Strength In Numbers Aug. 22, 2017

Strength In Numbers
by The Haunted

The Pitch: The 9th studio album from Swedish melodeath/groove metal band The Haunted via Century Media Records, Strength In Numbers is the much anticipated follow-up to 2014's popular Exit Wounds; an album that initiated Ola Englund on guitars and marked the return of Marco Aro on vocals and Adrian ...

Gateway Specter Aug. 21, 2017

Gateway Specter
by Ancalagon

The Pitch: Guitar-driven melodic black metal from Rochester New York. Ancalagon deliver impressive melodeath-infused BM a la Dissection, also FFO Marduk, Sacramentum What I Like: It's been a little while since I've heard a noteworthy melodic black metal band. Maybe that Gothenburg-meets-Oslo sound ...

Tui La Aug. 18, 2017

Tui La
by Stargazer

The Pitch: "Unapologetically nerdy and a little out of left field" progressive metal from Stargazer out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Familiar components deliver something a little different. Lyrics have to do withmental health, creation and destruction, and the human psyche. FFO: Textures, Periphery,...

Eskapist Aug. 18, 2017

Eskapist
by The Hirsch Effekt

The Pitch: One of the most original albums of the year. German trio The Hirsch Effect play an avant-garde amalgam of progressive, mathcore, death metal, and indie rock that will constantly keep you guessing. FFO: Torrential Downpour, Between the Buried and Me, The Mars Volta, Mew What I Like:The so...

Ephemeris Aug. 17, 2017

Ephemeris
by Beneath

The Pitch: The third full length release from Icelandic technical, progressive death metal band Beneath, produced byFredrik Nordstrm (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, etc.) and delivered via Unique Leader Records. Also featuring drumming from Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy). FFO: John ...

The Warning of One Aug. 16, 2017

The Warning of One
by Rebel Wizard

The Pitch: Blackened heavy metal, or "Negative wizard metal," act Rebel Wizardreturns with a 4-song EP of"anti-shamanic, pre-fetal anthems" againvia Prosthetic Records. Comments mastermind NKSV, ...we can abandon hope and rest blissfully within the mystical indifference of the wizards majestic riff....

Biophagous Aug. 16, 2017

Biophagous
by Protosequence

The Pitch: Just weeks after we shared their (excellent) previous EP, Edmonton progressive metalcore band Protosequence is back with another 4 song independentfollow-up. FFO: After The Burial, August Burns Red, Kadinja What I Like: There are certainly those out there who still skip EP's due to their...

The Heavenly Blacksmith Aug. 15, 2017

The Heavenly Blacksmith
by Tsar Stangra

The Pitch:Bulgarianblack/folk metal bandЦар Стангра (Tsar Stangra) founded in Canada. Небесният ковач "blends mysticism with uncommon elements found in today's pagan/folk black metal scene." FFO Negură Bunget, Drudkh, Rotting Christ, and Nokturnal Mortum. Recorded by Antoine Baril (Augury, Symbolic)...

The Ascension Aug. 15, 2017

The Ascension
by Casket Robbery

The Pitch: With some changes in members, Wisconsin death metal band Casket Robbery's new EP is no less worthy of the horns. FFO: Dethklok, Abnormality, Deildriver What I Like: A creepy music box and distant cries of an infant abruptly transition to a volcanic eruption of "POCKETS LINED WITH FLOWERS...

Deep Space Psudokument Aug. 14, 2017

Deep Space Psudokument
by Psudoku

The Pitch: "The development of futuristic 70s progressive grind continues, and this time surf rock, doom and electronic classical is incorporated. This is progressive grind that has time travelled backwards an entire year from the future." This is Psudoku from Norway. FFO: MoRkObOt, Bisbaye, Banglad...

Deprive Aug. 11, 2017

Deprive
by Moral Void

The Pitch:Chicago blackened hardcore/grind trio Moral Void bring us further nihilistic mayhem via Translation Loss Records. FFO: Full of Hell, Sunlight's Bane, Sloth Herder What I Like: I could probably cover most of this review in terms of name drops. Fortunately for Moral Void, they are all good ...

New Sheriff In Town Aug. 11, 2017

Chaosborne
by Empyrean Throne

The Pitch: It's finally here after several months delay! Saddle up, Dimmu Borgir fans, there's a new symphonic blackmetal sheriff in town. Also FFO Septicflesh, Emperor, Cradle of Filth. What I Like: So this is Dimmu worship right down to the dramatic strings, croaking shrieks, and even occasional ...

What Passes For Survival Aug. 10, 2017

What Passes For Survival
by Pyrrhon

The Pitch: "Continuing to shapeshift and unravel, while using unorthodox songwriting techniques that border on the incomprehensible, avant-garde extreme metal quartet Pyrrhon return with What Passes For Survival...an aural challenge that refuses to adhere to genre conventions, merging strategic orch...

Larga Sombra Aug. 10, 2017

Larga Sombra
by Khmer

The Pitch:WOOAAARGH serves up the debut album from raw, Madrid-based blackened crust group, Khmer. FFO: Martyrdod, Nuisible, Zao What I Like:Larga Sombra is a rough listen. These guys deliver some really berating, noisy hardcore with unforgiving vocals and harsh distortion. D-beats drive the listen...

eXXpreSSion Aug. 9, 2017

eXXpreSSion
by Boobs of Doom

The Pitch: Eccentric Industrial/Drone duo Boob of Doom are at it again with their 10th release,eXXpre$$ion: an atmospheric soundtrack that may be the group's best work yet. FFO Nine Inch Nails, cEvin Key, Akira Yamaoka What I Like: These guys just continue to exceed my expectations with each succes...

Out Of The Voiceless Grave Aug. 9, 2017

Out Of The Voiceless Grave
by The Lurking Fear

The Pitch: Swedish crusty death metal outfitThe Lurking Fear(members of At The Gates, Disfear, etc) release their debut album via Century Media Records. FFO: The Haunted, Graben, Martyrdod What I Like: I'll admit that I was pretty dissapointed with the At The Gates comeback album, but the bite that...

Entropy: Of Chaos And Salt Aug. 8, 2017

Entropy: Of Chaos And Salt
by NYN

The Pitch:Virginia-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Noyan Tokgozoglu unleashes his latest technical, progressive death metal opus from NYN with the help of guitarist Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschlger (ex-Obscura) and keyboard/synth player Jimmy Pitts (Virulent Depravity, etc.). Coming via Vmbre...

Temporal Majesty Aug. 8, 2017

Temporal Majesty
by Moray

The Pitch: Filled with defiance and written in the "heavy-handed shadow" of the Mormon churches of Utah, Moray delivers solid black metal for the modern age. FFO Gilded Lily, Pale Chalice,early Panopticon What I Like: "Aether" is just an all-around killer track, so Moray have wisely put their best ...

In Forgotten Sleep Aug. 7, 2017

In Forgotten Sleep
by Lör

The Pitch: Progressive, folk-tinged power metal from Philadelphia brought to us by Lr. FFO Blind Guardian, Ensiferum, Wilderun What I Like: Hey look at me covering another power metal album. A rarity for sure. But when it comes to Lr,they definitely bring something a little different to the table. ...

Dead Cross Aug. 4, 2017

Dead Cross
by Dead Cross

The Pitch:Consisting of Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Justin Pearson (The Locust), Michael Crain (Retox), and Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.); Dead Cross is the avant-garde hardcore project we've all been yearning for. FFO: Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, The Dillinger Escape Plan What I Like: True to form, Dead...

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