For Fans Of: Behemoth (Video) Aug. 7, 2019

FFO: Behemoth
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus recommends 3 groups that should please fans of blackened death metal band Behemoth. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the channel! 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 Faceb...

Tabella Defixionis Aug. 6, 2019

Tabella Defixionis
by Defixion

Formed in 2015, San Diego death metal band Defixion has sought to merge death metal with exploration of themes surrounding ancient cults and rituals. While that might bring a certain type of death metal that groups like Grave Miasma have been exploring in recent memory, Defixion instead pulls from a...

Our Bones Aug. 6, 2019

Our Bones
by The Contortionist

The Pitch: FlighOfIcarus goes in cold with the chill new EP from highly lauded progressive metal act The Contortionist via Entertainment One. FFO: Leprous, Tesseract, Between The Buried And Me What I Like: I somehow managed to skip this band for many years despite their massive popularity, and I th...

In The Hands Of An Angry God Aug. 6, 2019

In The Hands Of An Angry God
by Throes

The Pitch: Caustic, miserable sludgecore from Boise's Throes via Holy Roar Records. FFO: Cult Leader, Harms Way, Jesus Piece What I Like: In The Hands Of An Angry God likes to take the bludgeoning, metal-infused hardcore ofHarms Wayand drag it down to a sludgy, dismal pace. It's powder keg of blood...

Planetary Clairvoyance Aug. 5, 2019

Planetary Clairvoyance
by Tomb Mold

In three years Tomb Mold has put out three full-lengths with some smaller releases in between, maintaining a blistering pace that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Last year the band expanded from a duo to a four-piece and their sophomore full-length Manor of Infinite Forms opened up the s...

Raffy Reviews - Carnifex: 'World War X' Aug. 2, 2019

World War X
by Carnifex

Background Carnifexis a band that, in their most recent years, has attempted to branch out of the so-called pidgeonhole related to the deathcore genre and scene. And, to that extent as well as to the surprise of many, this creative decision has worked out well for them for the most part. Given the ...

Döda själar Aug. 2, 2019

Döda själar
by Mylingar

Swedens Mylingar has only seemed to get more twisted and nightmarish with each release, and this years Dda sjlar is no exception. Coming in as the end of the trilogy started with 2016s Dda vgar EP, the groups sound has gotten even denser and headed towards loftier heights than before, delivering an ...

Enslaved Album Tier List Aug. 2, 2019

Ranking Enslaved
by Enslaved

FlightOfIcarus ranks his favorite and least favorite albums from storied, always evolving progressive black metal band Enslaved. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social me...

Lunacyst Aug. 1, 2019

by Lunacyst

The Pitch: Groovy brutal death metal with an eclectic approach fromBahrain's Lunacyst. FFO: Cannibal Corpse, The Hudson Horror, Abnormality What I Like: I was initially ready to write Lunacyst off as just another dime a dozen brutal death metal band, but over time it became clear that there is more...

Gomorrah Aug. 1, 2019

by Gomorrah

The Pitch: Extreme technical death metal from British Columbia duo Gomorrahfeat.Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura, etc.) on drums and newly signed toWillowtip Records. FFO: Belphegor with a more technical flair What I Like: I thought that name sounded familiar. I actually reviewed Gomorrah's, ...

Raffy Reviews - Humanity's Last Breath: 'Abyssal' July 31, 2019

by Humanity's Last Breath

Background Humanity's Last Breathstands boldly as a cantankerous quartet worthy of potential and recognition within both the prog as well as the more extreme metal communities alike. Formed around a decade ago with the promise of blending progressive metal riffs with equally formidable brutality, t...

FFO: Skeletonwitch July 31, 2019

For Fans Of: Skeletonwitch
by Metal Trenches

In this new video, FlightOfIcarus recommends 4 bands that should appeal to fans of the mighty Skeletonwitch. Riff frenzy! 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 I...

At The Precipice Of Excitation July 31, 2019

At The Precipice Of Excitation
by Spurn

The Pitch: Calgary mathgrind/grindcore project Spurn follow up 2016's excellent Comfort In Nothing with another noteworthy outing. FFO: Frontierer, Car Bomb, The Sound That Ends Creation What I Like: Comfort In Nothing ended up being an excellent late addition to my favorite albums of 2016. The per...

Most Vicious Animal July 30, 2019

Most Vicious Animal
by Hive

The Pitch: "Misanthropic" crust and D-beat from Minnesota band Hive viaSeeing Red Records and Crown and Throne Ltd. FFO: Martyrdod, Graben, Wolfbrigade What I Like: More back to basics, high octane, D-beat driven crust and hardcore. Need I say more? It's aggressive, sweaty stuff. And as the band pu...

Addiction Discussion w/ Charlie Fell of LORD MANTIS July 29, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 41
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus welcomes back friend and previous guest Charlie Fell of Lord Mantis, Cobalt, and most recently Today Is The Day to discuss his battle with heroin addiction and subsequent road to sobriety with Methadone treatment.PleaseSUBSCRIBEand also listen viaiTunes,CastBox, andBitChute. SUBSCR...

Raffy Reviews - Birdflesh: 'Extreme Graveyard Tornado' July 28, 2019

Extreme Graveyard Tornado
by Birdflesh

Background Birdfleshemerged in the early 1990s in Sweden as sort of an aggressive and surrealistic take on the grindcore formula. The Vaxjo-based three-piece is highly notable in their scene for the comedic tone of their musical material, their use of props and costumes, and their longstanding care...

Raffy Reviews - All Out War: 'Crawl Among The Filth' July 26, 2019

Crawl Among The Filth
by All Out War

Background All Out Waris one band that, to us hardcore kids (and metalhead New Yorkers) everywhere, needs little to no introduction. Born and bred as initially a hardcore/crossover thrash quintet around the year 1990, this long-running Newburgh outfit is still kicking and screaming onstage and in t...

Render July 26, 2019

by Valis Ablaze

The Pitch: Bristol, UK progressive metal band Valis Ablaze lay down some groovy, djent tunes to clean vocals via Long Branch Records. FFO: Textures, Periphery, Tesseract What I Like: When this band goes for it, the results speak for themselves. It was "Hollow Heart" in particular that led me to add...

Metal Controversy Discussion w/ Heavy Metal History July 26, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 40
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus sits down with Dustin of the Heavy Metal History podcast to discuss various layers of past and present metal controversies, whether you can separate the artists from the music, cancel culture, and much more. Specific examples include Decaitated, Tim Lambesis, Mikko Aspa of Deathspell ...

Futha July 25, 2019

by Heilung

The Pitch: Danish pagan folk band Heilung return with another hauntingly meditative journey via Season Of Mist. FFO: Myrkrur, Noktrunal Mortum, Skuggsja What I Like: Heilung are a project less described by certain adjectives than representing a literal embodiment of them. Words like "haunting," "ex...

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