signature Dream Theater. :)

Trivium
“Feast Of Fire”
Roadrunner
Melodic, thrashy, classic metal, modern, all that stuff that has always made this band who they are.

Casket Robbery
“The Hidden… The Hideous”
Local
Harsh, brutal, yet with a little horror/creepy atmosphere which they have had in their sound of late… really makes them stand out… and the VOX are shredding. Great single!

CEREBELLION
“Until I Can Breathe”
Self
Melodic modern metal type stuff, good edge, and catchy.

Warkings
Revolution
Napalm Records
Melodic just good ol metal with a little thrashy/prog and good guitar work… cool stuff.

Oceanhoarse
Dead Reckoning
Noble Demon
Groovin’ metal, melodic too… kind of like a metalcore, but more of a thrashy/prog thing. cool stuff.

Rollin’ Coffin
Runaway (Single)
Static Era Records
Groovin’ stoner metal and a little laid back alt-rock

Skrog
Enter Sandman (Single)
Saturn Studios
An industrial-ish noise hard rock metal cover of Enter Sandman. it’s a’ight

Between The Buried And Me
Colors II
Sumerian Records
Great new prog metal sequel!

RAVNKALD
The Pagan Resistance
BlackHeavens Music
Aug 13
Old school melodic black metal.

Band: Ravendust
Album: The Gold Of The Aura
Self Released
Release date: August 18, 2021
A kind of old school black metal with a heavier brutal element in amongst the cold harsh melodies

BONEHUNTER
Dark Blood Reincarnation System (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
20 August 2021
A sort of heavy thrash/classic metal/death metal, melodic death too? Catchy groovin’ music, harsh vox, but classic melodic thrashy metal too. Cool stuff.

One With the Riverbed
Absence
Snow Wave
20 August 2021
Blackened doom, a little atmospheric and laid back in parts, classic black metal coldness in others.

SUN OF THE SUNS
TIIT
Scarlet Records
20 August 2021
Melodic death with guttural growls, catchy, melodic and brutal too. great stuff.

SACRIFIXION
Shower Me in Death (7″ EP)
Hells Headbangers
20 August 2021
Take punk mentality and throw it into a death metal grindy blender… you got it!

BLASPHEMOUS CREATION
“Forsaken Dynasty”
Horror Pain Gore Death
Aug 20
Technical, brutal death metal with a little melodic groove going on along with some catchy thrash elements too. Great stuff!

Black Wound
To The Endless Depths
Dry Cough Records
20 August 2021
Brutal sludgey death metal.

Sulferon
Caelesti Irrumator
Sleaszy Rider
Brutal blackened death metal… cool heavy stuff.

Rageful
Ineptitude
Self Release

Royal Hunt
The Art Of Dying
NorthPoint Productions
This came out late last year, but we are just getting the full lenght now… and it’s pretty solid prog metal

Ænigmatum
Deconsecrate
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, August 13th 2021
Brutal Death metal… catchy and good stuff.

Mephisto
Pentafixión
Worm Hole Death
26 March 2021
Epic symphonic blackened death… fits right in with a Dimmu Borgir/Cradle of Filth.

Malossi
Blanke Barter
Rob Mules Records
13 August 2021
Stoner metal/rock, sounding like it’s all in Norwegian, I can only assume… since they are from Oslo.

HATEMONGER
The Vile Maxim
Redefining Darkness Records
Brutal death metal, with a blackened noise sound

New Stuff This Week… 8/9/2021

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Aug 092021
 

TesseracT
“Tourniquet”
KSCOPE
Djenty modern prog

Black Satellite
“Sonne”
Self Released
Rammstein cover… pretty straightforward

Unto Others
“Downtown”
Roadrunner
Melodic death/gothy doom… A little bit of a Moonspell/Amorphis/Volbeat vibe.

ALIEN WEAPONRY
“Buried Underground”
Napalm
Groovin’ catchy modern metal stuff… good

Wolves In The Throne Room
“Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)”
Relapse
Melodic doomy black metal… cool stuff.

Gama Bomb
Thunder Over London
Prosthetic Records
6 August 2021
New 3 song ep of some of the coolest catchiest modern thrash out there!

Wormwitch
Wolf Hex (radio promo)
Prosthetic Records
27 August 2021
I’d throw this in a black n roll pile… some cool doomy groovin’ metal with black metal harshness cool stuff.

Cognizance
Upheaval
Prosthetic Records
24 September 2021
Melodic deathcore, catchy, heavy, techincal… cool stuff!

The Ugly Kings
Strange Strange Times
Napalm Records
A bit stoner metal, a little grungy and melodic and pinch of goth.

Destruction
Live Attack
Napalm Records
Live album/dvd, the single I have for “Reject Emotions” sounds good, almost studio quality as it was recorded from a live stream during the pandemic

Lorna Shore
…And I Return To Nothingness
Century Media Records
Epic/symphonic blackened technical death/metalcore, yeah that’s a lot of sub-genres for one song even, but it really does have it all… and brutal and melodic too. wowza

Slaughter To Previal
Kostolom
Sumerian Records
Brutal deathcore… leaning heavy on the brutal, and a cool heavy groove. Great stuff

FULL OF HELL
“Industrial Messiah Complex”
Relapse
Brutal, grindy sludgy metal… production is a bit muddy, but that makes it more Tr00, right?

Alchemy of Flesh
Ageless Abominations
Redefining Darkness Records
13 August 2021
I’d have to put this in technical death metal… Lots of brutal playing, riffs, vox, drumming yet with a dynamic that throws prog metal into the fray.

Vaelmyst
Secrypts of the Egochasm
Self-Release
13 August 2021
CLassic melodic black metal which gets heavy and brutal too.

INFEX
Burning in Exile
Self-Release
13 August 2021
Here’s some modern thrash, vox are a little harsh, a solid meaty catchy groove Good stuff!

Fleshbore
Embers Gathering
Innerstrength Records
13 August 2021
Brutal death metal, a bit catchy and technical… good crisp production.

Rebel Priest
Lost In Tokyo
Batcave Records
13 August 2021
Crusty classic metal “hair metal-ish”

Vader
De Profundis
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 30 July 2021
Long out of print, Vader’s 25 year old 2nd album is now remastered and reissued! They were so far ahead of their time… some cool classic blackened death

Sky Crypt
Incipit Anarchia: Eternity
Self Released
12/29/2020
Some basic blackened death, a bit technical, a little thrashy base, but vox are harsh and black metal-ish and some melodic death stuff going on too.

Son of Sam
And the Monster Awoke…
Self-released
11 June 2021
A bit thrashy, classic metal and a bit melodic death too, cool stuff.

Artist: Stozhar
Album: Dukhom svobody, razryvaia okovy
Label: Stygian Crypt Productions
Release date: August 4, 2021
Folk metal with an epic melodic death thing going on too.

CHAMBER OF UNLIGHT
Realm of the Night (CD, LP)
Werewolf
13 August 2021
Groovin’ catchy old school sounding black metal.. decent stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 8/2/2021

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Aug 022021
 


Imonolith
”Army of Me”
Self Released
A cover of the Bjork song, done in a pretty straightforward modern groove metal style…

The Five Hundred
A World On Fire
Long Branch Records
Melodic modern metal with a harsh vox edge

Coheed and Cambria
“Shoulders”
Roadrunner
New single, melodic, catchy, and a bit of a noisy prog sound. neat stuff.

Axel Rudi Pell
Diamonds Unlocked II
SPV/ Steamhammer
Covers album of some classics from Abba to Sammy Hagar

Rivers of Nihil
Clean – radio single
Metal Blade Records
24 September 2021
Technical, proggish, brutal, melodic… yeah!

Nytt Land
Ritual
Napalm Records
Mainly chanting and tribal folky sounds… not quite really metal at all…

Imminence
Temptation (Single)
Arising Empire Records
Metalcore, heavy djenty brutal parts, breakdown, and a bit of an atmospheric melodic chorus spot too

Pistols At Dawn
Nocturnal Youth
JFL Entertainment
Straight up modern “solid rock” type new metal. Melodic with a little edge

I The Nihilist
Wonderlust (Single)
Nihilist Entertainment
Metacore with a djent thing going on. A modern melodic and emo-type vox clean sound mixed in with the shouts

PRAISE THE PLAGUE
The Obsidian Gate
Lifeforce
July 31
A sort of brutal blackened death leaning more towards black metal

Ixtlahuac
Teyacanilitztli Nahualli LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 August 2021
Old school black metal, a little lo-fi, but a bit of a down tempo thing too

Kevin Parallax
Perplexing Emotions
Independent
1 August 2021
Instrumental metal with a deathy heavy groove… heavy prog metal, great stuff on this single.

Vassago (Sweden)
Storm of Satan
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 August 2021
Brutal melodic blackened death. And, each song title has “Satan” in it.

April 21st
Courage Is Born from Fear
Eclipse
August 2, 2021
Technical metalcore type stuff. Mostly on the heavy side, but a bit of a melodic clean “modern metal” sound for the choruses.

Artist: Mothman and The Thunderbirds
Album: Into the Instrumentals (EP)
Self Released
Release Date: August 3rd, 2021
Mostly instrumental prog rock/metal. Catchy straightforward songs… cool stuff.

GRISLY
Salting the Earth
Xtreem Records
3 August 2021
The name says it all, a groovin’ death metal with a grisly gritty tone. Brutal doomy grooves too

Graveyard Shifters
Head Turns First, Eyes Follow…
Self-Release
5 August 2021
Punked up groovin’ hard rock/metal

Crypt Crawler
Future Usurper
Bitter Loss
6 August 2021
Here’s some good thrashy death metal, solid production, grooves and heaviness all around. Cool stuff!!

Perilaxe Occlusion
Raytraces of Death 12″ MLP
Blood Harvest
6 August 2021
A good mix of classic death metal and black metal cold brutally. Cool stuff

Ashen (Australia)
Godless Oath
Bitter Loss
6 August 2021
Brutal death metal with a bit of technicality… good stuff !!

Decrepisy
Emetic Communion
Chaos Records / Life After Death / Seed of Doom
6 August 2021
Gritty and brutal death metal with a pinch of black metal evilness.

RiseuP
Destructive Machine’s Chilling Time 3:27
Eclipse Records
6 August 2021
Deathing groove metal with a hardcore/metalcore thing going on too.

Wald Krypta
Possessed by Nothingness
Eternal Death
6 August 2021
Extreme lo-fi black metal.

VRIESS
Vriess
XENOKORP Militia Series
6 August 2021
Straight up blackened death metal, harsh vox, fast and furious playing. good stuff.

Baxaxaxa
Catacomb Cult
The Sinister Flame
6 August 2021
Old school black metal, with some doomy grooves, good melodies and production make it not just cold meedly blast beats… good stuff.

March In Arms
Pulse Of The Daring
RFL Records
July 2, 2021
Fairly straighforward Power Metal, more leaning towards a standard classic metal type thing

Planet Of The Dead
Pilgrims
Self-Released
23 July 2021
Doomy, stoner metal, where when it does get heavier, pushing into some Entombed-like stuff.

Marta Gabriel
Metal Queens
Listenable Records
30 July 2021
This is the front woman from Crystal Viper with a solo album now of classic metal doing covers of female fronted metal bands… cool stuff.

Dragons Kiss
Barbarians of the Wasteland
Firecum Records
26 July 2021
Fairly straightforward “metal” with a bit of an edge vocally. decent stuff.

Ellimist
Ellimist
Self Released
7/31
Technical blackened death with a dose of prog… pretty cool stuff.

Dantalion
Time to Pass Away
Darkwoods
7/31
Mostly a classic black metal sound, some meedly guitars and harsh evil vox. Not too bad!

New Stuff This Week… 7/26/2021

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Jul 262021
 

Tragedy
Disco Balls To The Wall
Napalm Records
Metal-ized versions of cheesey 70’s disco stuff.. .awesome… my sampler has “Stayin’ Alive” and “Sweet Caroline”

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
REVOLUTION IN LIMBO (single)
Sumerian
New Single.. this one clocking in at 9min.. starts off prog metal as hell and kicking into harsh vox with fast and furious technical metal, there doesn’t seem to be another band out there doing what these guys can do. Yeah, some are close, but the game is just upped every time. Great track here.

Erdve
Savigaila
Season of Mist
23 July 2021
Gritty, dark sludgy hardcore

Band of Bastards
DELETE. REPEAT.
Redacted Records/SilverDoor Music
23 July 2021
Punky hardcore, short songs

Attack Of The Rising
Game Changer
Weapon Records/Vanity Music
PRetty cool straight up classic metal, a pinch of thrash, some Priest/Maiden vibes too.

Dee Snider
Leave A Scar
Napalm Records
As with his last solo album, some great classic catchy groovin’ metal!

Ingested
The Surreption II
Unique Leader Records
Technical, brutal death metal, great stuff!

Godslave
Positive Aggressive
Metalville Records
Classic thrash with a heavy catchy edge, vox go from screamy clean vox to some epic high screams too… great stuff here too! (reminds me a little of Exodus musically)

Mordred
The Dark Parade
M-Theory Audio
Groovin’ and catchy, thrashy-ish in parts, and getting a little into their funky unique (dj scratch) grooves in this too… Cool stuff.

Four Stroke Baron
Classics (Radio promo)
Prosthetic Records
1 October 2021
A bit modern metal, a bit of grunge and a smidge punk. Vox have a goth vibe

Psychomancy
Divine Archetype
Self-released
25 July 2021 | Digital, CD
Symphonic/melodic death metal with a pinch of black metal harshness, some cool catchy grooves too. Cool stuff!

FULANNO (Ita)
Hash Negro en las Misas Funebres (Black Hash at Funeral Masses)
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
26 July 2021
Sludgey and doom post-metal

Hexorcist
Evil Reaping Death
Memento Mori / Unholy Prophecies / Godz ov War
26 July 2021
Brutal blackened death metal, lots of black metal coldness and blast beasts and coldness with the brutality of some death metal too

Stress Angel
Bursting Church
Dying Victims Productions
July 30
This has a melodic classic metal feel with harsh vox giving it a pinch of a black/death metal sound.

EXPUNGED
Into Never Shall (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
30 July 2021
Gore/grind death metal. Decent stuff.

Galvanizer
Prying Sight of Imperception
Me Saco Un Ojo / Everlasting Spew
26 July 2021
Good ol classic gritty death metal, great grooves and brutality

LUNAR FUNERAL(Rus)
Road to Siberia
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
28 July 2021
Here’s some bluesy psychedelic doom rock.

Karloff
The Appearing
Dying Victims Productions
July 30
A bit of a doomy thrash

I Shalt Become
Wanderings
Moribund Records
30 July 2021
Old school down tempo black metal type stuff, cold dark and doomy, probably pushing into post-metal drony territory

Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK)
Avgrundspoetens Flamma
Moribund Records
30 July 2021
Some folky/doomy metal with a little black metal coldness

Dark Psychosis
Obsessed By Shadows
Moribund Records
30 July 2021
Raw death metal with an old school thrash

PARRILLA
FEMME FATALE: ENSNARED BY VENUS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: JULY 30th 2021
Noise/industrial with a little death metal vox here and there

ARNA
Dragged to a Lunar Grave
Signal Rex
30 July 2021
Classic black metal with a bit of melodic groove

PARALLAX
Awaken
Independent
30 July 2021
Here’s some hardcore/metalcore sounding stuff with a downtempo groove

SHRIEKING DEMONS
Diabolical Regurgitations
Caligari Records
30 July 2021
Death metal but with a kind of stoner death and roll sound, and a more black metal vocal echoey grownly scream. Cool groovin’ stuff.

Nuclear Revenge
Dawn of the Primitive Age
Helldprod Records
30 July 2021
We heavy blackened thrash in the traditional sense.. a very thrashy base taken to a black metal extreme with harsh vox and cold-ish guitars… great stuff with melody too!

Fate’s Hand
Fate’s Hand
Dying Victims Productions
July 30
A bit of a classic melodic metal pushing a little into thrash… clean vox

Brilliant Coldness
The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity
Dead Center Productions
July 30th, 2021
Technical Death Metal with a brutal groovin’ sound. catchy cool stuff!

Covered In Sores
Civilian Casualties
HPGD
July 30
Brutal death metal, quick short songs, with a pinch of black metal harshness

NIGRUM PLUVIAM
Eternal Fall Into the Abyss
Signal Rex
30 July 2021
Lo fi black metal. meh

MOON REAPER
DESCENT
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: JULY 30th 2021
Deathy doom, down tempo, harsh vox, clean in some spots, melodic

Release: Dimman
Songs and Tales of Grievance
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: July 30th 2021
Melodic death metal with a modern metal prog metal thing happening… harsh vox, clean female vox… Cool stuff!!

Band: Dimentianon
Album: Dreaming Yuggoth
Label: Paragon Records
Release date: July 13th, 2021
Doom! Black metal! Death metal! Dark and brooding, yet cold, dark and evil too

Kade Storm
Ascension
Narcoleptica Productions
Doomy death metal with a seemingly lower budget production.

Release: Callidice
Shades Among Us
Release Date: June 9th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic Death Metal with an old school, like In Flames/Dark Tranquillity type sound… great stuff

Incinerate
Back to Reality
Spirit Coffin Publishing
23 July 2021
Thrashy death metal… catchy, grooving and brutal too… cool stuff.

The Cauldron of Darkness
“GENESIS”
Self Released
The band name says it all… a kind of post metal melancholy black-ish metal thing. meh?

Beneath the Void
…into Oblivion
Self Released
June 11th, 2021
Technical Death Metal from Hungary, solid grooves, cookie monster growls and black metal shrieks with fast and furious technical and brutal death metal. cool stuff!

Metalwings
A Whole New Land
Independent Release
June 11, 2021
Epic, progressive, symphonic, power metal type stuff with female vox.

New Stuff This Week… 7/19/2021

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Jul 192021
 

Iron Maiden
The Writing On The Wall
BMG
100% Iron Maiden, a little laid back, but always great to have NEW material instead of the 14th reissue of something!

Judas Priest
The Hellion Electric Eye (Live at The Summit, Houston, 1986)
50 Years of Heavy Metal
Epic
Speaking of reissuing a bunch of stuff.. Priest is coming out with an “everything priest” box set with like 40 some CDs and some unreleased live shows… this track is from one… sounds great!

Bulletproof Messenger
“Round 2”
Self Released
Here’s some modern metal type stuff, catchy and melodic, a bit “solid rock”

BULB
Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious
3DOT Recordings
The Periphery offshoot… instrumental, overall, a bit chill, some heavier moments, but cool diverse guitar work and fairly prog-metal when it gets going

BARBARIAN PROPHECIES
HORIZON
BASE RECORD PRODUCTION
Technical, thrashy and melodic death metal… cool stuff!

BORN OF OSIRIS
ANGEL OR ALIEN
Sumerian
Nice to have new stuff from this band… harsh vox, a melodic heavier death/metalcore thing, a keyboard base to give it a little epic feel

KRASHKARMA
STORM
SPLIT NAIL RECORDS
Modern metal with a melodic metalcore groove nu-metal thing going on

Underoath
Damn Excuses (single)
Fearless
Modern metalcore from these vets, heavier in parts, lots of layers, melodic a little punk too

OPHIDIAN I
Desolate
Season of Mist
16 July 2021
Brutal yet technical melodic death metal… great stuff!

Lee Aaron
Radio On!
Metalville Records
CLassic hard rock with female vox, pretty vanilla and not really all that “metal”

Quicksand
Distant Population
Epitaph Records
90’s grunge/post hardcore band is back with their first album in 5 years, and only their 4th overall. still have that driving grungy guitar with a little hardcore light going on. decent stuff.

Powerwolf
Call Of The Wild
Napalm Records
Epic power metal, catchy, classic, cool and fun

Yngwie Malmsteen
Parabellum
Music Theories/MLG
Pretty much just an all Yngwie project at this point, it is what it is… lots of meedly guitars and that’s what he’s about… production is a little meh, but overall decent.

NECROMANTICAL INVOCATION (gre)
Dogme el Rituel de la Haute Magie
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
24 July 2021
Melodic and a bit epic black metal with some creepy grooves and atmosphere going on.

Hexenklad
Heathenheart – Out July 23
CDN Records
23 July 2021
I’d say overall this is blackened death, leaning more on the cold black metal side of things… decent stuff.

KROSSFYRE
Rites of Extermination (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
23 July 2021
Blackened death metal, a bit of a raw, brutality with that cold and punishing black metal sound.

Clouds
Departe
Personal Records
16 July 2021
Longer tracks of atmospheric doomy post-metal.

Oscenrad
Beyond the Fells
Self Released
Progressive and melodic death metal, the closest thing I would compare is to Opeth, a melodic and yeah, almost prog type metal, long instrumental passages and some growled vox. Cool stuff, longer tracks.

Supreme Court
Been a While
Campbell Recordings
2 July 2021
Falling under a good ol generic “metal” genre, catchy grooves, vox aren’t harsh, but aren’t clean, kind of shouty? Decent stuff.

Denial of Death
Unholy Trinity
Self-released
9 July 2021 | Digital, CD
A sort of epic black metal sound, melodic, vox are harsh and operattic… sometimes in harmony with each other making it sound kinda cool actually.

Unrelenting Torment
Cursed By The Witch
Self Released
March 20
Black metal with a kind of classic blast beat, shrieking vox, cold guitars, and some melodic stuff too.

Parasitic Entity
The Self-Aggrandising Lie
Spirit Coffin Publishing
16 July 2021 | CD
technical death metal, musically similar to Death, vox are a bit more on the cookie monster side.

Silent Obsession
Countdown
Self-Released
15 July 2021
Just a little 2 song EP with technical death music, harsh vox.. cool stuff.

VALYEAR
Revolution Fear
Wormholedeath
16 07 2021
Classic metal, clean vox, good groove, catchy with the occasional over the top screams… decent stuff.

Enigmatical
Transmissions
Self-released
7 May 2021 | Digital, CD
Blackened death, with more on the black metal side, a bit of a melodic groove to keep it not full on black metal.

Mask Of Satan
Underneath The Mire
Iron, blood and Death corp.
15 July 2021 | Digital, CD
Basic death metal with some grooves and a little technicality going on too.

Artist: Polars Collide
Album: Grotesque
Self Released
Release date: June 4, 2021
Brutal death metal, yet probably falling into that prog tech death umbrella. Tracks are a little long and have some good grooves too

Interstitia
Hermes Slips The Trap
Pax Aeternum
Release date: Friday, July 16th 2021
Electronic ambient post metal/industrial type stuff.

Weston Super Maim
180-Degree Murder
Dark Trail Records
Release date: Friday, July 16th 2021
Two tracks of deathy grooving metalcore with a bit of a melodic post-metal long interlude in one of the tracks… ok stuff.

FLESHTORTURE
GROTESCA DOCTRINA DE LA PERVERSIDAD (GROTESQUE DOCTRINE OF PERVERSITY)
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
Technical, brutal death metal! awesome!

Beyond Grace
Our Kingdom Undone (Radio single)
Prosthetic Records
3 September 2021
Brtual Death metal with a little melodic element, catchy, groovin’ and technical too!

New Stuff This Week… 7/12/2021

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Jul 122021
 

LET US PREY
DEADLIGHT SUNSET (single)
M-THEORY AUDIO
This one has a laid back progressive feel, clean vox, sounds like a drum machine providing the beat… a bit ballad-y

Famous Underground
In My Reflection
Self Released
A bit of a classic metal, a little thrashy, a little bit of Megadeth sound vocally.

TRIVIUM
“In The Court Of The Dragon”
Roadrunner
A new single that doesn’t waste any time getting going… cold start with punishing riffs and screamin’ vox. Heavier than usual… sounding more like shadows fall here than metallica. Cool stuff.

HEADLESS
STREETLIGHT BUZZ
M-THEORY AUDIO
Melodic and classic metal type stuff. clean vox, a little 90’s AOR type sound too.

SHADOWS FALL
OF ONE BLOOD (reissue)
M-THEORY AUDIO
Speaking of Shadows Fall.. after selling out this album on last year’s record store day and the reunion show coming up later this year… the stock is high. I don’t think this is remastered or anything… sounds good though!

GOD FORBID
“DETERMINATION”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Another reissue for M-Theory for an american new wave of metal type band… another good excuse to revisit… I thought they were “ok” back in the day, but looking back, they deserve another listen.

MINISTRY
Good Trouble (single)
Moral Hygiene
Nuclear Blast
A bit more laid back overall, but still a classic Ministry sound, with the megaphone voice guy over classic industrial sound.

Portrait
Phantom Fathomer – radio single
Metal Blade Records
3 September 2021
Classic metal with a Dio-like sound… cool stuff… full album in Sept.

Rising Insane
“Afterglow”
Long Branch Records
Modern metalcore type stuff… Clean emo-ish vox.

Laurenne/Louhimo
The Reckoning
Frontiers Music SRL
Vox from frontwomen of Battle Beast and Smackbound with this heavy classic metal thing with some great dual powerful voices and catchy msuic…

Cognitive
Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction
Unique Leader
Crisp brutal heavy death metal. Wall of punishing brutality with great catchy stuff too.

Eradicator
Influence Denied
Metalville Records
Classic thrash sound with a modern just “metal” thing going on, cool stuff!

Wizardthrone
Hypercube Necrodimensions
Napalm Records
Epic thrashy blackened symphonic type stuff… Over the top and awesome!

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
The Divine Horsemen
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 2 July 2021
Melodic deathy thrash, a bit epic, a bit wall of sound, some symphonic black metal stuff too… cool stuff!

SEVERED BOY
Tragic Encounters
Caligari Records
15 July 2021
Fairly straightforward death metal with black metal stuff going on too.

Black Hosts
Onward into the Abyss
Helldprod Records
15 Jbriuly 2021
A bit black metal with a thrashy sound

Release: Mortyfear
My Dystopia
Release Date: July 15th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
A bit thrash, some death, a little electronic, experimental, maybe a devin townsend type vibe of progressive weirdness while being heavy Cool stuff

Hell Strike
Hellstrike
Chaos Records
16 July 2021
Pretty straightforward black/death metal… about a 50/50 mix on whether it’s black or death metal

VANDOR
On A Moonlit Night
Scarlet Records
16 July 2021
Epic power metal, and yeah, catchy and heavy in parts, pretty straightforward power metal overall.

Malacoda
The Strain
Self-released
16 July 2021
Pretty straightforward classic metal with a pinch of melodic death (some harsh backup vox) and prog metal too.

SOLAR HAZE
The Solar Age
Metal Assault Records
16 July 2021
Classic metal with a stoner groovin’ vibe. Cool catchy stuff

Band: Underball
Album: The Best Is Yet To Cum
Self Released
Release date: July 16, 2021
A kind of stoner hardcore groove metal… maybe a pinch of thrashy goodness too.

Snogard
Moral Presence, Corrupt Misdeeds
Horror Pain Gore Death
July 16th
Fairly straightforward black metal, cold guitars, pulsing blast beats and devilish shrieky vox.

Paradise Lost
At The Mill
Nuclear Blast
16 July 2021
Live album playing through some songs… I’m been “ok” with this band over the years, so this isn’t jumping at me, but maybe a good reason to give them another try.