Immortal Bird have returned with new album and it’s another powerful punch just like their last one. Empress/Abscess is a blackened thrash melodic death metal punk something released on Broken Limb Records/Manatee Rampage Recordings and it’s a unique hybrid of sound that had me excited to sit down and give this a good listen. Well I am happy to report that this is just as heavy and just as fun as their last offering, but with this release I found that the band had a more mature execution and sound to them. They still experiment but they definitely have a sound that is theirs and it’s a damn good one. Immortal Bird are back!
Goatblood is a blackened death metal band hailing from Germany! Like most good black metal bands, this particular act sticks with themes such as evil, devil worship and desecrating everything that is holy. Like most good death metal, they keep the music ultra heavy, fast and sinister. Goatblood care not about production and overly worked mastering, these guys just want to fuck you in the ass with a barbed inverted cross…..and laugh while doing it. Adoration of Blasphemy and War is their debut release and they are out for blood.
This will be the most brief list of ‘reviews’ I’ve done in a long time. It’ll be basic info with a quick opinion and a score, linking to the bands Facebook or Bandcamp. Without further ado…
Barbelith is a post-rock band who likes to add a touch of darkness from the atmospheric black metal side of things. Giving us unique melodies, post-riffing with aggressive styled black metal screaming. Very good atmosphere from front to back. Stream the new album, Mirror Unveiled, right now!
Next up on ‘Now Streaming’, I have Gestalt, intense deliverance of black metal from St. Louis, MO. Infinite Regress is 25 minutes of wretched black metal filth. But enough with the chit chat, press play and get to headbanging immediately.
Oh man. You know, I’m in a fantastic mood. I’m feeling motivated, I am happy and life is good. Now I just need to listen to something that makes me want to crawl into a hole and die. Because why not? As weird as it may be to actively listen to depressing music, I find that it’s the purest form of emotional artwork. Depressive suicidal black metal was hard to listen to at first many years ago but I find myself uncontrollably wanting more and more and finding the best within the genre is always fun to discover and share. In this case, it’s a band from Australia with the name of Deadspace. No not the video game, it’s your next favorite DSBM band.
Mortis Mutilati is a depressingly beautiful funeral black metal band from France. Consisting of only one sole member, Macabre spreads his darkness across these 8 tracks in magnificent splendor on Mélopée Funèbre. The sound is ultimately dark but the grand instrumentation creates a high quality atmosphere that appeals to me quite easily. Divine black metal. 8.8 out of 10
Carnival of Flesh! Hailing all the way from Serbia is this cold and grim black metal band with commanding symphonic moments. Their new album, Stories From A Fallen World, is a scathing and raw black metal act that utilizes symphonic keyboard compositions to get their musical brand across. Compiling intense black metal riffing with violent instrumental progression and unique vocal performance, Carnival of Flesh pushes the limits on this genre. The result is a fully fleshed out extreme metal experience that’ll definitely have you headbanging. Listen below and indulge in the music for yourself! Headbang or GTFO has the exclusive stream for your enjoyment.
Ashcloud’s supreme death metal sound is cut short by it’s terrible production values. They sound like they are a mix of traditional 80′s death metal, thrash metal and Swedish death metal….which is a unique sound but the production just makes this album sound weak. 6 out of 10 https://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/abandon-all-light
Orchestral folk/viking metal from the Ukraine! Miellnir brings forth powerful hymns of battle, lore and Nordic mythology on Incineration Astern! Blending traditional pagan sounds with modern day cinematic serenade, and topping it off with some melodic death metal really gives Miellnir a powerful barbaric sound. Sometimes a folk/viking band will arrive and they’ll sound similar to something another band has previously done. Miellnir does something a little different and gives us a fresh take on this so called viking metal genre.