Dec 16, 2015
Polish anonymous band is part monastery, part pummeling, part melodic, part black metal.
Yekteniya 3: Batushka (Poland)(0:28-5:08)
New Fell Voices/Vanum/Vorde drummer in Yellow Eyes. American black metal at its best: clean dense pretty.
The Mangrove, The Preserver: Yellow Eyes (NY)(6:32-12:34)
[Releases in February] Heavy gaze with a heavy hand of doom. Guest Dale Crover.
Wolves Within Wolves: Low Flying Hawks (Mexico City/nomads)(13:28-19:06)
Female-led Cloud Rat is filthy grind.
Rusting Belt: Cloud Rat (Michigan)(19:33-21:48)
[Releases in January] Tight thrash from 30-year-old band.
The raging tides: Exumer (Germany)(22:13-26:18)
Technical death metal, but they do a great job of breaking up the density in fun ways. Catchy.
I Defy For I Am Free: Sarpanitum (UK/Japan)(27:33-32:05)
[Releases in 2016] Blues-rock at its best. This band was runner-up in 2014’s Best 70’s Revitalist.
Black Magic: Brimstone Coven (W. VA)(32:35-37:41)
Triumvir Foul is Ash Borer’s death metal side. Fast and filthy.
Pathways to Decay: Triumvir Foul (Portland)(38:06-42:51)
[Releases March 2016] Fantastic dark post-punk gorgeousness.
Silk Ribbon: Moth (Denmark)(43:18-47:25)
Greeks do it right. Aggressive GREEK black metal.
Fucking Your Creation: Dodsferd (Greece)(48:44-55:07)
Un’s guitarist and vocalist is bassist of Samothrace. If you like funeral doom, this is one of the best this year.
Forgotten Path: Un (Seattle)(55:52-END)
Behind My Vocals: Flash Arnold, Vector Sector, NightStop, BloodDragon, Dynatron, Nightcrawler, Pertubator, Grooveworthy, Vincenzo Salvia