Rotting Kingdom – Rotting Kingdom (Review)

Rotting KingdomRotting Kingdom are a death/doom metal band from the US. This is their debut EP.

This EP contains 24 minutes of bleak, despondent metal. Rotting Kingdom’s music is grim and mournful, with a darkness of delivery that comes through in everything they do. Continue reading “Rotting Kingdom – Rotting Kingdom (Review)”

Genocide Pact – Order of Torment (Review)

Genocide PactGenocide Pact are a US death metal band and this is their second album.

This is heavy, crushing death metal, played in the old-school style with nods towards bands like Bolt Thrower, Incantation, and Dismember. Continue reading “Genocide Pact – Order of Torment (Review)”

Living Altar – Scythes Towards Psyche (Review)

Living AltarLiving Altar are a Lithuanian black/death metal band and this is their debut EP, (after a demo and a split).

This is bestial black/death metal that takes no prisoners with its venomous assault and violent tendencies. Continue reading “Living Altar – Scythes Towards Psyche (Review)”

Endorphins Lost/Osk – Split (Review)

Endorphins Lost OskEndorphins Lost are from the US and Osk are from Canada. They have teamed up for this short and savage grindcore split.

Endorphins Lost give us four tracks of barely contained rage lasting around just as many minutes. Continue reading “Endorphins Lost/Osk – Split (Review)”

Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Review)

Hooded MenaceThis is the fifth album from Finnish death/doom band Hooded Menace.

Whenever I have a craving for death/doom, Hooded Menace can always be relied upon to satisfy it. 2015’s Darkness Drips Forth was a very enjoyable trip into Hooded Menace’s dark world, and now it’s time to revisit it as they unleash 42 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Review)”

Interview with In Vain

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The new In Vain album – Currents – is a progressive death metal treasure trove of sweeping music and grandiose structuring. Full of epic songs and engaging, sometimes eclectic delights, it’s a engrossing mix of melodic black/death metal mixed with progressive highlights. Well-written and extremely enjoyable, this is 42 minutes of quality music that I urge anyone reading to this to explore.

Lead guitarist Kjetil Pedersen was kind enough to answer some questions about the band and their latest opus… Continue reading “Interview with In Vain”

Towards Atlantis Lights – Dust of Aeons (Review)

Towards Atlantis LightsTowards Atlantis Lights is an international project that plays atmospheric doom metal. This is their debut album.

Featuring members of Pantheist, Aphonic Threnody, Dea MaricaArrant Saudade, and Void of Silence, a lot of experience and expertise has clearly been poured into this album. Continue reading “Towards Atlantis Lights – Dust of Aeons (Review)”

Harm’s Way – Posthuman (Review)

Harms WayHarm’s Way are a metalcore band from the US. This is their fourth album.

Here we have 34 minutes of metallic hardcore, full of spitting anger and beefy riffs. Continue reading “Harm’s Way – Posthuman (Review)”

Neverending Winter – Сеногной (Review)

Neverending WinterNeverending Winter are a Russian black metal band and this is their latest EP.

After very much enjoying last year’s Хиус, it’s with great pleasure that I listened to Сеногной. Continue reading “Neverending Winter – Сеногной (Review)”