Itnuveth is a pagan black metal duo from Spain, whom create fine tuned black metal rhythms, folk melodies, barbaric riffing over frenzied drums. Having been a fan of their debut album, The Way of the Berserker, this new album “Paulsilaur: “Under the Wolf’s Skin” had me very eager and excited and I just could not wait to hear these heathen tunes. Itnuveth is true to their original sound but seem to have a little more focus on melody this time around.
møl’s simple return to us all is with 3 wonderfully written songs on this EP that is just called “II”. This “shoegaze metal” band is as interesting as it is majestic. Utilizing as much atmosphere as humanly possible, these gentlemen put out a sound that appeals to me as a black metal fan, post rock fan, shoegaze fan and as a sludge fan. This EP touches emotions and thoughts that expand way beyond what most metal can do and that is just my opinion when I get only half way through the first song. Wow! These guys have a phenomenal sound about them, very powerful without incorporating anything ‘brutal’ or ‘death’ within their compositions. It’s just brilliant.
Grave Ritual is a death metal band based out of Alabama in the good ol U S of A and this band keeps it violently dark and grim. Reminiscent of old school death metal that utilizes slower doom sections to create neck snapping moments, Morbid Throne is just sick. 5 years since the bands debut album and now this one slowly emerges from the crypt to kill you with these maniacal old school death metal tracks. 9 songs of killer death metal tunes coming to you from Dark Descent Records!
Have you ever heard of a heavy metal band called Norselaw? A band from Ohio and they are pretty damn low key but release some damn fine fantasy based metal from time to time. Well guitarist/vocalist from that band is also pulling the same duties here! Stormlurker is slightly different though in how the songs are composed overall and the way it’s written seems to be undeniably heavier. Same great talent is behind this project as well and he pushes harder than ever before here. He isn’t alone though as this band is a trio of fined tuned heavy metal musicians! Continue reading
Thrash. It’s a genre I enjoy but nothing I truly dive into often. Mainly because a band will release something new and it just sounds completely like something I’ve heard of already. Well in this case, that is definitely true. Nuclear is a band from Chile and I think they have an aggressive edge when it comes to their thrash metal. A very harsh attack and it just doesn’t quit! Formula For Anarchy is rife with bashing guitar riffs, loud vocals and drum punishment that will transport you back to the golden era of 80′s thrash and anger….you know back when thrash was actually good! Nuclear is good but can they create something that is worth listening?
French death metal titans in South of Hell released their debut album this past summer and it may have been missed by the majority of you. Rising of Hate is pure death metal! 28 minutes of solid riffing, rough vocals, intense bass work and crushing drum blasting! This carnival of catastrophe has an amazing sense of groove about it but they make sure you have your incredibly heavy moments as well as some decent melodic lick and catchy guitar hooks to make things enjoyable and memorable. As simple as their approach is, South of Hell has a really deep understanding on how to make good death metal.
God dammit come out with a better name for your promo than Promo 2015. SHIT! Pigskinner is a band new to me. DIY grind, death metal by a Mr. Shitkicker. I’ll admit…looks like nothing much is going on here from the title and album art but the magic happens when you press play. Sizzling bacon fat frying in the pan. Smells good. Delicious.
Cryptopsy returns with a series of EP releases, The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 being the first to rise from the grave for you disturbed ones. This band has been a well known name for a long time now and these Canadians bring forth pure hell and death metal greatness with them every single time. This is no exception as the musical sacrifices here are definitely worthy of your time. Listen as Cryptopsy commit first degree murder on these 4 songs. I hope your neck is ready.