Voidfire are a black metal band from Poland and this is their debut album.
Voidfire play melodic black metal, doing so in an endearing and infectious way. This is music that has a heart of darkness, rather than a shiny, upbeat one. Some melodic metal is so smothered in ostentatious bright leads it can be off-putting, but Continue reading “Voidfire – Ogień Pustki (Review)”
This is the fourth album from Canadian death metallers Beneath the Massacre.
Beneath the Massacre play technical death metal that’s relentlessly harsh and brutal. This is not music for the uninitiated or the fragile; Beneath the Massacre are uncompromisingly merciless across these 30 minutes. This is the band’s first album in eight years, and when Continue reading “Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger (Review)”
This is the third album from French post-black metallers Regarde les Hommes Tomber.
Regarde les Hommes Tomber play post-black metal that takes a forward-thinking approach to its content. Blending in elements of sludge and minor aspects of death metal, the band’s music is an atmospheric and modern take on blackened art. Continue reading “Regarde les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Review)”
Thokkian Vortex are a black metal band from the US and this is their second album.
Featuring an ex-member of Ancient, Thokkian Vortex deliver 45 minutes of second wave-inspired black metal. Continue reading “Thokkian Vortex – Thy Throne Is Mine (Review)”
Fluisteraars are a Black Metal band from the Netherlands and this is their third album.
2015’s Luwte was an engaging affair, full of icy atmospheric black metal delivered with character and much promise for the future. That future is apparently now. Continue reading “Fluisteraars – Bloem (Review)”
This is the second album from Belgian black metallers Ars Veneficium.
I really liked 2016’s The Reign of the Infernal King; the band’s fiery black metal left lasting marks. A new album feels overdue, so it’s with great anticipation that we turn to Usurpation of the Seven and its 38 minutes of dark blackened mayhem. Continue reading “Ars Veneficium – Usurpation of the Seven (Review)”
This is the eleventh album from US unconventional experimental metal band Today Is the Day.
I really, really enjoyed 2014’s Animal Mother, which was one of my favourite releases from this artist. As such, No Good to Anyone was much-anticipated, and had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, it’s one of Today Is the Day’s bests. Continue reading “Today Is the Day – No Good to Anyone (Review)”
This is the fifth album from The Night Flight Orchestra, a Swedish hard rock band.
I loved Amber Galactic and Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough, and now I love Aeromantic. It’s quite simple really; The Night Flight Orchestra have never released a bad album, and just seem to be getting better and better over time, growing into themselves with increasing confidence. Continue reading “The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic (Review)”
Ilienses Tree are an Italian death/doom metal band and this is their debut album.
After really enjoying 2017’s Edda, it’s good to now have a full length from Ilienses Tree. Continue reading “Ilienses Tree – Till Autumn Comes (Review)”
This is the second album from Xenobiotic, an Australian deathcore/death metal band.
2018’s Prometheus was a deathcore highlight for me, so I was looking forward to what they had in store for us next. I was not expecting just how good Mordrake is though. The band have progressed, and progressed well. Continue reading “Xenobiotic – Mordrake (Review)”