Carving Thine Kingdom
— A marathon of solos, speed and harmonized vocals in a breathtaking technical complexity relentlessly stumbling into a frenzy forward.
Curtains (The Dumb Supper)
— Swedish long-haired heavy metal balanced perfectly with galloping riffs and a vocalist that soars.
BLACK MASS (Boston)
Nothing Is Sacred
— Rock their thrash with a fresh moody vocalist with a tinge of pagan.
Relinquish The Self
— Oh hells yea, intricate and angular in a perfect muscularity with a rich, deep bass.
MEHENET (New Orleans)
Whom God Did Despise
— Voodoo avant-garde metal with a range of vocals from clean to rasped evil that drinks from the wells of New Orleans.
CHROME WAVES (Pittsburgh)
— Romantic, melancholy post-black gaze that somehow is aggressive.
To a Whore
— Jaunty anti-Catholic death in a short, tight package.
— Inverted devoured vocals with chugging riffs in a beastly death tech, just tuff.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (Sweden)
— Triumphant montage music with fizzy psychedelic synth and groove made for short shorts and knee highs.
SUMMONER CIRCLE (TN)
— Bluesy, sludgey, synthy black metal.
RORCAL & EARTHFLESH (Switzerland)
— Meditative, mesmerizing noise and ambient with black metal highlights that somehow just rips.