— Another badass German black metal with incredibly emotional desperation that made me nuts(ier). The lead singer, I bow to his screams.
Plague Revival 20XX
— A scifi-loving technical black speed and death muscularity with a lead singer who lets loose and pushes this out of control.
— Blackgaze is not benign; Alcest is soaring and bellowing landscapes that breathe fresh.
THE GREAT OLD ONES (France)
— Blastbeat heavy lead-ups paced into headbanging French broodiness.
— Dead, Euronymous, Varg, Norwegian prison, books, movies, documentaries, legends. Well the legends have released their malevolent beast of a sound yet again. Attila's vocals are extraordinary evil.
DAWN RAY’D (UK)
The Smell of Ancient Dust
— Raw aggression sliced with violin and vocals, screeching against fascism and invisible borders.
Necromancer of the Red Sun
— Slow, sinister, thickly-toned guitar swirled with groove and riffs.
COFFIN ROT (OR)
— Portland brings the chunky jagged death speed.
EXHORDER (New Orleans)
— 30 years creates a cacophony of explosive thrash.
CHAINED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN (MA)
I Will Possess Your Heart
— The vocalist highlights this brand of sludge, with a spectrum of brutal breaking into gorgeous clean.