This is the debut album from Dutch blackened post-punk/metal Ainsoph.
Ainsoph’s material is constructed from a sort of atypical blackened base that takes in elements of post-metal, post-rock, post-punk, avant-garde, progressive rock, doom, blackgaze, and jazz. It’s an eclectic mix on paper, but in execution Continue reading “Ainsoph – Ω – V (Review)”
Sons of a Wanted Man are a post-black metal band from Belgium and this is their debut album.
Sons of a Wanted Man mix post-metal, shoegaze, and melancholic atmosphere into their blackened concoction, resulting in a multifaceted album that hits many highs across its 47-minute playing time. Continue reading “Sons of a Wanted Man – Kenoma (Review)”
Leeched are a UK hardcore band and this is their second album.
2018’s You Took the Sun When You Left was a violent shot of crushing heaviness and virulent foulness. The band have now returned, with 36 minutes of sonic extremity. And they don’t sound happy. Continue reading “Leeched – To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse (Review)”
This is the eighth album from French doom metallers Monolithe.
Monolithe can do no wrong in my humble opinion. Across many releases, (here, here, here, here, here, and here, for example), the band have consistently delivered the sort of quality, engrossing doom metal that just keeps drawing you back no matter how much time you give it. Okta Khora is no different in this regard. Continue reading “Monolithe – Okta Khora (Review)”
Tonight’s sold out show boasts a strong lineup of modern heaviness and extremity. It’s a show I’m very glad I have got to attend. So without further ado… Continue reading “Human Target Tour – Thy Art Is Murder/Carnifex/Fit for an Autopsy/Rivers of Nihil/I Am – Manchester Academy 2, 26/01/20 (Live Review)”
Deathwhite are a melodic metal band from the US and this is their second album.
Ever since 2014’s Ethereal saw the light of day, I’ve enjoyed watching Deathwhite flex their creative, melodically-charged muscles. Solitary Martyr arrived a year later with a quality delivery, and by the time that 2018’s For a Black Tomorrow came around, it was clear that Deathwhite’s early promise was not squandered at all. Well, it’s now 2020, and the band have returned with 49 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Deathwhite – Grave Image (Review)”
[ B O L T ] are a drone/doom band and Morasth are a doom/post-metal band, both are from Germany.
[ B O L T ] offer a single track and start us off on this split with the 21-minute [ 0 6 ]. Continue reading “[ B O L T ]/Morasth – [ B O L T ] vs. Morasth – Split (Review)”
Willows are a hardcore band from the US and this is their latest album.
Willows play emotive hardcore that’s on the heavier end of the musical spectrum, offering up 42 minutes of heartfelt energetic substance. Continue reading “Willows – Coldfront (Review)”
Coffin Curse are a death metal band from Chile and this is their debut album.
Here we have 40 minutes of classic death metal. It’s a simple and effective old-school formula that Coffin Curse have, and they use it very well indeed. Continue reading “Coffin Curse – Ceased to Be (Review)”
This is the third album from Nero di Marte, a progressive metal band from Italy.
Six years after the rewarding Derivae, Nero di Marte have finally returned with 67 minutes of new material in the shape of Immoto. Continue reading “Nero di Marte – Immoto (Review)”