Enforcer – Nostalgia (Review)

Enforcer - NostalgiaThis is the sixth album from Swedish heavy/speed metallers Enforcer.

After 2019’s enjoyable Zenith, Enforcer are now back with the 42-minute Nostalgia, which is very aptly named for such an old-school metal record. Continue reading “Enforcer – Nostalgia (Review)”

Abolish – …From the Depths (Review)

Abolish - ...From the DepthsAbolish are a death metal band from Turkey and this is their debut album.

Featuring the vocalist of Inhuman Depravity, …From the Depths unleashes 44 minutes of old-school death metal on the listener. Continue reading “Abolish – …From the Depths (Review)”

Hexenschorf – Certain Rapture (Review)

Hexenschorf - Certain RaptureHexenschorf is a one-man black metal band from the US, and this is his debut album.

The artist behind Hexenshorf plays black metal in the classic second wave style. Certain Rapture provides us with 28 minutes of raw hostility. Continue reading “Hexenschorf – Certain Rapture (Review)”

Vintersea – Woven into Ashes (Review)

Vintersea - Woven into AshesThis is the third album from US progressive metal band Vintersea.

Woven into Ashes contains 51 minutes of progressive extreme metal that should find favour with fans of bands such as An Abstract Illusion, Aversed, Dawn of Ouroboros, Kassogtha, Ne Obliviscaris, Oceans of Slumber, and Wintersun. Continue reading “Vintersea – Woven into Ashes (Review)”

Spinebreaker – Cavern of Inoculated Cognition (Review)

Spinebreaker - Cavern of Inoculated CognitionThis is the latest EP from US death metallers Spinebreaker.

I was beginning to wonder if we’d ever get anything more from Spinebreaker. I really enjoyed 2016’s Ice Grave, but that was a very long time ago now, and I’d pretty much given up hope of anything new. That was, until Cavern of Inoculated Cognition appeared out of the blue to stomp me flat. Continue reading “Spinebreaker – Cavern of Inoculated Cognition (Review)”

Numeron – Road to Valhalla (Review)

Numeron - Road to ValhallaThis is the second album from Indonesian post-black metal band Numeron.

Road to Valhalla is a 43-minute exploration of atmospheric black metal and blackgaze, delivered in a post-black metal package that’s passionately performed. Numeron have produced a well-crafted slice of expressive darkness. Continue reading “Numeron – Road to Valhalla (Review)”

Enforced – War Remains (Review)

Enforced - War RemainsEnforced are a crossover thrash metal band from the US and this is their third album.

Following on from 2021’s well-regarded Kill Grid, War Remains lands with the impact of a bombshell. Enforced’s new album is a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading “Enforced – War Remains (Review)”

Wallowing – Earth Reaper (Review)

Wallowing - Earth ReaperThis is the second album from UK sludge/doom metal band Wallowing.

Boasting the drummer of the amazing King Goat in their ranks, Wallowing play a sci-fi-themed mix of blackened sludge, doom, and noise. Continue reading “Wallowing – Earth Reaper (Review)”

Fires in the Distance – Air Not Meant for Us (Review)

Fires in the Distance - Air Not Meant for UsThis is the second album from US death/doom metal band Fires in the Distance.

Air Not Meant for Us is a 50-minute journey into melodic death/doom waters from Fires in the Distance, who feature an ex-member of Xenosis in their ranks. Continue reading “Fires in the Distance – Air Not Meant for Us (Review)”

Smoulder – Violent Creed of Vengeance (Review)

Smoulder - Violent Creed of VengeanceThis is the second album from Canadian/Finnish heavy metallers Smoulder.

Featuring seven tracks running 42 minutes in length, Violent Creed of Vengeance is a thoroughly enjoyable slab of epic heavy metal. Break out the swords and get ready for adventure! Continue reading “Smoulder – Violent Creed of Vengeance (Review)”