Vordemfall are a German noise rock band and this is their debut album.
Here we have 32 minutes of experimental rock, mixing elements of noise, progressive, and post-rock together into an expressive and quite thrilling collection of tracks. Continue reading “Vordemfall – Gravity Problems (Review)”
This is the second album from Sol Sistere, a black metal band from Chile.
Extinguished Cold Light lasts 52 minutes and contains aggressive atmospheric black metal that’s largely influenced by the 90s era. Continue reading “Sol Sistere – Extinguished Cold Light (Review)”
Amon Amarth are a melodic Death Metal band from Sweden and this is their eleventh album.
This is the follow up to 2016’s hideously enjoyable Jomsviking, and once again Amon Amarth have done themselves proud. Continue reading “Amon Amarth – Berserker (Review)”
Mavradoxa are an atmospheric black metal band from the US and this is their third album.
Afer enjoying 2017’s memorable Lethean Lament, Mavradoxa have now returned with a shorter album, (43 minutes vs its predecessor’s 62 minutes), that sees them focused, lean, and firing on all cylinders. Continue reading “Mavradoxa – Nightmarrow (Review)”
This is the fourth album from German Black Metallers Stellar Master Elite.
Hologram Temple is the much anticipated follow up to 2015’s massively enjoyable III: Eternalism – The Psychospherical Chapter. It has not disappointed. Continue reading “Stellar Master Elite – Hologram Temple (Review)”
Lörd Matzigkeitus are a black metal band from Canada and this is this project’s third album.
From the Many Splintered Minds mixes a harsh form of black metal with elements of death metal and a multitude of blackened underground styles of extremity. Parts of the album are more traditionally brutal, while others are more avant-garde in range and delivery. Continue reading “Lörd Matzigkeitus – From the Many Splintered Minds (Review)”
Into Orbit are a post-metal band from New Zealand. This is their third album.
Having really enjoyed 2017’s Unearthing, getting to listen to a new album from Into Orbit is a treat, especially one as good as this. Continue reading “Into Orbit – Kinesis (Review)”
Forlet Sires are a Swiss post-black metal band. This is their second album.
2016’s Journey Towards Ruin was a definite highlight of that year, so as soon as I was told about this new release, I was quite excited. Continue reading “Forlet Sires – Holy (Review)”
Norden is a one man black/Viking metal band from Poland and this is his second album.
This is a Bathory-influenced Viking metal album, (complete with Bathory cover song), that combines this with elements of black and pagan metal to produce a blackened, yet still authentic, take on the Bathory style of Viking metal. Continue reading “Norden – Z Popiołów i Krwi… (Review)”
This is the fifth album from Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer.
Having first encountered Enforcer just prior to seeing them live, I’ve been a fan ever since. If you’ve even an ounce of true heavy metal in your blood, I find it hard to believe anyone could dislike a band like this. Continue reading “Enforcer – Zenith (Review)”