Pyreficativm is a one man black metal band from Chile and this is his debut album.
Sprawling, dense, and layered, this release contains 76 minutes of explorative occult black metal that will burn your soul with its malevolent energies. Continue reading “Pyreficativm – संसार का पथ (Review)”
Cast the Stone are a death metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.
An EP this may be, but we still get a meaty 27 minutes of material to tear into. Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Scour, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, (among others), this release draws on the individual band members’ experience, but easily stands as its own distinct entity. Continue reading “Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Review)”
Fredag Den 13:e are from Sweden and this is their fourth album. They play hardcore.
2015’s Domerdager was a solid slab of aggressive d-beat-fuelled hardcore crust, notable for its quality. The band’s latest album consists of 34 minutes of the same breed of enjoyably belligerent material, and it’s sounding better than ever on Dystopisk Utsikt. Continue reading “Fredag Den 13:e – Dystopisk Utsikt (Review)”
Pissboiler are a Swedish doom band, and this is their latest EP.
I won’t deny that I’ve been really looking forward to hearing this one. Ever since I was subjected to the sheer aural horror of 2017’s In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares, I’ve craved more of Pissboiler’s filth and disease to swamp myself in. Well, Continue reading “Pissboiler – Att Med Kniv Ta En Kristens Liv (Review)”
This is the third album from Arcticcircle, a Canadian metal band.
This is my first encounter with this band. Apparently they have a black/thrash metal background, but this newest album is essentially 25 minutes of something quite different. Think along the lines of an Continue reading “Arcticcircle – Where Ice Meets Ocean (Review)”
This is the debut album from Hungarian black metal band Hænesy.
Now this is the stuff. Katruzsa is a nature-inspired atmospheric black metal album with some post-black metal qualities. Underground and raw, with a sonic aesthetic that definitely pleases, this is textured black metal replete with affecting melodies and plenty of atmospheric depth. Continue reading “Hænesy – Katruzsa (Review)”
This is the third album from Italian post-metal/doom metal band Demetra Sine Die.
Demetra Sine Die have a complex sound taken from a number of different influences and forged into something of their own. These influences come from doom, sludge, psychedelic, and post-metal, with even some black metal elements making the cut. Continue reading “Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Review)”
This is the third album from French death metallers Exocrine.
Playing modern technical death metal, Molten Giant gives us 35 minutes of material, as well as some pretty damn monstrous cover art. Continue reading “Exocrine – Molten Giant (Review)”
Venues are a post-hardcore/metalcore band from Germany and this is their debut album.
This is an enjoyable 47 minutes of modern heaviness, with a style that fits somewhere between post-hardcore and metalcore. Continue reading “Venues – Aspire (Review)”
This is the fourth album from Mexican death metallers Zombiefication.
Zombiefication play death metal that’s dark, covered in underground filth, and delivered in an atypical fashion that speaks highly of the band’s talents as artists. Their music is atypical in the sense that they may take influence from several of the old-school masters, but at heart they’re firmly their own creation, and their songs are filled with interesting and unexpected nuances and subtleties. Continue reading “Zombiefication – Below the Grief (Review)”