This is the fifth album from Finland’s black metallers Oranssi Pazuzu.
This is the follow up to 2016’s well-received Värähtelijä, which is a record that has only increased in my estimation over time. Now, across 50 minutes of multifaceted and highly textured music, Mestarin Kynsi is an album that I have little doubt in my mind will keep on giving for years to come as well. Continue reading →
Paul Catten is a prolific UK extreme metal artist and this is his latest album.
We’ve met Paul Catten before, (here, here and here), and you never know what you’re going to get from the man. His latest release is far more accessible and pop-influenced than I was expecting, and it Continue reading →
The Lion’s Daughter are a progressive blackened sludge metal band and this is their third album.
The Lion’s Daughter always seem willing to try out new things, enhancing their core of heavy sludge with all manner of different elements depending on their mood and interests at the time. Thus far, for me their most striking Continue reading →
Louise Lemón is a Swedish death gospel artist and this is her debut album.
Mixing folk, soul, Gothic, electronic, pop, and ambient into slow, meaningful songs, Purge contains 31 minutes of exquisite material. Pretty much every second of it is tinged with darkness and melancholy, which has all contributed towards the creation of a superlative collection of tracks. Continue reading →
Rabitrup is an electronic/industrial metal one man project from the US and this is his latest EP.
This is 20 minutes of horrorscapes and harsh industrial sounds. This is not done in an inaccessible way, however, and the music on SWVMPS II has just the right amount of twisted melody and compositional sense Continue reading →
Full of Hell are a US grindcore band, and this is their fifth album, (or third, if you don’t count their collaborative ones).
Full of Hell play grindcore that’s both primitive and innovative. Combing death metal, powerviolence, punk, crust, harsh electronics, and noise into a gruesomely violent and nasty grindcore package, Full of Hell are Continue reading →