Mar 22, 2023
— French perfection in technical and production continues with Gorod. Opeth-styled prog beauty with a spectrum of rage and glorious guitars.
— According to bandcamp, pronounced “ool-wooth”. Vocals that shake the world, romantic black metal guitars create meditation with a bit of death leaning dissonance also in the album.
Sage of Shekhinah
— Super-prog, super-bass with ethnic instrumentation and experimental jazz sections. But when the eclectic becomes pummeling, this becomes huge. Quick moving, exciting album.
NIGHT DEMON (CA)
— Yes, I love bands that can do Scorpions covers (last year’s album). This band is led by a stunning vocalist that does battle with any of the Swedish greats in this beautiful 70’s and 80's heavy metal style with amazing ballads. Tons of groove and soul.
DESOLATE REALM (Finland)
— Death and thrash with glorious vocals that range from doomy to high-pitched Mercyful Fate style.
— Brooding textural death vocalist in a mix of hardcore and death with noodle-y guitar and an overall chugging moshpit attitude.
— Virginia in the hiz-house! Gruff vocals and a galloping melodic death metal with soulful harmonizing guitars and a wicked black vocal rasp with cold shards of black metal tremelo picking.
À La Racine
— Touch industrial rhythmic blasts mixed with death vocals, cool 70's horror movie sounds, and massive headchurning riffs.
Open Your Mind
— Doom with soaring vocals amid massive slabs of guitar harmonizing emotion.
— Epic folk black metal with a high-pitched shriek of a demon vocal.