Nov 24, 2021
— Intertwining, spinning guitar solos in a technical, noodly death reminiscent of At the Gates.
DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN (Norway)
— Theatrical, vivid debut of black metal within pools of languid, orchestral and gorgeous.
— Another topnotch debut of disturbing doom and horror death with a massive propulsion to head bang.
The Astral Road
— Majestic doom that lifts your soul. Period.
THE TEMPLE (New Zealand)
— Most likely 67% of Ulcerate in this New Zealand duo that is a thicker, monstrous death mix in an indulgent pace that breaks into a lonely atmosphere.
PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND (France)
— My 2016 Best Experimental Extreme. Intensity is their meditation, with weird bouts into 70’s style experimental industrial within the coldest of black metal swarms.
CONVERGE and CHELSEA WOLFE (MA/CA)
— Think Neurosis with a metal goth female vocalist. Converge have outdone themselves with their storytelling, beautiful and ethereal with a blast of jamming psychedelic guitars. Really fun.
VERTEBRA ATLANTIS (Italy)
— Debut with a member of Cosmic Putrefaction creating a textural masterpiece. 3 layers of vocals, instruments that mosh together until melding to an evil death carnage.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT (GER)
— Stabs me in the heart with their cinematic and plaintive, and the chomping bite of quintessential German black metal.
DREAM UNENDING (US/CAN)
— A duo creates the exquisite painting of floating vocals, gorgeously harmonized guitars in a doomy paradise. Members of Tomb Mold, Outer Heavens, Innumberable Forms and Sumerlands.
The Serpent's Stone
— Soaring, anthemic black metal to pound your mug of mead to. And then get emotional with the epic and folk. Members of Wayfarer and Blood Incantation.