Black Death Terroristic Onslaught May 14, 2018

Black Death Terroristic Onslaught
by Hellfire Deathcult

The Pitch: "Bestial black/death metal" from Chicago band Hellfire Deathcult via Deathrune Records. FFO: Adversarial, Archgoat, Autokrator What I Like:Black Death Terroristic Onslaught is less an album than a straight-up portal into the infinite abyss. The droning, hypnotic guitars, lo-fi production...

Raffy Reviews - Skinless: 'Savagery' May 11, 2018

by Skinless

Background Those familiar with the New York-based American brutal death metal actSkinless know of their numerous achievements in the world of their genre. Since their early 1990s formation, the band have released six full-length albums as well as multiple splits, demos EPs to boot. Sadly, they dis...

Surging Throng Of Evil's Might May 11, 2018

Surging Throng Of Evil's Might
by Superstition

The Pitch:20 Buck Spin releases Surging Throng Of Evils Might, the debut album from New Mexico blackened death metal band, Superstition. FFO: Cultes Des Ghoules What I Like: This 20 minute release, especially opening track "Death's Fuming Passage." demonstrate some serious potential for Superstitio...

Chimera May 10, 2018

by ISA

The Pitch: "I'm a literal nobody, but have dreams of someday becoming a somebody in the music scene." This was the message in my inbox a few days ago, and it's now among my favorites. Let's see if we can make it happen. ISA is a one man self-described psychedelic progressive death metal project out ...

FlightOfIcarus With 8 Must-Listen Underground Melodeath Albums May 10, 2018

When I think of Japanese metal, my mind goes to grindcore and experimental BM. In spite of this, Serenity In Murder have defied all expectations to deliver arguably one of the best melodeath albums, period.It literally gave me goosebumps. The riffs are faster and more technical, and that classic Got...

Evil Upheaval May 9, 2018

Evil Upheaval
by Depravity

The Pitch: Brutal Australian band Depravity deliver a new release via Transcending Obscurity Records. "Louis Rando (Impiety, The Furor) and his team of musicians conjure up a maelstrom of wicked death metal that lays waste to all else. Vile, twisted and deafeningly heavy." FFO:The Furor, Morbid Ange...

Look, Here Comes The Dark! May 9, 2018

Look, Here Comes The Dark!
by Abraham

The Pitch: Swiss post metal band Abraham delivers a two hour, four-part concept album via Pelagic Records, each section defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, degree of experimentation, and choice of instrumentation. FFO: Cult Of Luna, Schammasch, Minsk What I Like: This truly...

Domain Of The Wretched May 8, 2018

Domain Of The Wretched
by Organectomy

The Pitch:New Zealand based slamming death metal act Organectomy re-issue theirdebut full lengthDomain of the Wretchedvia Unique Leader Records..."a crushing mix of slam, tech death, sickening atmospherics, and a ferocious brutality unmatched by most bands today." FFO: Within Destruction, Abnormalit...

Pig May 8, 2018

by Mouthbreather

The Pitch: More grinding mathcore mania from the IndexFest lineup. This time it's Boston's Mouthbreather. FFO: Knocked Loose, Full of Hell, Helpless What I Like: Every time that I think I've used the words "raw" or "vicious" most appropriately, a band comes along to prove that I should save such de...

Silence of the Deceased May 7, 2018

Silence of the Deceased
by Lautreamont

The Pitch: The debut album from Russian avant-garde extreme metal trio Lautreamont. "Titled Silence of the Deceased, the albums seven tracks are a journey into the dark corners of human nature, death and regression." FFO: Otargos, Balance Interruption, Veilburner What I Like: This album is making m...

Raffy Reviews - Nekrokraft: 'Servants' May 4, 2018

by Nekrokraft

Background Sweden is undoubtedly a gold mine when it comes to discovering some of the heaviest and most controversial acts in extreme metal. FromAmon AmarthtoIn Flames and many, many more, one will always find something to quench their personal taste for the brutal and blackened...and today's act i...

Autobahn 8 May 4, 2018

Autobahn 8
by Contwig

The Pitch:Inspired by the likes of The Chariot, Converge, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, French group Contwig promises "abrasive, intricate, fast-paced hardcore blending elements from the US chaotic/math scene with classic French screamo." What I Like: Contwig do an excellent job of pulling in all ...

Arms / Seizures Split May 4, 2018

Arms / Seizures Split
by Arms

The Pitch: Dark Trail Records presents the exciting new split between rising mathcore groups Arms and Seizures for 4 songs of delightful chaos. FFO: The Dillinger Escape Plan, God Mother, Converge What I Like: Despite it's length, this release is an important one on so many levels. Here we have two...

Collider May 3, 2018

by Heads

The Pitch:German-Australian ,90's-tinged noise rock/post-punk unit Heads release their second full-length via Corpse Flower Records. "Collider listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands..." FFO: Quicksand, Fugazi, The Jesus Lizard What I Like: The best way I can think to describe Collider ...

Eonian May 3, 2018

by Dimmu Borgir

The Pitch: Marking their 25th anniversary as a band, Norwegian symphonic black metal legends, and often divisive group amongst genre fans, Dimmu Borgir return after 8 long years with their new album Eonian through Nuclear Blast. What I Like: Let me begin by saying that, thankfully, all of my concer...

Happiness Brought By Endless Sorrow May 2, 2018

Happiness Brought By Endless Sorrow
by Vampillia

The Pitch: "Self-defined as a brutal orchestra, Vampillia is a 10-piece group from Osaka, Japan constantly pushing and blurring the boundaries of sonic extremity with their beautiful yet twisted and dark blend of metal, noise, post-rock, ambient, shoegaze, classical, progressive, folk and industrial...

INDEXFEST Band Reviews Central May 2, 2018

IndexFest 2018
by Mathcore Index

As you're hopefully aware of by now, IndexFest is coming to New York this July with an amazing lineup and tickets are on sale right now. We here at Metal Trenches have been following several of the bands on the bill and felt that this was an appropriate time to make their reviews and streams more ac...

'Amr May 1, 2018

by Ihsahn

The Pitch: Norwegian legend Ihsahn returns with 'Amr. "Another immersive and frequently disorientating eruption of refined and absorbing progressive extreme metal, it echoes the meticulous precision and structural simplicity of 2016s widely acclaimed Arktis. album while taking Ihsahns music somewher...

Carnage May 1, 2018

by Lik

The Pitch: "In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014 spawned a new creation. This took the ugly form of Lik, which fittingly means corpse in Swedish. An un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal." Via Metal Blade Records. FFO: At The Gate...

Human Portal Phenomenon April 30, 2018

Human Portal Phenomenon
by Advent Of Bedlam

The Pitch: The latest offering from Costa Rican progressive, technical death metal crew Advent of Bedlam via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. "A non-stop journey full of vile melodies, sick drumming, and corrosive vocals. A furious manifestation... inspired by Nikola Tesla's "Fragments of Olympia...

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