Bodies on Everest are from the UK and this is their second album. They play noise/sludge/doom/drone.
Noise/sludge/doom/drone you say? Yep, with A National Day of Mourning Bodies on Everest combine these elements into an ugly monster of an album. Across 66 minutes of disturbed, warped material, the band bring their twisted nighmarescapes to terrifying life. Continue reading “Bodies on Everest – A National Day of Mourning (Review)”
Asgrauw are a black metal band from the Netherlands and this is their third album.
Carrying a torch for old-school Scandinavian second wave black metal through a forest at night, Asgrauw have delivered an album that really does make me nostalgic for the 90s. The music on Gronspech speaks to me in a very specific, occult-tinged way that only this kind of music can. Continue reading “Asgrauw – Gronspech (Review)”
Yob are a doom metal band from the US and this is their eighth album.
Featuring a colossal 73 minutes of music, Our Raw Heart is a marathon of emotively compelling doom metal. If you’ve enjoyed Yob’s music in the past, then get ready to experience some of the best they’ve ever offered. Continue reading “Yob – Our Raw Heart (Review)”
Deified are a UK metal band and this is their latest EP.
Here we have 20 minutes of metalcore/groove metal, with a healthy amount of aggression. Continue reading “Deified – Inhuman Manifesto (Review)”
Graveyard are a hard rock band from Sweden and this is their fifth album.
Even though this is the band’s fifth album, this is my first encounter with them. Featuring a very enjoyable classic version of hard rock, this is retro-styled and blues-infected, resulting in a soulful album of tunes and rocking anthems. The band’s multifaceted and rich songwriting shines strongly, and Peace provides a very satisfying and gratifying listen. Continue reading “Graveyard – Peace (Review)”
Wombbath are a Swedish death metal band and this is their third album.
Ahh, Swedish death metal. You just keep giving and giving and giving, don’t you? It was 2015 when I last encountered Wombbath, with Continue reading “Wombbath – The Great Desolation (Review)”
Ahtme, (formerly The Roman Holiday), are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.
I like death metal that combines technical playing with devastating riffs, a meaty production, and a singer that can growl with the best of them. Which is why I like Sewerborn very much. Containing a raging concoction of surprisingly charismatic brutality, as you listen to this it becomes quickly apparent that Ahtme know how to write a good song. Continue reading “Ahtme – Sewerborn (Review)”
This is the sixth album from US progressive metallers Leviathan.
The band’s 2014 album Beholden to Nothing, Braver Since Then was an album that I not only enjoyed when it came out, but is one that has definitely grown on me over time. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. Continue reading “Leviathan – Can’t Be Seen by Looking: Blurring the Lines, Clouding the Truth (Review)”
Wistful is a one man post-black metal project from Portugal and this is his second album.
Metempsychosis contains 41 minutes of dark, blackened music. Mixing together post-metal and blackgaze into an ambient black metal core, this is wonderfully evocative and emotive post-black metal that’s filled to the brim with sorrow, despondency, and feelings of aching loss. Continue reading “Wistful – Metempsychosis (Review)”
ISA is a one man death metal project from the US and this is his debut album.
Chimera contains 41 minutes of music that draws from a twisted death metal base, but builds progressive, technical, and psychedelic elements into it. This basic description really doesn’t do this album justice, however. Continue reading “ISA – Chimera (Review)”