BARING TEETH (TX)
Impressions Left Behind
— Swarming, rolling, relentless and mesmerizing layers creating dynamic and haunting.
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (TX)
— Younguns speak to the horrors of living. Vocals range from screamo to guttural thick rage. Hardcore and grind mixes with electronic and other diverse thoughts.
The Rumble and the Weight
— Swedes do psychedelic jamming blues the best; and Greenleaf has been one of my favorites of these bands. They changed their incredible singer a few years ago, which was terrifying to me. But holy shit, they must have sacrificed to Satan because he is amazing. This is one of their strongest soulful albums to date.
Glory Glory Grotesque
— I await Veilburner's new album with much anticipation, as this teaser is as strange and horror-filled, but blended so well with riffs and groove. Pennsylvania is filled with vampires.
Degradation & Subordination
— Crust is never my favorite, but Ancst plays with black and groove and melodic so well. The vocalist drives a stake through the heart.
CURSE ETERNAL (Finland)
I Love Transylvania
— Album art of these Finns is demonic. A raw sound is rounded out by ragged vocals and melodic guitar wailing.
WITHERFALL (Los Angeles)
— White Wizzard members will always mean amazing harmonizing, groove and technical prowess. This band is way more dramatic, if that is possible. The vocalist is stunning heavy metal.
MARCHE FUNÈBRE (Belgium)
Death Wish Woman
— Gloomy melodic death cloaked with snarling vomits of vocals.
— Oakland debut offers chompy speedy-thrash with bloody death and evil black.
Appetite for Murder
— Sludge and crust and death is slow to mid-tempo, mixed with atmosphere. A change for this band.