Mar 152021
 

Gizmachi
Omega Kaleid
The Orchard / CEN
Some modern groove metal, a little metalcore, some thrash/hardcore too… all with being a bit melodic too. cool stuff.

SILVER TALON
AS THE WORLD BURNS
(M-THEORY AUDIO)
Classic metal, melodic, progressive, a tiny doom feel, but overall, some pretty cool metal/prog metal!

Dvne
Etemen Ænka
Metal Blade Records
19 March 2021
Major riffage, a bit doom, stoner, death, melodic death… all in the theme of the Dune books. Cool stuff.

White Void
Anti
Nuclear Blast
12 March 2021
Hard rock with a little bit of dark metal groove and bluesy riffs… the band features members of Borknagar, solefald, Ihsahn … with a throwback sound too.

Distant
Dusk Of Anguish
Unique Leader Records
BRUTAL DEATH METAL!! Crushing basslines, wall of brutality with a little djent and blackened death going on too. Cool stuff.

Hound
I Know My Enemies
Metalville Records
A cool catchy hard rockin’ classic rock type thing with a bit of bluesy and psychedelic feel

DEPTHS OF HATRED
Inheritance
Prosthetic Records
Progressive death/technical death, brutality, a bit of melodic catchiness while staying interesting

Saxon
Inspirations
Silver Lining Music/Militia Guard
I’m gathering this is a covers album of, well, their inspriations… Stones, Beatles, Deep Purple and more…

Trollfest
Happy Heroes
Napalm Records
Folk metal at its best… a little “pirate-y” too, but they’ve always been a fun listen, and keeping it heavy too!

Orden Ogan
Final Days
AFM Records
Classic metal with a power metal/modern metal thing going on.

MAJESTIC MASS (DK)
Onwards
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
16 March 2021
Thrashy black metal with a little groovin’ going on.

OLDE
Pilgrimage
Seeing Red Records (North America) | Sludgelord Records (Europe)
19 March 2021
Sludgey and doomy death metal. While down tempo, there’s a big heaviness

Ainur
War of The Jewels – Out March 19
Rockshots Records
19 March 2021
Progressive rock orchestra! Some very proggy Tolkein inspired metal.. A little folk metal, mostly symphonic/keyboard-ish progressive metal. Cool stuff!

Herzel
Le Dernier Rempart
Gates of Hell Records
19 March 2021
Classic metal, a little push into thrash, but overall, just good ol metal.

Adamantis
Far Flung Realm
Cruz Del Sur Music
19 March 2021
Classic metal with a little bit of a prog-power metal slant

Manuel Barbará
Moonrise – Out March 19
Self-Release
19 March 2021
Instrumental metal with a bit of a groove, not just all on shredding and noodling. A couple tracks in the middle a bit more for the “open mind” Otherwise, a little prog-metal and a bit of djent sounds too

Wharflurch
Shitslime
Personal Records
19 March 2021
Raw and brutal death metal on this 4 song ep

MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY
Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb
I, Voidhanger Records
19 March 2021
We’ve got some really long songs here… It’s an epic black metal, big symphonic sounds with that cold harsh vox, and also clean melodic vox too.

MARE COGNITUM
Solar Paroxysm
I, Voidhanger Records / Extraconscious Records
19 March 2021
Another release from the long songs department, mostly some classic black metal with a melodic death slant.

Amammoth
The Fire Above
Electric Valley Records
19 March 2021
Sludgey stoner metal, big meaty riffs, harsh vox.

Devin Townsend
Devolution Series #1 – Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 19, 2021
First in a series of albums he was going to record over a year or two… and I think COVID shut down some of the later releases, but this is the first and it’s here… All acoustic with a lot of Devin’s personality and tracks from all of his projects, DTB, Terria, DT, SYL… a new take on a lot of this stuff and it’s Devin Townsend, so cool, right?

Pandemmy
Subversive Need
Big bad wolf records/Headbangerz records
Brutal death metal, classic good ol meat and potatoes stuff, but what’s this? some extra meedly melodic guitar work in parts too? ok!

Tvaer
Uvaer
Bindrune Recordings
Minnesota
Old school black metal from Minnesota… if there’s any area of the country that should carry the US torch for Black metal, Minnesota should do it, right? This has all of the good stuff for black metal, longer songs, harsh vox, cold meedly melodic guitars, and yeah, some cool galluping grooves

Ildaruni
Beyond Unseen Gateways
Black Lion Records
19 March 2021
A bit of an epic and folky melodic death. Leaning into black metal too, overall, some pretty heavy and melodic stuff along with a little folky element… cool stuff!

Enforcer
Live By Fire II
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 19 March 2021
Live album from these classic metallers.. some great over the top vox and decent production

The Spectre Beneath
The New Identity of Sidney Stone
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
A little classic metal/hard rock with a bit of a prog and female vox.

EMBRYONIC SLUMBER
In Worship Our Blood is Buried (CD, LP)
Werewolf
19 March 2021
Classic black metal, a bit atmospheric and creepy

Relentless Aggression
“A Shadow of All Things Broken”
Self Released
Released on February 19th, 2021
Thrash Metal… and with a band name like this you’d expect full on fast and heaviness.. while it does have some parts like that, it does pull back and give some melodic grooves too.

ILLT
“Blood of the Unbeliever” (single)
Indie Recordings
3 March 2021
A single of some good melodic blackened death…

MARA
Djävulstoner
Wormholedeath
3/12
Melodic with a little Iron Maiden thing going on, but with harsh vox, so I’d almost throw it into a melodic death sub genre, but some clean vox too, with a classic metal feel as well.

GATE DOORS
All Our Sins
Wormholedeath
3/19
Melodic metal, a bit thrashy in heavier parts… a bit metalcore overall.

Anarcheon
Bloody Merry (single)
Self-Release
5 March 2021
Just a single, but some pretty cool melodic blackened death… more please!

IRIDESCENT DUNE
KINGDOM OF ME (SINGLE)
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 17th 2021
First off, some pretty raw production, a little progressive, thrashy, groove metal stuff. eh.

The Limit
Caveman Logic
Svart
Classic hard rock, with a little rockabilly and stoner metal going on.

Helestios
Your Pain Tastes Good
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, December 18th 2020
Melodic death with a little blackened death sound and some big grooves. Cool catchy stuff.

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