New Stuff This Week… 2/1/2021

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Feb 012021
 

GIZMACHI
“Look What I’ve Become”
The Orchard / CEN
Speed was a hired gun for vox… great solid modern grooving metal, a little bit of a slipknot vibe going on…

Sun & Flesh
“Fractures”
Self Released
Modern metal single.

Korpiklaani
Jylhä
Nuclear Blast Records
5 February 2021
one of the best folk metal bands… mixing a heavier melodic death/metal with the folky elements and slowing down in some tracks to be a bit more like you’re at a renaissance fair… then getting heavy where you want to grab your armor and head into the pit. cool stuff again!

Michael Schenker Group
Immortal
Nuclear Blast USA
Lead single on this, “Drilled to Kill” has ralf scheepers on vox and derek sherinian on keyboards, some just great classic MSG metal going on here.

Immortal Guardian
Psychosomatic
M-Theory Audio
2/12/21
This band… THIS BAND… after they played the High Noon Saloon fest a year or two ago and slated to play Mad With Power fest before COVID struck… I was instantly a fan… the guitar player plays keyboards and guitar at the same time… insanely talented technical prog metal. Big vox, melodic yet heavy

Product Of Hate
You Brought This War
POH Metalworks
Heavy and epic thrashy grooving metal from Kenosha! Great to have a new album from these guys and an awesome cover of Cult of Personality

HO CHI MINH
This Is Hell
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, January 30th 2021
Here’s some djenty kind of metal core type stuff. Some heavy and technical things going on.. pretty cool.

Vermineux
1337
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2021
Old school lo-fi black metal… meh for me.

Meister Leonhardt
Meister Leonhardt
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2021
Raw old school basic black metal.

Old Castles
Die Wampyriskra Symphonie
Inferna Profundus Records
1 February 2021
Old school lo-fi black metal… sounds like it was recorded with a microcassette recorder with the mic in someone’s pocket. I don’t get it.

StarGazer
Psychic Secretions LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 February 2021
Black/death metal with a technicality to it, a little reminiscent of a more basic Death. pretty good stuff.

Neal Schon
Universe
Self Released
Pretty laid back instrumental guitar stuff.

Band: SINTAX
Album: Nano3000
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 2nd, 2021
Groovin’ thrash metal, great catchiness and attitude. Makes you want to throw down in the pit.

Maestitium
Tale of the Endless
Black Lion Records
5 February 2021
Heavy and brutal blackened melodic death with a little viking sound, some proggy epicness too.

Felgrave
A Waning Light
Personal Records
5 February 2021
A dark, doomy black metal, longer songs, a pinch of post-metal too…

Transatlantic
The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)
The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)
InsideOut
February 5, 2021
As a Portnoy Fanboy… this is quite the progressive undertaking… the same album, but two versions, one a full double album, and one abridged, but completely different takes on some of the songs… not necessarily for a metal fan, but if you like old Yes/Genesis/Spock’s Beard, this band is for you!

White Nights
Solanaceae 10″ MLP/MCD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead
5 February 2021
A bit of a gothy doom-ish black metal.

Dead Exaltation
Despondent
Independent
5 February 2021
Technical, and brutal death metal …great stuff! lots of juicy grooves while staying heavy and brutal !

Serotonin Leakage / Charcuterie
Split
Horror Pain Gore Death
February 5th
Serotonin Leakage is grindy brutal death metal, Charcuterie is a bit more sludgey brutal and raw death metal / gore

COLOSSUS
DEGENESIS
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 5th 2021
I use the word brutal a lot, as well, I’m not great at writing these reviews… Again… yup, this is brutal, fast, and technical too…

Warzaw
Werewolves on Wheels
Self Released
Release date: Friday, January 29th 2021
Solid classic metal pushing a little into thrash.

Band: AMORIELLO
Album: Dear Dark
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 9th, 2021
They call this “Traditional heavy metal” and that’s pretty spot on… a little bluesy melodic thing going on with some clean male vox and cool grooves.

BLESS THE DEAD
Overdue Lies (Mini-EP)
Sliptrick Records
January 26th 2021
For fans of Pantera, Clutch, Faith No More… Hmmmmm, sounds good so far! Yup, almost a thrashy yet groovin’ hard rockin’ fun thing, catchy with monster groovin’ edge..> Great!

Oceana
The Pattern
Time to Kill Records
Jan 29
A bit of a prog meets some melodic death, more on the melodic and prog side of things with an occasional growl.

Illness
Schizophrenic Kingdoms
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, January 9th 2021
one of the tracks is called “Black Schizophrenic Metal” and that describes this pretty good… classic harsh old school black metal (but with good production)

Lawrence Wallace
Journey Through Time
Self-Release
1 February 2021
Solid shreddy instrumetal metal, a cool gritty edge and some keyboard stuff too (i think)

New Stuff This Week…1/25/2021

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Jan 252021
 

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Trial (swe)
Sisters of the Moon
Metal Blade Records
29 January 2021
2 tracks, one is basic almost classic rock type stuff, the other is more of a good ol classic metal. melodic, clean vox.

Architects
“Dead Butterflies”
Epitaph
Melodic modern metal.

Demon Head
Viscera
Metal Blade Records
29 January 2021
Pretty laid back doom, a little into post metal, classic rock, maybe a little bit of Ghost-like creepiness

Tribulation
Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
Metal Blade Records
29 January 2021
It’s doomy week here at Metal Blade Records… this one we’ve had a few signals, this one pushes more into a melodic doomy death metal. Even leaning into some progressive stuff too

Within Temptation
The Purge (Single)
Within Temptation Music
Epic-ish female fronted power metal, this is another band that has been around for a while, you know what you’re getting… maybe a tiny gothy / lacuna coil thing going on in the first single.

Rezet
Truth In Between
Metalville Records
Catchy thrashy classic metal from Germany, of course they have a nice gritty edge to them.

Malamorte
God Needs Evil
Moribund Records
A bit of a classic metal, meets power metal with some cool thrash stuff thrown in… cool stuff!

Accept
Too Mean To Die
Nuclear Blast USA
This band has been around forever, and even with lineup changes, it’s still a pretty steady ship, they’re like the German AC/DC… you know what you’ll get and they deliver

Them Damn Kings
Yesterday (Single)
Stereo Dynamite
Meaty classic stoner feelin’ metal. A little Clutch tones going on, pretty laid back and coooool and a bit of an Alice in Chains thing too

Dipygus
Bushmeat
Memento Mori
25 January 2021
Here’s some pretty cool doomy death metal.. intense in parts, yet full and dark.

Devotion (Spain)
The Harrowing
Memento Mori
25 January 2021
Pretty standard brutal death metal with some big catchy grooves and pushing a little doomy in parts

Band: KRIEGSGOTT
Album (EP): H8 4All
Label: Odium records
Release date: January 26th, 2021
Just three tracks, a bit thrashy in the black metal realm… probably more on the blackened death once it kicks in… it does have that kind of cold black metal sound, but a bit of a stage of brutality keeping it going.

Band: HELL-BORN
Album: Natas Liah
Label: Odium records
Release date: January 26th, 2021
Extreme blackened evil death metal, a bit along the lines of Behemoth (nergal guest vox on track 9) Evil, dark, fast, but not full on black metal or full on death/thrash, it touches on all pretty well. Great stuff.

POUNDER
Breaking the World (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
29 January 2021
Classic metal, just a collection of good ol metal, some melodic sing along choruses, some metallica-like thrash and melody too. overall pretty cool stuff.

SOULS OF DIOTIMA
Janas
Diotima Records/Rockshots Records
29 January 2021
Kind of a poppy modern metal thing with some big powerful female vox.

GRAVEDÄNCER
Ripping Metal
Helldprod Records
29 January 2021
a bit doom, black metal, stoner, thrash, all touched on in here, pretty neat stuff.

Wolves Attack!!
Rest In Piss
Horror Pain Gore Death
January 29th
Here’s something that’s groovin’, a bit doom, thrash, stoner, and extreme blackened metal yeah!

Astral Tomb
Degradation of Human Consciousness TAPE
Blood Harvest
29 January 2021
Kind of classic crusty death metal with a little doom going on.

Eximperitus
Šahrartu
Willowtip Records
29 January 2021
Brutal old school death metal. GRRRR!

Hån
Breathing the Void
Northern Silence Productions
Release date: Friday, January 29th 2021
Classic melodic black metal, along with that fast blast beat stuff too.

RVBBER VVITCH
Mastvrbations Malveillantes MMXVII (CD)
Werewolf
15 January 2021
An old school black metal thing happening here.

ANGRIFF
Sodomy in the Convent
Firecum
Release date: Monday, January 25th 2021
Heavy thrashy metal like Kreator, Destruction, etc… great stuff. I think the name means ANGryRIFF yeah!!

Altered Dead
Returned to Life
Memento Mori
25 January 2021
Good ol meaty death metal with a gritty thrashy sound too

DREAMSLAIN
TALES OF KNIGHTS AND DISTANT WORLDS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 29th 2021
A bit folky viking sounding metal, kind of a prog thing going on too.

Unhuman Disease
Glorification of Satanas
Moribund Records
29 January 2021
Raw and old school black metal with a not of midrange tones

Warside
The Enemy Inside
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, December 12th 2020
Brutal death metal with a little bit of a thrashy goodness

Annisokay
Aurora
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, January 29th 2021
Modern metalcore, melodic and emotive vox… then hitting into some heavier metalcore growly heavy stuff.

Cellar Twins
Duality
Rockshots Records
29 January 2021
A bit prog metal/rock, some modern melodic hard rock/metal, some really cool stuff in here, and a little bit of emo style modern metalcore… but overall, cool stuff.

Band: Sorrow Enthroned
Album: Thelemic Grimoires
Self Released
Release date: November 6th, 2020
Raw brutal blackened death metal, but the production is low-fi and pretty bad…. it’s distracting from the content for me.

Nematomorphos
Survive the Wasteland (EP)
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, December 16th 2020
3 song ep of some heavier thrash/groovin’ metal, a liyttle bit of a Sepultura sound… great stuff.

SIRAKH
Crisis of Faith
Wormholedeath
1/22
Here’s some pretty straightforward moderm hard/rock metal with female vox. some decent grooves, a little atmospheric/keyboardy

Iscuron
The Nothing Has Defeated Atreyu
Self Released
Released on January 11th, 2021.
Symphonic/Atmospheric/Medieval Black Metal from Italy.

Skyborn
Paradise Falls
Self Released
Melodic thrashy classic metal from germany, a solid groove, more melodic metal with a thrash tilt than the other way around… pretty good sutff

King Baal
Conjurements
Wormholedeath Records
1/26
Grooving metal, a little melodic death/gothy muscially, and clean female vox

The Design Abstract
Technotheism
Self-Release
29 January 2021
Melodic modern deathy electronic metalcore, some heavier technical death stuff, thrown in with almost techno/modern metalcore stuff too

Børeal
Las Mariposas Agitan Sus Alas
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, October 15th 2020
Proggy modern metal sound… a little bit of a spanish language Coheed & Cambria type metal from Columbia

Necro Weasel
2020
Self Released
Dec 29, 2020
Necro Weasel
2
Self Released
Dec 29, 2020
Both of these are raw punked up thrash.

Abigor
Totschläger (A Saintslayer’s Songbook)
W.T.C.Productions
8 December 2020

New Stuff This Week… 1/18/21

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Jan 182021
 

John Diva & The Rockets of Love
American Amadeus
SPV
A bit of a power metal and bluesy hard rockin’ metal thing here

Edenbridge
The Chronicles Of Eden Pt 2
SPV
Fan voted best of covering their 5-10th albums. Pretty decent female fronted power metal type stuff.

ANGELES
HELL ON HIGH HEELS
DARK STAR RECORDS
This has that late 80’s hair metal/glam rock sound… probably because that’s where these guys are from… decent if you’re in to this…

Monolord
I’m Staying Home
Relapse
Release date: Thursday, January 14th 2021
Here’s some classic doomy post metal type stuff… sludgey depressive riffin’ and a stoner feel. vox are a bit low in the mix making it a little more dark.

Terminal Bliss
Brute Err/ata
Relapse
Release date: Monday, January 11th 2021
Fast, heavy frenetic sort of punk/noise, very quick, short songs.

Asphyx
Necroceros
Century Media Records
A kind of classic death metal with a bit of grit and melodic grooves

Wardruna
Kvitravn
AISA Music
Female fronted folky “metal” slower doomy gloomy feel.

Ektomorf
Reborn
Napalm Records
Meaty doomy death metal, pretty cool stuff

The Dead Daisies
Holy Ground
SPV/Steamhammer Records
A sort of collective revolving door of a supergroup. currently with Doug Aldrich, Glenn Hughes, Deen Castronovo and founder David Lowy. It has a kind of classic metal, 90’s AOR type sound. decent stuff.

Nervosa
Perpetual Chaos
Napalm Records
Blackened death, punchy beats and evil sinister feels great stuff

Bloodkill
Throne of Control
Self-Released
Release date: Tuesday, January 19th 2021
Light thrash, classic metal, good hard driving with some abrasive thrash style vox. good stuff

SACROCURSE (mex)
Supreme Terror
Shadow Records
20 January 2021
Brutal death metal, fast with some grooves too.

SATANIZE (por)
Baphomet Altar Worship
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
20 January 2021
Black metal, shorter songs (3 min-ish) not quite the full on meedly meedly shrieks… more of a meaty deathed up black metal.

Repaid In Blood
Reflective Duality
Self Released
21 January 2021
Brutal! Death metal with a Madison connection…. they’re back with some brutal and catchy death metal… some cool guests and friends

Sagenland
Oale groond
Heidens Hart
15 January 2021
A sort of classic black metal with a bit of a melodic touch under all of the blast beats and brutal coldness

Urfeind
Wraiþaz
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, January 21st 2021
Here’s a 4 song EP of some fast and heavy black metal a classic meedly sound, but some punshing death metal drums/grooves.

Hulder
Godslastering Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead
22 January 2021
This is some pretty straightforward black metal with a bit of a melodic death underpinning… pretty good stuff.

Abyssum (Guatemala)
Poizon of God
The Sinister Flame
22 January 2021
A bit of an old school black metal sound, filled in with some keyboards to give it a little more atmosphere.. vox are barely audible. but it’s black metal, they make their own rules.

Red Cain
Red Cain – Kindred: Act II
Self-Release
22 January 2021
Power metal with some proggy elements, throw in some heavier melodic death elements… some blast beat parts but with clean vox… pretty neat stuff.

Grabunhold
Heldentod LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
22 January 2021
Mostly a classic black metal… a heavy full sound, dark, evilness, but not super “cold” or harsh

Aethyrick
Apotheosis
The Sinister Flame
22 January 2021
pretty much black metal going on here, with a bit of a melodic death thing too

Scepter of Eligos
Inverted Illusions (EP)
Self-Release
21 December 2020
A little grindy/gritty blackened death metal with a bit of a doom feel

Betrayed
The Unbeliever
ThrashBack
Release date: Friday, January 22nd 2021
CLassic thrash with a little Overkill/Testament vibe… from Chile Great stuff.

BLASPHEMATORY
Depths of the Obscurity
Nuclear Winter
Release date: Monday, November 9th 2020
Brutal old school death metal, a bit basic and raw production

Deliberate Miscarriage
Ghost Of Christmas Blast
Self Released (MDPR)
The name is enough to make you look twice… but the description compared it to Cannibal Corpse/Pestilence/Death… worthy of a listen… yup, pretty good heavy brutal and technical death metal… cool stuff!

BE THE WOLF
Torino
Scarlet Records
15 January 2021
Modern metal with that emo-ish clean vox

Therion
Leviathan
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 22 January 2021
Epic and melodic/symphonic/operattic metal stuff, you know, what they’ve always been good at

New Stuff This Week… 1/11/21

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Jan 112021
 

Magnum
”Dance Of The Black Tattoo”
SPV
Live album of some AOR-ish 90’s hard rock sounding stuff.

VantaVoid
”Bloodline”
Self Released
A bit of a modern metal, a little metalcore and some classic metal, melodic for the most part.

Dread Sovereign
Alchemical Warfare
Metal Blade Records
15 January 2021
here’s some cool meaty doom..a bit reminiscent of Troube… some longer tracks, but a good amount of catchy crunchiness too

Dragony
Viribus Unitis
Napalm Records
Epic sounding power metal, i mean they’re named Dragony after all, what did you expect? cool stuff. EPIC!

Bloody Hammers
Songs Of Unspeakable Terror
Napalm Records
Here’s some kind of doom metal, but a bit gothy too, a catchy quick beat

Torn Fabriks
Consumption of the mind
Self Released
Release date: Monday, January 11th 2021
Thrashy melodic death… catchy heavy grooves going on…

INFECTED HUMANS
UNEXPECTED TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 15th 2021
Brutal and wall of sound death metal with shorter, do the point tracks. Good stuff.

Voodoo Circle
Locked & Loaded
AFM Records
15 January 2021
Some classic metal with a little bit of a prog metal thing going on. Clean vox, more of an early 90’s AOR type sound.

WINTERAGE
The Inheritance of Beauty
Scarlet Records
15 January 2021
Epic and symphonic power metal with yeah a prog metal thing going on too

RVBBER VVITCH
Mastvrbations Malveillantes MMXVII (CD)
Werewolf
15 January 2021
Wall of sound black/death metal, full on aural assault with evilness abound

New Stuff This Week… 1/4/21

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Jan 032021
 

Frozen Soul
Crypt Of Ice
Century Media Records
Meaty heavy brutal and catchy death metal from Fort Worth, TX. They have a sort of Bolt Thrower thing going on… great stuff to kick off the new year!

George Lynch & Jeff Pilson
Heavy Hitters
Deadline/Cleopatra Records
A covers album from these two vets… covering a wide variety of stuff from Prince to Madonna, to Carole King and REM…putting a classic hard rock sound to it. Since I’m a sucker for covers, especially of songs that aren’t metal to begin with… I think it’s cool.

Band: Dusk
Album: The Hermit
Self Released
Release date: January 1st, 2021
three easy words to describe this… Industrial Black Metal.

MONS VENERIS
Mons Veneris 10″ EP
Harvest of Death
1 January 2021
A couple of longer tracks of plodding sludgy blackend death.

Transilvania (Austria)
Of Sleep and Death
Invictus Productions
1 January 2021
Mostly classic black metal

Unbounded Terror
Infernal Judgment
Self Released (Xtreem PR)
Release date: Saturday, January 2nd 2021
Just cool meat and potatoes brutal death metal, a pinch of grind, a tiny bit of black metal, all good.

EXSUL
Exsul
Caligari Records
7 January 2021
Sludgey doom/death

Malakhim
Theion LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
8 January 2021
Classic black metal with doomy dark death

Stellar Death
Fragments of Light
Self-Release
8 January 2021
There’s some prog, doom, atmospheric stuff and post metal all in this instrumental album. Pretty chilled and laid back… might be good for some mosh pit music bed!

New Stuff This Week… 12/28/2020

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Dec 282020
 

Since the music charts shut down in December, there’s still a lot of new stuff that still came in… we’ll try and get some of it on the air in the weeks ahead…

Project Alcazar
Lost in Centralia
Guitar One Records
Release date: Wednesday, September 30th 2020
Proggy shreddy instrumental guitar music… I foresee this being some backround music soon!

Terminarch
Anthropocene
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, May 2nd 2020
Black metal with a bit of a good deathy groove under the cold meedly guitars

Panssarituho
Demo II
Self Released
Release date: Monday, November 30th 2020
Raw old school death metal with some black metal leanings

Unfleshed
Twisted Path To Mutilation
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, December 5th 2020
Brutal death metal with pinches of black metal evilness in there… Cool stuff!

Sennight
Arise (single)
Self-Release
11 December 2020
Some straightforward groovin’ rock

Beyond The Grey
AT ONE EP
Skyfire Media
Pretty straightforward classic hard rock/ metal… melodic, a little bluesy in parts too.

Skinning
Homicidal Experimentations
Larvae Records + Nightfear Records
Release date: Saturday, December 5th 2020
Fast, heavy super brutal death metal, great stuff!

Castrofate
The Space Agency Scam
Cataclysmic Metal Records
Release date: Saturday, October 31st 2020
Kind of a melodic death/death metal and this one has seom very topical themes, for instance, track 2 is called “Covid 1984 Realm Wide Plandemic” heh.. decent stuff.

Theatre Of Tragedy
Musique (20th Anniversary Edition)
AFM Records
4 December 2020
Of course a new version of an older album… some grooving ish prog rock/metal.

Averted
Silenced
Wormholedeath
Kind of a melodic death, gothy type metal, reminds me a bit of Lacuna Coil.

Sufism
Republik Rakyat Jelata
Brutal Mind
13 December 2020
Death metal with a little fast thrashy and some black metal stuff going on … cool stuff!

Release: Return To Void
Infinite Silence
Release Date: December 18th 2020
Record label: Inverse Records
Progressive hard rock/metal, with a bit of a power metal thing going on.

Band: LIPSHOK
Album: Shadows Of A Dark Heart
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 22nd, 2020
Symphonic hard rock/power metal with female vox

Deathblow
Insect Politics
Sewer Mouth Records
23 December 2020
Gritty and catchy thrash. Great stuff!

Band: ARHAT
Album: Dead Life
Self Released
Release date: December 23, 2020
A kind of grooving metal with a bit of a death metal feel. Some catchier parts, then getting a bit heavier and kicking into more monster groove and breakdown-ish things

Vis Mystica
Lux Et Veritas
Self-Release
24 December 2020
A full on epic movie metal type thing, a bit like Rhapsody, full choruses, symphonic/keyboard and fast heavy prog/power metal riffage and playing.

Arawn
Odkazy doby
Slovak Metal Army
24 December 2020
Thrashy death metal, pretty cool and catchy stuff!

Corrupted Saint
Mutilated Before the Masses
Redefining Darkness Records ( N. America) | Raw Skull Recordz (Europe)
25 December 2020
A band called Corrupted Saint with an album release on Xmas… doood, sooo metal! This is extreme fast and wicked thrash

WØMB
Here, The World Falls…
Purodium Rekords
25 December 2020
Raw, lo-fi wall of sound black metal.

HATE FOREST
Hour of the Centaur
Osmose Productions
25 December 2020
With a band name like this, I’d say you’d expect some raw black metal, cold dark an evil from a band that was left hating in the forest.. I’d say I was right and this is what it is. :)

Empyrean Fire
“Deliverance”
Heavy Gloom Productions
12/26
An epic symphonic black metal type thing

COFFINS / DEPRESSION (Germany)
Split (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
30 December 2020
Coffins is some pretty good grooving death metal from Japan. (3 tracks) Depression is a bit of a wall of sound brutal death metal with yeah, some grooves too.

Cemetery Dwell
Cold Visions of Nether
Redefining Darkness Records
30 December 2020
Dark death metal with hallowed growly vox and a black metal feel too.

COFFINS / DEPRESSION (Germany)
Split (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
30 December 2020
Coffins is a raw old school death metal. Depression is also some old school death metal, some meaty grooves, and black metal evilness in parts as well.

Triumph
Edict of iron ascendancy
Inhuman assault productions
Release date: Wednesday, December 30th 2020
This is not the classic rock Triumph, but a black/death metal band from Reno. Black/death metal, harsh, and heavy too. Not too shabby… a bit raw on the production.

Solução Final
Covid 666 – Velhos todos com o caralho
Abutre Rex
31 December 2020
Punked up black metal, quick short songs.

New Stuff This Week… 12/14/2020

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Dec 142020
 

Grimcult
Revelations of Sinister Flame
Putrid Cult
Dec 9
A bit of an atmospheric and classic black metal, a smidge on the lo-fi side of things.

Release: Dead Shape Figure
Quatuor Post Nihil EP
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 9th 2020
4 song ep of some pretty great melodic death… checks all the boxes, heavy, catchy, melodic while staying gritty too.

Dismembered Flesh Mutilation
Necrophiliac Decomposition
Putrid Cult
9 December 2020
Brutal grindy death metal, pretty decent stuff.

Tanagra
Seas of Glass (single)
Self-Release
20 November 2020
Melodic hard rock/metal type stuff, a bit light and ballad-ish until the end, it kicks in and gets a little prog-metalish

Intruder
A Higher Form of Killing
Escape from Pain
Psycho Savant
2 albums and EP reissues
Lusitanian Music
Some great classic thrash from one of those bands that was great, but never made it real huge. a fun thing is a cover of Chicago’s 25 or 6 to 4!

Cardinal Wyrm
Devotionals
Self Released
Release date: Friday, December 11th 2020
Some kind of classic doomy hard rock… a little Mastodon sound in here, but not quite as prog

DeathOrchestra
Symphony of Death
Self-Release
13 December 2020
Well, like the title says… Symphony of Death… yeah, it’s brutal heavy orchestral metal, great stuff all doing songs from the band DEATH! This rocks.

DORMANTH
Complete Downfall
Label: Xtreem Music
15/12/2020
Melodic death along the lines of an Amon Amarth type sound. cool stuff.

Royal Hunt
Dystopia
NorthPoint Productions (MDPR)
Dec 16
Just a single from these veteran prog metallers. Pretty straightforward proggy power metal here.

Mud Factory
The Sins of Our Fathers
Wormholedeath
12/11
Here is some good groovin’ death metal with a little bit of melodic stuff here and there too.. Pretty cool stuff!

CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION
ERADICATION OF THE SUBSERVIENT
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 11th 2020
Brutal and technical death… wall of crushing speed and brutality. great stuff.

Baxaxaxa
Devoted to HIM 7″ EP
Iron Bonehead
9 December 2020
Raw old school black metal type stuff…

Band: STEPHEN KERN
Album: Majestic Kingdom
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 15th, 2020
Four quick songs of guitar based good rockin’ metal instrumentals.

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY
Written Destiny
Hells Headbangers
18 December 2020
This has a heavy old school thrash going on… a tiny bit of punk attitude… heavy and raw though. good stuff

Evangelist
Ad Mortem Festinamus
Nine Records
18 December 2020
Melodic doom and a little classic metal happening

SaviorSkin
Omnipotence Of The Absolute
Horror Pain Gore Death
December 18th
Gothy doom and a little industrial and a little harsh vocal stuff too, but overall pretty down tempo

Band: Xeno Ooze
Album: Slimewave
Format: EP (Digital & Physical)
Release date: December 18th, 2020
Genre: Grindcore, death metal, death grind, Based in Arizona. That is what they say about it… and it’s pretty spot on, it’s fast, heavy, brutal and the songs are short and to the point with no fuckin’ around.

Band: MYRHOLT
Album (EP): Retterting
Self Released
Release date: December 18th, 2020
Primarily black metal, a bit more moody and melodic and atmospheric in parts, and some more traditional good black metal in others.. overall, decent stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 12/7/2020

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Dec 072020
 

Gama Bomb
Sea Savage
Prosthetic Records
Great modern yet classic sounding thrash, fast, technical and catchy as hell… great stuff.

Architects
“Black Lungs”
Epitaph
a modern metalcore sound, clean and screamish type vox, melodic and maybe a bit of a power ballad type feel for this genre with a few breakdown spots

High Command
Everlasting Torment
Southern Lord
Release date: Friday, December 4th 2020
a couple of tracks of kind of gritty and dark thrashy metal, pretty good stuff.

Soilwork
A Whisp Of The Atlantic
Nuclear Blast
4 December 2020
A new EP with 3 previously released singles of their Trilogy of sorts, and a couple new tracks… one of them is a 17 minute epic! they have and can get kind of technical prog and now they prove it with a long as song that is 100% soilwork. cool stuff!

Inhalement
Live Resin
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on December 11th)
Brutal meaty death metal, with a little black metal hint. Some headstomping grooves!

Vulpecula
Fons Immortalis LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
6 December 2020
A couple of super long tracks of blackened doom/post metal. (i think they just put each vinyl side into one cd track for each side) meh.

Engulfed (Turkey)
Vengeance of the Fallen
Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent
7 December 2020
Brutal death metal, good stuff.

Horna
Kuoleman Kirjo
W.T.C.Productions
8 December 2020
Harsh and brutal classic black metal, decent stuff.

Verlust
II
Eihwaz Recordings
10 December 2020
Classic old school black metal done right.

SIX FOOT SIX
End Of All
Scarlet Records
11 December 2020
A pretty straightforward classic metal/power metal thing

Toxikull
Cursed and Punished
Dying Victims
Dec 11
Classic Thrashy metal with a bit of a power metal underpinning.

Writhing (Australia)
Eternalised in Rot 7″ EP
Blood Harvest
11 December 2020
Brutal blackened death metal.. good stuff.

FOCAL DYSTONIA
DESCENDING (IN)HUMAN FLESH
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 11th 2020
Brutal brutal death metal.

Demoniac (Chile)
So It Goes
Edged Circle
11 December 2020
A kind of extreme deathy thrash metal.

Speedkiller
Midnight Vampire
Edged Circle
11 December 2020
Here’s some black/death metal… some grooves, some harsh blackened vox.

Heretical Sect
Rapturous Flesh Consumed
Redefining Darkness Records (CD) | Gilead Media (Digital / Vinyl)
11 December 2020
Black metal with a deathy heaviness

Perdition Sect
End Times
Seeing Red Records
11 December 2020
Blackened death metal, some quick and short songs, to the point, no messing around.

Release: Wizards Of Hazards
End of Time
Release Date: November 27th 2020
Record label: Inverse Records
this is sort of a classic metal with a doom thing, clean vox, melodic and maybe a bit of a doomy iron maiden vibe.

Release: Sombria
Chirographon Dei
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 27th 2020
Dark, melodic death with an epic element, female vox, a little doomy in tone, going from symphonic stuff, in to full on black metal and back again.

Eternal Fear
Dream Stealer
Self Released (Fatangel mgmt)
A bit power metal with some prog stuff going on, just a single, but it’s pretty good so far.

Kaligula
Doctrination Of Atisamdha
Brutal Mind
10 November 2020
Brutal death metal with barked out growly vox. good solid stuff, good grooves, a bit catchy too

Dawnwalker
Ages
Self-Released
4 December 2020
A bit doomy, post metal, prog, harsh vox, melodies, long tracks, black metal parts too…

Release: Kaamos Warriors
Kirous
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 3rd 2020
I’d throw this into a melodic blackened death metal category… pushing into a little dark/doom in some parts, staying pretty brutal and tech/prog-ish in others, even a little goth in parts too

PROFANITY
Fragments of Solace
Self Released
December 4th, 2020
Brutal and technical death metal! Pretty cool stuff, maybe a little comparable to Allegaeon

Exarsis
Sentenced To Life
MDD records
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Classic thrash music and screamy vox with an over the top style while being technical and catchy too. great stuff.

Release: Corrosium
Undertow
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 4th 2020
Classic metal with a touch of a doomy power/prog metal if that makes sense

Release: Badgered
Planet Absurdic
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 4th 2020
Thrash Metal with clean vox, good edge to the music, cool.

KNOGJÄRN
STORA OCH FARLIGA + ONE NEW BONUS TRACK “ÄLSKAR INGEN”
Indie Recordings
2 December 2020
A sort of groove metal, and they’re from sweden, the lyrics are all apparently explcit, so it’s just has a modern metal feel.

New Stuff This Week…11/30/2020

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Nov 302020
 

Gizmachi
”Broken Ends”
The Orchard/ CEN
A kind of modern hardcore sound, nice thick, layered sound.. clean and harsh vox, so a metalcore/modern metal thing happening… pretty cool, yet melodic and accessible

MORDRED
VOLITION
INDEPENDENT
Newly signed to M-Theory Audio, Mordred has a new album out in spring of 2021, so this EP is actually new from June and as one of those lost underrated bands (heard in mike’s picks)… new stuff sounds great

Yashira
Fail To Be
Good Fight Entertainment
Grindy fast metalcore, technical, brutal, heavy and raw. Cool stuff.

Cryptodira
The Angel Of History
Good Fight Entertainment
A sort of grooving and melodic-ish and technical death-core type stuff. yeah!!

Dvne
Omega Severer
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
(pronounced Dune) A bit doom, some heavier sludgey progressive stoner and noisy grooves. just a 2 song digital EP

NAR
Blood Moon Omen
Self-Released
Release date: Saturday, November 28th 2020
a one-man black metal band from Malta

ONDSKAPT
Grimoire Ordo Devus
Osmose Productions
27 November 2020
Here is some kind of classic old school melodic black metal… there’s just an evil dark feeling going on with this chilling coldness. It’s not that harsh shrieky black metal, more of a dark groove with some death metal stuff happening

Sorcier Des Glaces
Un Monde de Glace et de Sang
Obscure Abhorrence
Release date: Saturday, October 31st 2020
Here lies some blackened death metal, driving beats, harsh vox, and headbang inducing with some melodic passages to lull you in to false security before the black metal brutality crushes yo.

Suidakra
Lupine Essence
MDD Records
Release date: Friday, November 20th 2020
Reissue of debut album, a kind of raw melodic death thing going on, closer to maybe Amorphis?

Ende
Mörnöyr
Obscure Abhorrence
Release date: Sunday, November 1st 2020
Raw, old school black metal with some lo-fi style production, however, musically it does seem pretty good… it’s hard for me to get over audio that sounds like AM radio or through a telephone.

Carnage Alpha
From There to Oblivion
Wormholedeath
Melodic, deathy, a pinch of black metal, pretty good stuff here.

Iron Savior
Skycrest
AFM Records
4 December 2020
Catchy heavy thrashy power metal.

ALCOHELLDRUGS
Infernal Metal Punk
Murder Records
30 November 2020
Raw kind of thrashy crust

Annisokay
Aurora
Arising Empire
Here’s a bit of a modern metalcore type thing. more on the melodic side of things

Krushhammer
Speed Blacking Hell
Helldprod Records
30 November 2020
as the title suggested, speed blacking hell… speed metal/thrashy with a little black metal dark tone.

Possessed Steel
Aedris
Temple of Mystery
30 November 2020
Classic metal, melodic with a bit of a stoner metal meets power metal and even a growl or two with the more doomy classic vox. Neat stuff.

Pneuma Hagion
Voidgazer LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 December 2020
Dark death, with some monster death metal grooves brutal and punishing riffs

ZEBADIAH CROWE
THE CLOVEN HAND
LABEL: INDEPENDENT
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2nd 2020
A bit of an industrial noise metal thing, maybe a bit like Ministry

Awrizis
Gears of Fear
Slovak Metal Army
1 December 2020
Technical and proggy blackened death metal. A kind of unique mix of styles and genres from prog rock to full on blistering black metal. cool stuff!

Band: MOSKOWA
Album: The Man Of The Three Islands
Label: Music-Records
Release date: December 2nd, 2020
They call this progressive death metal, I guess I’d call it more of a doomy death, but yeah there are some big meaty riffs and prog type themes, but with a doom/gloomy brutal sound it’s not too apparent. not too bad overall.

Hadopelagyal / Thorybos
Conjuring Subterranean Vortex
Amor Fati
2 December 2020
Hadopelagyal, one song is drony post metal, then the other two are some raw classic black metal. Thorybos is a bit more straightforward black/death metal, with a raw in your face production (a lot of mid-range)

Gravfraktal
Unhallowed Death Triumph 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
4 December 2020
Brutal blackened death 4 song ep, fast and heavy, maybe a bit of extreme thrash going in there

Nexul
Scythed Wings of Poisonous Decay LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
4 December 2020
Black metal with a kind of muffled darkness. an old school sound

March In Arms
Pulse Of The Daring
Self-Release
4 December 2020
Classic metal, has a bit of a Trivium type sound.

Serpents Oath
Nihil
Soulseller Records
4 December 2020
Throw this on the good pile of melodic blackened death.

Undergang
Aldrig i livet
Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records
4 December 2020
Brutal death metal, a little sludgey.

Mollo Rilla
Viva El Camino
Seeing Red Records
4 December 2020
A bit stoner metal, some classic metal good ol groovin’ going on here.

Sarvekas
Of Atavistic Fury & Visions
Soulseller Records
4 December 2020
melodic blackened death metal, good stuff.

The Deviant
Rotting Dreams of Carrion
Soulseller Records
4 December 2020
Blackened death, more dark and harsh , decent stuff.

EYES OF TOMORROW
SETTLE FOR MORE
Swell Creeck
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Good ol hardcore metal! Heavy, catchy and quick songs.

Opium Warlords
Nembutal
Svart Records
4 December 2020
Doom, bordering on post-metal.

The Advent Equation
Remnants of Oblivion
Self-Release
4 December 2020
Here we have some kind of straightforward classic prog metal type stuff… dream theater-like, and also pushing a little into melodic death in heavier parts with a few growls. cool stuff.

IRON MASK
MASTER OF MASTERS
AFM
Release Date: 4th December 2020
full on power metal with a little pinch folky prog

SHLAK
Kill Them All And Let SHLAK Sort Them Out: Killer Cuts Vol. 1
Horro Pain Gore Death
(set for release on December 4th)

Valravn (Finland)
Prey
Primitive Reaction
4 December 2020
Blackened death, with a more downtempo gloom sound

Zvijer
Navia (Zadah Jalovog Svijeta)
Seance Records
4 December 2020
Black metal with a bit of a black n roll thing going on pushing into almost thrashy death metal musically too, while staying cold and evil

Hegeroth
Perfidia
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, November 19th 2020
A kind of classic grooving black metal sound. Solid heavy stuff with good production

Release: Plaguebreeder
Annihilation
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 20th 2020
Fast and heavy and EPIC brutal blackened death metal, a little reminiscent of Dimmu Borgir without the symponic bits… big grooves and catchy too. Great stuff.

Fuming Mouth
Beyond The Tomb
Self Released
November 20th
Gritty and meaty death metal a heavy thrash feel and freight train punishing riffs and drumming

Aeternitas
Haunted Minds
Wormholedeath
11/20/20
Starts off with some symphonic epic soundscape, leading into some epic power metal, male and female vox, full orchestral sound getting in to some heavy grooves/riffage too

Sainte Marie des Loups
Funérailles de Feu
Amor Fati / Extraconscious Records
25 November 2020
Classic old school black metal, fast meedly guitars, fast drumming, harsh vox, but not all shrieky and scary. This is just an intense good ol black metal

THE MACHINIST
I AM VOID
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 4th 2020
Brutal fast and heavy blackened death metal, artwork looks evil, music is kind of burtal thrashy and yeah, catchy too… cool stuff.

Incognosci
A Biography of Madness
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, October 22nd 2020
Brutal deathcore type stuff, heavy and kind of just classic blast beat death metal with some more “core” type technicality too.

Diamond Head
Lightning To The Nations 2020
Silver Lining
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Re-recorded first album, great production and a new way to get into some of these old classics… also there are a few covers on here too from Metallica, Zep, Priest, DP.

Scour
The Black EP
Housecore
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Phil Anselmo’s other other project… this is brutal fast and furious, a black metal feel, man, just full on brutality!

New Stuff This Week… 11/23/2020

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Nov 232020
 

GHOSTEMANE
ANTI-ICON
Blackmage
A kind of electronic, modern metalcore, techno, industrial nu-metal type thing

FIERCE HEART
WAR FOR THE WORLD
Dark Star
Classic AOR type hard rock from these old school veterans.

Repaid in Blood
Rebel Scum
Self Released
semi-local death metal band with a new single… great brutal and even a bit nerdy… featuring the guitarist from Allegaeon

Tribulation
Leviathans – radio single
Metal Blade Records
29 January 2021
Melodic doomy death metal, a bit epic and laid back though too.

Ilsa
Preyer
Relapse
Release date: Friday, November 20th 2020
Sludgey doom dark blackened death metal with a bit of a post metal tilt

Sodom
Genesis XIX
Entertainment One
First album in 4 years… gritty, heavy and thrashtastic!

Within The Ruins
Black Heart
Entertainment One
Djenty technical deathcore. Heavy and in your face with a melodic feel too. cool stuff.

Hatebreed
Weight Of The False Self
Nuclear Blast USA
Also their first album in 4 years… Hatebreed is the ACDC of hardcore.. you know what you’re going to get and they deliver

Ad Infinitum
Chapter 1 Monarchy Part 2
Napalm Records
This first single is acoustic, so it’s pretty laid back female vox, and kind of a lighter track.. Usually they’re kind of just a melodic hard rock thing with a little bit of an epic thing going on

Shaark
Deathonation
Slovak Metal Army
23 November 2020
Heavy deathed up thrash… cool stuff.

Leviathan
Words Waging War
Stonefellowship Recordings
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Proggy power metal, pretty straightforward classic metal type stuff too.

Gryftigæn
Graven til Måneåpenbaringer
Inferna Profundus Records
23 November 2020
Old school VERY lo-fi black metal.

Bisönte
Ancestral Punishmen
Xtreem
Release date: Tuesday, November 24th 2020
A doomy atmospheric type thing… a little post metal going on

MONGREL’S CROSS
Arcana, Scrying and Revelation (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
27 November 2020
Classic black metal, shrieky vox, basic guitar work, dark, and melodic though… sound is raw, but not harshly frostbitten cold. just cold heh.

Avlivad
Avlivad
Invictus Productions
27 November 2020
Blackened death, this is harsh, cold, brutal, heavy, technical and extreme thrashy

KEISER
Our Wretched Demise
Non Serviam Records
27 November 2020
Grooving blackened death… pretty good stuff

Band: TWISTED MIST
Album: Orbios
Label: Music-Records
Release date: November 27th, 2020
A bit folk metal, some doomy post metal too

Band: ARRAYAN PATH
Album: The Marble Gates to Apeiron
Label: Pitch Black Records
Release date: November 27th, 2020
Epic power metal, bit anthemic choruses, full almost orchestral sound

Varde
Fedraminne
Nordvis Produktion
27 November 2020
Melodic and doomy black metal

Shores of Null
Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying) – Out Nov 27th
Spikerot Records
27 November 2020
a 38+ minute track with a 3:35 radio edit. lol anyway, a long kind of melodic doomy post metal.

Imminence
Turn The Light On (Deluxe Edition)
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
A bit of a modern metalcore type thing

Oreamnos
Into The Night
Bloody Mountain Records
27 November 2020
Growly sludgey death metal.

Cryptic Shift / Replicant / Inoculation / Astral Tomb
Chasm of Aeons CD/12″ MLP
Blood Harvest
27 November 2020
the first three bands have a bit of a good tech death thing going on. Astral Tomb is more dark and sounds like a crappy live recording.

Cell Press
Self-Titled – Out Nov 27th
(Ancient Temple Recordings) (No Funeral Records)
27 November 2020
A kind of crusty grungy doom

Synastry
Civilization’s Coma – Out Nov 27th
Self-Release
27 November 2020
Kind of a technical death metal, a little like Fear Factory and a little bit of Sumeriancore

Whipstriker / Terrörhammer / Vulcan Tyrant / Speedwhore
Split
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on November 27th)
A little something different, raw punked up metal, techy thrashy death metal, raw sludgy noise metal, and more blackened death

BLACK DEATH CULT
Devil’s Paradise (CD)
Hells Headbangers
27 November 2020
Grindy black/death metal, but wait, experimental, progressive, with synths, and atmospheric things too… and brutal death stuff going on… all painting some creepy deathy landscape

TO DUST
Nightmare Cycles EP
Seeing Red Records
27 November 2020
Thrashy death metal with a bit of a hardcore thing going on… and brutal too.

SOULSKINNER
Seven Bowls of Wrath
Xtreem Music
Death Metal from Greece… a bit along the lines of a blackened death. some epic passages, a pinch of melody and some grooves.

Release: STUD
War of Power
Record label: Cranksonic
Release Date: Nobember 20th 2020
This falls into a “good ol classic metal” good riffs, clean vox, catchy-ish too.

Hautajaisyö
On Vain Pimeys
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 13th 2020
oooo yeah… thrashed up death metal, fast, catchy, brutal and just great stuff.

Strydegor
Isolacracy
MDD Records
Release date: Friday, November 13th 2020
Melodic death, pretty straightforward, clean and harsh vox, dueling melodic guitars, a bit like some In Flames of 10 years ago? decent stuff

SARDONIC WITCHERY
Moonlight Sacrifice Ritual
War March
Release date: Monday, November 16th 2020
A bit of a black metal tone/feel, but a bit “lighter” and not quite as harsh and evil sounding (it’s still evil!). this has a black n roll thing going on too.

Nader Sadek
The Serapeum
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 20th 2020
Egyptian band featuring Karl Sanders (Nile), Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise), and Mahumud Gecekusu (Perversion) brutal and technical death metal

Serrated
Sifting Through the Remnants
Blood and Brutality Records
Release date: Friday, November 13th 2020
Technical and thrashy death metal with some catchy grooves

Disintegration
Prahara
Brutal Mind
30 September 2020
Straight up brutal death metal. fast and heavy like a freight train of punishing riffs and blasting drums

Celaris
In Hiding
Self Released (MDPR)
Oct 16th 2020
Prog metal in the vein of say a lighter BTBAM… Clean vox, some harsh stuff, and going from more melodic laid back stuff to full on melodic death.