Arkheron Thodol are an atmospheric black metal band from the US and this is their debut album.
Atmospheric black metal is one of my favourite sub-genres. When it’s done well and you’re in the mood for it, there’s nothing quite like it. Continue reading “Arkheron Thodol – Thaw (Review)”
Element of Chaos are a progressive metal band from Italy, this is their second album.
With a sharp sound, serrated riffs, and savage vocals, Element of Chaos burst onto the airwaves with the first track on the album The Second Dawn of Hiroshima. It’s quite an entrance. Continue reading “Element of Chaos – A New Dawn (Review)”
This is the debut album of US blackened death metal band Suffering Hour.
Suffering Hour’s 2014 debut EP Foreseeing Exemptions to a Dismal Beyond was a release that really struck a chord with me. The band’s primitive-yet-powerful display Continue reading “Suffering Hour – In Passing Ascension (Review)”
Dead Soul Alliance are a Canadian death metal band and this is their third EP.
This is 25 minutes of old-school death metal, fashioned after the 90s era. Continue reading “Dead Soul Alliance – Slaves to the Apocalypse (Review)”
Hate are a Polish blackened death metal band and this is their tenth album.
Tremendum’s music is a mix of the old-school and the new. The former provides a purity of focus and delivery, while the latter provides polish and a sense of renewed dynamic energy. Continue reading “Hate – Tremendum (Review)”
This is the second album from Spanish death metallers Opposer.
This is old-school death metal with an equally old-school thrash influence. A mix of Obituary, Death, Bolt Thrower, and Sepultura, if you will. Continue reading “Opposer – Darkest Path (Review)”
Game Zero are a hard rock band from Italy and this is their debut album.
Game Zero play an entertaining blend of rock and metal, one that sees them adopt a hard rocking edge with melodic vocals. Continue reading “Game Zero – Rise (Review)”
This is the debut album from US doom band Palehorse/Palerider.
This is a rich, textured release that combines psychedelic doom, post-rock, and shoegaze to create involving soundscapes. Described as doomgaze, the appellation is apt. Continue reading “Palehorse/Palerider – Burial Songs (Review)”
Half Gramme of Soma are a Greek stoner rock band and this is their second album.
After 2014’s highly enjoyable EP Marche au Noir, Groove Is Black is a well-received album by yours truly.
With a voice full Continue reading “Half Gramme of Soma – Groove Is Black (Review)”
Integral are an Italian death metal/deathcore band and this is their debut album.
This is one for fans of modern aggression that mixes technical, brutal, and melodic death metal with elements of deathcore. This would be enough in its own right – but what’s this? We also get Continue reading “Integral – Resilience (Review)”