Celebration of the Twisted
— Lik is "corpse" in Swedish. Muscular vocals are a great partner to technical drumming.
— Cold, angular, malevolent death mixed with doom that can't stand up to a snarling lead singer.
— Female demon vocals: need I say more? Ok, it is also hella achingly emotional.
Two Lane Blacktop
— Remember seeing Zeke at the Covered Wagon? Beer stained floors, jager shots, and going to the Bar Feeders house after. First album in 14 years.
FISTER (St. Louis)
I Am Kuru
— Fister, I ask of you, why art thou ignore my request to be slain for Satan.
In Rites Of Passage
— I don't even remember Ihsahn from Emperor. His solo albums are the new modern prog.
— Eruptive Swedish black metal band with organs. I fucking love organs.
Adoration Of The Blight
— Music that grabs your leg with a claw dragging you back down the basement steps.
Whispers Through the Aether
— Death and doom and thrash with pagan and retro in the mix.
— Members of Akercocke emphasize vocals and songwriting.