Feb 082021
 


Lamb of God
“Ghost Shaped People”
Epic
3 Disc deluxe version their most recent self-titled album with some bonus tracks and a live version of the album and DVD of their live stream events from Sept. 2020 This track is signature Thrashy Lamb of God. Great stuff.

Cannibal Corpse
Inhumane Harvest – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Total Cannibalisic goodness here. Fast, brutal, intense and Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal) now joining the fold on guitar… the track slides into some big heavy meaty groove.

TOXIC RUIN
RITUAL REBIRTH
M-THEORY AUDIO
Wisconsin’s own! New record deal and a new album out soon… Here’s the first single… Thrashy, extreme, catchy and headbanging goodness!

Fight The Fade
“Cut & Run”
Fixt
Modern Metalcore single.

Dio
Evil Or Divine Live In New York City And Holy Diver Live
BMG
A couple of classic albums performed live… the Dio vaults just keep ’em coming… good stuff, amazing how RJD kept up those vocal pipes in a live setting just as good as on tape.

God Is An Astronaut
Ghost Tapes #10
Napalm Records
A kind of spacey instrumental stoner rock

Chmcl Str8jckt
Th Drk Prgrssn
Cleopatra Records
From the “i’d like to buy a vowel” department, this is an industrial, electronic modern groove metal type thing

Sirenia
Riddles Ruins and Revelations
Napalm Records
this is a band that has been doing its thing for some time now… female fronted epic power metal type stuff

Humanity’s Last Breath
Valde
Unique Leader Records
Brutal, but a sludgey meaty powering riffs, mostly down tempo and a bit of a modern djenty metalcore rounding it out.

Black Sabbath
Vol 4 Revisited
Rhino Entertainment
Sometimes reissues get old with some of these legacy bands… but in the case of Sabbath.. I never really got a chance to enjoy each album, and this gives me an excuse.

Disout
MIEN
Self Released
Release date: Monday, February 8th 2021
This is just good ol “metal” a bit of a groove metal thing going on, a little push into thrashy riffs and galloping drums in the heavier parts, all with clean vox. decent stuff.

Release: Ephemerald
Between the Glimpses of Hope
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 19th 2021
It’s been a bit since I’ve heard some really decent symphonic black/death metal… This is it folks… fast, epic, evil, proggy, brutal, technical… great stuff.

PESTIS CULTUS
Pestis Cultus
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
Old school black metal with a slow deathy groove, harsh black metal shrieky screamed vox, it’s almost like taking Obituary and making them black metal.

CAEDES CRUENTA (gre)
Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
12 February 2021
Blackened death metal from Greece. There’s a bit of a death thing going on with that black metal coldness and speed with a bit of an epic feel with some keyboards… pretty cool stuff.

Tragedy In Hope
Sleep Paralysis
Self-Release
12 February 2021
Here’s a melodic blackened death with hints of Cradle of Filth… maybe a bit more basic and not quite so over the top. but overall, feel and vocal style fit that mold.

Abythic
Dominion Of The Wicked LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
12 February 2021
Doomy death metal… longer songs… not too shabby

Crystal Viper
The Cult
Listenable Records
12 February 2021
Classis metal with a touch of Iron Maiden sound… okay a lot of an Iron Maiden sound cool stuff.

Ablaze My Sorrow
Among Ashes and Monoliths
Black Lion Records
12 February 2021
Sometimes a release gets you right away… this one has a harsh yet melodic heavy sound… melodic death, reminds me a little of In Flames. catchy great stuff!

Riverside
Out Of Myself
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Reissue of their full album debut, kind of laid back prog rock, maybe along the lines of a porcupine tree

NATHR
Beinahrúga
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
sludgey doomy black metal

Wizard
Metal In My Head
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
Great classic metal hitting hard with a thrashy attack!

Holy Mother
Face The Burn
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
A bit similar to the Wizard above… classic metal with a heavier edge to it and a more melodic groove. great stuff.

ORDO CULTUM SERPENTIS
Derej Najash
Signal Rex
12 February 2021
Two 13 plus minute tracks of doomy post metal. meh.

ABORYM
Hostile
Dead Seed Productions
12 February 2021
Electronic/industrial gothy metal, a little bit of a nine inch nails thing going on

Miseo
Initium Et Finis
FatKnob Rec.
Release date: Monday, February 1st 2021
Grooves, death metal, no messin’ around… straightforward stuff.

CAMERA OBSCURA TWO
DOD
SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
Release date: Friday, February 12th 2021
A little thrash, some death metal, and a pinch of punk with a crossover heaviness that throws some brutality in the mix too. Pretty good stuff

Band: Deep Space Mask
Album: Songs From The Dark Light
Label: Planet K Records
Release date: January 29, 2021
Straight up classic stoner metal. Catchy cool stuff.

Treyharsh
Eternal Cycles
Wormholedeath
Some doom, melodic death, stoner, lots of grooves,with harsh growly vox and a dark haunting sound

Release: Stone Mammoth
Stone Mammoth
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 12th 2021
the Theme for a lot of stuff I just got while I’m writing this is some good ol stoner metal/classic rock.. which is a nice change from 10 underground black metal albums in a row… classic catchy rhythmic grooves.

Human Fortress
Epic Tales & Untold Stories
Massacre Records
12 February 2021
A best of/greatest hits picked out by the band as a “gift” to their fans… also some alt versions of bonus material… good ol Power metal.

Astral Tomb
Degradation of Human Consciousness TAPE
Blood Harvest
29 January 2021
Raw, brutal death metal, and as it’s trendy and underground to release it on a tape, it sounds like it too.

Hierarchy
Hierarchy
Self Released
dec 1 2020
Thrashy base with a bit of a blackened death thing going on. Not full into either of those directions, but a good balance. Cool stuff.

Everdawn
Cleopatra
Sensory
Release date: Friday, February 5th 2021
Epic female fronted proggy power metal

DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE
GAS LIT
Terrorbird
1/29/21
Crusty and noise metal and a bit of a sludgey post metal thing. meh.

OBSECRATION
OCEANUM OBLIVIONE
Self Released
Release date: Thursday, December 17th 2020
20 year reissue

Miseria Ultima
Graygarden
Self Released
Release date: Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Electronic/EBM type stuff.. handing over to Something Wonderful.

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