— Wretched vocals spewing Finnish is so hot. Death and folk and Satanic.
FULL OF HELL (MD)
The Cosmic Vein
— Explosive dynamic grindcore from the young’uns Full of Hell. This is better than their last, which says a lot.
WHITE WARD (Ukraine)
— Sax is big in this sound, with pop and electronic encasing death and black.
— Cool album cover; and the sound is Dutch and moody and black and creepy and angular.
MUTOID MAN (NYC)
Wreck and Survive
— John Santos did Mutoid’s new spectacular cover. Mutoid is the best at bubbly AND technical.
— Shimmering electronic black galaxy.
The Agony of a Dying Phoenix
— Beautiful melody weaving through mid-tempo black metal.
SABBATH ASSEMBLY (TX/NYC)
Seven Sermons to the Dead
— Shining star in this sound is the vocalist – witchy, death rock, pagan, folk, throaty and sexy.
— Wicked dense and evil.
All grows on tears
— I know, funeral doom is a weird one. Super slow, where are we, what are we doing. But this is one of the best I’ve heard, tons of surprises, lead-ups, riffs, and fuck yeah. Pain brings pleasure.