Proscriptor McGovern's Apsu (Album Review) Nov. 26, 2021

Proscriptor McGovern's Apsu
by Absu

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Best Metal Of The Week (11/26/21) Nov. 24, 2021

Best Metal Albums 11/26
by Metal Trenches

Sharing and reviewing some of the best new metal albums out this week. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. Subscri...

Dakhma - Blessings of Amurdad (Album Review) Nov. 23, 2021

Blessings of Amurdad
by Dakhma

Swiss musician Kerberos has had a busy year, as not only did he release the sophomore album from Lykhaeon but he has also given us the sophomore effort from Dakhma. Though both these projects have some similarities in terms of the scope of their songwriting and the overall density of their instrumen...

Converge - Bloodmoon: I (Album Review) Nov. 19, 2021

Bloodmoon: I
by Converge

Review of the new 2021 album 'Bloodmoon: I' from metalcore legends Converge in collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and also Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of...

Exodus - Persona Non Grata (Album Review) Nov. 18, 2021

Persona Non Grata
by Exodus

Reviewing the new 2021 album 'Persona Non Grata' from thrash metal legends Exodus. This is the long awaited follow up to 2014's Blood In Blood Out SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with...

Plebeian Grandstand - Rien ne suffit (Album Review) Nov. 18, 2021

Rien ne suffit
by Plebeian Grandstand

Frances Plebeian Grandstand made a name for themselves with an abrasive and chaotic mix of black metal and hardcore/mathcore, bringing the two together in ways that emphasized dissonance and technicality in equal measure. While they often generated comparisons to the likes of Deathspell Omega, the b...

Best Metal Albums Out 11/19 Nov. 16, 2021

Best Metal Albums Out This Week
by Metal Trenches

Reviews of 6+ new metal albums dropping this week that you NEED to check out SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. ...

Bonded - Into Blackness (Album Review) Nov. 11, 2021

Into Blackness
by Bonded

Bonded was formed a few years back by ex-members of Suicidal Angels and Sodom which set some high expectations for their debut full-length Rest in Violence in 2020. I found it to be an enjoyable mix of old-school thrash with some modern grooves, and while there were some lulls around the halfway poi...

Nu Metal Tier List 2 Nov. 7, 2021

Ranking Nu Metal 2
by Metal Trenches

It's finally time to update my nu metal tier list while also responding to Finn McKenty of The Punk Rock MBA for a few hot takes from his own. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with Fac...

Bullet For My Valentine - S/T (Album Review) Nov. 5, 2021

Bullet For My Valentine
by Bullet For My Valentine

Review of Bullet For My Valentine's new self-titled album. Bullet For My Valentine is a classic-era metalcore band recommended for fans of Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay Dying, and Avenged Sevenfold. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like ...

War of Ages - Rhema (EP Review) Nov. 4, 2021

Rhema
by War of Ages

Its hard to believe that War of Ages is only one year away from their twentieth anniversary, but they have a lot to show for those two decades with nine full-length releases (or eight depending on how you consider the re-packaging of the self-titled for 2007s Fire From the Tomb). For me they served ...

Omnium Gatherum - Origin (Album Review) Nov. 4, 2021

Origin (2021)
by Omnium Gatherum

Where some bands find a sound quite early on and then make tweaks to it for years to come, Finlands Ominium Gatherum had developed slowly and tried quite a few different things before finding the huge, booming choruses and entrancing keyboard melodies fans think of today. Their earlier efforts are a...

New Metal Albums Coming November 2021 Nov. 1, 2021

New Metal November 2021
by Metal Trenches

Getting the hype train going on the most anticipated metal albums of November 2021 from both your recommendations and mine SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with Facebook, Twitter, and ...

Archspire - Bleed the Future (Album Review) Oct. 28, 2021

Bleed the Future
by Archspire

Technical death metal has been one of those sub-genres that remains very hit or miss for me, as while almost every band categorized as tech death has some level of impressive musicianship quite a few releases havent had anything my brain could latch onto and remember days or even hours afterwards. T...

Mastodon - Hushed & Grim (Album Review) Oct. 28, 2021

Hushed & Grim
by Mastodon

Review of the new 2021 album 'Hushed Grim' from Mastodon. Mastodon is of course a very popular progressive metal band from Atlanta known for classic albums in the genre including 'Leviathan,' 'Blood Mountain,' 'Crack The Skye.' SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, a...

Kayo Dot - Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike (Album Review) Oct. 27, 2021

Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike
by Kayo Dot

Over the past few decades Toby Driver has taken a wide range of musical styles and spun them outwards into an avant-garde and sometimes hard to decipher mixture. maudlin of the Well explored some elements of metal through a wildly progressive context, while Kayo Dot has taken on everything from cham...

Whitechapel Tier List Oct. 27, 2021

Ranking Whitechapel
by Whitechapel

Ranking the albums of Whitechapel from best to worst Tier List style through 2021's Kin. Whitechapel are a foundational deathcore band that helped formalize the blueprint for the genre in the 2000's. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like ...

Dream Theater Tier List Oct. 24, 2021

Ranking Dream Theater
by Dream Theater

Ranking the albums of Dream Theater best to worst Tier List style through 2021's A View From The Top Of The World. Dream Theater is a progressive metal band known for such classics as Images And Words and Metropolis Pt 2. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitCh...

Every Time I Die Tier List Oct. 23, 2021

Ranking Every Time I Die
by Every Time I Die

Ranking the albums of Every Time I Die best to worst Tier List style through 2021's 'Radical.' Every Time I Die is a Southern-fried mathcore and metalcore band that blew up in the 2000's. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow u...

Slow Crush - Hush (Album Review) Oct. 22, 2021

Hush
by Slow Crush

Belgium based Slow Crush has been crafting their own take on shoegaze and dream pop since 2016, with their 2018 full-length Aurora generating quite a bit of buzz. Like many of their peers, Slow Crush retained a healthy dose of crushing feedback and fuzz but had some actual substance behind it, captu...

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