SULPHUR AEON (Germany)
Lungs into Gills
— Impactful monstrous Germanic riffs, isolated guitars and sonic vocals creating melodic death.
Loyal To The Black Oath
— Vocals are touching, aching and powerful within emotional compositions.
In Offal, Salvation
— Strangled vocals, wicked melodies, blasting drums, electronic hisses in unexpected mixes.
Eulogy in Squalor
— Death noise, aggressive, seething, dissonant insanity with no patterns that somehow makes sense.
— The shy boy waits to be noticed. Perfect post-punk soulfulness.
Thigh High Cat Tights
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID (Finland)
The Apocalypse Reign
— Anonymous 2-piece creating symphonic black metal with shrieks and ferocious drumming threaded with melody.
Till maskarna slängd
— Blistering, raw, speed-driven black'n'thrash.
Beyond the Boundaries of Being
— One of the best melodic black metal of the year.
BRIDGE BURNER (New Zealand)
The Blood Never Lies
— Vocalist climbs up your spine in stilettos. Converge-style dissonant hardcore, distorted with a splash of death.
— Groove stoner doom and sludge, always with an edge.