Regicide – Resist Control (Self-Released)

This four-piece outfit from the UK started in 2020 – an infamous year that may have limited Regicide in terms of live gigs, but they at least could hunker down in the studio and...

Vulvodynia – Entabeni (Unique Leader)

Within more recent years, Vulvodynia has been one of the strongest and most consistent in the extreme metal circuit (along with Cognitive). After a rather messy and public dismissal of former vocalist Duncan Bentley...

Adelon – Circular Cycles

Progressive, technical death metal continually push boundaries through not only the songwriting but also the brilliant, advanced performance and production aspects. Swiss act Adelon came to this scribe’s attention through their most recent four...

Ireful – Agents of Doom (Xtreem Music)

Often musicians from other metal genres unite under the umbrella of another cause – willing to spread their wings for the love of a specific style. That’s the case here for Italian quartet Ireful....

Obscene – Agony & Wounds (Nameless Grave Records)

The chaos of death metal captures many followers who desire the heaviest, most brutal forms of music conveyed in tight windows of emotional fury. Obscene is another Midwest act from the new generation –...

Requiem’s Embrace – Nightmares and Fairytales (Sleaszy Rider Records)

Once musicians gain some experience in the scene, it’s natural for them to network, maintain friendships, and expand horizons into new outfits as time passes by. Italian sextet Requiem’s Embrace consists of personnel who...

Orion Child – Reaching For Broader Horizons

Let’s face it – originality in the metal realm is difficult. So many styles established, only so many chord progressions present, it’s evident that injection of two (or more) genres in your own personal...

Turbo – Broke & Ugly (Self-Released)

Four-piece outfit Turbo calls Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada home – a heavy metal outfit with NWOBHM meets old-school ripping groove / primal instinct appeal. Broke & Ugly is the second album, an eight-song...

icontinew – First Impact (Atreat)

Without much obvious distribution this side of the Pacific, sometimes a number of these Japanese bands fly way under the radar. Such is the case for icontinew, who just so happened to randomly pop...

Gungire – Incitement (Self-Released)

Still continuing to fire on all cylinders after releasing two EPs back towards the end of 2023, 'Japan's angriest band' Gungire is back for another 5-song EP in 2024. The same combination of groovy,...

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