Nov 10, 2021
PROPHETIC SCOURGE (France)
The Dragonchaser (Crowned On The Throne Of Loti)
— French dramatic ballet with style and violence, bludgeoning technical death with sweet melody and theatrical vocals.
— Lush acoustic washes over a black metal landscape and a vicious barb-throated vocalist.
To The Builders
— From the brain behind Spectral Lore. Ethnic black metal layering history with modernity.
— Train rumbling vocals in a slow heated death that falls off the rail.
The Great Persecution
— Creepy noisy meditative death that plummets to body-shattering riffs.
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (TX)
The Sixth Circle
— Murky sludge coupled with a razor sharp vocal, clearing to chomping hardcore, throw in industrial effects and pummeling black metal. Reminded me of Fister.
— Burning witch metal.
— Sultry vocals bellowing into a hellish death.
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE (LA)
— Sweet organically gothic mood.
GRAND CADAVER (Sweden)
Empire Of Lies
— A missile hit of death swinging from menacing to extremely groovy.