Feb 1, 2023
Midt I Stormen
— Post-black melodic plays with contrasts, rasped and rough, strummed and fury, slow builds and unexpected.
— I pronounced this in 2 ways! Dungeon synth and crusty black metal, with blips of demonic cackles. It is dirty moshes with bloodied fists.
OOZING WOUND (Chicago)
Midlife Crisis Actor
— Prog-crust anarchy, noise-forward and angular. Thrash, punk, metal, rock, dirt, meat, flowers, humor and intelligence.
— It can be intimidating getting into his discography, this is his 9th album. But do it. A Best of 2022, and this is just more of the same brilliance. Chaotic French folk black metal with dancing strings, synth, snarls and guttural mutterings and a symphonic of melodic.
— Duo with a beautiful, strong female vocalist. Stunning cello, retro riff-heavy doom mixed with modern gothic. Vampires and mullets.
ASHEN HORDE (CA)
— Supergroup with members of Abhoria and Inferi. Progressive death with multiple murderous vocal styles in dirgy dissonance and wild structures.
...AND OCEANS (Finland)
The Earth Canvas
— A kaleidoscope of electronic effects and dark, intensely moody black metal.
THE WORLD IS QUIET HERE (WI)
Heliacal Vessels I The Mothers of No Kin
— Pleading, muscular and operatic vocals, a rolling, exploding avalanche pace and uniquely built harmonies.
— You probably should see them live. Another fun death album that rips.