Nov 152020
 

Dragged Under
The World Is In Your Way
Mascot
Modern melodic metalcore, full sound, a little “commercial”

AC/DC
Power Up
Columbia
I’m not sure how youc an review an AC/DC album… it sounds like AC/DC and it rocks.

HELSOTT
WOVEN
M-THEORY AUDIO
Reissue of their 2014 album.. remastered and remixed. Melodic death/pagan/viking type metal, harsh and clean vox, a bit progressive metal too.

Witherfall
The Last Scar (single)
Century Media
Proggy technical metal, picking up the torch where nevermore left off.. Marco Minneman plays drums on this new album!

DAMN THE PLANET
LOBOTOMY
INDEPENDENT/SELF-RELEASED
Modern groove-ish hard rock, maybe a little in the style of The Cult… from Idaho!

Iron Maiden
Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast, Live In Mexico City
BMG
Iron Maiden releases so many albums., live, reissues, etc, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The single for this is Sign of the Cross… a longer track but the production and performance is great.

Schaffer/Barlow Project
Winter Nights
Ravencroft Productions
Iced Earth buddies team up for a winter/xmas album. Just the single for We Three Kings so far… probably save it for more of an Xmas time show…

Killer Be Killed
Reluctant Hero
Nuclear Blast USA
A sort of thrash/metalcore with clean vox, melodic passages… maybe some groove and doom metal too. It’s the DeP/Soulfly/Mastodon/Converge supergroup thing.

Odem
Timeless Past Above
Moribund Cult Records
Melodic death, with a bit of a prog thing going on… maybe similar to some older Opeth. Cool stuff.

Jinjer
Alive In Melbourne 2020
Napalm Records
Live album, heavy and decent production

Hjelvik
Welcome To Hel
Nuclear Blast USA
Blackened viking metal… so yeah, melodic death metal with those more viking themes…This is the new band of the former Kvelertak vocalist.

Dark Tranquillity
Moment
Century Media Records
one of the original swedish melodic death bands… and one that has stayed pretty true to their sound throughout.. and they do continue that on this new one… Great catchy, melodic and heavy tracks.

COMMUNIC
HIDING FROM THE WORLD
AFM
Release Date: 20th November 2020
Always a band that sounded a lot like Nevermore… they still have a little similar sound, but this album seems to be more power metal sound and pretty straightforward

BLACK MOLD
The Inheritance of Evil
Helldprod Records
18 November 2020
Black metal, but a bit more of a doomy dark feel

Beast Within the Sound
Resistance
Slovak Metal Army
20 November 2020
Grooving hardcore death metal type stuff with some thrash too… cool stuff.

SKELETHAL
Unveiling the Threshold (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
20 November 2020
Classic death metal, with a little bit of blackened death stuff happening.

Onsegén Ensemble
Fear
Svart Records
20 November 2020
a bit of a post metal/ambient/atmospheric, with a tiny bit of doom

Witchwood
Before the Winter
Jolly Roger
20 November 2020
Classic doomy rock, it’s got some organ’s going on, a bit like Deep Purple/Rainbow with a strong throwback bluesy prog vibe.

SOLE SYNDICATE
Last Days Of Eden
Scarlet Records
20 November 2020
Classic metal with a power metal thing going on .

Horncrowned
Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)
Ketzer
20 November 2020
Blackened death, fast, and “bazooka blasted” black metal it’s full and heavy, brutal, shrieky black metal vox, a bit of that cold meedly guitar, but heavy brutal beats.

White Magician
Dealers of Divinity
Cruz Del Sur Music
20 November 2020
A little similar to the Witchwood above… a classic hard rock throwback with a bit of that old doomy proggy rock

Without Mercy
Seismic
Self-Release / Bloodblast Distribution
20 November 2020
Heavier technical death metal. brutal, heavy… Great stuff!

Fuck The Facts
Pleine Noirceur
Noise Salvation
20 November 2020
First album in 5 years… grindy, yet, a little melodic, and a wild path of technical, blackened metal and harsh, black metal-ish vox.

King Ov Wyrms
King Ov Thornes – Out Nov 20th
Self-Release
20 November 2020
This band is so tr00 they have a v instead of an f and y instead of o! Whoa. Classic black metal… good solid heaviness with that cold punishing sound, while having a bit of melodic punch too.

Lie In Ruins
Floating in Timeless Streams
Dark Descent Records
20 November 2020
Death metal with a dark doom groove, blast beats and a little melodic stuff too.

Symbtomy
Demo #1
Immortal Souls Productions
20 November 2020
Blackened death, and a bit melodic death too on this 3 song ep.

Omnivortex
Diagrams of Consciousness
Record label: Concorde Music Company
Release Date: November 20th 2020
Death metal with a bit of a tech/melodic groove too.

Greenwitch
CosmoSteelBlood Trinity
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on November 20th)
Fast and heavy brutal death metal

BAS ROTTEN
SURGE
LABEL: RAGING PLANET (EUROPE) & TO LIVE A LIE RECORDS (USA)
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 20th 2020
Fast and heavy grindy, short songs.

Elvenscroll
Never To Be Mourned
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 6th 2020
folky melodic death with an epic full sound

AGAINST THE GRAVE
Bleeding You
Independent
20 November 2020
Single of some solid good ol groove metal.

Viking Queen
Hammer of the Gods
Dr Johns Surgery Records
Release date: Thursday, October 15th 2020
Big meaty classic rock with a zeppelin bluesy vibe

Tourniquet
THE SLOW COSMIC VOYAGE TO WISDOM
Pathogenic Records
Release date: Saturday, October 10th 2020
A sort of tribute to old doomy sounds. with some older tracks, new ones. and a sabbath cover!

Worthless
Melancholic Rites
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 6th 2020
Black metal with a little deathy doom groove

Wildfire
Dark Illusions
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, October 10th 2020
Catchy doomy melodic death metal. 4 song EP, harsh male vox, clean female vox…. solid grooves too.

A bundle of stuff from Sleaszy Rider Records
Darzamat – “A Philosopher At The End Of The Universe”(SR-0261)
Melodic Blackened death with some doomy grooves, clean/harsh vox.

Necrodeath – “Neraka” (SR-0215)
Catchy death-metal thrash.

Infestus – “Undead” (SR-DIG-10)
3 songs of doomy melodic death

Nightbreak – “Wicked Angel” (SR-0215)
Classic metal, leaning a bit into power metal, big voice, big guitars, maybe a bit of an early 90’s hair-ish metal sound.

Passengers In Panic – “Passengers In Panic” (SR-0259)
here’s some kind of doomy and melodic Folk metal

Trenchwar – “Criminal Organizations” (SR-0258)
This might be the best of the batch, heavy and brutal thrashy metal.

Snowblind – “The Holy Metal Spirit” (SR-0257)
classic metal with a little doom undertone. basic production sound.

End of Sleaszy Rider reviews

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