This is the debut album from Canadian doom band Empress.
I enjoyed 2017’s
, with its psychedelic grooves and rolling riffs. It set out a strong opening argument for the band, which Reminiscence Premonition now ably capitalises on. Combining elements of doom, sludge, progressive, and post-metal into 49 minutes of expressive, mood-focused music, Premonition is a thoroughly convincing affair. Continue reading
Amenra, Doom, Doom Metal, Elder, Empress, Hard Rock, Isis, Khemmis, Mastodon, Metal, Pallbearer, Pelican, Post-Doom, Post-Metal, Progressive metal, Rock, Sludge, Sludge metal, Torche, Yob
This is the second album from Lithuanian doom metallers Hellhookah.
was a good start to the Hellhookah tale, and now, five years later, we have the next chapter. Endless Serpents The Curse gives us eight new tracks and 38 minutes of material to enjoy. Continue reading
Black Sabbath, Classic Doom Metal, Classic Metal, Doom, Doom Metal, Hard Rock, Hellhookah, Metal, Old-School Doom Metal, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Traditional Doom Metal
This is the third album from US black metallers Feral Light.
Feral Light play a mix of black metal and post-metal, with touches of doom and hard rock.
Life Vapor offers up 39 minutes of easily-digested blackness. Continue reading
This is the tenth album from Forgotten Tomb, an Italian black/doom/sludge metal band.
and 2017’s Hurt Yourself and the Ones You Love are both favourites of mine, so it’s great to have some new work from Forgotten Tomb, especially something as well-wrought as We Owe You Nothing Nihilistic Estrangement. Continue reading
Testament are a legendary thrash metal band from the US. This is their 12th studio album, (13th if you count First Strike Still Deadly).
The follow up to 2016’s
, Brotherhood of the Snake Titans of Creation treats us to 59 minutes of quality metal to thrash along to. Continue reading
Burning Witches are a heavy metal band from Switzerland and this is their third album.
was an enjoyable slab of traditional heavy metal, and now the band are back with a new album, and a new singer. Hexenhammer Continue reading
Burning Witches, Classic Metal, Classic Rock, Death, Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Judas Priest, Metal, Old-School Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash metal
This is the fifth album from The Night Flight Orchestra, a Swedish hard rock band.
and Amber Galactic , and now I love Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough Aeromantic. It’s quite simple really; The Night Flight Orchestra have never released a bad album, and just seem to be getting better and better over time, growing into themselves with increasing confidence. Continue reading
This is the debut album from one-man Swedish doom metal band Blissful Stream.
It seems like an age since Blissful Stream first appeared in 2016 with
, which impressed with its lo-fi rocky take on doom metal. The next two years saw a release every year, ( Ascending Demons , and Devil’s Night to All Souls – Split with Lightsabres ), and then a quiet 2019. This was apparently due to the artist building up to his fist full length, which we are now lucky enough to have in 2020. Dead Religious Continue reading
This is the debut album from US metallers Ghastly Sound.
Having really enjoyed both
and Ghastly Sound , I’ve been looking forward to The Bottom Have a Nice Day. It has not disappointed, quite the opposite in fact. Continue reading
Deftones, Every Time I Die, Ghastly Sound, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Helmet, Metal, Modern metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock, Torche
Beastwars are a sludge/stoner metal band from New Zealand and this is their fourth album.
The return of Beastwars is to be celebrated, and what better way than to embrace 38 minutes of new, riff-worshipping, hard rocking metal tunes?