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Tokens for Hell is groovy, cosmic music with a very Black Sabbath feel. Except it’s on acid.read more
To understand the album, give yourself an hour plus where you can sit and absorb the entirety without interruption. Your patience and effort will be rewarded with an album remarkable in its dark passion.read more
The album delivers torrents of guitars, deluge after deluge of roar and wail, with riffs that are more often engaging and accessible than dizzying and speed-driven.read more
My favorite albums are ones that present a cohesive vision and Fen have certainly delivered this in spades.read more
Listening to Damaged System, released in early 2016, was like taking a trip to the 1980’s only without the stone-washed denim and Aquanet hair.read more
With their fourth full length release As Was, Black Anvil is fast becoming the US answer to Enslaved (as a huge fan of the latter, this is not a comparison I make lightly).read more
This album may be the darkest cleansing fire I have ever witnessed.read more
Long-time Obituary fans will be very happy with the variety on the album and it may even be enough to win back some fans that left them for dead.read more
North Carolina’s Behind the Sun deliver a blistering five songs full of the heavy riffs, rhythmic shifts, and choral ensembles of growl not unknown in the prog side of death metal.read more
Featuring two vocalists, each track switches smoothly between metal screams, melodic verses, and rap choruses creating a sound unlike other metalcore bands.read more
What the band certainly is not, is soft. They have all the intensity of a fully loaded freight train bearing down on you.read more
Two different writers take a crack at this Michigan release. Check it out.read more
This epic, doomy, thrashy, stonery, and very Viking sounding band picks up the pace at points on this one. Right off the bat, this album sends you back in time to the battlegrounds, almost inducing marching and preparing you for this epic tale.read more
This album is gorgeous, and I mean absolutely enticing. The production is top notch and heavily wanders into prog territory.read more
Lost in the Ghost Light, however, mines the steady, mid-tempo rhythms and more pastel and at times pastoral production of Marillion or more sedate Pink Floyd material.read more
With a little rap metal style, Bonesteel’s music provides real-life lyrics backed by catchy, powerful hooks.read more
Mixing the cvlt with the folk, Goatmoon has created a masterwork that just reeks of Finnish domination.read more
Watch our video interview of Chip King from the body.read more
Queen of Hell sounds like it’s fresh off the time machine from the 1980s.read more
Among the Ruins will be in the top ten Stoner/Doom Metal albums of 2017.read more