Oct 31, 2018
— This band made my Best Black Metal list in 2015. This is more of the same relentless, claustrophobic, drum-pummelling excellence.
HATE ETERNAL (FL)
Upon Desolate Sands
— Muscular death, crushing riffs, and innovative compositions takes it beyond sweaty...
Oct 24, 2018
Don't Go (12" remix)
— Allison Moyet is up there with Siouxsie in alternative queendom. This is Vince Clark brilliance pre-Erasure. Yazoo will be releasing 4 albums this month - both original albums, a remix album and 2 BBC sessions. It is on my Christmas wish list.
Oct 17, 2018
OUTER HEAVEN (PA)
— Filthy, churning, riff-heavy death from start to finish.
CLOUD RAT (Michigan)
— Immense female lead singer of Cloud Rat expresses our emotions so well. Sick-of-your-shit vocals give way to brief respites of alternative rock, and it is a joy....
Oct 10, 2018
— Slovenian lead-ups and focus on drumming with hot hoodied dudes.
HIGH ON FIRE (Oakland)
— High on Fire tries their hand with menacing, chomping metal and it is badass. The drumming is tight and brutal and the highlight.
Perfume and Steel
Oct 3, 2018
Devotion (Blood for Ink)
— Bi-vocalist styled, unpredictable, proggy, witty memorable death.
Als die Welt zur Nacht sich wandt
— Gravelly vocalist speaking German poetry, blending soft and death and emotional in their black metal.