Dec 21, 2016
Glam hair metal that makes you want to jump in their rumbling muscle car with your mullet.
Sunsword: Mega Colossus (NC)(0:28-5:14)
Debut Norwegian duo with doom that ain’t fuzzy and warm.
Spectre: Hymn (Norway)(6:24-12:40)
Mesmer is the second coming of Gypsyhawk, but not coked up. Girls love whiskey vocals and hard...
Dec 13, 2016
I’ve played Hivelords before, and in the past awarded them Runner-Up to 2015 Best Sludge. Members make up Philly band Surgeon. Check out the album art: http://www.ftg38.com/album-covers/
Proggy and symphonic mix up death and black.
Old Gods: Surgeon (Philly)(0:28-5:20)
The dulcet Swedish tones of Horisont are so...
Nov 30, 2016
You know how you just want to make out with a guy, because he’s a great lead singer? Dudes, they’re Irish (hottest accent ever). He has this Celtic-folk tune to his voice (bro got my 2014’s Best Vocalist); and the band is just epic. I never play a live album unless the songs are new, but Primordial is one of...
Nov 23, 2016
Song name based on H.P. Lovecraft’s horror novella about a decayed crumbling harbor town near an undersea civilization. Atmospheric horror.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth: The Great Old Ones (France)(Jan 2017)(0:28-9:40)
Old dudes Vader thrashin’ about, a part of the very vivid Polish scene.
Nov 16, 2016
My Best Black Metal band of 2014 has come out with another doom-y carnival horror black metal album.
Mischief, Mischief, the Devilry Is at Toil... (Scene II): Cultes des Ghoules (Poland) (0:28-10:51)
Groove-y Swedish psychedelic rock in a perfectly produced album.
Wolf & Snake: Asteroid (Sweden)(12:03-17:39)