MORAL COLLAPSE (Bengalaru)
Your stillborn be praised
— Bangalore/Bengaluru band Moral Collapse has guest musicians from huge bands like Death and Gorguts, creating a tight proggy technical death that builds a balanced and infectious sound, and spots of experimentation like horror violins to mix it up.
— Languid, unrushed and anguished melodic interweave with a black scratched vocal and vicious drums.
DEAD NEANDERTHALS (Netherlands)
— Deranged grind with a saxophone vocal that sounds like it is being murdered; and disjointed drums creating their brand of mayhem.
STEEL BEARING HAND (TX)
Per Tenebras Ad Lucem
— Death and thrash are hand in hand with sped up tempo and sharp guitar solos with variety of tempo and a bit of doom. All of it erupts.
LABORED BREATH (Oakland)
— Where you start is not where you end. Theatrical black metal with meditative sections proves dense, but worthy of unpacking.
UNFLESH (New Hampshire)
Amongst Horrors Must I Dwell
— Technical death metal swings to melodic black metal with beautiful acoustic passages that really take it to an atmospheric route.
Heart ov Gharlrath
— Bloodied, monstrous vocals with a swarming atmospheric black propelled with a death beat and industrial groove in parts, eventually breaking back to its mangled horror.
— Straight-forward pummeling death infiltrated with heavy groove, made for the bangers.
CELESTIAL SANCTUARY (UK)
— Unafraid of a doomy slower pace, eventually building to massive head-churning death and part grind.
PUTRESCINE (San Diego)
— Off-centered brutal death, with multiple layered melodies making it weird, and added female vocals.
— The antithesis of the previous songs, some euphoric disco pop to sweeten your brain.