Fractal Generator - Macrocosmos Album Review Jan. 12, 2021

Macrocosmos
by Fractal Generator

Technical death metal always seems to be more appealing when theres a sci-fi angle involved, which is something Fractal Generator has brought into their material from the very beginning. Formed back in 2008, the Canadian trio re-released their 2015 Apotheosynthesis on Everlasting Spew Records in 201...

Tantivy - Eyes in the Night EP Review Jan. 11, 2021

Eyes in the Night
by Tantivy

Rock n roll and heavy metal will never die, and every time I find a new band comes along that reminds me of times long past it proves that statement all over again. One of these newcomers is Wisconsins Tantivy, a duo thats paid tribute to equal amounts of 70s and 80s hard rock, NWOBHM, punk, and eve...

Bands Like Mastodon Jan. 11, 2021

Bands Like Mastodon
by Metal Trenches

Review of 5 underground groups for fans of progressive metal bands that sound like Mastodon. 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 us on ...

Frozen Soul - Crypt of Ice Album Review Jan. 8, 2021

Crypt of Ice
by Frozen Soul

The past few years have been a great time for fans of US death metal, with new bands getting signed left and right by labels of all sizes. While the genre had gone through its lulls in parts of the 90s and 2000s, these days there is more death metal than you could ever want, with plenty of veterans ...

Malakhim - Theion Album Review Jan. 8, 2021

Theion
by Malakhim

Swedish black metal has differentiated itself from its Scandinavian peers over the years by offering equal amounts of slower, ritualistically inclined songwriting and melodies that were woven in with the blasts. While there have been plenty of bands that have blazed this path, when the strength of t...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #29 Jan. 8, 2021

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #29
by Metal Trenches

New year, new metal! Running down more of your latest underground metal requests and recommendations in search of the best metal albums on Bandcamp. 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 wi...

Ingested - Stinking Cesspool of Liquified Human Remnants REVIEW Jan. 7, 2021

Stinking Cesspool of Liquified Human Remnants
by Ingested

A quick review of the new 2021 Ingested EP Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants via Unique Leader Records. Ingested is a UK brutal death metal band formed in 2006 and known for such albums as The Architect of Extinction, The Level Above Human, and most recently in 2020 Where Only Gods May T...

Harkane - Fallen King Simulacrum Album Review Jan. 6, 2021

Fallen King Simulacrum
by Harkane

Formed in 2014, Italys Harkane channel black and death metal instrumentation with a healthy dose of powerful orchestration and otherworldly atmosphere. Their debut Fallen King Simulacrum has been a long time in the making, as it follows up their first EP Extensus from five years ago. Where that EP s...

Best New Industrial Metal Bands Jan. 6, 2021

Best New Industrial Metal Bands
by Metal Trenches

Sharing what I consider to be 5 of the best new underground industrial metal bands of the last 5-10 years including 3Teeth, Dawn Of Ashes, Fange, Author Punisher, and Statiqbloom. If you love everything from Ministry and Skinny Puppy to Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson; you're going ...

Königreichssaal - Witnessing the Dearth Album Review Jan. 5, 2021

Witnessing the Dearth
by Königreichssaal

Polish black metal continues to bring some of the darker, intriguing takes on the genre, and over the past few years one could easily focus on bands from the country and have more than enough to listen to. One of the newer groups out there is Knigreichssaal, a trio that appeared seemingly out of thi...

POISON THE WELL Tier List Jan. 5, 2021

Ranking Poison The Well
by Poison The Well

Ranking the albums of metalcore band Poison The Well from Best to Worst Tier List style from The Opposite Of December to The Tropic Rot. One of the best metalcore bands of all time if you ask me. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and ...

Bands Like Opeth Jan. 4, 2021

Bands Like Opeth
by Metal Trenches

A review of 5 bands that are highly recommended for fans of progressive death metal band Opeth, and albums from Still Life to Blackwater Park including Piah Mater, Hath, In Mourning, Odetosun, and Warforged. Check out their albums Afterglow, I: Voice, Of Rot and Ruin, Hive, The Dark Dunes of Titan, ...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #28 Jan. 1, 2021

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #28
by Metal Trenches

Reviewing your latest requests and recommendations in search of the best new metal albums on Bandcamp. 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 supp...

Juan Bond - Womb (Album Review) Dec. 31, 2020

Womb (2021)
by Juan Bond

Review of Juan Bond and their new 2021 album Womb via Dark Trail Records. Juan Bonds is a New York city based mathcore and self-described "weirdo metal band" I previously covered on my bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan video. Their self titled EP was definitely a standout release for me in 2017, ...

Yaotl Mictlan - Sagrada tierra del jaguar Album Review Dec. 30, 2020

Sagrada tierra del jaguar
by Yaotl Mictlan

2020 has seen a lot of metal bands return after lengthy hiatuses, including Salt Lake Citys Yaotl Mictlan who has returned nearly a decade after their last release. Formed back in 1998, this band has written black metal that incorporated elements of the Mexica and Mayan heritage of its members, givi...

Skam - Sound Of A Disease Album Review Dec. 30, 2020

Sound Of A Disease
by Skam

Review of Skam and their vicious new 2020/20121 album Sound Of A Disease via Perichor Records. Skam is a one man chaotic grindcore and crust band that was formed in Sweden in 2019 with themes focusing around the declining mental health of the world. Recommended for fans of bands like Anaal Nathrakh,...

Odem - Timeless Past Above Album Review Dec. 29, 2020

Timeless Past Above
by Odem

Russian blackened death metal band Odem has been silent for quite a few years now, as their last EP The Valley of Cut Tongues came out back in 2013. Normally when this much time has passed between releases it indicates lineup changes, but the core trio has remained intact and has clearly spent the l...

WINDIR Tier List Dec. 29, 2020

WINDIR Tier List
by Metal Trenches

Ranking the albums of Windir from best to worst tier list style. Windir is a legendary black metal band out of Norway best known for classic albums like 1184, Arntor, and Likferd. With the Windir vinly box set on the horizon, it seemed like high time to review, rank, and pay tribute to their largely...

Keiser - Our Wretched Demise Album Review Dec. 28, 2020

Our Wretched Demise
by Keiser

Norwegian black metal is hardly in short supply these days, with long-time bands that have been around since the second-wave period and newcomers alike giving listeners plenty of ice cold and aggressive material to take in. Keiser is one of the newer bands to take on the genre, and this years Our Wr...

ANNA PEST - Dark Arms Reach Skyward With Bone White Fingers ALBUM REVIEW Dec. 28, 2020

Dark Arms Reach Skyward With Bone White Fingers
by Anna Pest

Review of Anna Pest and her new album Dark Arms Reach Skyward With Bone White Fingers. Anna Pest is a solo, female fronted technical and progressive death metal band based out of Montreal Quebec. Most of the songs reference the character, stories, plot and imagery of the Evangelion series BS kai inf...

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