Dec 8, 2021
DORMANT ORDEAL (Poland)
The Borders of Our Language are not the Borders of Our World
— Poland death is multi-flavored with variation in pace and melody and a ton of groove, so good.
— Chugging and technical broken with moody and sultry singer. Super fit and hot, I mean talented guys.
SO HIDEOUS (NYC)
— Orchestral, literally, black metal that takes you on a roller coaster ride.
OPERA DIABOLICUS (Sweden)
Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days
— An opera of epic guitar flights, harmonizing vocals, theatrical vocals, bellowing organs and orchestra. What a surprise.
LOCK UP (Chile/USA/UK/Sweden)
— Strangled vocalist from At the Gates, Misery Index/Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death bassist are terrible musicians. Just kidding, they have created a teeth-grinding, punk and grind speed-driven fest.
— Romantic, soulful river of pain runs through the scorching French black metal.
The Poetry of the Scarred Earth
— 4th album since the 80s, able to swing with modern times. Punchy and groovy death with a beautiful melodic black.
SERMON OF FLAMES (Ireland)
— September release of a sharp, cruelly-edged tectonic plate of sound. Death and electronic in a cool mix by a duo.
— Swedish headbanging with a vocalist that slays.