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Godless – Spreading Decadent Death

Another strong act rising up from the Indian underground, Godless have already covered some ground on their first offering, an EP entitled Centuries of Decadence. Said EP was mixed/mastered by Joe Haley Read more […]

Asenblut – Berserker (AFM Records)

Ever wondered what Amon Amarth would sound like if they embraced some black metal elements and upped their heaviness just a smidge? Wonder no more, as Asenblut have returned with their third album (and Read more […]

Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise for the Burning Sun) (Listenable)

The space-time continuum has a new, ballyhooed navigator in the form of France’s Mars Red Sky. Certifiably stoner, with the proper doom run-throughs, the band has enjoyed quite the productive 2016 starting Read more […]

Scythia – Lineage (Self-Released)

Continuing to plug away and release albums on their own, Canada’s Scythia aren’t quite the typical folk metal act. Compared with many of their comrades in folk, Scythia stick to singing in a more Read more […]

Aftermoon – Phase One (WormholeDeath Records)

You can never tell when you are going to find the next big thing in the metal world. That’s the exciting part about it after all – things always launch from the ground floor and move up. One recent Read more […]

Third Ion – Biolith (Glasstone Records)

A would-be Canadian metal supergroup, Third Ion has been pounding the progressive metal boards since 2014. Featuring former members of Annihilator, Devin Townsend Project, and Into Eternity, that alone Read more […]

Mindscar – What’s Beyond the Light (Self-Released)

Mindscar’s first effort, Kill the King, was a great introduction to the band. Lots of energy (and blastbeats) in a modern death metal release that perhaps got some extra attention due to Trivium’s Read more […]

Majesty of Revival – Dualism (Massive Sound Recordings)

Purposely suspending band activities for one year to put forth the best studio recordings on this third full-length record Dualism, Ukraine’s Majesty of Revival are a quartet led by the guitar/vocal Read more […]

Sleep of Monsters – II: Poison Garden (Svart)

The golden age of Finnish Gothic rock has long since passed. Charon, Entwine, HIM, Sentenced, and Sinamore ruled the Scandinavian roost a decade ago, combining metal with prime era Goth like Bauhaus and Read more […]

Urobilinemia – Wriggling Chrysalis of Metaphysical Grudge (Gore House Productions)

This one made its way to the top of the review deck based upon the artwork itself. Absolutely creepy and downright brutal, but there’s something breathtaking and fascinating about it. That blue color Read more […]

The Noumenon – Terminus (Self-Released)

Always on the lookout for new and exciting acts within the progressive and technical death metal realms, The Noumenon are yet another fresh face upon the scene. This Alberta, Canada act have only another Read more […]

Spirit Adrift – Chained to Oblivion (Prosthetic)

Apparently, Nate Garrett never received the memo that if you’re going to do a one-man project, it has to be black metal. Seriously, the vast majority of single dude outfits is black metal and it’s Read more […]

Abominant – Napalm Reign (Deathgasm Records)

Impressively long-standing Kentucky death metal act are at it once more with their 11th full-length album Napalm Reign. Despite the longevity of the act, they’ve never really been able to make it to Read more […]

Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary (Century Media)

Ideally, Dan Swanö would alternate Nightingale and Witherscape albums every other year, giving his devoted throng what amounts to the best of both worlds: gorgeous progressive rock, and adventurous progressive Read more […]

Onirism – The Well of Stars (Self-Released)

With so much atmospheric and space-y black metal out there, it takes a lot to impress at this point. When a band fires off two EPs in a span of less than 6 months, and nails it with both, that’s the Read more […]

Volcano X – The Eruption (Self-Released)

Vanquishing evil and battling mighty demons while forging oversized weapons from molten steel (cheers to bio bravado on social media), Volcano X epitomize a heavy metal attitude and outlook on this six Read more […]

Myriad Lights – Kingdom of Sand (Punishment 18 Records)

Desiring to combine a love of classic heavy metal with modern and power influences, Italian act Myriad Lights began in 2006 under the capable hands and 17-year old axe skills of guitarist Francesco Lombardo. Read more […]

Westfield Massacre – Westfield Massacre (Urban Yeti)

The newest band to feature Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), Westfield Massacre takes an Americanized approach to heavy metal. Of course, that’s a different way of saying that they follow the more metalcore-driven Read more […]

Paganizer – On the Outskirts of Hades (Transcending Obscurity Records)

This far into the game, you know what you are going to be getting with a Paganizer release. With countless full-lengths, EPs, and splits under their belt (check out the impressive listing at Metal Archives), Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp – July 2016

Lots of cool things going on in the Bandcamp world this month. In addition to the usual diamonds in the rough, we’ve got some bigger bands included with some return singles to check out before they Read more […]

Countless Skies’ Ross King: What I’m Listening To

After a recent chat with Countless Skies guitarist/vocalist Ross King, we approached him to share with us what he has been listening to as of late, check it out below. Wilderun – Proggy folk metal, Read more […]

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin (Metal Blade)

Usually when one hears about Revocation, things come up about the band’s consistency or the way they blend their technical chops with actual songwriting in a way that blends heaviness with some actual Read more […]

Grace Disgraced – Lasting Afterdeaths (Razed Soul Productions)

Not sure if this writer is late to the party, but it seems like within the last 2-3 years, Russian metal bands seem to be cropping out of the woodwork with some excellent releases (many of which sadly Read more […]

Forty Winters – Rotting Empire (Dead Truth Records)

At one point in time, metalcore had more significance behind it’s name. There was more to it than just attempting to be the next Killswitch Engage or Shadows Fall. Metalcore had more aggression and Read more […]

Exclusive Song Stream: King’s “One World One King”

Not wanting to evoke the spirit of supergroups once again, but the band King is pretty super. Featuring drummer Dave Haley (Pyscroptic), Tony Forde (Blood Duster), and David Hill (Fuck…I’m Dead), it’s Read more […]

Drudkh/Grift – Betrayed By the Sun Split (Nordvis/Season of Mist)

The third split in two years from the mighty Drudkh, Betrayed By the Sun finds the Ukrainian black metal kings teaming up with one-man Swedish act Grift. In contrast to their recent split with Hades Almighty, Read more […]

Warm – The Human Exemplar (Self-Released)

Witnessing this CT quartet Warm in live quarters opening for Vektor during the winter seemed quite appropriate (snowstorms and arctic winds poured through earlier that day) – and finally getting to take Read more […]

Ribspreader – Suicide Gate – A Bridge to Death (Xtreem Music)

It’s always an easy target for reviewing and jest about the number of bands/projects that Rogga Johansson is involved with, but Ribspreader has been going strong for plenty of time so it’s easy to Read more […]

Amiensus – Reflections and Ascensions

It’s sometimes the bands that come out of nowhere with an exceptional release that seem to resonate the longest. An early find for this scribe using Bandcamp, Amiensus hit some initial high marks with Read more […]

Paradox – Pangea (AFM Records)

Considering the health issues vocalist/guitarist Charly Steinhauer of Paradox has been through lately, we are thankful that this German speed/power thrash act graces the public with a new studio album. Read more […]

Asphalt Graves – The New Primitive (Vitriol Records)

Another supergroup enters the fray, this time in the form of Asphalt Graves, who feature some rather noteworthy gents in their ranks. Comprised of bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton (Misery Index/ex-Dying Read more […]