February 2021 Album of the Month: Epica’s Omega

A pretty varied 2021 so far, with February having some strong efforts from many acts across metal’s many facets. Epica managed to just squeeze out the winner this time, with their first full-length in Read more […]

January 2021 Album of the Month: Tribulation’s Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

The first of our picks for the new year, Tribulation reigned supreme with their newest offering Where the Gloom Becomes Sound. Continuing to polish their gloomy, gothic atmosphere combined with NWOBHM, Read more […]

Song Premiere: Revulsion’s “Lihaan Sidottu Kirja”

We are happy to partner up with Transcending Obscurity Records to share a new track from the upcoming self-titled album from Revulsion. The first full-length effort from the long-running Finnish band Read more […]

Deathblow – Insect Politics CD + Vinyl Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away a CD copy to one lucky winner, and, a vinyl copy to a separate winner, of Deathblow’s new Insect Politics full-length. The band’s second full length since 2014’s Prognosis Read more […]

November 2020 Album of the Month: Dark Tranquillity’s Moment

A favorite among much of the DR staff, Dark Tranquillity have always carried the torch high for melodic death metal. Previous record Atoma was a high water mark for the band, and Moment manages to outdo Read more […]

March in Arms – Pulse of the Daring CD Giveaway!

We are currently giving away a copy of March in Arms’ Pulse of the Daring CD to one (1) lucky winner. Originally recorded in November 2018, Pulse of the Daring is finally ready for release. After months Read more […]

October 2020 Album of the Month: Enslaved’s Utgard

Enslaved show no signs of slowing down with their latest release, Utgard. In fact, there’s a youthful hunger to this album, with some pieces that make it sound different from previous releases yet still Read more […]

Ignitor – The Golden Age of Black Magick CD Giveaway!

Dead Rhetoric and Metal on Metal Records are giving away a CD copy of Ignitor’s new The Golden Age of Black Magick album to two (2) lucky winners! The Golden Age of Black Magick consists of eight newly Read more […]

September 2020 Album of the Month: Amaranthe’s Manifest

It was a real close one this month, with a few titles like Vanishing Point and Amiensus also vying for some attention, but ultimately Amaranthe’s Manifest won out. A deserving victory, as the band’s one Read more […]

Madrost – Charring the Rotting Earth CD, Cassette and T-Shirt Giveaway!

Dead Rhetoric and No Life Til Metal Records are giving away a prize package from California technical progressive death metallers Madrost. Founded in the summer of 2007, Madrost focuses on precision songwriting Read more […]

Song Premiere: Coexistence’s “Detach from the Abyss”

We have some mind-boggling tech death for you to start out your week here at Dead Rhetoric. We’ve partnered up with Transcending Obscurity Records to bring you a premiere of a new track from Coexistence, Read more […]

Song Premiere: Hateful’s “The Irretrievable Dissolution Process on the Shores of Time”

We at DR are stoked to premiere a new slab of death metal to help get you through the workweek. This one comes from the Italian act Hateful, who will release Set Forever On Me on September 25 through Read more […]

August 2020 Album of the Month: Unleash the Archers’ Abyss

Unleash the Archers has been gaining the favor of the metallic masses (and DR) for quite some time. Apex was a shining beacon of thrilling heavy metal, and follow up Abyss takes all of the pieces of their Read more […]

July 2020 Album of the Month: Imperial Triumphant’s Alphaville

A continued force within extreme metal, and not afraid of pushing boundaries, it comes as no surprise that Imperial Triumphant’s latest release is both oppressive and impressive. Alphaville sees the band Read more […]

June 2020 Album of the Month: Beyond the Black’s Horizons

Bands evolve, bands change their sound. Fans are often insistent to embrace those changes, particularly when they make a turn towards the ‘mainstream’ or embrace more pop-driven elements. But Beyond Read more […]

Song Premiere: ORCumentary’s “The Time of the Orc Has Come”

Start off your Fourth of July weekend (for those of us in the States that is) with a fresh track from Connecticut’s ORCumentary. “The Time of the Orc Has Come” is the first single from the one-man band’s Read more […]

Insatanity ‘Hymns of the Gods Before’ CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of death metal stalwarts Insatanity’s Hymns of the Gods Before CD to one (1) lucky winner. Here are the details: Insatanity is a cult Blackened Death Metal band Read more […]

Album Stream and Interview: Torrefy’s Life is Bad

This afternoon, we have both an album stream of Torrefy’s Life is Bad, which releases on July 1, as well as an interview with guitarist Ben Gerencser. Check out what he has to say about the band’s tantalizing Read more […]

May 2020 Album of the Month: Paradise Lost’s Obsidian

A banner year for doom and gothic metal here in 2020 and certainly fitting for the world vibe presently. Strong releases from My Dying Bride, Katatonia, and now Paradise Lost returns with yet another Read more […]

Sarpa – Solivagus CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of Sarga’s new Solivagus CD to one (1) lucky winner. This one-man band from Texas, while primarily embedded in the essence of black metal, throws other ingredients Read more […]

Song Premiere: Death Courier’s “Immune to Burial”

We are back to start the week in style, with a new track from one of the Greek extreme metal scene’s first bands in Death Courier. “Immune to Burial” comes from the band’s upcoming album, Necrotic Verses, Read more […]

Album Premiere: Sarpa’s Solivagus

As the week draws towards a close, we at Dead Rhetoric are happy to team up with Sarpa to premiere their upcoming release, Sollivagus. An independent release set to hit the streets next week, specifically Read more […]

April 2020 Album of the Month: Katatonia’s City Burials

A really close one this month between Katatonia and Ulcerate, the gloomy squad from Sweden just edged ahead in our monthly voting. City Burials is the first release from Katatonia since 2016 – and a point Read more […]

Video Premiere: Angel Grinder’s “731”

It’s Friday once more, and we at Dead Rhetoric are pleased to debut this video from Massachusetts’ own Angel Grinder. “731” is featured on the band’s upcoming full-length entitled Confessions of the Damned. Read more […]

March Album of the Month: My Dying Bride’s The Ghost of Orion

One of the biggest names when it comes to doom metal, My Dying Bride may have had some ups and downs through the years, but when they are firing on all cylinders there are few that can compare to them Read more […]

Album Stream: Cemetery Filth’s Dominion

We at DR are pleased to end your week with a ripping piece of old school death metal to get your blood flowing with a stream of Cemetery Filth’s Dominion. Set to be released on April 13 via Unspeakable Read more […]

February 2020 Album of the Month: The Night Flight Orchestra’s Aeromantic

If there’s one band out there right now that can manage to capture the rock sounds of yesterday and make them into something that feels exhilarating and fresh, it’s The Night Flight Orchestra. They’ve Read more […]

Brain Stem ‘Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2’ Giveaway

We are giving away copies of Brain Stem’s Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2 EP to three (3) lucky winners! The EP is the second chapter of a journey begun with 2018’s Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage Read more […]

January 2020 Album of the Month: Deathwhite’s Grave Image

Nothing quite like starting off a new year (and winter) with some suitably depressive music. Here in 2020, we have the gloom of the anonymous Deathwhite, who have returned with their sophomore full-length. Read more […]

Rat King ‘Vicious Inhumanity’ CD Giveaway

Dead Rhetoric and Within the Mind Records are giving away copies of Rat King’s new Vicious Inhumanity CD to two (2) lucky winners! Formed in 2014, Seattle’s Rat King has released an EP, 1564 (2014), Read more […]