Album Reviews 2020

Lychgate – Also sprach Futura

UK-based progressive black/doom metal band Lychgate pushes boundaries on the latest release “Also sprach Futura” which dwells within a dystopian ...
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Nite – Darkness Silence Mirror Flame

Featuring current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer and High Spirits, San Francisco based new band Nite is ready ...
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Psychonaut – Unfold The God Man

Belgian psychedelic post-metal trio Psychonaut is a new band that deserves to be on your radar as the debut full ...
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Dwaal – Gospel Of The Vile

Norwegian doom/sludge metal band Dwaal invites you to embrace your inner darkness within the inescapable gloom of the debut full ...
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The Birthday Massacre – Diamonds

With an extensive dazzling discography The Birthday Massacre continue to conquer our hearts with their unique blend of 80’s electronica ...
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Novena – Eleventh Hour

Featuring frontman Ross Jennings of Haken new progressive metal/rock band Novena will certainly garner attention with the complex debut release ...
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Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension

French atmospheric black metal band Regarde Les Hommes Tomber has crafted a ritualistic opus entitled “Ascension” which is the final ...
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Kvaen – The Funeral Pyre

Kvaen is the new solo project by Swedish musician Jakob Björnfot and the debut album “The Funeral Pyre” is characterized ...
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Sicarius – God Of The Dead Roots

American black metal quintet Sicarius are ready to unleash a venomous sonic onslaught on the sophomore release “God Of The ...
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Lucifer – Lucifer III

After a series of successful tours Lucifer settled back in the studio to craft the dark magic embodied by the ...
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White Stones – Kuarahy

We are all familiar with the work of Martin Mendez as bassist of Opeth but now he is embarking on ...
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Today Is The Day – No Good To Anyone

Experimental metal outfit Today Is The Day returns with the eleventh album “No Good To Anyone” which is a particularly ...
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Insect Ark – The Vanishing

Insect Ark features a powerful partnership between Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex SubRosa) and the new full length ...
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Blood And Sun – Love & Ashes

With Blood And Sun multiinstrumentalist Luke Tromiczak has embarked on an inspiring music journey that today leads to the genesis ...
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Drown – Subaqueous

Under the Drown moniker multi instrumentalist Markov Soroka has created the fascinating ambitious opus “Subaqueous” which dwells within a realm ...
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Seven Planets – Explorer

Heavy rock instrumentalists Seven Planets search for absolute freedom embarking on a cosmic journey into the unknown perfectly embodied by ...
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Body Count – Carnivore

Ice-T’s pioneering rap metal band Body Count returns with the savage entertaining grooves and the spiteful lyrical themes of the ...
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Karg – Traktat

Karg started as a one-man project by J.J. of Harakiri For The Sky and the new addition to the extensive ...
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Black Royal – Firebride

Finnish obscure sludge metal band Black Royal inspired by witch hunts and paganism celebrates darkness on the sophomore album “Firebride” ...
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The Spirit – Cosmic Terror

German blackened death metal band The Spirit is still a new name in the burgeoning underground metal scene but the ...
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Sylosis – Cycle Of Suffering

Back in 2016 Sylosis embarked on an indefinite hiatus so the brand new full length “Cycle Of Suffering” feels particularly ...
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Serpent Noir – Death Clan OD

Greek black metal band Serpent Noir proudly unleashes an occult infused offering on the third full length “Death Clan OD” ...
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My Dying Bride – The Ghost Of Orion

The long awaited return of legendary doom titans My Dying Bride is embodied by the soulful gloomy realm of the ...
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On Thorns I Lay – Threnos

Longstanding Greek band On Thorns I Lay triumphantly returns with the new deeply emotional melodic doom/death metal opus “Threnos” which ...
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Tombs – Monarchy Of Shadows

Joined by talented musicians mastermind Mike Hill begins a new thrilling chapter for Tombs releasing the darkened & ferocious EP ...
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Autumn Tears – The Air Below The Water

Neo-classical collective Autumn Tears has crafted another ambitious & magnificent opus entitled “The Air Below The Water” featuring 40+ talented ...
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Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell

French blackened death metal masters Necrowretch arise from the hellish underground scene to follow new musical pathways and to craft ...
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Ihsahn – Telemark

Undoubtedly Ihsahn will always be remembered for his groundbreaking work with legendary Emperor and throughout the years as a solo ...
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Horseneck – Fever Dream

Featuring former ‪Will Haven guitarists Anthony Paganelli and Lance Jackman, current ‪Chelsea Wolfe drummer Jess Gowrie, and bassist Lennon Hudson, ...
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Godthrymm – Reflections

Featuring vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice), drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (ex-My Dying Bride, Anathema), and bassist Bob Crolla, ...
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Defiled – Infinite Regress

Japanese death metal band Defiled has created a fierce sonic assault on the latest release “Infinite Regress” so you better ...
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Seven Spires – Emerald Seas

American quartet Seven Spires takes it to the next level with the ambitious sophomore album “Emerald Seas” which features a ...
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Deathwhite – Grave Image

Dark metal collective Deathwhite has chosen to remain anonymous so far nevertheless the sophomore full length “Grave Image” is destined ...
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Not My God – Not My God

Renowned musicians Tim Sköld and Nero Bellum have started an intriguing artistic collaboration with the new project Not My God ...
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Diabulus In Musica – Euphonic Entropy

Spanish symphonic metal band Diabulus In Musica have been around for a while and through the years they have perfected ...
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Nero Di Marte – Immoto

Italian experimental metal outfit Nero Di Marte is devoted to the creation of distinctive hard to categorize soundscapes that seem ...
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Archon Angel – Fallen

Archon Angel is a new exciting project featuring former Savatage and Circle II Circle vocalist Zak Stevens and producer/guitar player ...
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Konvent – Puritan Masochism

Danish death/doom metal quartet Konvent is ready to spread undiluted darkness and impress the underground metal scene with the malevolent ...
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Blasphemer – The Sixth Hour

For Italian extreme metal band Blasphemer a new chapter begins with the release of the full length “The Sixth Hour” ...
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T.O.M.B. – Thin The Veil

For over twenty years T.O.M.B. have been spreading darkness with an enigmatic approach and continue to follow a blasphemous music ...
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Sepultura – Quadra

Since their inception Brazilian legends Sepultura have successfully developed a groundbreaking irresistible sonic identity that for thirty five years has ...
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Thy Catafalque – Naiv

With the avant garde project Thy Catafalque mastermind Tamás Kátai has always chosen a distinctive experimental approach inspired by diverse ...
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Former Worlds – Iterations Of Time

Minneapolis based band Former Worlds have worked hard to craft the official debut full length “Iterations Of Time” which follows ...
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Yatra – Blood Of The Night

Maryland based power trio Yatra is ready to release the sophomore album “Blood Of The Night” and you can expect ...
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Annihilator – Ballistic, Sadistic

In the metal scene Annihilator will always hold an influential status and they are ready to showcase an unstoppable creative ...
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Raphael Weinroth – Browne – WorldsWithin

You might be familiar with Canadian cellist and composer Rapahel Weinroth-Browne for his collaborations with several renowned bands such as ...
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Midnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy

In the last few years Midnight became a name to remember in the underground metal scene but after many successful ...
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Marko Hietala – Pyre Of The Black Heart

We all know Marko Hietala as long standing member of the extremely successful Finnish band Nightwish but now the time ...
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Haunt – Mind Freeze

Haunt began as a solo project of Beastmaker frontman Trevor William Church but now it’s clear that they are becoming ...
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Sons Of Apollo – MMXX

Back in 2017 Sons Of Apollo impressed the metal scene with the charismatic debut album “Psychotic Waltz” and now Mike ...
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Sylvaine / Unreqvited – Time Without End

Norwegian composer Sylvaine and Canadian black metal experimentalist Unreqvited team up to create the split album "Time Without End" which ...
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Unreqvited – Mosaic II: La Déteste Et La Détresse

Canadian post-black metal band Unreqvited continues an ambitious music journey on the fourth full length “Mosaic II: La Déteste Et ...
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Lotus Thief – Oresteia

San Francisco avant-gardists Lotus Thief are ready to spellbind you with the sophisticated soundscapes of the third full length “Oresteia” ...
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