REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER (France)
Au Bord Du Gouffre
— Expressed pain by anguished French, including mournful guitars and vocals within the swirl of black metal.
CULT OF FIRE (Czech Rep)
Har Har Mahadev
— Reinvention or reincarnation in Hindu imagery setting the tone of introspective and meditative and unusual effects with a savage vocalist. Two albums in this release.
— Brutal Australians play with multiple styles of vocals, some pummeling, and a clean prog style. The instrumentals are disarming and dynamic.
— Deeply romantic dark wave with an added gruff metal vocalist to add texture.
Revenge by Fire
— The speed and infectiousness of a thrash and black metal album that careens off a cliff in the best possible way.
MEDICO PESTE (Poland)
God Knows Why
— It doesn't surprise me that members of MGLA would create this incredible diverse and weird avant-garde style of black metal. Can't wait for the full album to drop.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (Sweden)
— Hot satin shorts and mullet bbq rock.
— Gaze meets black with piano, horns and acoustic guitars to create aching loveliness.
— Deathcore and grind are going to pummel your face off your neck. The entire album is a diverse ride.
ON THORNS I LAY (Greece)
— Melancholy never felt so good. Beautiful death from six hot greek men.