Mar 2, 2022
— Intense, beautiful, grief-stricken black metal.
Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)
— One of the best “sludge” albums of last year with death and black and groove and a spectacular Ukranian vocal.
Затерянные (feat. Povod)
— Ukranian post-punk!
KËKHT ARÄKH (Ukraine)(2021)
— Melodic, including instrumentals and piano, behind the raw, stripped, and difficult.
EIGHT BELLS (Portland)
— Dreamy psychedelic and post-metal in a touching mix that breaks into explosive and badass. Heavenly female lead singer.
— Clean, baritone death and black metal screech in a catchy, romping death and prog.
Devourer of Souls
— Any politics in going solo and making a Floridian death metal album? Solid, savage, technical and surprising in parts.
Thrown to the Abyss
— Duo creating a desperately-paced thrash, a dose of King Diamondesque vocals and a heavy metal glory shining over it.
SHAPE OF DESPAIR (Finland)
— Majestic, misty doom staying in a lush forest.