Cattle Decapitation – Terrasite (Review)

Cattle Decapitation - TerrasiteThis is the tenth album from veteran US death metal band Cattle Decapitation.

Following on from 2015’s The Anthropocene Extinction and 2019’s Death Atlas, the mighty Cattle Decapitation return with 53 minutes of new material on Terrasite. Continue reading “Cattle Decapitation – Terrasite (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)”

Dawn of Ouroboros – Velvet Incandescence (Review)

Dawn of Ouroboros - Velvet IncandescenceThis is the second album from Dawn of Ouroboros, a progressive black/death metal band from the US.

Following on from 2020’s well-received The Art of Morphology, Velvet Incandescence brings us 46 minutes of new material from Dawn of Ouroboros, who feature members of Botanist and Cailleach Calling. Continue reading “Dawn of Ouroboros – Velvet Incandescence (Review)”

Dødheimsgard – Black Medium Current (Review)

Dødheimsgard - Black Medium CurrentThis is the sixth album from avant-garde black metal band Dødheimsgard.

Black Medium Current contains 70 minutes of material, which is, I confess, a rather bland way of introducing such a superlative record. It’s hard to know where to start with an album like this though, as there’s just so much to explore here, and it’s all so very high in quality. Continue reading “Dødheimsgard – Black Medium Current (Review)”

Ὁπλίτης (Hoplites) – Τρωθησομένη (Review)

Ὁπλίτης - ΤρωθησομένηThis is the second album from Ὁπλίτης (otherwise known as Hoplites), a one-man post-black metal band from China.

Well this is unexpected. Having only unleashed the stunning Ψευδομένη on an unsuspecting world in January, we now get the equally unexpected Τρωθησομένη – 38 minutes of tasty new material from the very talented, (and apparently very prolific), artist behind Ὁπλίτης, (as well as Vitriolic Sage). Continue reading “Ὁπλίτης (Hoplites) – Τρωθησομένη (Review)”

Yskelgroth – Bleeding of the Hideous (Review)

Yskelgroth - Bleeding of the HideousYskelgroth are a black metal band from Spain and this is their second album.

Featuring the vocalist from the mighty AvulsedBleeding of the Hideous is a 33-minute mix of black and death metal that’s ferocious and harsh, yet not without depth and substance. Continue reading “Yskelgroth – Bleeding of the Hideous (Review)”

Ignominy – Imminent Collapse (Review)

Ignominy - Imminent CollapseIgnominy are from Canada and play death metal. This is their debut album.

Ignominy are not a standard death metal act, and Imminent Collapse is not your run-of-the-mill death metal album. Rooted in the dissonant style, theirs is an avant-garde expression of dissodeath that incorporates blackened textures, technical flourishes, chaotic intensity, and atmospheric proclivities. Continue reading “Ignominy – Imminent Collapse (Review)”

Sermon – Of Golden Verse (Review)

Sermon - Of Golden VerseThis is the second album from UK progressive metal band Sermon.

Of Golden Verse is a 49-minute tour de force of engaging progressive metal. Sermon’s new album immediately grabs your attention with its vibrant, feeling-focused personality, and holds it throughout the running time by the sheer quality and richness of its material. Continue reading “Sermon – Of Golden Verse (Review)”

Demonstealer – The Propaganda Machine (Review)

Demonstealer - The Propaganda MachineThis is the fourth album from Indian one-man extreme metal band Demonstealer.

I enjoyed both 2016’s This Burden Is Mine and 2021’s The Holocene Termination, so it’s now time to catch up with the talented artist behind Demonstealer. This time he’s come with a large supporting cast, as he’s assembled an enviable amount of musicians to help him to achieve his metallic goals, (from Continue reading “Demonstealer – The Propaganda Machine (Review)”