Across 35 minutes Decrepisy play foul, malignant death metal that’s both old-school and timeless at the same time. The band use doom influences well within their sound, and you can hear a thrash metal edge to some of the less-warped and twisted melodies that are sometimes used. Continue reading “Decrepisy – Emetic Communion (Review)”
I was initially attracted to this album by the evocative album art, and the suggestion that it should appeal to fans of Porcupine Tree, Devin Townsend, Opeth, Alcest, Anathema, and Tool. Sold. Of course, there’s always the danger of being disappointed, but thankfully Moon Machine lived up to its promise. Continue reading “Moon Machine – Moon Machine (Review)”
Fimir play traditional doom metal with a modern edge and a somewhat cosmic feel in places. Continue reading “Fimir – Tomb of God (Review)”
King Woman are a doom metal band from the US. This is their second album.
Here we have 41 minutes of atmospheric doom metal, flavoured with aspects of post-metal and shoegaze, as well as some dreampop, and avant-garde tendencies. This means that overall King Woman’s sound is an atypical one, and they’ve successfully managed to carve their own niche in a crowded scene. Continue reading “King Woman – Celestial Blues (Review)”
Underdark combine black metal, post-rock, post-hardcore/screamo, and blackgaze into their sound. That might sound like a slightly strange mix of subgenres, but on Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry these influences all coalesce into a very effective and enjoyable 36 minutes of post-blackened darkness. Although Continue reading “Underdark – Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry (Review)”
Sense Offender start us off, with 8 minutes of material. The band play a form of jagged chaotic hardcore that is belligerent and lethal. Continue reading “Sense Offender/Nil – Split (Review)”
Now here’s one I’ve really been looking forward to. 2020’s Descent to Madness was seriously good, and I’ve only grown to love it even more over time. On Victims of Vile Torture, we once again get a feast of old-school death metal, played with a modern edge that incorporates elements of grind, hardcore, groove, and thrash metal. The music combines all of the above elements into a roaringly good collection of tracks. Continue reading “Tombstoner – Victims of Vile Torture (Review)”
This is the third album from Finnish black metallers Ondfødt, a duo whose members are also in Dispyt.
I always like catching up with what Ondfødt are offering. I enjoyed 2014’s Hexkonst and 2019’s Dödsrikets Kallelse, so now it’s time to turn to Norden with positive expectations. Continue reading “Ondfødt – Norden (Review)”
Cascades contains 32 minutes of atmospheric black metal. What it might lack in quantity it makes up for in quality. Ulvik have produced an enjoyable, satisfying slice of darkness here. Theirs is a largely aggressive strain of atmoblack, but one that’s not without nuance or dynamic differentiation. Continue reading “Ulvik – Cascades (Review)”
Hades Unleashed contains 40 minutes of death metal, and features a member of Slaughterday on vocals. Continue reading “Temple of Dread – Hades Unleashed (Review)”