Vilseledd Oct. 19, 2017

by God Mother

The Pitch: Party Smasher Inc. (Ben Weinman ofThe Dillinger Escape Plan) opens the floodgates for the new album from Stockholm, Sweden's God Mother. "Across 14 tracks, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles...The sound is electrifying inspired as much by the grin...

Serenade of Slitting Throats Oct. 19, 2017

Serenade of Slitting Throats
by Sicarius

The Pitch: Southern California black metal act Sicarius unleash the aptly-named Serenade of Slitting Throats via M-Theory Audio. "Like a merciless dagger onto the scene comesSicarius with their murderous, bloodthirsty and ultra-violent black metal assault." FFO: Skeletonwitch, Young and In The Way, ...

Hatred Oct. 18, 2017

by Friendship

The Pitch: Southern Lord and Daymore Recordings join forces to release Hatred, the ferocious debut from "mysterious" Japanese hardcore and grindcore act Friendship. FFO: Endon, Nostromo, The Apex What I Like: Friendship are another one of thos bands that can largely be summed up in one word: in thi...

Raffy Reviews - Xanthochroid: 'Of Erthe and Axen' (Act I & II) Oct. 17, 2017

Of Erthe and Axen
by Xanthochroid

Background:On this day, the epically progressive and highly experimental black metal project known asXanthochroid has finally released the second half of their new albumOf Erthe and Axen. This act, which hails from California and has been active for a little over a decade now, considers their stylis...

Amputheatre Oct. 17, 2017

by Gutslit

The Pitch:Indian brutal death metal legends Gutslit return with their new album Amputheatre via Transcending Obscurity. "Gutslit have improved phenomenally and honed their skills in the company of the new vocalist Kaushal LS of Godless...stand[ing] head and shoulders above from the sea of brutal dea...

Storms of War Oct. 17, 2017

Storms of War
by Beithíoch

The Pitch: A fresh, but brief, new EP from Irish blackened death and doom projectBeithoch. FFO: Portal, Behold! The Monolith What I Like:Beithoch has been an interesting project to follow, as no two releases have been exactly alike. There is a certain set of tools you can expect with each album, bu...

Endinghent Oct. 16, 2017

by Altarage

The Pitch: The endless pit of chaos that is Spain's Altarage returns after a powerful debut album, Nihil, with even more impressive blackened death meditations via Season of Mist. FFO: Portal, Abyssal, Malthusian What I Like: Well it's been a little while since we got some new material from Portal,...

Endless Computer Oct. 16, 2017

Endless Computer
by Expander

The Pitch: Keeping it weird from Austin, Texas, Expander is here from Nuclear War Now! with their special blend of metallic hardcore for a full length debut recorded by Kurt Ballou. "The concept behind the album is that of a shapeless cosmic entity which represents the pinnacle of technological adva...

The End Of Faith Oct. 16, 2017

The End Of Faith
by Bloodhunter

The Pitch: Disappointed in the latest Arch Enemy album? Check out Spain's extreme metallers Bloodhunter via Xtreem Music. Featuring elements of melodic death metal, thrash, groove metal, and blackened death metal; The End of Faith is an album you don't want to miss. FFO: Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Nig...

Raffy Reviews - Through The Eyes of the Dead: 'Disomus' Oct. 13, 2017

by Through The Eyes of the Dead

Background Brief History: Starting in 2003, South Carolina-based deathcore actThrough The Eyes of the Dead has dished out a few notable releases that contributed in making them a respectable, household name for old school deathcore enthusiasts who grew up with the MySpace era of the genre. They pos...

Raffy Reviews - Exhumed: 'Death Revenge' Oct. 13, 2017

Death Revenge
by Exhumed

Background: 2017 has been a relatively solid year for the world of extreme metal. We've had countless releases ranging from the blackened to the technical and melodic death varieties come in from many different labels in the past several months. In addition, this month of October also marks the well...

E Oct. 13, 2017

by Enslaved

The Pitch: Progressive black metal legends.... yada yada yada... The Norwegians are at it again... yada yada yada. It's Enslaved, you're required to listen to a new album at least once. FFO: Good music. What I Like: Admittedly, that intro was pretty subjective. If I'm being perfectly honest, not ev...

Hegemony Oct. 13, 2017

by Samael

The Pitch: Swiss industrial and symphonic black metal legends Samael, with 30 years experience under their belts, deliver new anthems of destruction via Napalm Records. FFO: Anaal Nathrakh, Dimmu Borgir, Septicflesh What I Like: I don't hear too much noteworthy industrial metal these days, even les...

Mortuary Cult Oct. 12, 2017

Mortuary Cult
by Incarnal

The Pitch: Polish old school and blackened death metal from Via Nocturne's Incarnal. FFO: Entombed, Wombbath, Bloodbath What I Like: I'm a sucker for good old school DM. An album like Mortuary Cult brings an infectious energy to the table with it's primal D-beats, blasts, and Entombed distortion. T...

Forbidden Records BM Roundup Oct. 12, 2017

Raw, buzzsaw black and death metal with ugly death metal vocals. Extremely lo-fi. ...

Resurrect Oct. 11, 2017

by The Walking Dead Orchestra

The Pitch:French technical death metal quintet The Walking Dead Orchestra go toe to toe with some serious competition on their brutal new album, Resurrect, via Unique Leader Records FFO: Reaping Asmodeia, Aborted, Archspire What I Like: Holy crap, soooo many great tracks on this album. Choosing fav...

Sounds from the Vortex Oct. 11, 2017

Sounds from the Vortex
by The Spirit

The Pitch: The debut album from German black metal band, The Spirit, via Eternal Echoes.Every note on this album comes from the bottom of our hearts. Created with high passion, we captured the fire that burns in us to transform it into the Sounds from the Vortex. FFO: UADA, Mgla, Pale Chalice What ...

Raffy Reviews - Haemorrhage: 'We Are The Gore' Oct. 10, 2017

We Are The Gore
by Haemorrhage

Background: Goregrind, as a subgenre of the heavy or extreme metal scene, is usually described as a fusion of both grindcore and death metal. It arguably all began with the rise of English band Carcass in the late 1980s, and moved along to other sections of our world in the decades that followed. Mo...

Thoughts From A Stone Oct. 10, 2017

Thoughts From A Stone
by Coma Cluster Void

The Pitch: Multinational progressive, technical death metal act Coma Cluster Void returns with a new EP:"A journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind" represented in one 21 minute composition. FFO: Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Artificial Brain What I Like: If only one thing must be said about Coma ...

Passing The Nekromanteion Oct. 10, 2017

Passing The Nekromanteion
by Arkhon Infaustus

The Pitch: Arkhan Infaustus is a black, death, and doom band from France off of the ever-rising influence of LADLO Productions. After a decade of silence and 20 years of existence, the band returns with 4 soul-reaving new tracks. FFO: Time Lurker, Palace of Worms, Qrixkuor What I Like: Arkhan Infau...

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