Aug 3, 2022
Some favorites so far this year!
— Rich, dark, technical American black metal with a majesty of vocal styles and sweet, proggy guitar.
EIGHT BELLS (Portland)
— Dreamy psychedelic and post-metal in a touching mix that breaks into explosive and badass. Heavenly female lead singer.
— 11th badass album from a powerhouse of death with immense lovely groove and spectular angularity and technical guitar maneuvers.
I Waged War
— Metal that places an axe in the hands of warriors, snarling and entangling vocals, majestic melodic with just the right acerbic.
The Fire Within Him Burns
— Another Swedish powerhouse, packed with flying calloused fingertips and melodic glory with black flair and anthemic thrash.
— Tangled, snarling, livid, thoughtful, emotional with a line of explosive riffs. HUGE.
Son of a Nameless Father
— Tight melodic death mass with haunting psychedelic using piano and violin and noodling heavy metal. Great album.
If You Want Her To Be Taken
— Ethereal, still and achingly lovely, eventually crashing into sludgy and unexpected complexity.
Lueurs De Cendres
— Writhing sinister creeping death with atmospheric vocals and a slice of textural dissonance with scalpel drums.
— Drumming a harrowing pace in death dissonance and a vivid melodic, progressive and sludge with industrial, hardcore and electronic and a raspy black metal vocal.
GOLGOTHAN REMAINS (AU)
The Malign Hordes of Aborrence
— Australian dissonance that barks and gurgles, bleak black and aggressive death metal with angular drums blasting and a muddled thick rhythm.