AKHLYS (CO) (released 12/2020)
— An ancient, warped, sinister, atmospheric black metal witch rasps out evil spells between bloody teeth.
FRACTAL GENERATOR (Ontario)
Shadows Of Infinity
— Stealthy knife vocal outlines vicious turns and decapitating riffs while everything rains down in bullets.
— Smart, strange, varied, jaunty crusty metal sludge with horns, sounding like Imperial Triumphant on a joyride. There is so much here.
HERETICAL SECT (NM) (released 12/2020)
— Misting, howling, raging atmospheric horror breaking into a hurricane of distortion and pummeling, ripping apart into multiple organisms.
WARSTONE (MA) (Released 11/2020)
— If you like Gatecreeper, take a gander of this powerful set of throaty grind, death and slow-churning sludge. Excellent.
— Short bundle of death-grind and one massive epic doom song with heated growls.
DREAD SOVEREIGN (Ireland)
Nature is the Devil's Church
— Primordial lead singer has been one of my favorite for years. Another one of his projects of retro heavy metal with death tone and warm stoner psychedelic.
SHAIDAR LOGOTH (MN) (released 12/20)
— Minnesota screams despair in a ferocious atmospheric black metal.
As The Seasons Bleach Your Bones
— Swedes roll out rock and death, epically catchy, surprising tempo lurches and a tuff boy mosh pit attitude.
Slither O Serpent
— Just a touch of melody within a cauldron of bubbling black and death sweetens it just right.
Ingurgitating the Caliginous Orifice
— Short and sweet songs blasting out a crust and death impact.