New Stuff This Week… 11/29/2021

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Nov 282021
 

CYNIC
Ascension Codes
Season of Mist
26 November 2021
Technical, but this one is a bit more atmospheric and still totally proggy

The Browning
End Of Existence
Spinefarm Records
Brutal metalcore with an electronic element.. Wikipedia says electronicore… ok… It could just be called melodic death, or just death core… decent stuff!

VARDIS
100 M.P.H. @ 100 Club
SPV/ Steamhammer
Live album of good ol classic hard rockin’ stuff.

Eternity’s End
Embers of War
Prosthetic Records
26 November 2021
Fast and over the top power metal, think like a faster grittier Dragonforce… cool stuff!!

The Ocean
Phanerozoic Live
Metal Blade Records
26 November 2021
Live album featuring most of their last album and part 1.. good clean sound

Gorr
Tolv I Talet
Self Released
Dec 1
Blackened Death Metal leaning more towards black metal in production and feel

Band: Iscuron
Album: The Pursuit Of Unhappiness
Self Released
Release date: December 1st, 2021
This has an epic / melodic black metal thing going on, there are some grooves going on, but still dark and cold too

Ossuaire (Canada)
Triumvirat
Sepulchral Productions
2 December 2021
Classic black metal, decent production, cold meedly guitars, blast beats, you know the drill.

ATONEMENT (swe)
Merciless Blasphemy
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
3 December 2021
This has a raw old school thrash thing.. blackened thrash-ish? Kind of sounds like a cassette master, but there’s some good stuff under the raw production.

Death Angel
The Bastard Tracks
Nuclear Blast
3 December 2021
A recorded-live show made up of all rarely played classic Death Angel songs… and of course I go right to the Act III track, “The Organization” great stuff, great production and good to hear some deeper cuts that they practiced up to play live.

Artist: DORMANT ORDEAL
Title: The Grand Scheme Of Things
Label: SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
Release date: December 3rd 2021
Death metal, but really pushing towards a melodic blackened death, some good atmosphere with brutal technical stuff going on too. cool stuff!!!

Artist: REDEMPTOR
Title: Agonia
Label: SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
Release date: December 3rd, 2021
Melodic Death Metal / Technical Death Metal… it’s got some classic death metal grooves, technical chops and a little black metal speed. great stuff!

OFERMOD (swe)
Mysterium Iniquitatis
Shadow Records
3 December 2021
Brutal death metal with a little black metal tendencies, a bit melodic in parts, and a decent catchy evil heaviness.

Artist: MOONSCAR
Release title: BLOOD MOON
Label: Supreme Music Creations
Release Date: October 2021
I’d say this is melodic death, but with more of an epic black metal sound… cool stuff!!

Rift
To Quench The Thirst Of Wolves
Seance Records
3 December 2021
Old school melodic doomy black metal

Band: Firehouse
Album: The Story Of Italian A.O.R. Band 1987-1994
Country: Italy
Genre: AOR
Label: Music for the Masses
Release date: December 3, 2021
Unlike the US version of this band, this one isn’t commercially tailored… this has just a good classic raw old school metal sound, almost a NWOBHM style of metal. neat stuff.

Diablation
Allégeance
Antiq
6 December 2021
Epic and symphonic black metal with cold dark evilness and catchy melodic stuff… cool stuff!!

Dead War
Grandfather Of War
Horror Pain Gore Death
Dec 3
This is some classic blackened death, It’s got that harsh black metal darkness with a punishing death metal groove too. Cool stuff.

Band: CROWDOWN
Album (EP): Horizon
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: November 30th, 2021
Classic sounding metalcore/hardcore. Monster grooves and catchy headbanging goodness.

Release: Stellar Void
Chrysalis
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 26h 2021
I like when the genre description kind of describes it to a T. “Extreme symphonic metal” You can kind of picture extreme harsh vox, with a blackened death sound, with some synthy keyboard/symphonic sounds with clean operattic-ish female vox. yup! Cool stuff.

Anarcheon
Scary Tale – Out Nov 26th
Self-Release
26 November 2021
Melodic death, solid grooves, sounds like harsh female vox, a little blackened death going on. Cool stuff.

Artist: Shadu-Nar-Mattaru
Release title: The Sorrowful Frost
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 16-11-2021
Death metal with a little taste of grind and black metal. To the point shorter songs

Band: Sentinel Beast
Title: Depths Of Death
Label: MDD Records
Release date: 26 November 2021
Reissue of their 86 album. A cool old school thrashy thing

Band: Sentenced
Title: Amok
Label: MDD Records
Release: 22 October 2021
Reissue of their ’95 album, dark melodic groovin’ metal

Band: Massive Charge
Album: For Those We Hate
Label: Music-Records
Release date: November 19, 2021
Grindcore, fast, in your face stuff. pretty good

Cuprion
‘Hung’
Self Released
Prog-rock laid back and chill… probably not for a brutal mosh pit!

Release: Gomorran
Excerpts from the Dark Age
Release Date: December 3rd 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
Blackened Death metal, a bit on the extreme thrashy death with definite cold and dark themes

Band: Lychlake
Album: The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus
Self Released
Release date: November 26, 2021
Blackened melodic death with a symphonic thing going on

Band: FRAU FLEISCHER
Album: When The Sun’s Down
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: November 23rd, 2021
Industrial and alternative… probably more for the show before ours… passing it on…

Neverworld
Midnights Abyss
One Eyed Toad Records
22 November 2021
Synthy power metal with clean operattic type female vox, a classic power metal sound

Fueled by Fire (USA)
Past…Present…No Future Pt. 1
M-Theory Audio
November 12th, 2021
Classic thrash, a little like Exodus, just two songs, but great stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 11/22/2021

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Nov 212021
 

Volumes
Happier?
Fearless
Djenty metal core, a little melody and pretty decent stuff.

Casket Robbery
“Bone Mother”
19 November 2021
One of our favorite local bands have another new single. Brutal, yet with a little bit of breathing room, great stuff again

Ashes Of Ares
By My Blade [New Single & Video]
Rock Of Angels Records
19 November 2021
Proggy power metal featring Matt Barlow, some heavier edgy power metal here… new album, out next year.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS
THE PROBLEM OF OTHER MINDS
Sumerian
New single with proggy djenty instrumental metal… cool stuff.

LEE MCKINNEY
STORMRAGE
Sumerian
Similar to the Animals as Leaders, this one has a bit more melody and straightforward hard rock/metal

Smith/Kotzen
Better Days
BMG
Some leftover tracks from their album earlier this year, this continues with the bluesy metal sounds

Nuclear Death
The Planet Cachexial
Moribund Records
26 November 2021
Interesting, ambient, scary, almost background music sounding with the production, comes across to me as a sort of experimental post metal.

RADIO: Abhoria
Abhoria
Prosthetic Records
4 February 2022
Brutal melodic death, harsh vox, with a heavy extreme stuff too… this is just a single, so the full length will be good!

Helmet
Live And Rare
Bob Frank Dist
I’m never been a huge fan of Helmet, but maybe some live greatest hits and stuff might help me remember it better… the “in the meantime” single is decent.

Wolftooth
Blood And Iron
Napalm Records
Old school doomy hard rock/metal, a lot like black sabbath… decent stuff

Psycode
Psvcode
Pavement Entertainment
Djenty industrial sounding/meshuggah like metal, with some melody

Hypocrisy
Worship
Nuclear Blast USA
Brutal death metal, with a catchy thrashy melodic thing going on too… just like they’ve always done and it’s great!

Black Label Society
Doom Crew Inc.
eOne
26 November 2021

Rhapsody Of Fire
Glory For Salvation
AFM Records
26 November 2021
I think the first time I heard of this band, they had a sticker on their CD with the genre “epic symphonic hollywood metal” or something like that… they seem to have kept the epic-ness after all of these years. This one doesn’t seem too over the top, but still super mega epic! good stuff as usual

Victory
Gods Of Tomorrow
AFM Records
26 November 2021
Good ol classic hard rock with that early 90’s AOL catchy sound

Abhorration (Norway)
After Winter Comes War
Invictus Productions
26 November 2021
Thrashed up black metal, more leaning towards extreme thrash, this has a bit of a raw production, but cool stuff !

Lock Up
The Dregs Of Hades
Listenable Records
26 November 2021
First album in four years, and Tomas Lindberg is back to share vocal duties… brutal, groovin’ grindy… great stuff!!

ETERNAL EVIL
The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter
Redefining Darkness Records
26 November 2021
Extreme thrash… maybe blackened thrash? maybe not quite… just fast, heavy cool stuff.

Benothing
Temporal Bliss Surrealms
Everlasting Spew Records
26 November 2021
Thrashin’ groovin’ brutal death metal

HUNTERS MOON
The Great Pandemonium (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
26 November 2021
Brutal and groovin’ death metal pushing into the black metal realm

NOISE TRAIL IMMERSION
Curia
I, Voidhanger Records
26 November 2021
Overall this is doomy death/black metal, some kinda cool groovin’ going on… some even technical/prog stuff too

KREATIONIST
Dans L’Interminable
I, Voidhanger Records
26 November 2021
Classic old school melodic/atmospheric black metal

Hitten
Triumph & Tragedy
High Roller Records
26 November 2021
This has a classic 80’s/90’s metal sound, not quite hair-metal, but I dunno, just that era of a sound, catchy, big vox, cool melodies., ok, maybe it’d fit into a hair metal genre.

MORGUILIATH
Occult Sins, New Unholy Dimension
Osmose Productions
26 November 2021
Old school cold and meedly black metal

WarCall
Dead End Pt. 2
Plan B Music
26 November 2021
A bit classic metal, some thrashy elements, medium/harsh vox and some catchy groovin’ going on. cool stuff!!

Black Crucifixion
Triginta
Seance Records
26 November 2021
Blackened death, a cold dark tone, with a little bit of doomy melody

Coilguns
Shunners/Burrows
Hummus Records
26 November 2021
2 song ep, with some metalcore/hardcore stuff… a little mastodon-like too

Necromaniac (UK)
Morbid Metal
Invictus Productions
26 November 2021
Blackened death, a bit raw, but a thrashy, cold groove.

Savage Deity
Decade of Savagery
Inhuman Assault
28 November 2021
Extreme thrash, a little bit of a blackened thrash, sound… great stuff!!

The Kut
ANIMO
Criminal Records via MNRK
15 November 2021
Melodic alt rock stuff.

VERTEBRA ATLANTIS
Lustral Purge In Cerulean Bliss
I, Voidhanger Records
12 November 2021
Brutal death with a pinch of black metal, and a smidge of melodic death.

CREATURE
Eloge De L’Ombre
I, Voidhanger Records
12 November 2021
Melodic death with blackened epic and symphonic post metal stuff

New Stuff This Week… 11/15/2021

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Nov 152021
 

W.E.B.
Colosseum
Metal Blade Records
19 November 2021
Epic melodic Blackened death metal… cool stuff!

CODE ORANGE
“Out For Blood”
Roadrunner
Solid groovin’ modern metal, straight and to the point.

The Unity
The Devil You Know – Live
SPV/ Steamhammer
Pretty straightforward power metal

Me And That Man
New Man, Same Songs, Same Shit Vol. II
Napalm Records
Doomy laid back kinda stoner rock

Obscura
A Valediction
Nuclear Blast USA
WHOA! Technical death, heavy, harsh vox, melodic technical… just a few tracks in and this might be one of my top albums of the year… awesome.

Temperence
Diamanti
Napalm Records
Power metal, a bit of an epic sing-along thing happening too

Swallow The Sun
Moonflowers
Century Media Records
Laid back and doomy melodic death

The Lurking Fear
Death Madness Horror Decay
Century Media Records
Melodic death with a little metalcore and more of a straight forward old school death too. cool stuff

Converge
Bloodmoon
Epitaph Records
This single is quite laid back and pretty doomy actually, I’d like to hear more, but if this is the whole direction? eh.

Exodus
Persona Non Grata
Nuclear Blast USA
Exodus… what can you say? This one is heavy, catchy, thrashy, and what you should expect. Great stuff.

Stillbirth
Strain of Gods
Unique Leader Records
Back to the technical brutal death metal from this label… seems like a band or two a week from them, keep it up… cool stuff!

Sun Below
Self-Titled – Out Nov 19th
Self-Release
19 November 2021
Sludge/doom with a big boomy sound.

Stranguliatorius
Doctor’s Orders: Do Not Touch!
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
November 19th 2021
Classic death metal with a thrashy catchiness musically. Great stuff!

Khemmis
Deceiver
Nuclear Blast
19 November 2021
Melodic death/doom/blackened death… some very laid back parts, and some heavier brutal stuff too.

Galaxy
On the Shore of Life
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
Nov 19
Classic metal, clean vox (higher pitch), decent stuff

Tyrannic
Mortuus Decadence LP
Iron Bonehead
19 November 2021
A little death metal, a little black metal, some thrash, evilness

Unctoris
Shout Demise LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
19 November 2021
Classic old school black metal

Destructo
Demonic Possession
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
Nov 19
Blackened death metal, a bit of a death metal groove with a black metal gritty coldness.

PERVERATION
PERVERSION IN MANIFEST DISEASE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 19th 2021
As with most stuff on this label, it’s brutal fucking death metal. Freight train drumming, super cookie monster vox…

Apostle of Solitude
When The Darkness Goes
Cruz Del Sur Music
19 November 2021
Classic straightforward doomy rock.

Tower
Shock to the System
Cruz Del Sur Music
19 November 2021
pretty cool classic metal with a faster tempo… thumbs up

Carl Sentance
Electric Eye
Drakkar Entertainment
19 November 2021
Straightforward classic metal.

ELDRITCH
EOS
Scarlet Records
19 November 2021
Classic metal with a basic power metal/epic feel.

Terra
Hypercube – Out Nov 19th
Rockshots Records
19 November 2021
Classic melodic metal with a little push into power metal and some groovin’ prog stuff

THEATRES DES VAMPIRES
In Nomine Sanguinis
Scarlet Records
19 November 2021
Sort of power metal with female vox, a little goth groove

NERVOCHAOS
Dug Up (Diabolical Reincarnations)
XENOKORP
19 November 2021
Good old school groovin’ death metal

Operus (ft. members ex-Annihilator, ex-Vital Remains, Skull Fist, Primalfrost)
New Music Video “Lost” + New Album Out Now! “Score of Nightmares” via Pride & Joy Music
Pride & Joy Music
Epic power metal, big dragonforce meets power metal sound

Orbital Soul System
Album: Eternal Voyage
Self Released
Release date: August 1st, 2021
A little of everything going on… overall, progressive. Some electronic, prog rock, doom, epic blackened death metal… neat stuff.

Artist: VOMIT
Release title: Deathlike Vomit
Label: Deathrune Records
Release Date: 05-08-2021
Fast and raw thrash but more heavy pushing into death metal. cool stuff.

CONSECRATION
REANIMATED
LABEL: CAVERNOUS RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 19th 2021
Brutal doom! three longer tracks, dark, and meaty riffage with slowww growwwls

Nequient
Collective Punishment
Nefariious Indudstries
Release date: Friday, November 5th 2021
BLackened thrashy death metal. Some good groovin’ going on, maybe a little melodic touches. cool stuff!

NAVIAN
Cosmos
Indie Recordings
19 November 2021
Guitar and electronic/atmospheric instrumental stuff, a bit prog, mostly hard rock-ish.

One Morning Left
Beat It
Arising Empire
a single of a metalcore’ed up Michael Jackson classic… a good heavy edge with a bit of an emo thing going on.. any metal version of a pop song works for me!

Cave Bastard
Wrath Of The Bastard
Self Released (Earsplit PR)
Release date: Friday, November 12th 2021

Impending Doom
Hellbent
MNRK Heavy
I’d say this is in the deathcore metalcore area, catchy with some brutality and a little melody too cool stuff!

Artist: Existem
earching for Clarity
Label: Self-Released
10-09-2021
Kind of a prog, metalcore. neat stuff.

PORTRAYAL OF GUILT
CHRISTFUCKER
Run For Cover Records
Release 11/05/2021
Raw blackend death with a punk slant

Djiin
Meandering Soul
Klonosphere Records
12 November 2021
Doomy old school with longer songs and a post metal thing going on

EYEMASTER
Charcoaled Remains / Festering Slime
Caligari Records
12 November 2021
Two songs of raw grooving death metal but with a pinch of classic metal/thrash and a smidge of black metal.

Band: Adiant
Title: Killing Dreams
Label: Black Sunset / MDD
Release: 19. November 2021
Symphonic / Melodic Death with operattic female vox along with some good ol growls.

Suffocation
Live In North America
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 12 Nov. 2021
Great stuff, live album recorded in 2018 on the last tour with Frank Mullen, great crisp sound and this band is just so punishing live.

Godless
States Of Chaos
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 19th 2021
Death metal, pretty straightforward brutal and catchy with some big grooves

New Stuff This Week… 11/8/2021

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Nov 072021
 

Slipknot
“The Chapeltown Rag”
Roadrunner
New single… and they have their own sound… has a good mix of melody and catchy heaviness that they’ve gone to more lately… a bit more clean vox than the OLD stuff, but still great, I like Slipknot and not afraid to say it.

Ozzy Osbourne
Diary Of A Madman
Epic
40th anniversary edition! A great album, but it’s almost all “hits” so I don’t want to be the classic rock station and play a lot, but it’s worthy of a mention and some music bed…

Vomit The Soul
Cold
Unique Leader Records
Brutal death metal with a little deathcore

Aephanamer
A Dream Of Wilderness
Napalm Records
Melodic death with an epic symphonic sound… great stuff.

Unleashed
No Sign Of Life
Napalm Records
An epic melodic death with a brutal element… cool stuff from these guys again

Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Noktvrn
Season Of Mist
Here’s a bit of a doomy post-metal thing which bursts into black metal

Pathology
Everlasting Plague
Nuclear Blast USA
Ooo great stuff… brutal technical death metal!

Darkwoods My Betrothed
Angel of Carnage Unleashed
Napalm Records
Classic black metal with good production and heavy melodic harshness

All Hail The Yeti
Within The Hollow Earth
Minus Head Records
Groovin’ metal, a bit of a metalcore feel and a melodic hardcore thing too

Funeral Chant
Dawn Of Annihilation
Carbonized
Nov 1
Harsh old school black metal with a pinch of Slayer-like guitar solos

Shotgun Facelift
Dakota Blood Stampede
Eclipse Records
17 December 2021 (add nov 8)
Funny band name alert! hah. This is a bit of a thrashy and melodic metalcore. Cool stuff.

Hyperdontia
Hideous Entity
Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records / Desiccated Productions
11 November 2021
Brutal blackened death metal… more on the brutal side.

Archspire
Bleed The Future
Season Of Mist
Brutal, technical, heavy… catchy too.. great stuff!!

ÜLTRA RAPTÖR
“Tyrants”
Fighter Records
Nov 9
Big, epic thrashy power metal, more on the power metal thing, epic anthemic vocals. Cool stuff.

Demonic Temple
Through the Stars into the Abyss
Putrid Cult / Dark Horizon
11 November 2021
Black metal, wall of sound classic type stuff.

Eyes Wide Open
Through Life And Death
Arisng Empire
Release date: Friday, November 12th 2021
Metalcore, a melodic modern sound

Delphian
Somnambulant Foregoer
Self-Release
12 November 2021
Groovin’ thrashin’ brutal death metal. Melodic, catchy, heavy, pretty darn cool stuff!!

Blood Sport
Hot Blood and Cold Steel
Gates of Hell Records
12 November 2021
Raw blackened thrash, more on the thrashy side, but with some meh production

BURNTFIELD
IMPERMANENCE
LABEL: PROGRESSIVE GEARS RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 12th 2021
Melodic straightforward prog rock… definitely not for a metalhead!

Band: Intaglio
Album: II
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: November 12, 2021
Doom with orchestral strings, giving it a dark gloomy folk-ish sound. Very dark and depressing.

VATICINAL RITES
S/T
Redefining Darkness Records & Caligari
12 November 2021
Old school death metal with some groovin’ and catchy guitar solos! cool stuff

Pridelands
Light Bends
SharpTone Records
12 November 2021
Modern melodic metalcore, clean and harsh vox, some heavier catchier stuff, some down tempo more moody tracks

Predictor (Germany)
…thus spoke death CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead / Knekelput Recordings
12 November 2021
Brutal blackened death/thrash. Mostly cold and harsh, but a full dark raw brutality too it.

Nova Spei
Sequentis – Out Nov 12
Bam&Co. Heavy
12 November 2021
Overall this is some catchy cool melodic death. A heavy meaty groove, with harsh vox and some clean stuff too

NIGHTLAND
For Once My Name
Scarlet Records
21 October 2021
A single of melodic metal, a bit of a melodic death feel, but not quite as heavy in most of this single, but getting its black metal on in the last chunk

CURSE OF DENIAL
The Reckoning
Redefining Darkness Records
12 November 2021
Good catchy and meaty brutal death metal with a smidge of thrash… great stuff!

A SECRET REVEALED
When The Day Yearns For Light
Lifeforce
Oct 29
Overall, it’s in that metalcore pile, a bit more melody in the melodic parts, and a bit more epic blackened death metal in the heavier parts.

Rhine
Ausland
Within The Mind Records
12 November 2021
I’d have to throw this into a progressive death metal, a catchy cool edge with harsh vox, a bit of a thrashy heavy sound getting into some heaver brutal stuff while keeping a technical heaviness

Nemecic
The Last Magic in Practice
Inverse Records
Release Date: October 29th 2021
Melodic Death Metal with some big meaty grooves… great stuff

Artist: Primordial Ooze
Release title: Parasitic Intoxicant
Label: Sound of the Northwoods
Release Date: 29-10-2021
A bit of a lower-fi wall of sound blackened death metal. it all kind of mushes together, but seems alright

Nocturnal Wanderer
Gift of the Night
Nameless Grave Records
18 November 2021
Classic old school black metal

Artist: Demonologist
Release title: I curse, I dance
Label: Kvtl und Kaos Productions
Release Date: 31-10-2021
Blackened Thrash Metal, pretty cool stuff.

SICKOMANIA
Self Titled
Self Released
Catchy and groovin’ Thrash Metal.

Gaahls WYRD
The Humming Mountain
Season of Mist
5 November 2021
Doomy melodic black metal, some interesting old school sounds, longer tracks, clean vox, it gets heavier as the tracks go through… not too bad

New Stuff This Week… 11/1/2021

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Oct 312021
 

MASTODON
Hushed And Grim
Reprise Records
Seems to be a bit more melodic and laid back than previous stuff… maybe needing to give some deeper listens… not a lot of heavy “grabbers”

MONOLORD
Your Time To Shine
Relapse
Sludgey doom with melodic stuff… not too bad.

Allegaeon
Into Embers – radio single
Metal Blade Records
This band crushes it every time… technical/progressive death metal, being heavy harsh yet with a melodic groove… And a sliver of some clean vox that fit in perfect! awesome stuff can’t wait for more and the tour!!

BASTARÐUR
Satan’s Loss of Son
Season of Mist
29 October 2021
Heavy blackened thrash, good grindy riffage, and catchy and brutal and harsh with a groove too.

Bornholm
Apotheosis
Napalm Records
Melodic black metal with a bit of an epic thing too, a little like old Opeth going from laid back clean parts to full on black metal

Extinction A.D.
Chaos Collision Carnage and Propaganda
Unique Leader Records
Blackened thrashy metal with some solid heavy grooves… another little different thing from Unique Leader… all good!

Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine
Spinefarm Records
A bit laid back on this single, a melodic metalcore which builds and builds and pays off heavy in the end… cool stuff.

Bonded
Into Blackness
Century Media Records
Here’s some catchy thrashed up groove metal. good stuff!

Ominum Gatherum
Origin
Century Media Records
Melodic death, this single is pretty melodic and laid back and does build up to some heavier stuff by the end… looking forward to hearing the rest

GOAT TORMENT
Forked Tongues
Season of Mist Underground Activists
29 October 2021
Fast and brutal old school black metal. good stuff!

Letzte Instanz
Ehrenhort
AFM Records
29 October 2021
A sort of electronic basic german thing, not quite in the metal vein.

Witnesses
The Collapse
Self-Release
31 October 2021
Doomy post metal

Outre-Tombe
Abysse Mortifère
Temple of Mystery
31 October 2021
Old school death metal with a blackened raw sensibility.

Aarkanne
Mysterii
Inferna Profundus Records
1 November 2021
Classic black metal

MORTE INCANDESCENTE
Vala Comum
Signal Rex
31 October 2021
Old school Black n roll metal, cold dark and evil with a rockin’ groove too.

DECEASED
Thrash Times at Ridgemont High (CD)
Hells Headbangers
31 October 2021
All covers of old school stuff from bands like Whiplash, Blessed Death, Sacrifice, Artillery and more! Great heavy, catchy thrash!

CR?HM
Paindemic
Independent
5 November 2021
Live show from the pandemic times. Melodic classic metal, a bit of a doomy groove

Fordom
Manic Howls
Night in Terrors
5 November 2021
old school lo-fi black metal.

ZAA?AR
Magicka? Dz?ungl’a
I, Voidhanger Records
5 November 2021
Lots of long tracks, experimental post metal type stuff.

DUNGEON STEEL
Bloodlust
Signal Rex
5 November 2021
Old school punked up black metal, a bit of a classic metal sound musically… vox are crazy shrieky, screamy, punky.

In Aphelion
Luciferian Age
Edged Circle
5 November 2021
A 4 song blackened thrash… great stuff, An epic feel, wall of dark evilness while having great production and a catchy thrashy sound.

Bryan Eckermann
Plague Bringers
Self-Release
5 November 2021
Melodic death with a little black metal feel… great stuff!!

Gold Spire
Gold Spire
Chaos Records
5 November 2021
Doooomy and brutal death metal… a pinch o black metal, and a bit of a viking melodic thing too Cool stuff.

Sarke
Allsighr
Soulseller Records
5 November 2021
Is there such a think as blackened stoner metal? I think this might be it… a cool catchy groovin’ thing, but a little bit of a black metal feel/attitude. (not harsh or anything, more of a “Ghost” vibe)

Deber
Aspire to Affliction
Personal Records
5 November 2021
Doomy, depressing death metal.

Autokrator
Persecution
Krucyator Productions
5 November 2021
Brutal death metal with a smidge of black metal darkness. A doomy groove

Cystectomy
Deprive to Hollowness
Comatose
BRUTAL Death metal! Also monster meaty grooves

Varius
Concordance (EP) – Out Nov 5th
Self-Release
5 November 2021
Melodic blackened death metal. A little bit on the prog metal side with some of the guitar and instrumental passages.

ALTARETH
Blood Magnetic
Eye Records
Release: 5 November 2021
A bit sludgey, mostly doom, some stoner grooves… a bit depressing and old school

Band: Disbeliever
Album: Archetype
Label: Revalve Records
Release date: November 5, 2021
Gothy doom, laid back

MYSTRAS
Empires Vanquished And Dismantled
I, Voidhanger Records / Stellar Auditorium Prod
5 November 2021
Classic old school black metal

Fearout
Bleedthrough
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 5th 2021
Classic metal with a bit of a catchy stoner groove. vox are bit dark sounding

Band: The Shape
Album: In The Age of Doom and Fear
Self Released
Release date: October 29th, 2021
This is some classic/thrashy metal, reminds me a little bit of Iced Earth stylistically… with a pinch of melodic death and grooves too. Cool stuff!

MØL
Diorama
Nuclear Blast
5 November 2021
So this is a bit doom, a bit melodic black metal, but with not such a cold harsh blackness. there’s some more upbeat sounds and maybe prog metal-ish when it does get heavier. decent stuff!

Anomalie
Tranceformation
AOP Records
5 November 2021
A sort of melodic doom with a black metal darkness.

Schattenmann
Chaos
AFM Records
5 November 2021
German industrial metal, a little goth going on, not hard to draw comparisons to Rammstein…

Bone Tower
We All Will Die One Day – Out Nov 5th
No Funeral Records / Fresh Outbreak Records
5 November 2021
Super fast and brutal deathcore with really short songs (less than 2 min!)

DEATH SS
Ten
Lucifer Rising
Oct 29
Classic metal with a big doomy / sabbath / dio type vibe. catchy cool

Demonztrator
Sinister Forces Of Hatred
Ossuary
Nov 1
Mega heavy deathed up thrash metal, a bit of a Kreator/Slayer vibe to me. Cool stuff!

Anti Ritual
Expel The Leeches
Indisciplinarian
Release date: Friday, October 29th 2021
This one has a little blackened melodic thrashy death sound? yeah. haha Catchy and heavy, brutal vox and solid grooves while still being harsh

Band: Tormentor Bestial
Album: 13 Years Old
Label: Music-Records
Release date: October 29, 2021
Classic/thrashy metal from Brazil, some virtuosity and catchy stuff… production is a little raw.

New Stuff This Week… 10/18/2021

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Oct 172021
 

Armored Saint
Symbol of Salvation Live
Metal Blade Records
22 October 2021
Great album, great show live too… glad they recorded and released this.

Monolord
“I’ll Be Damned”
Relapse
Sludgy and doomy. MONSTER heavy slow riffs

Bulletproof Messenger
“A Place For My Head”
Self Released
Kind of a modern metal, but not quite all that “heavy” a great melodic hard rock… catchy and easy to listen to.

DEVIANT PROCESS
Nurture
Season of Mist
15 October 2021
Technical death metal, a lot of really tech/prog crazy stuff going on while being heavy as hell… great stuff!

MISANTHUR
Ephemeris
Season of Mist Underground Activists
15 October 2021
Old school doomy and dark black metal

Reaping Asmodeia
Darkened Infinity
Prosthetic Records
15 October 2021
Technical death metal/deathcore. a bit of a melodic stuff going on. overall, cool stuff!

Hippotraktor
Meridian
Pelagic Records
Release date: Friday, October 15th 2021
A bit of an atmospheric doom/stoner metal with some djent metalcore going on too. pretty cool stuff.

Alcatrazz
V
Silver Lining
Release date: Friday, October 15th 2021
Classic metal, clean vox, just good ol stuff from these old school vets

Snafu
Exile//Banishment
Housecore
Hardcore, a bit thrashy, a lot like Hatebreed. cool stuff.

Cradle of Filth
Existence Is Futile
Nuclear Blast USA
Epic, catchy, heavy, brutal… they’re a genre of their own and not messing with it either… good stuff… a bit more to the point.

1914
Where Fear And Weapons Meet
Napalm Records
Melodic doomy and blackened death metal… a bit of a more down tempo Amon Amarth type sound.

Waking The Cadaver
Authority Through Intimidation
Unique Leader Records
Brutal death metal with big headbanging grooves…Vox are abrasive, brutal and guttural.

Every Time I Die
Radical
Epitaph Records
Metalcore pioneers. Quick standard heavy metalcore tracks, vox are shout/screamed… not much of a departure of their formula

Livlos
And Then There Were None
Napalm Records
Melodic death metal leaning towards more of a heavier deathcore sound.

U.D.O.
Game Over
AFM Records
22 October 2021
It’s UDO… I think you know how this will sound… and you’d be right. Good solid classic metal with good ‘ol UDO.

Phantom Fire
The Bust of Beelzebub
Edged Circle
22 October 2021
This is kind of a brutal deathy thrash metal

Hexenbrett
Intermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi
Dying Victims Productions
Oct 22
Kind of a punky lo-fi experimental thing. eh.

Le Chant Noir
La Société Satanique des Poètes Morts
Personal Records
22 October 2021
Black metal with an ethereal organ atmosphere while maintaining a cold harsh dark and evil sound. So, a doomy groove with black metal attitude… pretty cool

Sexmag
Sex Metal
Dying Victims
Oct 22
This has a slayer-like blackened thrash thing going on, raw, and harsh in parts, some good grooving stuff in others.

Band: EVIL SPELL
Album: Padre Vostro
Label: Blasphemous Records
Release date: October 22
Right in your face, blackened thrash. A fast attack and speed metal sound while also having that cold evil darkness lurking

Band: Hex A.D.
Album: Funeral Tango for Gods & Men
Label: Fresh Tea
Release date: October 22, 2021
They call it “prog/doom” and yeah, pretty straight on. It’s overall doom with some classic prog rock stuff

EXSUL
Allegoresis
Caligari Records
22 October 2021
Sludgy black/death metal

CATALYST CRIME
Catalyst Crime
Massacre Records
22 October 2021
Proggy power metal, epic stuff with female vox and lots of piano/keyboard… good powerin’ guitars too.

Ravenous
Hubris – Out Oct 22nd
Feast Beast Records (NA/EU) / Spiritual Beast (Asia)
22 October 2021
Epic power metal, clean vox, a little pinch of folk metal, dragonforce type epic/speed too.

Fathom Farewell
Kraken – Out Oct 22
Blood Blast Distribution
22 October 2021
Modern metalcore, with a more proggy technical thing going on… nice heavy, stuff, meldoic stuff is cool too…

Venus Syndrome
Cannibal Star – Out Oct 22nd
Rockshots Records
22 October 2021
Pretty straightforward proggy hard rock/ classic metal, keyboards, melodies, good ol just metal. not too bad

Helgrind
Insurrection
Metal Rocka Recordings, One Eyed Toad Records, Cargo Records
22 October 2021
Just good ol groovin’ heavy metal pushing into a thrashy sound Cool stuff!

Sulphurous
The Black Mouth of Sepulchre
Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records / Desiccated Productions
22 October 2021
Melodic blackened death, some tracks are even instrumentals, good heavy stuff!

Premiata Forneria Marconi
I Dreamed of Electric Sheep
Inside Out
Release date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Progressive rock, a little hard rock stuff too, keyboard, epic-ish, melodic, kind of just classic prog rock.

Thirteen Bled Promises
Foundation
Lacerated Enemy Records
22 October 2021
Technical and epic blackened death metal with a deathcore thing too. pretty cool stuff.

Band: THE SONIC OVERLORDS
Album: Last Days of Babylon
Label: M-Theory Audio
Release date: October 22, 2021
CLassic rockin’ stoner metal, a little Spiritual Beggars vibe

Release: Voidfallen
The Atlas of Spiritual Apocalypse
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic Death Metal with a good epic heavy edge to it. great stuff!

Atræ Bilis
Apexapien
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, October 8th 2021
Brutal groovin’ death metal. Good stuff!

Release: Renegade Angel feat. Tim “Ripper” Owens
Damnation (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 5th 2021
Classic metal with the power metal thing going on… what else would you expect with Ripper Owens singing? hah

Antichrist Siege Machine
Purifying Blade
Profound Lore
Release date: Friday, October 8th 2021
Wall of sound death metal with some grindy black metal leanings… however, theres a bit of a groove going on in parts too.

Deadspeak
Dissolve the Dreams
Raw Skull Recordz
5 October 2021
Blackened thrashy death… decent stuff, but the production is a bit raw.

Visionoir (Italy) –
The Second Coming
Revalve Records
Released on September 24th, 2021
They call this “Avantgarde – Prog Metal” I’d say it’s a deathcore / prog metal sound.. with proggy keyboard type stuff interesting. Maybe a bit of an old mr. bungle quirkiness

DAEMONELIX
Devil’s Corkscrew
Metal Assault Records
15 October 2021
Heaviear groovin’ stoner metal… like a more metalcore Clutch

ABSOLUM
Grand Design
Metal Assault Records
15 October 2021
A bit of a groovin’ death doom with some thrashy stuff too.

ANAKIM
THE ELYSIAN VOID
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: RELAUNCH OCTOBER 8th 2021
Technical/brutal melodic death metal. great stuff

Manora
Brave The Storm
Independent Release
October 15, 2021
Symphonic Metal with female vox, otherwise, power metal and heavy on the keyboard/symphonic sound.

Rothadás
Kopár hant… az alvilág felé
Me Saco Un Ojo
12 October 2021
Sludgey and doomy brutal death metal.

ILLUDIUM
Ash of the Womb
Prophecy Productions
15 October 2021
Female fronted melodic metal, a bit prog-ish, a little post metal in parts, some parts get a bit heavier, a lot is more ambient

New Stuff This Week…10/11/2021

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Oct 112021
 

TRIVIUM
In The Court Of The Dragon
Roadrunner
The first two singles were pretty solid and the rest so far is solid. Melodic straightforward catchy as hell metal. Great stuff.

CHLORINE
“Thanks For Nothing”
Self Released
A pop punky commercial-ish rock.

Nothing
The Great Dismal B-Sides
Relapse
Release date: Friday, October 8th 2021
Melodic and atomospheric post-metal type stuff.

Hate
Rugia
Metal Blade Records
15 October 2021
With a band name like Hate, and as a well rounded metal fan, how could you NOT like it? Brutal death metal with meaty grooves. great stuff!

Aeon
God Ends Here
Metal Blade Records
15 October 2021
Blackened death metal, with a very low factor of fucking around… yeah, brutal with big grooves

REV JONES
“IN THE KEY OF Z”
(DARK STAR RECORDS)
Kind of a classic metal with a bit of a thrashy base… decent grooves too.

The Agonist
Days Before The World Wept (EP)
Napalm Records
Melodic death, clean and harsh vox… good stuff once again from these guys and gal.

Judas Priest
50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music
Epic Records
The giant box set is upon us… Everything put out. The single I have is Hellion/Electric Eye live from Houston in 1986… Always a good excuse to play some classic Priest.

Nuse
Evilution Volume I
Cornhead Records
Classic metal with a cool groovin’ thrash thing going on. good stuff

Bound In Fear
Penance
Unique Leader Records
Brutal deathcore. Good stuff again!

Vilvhjarta
Masstaden Under Vatten
Century Media Records
Melodic death / djenty deathcore type stuff..

Wooden Throne
Under the Moon They Wander Until Fading Away
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2021
Classic doomy black metal, decent stuff

Band: BANGKOK DOLLARS
Album: Lost Souls
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: October 12th, 2021
Classic AOR / classic metal, hard rock type stuff.

Snakeblade
The Curse – Out Oct 13th
Moonshooter Productions
13 October 2021
Melodic blackened death metal. A cool epic catchy blackened groove thing happening. Cool stuff!

Destinity
In Continuum
Crimson Productions / Season of Mist.
15th October
Melodic death with more harsh vox, a little thrashy feel too… great stuff

Cognos
Cognos
Willowtip Records
22 October 2021
Technica progressive melodic death, has a bit of a Nevermore vibe going on too with a bit of a Amon Amarth thing too Cool stuff!

Zetar
Devouring Darkness
Spirit Coffin Publishing
15 October 2021
Melodic blackened death with a nice punchy and catchy sound, not so harsh and cold, maybe a bit of a thrashy thing too

Sorguinazia
Negation of Delirium LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
15 October 2021
Old school black metal

Orgrel
Red Dragon’s Invocation LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
15 October 2021
Melodic black metal wiwh the good ol cold, evil sound

Feed The Corpses To The Pigs
This Insidious Horror
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
15 October 2021
Extreme deathy thrash metal, quick and to the point songs… good stuff to headbang to

Crystal Coffin
The Starway Eternal
A Beast in the Field
15 October 2021
Melodic thrashy death metal, a bit of an atmospheric gothy stoner vibe too

KNIFE
Knife
Dying Victims Productions
This has a bit of a thrashy/punky thing happening. It has a raw 80’s thrash vibe

Band: Skanners
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: Music for the Masses
Release date: October 22, 2021
Old school hard rock, almost like a Kiss type style.

Rage In My Eyes
Spiral (EP) – Out Oct 15
Self-Release
15 October 2021
Probably throw thig into a heavy power metal pile… It’s heavy, melodic, clean vox, but a nice heavy edge

Band: Muertissima
Album: Inquisition
Label: Music-Records
Release date: October 15, 2021
Death metal with a pinch of thrash and bit of a melodic groove as well.

Rebellix
Serpent’s Kiss
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 15th 2021
Thrash with a little classic metal and a pinch punky attitude

The Vegan Cannibals
‘The Turnip Album’
Self Released
Metal/Comedy. a bit experimental, piano acoustic in parts, meaty and thrashy in others, all while keeping it loose and fun

Wingless
Nonconform
Selfmadegod
Release date: Friday, October 1st 2021
Brutal death metal, with a doomy blackened sound

Release: Anima Hereticae
Ov Behest
Record label: My Fate Music
Release Date: October 8 2021
Blackened Death Metal with a bit of a doomy groove to it.

New Stuff This Week… 10/4/2021

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Oct 042021
 

FULL OF HELL
Garden Of Burning Apparitions
Relapse
Noise-black/death metal. Wall of chaotic metal!

MASTODON
“Teardrinker”
Reprise Records
Laid back and chilled and a fairly straightforward rock song here.

Four Stroke Baron
Classics
Prosthetic Records
1 October 2021
Stoner metal with a decent catchy groove.

Bastard
Rotten Blood
Distortion Music Group
Catchy thrashy death metal… cool stuff.

Creeping Death
The Edge Of Existence
Entertainment One
Brutal death metal.. harsh yet catchy and headbangy

The Breathing Process
Labryinthian
Unique Leader Records
Brutal and technical death metal, a little atmospheric blackened death going on… cool stuff!

Untamed land
Like Creatures Seeking Their Own Forms
Napalm Records
One man band from Ohio of old school melodic black metal.

Enslaved
Caravans To The Outer Worlds (EP)
Nuclear Blast
1 October 2021
A mix of black metal meets catchy stoner groovin’ metal… a 4 song ep, but really 2 songs and 2 interludes.

Band: Imaginature
Album: Imaginature
Self Released
Release date: October 2, 2021
Symphonic power/classic metal, a bit of a prog element too of course, and big sing-along epicness

Manimal
Armageddon
AFM Records
8 October 2021
No, this isn’t a soundtrack to the 80’s tv show, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it weren’t named for it. It’s solid classic metal with a power/thrash metal slant. Cool stuff!

WRECHE
All My Dreams Came True
I, Voidhanger Records
8 October 2021
quite experimental, classical music in parts, full on metalcore, some BTBAM, jazzy stuff too , probably not for the faint of heart

Gus G.
Quantum Leap
AFM Records
8 October 2021
Thanks to being ozzy’s guitarist, Gus G has better name recognition, but he’s been around for some time with Firewind and lots of other things… incluing solo work here. A good solid proggy guitar instrumental album here… with a second disc of live stuff. Cool stuff!

Spiritual Deception
Oxymoron
Self-Release
8 October 2021
BRUTAL death metal.

Hearts & Hand Grenades
Between the Lines
Eclipse
October 11, 2021
Modern metal with clean female vox, falling more into a hard rock thing too.

SPECTRAL DARKWAVE
AT OUTER DARK
LABEL: OCCIDENTAL RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 8th 2021
Symphonic proggy melodic death, a bit down tempo in parts, with a little folk/viking metal sound too

LLNN
Unmaker
Pelagic
Release date: Friday, September 24th 2021
Here is some deathcore… a bit dark with harsh black metal style vocals with an atmospheric doom thing going on too.

In Solastalgia, Either Way
Morii (single/music video)
Self-Release
8 October 2021
Light progressive post rock type stuff.

Band: Hallows Die
Album: Masks
Self Released
Release date: September 21st, 2021
Overall… melodic death, lighter melodic parts, some heavier thrashy death metal parts too.

Release: Funeral For Two
II (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 23rd 2021
Doom Metal, a couple of 10+ minute songs, a lot of meandering and dark doomy stuff.

Crisix
The Pizza EP
Listenable Records
24 September 2021
Raw and punky hardcore thrash metal with a sense of humor, cool!

Dark Redeemer
“Into the Deep Black”
(Blasphemous Records)
Gritty classic death metal… not too shabby

SAMAEL Reissues
“Passage”
“Ceremony of Opposite”
MDD Records
Reissues of some classic albums.

Stagewar
“Danger To Ourselves”
(Black Sunset / MDD)
Catchy thrashy metal with a little melodic hardcore groove.

New Stuff This Week… 9/27/2021

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Sep 272021
 

Unto Others
Strength
Roadrunner
I’d say this is a bit gothy melodic metal, a little doom tempo too, similar to a volbeat

Forgetting The Memories
VEMOD
Long Branch Records
Technical and proggy deathcore… with melodic death things too.

Cognizance
Upheaval
Prosthetic Records
24 September 2021
Thrashy brutal death metal with a pinch of a Lamb of God vibe

HEADLESS
SQUARE ONE
M-THEORY AUDIO
A little classic metal a pinch of thrash, and melodic AOR anthemic sounds.

CONQUEST
THE WORLD HAS GONE TO HELL
DARK STAR RECORDS
Classic metal with a little bit of a doom/Trouble type sound. cool stuff.

Cerebellion
Something You Can Say
Self Released
Modern and melodic groovin’ metal, catchy and a pinch of a power metal feel too.

K.K.’s Priest
Sermons Of The Sinner
Explorer 1 Music
What would you expect? Classic metal with yeah, a Priest-like sound… you can’t go wrong.

Black Sabbath
Technical Ecstasy
Rhino Entertainment
ANother album from BS that i’m not too familiar with… i guess that’s another cool reason for reissues, is to get a new audience… while not as familar as the earlier BS releases, this has a catchy bluesy sound.

Ministry
Moral Hygiene
Nuclear Blast USA
I say this every time there’s a new Ministry album… so much for retirement right? Good thing, as this has the same cool industrial/catchy grooves with the right amount of anger.

Tentation
Le Berceau Des Dieux
Gates of Hell Records
25 September 2021
Old school punky thrash all in French!

Triacanthos
Apotheosis
Purity Through Fire
25 September 2021
Melodic blackened death… more on the black metal side of things. Yeah, it’s got the cold harsh black metal sound

ZOË
Back Into The Light
Brennus Music
29 September 2020 | LP, CD
A little stoner and doom, good catchy grooves with clean vox.

Aussichtslos
Einsicht
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2021
Classic black metal, production is a little muffled, but it’s got some melodic base, not too dark and evil, even a bit catchy

Hautakammio
Pimeyden Kosketus
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2021
Classic black metal, cold, dark, wall of sound.

Cosmic Burial
…to the past
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2021
Dooomy melodic black metal

Wooden Throne
Under the Moon They Wander Until Fading Away
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2021
Similar to the above… a dark doomy melodic black metal

Charred
Prayers Of Malediction
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
October 1st 2021
There’s a little bit of a Carcass sound going on here, a little grind with death and roll… a bit raw, but pretty brutal and good stuff.

Tempter’s Sacrament
Temptation Steel Scourge
Invictus Productions
1 October 2021
I’d throw this in a blackened deathy thrash category, it’s fast, furious with a death metal brutality, but a black metal cold and harsness.

Venefixion
A Sigh From Below LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
1 October 2021
Brutal death metal, a little catchy melodic thrash stuff too

Malgöth
Glory Through Savagery LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
1 October 2021
Brutal death metal… wall of sound with a blackened gore/grind

Katavasia
Invoking the Spirit of Doom 7″ EP
Iron Bonehead
1 October 2021
2 song ep, but some pretty cool, melodic blackened death… catchy groovin’ dark stuff… cool!

Caveman Cult
Blood and Extinction CD/LP/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 October 2021
Brutal grindy gory black metal

NECROTICGOREBEAST
HUMAN DEVIANCE GALORE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 1st 2021
Brutal death metal, a bit of a gore element too.

Paydretz
Chroniques de l’Insurrection
Antiq
8 October 2021
Melodic blackened death, even a little bit of a power metal sound in small parts too

Fiat Nox
In Contemptuous Defiance
Personal Records
1 October 2021
Old school blackedned death with a raw thrashy punk slant. decent stuff

Hrom
Legends of Powerheart: Part II
Self-Release
1 October 2021
Classic melodic metal with a little thrash… clean vox, a bit of a power metal feel too Cool stuff!!

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY
SHADOWS WITHOUT LIGHT: PART ONE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 1st 2021
Seems to be three tracks, of one song, differnet remixes… the first one is probably the only one worthy… an epic black metal sound

ALKUHARMONIAN KANTAJA
Shadowy Peripherals
I, Voidhanger Records
1 October 2021
Melodic black metal, with a bit of a gothy chanting going on.

Hideous Death
Remnants of Archaic Evil
Invictus Productions
1 October 2021
Grindy gore/death… a bit lo-fi on the production

Varnok
Anthropogenic
self released
Oct 1
A kind of basic death metal, a little technical element, production is a smidge raw… but decent stuff overall.

Torture Of Hypocrisy
Humanufacture
Total Metal Records
Blackened death with a little noise grind going on, a little raw on production here too

Infrared
From the Black Swamp – Out Sept 30
Inframental Records
30 September 2021
Here’s some cool heavy modern thrash type stuff. Catchy with a nice heavier edge. cool stuff!

Azothyst
Blood of Dead God
Vault of Dried Bones
1 October 2021
Brutal death metal with a cold, dark black metal evilness.

Ground Force
Spear of Light
Self Released
Classic metal, more of a 90’s AOR sound pushing maybe a little heavier in parts.

Kryptos
Force Of Danger
AFM Records
1 October 2021
Classic metal, but with a thrashy edge to it… cool stuff!

Velo Misere
Monomanía del Inexorable Vacío
Lunar Apparitions / Altare
15 September 2021
Classic-ish black metal, melodic, production is a little raw, strong keyboard/guitar, a lot gets buried in the mix.

Moonspell
“The Great Silver Eye” Reissue
Label: MDD Records
Release: 24 September 2021
Reissue of a greatest hits type compilation of some older material

New Stuff This Week… 9/20/2021

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Sep 202021
 

RAGE
Resurrection Day
SPV/ Steamhammer
Straightforward classic metal from these German veterans. A little bit of a gritty/thrashy edge to keep it heavier. Good stuff.

Rivers of Nihil
The Work
Metal Blade Records
24 September 2021
Doomy, proggy, melodic, hints of BTBAM where it gets really heavy, and really laid back. pretty cool .

Ozzy Osbourne
No More Tears [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition]
Epic Records
a newly found duet of the song “Hellraiser” from No More Tears which Lemmy wrote a few of the songs on… cool to hear lemmy on something “new” but familiar. cool stuff. The rest of this is good to revisit too

THE WORLD OVER
Artificial
Self Released
Female fronted modern groove metal, a little gothy groove sound like Lacuna Coil.

Grave
Hating Life
MDD Records
Release: 25. June 2021
Classic sounding Swedish death metal, a catchy thrashy vibe while harsh and groovin’.

Brainstorm
Wall Of Skulls
AFM Records
17 September 2021
Always one of the better power metal bands as they have a bit more metal grit to their sounds… good stuff.

Alien Weaponry
Tangaroa
Napalm Records
Catchy down tempo grooves on this single…

Doro – Warlock
Triumph & Agony Live
Rare Diamonds Productions
I’ve never seen Doro live, and she’s always been a bit below my radar, but hearing this makes me want to see a show, high energy, and heavier than I remember… cool cool

A Pale Horse Named Death
Infernum In Terra
Long Branch Records
At first thought, it sounds like some Ozzy solo stuff, a classic metal sound, not too fast, just laid back with a little doom vibe

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

Grinder Blues
El Dos
Metalville Records
Dug Pinnick (King’s X) side project of good ol catchy blues hard rock type stuff… pretty cool stuff for this genre!

Andrew WK
God Is Partying
Napalm Records
straightforward hard rock… nothing to heavy/party rock like he used to do…

Band: Orbstruct
Album: Deimos Falling
Label: Envenomed Music / Paragon Records
Release date: September 22, 2021
Catchy thrashy/melodic death metal (cookie monster vox)

Morbid Messiah
Disgorged in the Coffin
Chaos Records
24 September 2021
Classic death metal, good grooves, cookie monster vox

WRAITH
Undo the Chains
Redefining Darkness Records
24 September 2021
Old school thrashy death metal… A little raw on the production, but good overall.

Withering Soul
Last Contact
Mortal Music
24 September 2021
Brutal technical and epic blackened death type stuff. Good stuff!!

Thy Row
Unchained – Out Sept 24th
Rockshots Records
24 September 2021
Pretty straightforward hard rock

AKEFAL
Opus Darkness
Shadow Records / Regain Records
24 September 2021
Harsh, dark black metal, quite an evil sound, but yet some melodic elements

Dawn of a Dark Age
Le Forche Caudine
Antiq
24 September 2021
Just two tracks (21 and 16 mins each), here’s some blackened folk, epic proggressive metal stuff, a bit on the doomy side… but the flute/clarinet sounds give it that interesting folk sound

Malignament
Hypocrisis Absolution
Primitive Reaction
24 September 2021
Here’s some cool black metal, classic sound, cold, dark, evil, wall of sound, but a bit of an epic catchiness… a little viking metal sound underlying. Cool stuff.

Azazel (Finland)
Aegrus Satanas Tecum
Primitive Reaction
24 September 2021
Dark, evil black metal, slow doomy groove, but still harsh, cold and evil!

Solacide
Fall From Eternity
Saturnal Records
24 September 2021
Melodic blackened death metal, a technical prog feel with some harsh evilness too. Cool stuff!!

Release: Nefariym
Morbid Delusions
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 24th 2021
Old School Death Metal with some grooves and grit.

Various Artists
Death Metal Power From Beyond
Horror Pain Gore Death
September 24th 2021
A good compilation with a bunch of different bands of varying degrees of the name of the label! Some Raw death, black and gore metal…

ToxicRose
In For The Kill
Crusader/ Golden Robot Records
24 September 2021
Classic metal hard rock type stuff. Solid grooves and melody.

Mandoki Soulmates
Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Definitely not in the metal vein here. Prog rock/symphonic, jazzy, horns, that sort of stuff. one of the tracks gets a heavier jazzy/prog thing going

VORTEX OF END
Abhorrent Fervor
Osmose Productions
24 September 2021
I’d say this fits into a good black metal mold. It’s dark, cold, evil sounding… But has a bit of a death metal groove too…

Mandragora Scream
Nothing But The Best
Self Released
Sept 24
Industrial goth

Infernal Storm
?horns ?v ?ell
Askio Productions
Symphonic Black Metal, a bit atmospheric, doomy with shorter tracks.

June 1974
Rebus
Visionaire Records
15 September 2021
A bit of a stoner rock, seemingly very laid back and instrumental

Band: I Was Born Twice
Album: Nemiza
Self Released
Release date: September 24, 2021
Deathcore, a little electro/industrial sound too.

We Butter The Bread With Butter
Das Album
AFM Records
24 September 2021
Modern metalcore type stuff… some synthy sounds to go with a metal/deathcore too. When the vox stay heavy/growled, I like it… the super clean catchy melodic stuff get a little too cheesey for me.

Paradox
Heresy II. End Of A Legend
AFM Records
24 September 2021
Classic thrashy metal, catchy, with a little power metal feel too..> Cool stuff!

The Troops Of Doom
The Absence Of Light
Blood Blast
Release date: Friday, September 17th 2021
Groovin’ thrashy metal, a bit of a Sepultura vibe (there’s a Sepultura cover on this ep too)

Derision Cult
Charlatans Inc.
South Street Dungeon
14 September 2021
A bit raw groovin’ death metal with a bit of thrash and doomy chunk