Charnia are a post-metal band from Belgium and this is their second album.
Het Laatste Licht is a single 40 minute track that’s as ambitious as it is finely realised. This is a superlative piece of work where the worlds of dark ambient mood, neoclassical atmosphere, and post-metal build/release collide and merge to great effect. Continue reading “Charnia – Het Laatste Licht (Review)”
Wardomized are a death/thrash metal band from the UK and this is their latest EP.
It seems like only yesterday that we were introduced to Wardomized’s take on old-school death/thrash metal via Red Death (Flows Through My Veins), but already they’re back once more with a new four track EP. Continue reading “Wardomized – Forced to Eat from the Apple Tree (Review)”
This is the latest release from one-man UK-based experimental drone band Dunjin.
The Conqueror Worm is 43 minutes of experimental soundscapes and grim ambience, taking in drone, noise, industrial, and dark atmospherics. Continue reading “Dunjin – The Conqueror Worm (Review)”
Infected Dead are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut EP.
On the long side for an EP, this is almost 28 minutes of ferocious, modern death metal.
After the usual rather pointless intro, we’re straight into the action, with the band revealing themselves to be a modern blending of brutal and melodic death metal. Continue reading “Infected Dead – Archaic Malevolence (Review)”
Jess and the Ancient Ones are an occult rock band from Finland and this is their third album.
This is quirky and expressive retro-styled rock, with plenty of personality and idiosyncrasies. Continue reading “Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales (Review)”
Ghastly Sound are a metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their second EP.
Oh Ghastly Sound, with this latest EP you’re really spoiling us. Already this year we were treated to your extremely enjoyable self-titled debut EP, and now, hardly any time at all later, you’ve now gifted us with your latest creation – The Bottom. Continue reading “Ghastly Sound – The Bottom (Review)”
Tyakrah are a German black metal band and this is their debut album.
Tyakrah offer up 37 minutes of black metal. Their musical vision is raw and harsh, but not without its atmospheric moments. Melodic and depressive aspects of the blackened style can be heard in this epic music too. Continue reading “Tyakrah – Wintergedanken (Review)”
Tongues are a black metal band from Denmark and this is their debut album.
The band’s 2014 EP Thelésis Ignis was an extremely strong first release, making it onto my best of 2104 end of year list. The EP showcased the band’s compelling mix of black, death, and doom metal, one which they have refined further for Hreilia. Continue reading “Tongues – Hreilia (Review)”
This is the fourth album from Polish black metal band Thaw.
Thaw play modern black metal, with hybridised aspects of doom, sludge, and drone. Indeed, the latter of these styles is a prominent one on Grains. Continue reading “Thaw – Grains (Review)”
This is the debut album from The Last of Lucy, a progressive/technical death metal band from the US.
This is technical death metal, with flaming riffs and a predilection for chaos. Mixing in grindcore, mathcore, jazz, progressive, electronic, and classical influences, this is a complex and lethal strain of modern death metal. Continue reading “The Last of Lucy – Ashvattha (Review)”