Apr 29, 2020
— Anonymous band, probably Satan, firing out a layered black metal that dabbles in the dark arts of atmosphere and bleeds in a stunning piano.
— Speed demons with a spin of tempo and groove made for your face.
When Gold Turns Into Lead
— Members of Behexen and Horna creating breast-heaving leather-warrior bare-horseback black metal.
Compelled To Repeat
— A unique blend of muscular death-leaning sludge that meanders under the warmth of a desert rock sun. Screeching strong vocalist is a highlight.
— French spoken with snarls and a drummer that made my eyeball twitch.
— A 2019 Runner Up to my Best of List, so soon with a badass album of heavy metal and a charming vocalist howling his catchy choruses.
Entombed in Gold Forever
— Vermont cheese and dappled forests created black metal with acoustic guitar and a doom twist.
NIGHT DEMON (CA)
— Rancid members do right – now creating catchy heavy metal.
— Epic Viking black metal with talented guests, including Vicotnik of Dødheimsgard, contributing vocals with a theatrical greatness.
MASTERPIECE MACHINE (Atlanta)
— Members of Fucked Up and Power Trip create a decent version of their take on industrial. I kind of don’t like super cool people doing industrial and new wave. It feels like you are stealing from the nerds.
— On a split with Panopticon. Savage black metal that speaks to American history and broken with folk instrumentals.