Interview: The Punk Rock MBA (Finn McKenty) May 31, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 32
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus and Finn McKenty, of the YouTube channel The Punk Rock MBAand URM Academy, go in deep on mental health within the scene and beyond covering such topics as locus of control, cognitive distortions, lower brain regulation, and more. Also listen to Finn explain what a "Veil of Maya" is an...

Two Dots May 30, 2019

Two Dots
by Pound

The Pitch:Seattle instrumental math metal duoPoundfollow up their debut with the simply-titled "" once more viaSilent Pendulum Records. FFO:MoRkObOt,Bangladeafy,Behold The Arctopus What I Like: These dang symbol-based titles. The system won't even allow me to list it that way. But whatever. Once mo...


Zombie Killing Process

Background OHIO SLAMBOYSis one brutal death duo that arose out of France in 2017. And, while not too much is known about them, it is apparent that their brand of slam focuses on zombie outbreaks and other apocalyptic themes and, if their bio is anything to go by, they are here to save the day. Feat...

GastiR - Ghosts Invited (Video) May 29, 2019

GastiR - Ghosts Invited
by Gaahls Wyrd

FlightOfIcarus shares his opinion on the new project from Norwegian black metal vocalist Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth). It's Gaahls Wyrd with their debut effort, 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited.' SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on t...

Nest May 27, 2019

by Brutus

The Pitch: Belgian alternative/post-metal band Brutus with easily the most heartsting-pulling album of 2019. FFO: Mr. Gnome,Bjrk, Russian Circles What I Like: There's a little female-fronted rock duo out of Ohio called Mr. Gnome that I used to catch live all the time. They mix minimalist alternativ...

Raffy Reviews - Ontborg: 'Within The Depths Of Oblivion' May 24, 2019

Within The Depths Of Oblivion
by Ontborg

Background Ontborgremains as one of those newly-formed death metal acts that encapsulates many of the tropes and formulas of a certain style (in this case of the melodic variety) in their music to seemingly make a callback to the glory days of the genre or make it their own. Formed just a couple of...

Godfather May 24, 2019

by Daybreak

The Pitch: The new EP from Perth, Australia metalcore band Daybreak FFO: Polaris, Make Them Suffer, Parkway Drive What I Like: This EP hits that perfect sweet spot between unbridled aggression and soulful melody that endeared so many to the metalcore genre in the first place. You've got your more t...

Algleymi May 24, 2019

by Misþyrming

The Pitch: The latest black metal opus from Icelandic bandMisyrmingviaNorma Evangelium Diaboli. FFO: Mgla, Taake, UADA What I Like: Algleymiis the much anticipated sophomore effort from a band that ripped its way into the scene with their debut albumSngvar elds og reiu ("Songs of fire and chaos"). ...

Fleshgod Apocalypse & More May 24, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 31
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus gives an in depth review of the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album Veleno, which he argues may be their best to date. Buy it this Friday on all platforms via Nuclear Blast Records. Flight also drops some serious shout-outs with Employed To Serve, Mireplaner, Glassing, Vale of Pnath, Archi...

Interstice May 23, 2019

by Kneel

The Pitch: The solo project of Portuguese artistPedro Mau (Wells Valley), Kneel is an interesting hodgepodge of hardcore, mathcore, and alternative music now brought to you by Pulmonary Records. What I Like: "Murmurs" serves as a pretty strong summary of what to expect overall from Interstice. It o...

The Furnaces of Palingenesia May 23, 2019

The Furnaces of Palingenesia
by Deathspell Omega

The Pitch: French black metal legends Deathspell Omega raise the curtain on their hellish 7th album viaNorma Evangelium Diaboli. FFO: Imperial Triumphant, Blut Aus Nord, Dodecahedron What I Like: It's so lazy and arbitrary to use this old trope, but honestly what can be said of Deathspell Omega tha...

Deftones (Video) May 22, 2019

Bands That Changed My Life II
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus spreads his love for Deftones, detailing his history with the band and key moments that they impacted his developing taste in metal music 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 choic...

Chapters of Depravity May 22, 2019

Chapters of Depravity
by Pestilent Death

Grimy death metal will always be welcome in my stereo any day, and thats exactly what Los Angeles Pestilent Death has to offer on their second full-length Chapters of Depravity. With close to a decade having passed since their formation and plenty of releases to show for it, its clear that these guy...

Triumvirate May 21, 2019

by Archivist

The Pitch:Consisting of members from across Europe,Archivistreturns with the 3rd chapter of their progressive, post-metal/black sci fi saga. FFO: Underling, Numenorean, So Hideous What I Like: You may or may not be familiar withArchivistfrom our recent video list of post-black bands, but if not, no...

Raffy Reviews - Depraved Murder: 'Manifestation' May 17, 2019

by Depraved Murder

Background Depraved Murderis a brutal Indonesian trio that strive to put out some heavy and crushing tracks filled with slam riffs, fast drumming and typically guttural/toilet vocals. Since their inception about half a decade or so ago, the brutal death metallers thus far put out two full-length al...

Ranking Nu Metal May 17, 2019

Nu Metal Tier List
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus joins the ranking fun with his favorite n metal bands. Super serious business here... 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 Instagram, and support...

The Illusory Self Podcast Interview May 17, 2019

Trench Talk Ep 30
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus interviews New York band The Illusory Self (members of The Hudson Horror) that they describe as "death metal metal larping as metalcore." I've known frontman Dan for a few years now, so in addition to discussing their new EP, it was fun to just wax nostalgia on a number of metal-relat...

Poison The Well (Video) May 16, 2019

Bands That Changed My Life I
by Metal Trenches

FlightOfIcarus kicks off a new series on bands that changed the trajectory of his musical tastes by discussing classic metalcore act Poison The Well. 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 foll...

Theovorator : Babelis Testamentum May 16, 2019

Theovorator : Babelis Testamentum
by Délétère

The Pitch:Qubec black metal bandDltredeliver their latest blasphemous EP, tackling the tale of Babel. FFO: Cult Of Fire, Mgla, Death Karma What I Like:Theovorator : Babelis Testamentum is three stunningly atmospheric and powerfully emotive track spanning a very engaging 20+ minute duration. If you'...

Spotted Horse May 15, 2019

Spotted Horse
by Glassing

The Pitch:Austin, Texas-based trioGlassingblend post-hardcore and post-metal with ambient sensibilitieson their sophomore opusSpotted Horse. FFO:Oathbreaker, Alcest, The Drowned God What I Like: More great dynamics on this one. Spotted Horse achieves both noise-ridden highs and understated lows ove...

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