As I Lay Dying Tier List Sept. 23, 2020

Ranking As I Lay Dying v2
by Metal Trenches

Ranking the albums of metalcore band As I Lay Dying best to worst Tier List style, now updated through 2020 after the release of Shaped By Fire. Albums included: Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes, Frail Words Collapse, Shadows Are Security, An Ocean Between Us, The Powerless Rise, Awakened, Shaped By Fi...

The Signs of Spiritual Delusion Sept. 23, 2020

The Signs of Spiritual Delusion
by Cross Bringer

The crossover between sub-genres of metal and hardcore have brought some truly intense listening experiences over the decades, and recently formed Cross Bringer are a perfect example of that. Split between Russia and Belgium, the group takes frantic and unrelenting hardcore and merges it with some b...

HARDCORE Band EYES Unleash Raw Fury on Underperformer Sept. 23, 2020

by Eyes

The Pitch:Danish hardcore bandEYESunleash raw fury on debut album Underperformervia Indisciplinarian. FFO: Converge, Pissed Jeans, The Armed What I Like:Not since The Armed's ferocious Untitled have I heard such unbridled vitriol across a single album. It's not just the chaotic,Converge-y riffs a...

UADA Silence The HATERS w/ Djinn (Video Review) Sept. 22, 2020


In this black metal album review, we witness Portland band UADA Silence the haters w/ their new album DJINN via Eisenwald. Djinn is poised to be another one of the best black metal albums of 2020, and UADA should be proud of this massive step forwards in their sound. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk...

The Fire Cult Beyond Eternity Sept. 22, 2020

The Fire Cult Beyond Eternity
by Onirik

Portugals Onirik has been offering its own take on black metal since 2002, but it was with 2015s Casket Dream Veneration that founder Gonius Rex transformed the project from more traditional raw black metal into twisting and turning instrumentation that was equal parts entrancing and nightmarish wit...

Ep 77: The TONY HAWK Franchise & Its Mark On Heavy Music (Review & Retrospective) Sept. 21, 2020

Trench Talk Ep 77
by Metal Trenches

With the release of the latest version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, Rafi of Gone Awry and I take a deep dive retrospective and review of the series and how its soundtrack (as well as others like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas) helped get an entire generation into heavy rock, punk, and metal music.Pl...

Empire of the Blind Sept. 21, 2020

Empire of the Blind
by Heathen

How many bands can you think of that have released two comeback albums? Perhaps that wasnt what Bay Area thrash group Heathen was intending but following a twenty-one-year gap between Victims of Deception and The Evolution of Chaos its now taken another ten years for their latest release Empire of t...

Into Certain Death Sept. 18, 2020

Into Certain Death
by Ragehammer

Four years after their debut full-length Polish black/thrash band Ragehammer has returned with Into Certain Death, which features what might be one of the most eye catching covers Ive seen so far in 2020. With a name like that, youd expect that these guys offer up the type of scorching and unrelenti...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #12 Sept. 18, 2020

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #12
by Metal Trenches

Reviewing 6 more of the best new metal albums you can find on Bandcamp as per your underground requests and recommendations. 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...

FAWN LIMBS Sleeper Vessels (Video Review) Sept. 18, 2020

Sleeper Vessels
by Fawn Limbs

Review of Fawn Limbs new album Sleeper Vessels. This mathcore and grindcore supergroup of sorts is for fans of Psyopus, Artificial Brain, Frontierer, Sectioned, Noise Trail Immersion, and Car Bomb. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like an...

Metal REACTION Videos: The BEST Thing to Happen to METAL? (Alex Hefner, Lost In Vegas, No Life Shaq) Sept. 17, 2020

Metal REACTION Videos
by Metal Trenches

Explaining why, despite the criticisms, reaction videos from the likes of Alex Hefner, Lost In Vegas, Vin and Sori, No Life Shaq, etc are actually a positive force for the metal genre and really the best thing we could have hoped for. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTu...

Vredesvävd Sept. 17, 2020

by Finntroll

For much of the 2000s Finntroll was the shining example of how to write dark, epic, and downright fun folk metal. Across each of their full lengths the band took elements of second wave and symphonic black metal and brought polka and other folk elements into it, creating a noticeably different sound...

Ranking TOOL Albums BEST To Worst (Tier List) Sept. 16, 2020

Ranking TOOL
by Tool

Ranking the albums of legendary progressive metal band Tool Best to Worst Tier List style. And you know only I could take 30 minutes to gush about a mere 6 albums, but hey, I like the sound of my own voice. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can als...

Seeds of Death Sept. 16, 2020

Seeds of Death
by Evoke

Norways become one of my favorite countries to look for speed metal and thrash over the last decade, with bands like Deathhammer, Nekromantheon, and Condor leading the charge. One of the newest groups to join the fray has a vocalist whos played live with two of those, so thats a pretty good starting...

We Are Chaos Sept. 16, 2020

We Are Chaos
by Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson may best be known for industrial-tinged rock and metal in the mid 90s and early 2000s, but in recent years hes explored a wide range of rock related styles. Most recently he teamed up with Tyler Bates for The Pale Emperor and Heaven Upside Down, which brought some blues and post-punk ...

DARKENED Assert Blackened Death Metal Dominance on Kingdom of Decay Sept. 15, 2020

Kingdom of Decay
by Darkened

The Pitch:Darkened assert blackened death metal dominance with the rollicking energy of Kingdom Of Decay via Edged Circle Productions. FFO: Behemoth, Bolt Thrower, Grave What I Like:Sporting an astounding lineup of death metal veterans includingAndy Whale (ex-Bolt Thrower, Memoriam), Gord Olson (Ye...

The Entombment of Chaos Sept. 15, 2020

The Entombment of Chaos
by Skeletal Remains

California death metal band Skeletal Remains has been working their way up the ranks over the past nine years, releasing consistently strong material while touring as much as possible. Though theyve gone through some lineup changes in recent years, the groups commitment to old-school death metal tha...

Best METALCORE Albums Of 2020 (Misery Signals, Polaris, Make Them Suffer, Bury Tomorrow, & More) Sept. 15, 2020

Best Metalcore 2020
by Metal Trenches

A list of the 5 best metalcore albums to come out so far in 2020 including: Polaris - The Death Of Me, Bury Tomorrow - Cannibal, Neck Of The Woods - The Annex Of Ire, Misery Signals - Ultraviolet, Make The Suffer - How To Survive A Funeral SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, ...

NAPALM DEATH With The Best GRINDCORE Album Of 2020: Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism Sept. 14, 2020

Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
by Napalm Death

Review of the amazing new album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism from legendary grindcore band Napalm Death via Century Media Records. Easily the best grindcore album of 2020 and possibly one of the best albums the band has written period. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Cas...

BEST New METAL Albums Of September 2020 Sept. 14, 2020

BEST New METAL Albums Of September 2020
by Metal Trenches

Reviews of the best new metal albums of September 2020. 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, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. Subscribe to our Week...

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