TOMB MOLD (Toronto)
— Pummeling drummer is also the blistering vocalist, both instruments their own beasts. Guitars follow on a wild ride breaking apart the ferocious death metal.
SATURNUS TERRORISM (France)
La Rhétorique de la Terre part I
— French black metal that swallows its own sharp chilling thin and creeping sound.
— Dylan of Botanist creates a dreamy, modern retrospective of avante garde electronic with chunks of deep and driving industrial.
— You only need to know these guys are Finnish. Death metal heat, but wait for them to show their charm. It's the non-obvious good kind.
REBEL WIZARD (AU)
floating forward with closed eyes filled with light
— Last year's Best Song Titles. This is one screeching weirdo, i.e. Australian.
Eternal Kingdoms, Pt. 1
— Riff-heavy blasting tech death is juxtaposed with shimmering instrumentals.
CRYPT SERMON (Philly)
Key of Solomon
— Unstructured doom with gorgeous lyrics and a vocalist that kicks down your door. Can't wait to hear the rest.
Deaths Head In Crown
— Erupting lava of a vocalist covering a thick suffocating evil layer of death.
CLOUD RAT (MI)
— Last year's Best Female Vocalist breathing more badass into our lives.
OBSIDIAN SEA (Bulgaria)
Every Heart Hides A Killer
— Bulgarian stories in an incredible 70's revitalist style that leads up into your soul.
An Oceantomb of Centipedes
— Thickly throated hardcore with delicious tempo changes.