Syning - Syning (Album Review) April 8, 2021

Syning
by Syning

Terratur Possessions started off 2021 strong with the sophomore effort from Misotheist, and now their latest batch continues the trend. The first of the two albums that Im looking at is the debut from Syning, a new band formed by members of Manii, Whoredom Rife, and Knokkelklang, so you know youre i...

Arion - Vultures Die Alone (Album Review) April 8, 2021

Vultures Die Alone
by Arion

Review of ARION and their new album Vultures Die Alone via AFM Records. Finnish melodic metal band Arion originally shot into the public eye as teenagers with the help of Finnish Eurovision qualification program UMK on their debut EP, following this up with the 2014 album Last Of Us, and then 2018s ...

Goath - III: Shaped by the Unlight (Album Review) April 8, 2021

III: Shaped by the Unlight
by Goath

Germanys Goath has found the sweet spot between black and death metal since their formation in 2016, and I dont mean that theyre simply blackened death metal. Instead, over each of their albums the band has been able to pull in just as much Deicide style death metal and second-wave black metal, with...

Zaratus - In the Days of Whore (Album Review) April 7, 2021

In the Days of Whore
by Zaratus

Theres always been something different about Greek black metal bands, as even in their earliest days many of them were able to channel a mystical and ancient sound that recalled elements of their countrys history and culture. Zaratus is one of the newer groups seeking to channel this same energy and...

The Lion's Daughter - Skin Show (Album Review) April 7, 2021

Skin Show
by The Lion's Daughter

Review of The Lion's Daughter and their new 2021 album Skin Show via Season Of Mist. The Lion's Daughter is a St. Louis, Missouri group that exploded onto the scene with the atmosphere-driven blackened sludge of 2016's Existence Is Horror; an album that fit well alongside other recent releases at th...

Massen - ContrAesthetic (Album Review) April 7, 2021

ContrAesthetic
by Massen

While Belarussian metal band Massen may appear to be brand new at first glance, their roots go back nearly sixteen years. Originally known as Massenhinrichtung, the group began as the solo project of A.E.O.N. before expanding into a full lineup and put out three full lengths and some EPs/splits. I f...

DSKNT - Vacuum y-Noise Transition (Album Review) April 6, 2021

Vacuum y-Noise Transition
by DSKNT

DSKNT serves as a multi-purpose vehicle for Swiss musician Asknt, who has done engineering and design work under the name before also using it for a dissonant black/death metal project in 2013. In collaboration with Antiversum vocalist Quasar the first taste of this came courtesy of 2017s PhSPHR Ent...

Seide - Auakistla (Album Review) April 6, 2021

Auakistla
by Seide

French black metal has earned a reputation over the years for being a bit more experimental in nature, with many bands who skew closer to the second wave still incorporating some unexpected elements. Seide is a perfect example, as while they started off on the more traditional side of the spectrum t...

Zao - The Crimson Corridor (Album Review) April 6, 2021

The Crimson Corridor
by Zao

Review of Zao and their new 2021 album The Crimson Corridor. Zao is an American metalcore band founded way back in 1993, somewhat infamous for the constant lineup changes in their early years until solidifying in 2005. Following a bit of a hiatus after their 2009 album Awake, they returned once more...

Kutiman - Surface Currents (Album Review) April 5, 2021

Surface Currents
by Kutiman

While metal remains our focus as we find promising newcomers and established artists to cover, its always fun to go outside the box and explore some artists for our readers that want to expand their horizons a bit. Israels Kutiman is the latest artist Ive chosen for this exploration, and this projec...

Sow Discord - Quiet Earth (Album Review) April 5, 2021

Quiet Earth
by Sow Discord

While Sow Discord has regularly been putting out EPs and split releases since 2015, it wasnt until July of last year when David Coens (Whitehorse) solo project released a proper full length titled Quiet Earth. Now reissued by Tartarus Records, listeners now have another chance at diving into this ha...

Equillibrium Tier List April 5, 2021

Ranking Equillibrium
by Equilibrium

Ranking the albums of Equillibrium best to worst Tier List style. Equillibrium is a German folk metal and melodic death metal band that has been putting out albums since 2005, most recently Renegades. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like...

Memoriam - To the End (Album Review) April 2, 2021

To the End
by Memoriam

It can be difficult for new bands featuring veteran metal musicians to get out of the shadows of their past, but Memoriam has established themselves as a name worthy of their own following. Formed by members that have spent time in Bolt Thrower and Benediction in 2016, Memoriam has put out material ...

Les Chants Du Hasard - Livre Troisième (Album Review) April 2, 2021

Livre Troisième
by Les Chants Du Hasard

Review of Les Chants du Hasard and the new 2021 album Livre Troisieme. Les Chants du Hasard is a solo French orchestral and operatic blackened gothic metal project we have previously covered on MetalTrenches.com with 2017's Livre Premier and the 2019 follow up Livre Second. My first interactions wit...

Skeleton - Ordainment of Divinity (EP Review) April 1, 2021

Ordainment of Divinity
by Skeleton

Austins Skeleton seems to be maintaining a rapid release pace, as they dropped a new EP titled Ordainment of Divinity back in February after putting out their debut full length back in July. And they show no sign of slowing down, as this EP contains some material from a yet untitled upcoming set for...

Mortify - Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement (EP Review) April 1, 2021

Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement
by Mortify

Formed in 2017 as a collaboration between two musicians from the Japanese metal underground and American vocalist Adam Jennings (Sick/Tired, Disrotted), Mortify offers up short and fast paced grindcore with a twist. The twist is that while much of the songwriting follows the type of frantic and unre...

Tidal Fall - Tidal Fall (Album Review) April 1, 2021

Tidal Fall
by Tidal Fall

Tidal Fall came across my desk by chance through one of the journalist/radio promotional services, but the one-man project made an immediate impression. Formed last year by New England based guitarist/bassist Chathai Khammol, Tidal Fall seeks to recapture the same type of powerful yet melodic metalc...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #37 April 1, 2021

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #37
by Metal Trenches

Sharing more of the latest requests and recommendations in search of the best underground metal bands and albums on Bandcamp from black and death metal to metalcore and deathcore. - Review by FlightOfIcarus SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can al...

Torture Rack - Pit of Limbs (EP Review) March 31, 2021

Pit of Limbs
by Torture Rack

Since their formation in 2012, Portlands Torture Rack has offered a more straightforward and bludgeoning take on death metal. Where others had too much filler or dragged out ideas to the point of repetition, the compactness of this bands songwriting and the sheer density always made them appealing. ...

Youth Code / King Yosef - A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression (Album Review) March 31, 2021

A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression
by Youth Code / King Yosef

Although a few remixes and singles have come out since 2016s Commitment to Complications, fans have been awaiting a proper new album from EBM/industrial duo Youth Code for a little while now. This year theyve returned but maybe not in the way everyone was expecting, instead doing a full album collab...

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