This is the debut album from US metal band Memorrhage.
Now here’s an album I couldn’t miss out on. Brought to us by a member of Cara Neir, Memorrhage is a tribute to the 90s metal scene, specifically nu-metal and the related styles around this, including hardcore, metalcore, and industrial. Yep, I had to hear this. Continue reading “Memorrhage – Memorrhage (Review)”
Godflesh are a UK industrial post-metal band and this is their ninth album.
Following on from 2017’s Post Self, Purge contains 44 minutes of new material delivered in that inimitable way that only Godlfesh can. Continue reading “Godflesh – Purge (Review)”
Sunrot are a sludge band from the US and this is their second album.
Sunrot’s hostile music is a sludge metal monster that is enhanced by noise and effects in the manner of early Eyehategod records. It’s a 40-minute trip through the corridors of sludge and doom, and wears its influences on its sleeves like badges of honour. Sunrot know what they’re doing with the style though, and The Unfailing Rope is an enjoyable slab of heaviness. Continue reading “Sunrot – The Unfailing Rope (Review)”
This is the fifth album from US metal band Oozing Wound.
Following on from 2019’s High Anxiety, We Cater to Cowards contains 41 minutes of new material. However, this is not the same band we encountered on High Anxiety. Continue reading “Oozing Wound – We Cater to Cowards (Review)”
This is the fourth album from US industrial black/sludge metal band Invertia.
When I last caught up with Invertia it was on 2014’s Another Scheme of the Wicked, where they played industrial black metal, complete with remixes of the original tracks. Nine years or so later, the band’s music is darker and uglier, yet also laced with hooks and catchy riffs and beats. Continue reading “Invertia – Through the Black Bubble (Review)”
This is the debut album from French progressive metal band Ahasver.
Ahasver is made up of members of bands such as Eryn Non Dae, Drawers, and Gorod, among others. Causa Sui contains 42 minutes of music that’s a good deal more individual than most you might encounter. Continue reading “Ahasver – Causa Sui (Review)”
This is the debut album from Chat Pile, a noise/sludge rock band from the US.
God’s Country is a 42-minute cry of anxiety, despair, and pain, which manifests as noise and sludge rock coalesced into nine emotive tracks. Other elements such as industrial, punk, and grunge have also made it into Chat Pile’s shapeshifting sound, resulting in a charismatic journey into impassioned desperation and energetic angst. Continue reading “Chat Pile – God’s Country (Review)”
Bog Body are a blackened sludge metal band from the US and this is their debut album.
Oh dear. This is some gloriously foul stuff. Bog Body have come to torment us with a 34-minute deluge of swampy horror that’s wonderfully hideous. Cryonic Crevasse Cult is a sort of corrupted mix of sludge doom and black metal, with touches of death metal and industrial nightmare added for extra terror. Continue reading “Bog Body – Cryonic Crevasse Cult (Review)”
This is the latest EP from UK metal act Heriot.
Heriot play an interesting and diverse style of music that combines metallic sludge heaviness with hardcore fury and industrial harshness. Heriot don’t really sound like any one band, and it’s great to hear music like this that isn’t concerned with genre boundaries. Continue reading “Heriot – Profound Morality (Review)”
Aeviterne are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.
Aeviterne contain current and ex-members of bands such as Artificial Brain, Tombs, and Pillory, and play a brutal form of death metal with experimental tendencies. Continue reading “Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Review)”