Het wassen oog April 8, 2019

Het wassen oog
by Laster

Lasters transformation over the past seven years has been truly exciting to experience, as each full length has deviated further and further from their black metal roots and gone in unexpected directions. Early on the trio showcased a knack for lengthier, sprawling arrangements that took a considera...

Raffy Reviews - Enterprise Earth: 'Luciferous' April 5, 2019

Luciferous
by Enterprise Earth

Background Enterprise Earthis one Washington State-based deathcore act that's been on our radar for quite some time now. Why haven't we reviewed one of their works yet until today? That's anybody's guess. They've been around for a little over half a decade now and already they've gone through quite...

High Command April 5, 2019

High Command
by Cultic

Cultic lists themselves as Black-Death Battle Punk, which is probably one of the better descriptions of a bands style Ive seen in a while. Formed in 2017, this trio lumbers forth with extremely heavy and aggressive instrumentation that recalls some of the earliest death/doom metal while still captur...

10 Killer Female Fronted Metal Bands April 5, 2019

Women In Metal
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus shares his thoughts on the "female fronted" label and his list of 10 female fronted metal bands that have most intrigued him since beginning Metal Trenches. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social ...

Podcast: CEREMONY OF SILENCE + Suffering Hour, Teleport, From The Thicket April 5, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 24
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus reviews Slovokian progressive death metal duo Ceremony Of Silence and their impressive debut album Outis via Willowtip Records. FFO: Barus, Abyssal, Gorguts. Also covered: Suffering Hour, Teleport, Into The Thicket, and a rundown of upcoming releases you should be adding to your calen...

The End of an Era | Rebirth April 4, 2019

The End of an Era | Rebirth
by Inferi

The Pitch: Nashville-based technical death metal darlings Inferi re-record and reissue their second full length album with the band's current ineupviaThe Artisan Era. FFO:The Black Dahlia Murder,Alterbeast,Exocrine What I Like: Inferi has been seriously gaining momentum since the release of instant...

I Will Guide Thy Hand April 4, 2019

I Will Guide Thy Hand
by OLAM

The Pitch: Indianapolis hardcore/mathcore trio OLAM(short for Of Lions And Men) tear it up on assuredly one of 2019's best albums in the genre. FFO: Converge, Botch, Baptists What I Like: Another incredible record that reminds me of why I started this site in the first place. I probably wouldn't ev...

Raffy Reviews - Hurakan: 'Abomination of Aurokos' April 3, 2019

Abomination of Aurokos
by Hurakan

Background I personally can't get enough of the great brutal death acts that've been making their mark over in Europe as of late.Hurakanis one such French four-piece slam outfit and they're back at it again with their sophomore full-length album release. The band, having formed just a few short yea...

Ategnatos April 3, 2019

Ategnatos
by Eluveitie

The Pitch: Acclaimed Swiss folk metal band Eluveite put the epic back into folk metal with their 8th album via Nuclear Blast. FFO: Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Finntroll What I Like: FINALLY... some noteworthy folk metal to review. It's been long enough that I honestly can't remember the last album I co...

Blackarhats April 2, 2019

Blackarhats
by Obskkvlt

The Pitch:Galician occult extreme metallers OBSKKVLT fuse progressive death and groove metal on their killer new album out viaNooirax Producciones. FFO: Dark Helm, Target, Meshuggah What I Like: Obskkvlt is another one of them blender bands. Basically toss in Meshuggah, Lamb of God, maybe a touch o...

Necrogenesis April 1, 2019

Necrogenesis
by Nordjevel

Nordjevel has carved out a space for themselves in the Norwegian black metal scene in a short amount of time but considering that their lineup is comprised of seasoned veterans from a slew of different bands that this shouldnt be that surprising. Since the Krigsmakt EP in 2017 there have been some l...

Oútis April 1, 2019

Oútis
by Ceremony of Silence

The Pitch: Slovakia progressive death metal duo Ceremony Of Silence deliver a very impressive debut album via Willowtip Records. FFO: Barus, Abyssal, Gorguts What I Like: The reported result of "countless hours immersed in free-flowing, improvised jams" and inspired by themes ofmysticism and death,...

Raffy Reviews - Applaud The Impaler: 'Ov Apocalypse Incarnate' March 29, 2019

Ov Apocalypse Incarnate
by Applaud The Impaler

Background Virginia tech death metallersApplaud The Impalerhave made a long-awaited return with their brand new full length release titledOv Apocalypse Incarnate. Their first actual full length and first release for several years now, it's time to get to it and see what they're all about. Album Br...

The Evolution of Periphery in 10 Songs March 29, 2019

Periphery List
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus breaks down the 10 songs that best demonstrate Periphery's growth and expanding style over the last decade. This is less about pure favorites and more about constant growth and innovation. Be sure to also check out our review of the new album HERE. Please SUBSCRIBE to the channel whil...

Frosthelm Interview + More March 29, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 23
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus interviews Jimmy Cherry, bass player and founding member of North Dakota blackened thrash metal band Frosthelm. FFO: Skeletonwitch, Necropanther, Watain. We discuss the new album Pyrrhic, differences from outing The Endless Winter, influences, touring, and more. Get the album on March...

Paralysis of Reason March 29, 2019

Paralysis of Reason
by Tides of Sulfur

The Pitch:South Wales blackened sludge trio Tides Of Sulfur follow up the excellent Extinction Curse with a new EP via The Sludgelord. FFO: Vermin Womb, Northless, Lord Mantis What I Like: Blackened sludge may form the foundation of Tides Of Sulfur's sound, but there's more to it than that. Tracks ...

Departed Souls March 28, 2019

Departed Souls
by Magic Circle

Theres a lot of great heavy metal and doom coming out of the U.S., but few bands have been able to offer that perfect mix like Magic Circle has. The groups last two albums have mixed equal amounts of doom and NWOBHM with hard rock, creating a mix that is reminiscent of plenty of classic albums witho...

The Book Of Wonders March 28, 2019

The Book Of Wonders
by Oshiego

The Pitch: The new album from Singapore-based death/grind band Oshiego released via Horror Pain Gore Death. FFO:Bolt Thrower, Dismember, Grave What I Like: From China to Japan, Asia has long been a source of some of the most unapologetically strange and extreme metal acts in the underground. No dif...

Raffy Reviews - Paroxysmal Butchering: 'Amygdala' March 27, 2019

Amygdala
by Paroxysmal Butchering

Background Paroxysmal Butcheringhappens to be one of those brutal death metal bands that always caught my attention due to a few separate characteristics that I thought made them somewhat stand out. From their sporadic chromatics, shifting tempos and groggy vocals to the stellar production that sur...

Infesticide March 27, 2019

Infesticide
by Grave Infestation

The Pitch: Raw, underproduced old school death metal from Vancouver's Grave Infestation via Invictus Productions. FFO:Necrovore, Repulsion, and Sadistic Intent What I Like: Just taking another break from all things shiny and polished to slum it in the real trenches. Grave Infestation's reissued dem...

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