Dark Days of the Soul
— Seething, aggressive Polish thrash and death that’s not fucking around.
Cries From the Underworld
— Tribulation is a unique mix of old school death rock mixed with horror and metal. They also delve into ambient and drone. Moody retro and black death rock sung by hot Swedish vampires? Were you looking into my dreams?
— Alien, bleak, comfortless chaos created by monsters from Australia.
JESUS AIN'T IN POLAND (Italy)
— Jesus Ain't in Poland have slowed their version of grindcore to dynamic, eruptive, melodic hardcore. With some grind sprinkled on top.
JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
— Judas Priest prove they are still heavy metal gods. They engage in their trademark hooks and harmonies and manage to remain muscular. A must-have album.
HUMAN SERPENT (Greece)
Seven Billion Slaves
— Slitheringly savage and silky-smooth black metal from Greece.
Rise From Your Grave
— Incredibly jolting pagan psychedelic doom led by a French goddess.
— Cartoony, tongue in cheek superficial layer of Slugdge covers a strange, twisted, gnarly proggy death.
THE SOFT MOON (Berlin)
Like a Father
— Stylish, intense industrial dark wave with a really cool-styled vocalist.
All Hail Darkness And Evil
— Rasp to shriek and oh so unique. The vocalist slices. Each song is a fresh angle on black metal.
OCEAN OF GRIEF (Greece)
The Breeding of Death
— Majestic melodic with overtly baritone and masculine vocals is so hard to keep from being cheesy. These Greeks do melodic to perfection, creating vivid gorgeous spell-binding stories.
HARM'S WAY (Chicago)
Become a Machine
— This is Chicago hardcore - chunky, technical, brutal.