Blackwater Holylight are a rock band from the US and this is their debut album.
Here we have 41 minutes of retro-appeal rock, replete with decent variety, good songwriting, and heartfelt vocals. Continue reading
Axia are a grindcore band from Portugal, and this is their debut album.
Okay, so rarely has a band’s album title been so aptly named. Axia play grind that just pulverises and destroys. Continue reading
Vyre are a German post-black metal band and this is their third album.
Vyre offer up a 52-minute sophisticated cocktail of electronically enhanced avant-garde/post-black metal, which has been further spiked with keyboards, synths, cello, and violin. Continue reading
Wombripper are a Russian death metal band and this is their debut EP.
This EP was originally released in 2017, and apparently the band have had a split release and a full length album since this. Regardless, this is my first exposure to the band, and I must say that I like what I hear. Continue reading
This is the second album from Voidthrone, a US black metal band.
This is the follow up to the very enjoyable Spiritual War Tactics, which showcased the band’s keen ability when it came to dark, dissonant black metal that also employed doom and death metal elements very well. Of this album I said Continue reading
This is the second album from this Swedish thrash metal band.
Defiatory’s debut album Extinct was a notably enjoyable thrash attack, ably mixing together older influences into a modern take on aggressive thrash metal. Continue reading
Nihil Eyes are a UK death metal band and this is their debut album.
Here we have 35 minutes of death metal that’s influenced by the UK old-school; mainly death metal, but with some doom and grindcore elements too. Continue reading
Destroyer of Light are a doom metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.
This 18-minute EP is comprised of two songs, both of which thrill and delight with their rich and immersive take on doom metal. Continue reading
Ulvesang are a Canadian neofolk band and this is their second album.
After Ulvesang’s gorgeous self-titled debut album, we are now treated to a second release, with 48 minutes of new material to delight and enthral. Continue reading
Svalbard are a crust/hardcore band from the UK and this is their second album.
It’s Hard to Have Hope is the sound of crust/hardcore bite and metallic aggression coming together to create 38 minutes of passionate music with a message. Continue reading