ANCIENT HOSTILITY (Ukraine/US)
Through the Visceral
— 2-piece Ukranian band Ancient Hostility breaks interestingly to foreboding and sparse vacuums of sound, with gothic filthy sharp black metal in between.
TVX (New Zealand)
— TVX had the most crusty badass as a lead singer. Sadly, she has passed away, but not without leaving us fist in the air vocals.
YELLOW EYES (NYC)
Light Delusion Curtain
— Yellow Eyes is one of my faves, and this song released from their upcoming album proves this is going to be another incredible tempo-lurching madness.
SINNERS BLEED (Berlin)
The Second Being
— Technical death from old school Germans.
DIE SEKTOR (GA)
— Die Sektor is one of my favorite modern industrial bands, heavily influenced by Skinny Puppy, Front 242 and Front Line Assembly; and employing deeply emotional vocals.
— These guys created a perfect mist of vampiric Icelandic black metal.
— Thrash-light death with blasting drums, and a fantastic cover of Judas Priest. Excited to hear their full-length when released.
THONIAN HORDE (MD)
— Crusty rocking black metal with surprising acoustic.
— Vocalist screech that adds texture to the proggy, warm black metal.
— Hostile dense blasts from our alien Finn friends.