Another month, another explosion of quality metal albums to listen to and fall in love with. Peruse the five standout releases below from April and let me know what tickles your fancy…
Have you ever wondered what a mash up of Poison the Well, Every Time I Die, and The Dillinger Escape Plan might sound like? Well wonder no more, as Greyhaven’s This Bright and Beautiful World has successfully answered that particular thought experiment, and the results are glorious.
Epitaphe’s II is a colossal album in more ways than one. The band’s progressive death metal is expansive and broad, delivering vast and detailed soundscapes for the listener to explore. This is a record worth taking the time to explore.
I wasn’t expecting to love Darkher’s The Buried Storm as much as I do. This is a richly evocative, expressive, and emotive form of dark folk-enriched doom, and it’s utterly stunning. I urge you to get lost in its delicious darkness as soon as possible.
Pyreship’s post-metal offering on Light Is a Barrier impressed. The band’s rough and emotive take on the style hit the spot nicely for me, and this is an album I liked more and more as I got to know it.
We’ll end with the stoner doom stylings of Alunah. Strange Machine is infectious and moreish, and packed with songs that are just plain fun and highly enjoyable to listen to. This album is one I keep wanting to return to, and there’s very little reason not to.