Tue, 26 April 2016
Tenor saxophone added to Helgamite’s compositions, bringing in psychedelic and jazz elements to their experimental metal sound
Shaman's Veil: Helgamite (VA)(0:28-6:07)
I heart Lord Mantis hard. They have a new lead singer, and I couldn’t even TELL until I read about it. And thank gawd, because I love that shrieking style. They had my 2014 #1 Album of the Year, and they split up to recreate their band. Their lead singer comes from the band Indian. Excited to hear their entire album if it sounds more like the following song.
S.I.G. Safer: Lord Mantis (Chicago)(7:41-12:18)
Viking horn beer metal that is anthemic yet melodic, singing about being a king and needing his crown.
Crownless: Sig:Ar:Tyr (Ontario)(13:15-19:19)
Young and In the Way are my darling filthy crust.
Solitude: Young and In The Way (Charlotte)(19:45-25:31)
Great stoner, to give your ears a break, brah.
Losting Things: The Bendal Interlude (UK)(26:27-30:21)
Slow creeping doom, in such a great headbanging way.
Stargate path ( inizia quando entra la batteria nei feedback): Into Coffin (Germany)(30:45-36:23)
Emotional death and doom.
Sickness of the Mind: Nostrum (Victoria)(36:43-43:05)
Savage doom from Colorada-brah.
Detached And Conquered: Ketch (CO)(43:24-49:15)
2-piece death with a side of punk, from 2 style vocalists – the female is badass.
In Darkness They Come Crawling: Gorgosaur (Sweden)(50:08-53:25)
Fierce power crust.
No More Words: Ancst (Germany)(53:43-56:29)
Raw emotional black metal.
Unraveling the Bracelets of Fortune: Bog of the Infidel (RI)(57:07-END)
Tue, 19 April 2016
Guest vocals on new Naðra EP, some dude that is both famous for pop and heavy metal. Super group, with members of many Icelanding bands including Mispyrming.
Fórn: Naðra (Iceland)(0:28-5:21)
Balanced death and thrash and relentless energy.
Conquerors March: Phazm (France)(6:52-11:40)
The shine between the cracks: wait for the melody.
Dreamer of Ages: Horrified (UK)(12:05-16:19)
Uada’s debut album has that Pacific Northwest black metal thing going.
Devoid of Light: Uada (Portland)(17:10-23:01)
Groovified, jaunty bluesy death.
Nature of Humankind: Convulse (Finland)(23:33-27:57)
Lucid Delirium: Inverloch (AU)(29:04-34:59)
Symphonic, bringing in the organic sounds of keyboard and ethnic folk and pagan to their raw black metal.
Ephemeral World, Pt. 1: Onirism (France)(35:28-41:18)
Classic heavy metal with a little LA cheese, a bit of the glam.
Break Out: White Wizzard (LA)(41:43-47:01)
Unstructured psychedelic death metal.
Subliminal Lock - A Precursor To Vengeance: Howls of Ebb (SF)(47:51-54:14)
Do I think it’s a bit of swamp metal because of the area they live? Perhaps. They have that Alabama sound.
Extinct Is Instinct: Hexxus (Alabama)(54:37-58:44)
Sludgy riffs and hardcore.
Into Exile: Clover (NY)(59:04-END)
Tue, 12 April 2016
Headbang-worthy, riffy, catchy black metal for the fun people.
Ursus: Vredehammer (Norway)(0:28-5:08)
Ethnic Finnish black metal, with chanting and folksy instruments.
Suden tunti: Moonsorrow (Finland)(6:10-12:35)
New Al Jourgensen project that is light, whimsical and lounge-y. Well, so far in this one song I’ve heard anyway I hope the rest of the album is this good.
I'm Invisible: Surgical Meth Machine (LA)(13:27-18:26)
Polish riffs in a thrashy black metal good time.
I Am The Tyrant: Ragehammer (Poland)(18:54-23:52)
Ihsahn is hella proggy. Emotional, rich compositions.
Celestial Violence: Ihsahn (Norway)(25:09-30:23)
I love this black metal album, love it. Don’t miss out – so rich, so beautiful, and kickass.
Plagues of Insomnia: Wode (UK)(30:50-39:27)
Galloping beer thrash.
End Of Tyranny: Desaster (Germany)(39:49-43:49)
Moody atmospheric stuff, low production.
Den Som Stod Så Nära: Hermóðr (Sweden)(44:42-51:21)
Extirpate: Nucleus (Chicago)(51:44-55:12)
Tight black jeans metal.
This Mental Sentence: Graves at Sea (Portland)(55:52-END)