New Stuff This Week… 9/21/2020

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Sep 212020
 

Gama Bomb
Sea Savage (single)
Prosthetic Records
New single from these guys, great heavier thrash. Gallopy, riffy and fast, great stuff.

Raven
Metal City
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic metal and catchy cool thrashy sound. Great stuff from these vets.

LIK
Misanthropic Breed
Metal Blade Records
25 September 2020
As I recall, their last album was one of Mike’s best of the year picks… and this album picks right up with a heavy melodic blackened thrash… great stuff!!

SCARDUST
“TANTIBUS II”
M-THEORY AUDIO
A kind of technical proggy metalcore with a bit of an epic feel and female vox… pretty cool

Armored Saint
Radio singles – Punching the Sky
Metal Blade Records
23 October 2020
Another new single, and really, it is hard to top this band for good ol classic metal. John Bush’s voice is so smooth with that little rasp and soul he’s got. Musically, it’s melodic, hooky and just heavy enough. Great!

As Paradise Falls
Bleed for the Crown
Eclipse Records
18 September 2020
Metalcore, a little djenty tech going on, harsh vox, good grooves…

FIGHT THE FIGHT
Deliverance
Indie Recordings WW ex.NA / Metal Blade Records (NA)
18 September 2020
This has a little bit of a slipknot, modern heavy groovin’ metal sound. harsh vox, catchy, and headbangin’!

The Ocean
Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
Metal Blade Records
25 September 2020
Kind of progressive, a bit doomy stoner/post metal too

Alpha Wolf
A Quiet Place To Die
SharpTone Records
a throwback to about 10 years ago? brutal metalcore sounding stuff, big monster grooves, big breakdowns and pissed off vox.

Torch
Reignited
Metalville Records
Good ol classic metal, this is the Torch from Sweden, and it’s their first album in 35 years!

Ayreon
Transitus
Music Theories/MLG
A new release from the project of Arjen Lucassen… each album is its own story with a varied cast of metal veterans. This one has a little prog metal opera feel (most albums do). Tommy from Kamelot, Simone from Epica to name a couple with some guest spots from Satriani and Marty Friedmann

Kataklysm
Unconquered
Nuclear Blast USA
Known for full on brutal death metal with a technical thing too… We have brutal, catchy, and even with a bit of an underlying melodic groove.. great stuff.

Four Stroke Baron
Monoqueen Split (EP)
Prosthetic Records
A modern metal take on “Lunatic Fringe” and Death Grips “Why A bitch Gotta Lie” Otherwise, kind of a post-metal

UNIFORM
SHAME
Terrorbird
Noise/fuzz metal with a little angry punk

Necrot
Mortal
Tankcrimes
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Classic brutal and thrashy death metal. Great stuff!

THRASHERWOLF
WE ARE REVOLUTION
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 19th 2020
This like the name of the band, has thrash going on, with more of a classic metal groove. Catchy and headbangin’ Cool stuff!

OSSUARY ANEX
Obscurantism Apogee
Xtreem
Release date: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020
MIKE
Brutal death metal, great grooves, solid production.

Proscription
Conduit
Dark Descent Records
24 September 2020
Brutal and technical death metal with more emphasis on the BRUTALL Good stuff!

Nefesh Core
Getaway – Out Sept 25th
Rockshots Records
25 September 2020
Gothy metal, a bit electronic… kind of that one era of moonspell, hints of type-o and alt rock/metal from the 80’s

Illuminated Minerva
Enigma Adamantine – Out Sept 25th
Self-Release
25 September 2020
Here’s some pretty cool heavy prog metal. longer songs, a little thrashy, definitely diverse/proggy technical and lots of stuff about aliens! Great stuff

Blazon Rite
Dulce Bellum Inexpertis
Gates of Hell Records
25 September 2020
Classic metal on this 4 song Ep.

Band: Fleetburner
Album: Fleetburner
Label: Butler Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
Some classic metal with a bit of a prog thing going on

Indoctrinate
Antilogos: Arcane Transmutation in the Temple of Flesh
Unholy Prophecies
25 September 2020
Raw yet brutal death metal.

Transcendence (Los Angeles)
Towards Obscurities Beyond CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
25 September 2020
This is a kind of blackened thrash type thing. Brutal vox, heavier thrashy sound with a dark, cold evil vibe. Cool stuff!

Hexecutor
Beyond any Human Conception of Knowledge…
Dying Victims
Sept 25
This has a bit of a thrashy sound, some technical/proggy feel. Cool Stuff!

SpellBook
Magick & Mischief
Cruz Del Sur Music
25 September 2020
A kind of bluesy catchy stoner metal throwback thing cool… s

Grendel’s Sÿster
Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz
Cruz Del Sur Music [Vinyl Reissue]
25 September 2020
Kind of a doomy throwback rock.

Miasmal Sabbath
Ominous Radiance
Unholy Prophecies
25 September 2020
A bit black metal, a big gloomy death, longer tracks.

Crypt Walk
Rot Gut Prophecies
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on September 25th)
Blackened death, leaning more on the black metal style vocally, thrashy/death musically, raw and short songs.

Hexx
Entangled In Sin
High Roller Records
25 September 2020
Some classic metal leaning to classic old school thrash. Cool stuff!

SCORDATURA
MASS FAILURE
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25th 2020
Brutal and heavy death metal. this is what it’s all about!

Just Before Dawn
An Army at Dawn
Raw Skull Recordz – RSR 043
25 September 2020
Gritty and groovin’ death metal, a little downtempo doom going on too.

Madrost
Charring the Rotting Earth
No Life Til Metal Records
25 September 2020
Death/thrash more on the death side of things, a pinch of a grindy black metal going on. Great stuff.

ONIRIK
The Fire Cult Beyond Eternity
I, Voidhanger Records
25 September 2020
For the most part, this is some classic black metal, cold, dark… this one isn’t quite so harsh, a melancholy melodic tone

Dropdead
Dropdead
Armageddon Label
25 September 2020
Short, fast punky thrashy songs. When I say short, most songs are under a minute, longest clocks in at 2:10! no messing around.

Early Moods
Spellbound
Dying Victims
sept 25
Don’t get too much stoner metal lately… here’s a good doomy stoner metal with a riff heavy groove. cool stuff.

Blackevil
Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire
Dying Victims Prods.
Sept 25
This is pretty cool, a thrashy blackened metal, harsh vox, melodic and heavy thrashy musically. cool stuff!

Band: SANGHEILIS
Album: Sangheilis
Label: Music-Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
I’d chalk this in the thrashy melodic death with some big punishing beats

Infesticide
Envenoming Wounds CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
25 September 2020
Fast and heavy death metal with a smidge of black metal darkness, a dose of brutal thrash and just good ol death metal. Brutal!

Band: Fleetburner
Album: Fleetburner
Label: Butler Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
A little progressive, some power metal, some just ambient stuff too, even a little black metal

Band: GATECLOSER
Album: From The Wasteland
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 22nd, 2020
here’s one that’s has a bit of prog metal, some thrash, catchy, a good edge. cool

Morte
Demónios Abissais
Firecum Records
Black Metal from Portugal, a doomy thing along with some classic black metal and some gothy groove too. Production is decent, but isn’t too punchy.

Wail
Civilization Maximus
Wormholedeath
9/18/20
A bit classic metal, some thrashy sound, a good hard rockin’ just “metal” thing happening here. Vox have a little Bruce Dickinson thing going on, which is always a good thing

KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
SHARPEN YOUR SPIKES
Xtreem
Release date: Wednesday, September 9th 2020
This is pretty straightforward blackened death metal, has about cold, black metal harshness, with a deathy groove

Myosotis
Karoshi (single)
Self-Released
Here’s some metalcore but with a bit of a slipknot groove musically, more of a typical metalcore vocal.

The White Swan
Nocturnal Transmission
War Crime Recordings
Release date: Friday, September 18th 2020
A bit gothy, doomy, post-metal

Acherontia Styx
“Shadow & Flame”
Self Released (MDPR)
Death metal, some melodic grooves, growl and scream style vox.

New Stuff This Week…9/14/2020

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Sep 132020
 

Mastodon
Medium Rarities
Warner Music
Unused, and outtakes and deep tracks/live stuff… all sounds like good ol Mastodon!

Behemoth
And the Forests Dream Eternally
Metal Blade Records
18 September 2020
A reiusse of the very first Behemoth album/ep… a lot more raw, old school black metal compared to what they have become these days. still some good stuff here!

Neal Morse
Sola Gratia
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Neal Morse is back with some more prog, while this is a religious album, it’s basically the lyrical content and follow up to the Sola Scriptura album, it’s still full on prog with my man, Portnoy on drums. Some of the stuff on here is more just prog rock, but some pushing into the metal realm. As a fan boy, i’m down with this…

Heathen
Empire Of The Blind
Nuclear Blast USA
A mix of thrash and power metal from these veterans, great stuff.

Napalm Death
Throes In The Joy Of Defeatism
Century Media Records
This has a bit of a straightforward death metal with a little grind going on… Pretty good stuff!

Varg
Zeichen
Napalm Records
Melodic blackened death metal, catchy melodic parts, harsh black metal parts, and some grooving doomy stuff all in one track! cool stuff.

Plague Years
Circle Of Darkness
Entertainment One
Death metal with some vox that are a bit more hardcore/shouted, good grooves, a bit thrashy too

Finntroll
Vredesvaevd
Century Media Records
Catchy melodic death/folk metal from one of the bands that really pioneered this sound. Great stuff

Oceans of Slumber
Oceans Of Slumber
Century Media Records
Melodic death, clean female vox, grooving death metal and harsh vox too, some is pretty mellow, almost like an Opeth with some quite slow, melodic stuff, leading in to full on heaviness

Abyss /Besna
Splitrelease Abyss/Besna
Wolfmond Prduction
Release date: Saturday, September 12th 2020
Both bands are pretty classic melodic black metal, Abyss has a more full sound, Besna is a bit more raw (2 tracks from each)

Hræ
Þar sem skepnur reika
Goathorned Productions
15 September 2020
Black/death metal sounding a bit raw with a melodic thing going on

Illkynja
Sæti Sálarinnar
Goathorned Productions
15 September 2020
Old school black metal, with more of a growly vox than the shreiky vox… cold, and dark music

Novae Militiae
Topheth
Goathorned Productions
15 September 2020
Harsh sounding black metal, cold, angry vox

Vardan
Dark And Desolated March
Moribund Records
18 September 2020
Old school black metal, a bit lo-fi

Enwretch
Sermon of the Dead
Redefining Darkness Records
18 September 2020
Brutal grindy death metal, 2 song EP

Maul
Deity Demise
Redefining Darkness Records
18 September 2020
Brutal death metal, with a little bit of a raw sound/production. Good headbanging grooves.

ANCST
Summits Of Despondency
Lifeforce
Sept 18
Blackened deathy/thrash. Catchy, raw, heavy. Great stuff

Lord Matzigkeitus
Drown
Moribund Records
18 September 2020
Old school black metal, shrieky scary vox, blast beats and cold lo-fi sound

NeroArgento
Circles – Out Sept 18th
Rockshots Records
18 September 2020
This has a kind of modern-nu-metal thing happening.

Sadistic Embodiment
Blood Spell
CDN Records
18 September 2020
Good ol death metal, solid grooves, good production, and Brutal!

Alfonso Corace
Fo’s Room
Self Released
Sept 18
Here’s some kind of prog rock with maybe a little nu-metal groove

OTTONE PESANTE
DoomooD
Aural Music
18 September 2020
This has a bit of a gothy epic proggy symphonic thing going on… almost sounds like a movie soundtrack… and a bit of a post metal thing too

Band: SINSID
Album: Enter the Gates
Label: Pitch Black Records
Release date: September 18th, 2020
This has a bit of a classic metal thing, a little folky and heavier in parts too

Band: Mynskh
Album: Chapter 01: Obliterating Perfection
Label: Atmaah Records
Release date: September 18th, 2020
Dark and extreme yet, grooving metal, like, maybe a melodic death, just a heavy tone and maybe progressive metal too. neat stuff.

Band: Hostia
Album: Carnivore Carnival
Label: Deformeathing Production (Grand Sounds PR)
Release date: September 18th, 2020
Polish death/grind metal.. short songs, heavy and brutal
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Band: Entorx
Album: Faceless Insanity
Self Released (Grand Sounds PR)
Release date: May 29th, 2020
Extreme thrash/death metal. a little black metal pushing in, but this is pretty good heavy stuff

Derek Sherinian
The Phoenix
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Good rockin’ prog metal instrumentals Some songs get a little jazzy, and obviously it’s more keyboard based. Good stuff

Band: BRICK
Album: Done Counting My Scars
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 15th, 2020
Classic metal with some cool organ and clean vox, cool stuff.

Blood Red Fog
Fields of Sorrow
Deviant Records
Clasic black metal, a bit dark and depressing and gloomy too

Release: Hiidenhauta
Riivin
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 18th 2020
An epic feeling black metal with folk metal things happening

Serpent Omega
II
Icons Creating Evil Art
Release date: Friday, September 4th 2020
A little sludgey a little black metal and some doom

Assignment
Reflections
Massacre Records
18 September 2020
Here’s some cool thrashy progressive power metal. Take about half of each, and just let ‘er rip. Great stuff!

Goblins Blade
Of Angels And Snakes
Massacre Records
31 July 2020
Power metal with a bit more of a heavy edge, along like a Metal Church/Just Priest thing, big vox, catchy riffs, cool stuff.

Don’t Sleep
Turn The Tide
Mission Two Entertainment
4 September 2020
Music is a bit of a hardcore/thrashy/melodic, some groove and vox have a hardcore/punk feel to them

Nuclear Warfare
Lobotomy
MDD Records
Release date: 28/08/2020
Heavier thrash, catchy, aggressive, harsh vox, cool classic sound

Hatefulmurder
Reborn
Self Released (metal devastation pr)
With a band name like this, you can probably guess it’ll be heavy… this is actually a bit more catchy/melodic and not full on brutal murder metal. It’s got a heavy thrash thing going on…. cool stuff.

The Hawkins
Silence is a Bomb
The Sign Records
Release date: Friday, September 4th 2020
kind of poppy hard rock

Magni
Magni
Dead Games (Against PR)
Release date: Friday, September 4th 2020
almost folky, acoustic rock… nope.

Idiot Robot
Idiot Robot
Dead Games Records
Described as “Death Pop/Indie Rock from US” Usually when something says “pop” I don’t even bother downloading, but this “death pop” had piqued my curiousity… It does have a hard grungy quality to it, but it is pretty much just alt/pop rock with an occasional growly going on

Band: AIRFORCE
Album: Strike Hard
Label: Pitch Black Records
Release date: September 4th, 2020
Classic metal from the UK… I had to double check that the singer was not Bruce Dickinson, sounds JUST LIKE him.

New Stuff This Week…9/7/2020

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Sep 052020
 

VantaVoid
“BURN (Feat. Frankie Palmeri)”
Self Released
A kind of metalcore, harsh vox, brutal catchy and melodic too. (just a single so far)

Cult of Lilith
Mara
Metal Blade Records
4 September 2020
Blackened death metal at a top level. Technical, melodic and heavy with a pinch of that harsh black metal. Great stuff from metal blade once again!

Helstar
Black Wings Of Solitude [NEW-SINGLE]
Massacre Records
2 October 2020
This is a single (metal ballad) that was written for a movie a couple of years ago, but the movie deal thing never happened. The band didn’t want to just sit on it, so here it is as a digital single…

Hookers & Blow
Trampled Underfoot [NEW-SINGLE]
Golden Robot Records
31 August 2020
Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi with a covers project… on this sampler is Led Zep’s Trampled Underfoot, which they rock it pretty great, and Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust which is pretty solid.

Ihsahn
Pharos (EP)
Spinefarm Records
wow, just a single so far, but this is not metal at ALL. It’s a cover of “Manhattan Skyline” from A-Ha… dude, at least “metal” it up a bit.

Dead Fish Handshake
Lies…And All That Jazz
Dead Fish Handshake LLC.
This is some modern hard rock/solid rock type stuff, with clean vox, a touch of a prog rock thing happening.

Serum 114
Zeichen Der Zeit
Napalm Records
All German, kind of modern pop-metal sounding stuff.

Skeletal Remains
The Entombment Of Chaos
Century Media Records
Brutal, technical, no fuckin’ around. Great stuff.

The Progressive Souls Collective
Sonic Birth
Metalville Records
This is pretty straightforward prog rock/metal from a supergroup of sorts. Aquiles Priester, Kevin Moore, Conner Green (Haken), Derek Sherinian all working with the mastermind, Florian Zepf with vox by Vladimir Lalic (Organized Chaos)… what a lineup and it all comes together with some pretty darn good prog metal!

Band: NOCTURN
Album: Like A Seed Of Dust
Label: Sliptrick records (Grand SOunds)
Release date: September 1st, 2020
Melodic death with clean and harsh female vox (both similar to the Agonist), musically it’s a bit tech/prog/melodic death with a pinch of black metal going on. cool stuff!

Burial Remains
Spawn of Chaos
Raw Skull Recordz – RSR 042
5 September 2020
Good ol death metal with a gritty dark, just pushing into black metal sound… Good grooves

Abduction / Nocturnal Prayer
Intercontinental Death Conspiracies [Split]
Inferna Profundus Records
7 September 2020
Abduction is black metal, a bit of a melodic thing going on… nocturnal prayer is also black metal, a bit more classic and lo-fi

Night
High Tides – Distant Skies
The Sign Records
Sept 11
Classic rock with a sort of doomy groove

PUTRID OFFAL
Sicknesses Obsessions
XENOKORP
11 September 2020
Meaty brutal death metal in bite size short song chunks… great stuff.

Theotoxin
Fragment : Erhabenheit
AOP Records
11 September 2020
Blackened deathy thrash… a little melodic death too, but catchy, harsh, brutal and great!

Mortis Mutilati
The Fate Of Flight 800
Self Released
Release date: Friday, September 11th 2020
This has a cool brutal blackened death sound, a bit of a punishing groove which makes you just want to head bang faster and faster

Ordinance (Finland)
In Purge There is No Remission
The Sinister Flame
11 September 2020
Black metal with melodic death and maybe a bit of a Satyricon kind of catchiness to it. Cool stuff!

Darkened (International)
Kingdom of Decay
Edged Circle
11 September 2020
Good ol classic death metal, meaty grooves, riffs, and punishing drums with classic cookie monster growl vocal

Stygian Temple
In the Sign of the Five Angles
The Sinister Flame
11 September 2020
Good ol Black metal, harsh vox, cold meedly guitars, wall of blast beats and harsh vox… good production.

LIFVSLEDA (swe)
Det Besegrade Lifvet
Shadow Records / Regain Records
11 September 2020
Old school black metal, a bit of melody in there, but overall, cold, dark, harsh.

Cenotafio
Larvae Tedeum Teratos LP
Blood Harvest
11 September 2020
Long songs, doomy harsh black metal.

Ghoulhouse
Rigor Mortis Intermezzo
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on September 11th)
Grindy death metal with a lot of mid-range in the production, makes it a little fatiguing to listen to… decent stuff.

Void Rot
Descending Pillars
Everlasting Spew Records
11 September 2020
Brutal death metal, a little gore/sludge too

SLIT YOUR GODS
DOGMATIC CONVICTIONS OF HUMAN DECREPITUDE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 11th 2020
3 song ep of total brutality of the death metal persuation…

DEPHOSPHORUS
Sublimation
Nerve Altar
Release date: Friday, September 11th 2020
Here’s some death metal with a kind if grindy death groove, while keeping a harsh blackened death feel too.

Proselytism
Blood Of The Deceivers
Duplicate Records
Sept 11
Blackened gore/death. Fast and furious with even an extreme thrashy thing going on too.

ABORTED FETUS
PYRAMIDS OF DAMNATION
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 11th 2020
How do you think a band with this name would sound? yeah, brutal death metal! cool meaty riffs and grooves too. good stuff.

MESSIAH
Fracmont
High Roller Records
11 September 2020
Grindy grooving death metal, a punishing beat yet with some decent headbangin’ groove.

Soulwound
The Suffering
Inverse Records
It’s nice to get something new that is just good right from the get go. Deathy thrashy metal, not much else to describe it… harsh vox, great riffin’ and straightforward heavy stuff. Great!!

THE PASSING
Self-Titled EP
Caligari Records
11 September 2020
A bit of a punked up thrashy thing with gritty blackened metal going on. shorter songs.

Gorgatron
Pathogenic Automation
Blood Blast Distribution
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Brutal death metal with a little bit of a thrashy catchiness. Great stuff

Crafting The Conspiracy
The Cosmic Key II
Innerstrength Records
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
This has a death metal thing going on, vox are a little Lamb of God-ish… technical and brutal Great stuff!

Band: Pyrrhic
Album: Vile Slumber
Self Released (Grand Sounds PR)
Release date: September 7th 2020
Mostly classic death metal, but throw in some melodic stuff and clean vox, voila! It’s melodic death!

Band: Journey into Darkness
Album: Multitudes of Emptiness
Self (Grand Sounds PR)
Release date: July 28th, 2020
This is a sort of epic symphonic blackened death, more of a keyboardy type thing… and pushes into prog-metal a bit I guess

Wings of Destiny
Ballads
Wormholedeath
Sept 4
A heavier prog/power metal… getting a little epic in parts. pretty cool!

Band: Diabhal
Album: M M X X
Self Released
Release date: August 1st, 2020
Raw sludgey brutal death metal

Naipia
Tightropes [NEW-SINGLE]
Golden Robot Records
31 August 2020
An alt-rock song…

Black Magnet
Hallucination Scene
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, September 4th 2020
Industrial metal

New Stuff This Week…8/31/2020

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Aug 302020
 

Pig Destroyer
The Octagonal Stairway
Relapse
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Fast, heavy, disjointed, but brutal, one might say “what’s THEIR problem?” The problem is nothing, we need music like this.

Vio-Lence
California Über Alles – Single
Metal Blade Records
20 August 2020
Brand new song from the new Vio-Lence.. it is a Dead Kennedys cover. I’m not too familiar with DK, so this is new to me. As a bit of a punk meets thrash thing going on.

Fates Warning
Scars – radio single
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
How exciting, new Fates Warning! Album comes out in November, this continues along the vein of their last album (awesome), a nice melodic heavy edge and Ray’s voice is on fire

Metallica
S&M2
Blackened
The second edition of Metal with an orchestra… it was pretty groundbreaking the first time, this time, it’s pretty epic, a little vanilla, still pretty cool… with a pretty different, newer setlist of course.

Diesel Machine
Evolve
Metalville Records.
Just like their stuff many moons ago, good gritty just “metal” a little thrashy, a tiny brutal, solid groovin’ stuff.

Flying Colors
Third Stage: Live In London
Music Theories/MLG
Another release with Mike Portnoy on it? Ok! Live album from last fall’s tour supporting the 3rd album. In case you forgot this is the group with Portnoy and Neal Morse along with Steve Morse and Dave LaRue and singer Casey McPherson. Kind of a prog rock leaning hard rock with hints of like Muse and stuff. Cool stuff.

Thrown Into Exile
Beyond The Grey (Single)
Urban Yeti Records
A heavy catchy melodic deathy/thrash Groove! Reminds me a little of Chimaira. cool stuff.

Pallbearer
“Rite of Passage”
Nuclear Blast
Dooooooom defind. Monsterous meaty riffs, with a good heavy feel.

John Petrucci
Terminal Velocity
Sound Music
JP is back with his first solo album in 15 years! this time he teamed up with Portnoy (first time they’re together in 10 years) and Dave LaRue on bass. Great proggy instrumental shreddy metal!

Prospects
Orphic Trigger (single) – August 7th
Self-Release
7 August 2020
A bit of a melodic death/extreme thrash with death metal harshness

Amputation (Norway)
Slaughtered in the Arms of God LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
31 August 2020
Brutal death metal, with a bit of a black metal cold/darkness

Diggeth
Gringos Galacticos
Qumran Records
sept
Big meaty groovin’ doom… a bit like Trouble

HAD
MLP
Me Saco Un Ojo
1 September 2020
This is a bit more of a growly death metal with a bit of a black metal harshness

Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly
Alone Together
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Good ‘ol classic progressive rock.

COMANIAC
Holodox
METALWORLD
September 4th, 2020.
Ooo this is pretty cool stuff, some progged up melodic death metal with catchy thrash going on too.

Persekutor
Permanent Winter
Svart Records
4 September 2020
Harsh vox, but with a groovin’ classic metal music sound

Polymoon
Caterpillars of Creation
Svart Records
4 September 2020
A kind of doomy atmospheric, almost prog rock thing

VERMISST
Zmierzch Stalowej Ciemno?ci
Signal Rex
4 September 2020
Black metal… a bit more melodic in feel and atmosphere

Oxalate
Infatuating Sickness
Horror pain gore death
(set for release on September 4th)
Brutal death metal

Band: Saccage
Album: Khaos Mortem [re-issue]
Label: Music-Records
Release date: September 4th, 2020
blackened crusty thrash… a nice gritty sound, harsh vox

Bands: FESTERDECAY / CRASH SYNDROM
Album: Encyclopedia of Putrefactive Anomalies
Label: Obliteration Records
Release date: September 4th, 2020
Both bands are decent brutal death metal with a little grind going on.

IDOLATRIA
Tetrabestiarchy
Signal Rex
4 September 2020
A sort of melodic black/death metal, cold

Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect
The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker)
Crown and Throne Ltd.
4 September 2020
Classic black metal, blast beats, wall of sound, a little deathy metal groove sound… cold and harsh

Artist: Aitheer
Album: Sleeper
Self Released
Release date: January 27th, 2020
Progressive death/doom/dark metal, 3 song ep, harsher vox, some heavier grooving death metal, some dark, melodic and somber overtones too

DUNWICH
Tail-Tied Hearts
Caligari Records
sept 4
Melodic doomy stuff… clean female vox, then pushing into some black metal when it gets heavier

Desource
Ambition – Out Sept 4th
Rockshots Records
4 September 2020
A little screamo, some metalcore, a bit emo, a little tech/prog… maybe a little comparable to Protest the Hero

Katavasia
Magnus Venator
Floga
4 September 2020
Here some melodic death, a little thrashy, a little “epic” and even some black metal too Cool Stuff!

Inception Of Eternity
Into Darkness
Self Released
A bit of a power metal, with some epic atmosphere, with a little folk thrown in.

Desolator
Sermon of Apathy
Black Lion Records
4 September 2020
Sometimes you get new releases that are just cool right off the bat, this is one… brutal thrashy death metal with touch of melodic death. Great stuff

Release: Noumena
Album: Anima
Record label: Haunted Zoo Productions
Release Date: September 4th 2020
Melodic death with clean female vox and harsh male vox. Music is a bit more of a doomy groove. cool stuff.

At Sacrament
“A New Dawn”
Self Released
A classic edgy thrash, good grooves, catchy with good production

Zakk Sabbath
Vertigo Magnetic
Eye Records
Release: 4 September 2020
If anyone is going to do a good job covering Black Sabbath, it’s going to be Zakk Wylde. Initially I think this was just a touring thing, now there’s album. Trying to record the original BS album as close to the original as they could for the 50th anniversary. Sounds good guys.

Tyranno
March of Death
Helldprod Records
A grooving dark kind of extreme metal. Harsh vox, with almost a little doomy thing

Obscure Relic
First Black Communion
Helldprod Records
10 August 2020
A bit of an old school black metal sound. blast beats, harsh vox, cold

MEGASCAVENGER
Songs in the Key of Madness
Xstreem
Release date: Thursday, August 6th 2020
Brutal and groovin’ death metal… pretty good stuff!

Shrapnel Storm
Shrapnel Storm
Great Dane
Release date: Friday, August 21st 2020
CLassic brutal death metal… more good stuff!

Reserving Dirtnaps
Another Disaster
War Records
Release date: Friday, August 21st 2020
Hardcore thrashy metal, cool stuff.

Expander
Neuropunk Boostergang
Profound Lore
Release date: Friday, August 21st 2020
Kind of a grindy punked up extreme metal.

Mephala
“Reverence” (Single)
Self Released
Brutal single of death metal. Cookie monster vox and shrieky black metal… just makes it more brutal! cool stuff.

Psychosomatic
The Invisble Prison
Nefarious Industries
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Heavy thrash.. these guys have been around a while, first album in 5 years… a few elements of death metal too. Great stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 8/24/2020

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Aug 242020
 

DEFTONES
“OHMS”
Warner Music
I can’t say I’ve ever been a real fan of this band… the last album wasn’t too bad. This has a similar sound/groove as most of their catalog with Chino’s same emotive tone and sound on vox.

VICIOUS RUMORS
Celebration Decay
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic metal, but with an almost thrashy edge going on… great stuff

Repentance
God For A Day (single)
Art is War
A kind of melodic death featuring Shaun Glass of Broken Hope/Soil fame. good heavy catchy stuff

MAD MAX
Stormchild Rising
SPV/ Steamhammer
Pretty classic power metal with a good driving rhythm and clean powerful vox.

In Flames
Clayman Re-Recorded
Nuclear Blast USA
An already awesome album re-released with a few of the songs re-recorded (as bonus tracks) it’s a win win for me!

Powerman 5000
The Noble Rot
Cleopatra Records
I recall this band being a bit more nu-metal, this is a kind of electronic industrial/techno type thing (at least for the 2 tracks)

Hinayana
Death Of The Cosmic
Napalm Records
We have some melodic death with an epic feel while staying heavy with (growly vox) solid meaty grooves too

Dreams Of Avalon
Beyond The Dream
Metalville Records
Classic power metal/classic metal a bit of a keyboard heavy 80’s ish metal sound

Incantation
Sect Of Vile Divinities
Relapse
Release date: Friday, August 21st 2020
Classic brutal death metal, technical and brutal!

TSATTHOGGUA
Hallelujah Messiah
Osmose Productions
28 August 2020
Harsh, old school black metal with lo-fi… unfortunately it sounds like it’d be pretty good if it was even “regular-fi” but the crappy sound ruins it for me… I guess i’m not tr00

Pain Of Salvation
PANTHER
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, August 28, 2020
These guys have been around for quite some time and do have their own emotive progressive sound… this new one doesn’t go too far from that.. still great prog metal

Svederna
Härd
Carnal Records
28 August 2020
Mostly a black metal sound, but pushing a little melodic death grooves. Harsh vox, definitely an evil black metal feel, but to me it’s just a bit more clear/concise than the wall of black metal I get lately. cool stuff.

Gutvoid
Astral Bestiary CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
28 August 2020
3 song Ep, some gurgly lo-fi black/death metal

Aleynmord
The Blinding Light
AOP Records
28 August 2020
A classic black metal, a little atmospheric feel in the echoey creepy vox.

SUICIDE CIRCLE
Demo MMXX
Osmose Productions
28 August 2020
Classic old school black metal

WAMPIRVS SINISTRVS
Blood of the Vampyre
Harvest of Death
28 August 2020
4 song ep of some old school black metal

Redemption
Alive In Color
AFM Records
28 August 2020
One of the better and underrated prog metal bands… i think this is their live album and with their new singer… sounds good!

Brain Corrosion / Ripped To Shreds
Exhumed From Eastern Tombs
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on August 28th)
Brain Corrision is some grindy death metal, a bit like old Carcass. Ripped to Shreds is a bit grindy and raw blackened thrashy death

MORTA
Fúnebre
Signal Rex
28 August 2020
kind of low-fi old school black metal

Tim Bowness
Late Night Laments
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Some pretty laid back rock… kind of more “easy listening”

Vital Spirit
In The Faith That Looks Through Death
Hidden Tribe
28 August 2020
A classic black metal, but there’s a bit of a groove… vox are harsh, a cold tone, but an occasional melodic almost doomy break here and there.

GOATVULVA
Goatvulva (CD, LP, TAPE)
Werwolf
28 August 2020
A band name like this, I had high hopes… and it seems to just be noise and distorted vox. I think it’s vox… I dunno.

Band: Psychoïd
Album: Thrash Impact (re-issue with a new mix)
Label: Music-Records
Release date: August 28th, 2020
Here’s some kind of raw thrash, production is a bit raw, but it fits the kind of punky metal going on

Release: Funeral For Two – s/t (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: August 20th 2020
Doomy metal with a noise/post metal thing

INTOXICATED (Florida)
Walled EP
Seeing Red Records
28 August 2020
Back in the day this might have been called death metal, growly harsh music… nowadays, I’d say it’s a heavier thrash with more harsh vox… great stuff.

CHANCROID
BESTIAL PERVERSE OF THE ANOMALIES PSYCHONEUROTIC
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: JULY 2020
Brutal death metal!

Veritas
Threads of Fatality
Veritas Rocks LLC
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Classic hard rock type stuff… featuring mark zonder on drums

Celestial Sanctuary
Mass Extinction
Redefining Darkness Records
28 August 2020
2 songs of some solid grooving blackened dooomy death

Empyrean Fire
“Corruption”
Self Released
this is an epic black metal single… pretty cool stuff, pushing into some melodic death

Incarnate Deity
Theodicy
Christian Metal Underground
Release date: Friday, August 14th 2020
This is about a 50/50 black metal/death metal… cold harshness of black metal, but a brutal groove of death metal… throw in some epic melodic symphonic stuff and it sounds pretty good.

New Stuff This Week… 8/17/2020

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Aug 152020
 

Mr Bungle
“Raping Your Mind”
Ipecac Recordings
“new” single… re-recording their demo with current lineup, with scott ian and dave lombardo, you’re going to have more thrashy sound and you sure do! Cool stuff!

Devildriver
“Nest Of Vipers”
Download Here
Napalm Records
Another new single… has that Devildriver sound… maybe a bit more groovin’ and “chill” while still being heavy, just not full on brutal. Harsh vox, a lil thrashy, and catchy!

Armored Saint
End of the Attention Span – radio single
Metal Blade Records
23 October 2020
Upbeat classic Armored Saint! John Bush’s voice is gold, catchy cool song

Anaal Nathrakh
Endarkenment – singles
Metal Blade Records
2 October 2020
I’ve always called this band “kitchen sink” extreme metal, they throw in everything heavy… black/death/melodic/thrash… everything heavy and over the top… this single shines

Katalepsy
Terra Mortuus Est
Unique Leader
Total brutality. Great stuff, brutal punishing death metal with a bit of technicality to it.

Major Moment
The Flood (Single)
Major Moment Music
Melodic modern “nu” metal.

Unleash The Archers
Abyss
Napalm Records
Melodic classic/power metal with some awesome female vox. A little bit of a heavier/catchy sound. Great stuff.

Diamond Rexx
Psychward
Pavement Entertainment
Classic metal, with a little bit of a like, Alice Cooper type sound

Silver Knife
Unyielding/Unseeing
Amor Fati / Entropic Recordings
19 August 2020
black metal with a cold yet melodic sound

The Tangent
Auto Reconnaissance
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Laid back clasic prog rock.

Jesus Wept
Apartheid Redux
Redefining Darkness Records
21 August 2020
Probably not anything you’ll want to listen to in church here… A kind of extreme grooving thrashy sound musically.

Self Hypnosis
Contagion of Despair
Svart Records
21 August 2020
Black metal with a doomy tint

REASONS BEHIND
Project: M.I.S.T.
Scarlet Records
21 August 2020
Female fronted groovin’ metal. Clean vox, a little bit of a power metal/electronic thing

MERCYLESS
The Mother of All Plagues
XENOKORP
21 August 2020
Brutal death metal, big grooves, heavy and headbangin’.. Great stuff.

Precambrian
Teutonics
Primitive Reaction
21 August 2020
Classic brutal-ish black metal… wall of black metal coldness.

Flame (Finland)
Ignis Spiritus
Primitive Reaction
21 August 2020
Blackened thrash… more on the heavy brutal side of things, but pretty decent

VEONITY
Sorrows
Scarlet Records
21 August 2020
Melodic metal, not quite power metal, well, maybe a little… more like, just “metal”

ARS MAGNA UMBRAE
Apotheosis
I, Voidhanger Records
21 August 2020
BLack metal with a bit of an experimetal melody

XYTHLIA
Immortality Through Quantum Suicide
I, Voidhanger Records
21 August 2020
Quick short songs of total blackened death brutality

Volcanova
Radical Waves
The Sign Records
Release date: Friday, August 21st 2020
After scrolling through this list of reviews.. my last one for this quick night of listening, most of it is all black metal or some form of black metal, then I get to this… a nice groovin’ laid back catchy stoner metal, such a welcome sound. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate black metal, I like a lot of it, but when it seems to be the ONLY thing we get in lately… it’s a nice change. So yeah, I like this Volcanova, even if I wasn’t just reviewing an hour of different black metal releases.

Mockcharge
Nosferatu
Self Released
A kind of groovy light death metal, maybe a little like Sepultura

Sensory Amusia
Bereavement
Lacerated Enemy Records
20 August 2020
Good meaty and brutal death metal. Good stuff!

Connect The Circle
This Is Madness
Symphonium
Heavy Metal from Norway, a classic metal sound, decent stuff

Homicide
Left For Dead – August 21st
Self-Release
21 August 2020
Here’s some kind of typical groove metal

Artist: Walls of Hate
Album (EP): Walls of Hate
Self Released
Release date: June 20th, 2020
Take a little death metal, some thrash and some black metal, send it to Honduras and you have a pretty cool 4 song EP!

Band: Nocturnis
Album: Aporia
Self Released
Release date: July 18th, 2020
I get a lot of black metal these days, this one is pretty good, has a good dynamic feel, not all shreiking and blast beats, a solid doomy melodic groove to go with the harsh coldness that is black metal.

Xaemora
At Dusk Of Existence
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, April 1st 2020
Also some Black metal, but has a bit of a melodic death sound until the blast beats kick in with the cold, harsh vox… decent stuff.

Decayed Flesh
Eternal Misery
Brutal Mind
13 June 2020
Brutal classic death metal, great stuff.

Band: MIDGARD
Album: Tales Of Kreia
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: August 18th, 2020
Interesting, the genre says “folk metal” but this is some just cool gritty melodic death, maybe the more melodic stuff could be a little folky… I guess some parts get a little folky/medieval sounding, but overall, cool stuff!!

Deathcave
Smoking Mountain
Satanik Royalty
Release date: Friday, August 14th 2020
A bit of a doom/death thing. Some solid catchy grooving going on, songs are a bit long, harsh vox.

Band: Suicide Nation
Album: Hall of Violence
Label: Australis records
Release date: July 15th, 2020
Here’s some cool kind of classic thrash from Chile! Great riffage, heavier edge… cool stuff

New Stuff This Week… 8/10/2020

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Aug 082020
 

Primitive Man
Immersion
Relapse
Release date: Friday, August 14th 2020
Airplay Date: Monday, August 10th 2020
Noise/black/post metal

Slaves
To Better Days
SBG Records
A sort of modern metal/rock. It has that “active rock” type of sound.

Gojira
”Another World”
Roadrunner
New single from Gojira, not the heaviest thing they’ve done, a good solid groove with that signature tone and a proggy feel

Black Crown Initiate
Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape
Century Media
Progressive technical melodic death, great groove, a bit

Kamelot
I Am The Empire Live From The 013
Napalm Records
Live album with the current lineup, great energy and production…

Ingested
Where Only Gods May Tread
Unique Leader
Brutal death metal, technical and yeah, heavy!! great stuff

Lord Of The Lost
Swan Songs III
Napalm Records
A sort of folky rock, dark metal in the singles that i got… need to hear more, but so far, not very metal…

Rope Sect
The Great Flood LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
12 August 2020
A doomy alt-hard rock groove, a little stoner metal feel, but a bit more depressing with catchy riffs

Band: Cancer (Australia)
Album: Opioid
Self Released
Release date: August 14th, 2020
Black metal, a bit classic sounding, good production, a dark depressing thing going on

Bull Elephant
Created From Death
Eat Lead and Die Music
14 August 2020
This has a mostly doom thing going on, pushing a little into blackened death and a bit of a classic catchy groove

Nug
Alter Ego
Willowtip Records
14 August 2020
A sort of post metal with death/technical/progressive metal things happening

Visceral Violation
Carnival Cannibal
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on August 14th)
Brutal death metal.. brutal brutal fast, heavy and a little muddy on the production, but it’s too brutal to care!

Siege Column
Darkside Legions LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 August 2020
Grindy, sludgey death metal.

Prosanctus Inferi
Hypnotic Blood Art LP/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 August 2020
Primarily death metal with a bit of a darkened blackened metal feel

???? (Put’)
The Songs of the Death
Antiq
15 August 2020
Under the umbrella of black metal, but not quite as harsh and cold. Vox have the style, musically it’s a bit more melodic and not quite as fast/furious… decent

Bašmu
VVitchblood
Lunar Apparitions
6 August 2020
Lo fi black metal.

NAVIAN
Reset (EP)
Indie Recordings
14 August 2020
Instrumental prog rock, a little bit out there like some older Steve Vai (no vox)… cool stuff.

Band: Megalith Levitation / Dekonstruktor
Album: Split album
Country: Russia
Genre: Stoner Doom Metal
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: August 3rd, 2020

Band: Starless Domain
Album: ALMA
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: August 3rd, 2020
One 44 minute track of lo-fi atmospheric black metal.

Foot
The Balance of Nature Shifted
Cooper Feast Records
31 July 2020
A kind of laid back/stoner doom with a little Ghost thing going on

Bloodfest Ritual
Altars of Sacrifice
Self-Release
24 July 2020
Brutal death metal, great stuff.

Sinsid
Enter the Gates
Pitch Black
Release date: Friday, September 18th 2020
Airplay Date: Wednesday, July 29th 2020
This is some decent groovin’ classic-ish metal, a little bit of a dark sound

Band: Kosmogonia
Album: Enthrone the Gods
Label: Cronus Productions
Release date: July 7th, 2020 (Digital) / July 24th, 2020 (CD)
Melodic death/folk metal, has a good heavy edge with a little of that folky bounce while keeping it decently heavy with mixed harsh/clean vox.

Band: ESOTERIC
Album: Metamorphogenesis [remixed]
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: August 10th, 2020
Funeral doom/death/post metal.

Insight
Reflection
Mission Two Entertainment
31 July 2020
A sort of crusty punked up thrash

Messiah
Fatal Grotesque Symbols – Darken Universe
High Roller Records
7 August 2020
a sort of thrashy melodic death with a doom element 3 song ep.

DYING OATH
INSOMNIAC
Release date: Friday, July 31st 2020
Airplay Date: Friday, July 31st 2020
here is some modern metal with a kind of deathy melodic thing, harsh and clean vox. prod is a little mooshy

Red Cain
Singles – “Demons” + “Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)”
Self-Release
8 July 2020
this has a bit of a modern metal/metalcore thing going on

Vokodlok
Oracle’s Fury EP
Self-Released
Release date: Wednesday, May 13th 2020
at its base, we’re talking classic black metal, but this has a bit more of a melodic thing too

New Stuff This Week… 8/3/2020

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Aug 012020
 

Mastodon
“Fallen Torches”
Warner Music
Previously unreleased track recorded last year to be on a tour ep, but release was delayed, now it’s set to release on a rare tracks collection… classic monster Mastodon riffs and catchy yet accessible technicality

Imperial Triumphant
Alphaville
Century Media
Technical, proggy blackened death metal, a bit experimental, but overall pretty brutal and good

Sun & Flesh
“Hell Is People”
Modern hard core-ish metal

ONSLAUGHT
Generation Antichrist
AFM
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Heavy thrash, great solid grooves and catchiness…great metal!

Avatar
Hunter Gatherer
Entertainment One
Groovin’ and crunchy modern metal with some melodic stuff… cool stuff again!

Bruder4Brothers
Brotherhood
Rookies & Kings
Modern hard rock/metal. A little bit of a bluesey rock and maybe a tiny hint of a volbeat musically.

The Cheats
Cussing Crying N Carring On
Screaming Crow Records
Rock n roll, maybe along the lines of a Motorhead with maybe a bit more of a punk sound.

Artist: Kekal
Album: Quantum Resolution
Release Date: 2020 August 01
Label: Kekal/Independent (digital), Eastbreath Records (CD)
Most of the familiarity I have with this band is an over the top Christmas song they did a long time ago… this falls into a melodic death, but then heading into a different direction into electronic

Malus Votum
Tradition
Lunar Apparitions
6 August 2020
SOme clasic black metal, harsh, brutal, dark and cold.

TEXAS MURDER CREW
EVERYONE’S LAST BREATH
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 7th 2020
BRUTAL death metal with monster grooves and cookie monster pig squeal vox.

Vassafor
To the Death DLP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead
7 August 2020
A kind of blackened/death with production more on the lo-fi side of things.

ONEIRIC CELEPHAÏS
THE OBSCURE SIBYL
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: 07 AUGUST 2020
Melodic death, pushing into the prog metal side of things on the melodic end… vocally you got some coooookies. Pretty cool stuff.

Selenseas
The Outer Limits – Out Aug 7th
Rockshots Records
7 August 2020
Here’s some pretty basic power metal, solid musicianship, clean vox, good groove too.

GRUPPE PLANET
Travel To Uncertain Grounds
Lifeforce
Aug 7
Kind of a post rock, a little bit of a slow, laid back “tool” vibe… all instrumental.

Sanity Control
War on Life
Seeing Red Records (N.America) | Selfmadegod (Europe)
7 August 2020
A bit of a classic thrash and pinch of punk/hardcore too.

Astriferous
The Lower Levels of Sentience
Me Saco Un Ojo
7 August 2020
BLackened death metal, harsh vox, a sludgey blast beat groove.

ANGEL MORGUE
In the Morgue of Angels
Redefining Darkness Records
7 August 2020
Death metal with some more harsh black metal growly vox kind of with a doomy groove.

ENTARTUNG
Maleficae Artes
Kvlt
Release date: Friday, August 7th 2020
A bit of a classic black metal. cold, harsh

Faceless Burial
Speciation
Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records
7 August 2020
Here’s some death metal with a little technical groove thing going on too, the tech part is just a tiny pinch of Death, but overall, classic grooving’ death.

Temple Nightside
Pillars of Damnation LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
7 August 2020
Death metal with a bit of a grindy thing going on

Fixation
Global Suicide (EP)
Indie Recordings
7 August 2020
Modern hard rock/emo-ish metal.

Band: HOLE DUG DEEP
Album: Buried Alive
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: July 28th, 2020
I’d say this is just some regular ol “metal” has a bit of that “local band” sound

WoR
Prisoners
Bungalo Records / Universal
7 August 2020
Thrashy hardcore pushing into some good grooves cool stuff

MY SILENT WAKE
DAMNUM PER SAECULORUM
LABEL: OPA LOKA RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JULY 29th 2020
post metal with a little folk thing happening when it gets going (which doesn’t happen much)

Ground Meat
Pathological Silence
Dead Artist
Release date: Friday, May 8th 2020
Groovin’ death metal. Catchy and melodic in parts too. A little thrash

OOZE
Shivers
RobustFellow
Release date: Friday, August 7th 2020
Atmospheric um, something… post rock?

Pazuzu
Revenant Of Blasphemies
Dunkelheit Produktionen
26Th July 2020
death/doom

New Stuff This Week… 7/27/2020

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Jul 252020
 

FALSET
GIVE
INDEPENDENT
A kind of metalcore/ modern metal, a little djent, electronic and clean “emo-ish” vox.

Magg Dylan
You Oughta Know
Eclipse Records
24 July 2020
A modern metal/metalcore cover of the popular Alanis Morrisette song

Intronaut
Run Through the Jungle – Single
Metal Blade Records
24 July 2020
Another new single from Intronaut, this one is a quick stonery metal jam… less than 3 minutes. a bit atmospheric/prog/stoner

Warkings
Revenge
Napalm Records
A classic metal / power metal… cool stuff.

Dee Snider
For the Love Of Metal (Live)
Napalm Records
Live album from Dee Snider from a tour supporting his 2018 album of the same name… good solid hard rock. I wish I got to see Dee/TS at some point.

Lionheart
The Reality Of Miracles
Metalville Records
This has an early 90’s AOR classic rock sound Anthemic chorus, clean vox… and well, they are that same UK band from the 80’s/90’s with the same basic sound.

Defy The Tyrant
Bones
Pavement Entertainment
kind of a classic metal with a decent groove pushing into some modern groove solid rock stuff.

Draghkar
At The Crossroads Of Infinity
Unspeakable Axe Records
27 July 2020
Melodic blackened death, brutal and groovin’ too.

Shezmu
À Travers Les Lambeaux
Krucyator Productions
27 July 2020
Kind of a brutal yet classic black metal thing going on.

Soulrot (Chile)
Victims of Spiritual Warfare
Memento Mori
27 July 2020
Grindy death metal with a pinch of blackened death

Valgrind (Italy)
Condemnation
Memento Mori
27 July 2020
Classic Brutal, grooving death metal with a touch of melodic goodness to keep it interesting

Cardiac Arrest (U.S.)
The Day That Death Prevailed
Memento Mori / Boris
27 July 2020
Brutal! Death metal with head bobbin’ grooves.

Herxheim
Incised Arrival LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
30 July 2020
Raw blackened thrashy/death metal

Thundermother
Heat Wave
AFM Records
31 July 2020
Classic hard rock, female vox, a bit of a bluesy/southern metal vibe

Disavowed
Revocation of the Fallen
Brutal Mind
31 July 2020
Brutal, yet technical death metal, cookie monster vox, just fast and furious brutality

Dkharmakhaoz
Proclamation ov the Black Suns LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
31 July 2020
Blackened death… leaning a bit more on the blackened metal

Heresiarch / Antediluvian
Defleshing the Serpent Infinity 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
31 July 2020
both are a bit of a low fi black/death metal

High Spirits
Hard To Stop
High Roller Records
31 July 2020
Classic metal, or hard rock with a little bit of a power metal vibe

Winter Nights
Self-Titled (2020) – Out July 31, 2020
Self-Release
31 July 2020
A sort of melodic death leaning more on a dark groove with a doomy death feel. decent stuff.

Desecrate
Kingdom
Wormholedeath
A kind of melodic death, more on the heavy side, catchy cool stuff, maybe a bit brutal too… great!

Fabuliste
Knock On The Roof
Self Released
A kind of Progressive Metal with a sort of “local band” sound and production. (2 song ep)

Scolopendra (Italy)
Those of the Catacombs LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
13 July 2020
This has an overall dark death metal thing with a black metal vocal and feel

Wazmo
Insight
Self Released
Groovin’ doomy hardcore? yeah.

Kruelty
Immortal Nightmare
Creator-Destructor
Release date: Friday, July 17th 2020
3 song ep of some good ol brutal death metal.

Blitzkrieg Baby
GENOCIDAL SEXTASY
Cloister Recordings
Release date: Friday, July 31st 2020
Industrial/noise/post metal.

Frust
The Advent of Adhara
901514 Records
Release date: Wednesday, May 20th 2020
This has a doomy post black metal thing going on

AAL
The Only Path
Self
Death metal, with progressive stuff happening a la Death! There won’t be another Death, and these guys aren’t the next Death, but it’s a decent thing to say “they sound like” Good stuff on this 4 song EP

The Lightbringer
From The Void To Existence
Self
Release date: Friday, July 17th 2020
Black metal with a bit of a melodic proggy atmosphere… tracks are pretty short, but I think they’re a bigger track split up.

Denominate
ISOCHRON
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: July 24th 2020
I really like when the genre description perfectly describes the sound of the album. “Technical progressive death metal” And yup… great stuff too!

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Jul 192020
 

Imperial Triumphant
“Atomic Age”
Century Media
A bit post metal leading into some blackened death/experimental stuff

Nothgard
Lightcrawler – Single
Metal Blade Records
17 July 2020
A good solid melodic death single… heavy, catchy,

LET US PREY
VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS
M-THEORY AUDIO
HEre’s some kind of melodic just good ol metal. A bit of a power metal thing, but just standard classic metal. Good stuff.

THE DEVIL’S TRADE
“Három Árva”
Season of Mist Records
HEre’s some kind of post metal with a kind of chant-vocal.

Zombi
2020
Relapse
A sort of proggy electronic instrumental thing going on… I think I found the background music for the breaks this week!

Blood of Angels
Failure of Faith
self released
Mostly death metal, but really pushing into some melodic stuff too… pretty cool stuff… a little raw on the production.

Blackballed
Elephant in the Room
Metalville
Groovin’ classic stoner-ish metal. Bluesy hard rockin catchy stuff.

Meridian Dawn
The Fever Syndrome
FM Music
I’d throw this into a melodic death… has that catchy melodic stuff, yet some extreme harsh vox stuff too.

Judicator
Let There Be Nothing
Prosthetic Records
Technical proggy power metal Heavy/thrashy with a proggy power metal feel and vocal (a sort of Blind Guardian thing going on) Great stuff!

Primal Fear
Metal Commando
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 24 July 2020
These guy have been around quite some time… this album is pretty straightforward classic metal.

Häxan
White Noise
Resurgence America
Classic metal/hard rock with female vox.

ICE WAR
Defender, Destroyer
Fighter
Release date: Tuesday, July 21st 2020
A gritty raw kind of thrash and classic metal.

Extinction
Smouldering Enfoulment
Self Released
Release date: July 21st, 2020
They call it “eco-slam” songs start off with environmental quotes and the music is just full on brutal death metal… assuming with a message too!

Drops Of Heart
Stargazers
22 July 2020
Grooving melodic death, growls, screams and a pinch of metalcore too… cool stuff.

Fides Inversa
Historia Nocturna
W.T.C.Productions
22 July 2020
Black metal but with a bit of raw epicness… it doesn’t have that full warm symphonic sound, but a more epic feel with black metal attitude.

Morse/Portnoy/George
Cover to Cover Anthology (Vol. 1-3)
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, July 24, 2020
as i’m a fan of Portnoy and Neal Morse… this is kind of an offshoot of leftover studio time with Randy George (bass player) doing their now third cover album… the highlight is “Baker Street” and doing other songs from Bowie, Tull, King Crimson, Squeeze, Ringo Starr… not the most metal thing, but it does get rockin’!

Empress
Premonition
Independent
24 July 2020
Here’s a bit of a groovin’ stoner metal, pretty melodic and laid back pushing into a bit of prog too.

Buried Realm
Embodiment of The Divine
Self- Release
24 July 2020
Melodic death with an almost power metal sound in parts, harsh/growly vox, cool guitar melodies and a thrashy thing too.

WRITHING
Eternalised in Rot
Redefining Darkness Records
24 July 2020
Brutal blackened death metal (2 short songs)

DEAD BRONCO
Driven By Frustration
Horror Pain Gore Death
Release date: July 24, 2020
Blusey/country hard rock.

Gösta Berlings Saga
Konkret Musik
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, July 24, 2020
A bit electronic/goth sounding… being on InsideOut kind of puts it in the prog category too… probably not in the metal vein though.

Defeated Sanity
The Sanguinary Impetus
Willowtip Records
24 July 2020
Fast and furious death metal, technical, brutal and good stuff!!

Ruin
Plague Transmissions Vol. 2
Horror Pain Gore Death
july 24
Sludgey death metal

Las Historias
Las Historias
Electric Valley Records
24 July 2020
Atmospheric stoner/doom

Moonlight Desires
At The Movies – Out July 17th
Infamous Butcher Records
17 July 2020
A fun 4 song ep of some rock covers. Glory of Love, Hungry Eyes, Goonies, Don’t You FOrget About Me… mostly in an alt-rock style.

Thyrant
Katabasis
Indie Recordings
17 July 2020
A bit doom, a bit melodic death, and a little black metal too… decent stuff.

Band: LESLIE RIPP
Album: Circle Of Fifths
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: July 21st, 2020
Instrumental rock with a little blues, some hard rock, some just good ol rock shredding too

Rückwater
Supernova
Inverse Records
Been a while since some good stoner metal has hit the inbox… here’s a good catchy grooving stoner jam from finland…

DECREPID
Endless Sea of Graves
Xtreem Music
Release date: Tuesday, July 7th 2020
A kind of technical deathy thrash metal. Production is a little raw, but this plays as like a brutal thrash. cool stuff.

Trial
1
Self
Release date: Friday, July 10th 2020
Here’s a sort of dark thrash, not quite like, black metal, but a bit of that attitude and production feel. Music is a bit acid-ish with some “out there” sounding vox.

Lament Cityscape
The Pulsing Wet
Self-released
20 June 2020
sludgey post metal with a bit of industrial in there somewhere

From The Ruins
Into Chaos
No Life Til Metal Records
this is a bit of a cross between some classic metal and some thrashy metal, vox are a little harsh, but not quite “brutal” and music is catchy and melodic too

Maryann Cotton
Hallelujah
El Puerto Records GbR
3 July 2020
Classic hard rock… with a bit of an Alice Cooper sound

DEATHSIEGE
Unworthy Adversary
Dawnbreed Records
Blackened death, a bit raw, but pretty brutal

Dethlehem
Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon (Music Only)
self-released
17 July 2020
Thrashy melodic death, pretty technical, a little “epic” with a symphonic keyboard sound with a nice harsh vox and little grit in the guitar… cool stuff!