New Underground Metal Roundup February 2024 Feb. 21, 2024

Underground Metal Roundup February 2024
by Metal Trenches

Reacting to YOUR latest batch of underground metal albums on Bandcamp. Consider it like a battle of the bands for new and virtually unknown artists putting out some serious heat despite being largely overlooked. We're talking everything from death and black metal to metalcore, djent, deathcore and m...

A Scent Like Wolves- Distant Dystopia (Album Review) Feb. 20, 2024

Distant Dystopia
by A Scent Like Wolves

In 2025 Lancasters A Scent Like Wolves will celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, and while they havent been quite as prolific on the release front as some of the other metalcore or post hardcore bands that have reached this milestone its clear they have valued quality over quantity. Like a lot of ...

Nulled- The Traitor (Album Review) Feb. 16, 2024

The Traitor
by Nulled

Spains Nulled is one of those bands that has a sense of familiarity to their songwriting, but still feel fresh thanks to just how many different metal styles they fuse together. Formed in 2018, the group has kept busy on the release front with the pointerException EP in 2019 and Strokes of Reason al...

Ihsahn Albums RANKED Feb. 16, 2024

Ihsahn Tier List
by Ihsahn

Join us on a journey through the sonic evolution of one of metal's most innovative minds, Ihsahn. In this video, we delve into the discography of the legendary Norwegian musician, known for his groundbreaking work in Emperor and his prolific solo career now through 2024 self-titled album 'Ihashn.' F...

Farsot- Life Promised Death (Album Review) Feb. 14, 2024

Life Promised Death
by Farsot

Ive argued in previous reviews that Germany sometimes gets overlooked when it comes to black metal but contains just as many interesting bands as the Scandinavian countries. Farsot has been one of the prime examples over the past two and a half decades, and while they may have a fairly small discogr...

Romuvos- Spirits (Album Review) Feb. 13, 2024

Spirits
by Romuvos

Romuvos has come a long way over the past decade, as the Lithuanian folk metal band has not only honed their songwriting over three full-length albums but 2020s The Baltic Crusade saw them expanding to a full lineup after being a one-man operation for much of their existence. That album took the epi...

80's Thrash Metal Bands RANKED Feb. 12, 2024

80's Thrash Band Tier List
by Metal Trenches

Today we are revisiting and expanding our ranking of classic 80's thrash metal bands, but with a twist: this time their tiers will ONLY reflect their 80's album output and not any modern records or the GODLESS thrash era that was the 90's. Will Metallica find itself back on top? Where does Megadeth ...

Chelsea Wolfe- She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She (Album Review) Feb. 8, 2024

She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She
by Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe has had quite a varied career over the past decade and a half, as while her core sound has often been a mixture of dark folk, gothic rock, and darkwave, each album has emphasized different elements. Where other singer/songwriters have fallen into the trap of releasing very similar soun...

Chapel of Disease- Echoes of Light (Album Review) Feb. 7, 2024

Echoes of Light
by Chapel of Disease

Over the past decade and a half, several bands that started off as more traditional death metal have transformed into something completely different over the course of their careers. From the regularly shifting sound of Tribulation to the progressive leaps of Morbus Chron and Sweven, some of these t...

Spectral Voice- Sparagmos (Album Review) Feb. 6, 2024

Sparagmos
by Spectral Voice

Spectral Voice has always kept a bit of a low profile, but their popularity amongst fans of death metal and death/doom has only increased in the ten years since their formation. For five of those years the group focused on demos and smaller format releases, following a similar release pattern to Blo...

1991 Death Metal Albums RANKED (Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel & More!) Feb. 5, 2024

1991 Death Metal Tier List
by Metal Trenches

Welcome to the ultimate clash of 1991's most brutal death metal albums! Join us on a journey through the ferocious soundscape of death metal as we rank and dissect the iconic releases that defined a pivotal year in extreme music history. In this riveting tier list showdown, we delve deep into the da...

1990 Death Metal Albums RANKED Feb. 5, 2024

1990 Death Metal Tier List
by Metal Trenches

🤘 Get ready for a headbanging journey as we dive into the brutal and relentless world of death metal! In this video, we're ranking the iconic death metal albums that emerged in the pivotal year of 1990. Join us as we dissect, discuss, and debate the most influential releases that shaped the landscap...

Utopia- Shame (Album Review) Feb. 2, 2024

Shame
by Utopia

Compared to some of the crazier mathcore, grind, and technically oriented metal out there, I didnt see Utopias 2021 debut Stalker get nearly as much exposure as it deserved. Comparable to everything from Psyopus to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Stalker was a frantic and constantly varied listen that wo...

Inquisition Albums RANKED Through Veneration of Medieval Mysticism and Cosmological Violence Feb. 2, 2024

Inquisition Tier List
by Inquisition

Join us as we dive into the atmospheric realms of black metal and embark on a journey through the discography of Inquisition through new 2024 album 'Veneration of Medieval Mysticism and Cosmological Violence'. In this video, we meticulously dissect and rank each of Inquisition's albums, from their e...

WORST "Thrash Metal" Albums of the 90's Feb. 2, 2024

Worst 90's "Thrash Metal" Albums
by Metal Trenches

Join us as we dissect the misguided experiments, the failed adaptations, and the outright disasters that plagued some of the most revered thrash metal bands of the 80's. From misguided attempts to stay relevant to bold departures from their signature sound, these albums represent a cautionary tale o...

Dipygus- Dipygus (Album Review) Feb. 1, 2024

Dipygus
by Dipygus

California death metal band Dipygus recently hit their tenth anniversary in 2023, so what better way to celebrate that milestone than with a self-titled effort? Self-titled albums are always interesting from established bands, as they often suggest that rather than focusing on a specific lyrical thr...

Best Metal Albums of January 2024 Jan. 31, 2024

Best Metal Albums Of January 2024
by Metal Trenches

Welcome metalheads to our monthly roundup of the most electrifying and impactful new releases in the realm of heavy music! January 2024 has kicked off with a thunderous roar, delivering a slew of new metal albums that promise to set the tone for the rest of the year. In this video, we dive deep into...

BIB- Biblical (EP Review) Jan. 30, 2024

Biblical
by BIB

Theres a timeless quality to hardcore punk that has that same raw energy and abrasive tonality as some of the earliest in the genre, and this is something that Omahas BIB has been able to deliver since 2015. Over the course of several EPs and 2020s Delux full-length, theyve offered up aggressive rif...

Kaonashi- The 3 Faces Of Beauty: A Violent Misinterpretation of Morgan Montgomery (EP Review) Jan. 30, 2024

The 3 Faces Of Beauty: A Violent Misinterpretation of Morgan Montgomery
by Kaonashi

With so many new bands out there, it can be hard for anything post hardcore or metalcore related to stand out. But Pennsylvania based Kaonashi has managed to do that for a little over a decade now, thanks to a healthy dose of experimentation, in your face and personal lyrics, and some of the most ou...

Command- Resver (Album Review) Jan. 29, 2024

Resver
by Command

Sweden may have forever changed death metal and other extreme variants of the genre, but over the last few decades the country has also become just as well known for its heavy metal adjacent groups. Whether theyre fusing black metal and thrash together, capturing NWOBHM down to a science and putting...

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