May 172021
 

Vulture
Dealin’ Death
Metal Blade Records
21 May 2021
flying the flag of classic metal / thrash, these guys get it done with catchy riffs and a full sound with big vox reminiscent of the early days of thrash

Various Artists
Metal Massacre XV
Metal Blade Records
21 May 2021
A new compilation in the series that started it all for metal blade records… a good variety of different new bands and songs across many genres

Somnuri
Nefarious Wave [Advance Tracks]
Blues Funeral
A kind of blusey/doomy groove metal…. with some good melodies too..

Capital Theatre
“Long Way To Fall”
Reslau Records
Light melodic hard rock.

BULB
“Parabolica”
3DOT
A guy from Periphery… a bit technical and djenty instrumental stuff… cool stuff.

CYBER STRIKE
SALVATION OF THE WICKED
DIAMOND MUSIC
Here’s some basic classic metal with a thrashy yet melodic hybrid… catchy

BORN OF OSIRIS
ANGEL OR ALIEN (single)
Sumerian
this has a very melodic death – in flames/soilwork vibe to it… cool stuff.

JOHNNY O’NEIL
TRUTH OR DARE
INDEPENDENT
Mostly a classic rock sounding thing, maybe pushing a little into AOR type stuff.

Per Wiberg
All Is Well In The Land Of The Living, But For The Rest Of Us… Lights Out
Despotz
Release date: Friday, May 14th 2021
You might remember this keyboard guy from this time in Opeth and Clutch… this release seems to be more of an ambient, post metal/rock type thing. meh.

Murkocet
Dominator
Independent
This has Mark Hunter (from Chimaira) … a cool grooving thrashy metal… catchy, heavy a little metalcore too

Burning Witches
The Witch of The North
Nuclear Blast USA
A bit prog a bit classic metal, a little power metal, a bit of a melodic death feel going on too.. some big powerful female vox… great stuff.

Vexed
Culling Culture
Napalm Records
Metalcore at its core… a bit djent, and a pinch of black metal attitude and coldness with a definite meshuggah vibe too

Sumo Cyco
Initiation
Napalm Records
A modern metal and metalcore sound with female vox, has that “mallcore” type sound,

SETH
La Morsure du Christ
Season of Mist
7 May 2021
Old school black metal sound, but a full brutal feel while staying cold, dark and evil (melodic too) cool stuff.

Herman Frank
Two For A Lie
AFM Records
21 May 2021
Former Accept guitarist back with another solo album. Good solid edgy claesic metal

Thundermother
Heatwave [Deluxe Edition]
AFM Records
21 May 2021
Female fronted classic hard rock/ rock type stuff.

ICE WAR
Sacred Land
Fighter Records
Release date: Tuesday, May 18th 2021
A doomy classic metal thing… clean vox

RADIO: AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes
Prosthetic Records
21 May 2021
Some atmospheric blackened melodic metal type stuff. A bit catchy in parts too

FINAL GASP (us)
Baptism of Desire
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
18 May 2021
A heavier and maybe punked up raw mastodon sound to me…. shorter tracks..

Anatomia
Corporeal Torment
Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent
20 May 2021
Deathy/Post metal with a black metal dark and coldness

Band: Conquerors
Album: Stormbringer
Label: Music-Records
Release date: May 21, 2021
Brutal blackened thrash death metal, a tiny bit of that lo-fi black metal sound while still having good production, it’s got a cold, harsh darkness while staying fast and in your face.

Majestic Downfall
Aorta
Personal Records
21 May 2021
Four rather long tracks of doomy post death metal type stuff.

MORBID BREATH
In the Hand of the Reaper
Redefining Darkness Records
21 May 2021
There’s an old school deathy/thrash sound… a venom/meets slayer type thing going on. Cool stuff, catchy too.

Thanatomass
Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
Living Temple Records / LVX MorgenStern
21 May 2021
Wall of blackened death noise metal all up in your face, then into some actual grooves in some parts too

Sabhankra
Death to Traitors
Saturnal Records
21 May 2021
Blackened death metal a bit more of a black metal leaning sound, a kind of catchy thrashy sound keeps it grounded.

Illusory
Crimson Wreath – May 21st
Rockshots Records
21 May 2021
melodic classic metal, pushing a tiny bit in to prog/power metal

TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE
Prophecies of Malevolence
Nuclear Winter Records.
Reissue of their debut from 2011. drony post metal

One Morning Left
Hyperactive
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
Modern metalcore, catchy with synths

Befell
Solitude – Out May 20th
Self-Release
20 May 2021
An extreme thrashy catchy metal… cool stuff.

Hundred Headless Horsemen
Apokalepsia
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 21st 2021
Pretty straight up doomy psychedlic metal… some growly vox too

Mephitic Grave
Into The Atrium Of Inhuman Morbidity
Carbonized
Release date: Friday, May 7th 2021
Classic black metal with death metal brutality… it’s a little lo-fi on the sound, maybe just quiet to eek out some more dymanic range? Kind of sounds like a live in the studio recording

HANGING GARDEN
Skeleton Lake
Lifeforce
May 21
Melodic doomy death metal.

?MIAR?VIE?Y
?ornaje po?ymia
Caligari Records
6 May 2021
Old school, lo-fil black metal for those tr00 fans…

1976
1976
Audible
Release date: Friday, May 14th 2021
Seemingly some acoustic-ish ambient

Zgard
Place of Power
Schwarzdorn Production
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
Kind of an old school black metal, but with a slowed down more melodic sound… not so cold and harsh.

Night Resident
Darkness Is My Home
Self-Released
21 May 2021
Here’s a doom/classic metal sound with vox that take it in the direction of Ghost. cool melodic stuff.

Jess and The Ancient Ones
Vertigo
Svart Records
21 May 2021
Another classic hard rock thing… female vox, some keyboards and almost more of an alt-rock feel.

PERVERSOR (Chile)
Psicomoro (CD, 12″ MLP)
Hells Headbangers
21 May 2021
Basic heaby blackened death metal.

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