Track Premiere: THE SOUND THAT ENDS CREATION Oct. 18, 2019

Grindcore/Mathgrind project The Sound That Ends Creation has a ripping new album coming out November 22nd, and we are honored to share the exclusive premiere of "Civil Serpents" below. Preorder and hear more tracks HERE. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChu...

STREAM: Slimy Old School Death from COFFIN ROT Oct. 18, 2019

Time for some more graveyard jams with the morbid tunes of Portland old school death metal band Coffin Rot. Brought to you by Rotted Life and Blood Harvest Records, their new albumA Monument to the Dead promises "a timeless and trend-free synthesis of various eternal strains of death metal: Grave's ...

STREAM: Acoustic Album from Spectrale's Jeff Grimal via KESYS Oct. 17, 2019

Kesys is an acoustic project from the mind of French musicianJeff Grimal (Spectrale, ex The Great Old Ones). Mixing folky atmosphere, minimalist compositions, and a touch of black metal aesthetic, it reminds me of Ulver's early days with albums like Bergtatt. Give the self-titled album a listen belo...

STREAM: Neocrust/Screamo from DREI AFFEN Oct. 16, 2019

Drei Affen is a neo-crust/screamo/post-hardcore crew out of Spain defined by noisey, chaotic guitars and harrowing, passionate female screams. I know some people hate making a thing out of the whole "female fronted" descripter, but this is exactly the type of band that defines something only the rig...

STREAM: French Hardcore from SENZU Oct. 15, 2019

Senzu is a killer hardcore trio based out of Toulouse,France. "Inspired by bands such as Converge, The Chariot, I Pilot Daemon or Birds in Row, we tried to craft a sonic concentrate of sincere, intense and choatic punk hardcore." Definitely picking up on all of those influences and more. Great riffs...

STREAM: Mike Patton-Esque Jazz Madness from LOU KELLY Oct. 14, 2019

Lou Kelly is an eclectic California musician who, much like Mike Patton, never seems content to stick with any one style... or even a common thread between albums. I had previously praised him for making one of my favorite releases of 2018 in the mathcore-infused orchestrations of The Vulgarian Phil...

STREAM: Blackened Hardcore from Oslo's SIBIIR Oct. 14, 2019

Sibiir is a blackened hardcore crew out of Oslo, Norway that we have covered a few times before on Metal Trenches. Coming hot off of their last album, the band have returned once more with Ropes. Give the album a listen below another dose of icy, Scandinavian hardcore goodness. SUBSCRIBE to our T...

STREAM: Experimental Sludge from OPIUM LORD Oct. 11, 2019

Opium Lord is an experimental sludge band based out of Birmingham. True to their name, they are a truly stoned and disturbed entity, spreading addiction and disease to the masses. Their new album, Vore, is out today via Candlelight Records and features an appearance from Yob'sMike Scheidt. Listen be...

STREAM: Atmospheric Black Metal from MOON AND AZURE SHADOW Oct. 10, 2019

Moon and Azure Shadow is an LA-based black metal project that puts atmosphere above all else. From the grim vocals to the production, I'm getting some pretty strong Cultes des Ghoules vibes. With lengthy tracks and plenty of interludes, it's a dark, encorceling experience that sounds far removed fro...

FRESH TRACKS: "True Survivor" from AERITH Oct. 10, 2019

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STREAM: Progressive Death Metal from Czech's NEUROTIC MACHINERY Oct. 9, 2019

Neurotic Machinery are a Czech progressive death metal band. Think of their sound as a strange amalgam of Cynic and Dead To Fall with Wrvth and elements of post-rock. The final product here on Cognitive Dissonance is quite frankly mesmerizing. It is an impressively layered and multi-faceted outing w...

STREAM: Progressive Metalcore from Estonia's PARABOL Oct. 8, 2019

Parabol is a djenty progressive metalcore band based out of Estonia. The group just released Higher Ground last month, and it's a pretty unique mixture of progressive metal and metalcore. Expect lots of introspective melodies and engaging clean vocals broken up by heavy parts in just the right place...

STREAM: "Introspective Post-Hardcore Funneled Through A Black Hole" Oct. 7, 2019

Unfurl is self-described as "Introspective Post-hardcore funneled through a black hole." Influenced by the diverse likes ofBotch, Ulcerate, Converge,Radiohead, Gaza, and Full of Hell; The Waking Void truly does feel like a spiraling descent into blackness. It's a chilling experience that combines de...

STREAM: Atmospheric Folk Metal from ORQUILUX Oct. 4, 2019

Orqulux is an symphonic/melodic folk black metal band from Teramo, Abruzzo. Their sound inspires deep feeling in its lush, varied atmosphere. They combine doom, black, and folk metal in haunting ways that constantly leave you guessing. "The Desire To Vanish Myself is based on a story of Sorrow, Love...

STREAM: Grindcore from Arizona's WOUNDVAC Oct. 3, 2019

Woundvac is a grindcore band based out of Arizona, self-described as an" unrelenting grind machine." Continuing a string of well-recieved EP's, the band now broadens their scope with The Road Ahead. "Captured at Sound Signal Studios with Zack Rippy (Wristmeetrazor), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Bo...

FRESH TRACKS: Classic Metalcore Sounds from IANWILL Oct. 2, 2019

Ianwill is a French metalcore band with riffs clearly inspired by the early As I Lay Dying era of metalcore. I listen to this and once more feel like I am stepping back in time to the early 2000's. Thanks to the great guitars, ripping harsh vocals, and catchy choruses, I am intrigued to hear more. F...

STREAM: Haunting Drone from CHELIDON FRAME Oct. 1, 2019

Italian drone projectChelidon Framereturns once more with a new set of nightmares. "This work is the result of a 3 hours long improvisation for guitars, prepared guitars and electronics during which resonances, feedbacks, loops and processed noises are explored. The tracks that complete the album ar...

STREAM: Thrash/Death from Chilean Band RIPPER Sept. 30, 2019

"Following the release of their acclaimed second full-length,Experiment of Existence, Chile's premier thrash bandRIPPERare back with their first new material in three years.Sensory Stagnationfeels like a continuation and evolution of the band's established sound.The high-speed thrashing and intricat...

STREAM: Blackened Folk Metal from Italy's ASHLANDS Sept. 30, 2019

Ashlandsis a newly formed blackened folk metal duo hailing from Central Italy. The band reports inspirations from the likes ofSummoning, Caladan Brood, and RR, while also trying to combine a broader range of musical influences such as Moonsorrow, Enslaved,Agalloch,etc.with a "grim, epic, lord-of-the...

FRESH TRACKS: Rad Mathcore from Atlanta's KUCOSHKA Sept. 27, 2019

Kucoshka is a mathcore project based out of Atlanta that I know very little about, but was recommended to me by The Callous Daoboy's own Carson Pace. Judging from this track, I am not disappointed. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like an...

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