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Part I and Part II combine to give a visceral look at the demons whispering in Wrath’s ear.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, though my heart was completely captured with the first notes of the first listen.
If we had a rating system, 10 out of 5. We don’t, so just let this shovel you around the face and see if I’m wrong.
Plenty of doomy blackness that will give you the stank face and bob your head to the evil flames that seem to grow higher and higher as the album unfolds.
From the thunderous energy of “Coil” to the chugging thwacks that accompany the heart-wrenching lyrics of “Ruse,” this album has a little something for everybody.
This whole album sounds like a fast-paced summer road trip (complete with all the flat tires and sugary gas station snacks) wrapped up into 11 tunes. Turn it up, drive fast, and roll the windows down!
The six tracks account for about seventeen minutes of runtime, every second of which twists and turns your psyche in delightfully disturbing ways.
Elements of symphony, black metal, doom metal, and folk metal blend together in dark, melodic, bombastic package of weird and interesting music.
…if you like to challenge yourself and your psyche, this release is on par with anything else released this year, at the top of the pile of the viscerally bizarre.
Band - Sacrilegious Crown/Illuminated Manuscripts Album - Meditations on the Revenant Enigma Country of Origin - Italy/Estonia Genre - Raw Black Metal Release Date - August 6, 2021 Label - Xenoglossy Productions Author - Hayduke X If you know Estonia’s...
Joyous Wolf, Recharged By Shantelle Thornton Soulful vocals permeate the air and powerful vocals provoke the imagination; this is Joyous Wolf. The music of Joyous Wolf encompasses the listener, compelling them to sway rhythmically as the lyrics unravel into a story....
…as in a dream world, the album is a deep mix of different concepts both musically and conceptually that would seem confusing outside of dreamworld. Yet here, they make perfect sense.
Dagon and Angra Mainyu combine on the desolate and atmospheric guitar riffs, weaving moments of dissonance in with moments of heavy pathos.
An exclusive stream of the track Prayer Sheet by Sense Offender.
Band - Chadhel Album - Split Country of Origin - Canada Genre - Grindcore Release Date - December 1, 2021 Label - Give Praise Records Author - Hayduke X I’m a little late on this one, but it is worth the wait. I’ve been following Chadhel in particular since the...
Band - Void Angel/Sacral Album - Crucible of Utopia Country of Origin - UK/USA Genre - Black Metal Release Date - July 3, 2021 Label - Independent Release Author - Hayduke X The Crucible of Utopia Split marks the follow up to February’s Winds From Paradise,...
Get Wasted thrashes hard, the way crossover is supposed to, with a ton of hardcore punk attitude and energy.
The EP has the ominous intent of black metal, the thick swampiness of dissonant death metal, and the feral abrasion of grindcore.
Full of snarling punk attitude, the album is just plain fun to listen to.
No one should ever dare question the might and sheer will of Craven Idol.
At nearly forty minutes of purposeful chaos spread across six tracks, Wode present a barrier of riffs, blasts, and growls, the breaching of which presents an exceptional payoff.
The label is known for finding the congruence points of excellence and nastiness. The Hallucination demo is both excellent and nasty.
Intentionally or not, the bands expose the ugly collective psyche of humanity, then spit on it with all the bile they can muster.
This is fist pumping, sing-along, blackened melodic crust.