— Minnesota rages their icy-black metal on your head with vast and frothy romantic compositions.
— Agalloch and Giant Squid members create melancholy and college rock-style mixed with doom. Vocals-forward.
— You know I love Fade and everything that he creates.
— When I call Deadbird stoners, I mean the individuals, not the genre. Bros smoke a mean joint, I’m sure, but they are romantic sludge. Those vocals kill me.
ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE (VA)
— Volcanic ash pummels down, fiery and suffocating. Why do we need to be punished gawdammit aren't we tortured enough?!
Secular Spiritual Existence
— Finnish alien vocals sings of blood and gore and forests or whatever these weirdos are doing. These guys have unexpected lead-ups.
THOU (Baton Rouge)
The Lasting Dose
— Thou's new EP is the best balance of evil and lush, dramatic and badass. The last (3) EPs are on (3) different labels, and the full-length is on another label. It will be unexpected.
THE LION'S DAUGHTER (St. Louis)
— Sci-fi metal horror synth-heavy metal-infused crazy.
REBEL WIZARD (AU)
The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us All
— You think you know it all. So you'll listen and categorize this immediately into classic heavy retro metal. Then the vocals drop - completely soulless raw and evil.
DIRE OMEN (CAN)
— Suffocating dissonant death with blistering layers.