Album Reviews

The U.S. Death/doom act Innumerable Forms avails new methods of mournful doom on the sophomore release ‘Philosophical Collapse’ with guitarist Justin DeTore (Dream Unending) writing some dark death/doom riffs. Out now on Profound Lore, the album comes highly recommended for fans of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.

Reeking Aura’s 7 song debut ‘Blood And Bonemeal’ traverse across the desolate multiverse of old school death doom, where ample space is given for the gloomy atmosphere to work its magic. Out on Profound Lore Records.

Seattle’s extreme blackened death metal trio Hissing has aspired for an ideal modus operandi on their sophomore effort ‘Hypervirulence Architecture’ with an experimental approach that comes similar to the likes of Voivod and Portal. Out on Profound Lore Records.

The third album ‘Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones’ orchestrates a high degree of professionalism that was absent in the sophomore ‘The Horizons towards Which Splendour Withers’. On the whole, the song seems perfectly fitted to the style of technical death metal. The chugging riffs along with the drums stand out which somehow makes the song sound complex.

Quebec black metal duo Incandescence’s fourth album ‘Le Coeur De L’Homme’ is an epic and somber worm of art that brings the 90s Scandinavian flair of black metal to a towering edifice.

Mortiferum has nailed their sound on the sophomore the drums are irrepressible but the swaggering cadence of lethargic tempos and the slow doom dirges are brought to focus on the sophomore makes it a classic death-doom album.

Apparition’s unique identity sets new sonic paradoxes that seem untraditional to the style of the death metal trend. And comes as highly recommend for fans of Fetid, Innumerable Forms, and Disembowelment.

Yianna Bekris gives an emotional presentation where she brings some of the most poignant and dreamy works of the year.

The six tracks on ‘Avow’ sweeps with dark and creepy undertones. Within the time run of forty-three minutes the band mixes electronic components and caustic riffs.

‘A Diabolical Thirst’ comes as a bold promulgation from the Quebec formation.


The music industry is at it again at full force after the festival season with a massive amount of really cool releases coming out, just look at the number of our most anticipated releases for September have grown into and then we probably could have included more still. With new albums from Blind Guardian, Yungblud, Wolfheart, Slipknot, Starcrawler, Lost Society, The Hu, Vermin Womb, Vermilia, Bloodbath, Slugcrust, Electric Callboy, Innumerable Forms, Tribal Gaze, Gaerea and Graceless, it’ll be quite the month again!