New Stuff This Week… 4/12/2021

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Apr 122021
 

Mason Hill
Against The Wall
7Hz Productions
Fairly straight forward rock/hard rock, probably not quite “metal” enough for the Mosh Pit, but it does have a good commerical hard rockin’ sound.

THE ABSENCE
“CHOIRS OF SICKNESS”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Melodic death metalcore type stuff these guys have always seemed to keep their music a bit closer to the gothenburg sound than some other american metalcore type bands… great stuff.

Act Of Denial
Slave [New Single & Video]
Crusader Records (Golden Robot Global Entertainment)
2 April 2021
Melodic death sort of super group featuring Speed from Soilwork on main vox… and speaking of soilwork… sounds just like older (not super old) soilwork… Great stuff!

RED FANG
“Arrows”
Relapse
Sludgey stoner metal, with some good catchy grooves and riffage

VOLA
Witness [Advance Tracks]
Mascot
A kind of laid back rock/prog rock. melodic, some good emotion with a little push into a little heavier djent, leading to more of an atmospheric porcupine tree sound

Marty Friedman
Tokyo Jukebox 3
The Players Club/MLG
Classic melodic metal, obviously good guitar playing and on this track, some pretty cool female vox.

August Burns Red
Guardians Sessions (EP)
Fearless Records
Selection of some previous sessions including an xmas song, SOAD track and some other melodic metalcore that they’re good at

To The Grave
Epilogue
Unique Leader Records
Brutal deathcore… cool stuff!!

The Vintage Caravan
Monuments
Napalm Records
Groovin’ melodic stoner metal sounding stuff. laid back neat stuff

While She Sleeps
Sleeps Society
Spinefarm Records
This falls under more of a melodic metalcore, a bit of a commerical new wave of nu-metal type sound

Bewitcher
Curse Be They Kingdom
Century Media Records
Melodic death… with more of a melodic laid back doomy thing happening too. pretty cool stuff

Liquid Tension Experiment
LTE3
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 26, 2021 moved to april 16
As a self professed fan of Dream Theater and in particular Mike Portnoy, this is quite the welcome treat. First album in over 20 years and it sounds like it could have been recorded after a year… Signature LTE Sound. Instant favorite froml this fan boy.

Intonate
Severed Within
Willowtip Records
16 April 2021
Death metal of the good ol brutal kind. Heavy, and headbang worthy… (song lengths are up there)

Monarch
Future Shock
Self-Release
16 April 2021
Thrashed up classic metal pushing a bit in to a little prog metal, catchy cool stuff here.

Malum (Finland)
Devil’s Creation
Purity Through Fire
16 April 2021
Classic grooving harsh black metal

Band: Pathfinders
Album: Ares Vallis
Label: Music-Records
Release date: April 16th 2021
A groovin’ metal, a little progressive, a little melodic death with clean/harsh vox… catchy cool stuff.

Odradek Room
Painted Mind
Solitude Productions
February 25th, 2021
A bit doom and dark, but throwing down some melodic/progressive death type stuff, mostly clean vox.

INCARCERATION
Empiricism
Self Released
4/16
Raw and fast and heavy blackened death… production is a bit raw, music is in your face

Band: Fragmentum
Album: Masters Of Perplexity
Self Released
Release date: April 16, 2021
Another from the melodic death department… this isn’t quite as heavy musically… more of a prog metal feel that way, but throw in some harsh growly vox… bingo… cool stuff!

STRANGER VISION
Poetica
Pride & Joy Music
26 March 2021
Classic metal with a power metal slant

Seven Doors
The Gates of Hell
Redefining Darkness Records
16 April 2021
4 song ep of some good catchy and brutal death metal, great grooves

Master Dy
Unknown Sound
Self Released
Release date: Friday, February 26th 2021
Classic metal, pushing a bit in to a melodic death/prog metal area. vox are atmoshperic, clean melodic.

Morost
Forged Entropy
On Parole Productions
Release date: Friday, March 19th 2021
A bit on the melodic death side, but a bit on the prog metal side too, a tiny black metal feel too.

Les Chants du Hasard
Livre Troisième
Self
Release date: Friday, April 9th 2021
Opera meets black metal, pretty crazy!

NECROPHAGIA
Title: Ready For Death
Xtreem
Release date: 06.04.2021

Devil Sold His Soul
Loss
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 9 April 2021
Modern metalcore type stuff, some black metal hints, some melodic peaceful rock stuff… and some grooves

Darsombra
Call The Doctor/Nightgarden
Self Released
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
Electronic and ambient type sounds

DEINE LAKAIEN
Dual
Prophecy Productions
16 April 2021
Primarily electronic goth with a little push into industrial…

HELLRYDER
Hellryder (New Single & Video)
Rock Of Angels Records
9 April 2021
Kind of a groovin’ metal, a little basic pantera meets motorhead

New Stuff This Week… 4/5/2021

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Apr 052021
 

DEADRIDER
TASTE THE CHAIN
NIUNPESO RECORDS
Classic thrashy metal with an old school vibe

Sun & Flesh
“Unbreakable”

Matriarchs
Year of The Rat
Knucklehedz Inc
Metalcore/hardcore with a heavier edge and groove with a little bit of a nu-metal punch

Karbholz
Kontra
Metalville Records
This has a bit of a death n roll in a foreign language, catchy n fun.

Texas Taliban
Runs On Hate
Pavement Entertainment
Meaty death metal with a little bit of a blackened death thing going on

Carnal Savagery
Fiendish
Moribund Records
Gritty groovin’ death metal… headbanging goodness

Release: Obscure Fate
Raven’s Call (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 1st 2021
Melodic death metal with a bit of a classic metal thing going on

RADIO: HORNDAL
Lake Drinker
Prosthetic Records
9 April 2021
Heavier stoner metal with some big gritty grooves.

Funeral Fullmoon
Poetry of the Death Poison
Inferna Profundus Records
5 April 2021
Raw, old school black metal… aside from the crappy production, it sounds like there’s some good melody thrown in with the cold harshness and gloomy feel.

THRONE
Pestilent Dawn
Redefining Darkness Records
9 April 2021
Here’s some brutal and technical death metal… great stuff

Cathartic Demise
In Absence
Self-Release
9 April 2021
Oooo technical blackened death metal with an extreme thrash thing going on too, and sure why not throw in a little melodic death too!

EXTERMINATED
THE GENESIS OF GENOCIDE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 9th 2021
Brutal death metal with a st. anger like snare drum. with the fast brutality of it all, it does sound a bit “different” but hey, it’s not bad and gives them a little unique sound too. BRUTAL!

Wheel
Preserved In Time
Cruz Del Sur Music
9 April 2021
Classic doom, a bit like solitude aeternus, haunting clean vox, good meaty grooves and some laid back feels.

SAHARA (arg)
The Curse
Regain Records
9 April 2021
a 4 song ep with some catchy stoner grooves… production is a bit raw. sounds like it was recorded “live”

Saille
V
Black Lion Records
9 April 2021
HEavier melodic death, a bit of an Amon Amarth type sound with a little bit of an added black metal element.

Nad Sylvan
Spiritus Mundi
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Classic prog rock

ONCHOCERCIASIS ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY
THE ROTTED PLINTH OF SACHIEL
LABEL: STILLBIRTH RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 9th 2021
From the longest band name department… gore/brutal death metal

Motorjesus
Hellbreaker
AFM Records
9 April 2021
Classic metal, just a good catchy driving beat, a little modern hard rock sound, but overall, just good old hard rockin’ stuff.

Arion
Vultures Die Alone
AFM Records
9 April 2021
Prog/power metal, pretty straightforward

Vaneno
Struggle Through Absurdity”
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Grooving deathy metal with a little grit to it

Pentesilea Road
Self Titled
Self Released
2/26
Prog metal, a bit more laid back a couple tracks with Mark Zonder and Ray Alder…

Bestia Ater
Anno Bestia Chrysallis
self released
Released on January 10th, 2021
Death Metal from Bulgaria with a blackened/brutal edge…. great stuff.

Detritivor
Scattered Remnants
Brutal Mind
14 February 2021
CLassic old school brutal death metal. Good!

No Hope For The Lost
The Pilgrimage – Out April 9th
Self-Release
9 April 2021
Metalcore… harsh vox, some atospheric stuff, very harsh “harsh” vox, and clean vox to the mix too.

Band: TIDES OF KHARON
Album: Titanomachy
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: April 6th, 2021
Magic words to me are “melodic death metal” when a promo gets sent this way…. and often times it fits that wheelhouse that I like, and often times, not so much. This one does, a good heavy edge but with some melodic guitar and drummin’ grooves… a bit of a black metal/folky guitar tone but a bit of an epic heavy groove reminiscent of say, Amon Amarth

Pat Reilly
Path to Transcendence
Self Released
Release date: Sunday, January 3rd 2021
All instrumental proggy metal, of course guitar focused, but cool catchy stuff.

APHRODITE
Orgasmic Glory
Fighter
Release date: Tuesday, March 30th 2021
Punk infused thrash, raw, fast and in your face with some female vox

Artist: Christian Cosentino
Album: Lawn
Self Released
Release date: March 6, 2021
Symphonic, epic, piano blackened metal, of the four tracks, I think theyre’s only vox on one… and they’re low in the mix and so harsh, it just blends in well.

Release: Planeetta 9
Pirun piiska
Record label: Self published
Release Date: March 25th 2021
Doomy classic hard rock.

Dirge
Vanishing Point
Division Records
26 March 2021
Compilation of rarities and unreleased stuff

Odd Circus
Mantha EP
Good Idea Music
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
A fusioney, proggy instrumental featuring a saxophone out front. Avant Garde type stuff, experimental, jam style… interesting!

Dixie Goat
There’s No Light Without Darkness
Electric Valley Records
19 March 2021
Stoner doom with a bit of a sludge… fairly upbeat and shufflin’

Inner Torture
Stain
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, September 4th 2020
A kind of extreme thrash type thing

One Hundred Thousand
ZODIAC
Self Released
Melodic djenty modern metal with a little prog rock feel

Grunt
Discipline
Larvae Records
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
An industrial / electronic death metal thing

Plaguewielder
Covenant Death
Disorder Recording
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
Blackened metal, not quite death metal, not quite full on old school black metal, it’s almost like a blackened metalcore

New Stuff This Week… 3/29/2021

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Mar 272021
 

—————-march 29 ———————–

Gojira
“Amazonia”
Roadrunner
An other single from their forthcoming album. This one is a bit more laid back with some bluesy grooves… then gets into more of the classic proggy metal gojira… cool stuff.

Lamb of God
Lamb Of God [Deluxe Version]
Epic Records
Full version of their 2020 self titled album with some bonus tracks as well as a bonus disk of the Richmond show where they played the whole album to a stream…

As Everything Unfolds
Within Each Lies The Other
Long Branch Records
Modern deathcore/metalcore with female vox, some cool heavy harsh stuff and more happy sounding melodic stuff too

WHITE WIZZARD
VIRAL INSANTIY
M-THEORY AUDIO
Classic metal, lots of guitar, a bit of that ol NWOBHM sound… and overall decent stuff from these veterans

Genghis Tron
Dream Weapon
Relapse
Release date: Friday, March 26th 2021
A bit noise metal, some technical stuff, electronic and progressive too

Alta Reign
Mother’s Day
Rat Pack Records
Classic AOR hard rock type stuff.

Malamorte
Mass Cult Suicide
Moribund Records
A kind of just clasic metal, some keyboards, decent grooves, and straightforward.

Johan Kihlberg’s Imperia
Spirit Of Alchemy
Metalville Records
Classic hard rock/ AOR type stuff yeah, like the Alta Reign above… good catchy classic metal with clean melodic vox and such

Sacred Oath
Return of The Dragon
Angel Thorne Music
Seems like it’s classic metal week here… more classic metal, leaning a bit into prog/power metal on this one… especially with Dragon as part of the album name!

Siamese
Home
Long Branch Records.
Modern electronic-ified metalcore/emo type stuff.

Helstar
Clad In Black
Massacre Records
2 April 2021
Always good solid stuff from this band, and the under the radar front man James Rivera with his dio-esque pipes… good classic metal.

Ischemic
Ischemic – Out April 2nd
Self-Release
2 April 2021
A little sludge, some black-ish and death metal, and some long post-metal stuff too

Fossilization
He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten
Everlasting Spew Records
2 April 2021
Dark and sludgey black metal, with blast beats, good fast heaviness, but a gloom feel.

RUTTOKOSMOS
Kärsimys (CD)
Werewolf
2 April 2021
Old school, sort of lo-fi black metal… wall of noise

MURA
Self-Titled EP
Caligari Records
30 March 2021
Doomy post-black metal type stuff. 2 8+ minute tracks.

Grimmreaper
The Tragedy of Being
Self Release
Out March 30th
There’s hints of Meshuggah, Trivium, In Flames and technicality with melodic stuff to boot. Pretty cool stuff.

FUNERAL STORM / SYNTELEIA
The Ancient Calling – split 7″ EP
Hells Headbangers
31 March 2021
Just one song from each band… Funeral Storm is some pretty good blackened thrashy death metal… A blast beat throughout, but a nice angry pissed off sound. Synteleia has black metal primarily going on, but there’s also just a plain ol just “classic metal” sound too… harsh black metal style vox, and a “cold” sound, but a good groove too.

SpellForger
Upholders of Evil
Personal Records
2 April 2021
This is some heavy, thrashy old school Slayer sounding type stuff. A little black metal influenced old school thrashy stuff with a little death metal meatiness and brutality. Great stuff.

GHOSTLY AERIE COVEN
Bird of Prey
Vacula Productions
31 March 2021
Classic black metal sound, harsh, cold, melodic, and good production, good solid stuff.

Juliet Ruin
Dark Water (EP) Out March 26th
Self-Release
26 March 2021
Modern metal/metalcore… harsh and clean female vox, melodic and catchy too. cool stuff

Gorr
Kvit Som Snøen, Kald I Blikket
Self Released
Release date: Monday, March 1st 2021
Old school norweigan black metal, a bit melodic as harsh old school black metal can be… heh

Mortify
Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement
Horror Pain Gore Death
April 2nd
Brutal gory death metal with some really short tracks without any messing around.

Nekkrofukk
Mysterious Rituals in the Abyss of Sabbath & Eternal Celebration of the Blakk Goat
Putrid Cult
30 March 2021
Old school dark black metal… a bit doomy, creepy a bit lo-fi too

Sielunvihollinen
Teloituskäsky
Hammer of Hate
2 April 2021
Death metal with some definite black metal stuff going on, so yeah, blackened death metal… leaning towards that thrashy black metal with some actual melodic death type stuff too… good stuff.

Benthos
II
Eclipse Records
23 April 2021
Modern metalcore but more on the prog metal side of things, pretty cool

GÅTE
Kjærleik (single)
Indie Recordings
15 March 2021
Acoustic female fronted, nearely folk music… meh?

Band: SNAKE BITE WHISKY
Album: Black Candy
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 30th, 2021
Sleazy punky old school hard rockin’ fun time stuff with some bluesy rock under it all

Brundarkh
Wraith Dominion
Self Released
Feb 11
Epic symphonic blackened death… just a single here, i’d like more please!

Terrorential
Visions
Self
March 15
Extreme thrash type stuff… harsh vox, catchy gallpoping thrashy sound with a heavier death metal sound in parts… while all the time having some melodic stuff in there to keep it a bit more interesting… great stuff.

FULLMÅNE
Lurking In The Dark
Sliptrick Records
March 16th, 2021
Black Metal from Norway.

DEAD SUN
Night Terrors
Self Released
Release date: Tuesday, March 16th 2021
A little blackened death, a bit of an entombed thing, so more of a doomy death

WRATHEON
BLACK THRASH MASS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 26th 2021
The name of the album kind of describes it very welll… it’s thrashy, but with a black metal harshness and melody.

Release: Phallosopher – (I)
Format: CD/Digital
Release Date: March 19th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
While black metal at its base/core, this has a lot of melodies going on

Kill the Con Man
Operation Just Cause
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, March 26th 2021
Raw, in your face brutal and blackened death with very short tracks.

DeathOmen
Above Holy Ground
Self-Released
Release date: Saturday, December 21st 2019
Musically, a death and roll/proggy sound, vox are foreign language and shout spoken type.

Immense
Torture Banished
Brutal Mind
23 January 2021
Technical brutal death metal… great stuff.

FUATH
II
Season of Mist Underground Activists
19 March 2021
Classic old school black metal, heavy evil and melodic.

Heavy Trip
Heavy Trip
Burning World Records
2 April 2021
Doomy stoner metal instrumentals and some pretty cool bluesy hard rock

Rorcal & Earthflesh
Witch Coven
Hummus Records
2 April 2021
2 long songs of noise/sludge/post black metal.

Karma Violens
Mount of the Congregation
Self-Release
2 April 2021
Blackened thrash, a nice heavy edge, with a bit of a melodic touch, gritty harsh vox with some catchy grooves

New Stuff This Week… 3/22/2021

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Mar 212021
 

Celldweller
“Into The Void”
FiXT
Electronic modern hard rock type stuff, harsh vox, catchy

HAMMERHEDD
Grand Currents
Self Released
Tech stoner/prog thrashy stuff, a little like a heavier and grittier, more raw Mastodon.

VREID (Radio Single)
“The Morning Red” (Radio Single)
Season of Mist
30 April 2021
Another single… this has an epic/atmospheric meets black n roll thing going on

NIGHTFALL
At Night We Prey
Season of Mist
5 March 2021
Melodic death with more of a blackened death sound. Brutal and groovin’ too.

AUTARKH
Form in Motion
Season of Mist
12 March 2021
Industrial metalcore meets blackened death metal, with more of a djenty core thing happening

Images Of Eden
Angel Born
Pavement Entertainment
Melodic metal, classic metal, just good ol big screamy vox, wailing guitars and a cover of Triumph’s “Fight the Good Fight!” awesome.

Greenleaf
Echoes From The Mass
Napalm Records
A kind of doomy classic rock type thing

Smith/Kotzen
Smith/Kotzen
BMG
Richie Kotzen and Adrian Smith teaming up to make a bluesy hard rock album? Nice. I’ve been a fan of Kotzen a while (moreso after the Winery Dogs were a thing)… and just about everything he does is good, team him with Smith? sure, why not?

Sanguisugabogg
Tortured Whole
Century Media Records
Brutal and sludgey death metal.

Memoriam
To The End
Reaper Entertainment
Melodic death on the catchy yet heavy style of maybe an Amon Amarth

The Quill
Earthrise
Metalville Records
Melodic stoner type metal, good grooves and laid back.

Worm Shepherd
In The Wake Ov Sol
Unique Leader Records
WiIth this record label, I think you know what you’re going to get… brutal death metal, in this case, a bit of a blackened death sound with a bit of tech/atmospheric (keyboard?) stuff… HUGE riffs.

Metalite
A Virtual World
AFM Records
26 March 2021
Modern metal meets power metal, female vox, some electronic/synth stuff too

Release: Grillijono K.O.
Napalmia korville
Record label: Inverse Records & Secret Entertainment
Release Date: March 26th 2021
They call this “Turborock/punk/metal” and yeah, it has a party rock type sound and all in finnish or a finnish accent add to its fun.

Revenant Marquis
Below The Landsker Line
Inferna Profundus Records
20 March 2021
Whoa, low fi… sounds like it’s recorded from a cassette recorder inside someone’s pants. very muffled and “troo” black metal. meh.

HEVILAN
Symphony of Good and Evil
Brutal Records
3/21/2021
Heayy thrashed up prog metal! Just not enough from this style in my opinion, has the melodic and epic symphionic stuff in their epic title track and the rest rounds out good heavy prog metal. Great stuff.

Sarkrista
Sworn to Profound Heresy
Purity Through Fire
21 March 2021
Here’s a classic black metal with some melodic things

Nachtig
Der stille Wald
Purity Through Fire
21 March 2021
a classic cold, black metal, a bit of a doomy melodic sound.

Valosta Varjoon
Das Flammenmeer
PURITY THROUGH FIRE
21 March 2021
Straight up old school black metal. (decent production), some actual decent grooves, just not all full on blast beats and all that, there’s a catchy melodic tone while still maintaining that cold evilness

The Sombre
Into the Beckoning Wilderness
Chaos Records
22 March 2021
Musically, a bit doom, gloom, dark, depressing, a bit black metal when you get to the vox.

ODD DIMENSION
The Blue Dawn
Scarlet Records
26 March 2021
Striaghtfoward hard rockin’ prog metal. A bit of the Dream Theater style vibe and a bit of a power metal thing… cool stuff!

Witchseeker
Scene of the Wild Promo Pack
Dying Victims Productions
March 26
A kind of just good ol classic metal that reminds me a lot of WASP.

WYTHERSAKE
Antiquity
Scarlet Records
26 March 2021
Black metal with a full atmospheric/epic/symphonic thing going on while staying brutal and evil. great stuff

Band: Burn Down Eden
Album: Burn Down Eden
Label: Kernkraftritter Records
Release date: March 26, 2021
Melodic death from Gemrany, a bit of a gritty harshness that probably represents what German metal is all about. Cool stuff!

CELESTIAL SANCTUARY
Soul Diminished
Redefining Darkness Records (North America) | Church Road Records (Europe)
26 March 2021
Big time grooves in this brutal blackened death metal

BAND OF SPICE
By The Corner Of Tomorrow
Scarlet Records
26 March 2021
The original voice of Spiritual Beggars, Spice is back with his own band, his voice is legendary, and the music is a good classic metal/hard rock sound

EVILIZERS
Solar Quake
Punishment 18 Records
26 March 2021
A fairly straightforward just good ol classic metal thing, pushing a little into some heavier stuff which sounds a bit thrashy. not too bad!

BYRON
The Omega Evangelion
Goatmancer records
March 26th, 2021
Classic metal, female fronted a little bit of a classic rock hard rock thing, maybe a pinch of doom.

THERMOHALINE
MAELSTRÖM
LABEL: ONISM PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 26th 2021
Primarily black metal, a bit epic in parts, some atmospheric sounds and some grooving death metal as well

Zeit
Betonkrebs
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, March 26th 2021
Black Sludge Grindcore leaning on the classic black metal sound

Everture
Emerge
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 19th 2021
It’s called “modern metal” and yeah, with the clean vox and crunchy and melodic guitars and vox… it also has a little melodic death sound too.

Nazxul
Irkalla
Seance Records
22 March 2021
Full on classic black metal, cold, evil, pulsating harshness… makes you want to explore a cold bleak forest in the dark damp fog.

KaThrash
Incident Nonexistent
VLMedia
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
as the band name indicates, you’d bet this would be somet thrash metal… you’d be right! Good ol classic meaty thrash!

Nest Door To Heaven
Inside (EP) – Out March 25th
Self-Release
25 March 2021
A bit classic metal, with clean female vox, the music then gets into some melodic death and gothy groove metal too. Decent stuff

Aussichtslos
Völlig Aussichtslos
Purity Through Fire
21 March 2021
Classic black metal, meedly, cold, melodic, a bit of a groove, and harsh vox!

Band: NANGA PARBAT
Album: Downfall And Torment
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 23rd, 2021
When I see a band’s genre as “Progressive Death Metal” i perk up a little bit, then when I hit play and right away I can hear the heaviness and technicality… naturally there’s a bit of a melodic death thing going on, but a good heavy brutality… and some clean vox, but sticking true to the progressive label too. Cool stuff!!

WITCHFUCK
Black Blood Baptism
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 25.03.2021
A death metal thing with some black and thrash metal elements good stuff.

ABJECTION
Malignant Deviation
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 25.03.2021
Here’s some good ol death metal, some harsh vox and fast playing.

BAALBERITH
Manhunt
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 25.03.2021
Death metal with a cold, black metal feel

Stonus
Séance
Electric Valley Records
26 March 2021
Good ol stoner metal. I mean with a name like Stonus, could it be anything else?

PLASTIC TEARS
Anthems For Misfits
Wormholedeath Records
26/03/2021
Bluesy rock with a little southern sound

Consumed By Vultures
Pseudobiblion
Rising Nemesis Records
Release date: Friday, June 21st 2019
This appears to be a couple of years old, but new to the inbox. BRUTAL death metal with a freight train pounding beat, and a bit of technicality too

Release: I AT LAST
Magenta (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 26th 2021
Metalcore, with some solid grooves and a catchy modern metal thing going on… harsh parts are good n heavy

Sulphurous
Encircling Darkness
Me Saco Un Ojo
15 March 2021
Doomy blackened death, a bit more on the dark death metal side… shorter tracks (under 4 min), so they don’t mess around too much.

Synastry
Dividing The Double Helix
Self-Release
26 March 2021
I guess this would fall into some melodic death or prog-metal-ish too… harsh vox, a little thrash… cool stuff.

Release: Ulthima
Symphony Of The Night
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 19th 2021
Just good old melodic death metal, harsh vox, good groovin’ technical melodies… great stuff!!

Maitreya
Departed (single/music video)
Self-Release
29 January 2021
Brutalcore type stuff with a melodic proggy metalcore thing too

New Stuff This Week… 3/15/2021

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Mar 152021
 

Gizmachi
Omega Kaleid
The Orchard / CEN
Some modern groove metal, a little metalcore, some thrash/hardcore too… all with being a bit melodic too. cool stuff.

SILVER TALON
AS THE WORLD BURNS
(M-THEORY AUDIO)
Classic metal, melodic, progressive, a tiny doom feel, but overall, some pretty cool metal/prog metal!

Dvne
Etemen Ænka
Metal Blade Records
19 March 2021
Major riffage, a bit doom, stoner, death, melodic death… all in the theme of the Dune books. Cool stuff.

White Void
Anti
Nuclear Blast
12 March 2021
Hard rock with a little bit of dark metal groove and bluesy riffs… the band features members of Borknagar, solefald, Ihsahn … with a throwback sound too.

Distant
Dusk Of Anguish
Unique Leader Records
BRUTAL DEATH METAL!! Crushing basslines, wall of brutality with a little djent and blackened death going on too. Cool stuff.

Hound
I Know My Enemies
Metalville Records
A cool catchy hard rockin’ classic rock type thing with a bit of bluesy and psychedelic feel

DEPTHS OF HATRED
Inheritance
Prosthetic Records
Progressive death/technical death, brutality, a bit of melodic catchiness while staying interesting

Saxon
Inspirations
Silver Lining Music/Militia Guard
I’m gathering this is a covers album of, well, their inspriations… Stones, Beatles, Deep Purple and more…

Trollfest
Happy Heroes
Napalm Records
Folk metal at its best… a little “pirate-y” too, but they’ve always been a fun listen, and keeping it heavy too!

Orden Ogan
Final Days
AFM Records
Classic metal with a power metal/modern metal thing going on.

MAJESTIC MASS (DK)
Onwards
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
16 March 2021
Thrashy black metal with a little groovin’ going on.

OLDE
Pilgrimage
Seeing Red Records (North America) | Sludgelord Records (Europe)
19 March 2021
Sludgey and doomy death metal. While down tempo, there’s a big heaviness

Ainur
War of The Jewels – Out March 19
Rockshots Records
19 March 2021
Progressive rock orchestra! Some very proggy Tolkein inspired metal.. A little folk metal, mostly symphonic/keyboard-ish progressive metal. Cool stuff!

Herzel
Le Dernier Rempart
Gates of Hell Records
19 March 2021
Classic metal, a little push into thrash, but overall, just good ol metal.

Adamantis
Far Flung Realm
Cruz Del Sur Music
19 March 2021
Classic metal with a little bit of a prog-power metal slant

Manuel Barbará
Moonrise – Out March 19
Self-Release
19 March 2021
Instrumental metal with a bit of a groove, not just all on shredding and noodling. A couple tracks in the middle a bit more for the “open mind” Otherwise, a little prog-metal and a bit of djent sounds too

Wharflurch
Shitslime
Personal Records
19 March 2021
Raw and brutal death metal on this 4 song ep

MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY
Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb
I, Voidhanger Records
19 March 2021
We’ve got some really long songs here… It’s an epic black metal, big symphonic sounds with that cold harsh vox, and also clean melodic vox too.

MARE COGNITUM
Solar Paroxysm
I, Voidhanger Records / Extraconscious Records
19 March 2021
Another release from the long songs department, mostly some classic black metal with a melodic death slant.

Amammoth
The Fire Above
Electric Valley Records
19 March 2021
Sludgey stoner metal, big meaty riffs, harsh vox.

Devin Townsend
Devolution Series #1 – Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 19, 2021
First in a series of albums he was going to record over a year or two… and I think COVID shut down some of the later releases, but this is the first and it’s here… All acoustic with a lot of Devin’s personality and tracks from all of his projects, DTB, Terria, DT, SYL… a new take on a lot of this stuff and it’s Devin Townsend, so cool, right?

Pandemmy
Subversive Need
Big bad wolf records/Headbangerz records
Brutal death metal, classic good ol meat and potatoes stuff, but what’s this? some extra meedly melodic guitar work in parts too? ok!

Tvaer
Uvaer
Bindrune Recordings
Minnesota
Old school black metal from Minnesota… if there’s any area of the country that should carry the US torch for Black metal, Minnesota should do it, right? This has all of the good stuff for black metal, longer songs, harsh vox, cold meedly melodic guitars, and yeah, some cool galluping grooves

Ildaruni
Beyond Unseen Gateways
Black Lion Records
19 March 2021
A bit of an epic and folky melodic death. Leaning into black metal too, overall, some pretty heavy and melodic stuff along with a little folky element… cool stuff!

Enforcer
Live By Fire II
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 19 March 2021
Live album from these classic metallers.. some great over the top vox and decent production

The Spectre Beneath
The New Identity of Sidney Stone
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
A little classic metal/hard rock with a bit of a prog and female vox.

EMBRYONIC SLUMBER
In Worship Our Blood is Buried (CD, LP)
Werewolf
19 March 2021
Classic black metal, a bit atmospheric and creepy

Relentless Aggression
“A Shadow of All Things Broken”
Self Released
Released on February 19th, 2021
Thrash Metal… and with a band name like this you’d expect full on fast and heaviness.. while it does have some parts like that, it does pull back and give some melodic grooves too.

ILLT
“Blood of the Unbeliever” (single)
Indie Recordings
3 March 2021
A single of some good melodic blackened death…

MARA
Djävulstoner
Wormholedeath
3/12
Melodic with a little Iron Maiden thing going on, but with harsh vox, so I’d almost throw it into a melodic death sub genre, but some clean vox too, with a classic metal feel as well.

GATE DOORS
All Our Sins
Wormholedeath
3/19
Melodic metal, a bit thrashy in heavier parts… a bit metalcore overall.

Anarcheon
Bloody Merry (single)
Self-Release
5 March 2021
Just a single, but some pretty cool melodic blackened death… more please!

IRIDESCENT DUNE
KINGDOM OF ME (SINGLE)
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 17th 2021
First off, some pretty raw production, a little progressive, thrashy, groove metal stuff. eh.

The Limit
Caveman Logic
Svart
Classic hard rock, with a little rockabilly and stoner metal going on.

Helestios
Your Pain Tastes Good
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, December 18th 2020
Melodic death with a little blackened death sound and some big grooves. Cool catchy stuff.

New Stuff This Week…3/8/2021

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Mar 082021
 

As Everything Unfolds
“On The Inside”
Long Branch Records
Female fronted modern metalcore type stuff… harsh and clean vox, catchy

Capital Theater
“Force To Fight”
Reslau Records
Modern metal, clean vox, catchy commercial sounding stuff.

Rob Zombie
The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
Nuclear Blast USA
Been a while since i’ve listened to some new Rob Zombie… and so far it’s pretty good, definitely has the “zombie” sound, a good heavy and catchy edge, almost a little throwback to the white zombie days.

Mariana’s Rest
Fata Morgana
Napalm Records
Doomy black metal, more on the doomy side.

Eyehategod
A History of Nomadic Behavior
Century Media Records
Sludgey metal, first album in 7 years, some stoner doomy grooves with monster riffs.

Enforced
Kill Grid
Century Media Records
Heavy thrash, great stuff with a hardcore element going on too.

Bound In Fear
Eternal (EP)
Unique Leader Records
Seems like this label specializes in heavy brutal death metal, and I don’t have a problem with that. This has a bit more of a metalcore thing going on in the song I have. brutal cool stuff.

Conan
Live At Freaky Valley
Napalm Records
Live album of mostly doomy metal.

Bonecarver
Evil
Unique Leader Records
Brutal and technical death metal… great stuff.

Skold
Dies Irae
Cleopatra Records
An alternative, industrial-lite hard rockin’ thing

Band: Varmia
Album: “bal Lada”
Label: M-Theory Audio
Release date: March 12, 2021
They say it’s “pagan black metal” and yeah, it’s a bit dark, doom, a pinch of folk… and heavy!

The Crown
Royal Destroyer
Metal Blade Records
12 March 2021
Not sure if there is a bad release from these guys… Thrashed up melodic death, fast yet groovin’. this holds up as some good classic The Crown!

Release: Rioghan
Blackened Sky
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 10h 2021
Gothy modern metal with a bit of prog stuff going on, other parts are alternative metal

MEDIEVAL DEMON
Arcadian Witchcraft (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
12 March 2021
This one is pretty cool, some kind of epic yet thrashy blackened death, dark and cold yet catchy and grooving while staying kind of true to black metal.

TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE
BESET BY FALSE PROPHETS
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 12th 2021
One word. Brutal. Super fast drumming and playing, cookie monster vox, all of this = some technicality too… great brutal stuff.

Sleepless
Blood Libel
Necromantic Press Records
12 March 2021
A kind of melodic doom/classic metal. clean vox, there’s a dark feeling, big vox

MAUSOLEUM / ANATOMIA
“Split Album”
Horror Pain Gore Death
March 12
A basic grindy death metal for Mausoleum, Anatomia is some slow doomy death metal

Band: Snær
Album: Frozen Alchemy
Self Released
Release date: March 12th, 2021
Falling under the black metal umbrella, this band also throws in a death, thrash and a pinch of doom to make it pretty interesting… cool stuff.

Minutian
Magical Thinking
Record label: Secret Entertainment
Release Date: March 12th 2021
From finland, this falls into the prog hard rock/rock/maaaybe metal. This has a little bit of that “tool” flavor of prog rock/metal but probably a bit more in the prog rock vein with vocal melodies and such.

MEDIEVAL DEMON
Arcadian Witchcraft (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
12 March 2021
Melodic blackened death metal, A little bit of an epic sound, some cold harshness in the vox, but musically it’s got some groove and more of a melodic death. cool stuff.

Band: HONGO FUU
Album: Fuu
Country: Costa Rica
Genre: Eclectic Rock | Experimental Rock | Progressive Rock | Alternative Metal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 2nd, 2021
Here is what they say: “Genre: Eclectic Rock | Experimental Rock | Progressive Rock | Alternative Metal” Yeah, hard to really pinpoint… i’d throw in some surf rock in there too. Leaning more on the alt-metal/rock

Skeleton
Ordainment Of Divinity
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Saturday, February 13th 2021
Raw and in your face black metal, seemingly very distorted

Valcata
Tower (single)
Self Released
Release date: Friday, February 12th 2021
female fronted symphonic power metal type stuff… not too shabby

Requiem For Oblivion
“Hindsight 2020”
Self Released
Raw and on the technical side of maybe a blackened death. Definitely brutal, and did I mention raw? Production is not lo-fi, but it is a bit basic.

DR. SCHAFAUSEN
Waiting For Tomorrow
Sliptrick Records
March 9th, 2021
On the front, this is some metalcore, with a bit more melodic stuff musically, clean and harsh vox, and a bit of djent going on too and adding a little modern metal sound as well.

CASKETS OPEN
Concrete Realms of Pain
Seeing Red Records (Vinyl) | Wise Blood Records (Cassette)
12 March 2021
Melodic, a little gothy doom punk sound going on

Bræ
A thousand ways to end it all
Amor Fati
24 February 2021
Two 21 plus minute tracks of meandering black metal.

MAGEFA
Exenteration
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, March 5th 2021
Brutal death metal, tracks under 2 mintues, no time to fuck around. Good stuff.

Human Failure
Kick It [New-Single]
Golden Robot Records
9 March 2021
So, this is a single, and it’s 48 seconds long. whoa. heavy punked up thrash

Hænesy
Garabontzia
Purity Through Fire
28 February 2021
Classic old school and atmospheric black metal.

Aeonblack
The Time Will Come
Black Sunset
Release date: Friday, February 26th 2021
Straightup classic metal type stuff. A little thrash/power metal hints, while just being overall good ol metal. Nice big clean vox.

Nixil
All Knots Untied
Self Released
Release date: Friday, March 5th 2021
Old school black metal with a bit of a black n roll thing happening…. good melodic grooves too!

Sulpur
Embracing Hatred and Beckoning Darkness
Amor Fati / Ancient Records
10 March 2021
Old school black metal, with a wall of sound, cold, harsh, yet hugely melodic while staying all evil and heavy too.

GOLGOTHA
Remembering the Past – Writing the Future
Xtreem Music
Release date: Tuesday, March 2nd 2021
Kind of a melodic doomy death metal.

New Stuff This Week… 3/1/2021

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Mar 012021
 

Timo Ellis
Death Is Everywhere
Self Released
Release date: Friday, February 26th 2021
A sort of cool grooving stoner metal and even into some prog metal/rock

CULTED
Nous
Underground Activists
26 February 2021
Pretty easy to describe this one… doomy black metal.

Black Sabbath
Heaven And Hell And Mob Rules
Rhino Entertainment
The reissues continue… headed into the Dio era of Sabbath. Some great classic albums that deserve a re-listen!

Wolfheart
Skull Soldiers
Napalm Records
Good meaty groovin’ death metal… can’t go wrong.

Witherfall
Curse of Autumn
Century Media Records
Heavy and melodic progressive metal, great vox as always, just about the next best thing to Nevermore these days… great stuff as always

VREID
“Wild North West” (Radio Single)
Season of Mist
Great stuff, some black and roll. Catchy and groovin’ black metal. Can’t wait for more

WOLF KING
The Path Of Wrath
Prosthetic Records
Meaty classic death metal.

Order of Nosferat
Necuratul
Purity Through Fire
28 February 2021
Old school fast black metal

Xibalba (Mexico)
Ancients LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
28 February 2021
Harsh old school black metal with in your face production

Meuchelmord
Mordmelodien
Purity Through Fire
28 February 2021
brual and heavy blackened death metal… cool stuff with a bit of melodic meeedling of guitars

Wÿntër Ärv?
Abysses
Antiq
1 March 2021
Mostly acoustic folky type stuff.

Reaper (Sweden)
The Atonality of Flesh LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
5 March 2021
Classic black metal with some noise metal happening too there are some neat grooves going on too

Nadsvest / Necrobode
Split 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
5 March 2021
Nadsvest is pretty good classic black metal with that thrashy sound. Necrobode is very raw deathy black metal

Pustilence
The Birth of the Beginning Before the Inception of the End
Personal Records
5 March 2021
Fast, brutal heavy and in your face pissed off death metal. Even a good underlying groove to keep you headbangin’

Demon Hunter
Songs Of Death And Resurrection
Solid State
5 March 2021
Reworked and new versions mostly acoustic and stripped down versions of classic DH songs

Sporae Autem Yuggoth
The Plague of the Aeons
Personal Records
5 March 2021
Raw old school melodic/doomy black metal

Kjeld
Ôfstân
Heidens Hart
5 March 2021
Classic black metal with a bit of a melodic death metal thing going on.

SEIDE
Auakistla
Throats Productions
Release date: Tuesday, January 26th 2021
Black metal more on the melodic side of things, almost a bit prog in some parts, and full on brutality in others.

Chamber of Bones
Warmth of Life
Self-Released
Release date: Monday, December 21st 2020
Wall of chaotic black metal? noise? had to really discern anything here.

Gravesend
Methods Of Human Disposal
20 Buck SPin
Release date: Friday, February 19th 2021
Kind of thrashy death metal, a bit raw and grindy with some sludgey noise with shorter tracks

SAPROBIONTIC
Apocalyptic Retribution
MDD Records
Release date: Friday, February 19th 2021
oh yeah! Fast and brutal death metal, over the top heaviness and headbanging head crushing goodness.

SUMMONING THE LICH
United In Chaos
Prosthetic Records
26 February 2021
Fast and heavy technical death metal, brutal, yet, an almost blackened sound, but not quite getting into “black metal” territory… great stuff!!

The Harvest Trail
Instinct
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, March 5th 2021
Extreme thrash/death metal, and yeah pretty technical too, full on brutal speed too and even some melodic guitar solos. cool stuff!

Lee Macey
Skyquake
Dr John’s Surgery Records
Release date: Thursday, December 3rd 2020
Instrumental hard rock/metal, a bit prog, even a little surf guitar sounds, but keeping with a good grit too

CANNIBAL ACCIDENT
Nekrokluster
Time To Kill
Feb 26
With a band name like this, what do you expect? Brutal death metal? check. A bit of a grindy death feel? Check. Harsh and grooving at the same time? check.

Nekromantheon
Thanatos (single)
Indie Recordings worldwide | Hells Headbangers USA
24 February 2021
On the surface this song sounds like some really fast and furious thrash, then the vox kick in, we’re more into a black/death category here, but yeah I’d still throw this in the extreme heavy thrash pile. cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 2/22/2021

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Feb 212021
 

Gojira
“Born For One Thing” (single)
Roadrunner
They keep on keepin’ on! Great progressive, yet heavy and grooving with a bit of atmosphere. Can’t wait for more!

Ghost Iris
“Desert Dread” feat. Mark Hunter
Long Branch Records
Deathcore, brutal, yet melodic and groovin’ too.

Suzi Quatro
“The Devil In Me”
SPV/ Steamhammer
Pretty much some clasic rock type stuff.

Architects
For Those That Wish To Exist
Epitaph Records
A bit of a commerical hard rock/metal sound, but a cool catchy groove and a little bit of a gritty crunch

Einherjer
North Star
Napalm Records
Melodic death sounding a bit like an Amorphis meets Opeth with a tiny bit of a black metal vibe and classic metal grooves.

Epica
Omega
Nuclear Blast USA
Blending epic (hence their name) symphonic melodic death with operattic vox along with death growls… this band sets the standard for this “epic” metal. I usually think the female operattic metal stuff is ok, but with Epica, there’s just something more, the heavier darker full metal to back it up too.

Korpse
Insufferable Violence
Unique Leader Records
Full on, fuckin brutal death metal, heavy as shit, intense drumming and death growls to melt off your face. cool stuff.

Moonspell
Hermitage
Napalm Records
Wow, new Epica and Moonspell in the same week… nice. The 3 songs i have so far, seem to be a bit more low-key melodic stuff, which builds and builds into some of the heavier gothy melodic death… one of the tracks kind of just stays low-key, “The Greater Good” builds and builds into some great metal goodness.

Iotunn
Access All Worlds
Metal Blade Records
26 February 2021
Melodic death a little like the heavier Opeth stuff and Amon Amarth… great stuff

Band: VARANG NORD
Album: P?r?iu?a Uomurs
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 23rd, 2021
Melodic death in the folk metal vein. The Folky sound is from an accordion and the heavier stuff is catchy and solid. Cool stuff!

Abstrakt
Uncreation
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 25th 2021
A bit black metal, some symphonic death metal stuff, pretty good.

The Split
Reminiscences
Slovak Metal Army
25 February 2021
Progressive and experimental, floating between light and heavy on the metal meter and some longer tracks showing off their proggy chops

Performed
Moronia
Slovak Metal Army
25 February 2021
Good ol classic meaty thrash from Slovakia! cool stuff with monster grooves

Innersphere
Omfalos
Slovak Metal Army
25 February 2021
Melodic death with a dark gloom tone, still catchy, heavy, a little heavy/thrashy in parts too. Cool stuff!

MEPHISTOFELES (arg)
A Path of Black
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
26 February 2021
A bit of a stoner fuzz garage band type sound. Production is a bit raw, but you can catch what they’re doing with some catchy riffs and all that.

Ominous Ruin
Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone
Willowtip Records
26 February 2021
Willowtip does it again, a great thing with technical death, thrash and prog stuff… fast and heavy and brutal too. great stuff.

AMON ACID (uk)
Paradigm Shift
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
26 February 2021
Old school doomy stoner metal sound… actually sounds like this could have come from the 70’s… the sound and production just have that old school sound. neat stuff !

Significant Point
Into the Storm
Dying Victims Prod
Feb 26
I like this… right off the bat, some classic thrash with big screamy over the top vox.

AGE OF WOE
Envenom
Lifeforce
Feb 26
Sludgey groovin’ stuff

Night Prowler
No Escape
Dying Victims Productions
Feb 26
Classic good ol metal, a bit of a heavier metal edge, but overall clean vox, solid heavy metal here.

Sadistic Drive
Anthropophagy LP
Blood Harvest
26 February 2021
Harsh death metal with some black metal leanings… production is a bit raw.

Sandstorm
Desert Warrior
Dying Victims Productions
Feb 26
Throwback to old school bluesy doom with a bit of an NWOBHM vibe.

Slough of Despair
Catacombs of Terror
Chaos Records / Personal Records
26 February 2021
Heavy doooom, a bit sludgey and a bit of a black metal harshness to the growls.

Landmvrks
Lost In The Waves
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, February 26th 2021
I’m not sure I get the use of a V as a vowel… but, whatever, this is basically some hardcore with a unique scream/shouted vox, maybe similar to Agnostic Front, but then heading a bit into modern metalcore too.

Anneke Van Giersbergen
The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, February 26, 2021
As suspected, this is not metal, folky acoustic stuff which she’s pretty good at. And yes, she opened for Delain/Amorphis on a tour a little while back and it was pretty damn, good, she’s very talented, has metal in her blood, but this release is not metal.

Infernalizer (ft. Claudio Ravinale of Disarmonia Mundi)
The Ugly Truth
Rockshots Records
26 February 2021
Melodic gothy metal, a little bit of a moonspell/amorphis thing happening, production is a smidge hollow sounding… it could just be the files I got

Bonfire
Roots
AFM Records
26 February 2021
Classic hard rock laid back, lots of power ballad type things

WOLVENCROWN
A SHADOW OF WHAT ONCE WAS
LABEL: CLOBBER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 26th 2021
Old school black metal, harsh pissed off screamy vox. Cold.

COFFIN MULCH
Septic Funeral
Redefining Darkness Records
26 February 2021
Grindy death metal, with a little blackend death darkness

Sullen Guest
Chapter III
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, February 25th 2021
As the band name might suggest, it’s doomy dark and depressing overall… death metal vox… some spots speed things up a bit.

Anime Torment
Void Terror
Slovak Metal Army
25 February 2021
Brutal extreme death metal… a full on punshing freight train of riffs and face pounding drumming. Good stuff.

DAMNABLE
Inperdition
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 25.01.2021
Brutal Death Grind from Poland. And yeah, it’s fast, heavy, brutal, all up in your business… almost pig squeal cookie monster vox.

CHAINSWORD
Blightmarch
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 27.02.2021
Death Metal from Poland, good classic sound, brutal vox and overall, great meat and potatoes death metal grooves.

EVULSE
Pustulant Spawn
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 27.02.2021
Classic death metal, 4 song ep, blast beats pushing more into a black metal harshness

CULT GRAVES
Strange Customs
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 27.02.2021
Death metal, but a bit of a noise/grind thing happening.. fast and frenetic

Bloodrust
Burning of Aeons
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, November 13th 2020
The first metal band I’ve heard of from the Falkland Islands.. A pretty good mix of classic metal and heavy thrash with moreso of a death metal style of vox.

EMPTINESS
Vide
Season of Mist
12 February 2021
This is more of an electronic ambient thing, a bit of a light goth

Band: MYRHOLT
Album: …sjelebot…
Self Released
Release date: February 19th, 2021
Classic melodic old school black metal, nothing too harsh or abrasive. Pretty laid back and prog-rock ish in some parts too.

Band: Wych
Album: Agony
Self Released
Release date: February 26, 2021
They call this deathcore… i can hear a lot of that, but I’d also say it’s a bit more modern thrashy stuff, and throwing in a little bit of that “core” melody… like a deathcore’d up lamb of god… great stuff.

Black Totem
II: Shapeshifting
Svart Records
26 February 2021
A kind of punk/crust metal thing… a bit raw and a little sense of groove, but leaning a bit too much into punk for me.

Lizzard
Eroded
Pelagic
Release date: Friday, February 19th 2021
A catchy cool stoner groove metal, clean vox, a little prog/tool vibe in the heavier parts… pretty cool stuff.

Socioclast
Socioclast
Carbonized
Release date: Friday, February 19th 2021
Death/grind with a lot of really short songs. brutal!

Vandemonian
Xenophilia
Self-Released
20 February 2021
Normally when something has “post-xxx” as a genre, it’s a meh from me… in this case, this is “progressive and post-rock” which I hear a bit of the “post” sound… which I guess to me means kind of meandering music… to me it’s more of a straight up prog rock with some leanings of a Tool-like sound. not too shabby.

BlackEternal
Darkness Embrace II: The Oakenford Chronicles
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, January 13th 2021
An eclectic and symphonic theatrical black metal type thing

New Stuff This Week… 2/15/2021

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Feb 142021
 

Becko
“Unbreakable”
FiXT
Mostly an alt-metal emo core type thing

Ricky Warwick
When Life Was Hard And Fast
Nuclear Blast USA
Singer from Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy with a solo project… this has a similar sound, a basic classic rockin’ thing.

Evergrey
Escape Of The Phoenix
AFM Records
26 February 2021
Always one of the better power/prog metal bands, being able to balance a good heavniess with the classic power metal sound too… having the same frontman/guitarist for the entire existence of the band will also cement their spot and sound. Great stuff.

Philm
Time Burner
Metalville Records
First album since Dave Lombardo left.. a bit of an Avant Garde type of rock, a bit prog-ish.

Temperance
Melodies Of Green And Blue EP
Napalm Records
Singles are acoustic rock type stuff, great vox, but no real “metal” going on here.

Enemy Awake
Fallen World
Self Released
Release date: Sunday, February 14th 2021
Huge meaty riffs in this crunchy grooving death metal… there’s a bit of a thrash element in there too

Buried
Oculus Rot
Brutal Mind
14 February 2021
Meaty brutal death metal, great stuff!

Band: MARBLE
Album: S.A.V.E.
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 16th, 2021
Female fronted melodic metal, clean female vox, some death growls and a bit of a power metal meets melodic death thing going on otherwise.

Harakiri For The Sky
M?re
AOP Records
feb 19
Melodic blackened death, a bit of a progressive metal going on a bit too, pretty good stuff

Evil (Japan)
Possessed by Evil LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2021
extreme thrash from these veterans with vox a little more on the harsh side, but it fits with the thrashy and even melodic at times sounds… great stuff.

PERIHELION GNOSIS
Syzygial Summoning
Caligari Records
18 February 2021
2 song EP of sludgy doomy death metal, overall, pretty depressing.

Lake Of Tears
Ominous
AFM Records
19 February 2021
A sort of classic metal, with some doomy down tempo and maybe a tiny goth stuff too

Upon the Altar
Absid Ab Ordine Luminis
Putrid Cult
19 February 2021
Brutal and grindy blackened death metal. In your face wall of evil sounds. Great stuff.

Vøidwomb
Altars of Cosmic Devotion 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
19 February 2021
Here’s some meaty brutal blackened death, heavy, dark and to the point with some great grooves.

Maudiir
La Part du Diable (EP)
Self-Release
19 February 2021
A bit classic and thrashy metal, but getting a bit more extreme maybe a black n roll thing? … vox sound a bit like Chuck from Death Great stuff.

Malice Divine
Self-Titled
Self-Release
19 February 2021
Heavy and catchy blackened technical death, reminds me a bit of Arsis/Allegaeon… great stuff.

DETRITUS
MYTHS
LABEL: EMBRYO INDUSTRIES
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 19th 2021
Straight up classic metal, and I’m picking up a bit of a Savatage vibe

Coronary
Sinbad
Cruz Del Sur Music
19 February 2021
Classic hard rock/metal, pretty straightforward

Szary Wilk
Wrath
Putrid Cult
19 February 2021
Black metal, cold, lots of meedlies, blast beats, harsh, shrieking evil vox… just cold, heartless and evil sounding.

Release: Final Void
Visions of Fear
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 19th 2021
Melodic metal, a little alternative rock sound… the clean vox finnish accent is a little weird… but the harsh vox and parts are spot on cool stuff.

Wintereve
October Dark
Horror Pain Gore Death
February 19th
Gothic blackened Doom Metal, getting a little progressive on this 3 song ep

INSECT INSIDE
THE FIRST SHINING OF NEW GENUS
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 19th 2021
Classic monster groovin’ death metal. A bit of a 6 Feet Under musical groove, but mega cookie monster vox. cool stuff

Band: Hogstul
Album: Ominous Fragmenta Tuptdalr
Self Released
Release date: February 12th, 2021
wow, 3 songs over 45 minutes… symphonic black metal… mostly old school black metal with keyboards.

Incursion
The Hunter
No Remorse
Release date: Friday, January 29th 2021
Kind of thrashy, kind of classic metal, overall, pretty decent catchy stuff.

Feskarn
Raven’s Way
Vegvisir Distribution
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
There’s a bit of a black metal sound, but some thrashy death and also some epic type metal stuff too. Overall, some good metal

To Kill Achilles
Something To Remember Me By
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
Here is some melodic metalcore, harsh vox, guitar melodies, just about pushing into where you’ll get some emo-ish vocal

Aviana
Retaliation
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
Just a single, but some brutal metalcore with a bit of an industrial sound

TERRORDOME
Straight Outta Smogtown
SELFMADEGOD
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
Thrashy metal, nice heavy and in your face melting catchy stuff.

Abigail’s Affair
Shattered
Wormholedeath Records
19 02 2021
Mostly metalcore with a little black metal meedly guitar tone, decent

SLAVES TO FASHION
THE HISTORY OF HEAVY METAL
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, February 13th 2021
This is a compilation of one new song from each month of last year of a concept paying tributes to different time periods and sub genres of metal. From power metal, nu metal, thrash, and death.. pretty neat concept and idea.

New Stuff This Week… 2/8/21

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Lamb of God
“Ghost Shaped People”
Epic
3 Disc deluxe version their most recent self-titled album with some bonus tracks and a live version of the album and DVD of their live stream events from Sept. 2020 This track is signature Thrashy Lamb of God. Great stuff.

Cannibal Corpse
Inhumane Harvest – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Total Cannibalisic goodness here. Fast, brutal, intense and Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal) now joining the fold on guitar… the track slides into some big heavy meaty groove.

TOXIC RUIN
RITUAL REBIRTH
M-THEORY AUDIO
Wisconsin’s own! New record deal and a new album out soon… Here’s the first single… Thrashy, extreme, catchy and headbanging goodness!

Fight The Fade
“Cut & Run”
Fixt
Modern Metalcore single.

Dio
Evil Or Divine Live In New York City And Holy Diver Live
BMG
A couple of classic albums performed live… the Dio vaults just keep ’em coming… good stuff, amazing how RJD kept up those vocal pipes in a live setting just as good as on tape.

God Is An Astronaut
Ghost Tapes #10
Napalm Records
A kind of spacey instrumental stoner rock

Chmcl Str8jckt
Th Drk Prgrssn
Cleopatra Records
From the “i’d like to buy a vowel” department, this is an industrial, electronic modern groove metal type thing

Sirenia
Riddles Ruins and Revelations
Napalm Records
this is a band that has been doing its thing for some time now… female fronted epic power metal type stuff

Humanity’s Last Breath
Valde
Unique Leader Records
Brutal, but a sludgey meaty powering riffs, mostly down tempo and a bit of a modern djenty metalcore rounding it out.

Black Sabbath
Vol 4 Revisited
Rhino Entertainment
Sometimes reissues get old with some of these legacy bands… but in the case of Sabbath.. I never really got a chance to enjoy each album, and this gives me an excuse.

Disout
MIEN
Self Released
Release date: Monday, February 8th 2021
This is just good ol “metal” a bit of a groove metal thing going on, a little push into thrashy riffs and galloping drums in the heavier parts, all with clean vox. decent stuff.

Release: Ephemerald
Between the Glimpses of Hope
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 19th 2021
It’s been a bit since I’ve heard some really decent symphonic black/death metal… This is it folks… fast, epic, evil, proggy, brutal, technical… great stuff.

PESTIS CULTUS
Pestis Cultus
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
Old school black metal with a slow deathy groove, harsh black metal shrieky screamed vox, it’s almost like taking Obituary and making them black metal.

CAEDES CRUENTA (gre)
Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
12 February 2021
Blackened death metal from Greece. There’s a bit of a death thing going on with that black metal coldness and speed with a bit of an epic feel with some keyboards… pretty cool stuff.

Tragedy In Hope
Sleep Paralysis
Self-Release
12 February 2021
Here’s a melodic blackened death with hints of Cradle of Filth… maybe a bit more basic and not quite so over the top. but overall, feel and vocal style fit that mold.

Abythic
Dominion Of The Wicked LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
12 February 2021
Doomy death metal… longer songs… not too shabby

Crystal Viper
The Cult
Listenable Records
12 February 2021
Classis metal with a touch of Iron Maiden sound… okay a lot of an Iron Maiden sound cool stuff.

Ablaze My Sorrow
Among Ashes and Monoliths
Black Lion Records
12 February 2021
Sometimes a release gets you right away… this one has a harsh yet melodic heavy sound… melodic death, reminds me a little of In Flames. catchy great stuff!

Riverside
Out Of Myself
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Reissue of their full album debut, kind of laid back prog rock, maybe along the lines of a porcupine tree

NATHR
Beinahrúga
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
sludgey doomy black metal

Wizard
Metal In My Head
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
Great classic metal hitting hard with a thrashy attack!

Holy Mother
Face The Burn
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
A bit similar to the Wizard above… classic metal with a heavier edge to it and a more melodic groove. great stuff.

ORDO CULTUM SERPENTIS
Derej Najash
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
Two 13 plus minute tracks of doomy post metal. meh.

ABORYM
Hostile
Dead Seed Productions
12 February 2021
Electronic/industrial gothy metal, a little bit of a nine inch nails thing going on

Miseo
Initium Et Finis
FatKnob Rec.
Release date: Monday, February 1st 2021
Grooves, death metal, no messin’ around… straightforward stuff.

CAMERA OBSCURA TWO
DOD
SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
Release date: Friday, February 12th 2021
A little thrash, some death metal, and a pinch of punk with a crossover heaviness that throws some brutality in the mix too. Pretty good stuff

Band: Deep Space Mask
Album: Songs From The Dark Light
Label: Planet K Records
Release date: January 29, 2021
Straight up classic stoner metal. Catchy cool stuff.

Treyharsh
Eternal Cycles
Wormholedeath
Some doom, melodic death, stoner, lots of grooves,with harsh growly vox and a dark haunting sound

Release: Stone Mammoth
Stone Mammoth
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 12th 2021
the Theme for a lot of stuff I just got while I’m writing this is some good ol stoner metal/classic rock.. which is a nice change from 10 underground black metal albums in a row… classic catchy rhythmic grooves.

Human Fortress
Epic Tales & Untold Stories
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
A best of/greatest hits picked out by the band as a “gift” to their fans… also some alt versions of bonus material… good ol Power metal.

Astral Tomb
Degradation of Human Consciousness TAPE
Blood Harvest
29 January 2021
Raw, brutal death metal, and as it’s trendy and underground to release it on a tape, it sounds like it too.

Hierarchy
Hierarchy
Self Released
dec 1 2020
Thrashy base with a bit of a blackened death thing going on. Not full into either of those directions, but a good balance. Cool stuff.

Everdawn
Cleopatra
Sensory
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
Epic female fronted proggy power metal

DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE
GAS LIT
Terrorbird
1/29/21
Crusty and noise metal and a bit of a sludgey post metal thing. meh.

OBSECRATION
OCEANUM OBLIVIONE
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, December 17th 2020
20 year reissue

Miseria Ultima
Graygarden
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Electronic/EBM type stuff.. handing over to Something Wonderful.