Skinny Puppy: Bands That Changed My Life Oct. 2, 2019

Bands That Changed My Life IX
by Skinny Puppy

FlightOfIcarus follows up on his conversation with 3Teeth, expanding on his longtime love of industrial innovators Skinny Puppy. 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...

The Embers Of Eternity Oct. 1, 2019

The Embers Of Eternity
by Aspherium

The Pitch: Norwegian progressive death metal band Aspherium return with their first album in 5 years. FFO: Allegaeon, Insomnium, Revocation What I Like: Ever since I heard 2014's The Fall Of Therenia, I've been excited to hear what these Norwegians would cook up next. It was a true underground gem;...

OLAM on Facing Trauma Through Visceral Music Sept. 30, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 50
by OLAM

FlightOfIcarus chats with Jake of Converge-influenced hardcore project OLAM to discuss trauma, treatment, and the role of music in the healing process as it pertains to their album, I Will Guide Thy Hand.PleaseSUBSCRIBEand also listen viaiTunes,CastBox, andBitChute. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk P...

Raffy Reviews - Tales of the Tomb: 'Volume II: Mendacium' Sept. 27, 2019

Volume Two: Mendacium
by Tales of the Tomb

Background Death metal is a very diverse, yet, at the same time, very hit-or-miss subgenre of heavy metal that's been kicking and screaming for decades on end with no end in sight. For one thing I appreciate the abundance of new players and artists getting their material out there for a shot at suc...

Above, Below, Horror God, Car Bomb Sept. 27, 2019

Recommendation Roundup 9/27/19
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus shares 3 more releases that you will not want to miss this week from various corners of the progressive metal spectrum from death to core: Above, Below, Horror God, and Car Bomb. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and fo...

Repugnant Beast of the Coronation Sept. 27, 2019

Repugnant Beast of the Coronation
by Venereal Baptism

Two years after their debut full-length Texas Venereal Baptism has returned with their sophomore effort Repugnant Beast of the Coronation, ready once again to lay waste to everything in their path with their violent and barbaric style of black/death metal. Its predecessor turned some heads back in 2...

The Lotus Chapters Sept. 26, 2019

The Lotus Chapters
by Above, Below

The Pitch: Australian progressive metal/metalcore band Above, Below take on growth, life and death with their new album The Lotus Chapters.FFO: Periphery, Textures, Unprocessed What I Like: This is going to sound weird, but I assure you it works: think Periphery, but instead of Spencer you get Bren...

Equinox II Sept. 26, 2019

Equinox II
by Chronologist

The Pitch:Part 3of a4-part concept seriesforAustin, TX instrumental progressive metal bandChronologist, the EP's releasing on each Solstice andEquinoxof the year. FFOAnimals as Leaders,Mendel,Sarah Longfield What I Like: And so the season turns once more. On to Fall. Apparently Chronologist and I h...

Extreme Power Metal (Video Review) Sept. 25, 2019

Extreme Power Metal
by Dragonforce

FlightOfIcarus shares his rare thoughts on a power metal album with the new release from Dragonforce via Metal Blade Records. 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, a...

Mordial Sept. 25, 2019

Mordial
by Car Bomb

The Pitch: Brooklyn progressive mathcore/djent/death metal band Car Bomb follow up their critically acclaimed 2016 album Meta with another self-released bit of mathy madness. FFO: Meshuggah + 90's Alternative What I Like: Car Bomb really do have a one of a kind sound. Sure, you can pick out compari...

Ja, Dago Sept. 24, 2019

Ja, Dago
by Narrenwind

Narrenwind seemed to join the Polish black metal scene out of nowhere last year with Mojej bolesnej śnię dobrą śmierć, which took elements of the genre and pushed it towards unknown territory. It came as no surprise that the group came out of the gate so fully formed as its members also play in Saur...

Cursed Seeds Sept. 24, 2019

Cursed Seeds
by Horror God

The Pitch:Moscow-basedHorrorGod fuse progressive death metal withDeathspell Omega and Aosothon their 3rd full length via Lavadome Productions. FFO: Gorguts, Ulcerate, Suffering Hour What I Like: And so the reign of progressive death metal continues in 2019 with Cursed Seeds. Even after the impressi...

Głód Sept. 23, 2019

Głód
by Non Opus Dei

Poland continues to play host to some of the most diverse and intriguing metal out there, with many bands taking their respective sub-genres in unexpected areas. One of the longer running groups in the country to do this is Non Opus Dei, which founder Klimorh has kept going strong since 1997 despite...

Every Time I Die Retrospective Sept. 23, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 49
by Every Time I Die

FlightOfIcarus and Dan of The Illusory Self and The Hudson Horror chat about the Every Time I Die discography including favorite albums and moments, changing perspectives on the music and lyrics over the years, and why they are still one of the best bands in the genre. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Tal...

Raffy Reviews - Murder Made God: 'Endless Return' Sept. 20, 2019

Endless Return
by Murder Made God

Background There have already been a few Greek bands covered on the site, many of which were, for the most part, extreme metal in the vein of the blackened death variety (i.e. thinkSepticflesh/Rotting Christ-esque, which in turn seems to be a running pattern). Better for me though, as I've taken a ...

Unter dem Banner der Toten Sept. 20, 2019

Unter dem Banner der Toten
by Grabunhold

The Pitch: Captivating melodic black metal from Germany's Grabunhold via Iron Bonehead. FFO: Taake, Murg, Mgla What I Like: I'm a sucker for this style of black metal. Something about how echoy-y 80's style production unites with epic melodies and raspy vocals is music to my ears. Following in the ...

Beyond the Circular Demise Sept. 20, 2019

Beyond the Circular Demise
by Coffins

Coffins has been a regular part of the Japanese death/doom scene for over twenty years now, regularly supplementing their full-lengths with a wide array of splits and EPs. While theres been plenty of material for listeners to absorb it has been awhile since their last proper album, and thankfully Be...

Abyss Above, Grayscale Season, Shadow Of Intent Sept. 20, 2019

Recommendation Roundup 9/20/19
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus runs down 3 more releases you do not want to miss from the last few weeks: Sloviak deathcore crew Abyss Above, Swedish metalcore/djent band Grayscale Season, and Connecticut death metal rising stars Shadow Of Intent. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube,...

Structures And Downfall Sept. 19, 2019

Structures And Downfall
by Peter Bjärgö

Peter Bjrg may be best known for his work in Arcana and Sophia, but over the past decade the Swedish musician has taken the textures from both of this projects and pushed it into different directions with his solo work. With Arcana now disbanded this has allowed Bjrg to focus on this solo material, ...

Love Exchange Failure Sept. 19, 2019

Love Exchange Failure
by White Ward

The Pitch: Odessa, Ukraine progressive post-black band return with songs of severed attachment and community degradation via Debemur Morti Productions. FFO: Numenorean, Wrvth, Wreche What I Like: When post-black first started making waves around the time Sunbather came out I didn't think much of it...

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