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

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