If you haven’t yet checked out Totengott’s second album The Abyss, then I heartily recommend that you do. The band’s dark, atmospheric take on doom/heavy metal is quite engaging, and one that has yielded an enjoyable album.
I caught up with the band to find out more… Continue reading
This is the debut album from Ohio Slamboys, a brutal death metal band from France.
Now here’s an album that does exactly what it says on the tin. Slamming death metal with a zombie fixation? Why the Hell not! It would be so easy to play this kind of thing badly and end up a generic mess of gore and entrails, but do you know what? This album is just a big old ball of bloody fun. Continue reading
This is the third album from German death metallers Reckless Manslaughter.
It seems a long time since 2013’s Blast into Oblivion came out, which of course is has been. Although the band have released a couple of splits and a demo in the intervening years, I haven’t heard them, so Caverns of Perdition is my first chance to catch up with them again. Continue reading
This is the second album by Sidious, a UK black metal band.
Sidious made a strong impression on me with their debut album Revealed in Profane Splendour, and now that it’s finally time to get some new material from them, they have changed almost completely. Now I’ve heard their new album, I’m actually somewhat surprised Continue reading
This is the third album from US doom metal band Destroyer of Light.
I really liked 2018’s Hopeless, and really wanted that EP to be the herald of good things for their next album. It turns out that it was, and Mors Aeterna is just as good, if not better, than I was hoping for. Continue reading
Kval are a black metal band from Finland and this is their second album.
I’ve been greatly anticipating the next Kval release, as the band’s 2017 self titled debut album was quite the underground find. The debut seemed to be a solo affair, whereas this new one seems to have added a guitarist. Continue reading
This is the debut album from Ornamentos del Miedo, a one man funeral doom band from Spain.
Here we have 62 minutes of atmospheric funeral doom. It’s slow, heavy, and played with an obvious love for the style. Continue reading
Spirit Adrift’s new album Divided by Darkness is my favourite album yet by this superlative band. Filled with rousing songs, engrossing melodies, infectious riffs, and quality writing, Divided by Darkness is sure to make an impact on many best of 2019 lists I’m sure.
I quizzed band mastermind Nate Garrett about the band’s latest release, and found out a few interesting things… Continue reading
This is the fifth album from US hard/stoner rockers Lo-Pan.
This sort of highly engaging and infectious stoner-influenced hard rock is not typically my sort of thing most of the time, but it’s hard to deny how damn good Lo-Pan are at what they do. I really, really got Continue reading
This is the third album from US doom band Aseethe.
2017’s Hopes of Failure is still one I regularly visit, (as I do all of their very tasty material), so I’m glad to see a new album appear again. Continue reading