Do you like massively heavy riffs accompanied by angelic female vocals? Of course you do! After all, you’re a discerning doom connoisseur, and what’s not to like? Y Proffwyd Dwyll offers up 48 minutes of this formula, and it’s one that seems to work very, very well. Continue reading
Veilburner have produced a monster of an album. This is 60 minutes of blackened death metal, filtered through a corrupted lens of experimental dissonance and pseudo-industrial undertones.
In a way it’s difficult to separate the disparate influences at play in Continue reading
Boasting a nice solid sound, Morte deliver 37 minutes of metal that combines elements of both death and black metal.
Speed and serpentine riffs easily come to the band it Continue reading
Oh yeah! It’s always fun to hear a band that take a standard style and mutate it with their own passionate interpretation, and Grossty do exactly that with the short-bouts-of-violence grindcore template.
Featuring 21 tracks in just under 21 minutes, this may be short but Continue reading
With slow, sludgy riffs the band proceed to hypnotise and entice with their rich, textured brand of murky delivery. This is not your run-of-the-mill simple or basic sludge/doom; this is music that’s been produced with thought and purpose.
There’s plenty of heavy riffs on here, but Continue reading
You never quite know what you’re going to get when something is described as melodic death metal, as frequently it ends up being something that has little or no actual death metal content. Well, this is certainly not the case with Faustian Dripfeed. Continue reading
Oooh this is ugly, underground stuff that’s as raw and hurtful as having your face shaved off with a blunt razor.
If you take a seething, furious death metal base and pour corrupted blackened hatred all over it, you’ll have a good idea of where Our Place of Worship Is Silence’s proclivities lie. Continue reading
Epica are famous for their epic, (ahem), symphonic sound, all larger-than-life melodies, ostentatious orchestration and luscious, enticing vocals. And it works. They’ve made a career out of it and currently sit as one of the biggest bands in the style. Continue reading
Dorylus play groove metal influenced by all of the usual suspects of the style, (Lamb of God, Pantera, etc.).
For a first release this is a well-realised 21 minutes of aural Continue reading
Featuring elements of post-metal, doom/death, progressive metal and black metal, Somnus Aeternus provide an expansive 53 minutes of keyboard-enhanced doom for your delectation.
The vocals mainly Continue reading