STREAM: Atmospheric, Riff-Infused Black Metal from DEITUS Dec. 14, 2018

"Hailing from UK, DEITUS return on I, Voidhanger Records with their sophomore work, Via Dolorosa, a brilliant and worthy successor to their 2016's debut, Acta Non Verba. The new album features five hymns of adversarial sonic terror dedicated to the heinous nature within man, and it's exactly the rec...

STREAM: Avant-Garde Black Metal from DEVIL WORSHIPPER Dec. 14, 2018

"Tireless and always provocative, the American musician known as Matron Thorn is responsible for some of the most audacious extreme metal of our times, offered through many of his projects including VANGELIST, DEATH FETISHIST and PRTERNATURA. DEVIL WORSHIPPER is the newest one, and it has been chose...

FRESH TRACKS: Déglingué Black Metal from Paris' PENSEES NOCTURNES Dec. 13, 2018

A recommendation from Chris today. This is the carnival madness of self-described dglingu black metal crew Pensees Nocturnes out of Paris, France. They have an album called Grand Guignol Orchestra due out this February. Listen to "Deux bals dans la tte" below. If you enjoyed this article, be sure...

FRESH TRACKS: "NuPostPopMetalCore" from AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Dec. 13, 2018

I know very little about At Home With Monsters beyond these three things: they're based out of Idaho, they describe themselves as :"NuPostPopMetalCore," and they wanted me to share this new track with the world. That genre description actually does a pretty good job of summing up "Integrals," and wh...

FRESH TRACKS: Folk Metal Band PERCIVAL SCHUTTENBACH Dec. 9, 2018

"Dzikie Pola is a concept-album presenting a dark and amazing story told through by music. Its fusion of power and aggressive guitar riffs with the nostalgic sound of a cello, extreme male vocals with gentle female singing, theatricality and finesse with simplicity. Despite this diversity, however, ...

STREAM: Raw, Sickening Grindcore from Poland's DISUSE Dec. 7, 2018

Blink and you'll miss it,The Yeti From Kad​-​Man​-​Ra is the back-to-basics album from grindcore act Disuse.With tracks often only seconds long, this band is ready to make grind great again. The album came to me accompanied by the following description in broken English: "Dreams that comes true befo...

STREAM: Post-Metal and Sludge from Switzerland's Ø L T E N Dec. 7, 2018

Crunchy, powerful, and emotive; welcome the sludge and post-metal magic of Swiss group, L T E N. In keeping with groups like Cult Of Luna and Alaskan, their new album Ambiance is a multitextured, often progressive journey; one that doesn't even need vocals to tell its story. Even better, this is yet...

STREAM: Dark Industrial Music from DREAD RISKS Dec. 6, 2018

As the dedicated fans of this site should know, I am a big Skinny Puppy fan. As such, I have a soft spot in my heart for that end of the industrial music spectrum. These tastes have led me to cover a number of excellent newer acts carrying the torch such as 3Teeth and Dead When I Found Her; but most...

STREAM: Melodic Death Metal from LETTERS IN THE ABYSS Dec. 6, 2018

Letters In The Abyss is a melodic death metal duo based out of Los Angeles, California. The band states influences includingInsomnium, At the Gates, and Kataclysm, and I can especially hear that first one in their melodic-yet-somber approach. While undoubtedly heavy, there is something deeply mournf...

STREAM: Eclectic, Unpredictable Post-Metal from Italy's VISCERA/// Dec. 5, 2018

"Started during the early 00s as a grind band, VISCERA///s sound took a completely different turn almost right away, mixing to the grindish attitude a post metal vibe which was totally unprecedented at that time. With its first three releases the band explored new solutions taking them to a mindblow...

STREAM: Bavarian Black Metal from GROZA (FFO Mgla) Dec. 5, 2018

"Groza is a black metal band based in Bavaria, Germany. The band was started in early 2016 by the singer/guitarist and only functioned as a one-man studio project. In early 2018, it was completed by three other musicians from the local German metal underground scene for playing live and songwriting ...

STREAM: D-Beat and Crust from Russia's LAST TRUST Dec. 4, 2018

Last Trust is a vicious, energetic Russian hardcore/crust band. Describing their latest album,Век Похорон (Age of Funerals), "Gloomy and brutal dis-beat, like iconic late 90s Sweden and Norh American bands were playing, filled with furious hardcore/thrash energy and punk rebelious lyrics forged in s...

STREAM: Instrumental Progressive Metal from RAINLESS Dec. 4, 2018

Rainless is an instrumental, progressive metal project based out of the UK. Listed influences inclued the likes ofTool, Toska/Dorje, Porcupine Tree, Russian Circles. Inpatient is the debut EP, and it's damn good. Full of enegetic riffs, layered instrumentation, and ever-building, moody compositions,...

STREAM: Raw Brutal Death Metal from PULVERIZED Dec. 3, 2018

"Chilean cadavers PULVERIZED awoke in the city of Santiago in 2006. They perform death metal with a strong American influence from the early '90s, without leaving aside the essences of the glorious South American extreme metal scene. Their lyrical themes touch the thoughts about life, death, Christi...

STREAM: Black Metal Noise from Lisbon's CANDURA Dec. 3, 2018

Candura is a black metal and noise project based out of Lisbon, Portugal. Dense and suffocating, these two expansive tracks are a journey deep into the abyss. It's that final push over the cliff into an endless void of blackness. Listen and download below. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to ...

STREAM: Melodic Black and Death Metal from NIGHT CROWNED Nov. 30, 2018

"In the frozen vasts of Europe's northernmost realms, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene - NIGHT CROWNED. A spawn formed from an unholy communion between current and previous members of the underground elite such as The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher syst...

STREAM: Serbian Black and Death Metal from BANE Nov. 30, 2018

Originally Serbian, now Montreal based Blackened Death MetallersBANEhave released their long-awaited 3rd full-length album, entitled 'Esoteric Formulae' today on Digital, CD and MC format, while the LP version will be available on a later date. The band recently came off of a successful North Americ...

STREAM: Existential Terror from Black Metal Band HWWAUOCH Nov. 29, 2018

"A tumultuous journey through the labyrinth of consciousness." This was the description used to introduce me to the hellish soundscapes of black metal band HWWAUOCH. Their new self titled album is a truly raw descent into the vaccuous unknown, punctuated by blood curdling shrieks, nightmarish melodi...

STREAM: Worship the Void with Black Metal Band VOIDSPHERE Nov. 29, 2018

Voidsphere is an atmospheric black metal band with background in France and the US.The band is part of the Prava Kollective along with Arkhtinn and Mahr. Made up of two 20 minute+ compositions, the latest releaseTo Await | To Expect is, as the press release puts it,"Worship of the void. It is that, ...

STREAM: Grind About Nothing with New York's GRINDFELD Nov. 28, 2018

"Born out of a mutual love of death metal, comical observations, coffee and dardcore, Grindfeld is a project built on the existential dread hidden just under the surface of daily life." Lyrically and aesthetically inspired by the classic 90's sitcom Seinfeld, these 5 Songs About Nothing are more tha...

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