Degen van Licht Feb. 18, 2020

Degen van Licht
by Turia

Since their inception Dutch black metal Turia has been focused on black metal that was stripped down to its essentials, offering repetitive yet hypnotic riffing that spread outwards and captured the fire and intensity of the genre. Like the rest of the bands within the Haeresis Noviomagi collective ...

The Death Of Me Feb. 18, 2020

The Death Of Me
by Polaris

The Pitch:Australian metalcore crewPolaristake me back to the early 2000's once again with The Death Of Me via SharpTone Records. FFO:Underoath,Architects,A Day To Remember What I Like:Polaris is basically the second coming of Underoath. In fact, I'd argue that The Death Of Me does Underoath better...

Raffy Reviews - VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC: 'Austrian Dukes of Derangement' Feb. 17, 2020

Austrian Dukes of Derangement
by VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC

Background VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC or however you say their name, stand as a testament to the idea that, no matter how crazy you think heavy or brutal music can get, there is always someone or something out there willing to one up that idea and be even more insane. Born rather prematurely and bred in the...

Mordrake (Video Review) Feb. 17, 2020

by Xenobiotic

FlightOfIcarus discusses the latest album from Australian progressive death metal band Xenobiotic. Listen and purchase Mordrake via Unique Leader Records now right HERE. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social me...

Behemoth Tier List (Video) Feb. 14, 2020

Ranking Behemoth
by Behemoth

Flight ranks the discography of Polish blackened death metal legends Behemoth. Make your own Tier List HERE. ...

The Harrowing of Hearts Feb. 14, 2020

The Harrowing of Hearts
by Blaze of Perdition

Blaze of Perdition has come a long way over the past over the past decade, evolving from a band that stood in the shadow of their influences to one that found their own niche. Near Death Revelations and Conscious Darkness showcased the groups ability to build outwards towards dense, otherworldly atm...

Bedehuis Feb. 13, 2020

by Ossaert

There are plenty of European countries that have produced quality black metal bands over the years, but The Netherlands has really come into the spotlight in recent years. This is partly due to the number of projects that the Haeresis Noviomagi collective (Turia, Solar Temple) has been involved with...

Let It Take Its Course Feb. 13, 2020

Let It Take Its Course
by Orthodox

The Pitch:Nashville band Orthodox mix metallic hardcore with n metal tropes on their new album Let It Take Its Course via Unbeaten Records. FFO: Slipknot, Bleeding Through, Code Orange What I Like:Let It Take Its Course, simply put, is a beatdown, stankface-inducing record. This is that weight-lift...

Bloodline Feb. 12, 2020

by Shark Island

Comebacks can be tough, but its even harder to pull off a second comeback which is exactly what Los Angeles hard rock band Shark Island has done. Formed in 1979 as Sharks, the band was a regular fixture of the Hollywood Strip during the 80s hard rock heyday and put out Law of the Order in 1989 befor...

Power Through Terror Feb. 12, 2020

Power Through Terror
by Great American Ghost

The Pitch: Boston metallic hardcore crew Great American Ghost draw on some death metal influences for their heaviest album yet, Power Through Control, via eOne Music. FFO: Wolf King, Knocked Loose, Norma Jean What I Like:I must say that after I heard the Entombed-core riffs, crushing snarls, and cl...

Apocalypse Feb. 11, 2020

by Colosso

Portugals Colosso has covered quite a bit of ground since their formation in 2011, with founder Max Tom moving between dense and dissonant death metal and a more groove heavy approach depending on which release you were listening to. For the groups latest EP Apocalypse theyve enlisted the help of se...

Telemark Feb. 11, 2020

by Ihsahn

The Pitch:Norwegian progressive, experimental black metal legend Ihsahn breaks his usual one album every two years cycle to drop the first of two 5 song EP's via Candlelight Records. What I Like:I loved Arktis enough to name it one of my favorite albums of the decade, and Telemark is definitely cut...

Raffy Reviews - Defiled: 'Infinite Regress' Feb. 10, 2020

Infinite Regress
by Defiled

Background We have fairly broad horizons on the site and try to include as many bands from different genres, parts of the world and inherent walks of life as possible to promote all the distinct and occasionally obscure sounds you could find in the world of metal. Japan's very ownDefiledis one band...

Krosis Interview Podcast Feb. 10, 2020

Trench Talk Ep 61
by Krosis

FlightOfIcarus interviews NC deathcore crew Krosis in response to their new album A Memoir To Free Will. We talk early influences, gear, album concept, videogames, favorite deathcore bands, and the excitement of a new decade in metal.PleaseSUBSCRIBEand also listen viaiTunes,CastBox,Spotify, andBitCh...

Red Sky Feb. 10, 2020

Red Sky

The Pitch:Portugal-based "post-death metal"/progressive deathcore band NADA drop their debut album Red Sky. FFO: Make Me A Donut, Kardashev, Target What I Like: Given the djenty riffs, vocal approach, and dynamic songwriting, I feel comforable labeling Red Sky as a work of progressive deathcore; bu...

Shame Is Just A Word Feb. 10, 2020

Shame Is Just A Word
by Svarttjern

While they havent become as prominent as some of the longer running Norwegian black metal bands, Svarttjerns been known for their consistency in the underground thanks to some blistering albums that channeled the all-out violence and chaos of the second-wave sound. In recent years the groups sound h...

Immortal Feb. 7, 2020

by Lorna Shore

The Pitch: Despite dropping vocalist CJ McCreery, Jersey symphonic deathcore band Lorna Shore forge on withImmortal via Century Media Records. FFO: Shadow Of Intent, What I Like:Overall, Immortal is a damn fine album whether you enjoy deathcore or not. While there are plenty of the usual tropes on ...

Traktat Feb. 7, 2020

by Karg

Originally formed in 2006 as an ambient black metal project that took influence from the grandiose and sprawling variants that came out of the second wave of the genre, in the years since Karg has evolved towards a sound that pushed towards blackgaze and the further outreaches of black metal. Its be...

Viscera - "Immersed In Ire" Reaction Feb. 7, 2020

Flight Reacts: Viscera
by Viscera (UK)

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Illuminati Feb. 6, 2020

by God Dethroned

It may have seemed as though God Dethroned was broken up for good when they called it quits for the second time in 2012, but Henri Sattler saw fit to give the band their third run a few years ago which resulted in The World Ablaze. While the group has been through quite a few lineup changes over the...

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