News Posts

After releasing an album last year via Profound Lore Records, named as one of the top albums of the year by one of our writers, Bell Witch is going to roam through Europe on a huge European tour this spring, with support from Fvnerals, Knoll, The Keening and Thantifaxath!

The enigmatic Lingua Ignota is announcing her upcoming sophomore album!

Lists

Our resident extreme metal reviewer Mazen has a selection of stellar (mostly) black and death metal releases as his favorite of the year with Sulphur Aeon, Varathron, Moonlight Sorcery, Cruciamentum, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Asphodelus, Marduk, …And Oceans, and Cirith Ungol!

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!

Album Reviews

The international death metal quartet Cruciamentum finally returns with the sophomore “Obsidian Refractions” and delivers a majestic opus of crushing death metal, out via Profound Lore Records, on November 24th.

Richmond, Virginia based-death metal band Left Cross returns with the second offering “Upon Desecrated Altars”. If you’re into bands like early Grave and Bolt Thrower then make sure to give this album a listen, the album is out since last Friday November 10th, via Profound Lore Records.

Far from Vikings and church burnings, these cowboys from hell continue their epic tales of the old west on Wayfarer’s fifth album ‘American Gothic’, out via Century Media and Profound Lore.

With their unique style of epic doom metal, the British quartet Godthrymm has released another stunning album. The sophomore ‘Distortions’ is beautifully cloaked in a sorrowful vocals and heavy guitar dirges. Out today via Profound Lore Records.

The Aussie death metal supergroup Impetuous Ritual delivers sonic dread on its fourth studio album, “Iniquitous Barbarik Synthesis”. This is fifty minutes of a slow-burn sonic nightmare that perfectly balances its sonic madness, spewing its morbid fury from the abysmal depths of hell. Released via Profound Lore Records.

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.