New Stuff This Week…5/22/23

Legion of the Damned
The Poison Chalice
Napalm
Ever since I first heard these guys I’ve been a fan, fast extreme thrashy stuff with maybe a blackened edge, just great stuff, and this one fits the bill too.

Sirenia
1977
Napalm
Good ol symphonic femaled fronted power metal stuff… this one takes a bit more of a synthy direction

Vomitory
All Heads Are Gonna Roll
Metal Blade Records
26 May 2023
Brutal death metal! Great stuff

Craving
Call Of The Sirens
Massacre Records
19 May 2023
Blackened death metal, a kind of a thrashy feel, but all cold and evil.

NITA STRAUSS ft. ANDERS FRIDEN
The Golden Trail
Sumerian
This song has an In Flames vibe (obviously because of the vocals, but musically as well) Cool stuff.

Elegant Weapons
Horns For A Halo
Nuclear Blast USA
Pretty cool classic metal, catchy upbeat!

Arrival Of Autumn
Kingdom Undone
Nuclear Blast USA
A little metalcore, but mostly just good heavy stuff. Technical and melodic too

Kings Never Die
All The Rats
Metalville Records
Hardcore grooves

The Halo Effect
Path Of Fierce Resistance (Single)
Nuclear Blast
One of my favorite albums last year, and here’s a bonus track that was just on the Japan release, same catchy melodic death stuff like old In Flames/Dark Tranquillity

Under Attack
Release title: Fury of the Thunder God
Label: Lake of Fire Productions
Release Date: 22-05-2023
Clasic metal, straight forward stuff.

BLOODY NIGHTMARE
Release Title: Pillars of Chaos
Label: Fighter Records
Release Date: 23rd of May
Kind of an old school thrashy classic metal, big soaring vox with a little doom feel

Black Spiders
Can’t Die, Won’t Die
Spinefarm
12 May 2023
A classic metal sound, but also a kind of a bluesy groove

Eradikated
Faced
Indie Recordings
24 May 2023
Just a single, but it’s good classic thrash

Speedwhore
Visions of a Parallel World
Dying Victims Productions
5/25
A kind of lo-fi blackened thrash

Armagh
Serpent Storm
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 26/05/2023
Another kind of classic metal with a thrashy catchy groove.

Violent Sin
Serpent’s Call
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 26/05/2023
Thrashy old school sound with a bit of a blackened thrash going on too. Cool stuff!

CHURCH OF THE DEAD
Beyond Death
Redefining Darkness Records
26 May 2023
Just some good ol meaty death metal with some melodic grooves too

Vexing
Grand Reproach
Ordovician Records
26 May 2023
Technical melodic death with a little black metal peppered in.

Nattverd
I Helvetes Forakt
Soulseller
26 May 2023
kind of a classic melodic black metal.

REASONS BEHIND
Architecture of an Ego
Scarlet Records
26 May 2023
Female fronted modern groove with a gothy slant metal

THE SILENT RAGE
Nuances of Life
Scarlet Records
26 May 2023
Classic metal, leaning thrashy, but kind of Judas Priest-ish.. nice heavy balls n chunk to it. Good stuff!!

HATE MANIFESTO
ΑΠΟΣΤΑΤΗΣ
Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records
26 May 2023
Brutal and meaty death metal!

dEMOTIONAL
Scandinavian Aftermath
AFM Records
26 May 2023
Melodic death, catchy groovin’ prog metal leaning stuff !

PANDRADOR
Seiðr
Pagan Records
26 May 2023
Groovin and gritty brutal death metal, cool stuff!!

CONTAMINAZIONE
Pericolo Di Morte
Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records
26 May 2023
Lots of atmosphere and classic progressive 70’s keyboard stuff going on

A PRETEXT TO HUMAN SUFFERING
ENDLESS CYCLE OF SUFFERING
LABEL: REALITY FADE RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: MAY 26th 2023
Brutal and technical death metal with a little deathcore thing too. Good stuff

Whythre
Impregnate My Hate
High Point Records
26 May 2023
Heavier thrash, but with a proggy technical thing going on in parts too. Cool stuff!

RESOLUTION 13
Album: Derelict
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: May 23rd, 2023
Industrial metal, melodic in parts, metallic and electronic too

Sigir
Rainmaker
Gramophone
26 May 2023
Blackened thrashy melodic death type stuff, a progressive catchy thing going on too. Good stuff!

OCEANLORD
Kingdom Cold
Magnetic Eye Records
26 May 2023
Down tempo chilled out doom

Ethereal Void
Gods of a Dead World – Out May 26th
Abstrakted Records
26 May 2023
Death metal with a little progressive brutality

MOURNFUL CONGREGATION
The Exuviae of Gods – Part II
Osmose Productions / 20 Buck Spin
26 May 2023
Depressive doom, long drawn out depression… feels like i’m listening to a rainy day.

Deimhal
Release Title: The Grand Gathering
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 19th May 2023
Classic Black Metal with a melodic groove

BOSPARANS FALL
Götterspiel: Dunkle Zeiten
Black Sunset / MDD
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Melodic Death Metal with some solid deathy grooves, vox are a bit Amon Amarth-like

Pronostic
Title: Chaotic Upheaval
Format: Digital CD
Label: Independent Release
Prog metal, a little leaning into melodic death. great stuff!

Deviser
Thy Blackest Love
Sleaszy Rider
Melodic blackened metal

Blut
Traum
Sleaszy Rider
Groovin’ modern metal with a german attitude (a pinch like Rammstein)

SKADE
Album: Gudinnen
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: May 16th, 2023
Old school black metal

Phase Transition
Release Title: Your Guide
Record Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 12, 2023
Progressive Metal, female fronted with a little djent sound

BLACKBRAID
“Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon” (Single)
Independent
5 May 2023
Kind of melodic death, a bit doom, proggy and 14 minutes

Dan Lorenzo
“I’m One Again”
Independent
12 May 2023
Hard rock that has a bluesty heavy shuffle groove.