Kayo Dot - Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike (Album Review) Oct. 27, 2021

Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike
by Kayo Dot

Over the past few decades Toby Driver has taken a wide range of musical styles and spun them outwards into an avant-garde and sometimes hard to decipher mixture. maudlin of the Well explored some elements of metal through a wildly progressive context, while Kayo Dot has taken on everything from cham...

Whitechapel Tier List Oct. 27, 2021

Ranking Whitechapel
by Whitechapel

Ranking the albums of Whitechapel from best to worst Tier List style through 2021's Kin. Whitechapel are a foundational deathcore band that helped formalize the blueprint for the genre in the 2000's. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like ...

Dream Theater Tier List Oct. 24, 2021

Ranking Dream Theater
by Dream Theater

Ranking the albums of Dream Theater best to worst Tier List style through 2021's A View From The Top Of The World. Dream Theater is a progressive metal band known for such classics as Images And Words and Metropolis Pt 2. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitCh...

Every Time I Die Tier List Oct. 23, 2021

Ranking Every Time I Die
by Every Time I Die

Ranking the albums of Every Time I Die best to worst Tier List style through 2021's 'Radical.' Every Time I Die is a Southern-fried mathcore and metalcore band that blew up in the 2000's. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow u...

Slow Crush - Hush (Album Review) Oct. 22, 2021

Hush
by Slow Crush

Belgium based Slow Crush has been crafting their own take on shoegaze and dream pop since 2016, with their 2018 full-length Aurora generating quite a bit of buzz. Like many of their peers, Slow Crush retained a healthy dose of crushing feedback and fuzz but had some actual substance behind it, captu...

Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World Oct. 22, 2021

A View From The Top Of The World
by Dream Theater

Review of the new 2021 album 'A View From The Top Of The World' from Dream Theater. Dream Theater is a highly lauded progressive metal band known for such classics as Images And Words and Metropolis Pt 2 SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also l...

Every Time I Die - Radical (Written Album Review) Oct. 21, 2021

Radical (Written Review)
by Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die has been one of those rare bands in metalcore/hardcore that established their own early on and has managed to make tweaks to it over time without alienating their core fan base. With each album you know youre getting some heavy hitting and raw riffs with a healthy amount of rock n r...

Every Time I Die - Radical (Album Review) Oct. 21, 2021

Radical
by Every Time I Die

Review of the new 2021 album 'Radical' from Every Time I Die. Every Time I Die is a metalcore and mathcore band from Buffalo, NY known for such classics as The Big Dirty and Gutter Phenomenon in the 2000's. This is the follow up to 2016's Low Teens. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes,...

Cradle Of Filth - Existence Is Futile (Album Review) Oct. 20, 2021

Existence Is Futile
by Cradle of Filth

Review of the new Cradle Of Filth album Existence Is Futile via Nuclear Blast Records. Cradle Of Filth is, depending on who you ask, a symphonic black metal and/or extreme metal band from the UK known for such classics as Cruelty And The Beast and Midian. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on i...

Knife - Knife (Album Review) Oct. 19, 2021

Knife
by Knife

Its rather surprising that there arent more metal bands that have used the name Knife, but these Germans are more than happy to make up for lost time with a sound that could have been ripped straight out of the 80s. Spanning a little bit of everything speed/heavy metal and hard rock with some hints ...

Misanthur - Ephemeris (Album Review) Oct. 18, 2021

Ephemeris (2021)
by Misanthur

When it comes to modern Polish black metal, one element that often ties bands together is a grittier, urban tone. No matter what wide range of influences bands pull in, theres something about those from Poland that nail that bleak and chaotic feeling of everyday life, and this holds true of Misanthu...

The Best Metal Albums Out 10/22 Oct. 18, 2021

Best Metal Albums Out This Week 10/22
by Metal Trenches

Sharing some of the best new metal albums I listened to this week that you should definitely check out for yourself from death metal to black metal. 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...

Cradle Of Filth Tier List Oct. 17, 2021

Ranking Cradle Of Filth
by Cradle of Filth

Ranking the albums of Cradle Of Filth best to worst through 2021's Existence Is Futile in this tier list. Cradle Of Filth is a symphonic kind of sort of black metal and extreme metal band. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow ...

She Said Destroy - Succession (Album Review) Oct. 15, 2021

Succession
by She Said Destroy

While not quite as well known as some of the other metal genre benders out there, Norways She Said Destroy found success between 2006 and 2012 with two full lengths and an EP that took elements of thrash, black/death metal, and even some post hardcore and ran wild with it. There was a bit of a progr...

Ice Nine Kills - The Silver Scream 2 (Album Review) Oct. 15, 2021

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood
by Ice Nine Kills

A review of the new 2021 album from Ice Nine Kills 'The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.' Ice Nine Kills is a horror-themed metal band that fuses elements of metalcore, deathcore, rock, and other genres. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can...

Blood Red Throne - Imperial Congregation (Album Review) Oct. 14, 2021

Imperial Congregation
by Blood Red Throne

Norwegian death metal band Blood Red Throne has been incredibly consistent over their twenty-three-year history. Despite going through regular lineup changes between albums and moving between record labels more often than any other metal band I can think of, theyve always offered brutal yet groovy t...

Gaawk - Meaningless (EP Review) Oct. 13, 2021

Meaningless
by Gaawk

Shorter EPs and splits tend to get passed up on reviewer schedules, and with hundreds of albums flooding inboxes every week its easy to see why the focus remains on longer releases. But when a band like Richmonds Gaawk come around with a five-and-a-half-minute burst of material that spans a lot of m...

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #50 Oct. 13, 2021

The Best Metal On Bandcamp #50
by Metal Trenches

Explore with me as we check out the latest fan requests and recommendations for the best underground metal on Bandcamp from black and death metal to metalcore and groove. SUBSCRIBE to our Trench Talk Podcast on iTunes, Castbox, YouTube, and BitChute.You can also like and follow us on the social m...

Kowloon Walled City - Piecework (Album Review) Oct. 12, 2021

Piecework
by Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City has occupied a unique space between noise rock, sludge, and post metal for the better part of fourteen years. While their earlier days showcased the bass tone of sludge/doom and jagged guitar work of 90s noise rock, as they progressed the song started to get more spaced out and t...

Himmellegeme - Variola Vera (Album Review) Oct. 11, 2021

Variola Vera
by Himmellegeme

Psychedelic and progressive rock have been dominated by Scandinavian bands over the past decade, but even within this region those genre tags can mean vastly different things. While some lean heavily into the spirit of the 60s and 70s, others have taken a more modern twist that bring in elements of ...

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