Feb 022019

Tragedy : All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond
”Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”
Beautyrock Records
A all metal BeeGees tribute and beyond! This is the first single of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in. I am a sucker for this type of stuff, so I love it!

Stellar Tidal Disruption – radio single
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
one of my most anticipated releases of the year! Their last album was a masterpiece… I’m sure this one will be too, they have been consistently great with the brutal technical death metal thing… this single fits the bill too!

Downfall Of Gaia
Ethic Of Radical Finitude
Metal Blade Records
5 February 2019
this has that cold black metal feel, while having a doomy melodic kind of post metal-ish thing (but not like so much that I hate it like most post-metal!) pretty good stuff, might have to dig deeper.

Skid Row
30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Rhino Entertainment
This album came out just before I was getting into the heavier music, I knew the hits, but never really gave the album a good full listen. Good excuse to now, and really appreciate how good of a front man Baz can be… firing on all cylinders here and now in remastered goodness.

Spirits Of Fire
Spirits Of Fire
Frontiers SRL.
Solid classic / power metal with a strong Judas Priest vibe. A supergroup of Chris Caffrey, Ripper Owens, Mark Zonder, Steve DiGiorgio, great stuff!

El Dios Malo
Necessary Evils
Double Trouble Productions
Here we have some classic metal with a bit of a groove metal edge. Clean vox, dirty groovin’ guitars with some great catchy grooves

Beast In Black
From Hell With Love
Nuclear Blast USA
This is a power metal band with a wall of sound and maybe more of a commercial metal take on things

Band: Uuntar
Album: Voorvaderverering
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Kind of a dark gloomy black metal, a little folk feel, they say “pagan” and yeah… that too.

Band: Asgrauw
Album: Gronspech
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
This is a solid classic black metal, good production, brutal grindy yet a little bit catchy and cold sound.

Band: Meslamtaea
Album: Niets en niemendal
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Classic black metal, a little doomy, but with some cool melodic breaks, vox are more of a shouty scream and not as shrill as normal black metal.

Band: Blackdeath
Album: Phantasmhassgorie
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Black metal at its base, but it’s got a melodic catchy groove while staying dark and heavy.

Facing Chaos
Fighter Records
5 February 2019
Has a bit of a Symphony X feel to it, cool proggy power metal, big voice, keyboards, great guitar work, heavy edge… vox are a bit like Ripper Owens

The Scars In Pneuma
The Path Of Seven Sorrows
Promethean Fire / Kolony Records
Release date: Friday, February 8th 2019
Doomy black/death metal.

Hell For All – Out Jan 25 (EU), Feb 8 (NA)
Rockshots Records
25 January 2019
Classic metal with a bit of heavier feel, poking into thrash.

Seer (Vancouver)
Vol. 6
8 February 2019
Dark doomy doom. A little bit of a groove, vox are sung, then a little black metal stuff going on too.

Blue Hummingbird On The Left
Atl Tlachinolli LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead / Nuclear War Now! / Crepúsculo Negro
8 February 2019
This one has a bit of a doomy melodic black metal thing going on and getting into some full black metal.

Unspeakable Axe Records
8 February 2019
A fast, catchy heavy modern thrash with that of course throwback thrash too. Great stuff!

Toby Knapp
Blizzard Archer
Moribund Rockers!
8 February 2019
This is an instrumental thrashy/prog metal thing, lots of guitar work, but a good meaty heavy sound too.

Hic Sunt Leones
Rockshots Records
8 February 2019
Fast heavy death metal… a little bit of a black metal going on… great stuff !

Indie Recordings
8 February 2019
Mostly a proggy hard rock thing, a little crunchy stuff going on, otherwise, some of that porcupine tree style prog

Herman Frank
Fight The Fear
AFM Records
8 February 2019
Former Accept axeman is back with his 4th solo album of solid classic metal.

Label: Black Doomba Records
Release date: 08-02-2019
Doomy metal with some longer songs, a little slow. That’s doom, right?

Night Hag
Insemination Rites Of The Succubus
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 8th)
Brutal, sludgy and dark, maybe a little gore too.

Blind Justice
Underground Power Records
4 February 2019
CLassic metal and regular power metal type stuff. good stuff, but nothing too groundbreaking… Good edge, catchy riffs.

Album: Satanas Potestas Est
Release date: September 2018
Label: Australis Records
Kind of a black/death metal, has that cold black metal feel while having a death metal brutality, and a bit grindy

Album: Bosque
Label: Australis Records
Release date: October, 2018
I’ll just use the genre description here… Genre: Dark neofolk/Acoustic Doom and yup, dark, doomy, and not really too “metal” per se, but a bit doomy and dark.

Band(s): Lapsus Dei / Officium Triste
Album: Broken Memories
Label: Australis Records
Release date: August 11th, 2018
Both of these have a bit of a doom thing with maybe a little prog type technicality to it.

Lost Individual Thoughts
Self Released
Released October 31st, 2018
Trashy death core, good catchy stuff with a brutal edge.

Band: Onydia
Album: Reflections
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 1st, 2019
Classic prog metal type stuff. Musically a Symphony X/Dream Theater sound… on the heavier side of those, clean female vox, all working together with some more melodic lighter passages with some good layered female vox.

Band: Presumption
Album: Presumption
Label: Sleeping Church records
Release date: September 24th, 2018
Sludgey doom metal.

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