This is the second album from UK doom/drone band Bismuth.
Ever since first hearing The Eternal Marshes I’ve been a fan of what Bismuth do. Over the years they’ve continued to develop their bass-drum-synth-low-end-heavy-doom-assault-on-the-senses approach to music. Every release essentially sees them rising to new heights of both extremity and nuance, and this has now culminated in this new colossal album. Continue reading “Bismuth – The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef (Review)”
This is the second album from Witherfall, a progressive/melodic metal band from the US.
Featuring members and ex-members of various notable bands, including Iced Earth, this is 57 minutes of polished, dark heavy metal that’s a blend of exotic power metal, rich melodic metal, and progressive metal exploratory worldbuilding. Continue reading “Witherfall – A Prelude to Sorrow (Review)”
Landmvrks are a French metalcore band and this is their second album.
This is modern metalcore, with a distinct hardcore feel in places and a catchy, memorable backbone. Continue reading “Landmvrks – Fantasy (Review)”
This is the latest album from US drone/noise band Clawing
I like Clawing. I mean, in the way that I like getting my eyes scratched out. This is a deeply unpleasant band producing deeply unpleasant music. As I’m sure I’ve stated previously, this is not normally my kind of thing. Noise/drone Continue reading “Clawing – Labour (Review)”
This is the sixth album from Cancer, a UK death metal band.
This is Cancer’s first album in 13 years, and their first to feature their original lineup in 23 years. Lasting 44 minutes, Cancer’s newest album contains old-school death metal, with plenty of brutality and viciousness. Continue reading “Cancer – Shadow Gripped (Review)”
This is the third album from UK grinders The Atrocity Exhibit.
Just when you think you’ll never hear any more from this highly enjoyable grindcore wrecking crew, (their last release came out in 2013), we get a brand new album containing 19 tracks; 23 minutes of material to enjoy. Continue reading “The Atrocity Exhibit – Extinction Solution (Review)”
This is the eighth album from progressive metal heavyweights The Ocean.
The first album of a two part release, this is another sprawling epic from this incredibly talented band. The Ocean have never been ones to shy away from a complex concept, and this latest album is no different. Continue reading “The Ocean – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Review)”
Languish are a grindcore band from the US and this is their second album.
Featuring members of North and Gatecreeper, Languish offer up 27 minutes of grim extremity and chaotic brutality. Continue reading “Languish – Unworthy (Review)”
Leonov are a Norwegian doom/post-metal band, and this is their second album.
Mixing together the heart of doom with the pulse post-metal, Wake is a collection of tracks that have a deep melodic core and depth of feeling to them. In fact, powered by negative emotion, this is an album filled to the brim with feelings of loss, woe, despair, and plaintive nostalgia. It’s never maudlin though, and frequently beautiful. Continue reading “Leonov – Wake (Review)”
Outre are a Polish black metal band and this is their second album.
After 2015’s Ghost Chants and 2017’s split with Barshasketh, it’s safe to say that Hollow Earth has been much-awaited by me. I have not been disappointed, not at all. Continue reading “Outre – Hollow Earth (Review)”