Apr 15, 2020
— Uniquely diabolical structures of dread-filled black metal and chugging hardcore, with a semi-synthetic vocal that pinned me to the wall.
BLACK CURSE (Denver)
Enraptured by Decay
— Another experiment in vocal styles, gurgling and seething with a lurching drumming style that creates groove within every pace.
The Burning Mountain
— Kentucky black metal doesn’t really surprise me. Any weirdo-filled repressed society creates a heaving backlash of angry youth. Kentucky has been shining with diamonds lately, from Knocked Loose to this debut. Both bands have a hardcore edge to it, maybe it’s in the Kentucky water.
FEARING (Santa Cruz)
— Fearing beats a shimmering heart in their style of dark wave, complete with a perfect crooning lad that is incredible live. Their show was a highlight of 2019.
LIKE RATS (Chicago)
— Bassist from Weekend Nachos. Severely death metal now, but still chomping Chicago pit influence.
— A mix of death and industrial effects including a spoonful of danceable beat.
— Ozzy Osbourne reborn within a melancholy Canadian trip.
— Grind from a legendary band that lends a unique lens to the mix.
BLACK MAGICK SS (AU)
— 80’s style psychedelic synth and glam and an off-kilter vocalist.
LIVE BURIAL (UK)
Rotting On The Rope
— Production breathes life into every instrument in a head-bangable death.