PRAISE THE PLAGUE (Germany)
— Explosive, thick with riffs, and melodically-inclined black metal with an absolutely epic lead singer bookended with lethargically-paced atmospheric.
Evil of Satan
— Guitarist of King Diamond Andy LaRocque is a legend and lends some incredible guitar solos in this demonically-sped black metal.
Atrium Of The Storm
— More moody black metal with incredible guitars that soar, dramatic, vivid and epic.
Blaze From Within
— Ugly death with a ton of thrashy energy.
LUMINOUS VEIL (US)
Balms on the Wellspring Scar
— Organ and piano add to the expressive languidity that breaks the textural black metal from a 2-piece.
Han Bor i Skuggona
— Gawd yes, Scandanivian monsters-on-the-mountain-are-attacking-the-warriors metal. So good.
Exulting the Adversary
— Floridians brings it with neck-churning sinister death.
— First nations band, First nations are indigenous people of from a part of Canada and Maine, including one song sung in Miq'maw. Raw anguished black metal with post and indie.
— Horror, horror, not whore.
PROFANE DESECRATION (MA)
— Decompress from the uglies in your brain to the uglies in the sound.