Siete Lagunas – I & II (Review)

Siete LagunasSiete Lagunas are a Colombian black metal band and this release contains their first two demos.

Siete Lagunas combine raw back metal songs – short and caustic – with moments of experimental noise and minimal ambience. Containing 10 tracks and lasting a total of 23 minutes, this is a nasty underground release that will appeal to the connoisseurs of the style out there. Continue reading

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Gloam/Obscure Evil – Split (Review)

Gloam Obscure EvilGloam and Obscure Evil are both black metal bands. The former are from the US and the latter are from Peru.

I was first introduced to Gloam on 2017’s Death Is the Beginning, which ably showcased their doom-infected brand of grimly majestic black metal. Continue reading

Forming the Void – Rift (Review)

Forming the VoidForming the Void are a progressive stoner/sludge doom band from the US. This is their fourth album.

After enjoying Forming the Void’s split with Pyreship, I was eager to hear more from the band. Thankfully, that desire has been catered to in the form of Rift; 46 minutes of new material for me to wrap my ears around. Continue reading

Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2018

In no particular order, I present to you once more with my monthly roundup – some of my favourite metal releases from July 2018. Enjoy! Continue reading

Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Review)

Cast the StoneCast the Stone are a death metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.

An EP this may be, but we still get a meaty 27 minutes of material to tear into. Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Scour, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, (among others), this release draws on the individual band members’ experience, but easily stands as its own distinct entity. Continue reading

Fredag Den 13:e – Dystopisk Utsikt (Review)

Fredag Den 13 eFredag Den 13:e are from Sweden and this is their fourth album. They play hardcore.

2015’s Domerdager was a solid slab of aggressive d-beat-fuelled hardcore crust, notable for its quality. The band’s latest album consists of 34 minutes of the same breed of enjoyably belligerent material, and it’s sounding better than ever on Dystopisk Utsikt. Continue reading