Dec 1, 2021
IN MOURNING (Sweden)
— In Mourning shot me in the heart. Vivid breaks to riffs, which breaks to stunning and theatrical, along with evil and raspy in a prog and death.
— Classic rock, speed and heavy metal with flying guitar solos and an incredible singer.
Rot Of Ages
— Don’t write this off as another death album. Another doom and death with unique effects, including melodic and spacey. Really a stunning range.
Lay Down the Law
— Female-led 80’s anthemic heavy metal perfectly encapsulated that makes you want to lip sync and air guitar.
Architects of Consciousness
— Instrumental-heavy new age candlelit death metal with a proggy, death and jazz drummer.
Majesty of the Void
— Floating blast beats create a rhythmically meditative space with melodic solos and a fantastic set of emotional variation.
ÜLTRA RAPTÖR (CAN)
SpaceFighter (442 AlphaClass Pegasus SubC35.2)
— Speed-frenzied salute to excellent hair metal.
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT (NYC)
Transmission to Mercury (Live at Slipper Room)
— A brilliant live album with smokey jazz and proggy, experimental black metal with a sexy saxophone.
Il Pleure Dans Mon Coeur
— Wonder twin powers activate with post-metal, romantic doom and black metal in a gorgeous mix.
— Yeah, you know Exodus, super solid thrash.