Feb 23, 2022
PURE WRATH (Indonesia)
Those Who Stand Still
— Tormented and distressed black metal with delicate beauty. Just, amazing.
LUNAR BLOOD (NJ)
— Immersive black and death metal distortion with crusty attitude, another journey of an album.
Noose Of Thorns
— 11th badass album from a powerhouse of death with immense lovely groove and spectular angularity and technical guitar maneuvers.
— Hypnotic ambient and drone and synth in an anguished black metal with soulful vocals and melodies. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
— Krallice succumbs to the melodic, bringing in more earthy orchestral and spacey synth to their nerdy technical math metal. Brain-expanding as usual. Probably my favorite album by them yet!
— Frantic thrash and raspy death vocals and a crazed set of technical guitar.
This Hungry Triumphant Darkness
— Darvaza is a warrior black metal with an energetic black and roll, playful if you will.
— Ethereal shoegaze becomes frantic, shrieks and layered black metal.
VENOM PRISON (UK)
Castigated in Steel and Concrete
— The proggy, melodic flair to the brutal death is incredibly endearing.