Gomorra – Standing United

Best known as the homeland to Celtic Frost and Coroner, Switzerland has made a small imprint on the metal scene over the decades. Aiming to put their stamp on things is power/thrash metal outfit Gomorra. Read more […]

Threshold – Dividing Lines (Nuclear Blast)

One of the most underrated bands in progressive metal to these ears remains UK’s Threshold. Active since the late 80’s, their discography contains a wide array of melodic material featuring solid songwriting/musicianship Read more […]

Enemy Eyes – History’s Hand (Frontiers Music)

The 100th official release associated with vocalist Johnny Gioeli, his work is well known in the rock/metal circles. Be it Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell, Crush 40, or his own solo ventures, globally people Read more […]

Steelwings – Still Rising (Pure Steel Records)

Part of the first wave of Swedish heavy metal during the early 80’s, Steelwings released four demos and a single before arriving at their self-titled debut album in 1989. Then a prolonged hiatus ensued, Read more […]

Leather – We Are the Chosen (Steamhammer/SPV)

Arriving at the third studio album as Leather, vocalist Leather Leone dug down deep for We Are the Chosen to hold nothing back in hopes of captivating the legions who love her powerhouse pipes over the Read more […]

Mantric Momentum – Heavy on the Hooks

A lot of productivity has taken place in terms of newer studio projects or bands due to the excessive time away from the stage over the past few years because of a well-known pandemic. Originally developing Read more […]

Mantric Momentum – Trial by Fire (Frontiers Music)

Originally developing as a singles-oriented outfit full of guest musicians to support guitarist Christer Harøy’s songwriting with Jacob Hansen, Mantric Momentum soon shifted into a full-album deal for Read more […]

Leather – Back in Control

It’s always a pleasure to speak to the majestic metal singer Leather Leone – back again for her third album under her Leather moniker with We Are the Chosen. Teaming up with younger musicians that Read more […]

Detraktor – Full Body Stomp (Massacre Records)

Beyond advancing up the label ranks from Violent Creek with their debut album Grinder to Massacre Records for Full Body Stomp, German thrash group Detraktor also had a bit of a shuffle in instrumentation/players Read more […]

Freternia – The Final Stand (Rock of Angels Records)

First awareness for Swedish power metal act Freternia to this scribe came back in 2002, when their second album A Nightmare Story came out on Spanish label Arise Records. Seemingly falling off the radar, Read more […]

Edge of Haze – Validation in Diversity

We tend to embrace a lot of Scandinavian metal at Dead Rhetoric – especially acts from Finland. Here’s another DIY band that we’ve been following on the site for quite a few years with Edge of Haze. Read more […]

Doomsday – Depictions of Chaos (Creator-Destructor Records)

Developing a love of crossover thrash from the Bay Area, Doomsday formed in 2018 to include members from various hardcore / metal outfits – pumping out a steady set of material in the form of an EP, Read more […]

Soul Grinder – Anthems from the Abyss (MDD Records)

When aiming to establish reliability or consistency in the metal realm, it helps to have a healthy, creative impulse to grind out the material, release it, plus perform on any live stage that will potentially Read more […]

Sodom – Revel in Attack Mode

There aren’t many groups that make it forty years, even in heavy metal, but that’s where we have arrived in the career of German thrash unit Sodom. Marking this anniversary given the lack of show, Read more […]

Scattered Storm – In This Dying Sun (Blood Blast Distribution)

Fresh off their debut EP release Oblivion from last year, Scattered Storm of El Paso, Texas returns for their second EP In This Dying Sun. Together for three years, they’ve added bassist Brian Fausnaugh Read more […]

Nicklas Sonne – Resonance (Prime Collective)

Already establishing himself within the progressive metal world through his work in Defecto, guitarist/vocalist Nicklas Sonne has assembled songs that didn’t necessarily fit that mold to issue his first Read more […]

Jaded Heart – Harder and Faster

Probably not as well known in North America as they are in mainland Europe and the Far East, Jaded Heart have been a consistent band releasing melodic hard rock/heavy metal since the 1990’s. Pulling Read more […]

Empire Drowns – Nothing (Uprising! Records)

A quintet that features members/ex-members of acts like Withering Surface, Saturnus, A Sun Traverse, Meridian, and Ukraft, Empire Drowns started in 2011 and released their debut EP Bridges in 2013. Nine Read more […]

Warkings – Morgana (Napalm Records)

For the fourth album in five years Morgana, Warkings have added a female Sorceress Morgana Le Fay as another voice to the adventurous power metal template. A sister of Arthur and mistress of the lost souls, Read more […]

The Offering – Beware of the Elephant

Once establishing yourselves as artists, the challenge becomes satisfying your own creative itch while hopefully maintaining (as well as expanding) those who want to become a part of your following. For Read more […]

Detherous – Unrelenting Malevolence (Redefining Darkness Records)

The amalgamation of various extreme genres to create an explosive sound has been a part of the metal scene since the fertile 80’s. In the case of Canadian act Detherous, the death/thrash union is of Read more […]

Xentrix – Seven Words (Listenable Records)

One of the breakouts during the late 80’s UK thrash push thanks to their dynamite debut album Shattered Existence in 1989, Xentrix moved through the 90’s shifting into left-field parameters in terms Read more […]

Defleshed – Back to the Grind

Originally active during the 1990’s and early 2000s, Defleshed produced a series of demos and albums combining a vicious attack of death/thrash that spoke to the intensity and purity of those genres. Read more […]

Them – Fear City (Steamhammer/ SPV)

Already establishing a reputation for taking King Diamond-influenced metal into a bit more of a heavier/modern direction, the stage was set after completing a trilogy of records to possibly start a new Read more […]

Dragonhammer – Second Life (My Kingdom Music)

Familiar with the last two studio releases from this Italian power metal act, Dragonhammer returns for Second Life – their fifth record and first in five years. Struggling in the past to move away from Read more […]

Scars of the Flesh – In Darkness Alone Giveaway Bundle

We are stoked to giving away a Scars of the Flesh bundle with an assortment of goodies to one (1) lucky winner, including: Black shirt featuring Scars of the Flesh’s The Hooded One artwork; In Darkness Read more […]

October 2022 Album of the Month: Acid Witch’s Rot Among Us

Detroit psychedelic death doomsters Acid Witch release new albums on Halloween. (Talk about great planning!) Their first studio opus since 2017’s Evil Sound Screamers, Rot Among Us pulls from the band’s Read more […]

October 2022 Rapid Fires

Now that we are in the depths of the final quarter of 2022, there’s more than enough releases to tackle for those wishing to quench their thirst for any type of metal. We welcome you once again to our Read more […]