Trench Talk Ep 9: 2018 Part Deux Dec. 14, 2018

Trench Talk
by Metal Trenches

LINKS BELOW! Flight closes out 2018 with his favorite metal releases from July to December. Be sure to check our LIST PAGE for more top picks based on all 3 of our rating scales, and listen to Part I HERE. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, like, comment, rate, etc. If you enjoyed this article, be sure t...

2018 Part Deux: Innovation Dec. 14, 2018

PODCAST EPISODE. Avant-garde mindrape traversing post-hardcore, electronic, and industrial from Rhode Island's newly reunited Daughters. Tracks are at once deeply infectious and off-puttingly noisey. It's a work of intense imagery and Kubrickian levels of ambiguous, existential dread. Clamorous riff...

2018 Part Deux: Enjoyability Dec. 14, 2018

The latest slammer from metallic hardcore/mathcore underground darlings Frontierer out of Scotland, UK. Unloved is a glorious downpour of industrialized hardcore noise and dizzying mathcore song structures. It sounds like someone uploaded Will Haven's Carpe Diem and it got all glitched out in the pr...

2018 Part Deux: Musicianship Dec. 14, 2018

French technical, progressive death metal band Exocrine are back with their incredible sophomore effort, this time with the support of Unique Leader Records. Molten Giant is just as good if not better and more focused than its predecessor. And speaking of focus, Exocrine make the wise decision of pr...

Zos Vel Thagirion Dec. 14, 2018

Zos Vel Thagirion
by Inferno / Devathorn

The Pitch: A grand, atmospheric splt between black metal bands Inferno (Czech Republic) and Devathorn (Greece). FFO:Misyrming,Cult of Fire, Schammasch What I Like: While I was not previously familiar with Devathorn, seeing Inferno on the bill was reason enough for me to check this out. I became acq...

List Central 2018 Dec. 14, 2018

List Central 2018
by Metal Trenches

All of my 2018 lists are up now for your reading and listening pleasure. Get them in one place below. Be sure to shout at us on social media to let us know what you think. Who were your favorites? Who do you think I missed? Who are you most looking forward to in 2017? Also, join our mailing list to ...

Krew Za Krew Dec. 13, 2018

Krew Za Krew
by Adaestuo

The Pitch: The debut album from international, highly avant-garde black metal group Adaestuo via WTC Productions. FFO: Titaan, Heilung, Spektr What I Like:Krew Za Krew ("blood for blood") is a highly experimental, atmospheric album that is sure to challenge the casual listener. Every track offers s...

Ep 8: FOR I AM KING Dec. 8, 2018

Trench Talk
by Metal Trenches

A rundown of the intensely infectious album new album I from Dutch, female-fronted melodic death metal band For I Am King via Redfield Records (FFO: Arch Enemy, Darkest Hour, Bloodhunter). FlightOfIcarus waxes poetic about the album, killer riffs, and thoughts on female-fronted metal bands in genera...

I Let The Devil In Dec. 7, 2018

I Let The Devil In
by Currents

The Pitch: Rock solid metalcore EP from Connecticut's Currents via SharpTone Records. FFO: Make Them Suffer, Architects, Underoath What I Like: I generally only cover short releases that feel like a sure thing, and I Let The Devil In definitely falls into that category. Consistently delivering infe...

The Elegy Of Lilith Dec. 6, 2018

The Elegy Of Lilith
by Lucifer's Cold Embrace

The Pitch: Following up a well-recieved EP, Dutch symphonic black metal project Lucifer's Cold Embrace deliver their first full length album. FFO: Carach Angren, Dissection, Srogosc What I Like: As mentioned in my review of Sovereign Heresy, Lucifer's Cold Embrace continues to draw many of my compa...

I Dec. 5, 2018

I
by For I Am King

The Pitch: An intensely infectious album from Dutch, female-fronted melodic death metal band For I Am King via Redfield Records. FFO: Arch Enemy, Darkest Hour, Bloodhunter What I Like: I don't care who fronts your band. Whether they're man, woman, or trans, at the end of the day all that matters is...

Disciples of the Void Dec. 4, 2018

Disciples of the Void
by Disciples Of The Void

The Pitch: Finnish black metal band Disciples Of The Void flex their various influences on their self-titled album via Primitive Reaction. FFO: Emperor, Satyricon, Immortal What I Like:The first thing you should know about Disciples Of The Void is that they are more than initially meets the eye. It...

Shadows Became Flesh Dec. 3, 2018

Shadows Became Flesh
by Mass Infection

The Pitch: Four years in the wake of their previous album, Greek old school death metal band Mass Infection awaken a new epoch of brutality through Comatose Music. FFO: Death, early Behemoth, Hideous Divinity What I Like: Another album that feels straight out of the 90's. Between the old school dea...

Ep 6: DEATH KARMA Dec. 3, 2018

Trench Talk
by Metal Trenches

Inspired by the literal death and burial rituals of cultures around the world, Slovakian black and death metal project Death Karma is back with part II of the aptly named The History Of Death Burial Rituals. FlightOfIcarus breaks down the stunning new album, discusses some of the rituals in questio...

Disparity Dec. 3, 2018

Disparity
by Sarah Longfield

The Pitch: Talented solo artist, and sometimes YouTube comedy star, Sarah Longfield delivers a full length album of progressive and post-metal tunes via Season Of Mist. FFO: Mendel, Animals As Leaders, Modern Day Babylon What I Like: In a word: tranquil. This album is brimming with peaceful beauty ...

VYR Nov. 30, 2018

VYR
by Sectorial

The Pitch: Ukranian blackened folk metal musicians Sectorial take a massive step forwards with the ambitious VYR viaNoizr Productions. FFO: Nokturnal Mortum, Moonsorrow, Selvans What I Like: When compared to the band's previous effort, VYR not only stakes new territory; it annexes entire continents...

Mai Nov. 29, 2018

Mai
by Windrunner

The Pitch: The powerful new album from Vietnam-based, feamle-fronted progressive metalcore outfit Windrunner via Famined Records. FFO: ERRA, Polaris, Parkway Drive What I Like: Windrunner combine the hard-hitting djent hooks of Architects with lush, reverb-soaked synth atmosphere. But unlike many o...

An Illusive Progress Nov. 28, 2018

An Illusive Progress
by Dysmorphic

The Pitch: More top shelf technical, progressive death metal from France's Dysmorphic via Unique Leader Records. FFO: Necrophagist, The Ritual Aura, Obscura What I Like: An Illusive Progress is an insanely consistent album. With each track clocking in at just around 4-5 minutes for a total runtime ...

The History of Death & Burial Rituals part II Nov. 27, 2018

The History of Death & Burial Rituals part II
by Death Karma

The Pitch: Inspired by the literal death and burial rituals of cultures around the world, Infernal Vlad (Cult Of Fire) returns with part II from his melodic black and death metal project, Death Karma. FFO: Cult Of Fire, Schammasch, Mgla What I Like: Once again, I am left in complete awe of this pro...

Lawa Nov. 27, 2018

Lawa
by In Twilight's Embrace

The Pitch: Polish black metal band In Twilight's Embrace once more find their footing with perhaps their darkest outing to date via Left Hand Sounds. FFO: Taake, Immortal, Blaze Of Perdition What I Like: In Twilight's Embrace is a band that has greatly intrigued me with the choices they've made. Wh...

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