— Textural black metal slowed down to moody and reflective. The vocalist adds multiple dimensions with low growls, high shrieks, chanting and an overall thundering performance.
— Written-up by the NYT, Senyawa is an incredible part of the huge Indonesian experimental scene with a wild ride on homemade instrumentation. They offered graphics and audio files out to whoever wanted it, asking different labels to create mixes to appeal to their local region. 44 labels took them up on it. This one is from a British label.
SUFFERING HOUR (MN)
— Another explosive black metal band playing with death muscularity and lower-paced meditative atmospheric with a seething, gravelly vocalist.
Ashen Piles Of The Incinerated
— Intensity ramps up through this album, gritty death, atmospheric grind and punk experimenting with density, aggression and mood.
HEAVE BLOOD AND DIE (Norway)
— The band name doesn’t necessarily match the chill post-punk 70’s influenced krautrock political band. Fantastic album.
SOCIOCLAST (San Jose)
Concrete and Steel
— Monstrous groove grind with blistering death and dread.
DEAD EXALTATION (India)
— Indian technicality puts this away with a blast of death and prog and satisfying riffs.
Quest for Eternity
— Jamming psychedelic brain candy that lets the brain just breathe. Lovely.
Below the frozen Tundra
— Demonic vocals claws you while burying you alive with a raw bleak death.
— Meditative stoner post-metal with a focus on unique instrumentals; another decompressive album.
— Sweet, bubbly new wave from one of my faves in this genre.