The impact of Neurosis on the post-metal/sludge/doom/etc. scene is immense and has been well-documented, of course. Suffice to say that this is an important band producing important music. They always have been and probably, (hopefully), always will be. Continue reading
Singularity are an interesting beast. They play technical black metal, which by itself is a relatively unusual sub-genre. Add in a symphonic side to this and their self-titled debut album was an atypical and enjoyable release. Continue reading
This is a double-album release consisting of two different parts. The first is named The Sap That Feeds Us and the second is named La Montaña.
The Sap That Feeds Us is pagan/folk black metal that should find fans in any that favour the work of Dissection, Primordial, Agalloch and Drudkh.
I like the blackened Continue reading
Eteritus play old-school death metal that takes an influence from the Scandinavian scene.
The familiar criticism of most bands playing Continue reading
With the kind of scathingly high-pitched vocals that can strip skin at 100 paces, Jagged Mouth don’t mess around. This is slow and heavy sludge/doom that doesn’t care for being nice or pleasant in any way. Continue reading
I recall Sedna from their enjoyable, if brief, split with Dementia Senex. Lasting just under 8 minutes, their contribution was a quality listen, which made me excited to hear this full-length.
This time we get a full 50 minutes Continue reading
With the bigger bands in the metal scene it’s easy to say something like “and here’s a band that need no introduction”, but I feel this really is true of Testament. Where would you start? After decades of service to the Metal Gods they’re Continue reading
Dense and murky, it’s immediately obvious to anyone with any hearing left after the band begin their assault that this is not music for the average metal fan.
This is the darkest and ugliest of death metal that’s Continue reading
Void of Vision play modern metalcore with an edge of djent here and there. It’s clearly pissed off and has a message to send, one tied to a well-placed brick.
The songs are full of energy and rage, controlled by the band Continue reading
This is an interesting and irregular release. It’s kind of a mix of bubblegum-pop with Continue reading