Best METAL Albums Of 2021 So Far June 11, 2021

Best METAL Albums of 2021 So Far
by Metal Trenches

Sharing my choices for the Best New Metal Albums of 2021 So far from progressive and death metal to metalcore and deathcore. 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, an...

Twisted Rose - Now (EP Review) June 9, 2021

by Twisted Rose

Despite rock fading from the roster of a lot of the major labels, theres still plenty of good material to be found around the world. Having jumped back into hard rock of all types last year, Ive noticed that outside of the US and Canada there is still a high percentage of newer rock bands hailing fr...

Best Black Metal 2021 So Far June 9, 2021

Best Black Metal 2021 So Far
by Metal Trenches

Sharing our picks for the best new black metal albums of 2021 from Wode to Panopticon featuring appearances from Forgemaster Reviews, The Metal Meltdown, Pair Of Jeans Reviews, Feigner. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow u...

Tygers of Pan Tang - Majors & Minors (Album Review) June 7, 2021

Majors & Minors
by Tygers of Pan Tang

They might not have quite as much recognition as some of the biggest names, but Tygers of Pan Tang were as much a part of the formative days of NWOBHM as Saxon, Judas Priest, or Iron Maiden. Although they would break up a few times and go through more of a rock-oriented transition in the late 80s, t...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #42 June 7, 2021

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #42
by Metal Trenches

The best new underground metal albums on bandcamp explored here from black and death metal to metalcore, deathcore, and progressive. 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, Twi...

Industrial Metal Band Tier List June 6, 2021

Ranking Industrial Metal
by Metal Trenches

Ranking industrial metal bands best to worst Tier List style including Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Skinny Puppy, Godflesh, Front Line Assembly, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Author Punisher, Rob Zombie, KMFDM, Anaal Nathrakh, 3Teeth, Motionless In White, Strapping Young Lad, Dawn Of Ashes...

Seputus - Phantom Indigo (Album Review) June 4, 2021

Phantom Indigo
by Seputus

Review of Seputus and their new album Phantom Indigo via Willowtip Records. Seputus is a Philadelphia and New York extreme metal tro featuring members Pyrrhon, Weeping Sores, Glorious Depravity including maniacal vocalist Doug Moore. FFO bands like Ad Nauseum, Altarage, and Portal. - Review by Fl...

Liar Thief Bandit - Deadlights (Album Review) June 3, 2021

by Liar Thief Bandit

Swedens always been a great source of rock of all kinds, whether thats 70s influenced blues rock or more punk leaning rock n roll. Liar Thief Bandit is one of the relatively newer additions from the country, having began in 2015 with the goal of merging that classic rock n roll spirit with some of t...

Dordeduh - Har (Album Review) June 2, 2021

by Dordeduh

Every few years Ive found myself looking for status updates on new music from Romanias Dordeduh. Formed by ex-members of Negură Bunget, the groups 2012 debut Dar de duh explored atmospheric/progressive folk and black metal like their former work while still heading in its own direction. It was a lof...

Black Moon Mother - Illusions Under the Sun (Album Review) June 2, 2021

Illusions Under the Sun
by Black Moon Mother

Petrichor has been on a roll in recent months, grabbing up a slew of previously unsigned artists that released albums and EPs which went under the radar in 2019 and 2020. One of their recent finds is Nashvilles Black Moon Mother, a band that fuses elements of psychedelic rock, shoegaze, and doom. Fo...

NEW Metal Albums June 2021 June 2, 2021

NEW Metal Albums June 2021
by Metal Trenches

Running down the new metal albums coming out in June 2021 from death and black metal to metalcore and deathcore including the likes of Hannes Grossmann, Red Fang, Fear Factory, Helloween, Sojourner, Atreyu, Beartooth, more. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and Bi...

VOLA - Witness (Album Review) June 1, 2021


Danish/Swedish progressive metal band VOLA has been gaining popularity over the past decade or so, with their earlier efforts in the mid 2000s giving way to material that seamlessly mixed djent grooves and soaring melodic choruses. Where Inmazes struck a delicate balance between heavy and soft, 2018...

King of Asgard - Svartrviðr (Album Review) June 1, 2021

by King of Asgard

Swedens King of Asgard has been exploring elements of their Nordic heritage for the better part of thirteen years, using a combination of melodic black and death metal that went for a more methodical and powerful approach. Where bands that usually get tagged as Viking or pagan oriented metal sometim...

Best METAL Albums May 2021 May 31, 2021

Best METAL Albums May 2021
by Metal Trenches

The best new metal albums of May 2021 reviewed here including Panopticon, Portal, Darko, Mouthbreather, and so much more: - Review by FlightOfIcarus 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 w...

Tuple - Welcome to Hell (Album Review) May 28, 2021

Welcome to Hell
by Tuple

Tuple is a newer AOR/heavy metal band formed by Tommi Tuple Salmela, a Finnish singer who has fronted Tarot and Lazy Bonez. Alongside three other members that have a similar list of credentials in the rock and metal realms, Tuple released their debut album Wooden Box last year and have quickly follo...

Alluvial - Sarcoma (Album Review) May 28, 2021

by Alluvial

Review of Alluvial and their new 2021 album Sarcoma via Nuclear Blast Records. Alluvial is something of a death metal supergroup featuring current and former members of Suffocation, The Faceless, Entheos, and Aegaeon among others. Sarcoma is the follow up to the band's critically acllaimed 2017 debu...

Bleeth - Harbinger (Album Review) May 27, 2021

by Bleeth

Miami based Bleeth occupy an interesting space within the sludge genre, channeling just as much noise and alternative rock with some industrial slants on their latest album Harbinger. Harbinger follows up 2018s Geomancer and emphasizes shorter tracks with faster tempos, hurling a flurry of jagged an...

Proud - Second Act (Album Review) May 27, 2021

Second Act
by Proud

For fans of melodic rock and heavy metal, the past decade has brought plenty of new music from bands that had been dormant for quite some time. Whether they had taken an extended break or had only released one album in the 80s before disappearing, more and more seemed to be reuniting out of nowhere ...

Portal - Avow (Album Review) May 27, 2021

by Portal

Review of Portal and their new 2021 album Avow via Profound Records. Portal is an Australian avant-garde death metal that have largely helped to pioneer a much more atmospheric and foreboding niche in the genre. Fusing elements of death doom, black metal, and a very chaotic breed of technical death ...

MOON - Shine (EP Review) May 26, 2021


When it comes to rock, bands tend to pick one particular variant and make it their own. Sometimes theres variation within that, such as hard rock groups capturing elements of the genre from across various decades, but its a bit rarer to find artists that seem to shape shift from one song to the next...

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