Album Reviews 2022

Temple Of Void – Summoning The Slayer

Detroit death-doom metal band Temple Of Void confidently spreads obscurity and melancholia on the brand new full-length “Summoning The Slayer” ...
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Besvärjelsen – Atlas

Emerging from the vast Dalarna forests, Swedish doom rockers Besvärjelsen manifest a magnetic sonic vision through the darkly alluring soundscapes ...
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James LaBrie – Beautiful Shade Of Grey

Legendary vocalist of prog metal giants Dream Theater James LaBrie finally releases the new solo album “Beautiful Shade Of Grey” ...
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Wo Fat – The Singularity

Dallas-based psychedelic doom veterans Wo Fat invite you to join a mind bending sonic journey through the monumental spacey grooves ...
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Decapitated – Cancer Culture

Polish technical death metal veterans Decapitated aspire to expand their music vision combining devastating rhythmic dynamics and contemplative themes on ...
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Evergrey – A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)

Gothenburg’s prog metal masters Evergrey celebrate a remarkable career with the release of the thirteenth full-length “A Heartless Portrait (The ...
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Stöner – totally…

Featuring Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri, renowned as founder members of legendary Kyuss, Stöner begins a new sensational desert rock ...
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Venus Principle – Stand in Your Light

Featuring former members of Crippled Black Phoenix and active/former members of At The Gates, Ison, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster and ...
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Black Void – Antithesis

Featuring mastermind Lars Are Nedland, renowned for his work in legendary Borknagar, Black Void symbolizes the flipside of his melodic ...
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Christian Death – Evil Becomes Rule

Gothic death rock pioneers Christian Death embark on a gloomy sonic journey exploring intellectual themes and diverse music styles throughout ...
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Septicflesh – Modern Primitive

Greek extreme metal titans Septicflesh have carefully shaped a unique sonic vision that today thrives within the magnificent blend of ...
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Somali Yacht Club – The Space

Ukrainian post-rock/metal band Somali Yacht Club expands their thoughtful sonic vision through the melancholia infused soundscapes of the third full-length ...
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Misery Index – Complete Control

Baltimore death metal band Misery Index explores the chaotic modern age through the unrestrained guitar driven grooves of the seventh ...
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Devil Master – Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night

Rising from the dark underground metal scene Devil Master manifests a malevolent groovy sonic vision on the sophomore release “Ecstasies ...
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Static Abyss – Labyrinth of Veins

Featuring Greg Wilkinson and Chris Reifert of legendary Autopsy, the new death/doom metal outfit Static Abyss promises sheer fury and ...
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Ufomammut – Fenice

Italian power trio Ufomammut proudly reaches another milestone with the release of the ninth studio album “Fenice” which symbolizes a ...
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Alunah – Strange Machine

British heavy rockers Alunah are ready to put a spell on you with a refreshing blend of warm melodies and ...
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Incite – Wake Up Dead

Arizona thrash metallers Incite proudly unleash sheer fury through the massive grooves of the new studio effort “Wake Up Dead” ...
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Watain -The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain

The unholy ascension of Swedish black metal icons Watain continues through the darkest depths of the majestic seventh studio album ...
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The Hellacopters – Eyes Of Oblivion

Swedish iconic rockers The Hellacopters make an explosive comeback delivering irresistible grooves on the first full-length in 14-years entitled “Eyes ...
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Lucifer’s Child/Mystifier – Under Satan’s Wrath

Celebrating the obscure force of black metal, Greek band Lucifer's Child and Brazilian veterans Mystifier join forces on the unholy ...
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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Wilde Kinder

Formed back in 1995 German innovative band Die Apokalyptischen Reiter continues to fearlessly evolve on the latest thrilling full-length “Wilde ...
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Vio-Lence – Let The World Burn

Returning as a full time band back in 2019, thrash metal veterans Vio-Lence are finally ready to release the first ...
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Messa – Close

Italian doom rockers Messa begin a new exciting musical chapter and aim to spellbind the listeners with the eclectic composition ...
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Agathodaimon – The Seven

After many years of silence, German dark metallers Agathodaimon make a triumphant comeback with the seventh studio album “The Seven” ...
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Darkher – The Buried Storm

English doom folk outfit Darkher fully embraces an evocative cinematic approach to create the immersive soundscapes of the sophomore full-length ...
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Nite – Voices Of The Kronian Moon

Hailing from the Bay Area, blackened heavy metal band Nite aims to conquer your cold soul skillfully blending glorious N.W.O.B.H.M ...
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Abbath – Dread Reaver

Norwegian black metal legend Abbath fearlessly emerges from the darkest depths to drag you through the frostbitten grooves of the ...
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GGGOLDDD – This Shame Should Not Be Mine

Dutch band GGGOLDDD has been developing a unique sonic vision bravely exploring diverse styles & sounds and the result of ...
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Meshuggah – Immutable

Swedish tech-metal icons Meshuggah aim to impress with an ex novo creative force embarking on a dystopian journey through the ...
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Sum of R – Lahbryce

The musical journey of Sum of R started back in 2007 as an instrumental project by Reto Mäder and now ...
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Konvent – Call Down The Sun

Two years after a triumphant debut release Danish blackened death doom band Konvent is ready to conquer a wider audience ...
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Slægt – Goddess

Danish black/heavy metallers Slægt are ready to impress the metal scene with a distinct obscure sonic vision that today generates ...
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Spiral Skies – Death Is But A Door

Swedish heavy psych rockers Spiral Skies embark on a spellbinding voyage channeling glorious vintage vibes through the hypnotic soundscapes of ...
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Crowbar – Zero And Below

New Orleans sludge metal pioneers Crowbar make a majestic comeback with the doom laden grooves and the genuine emotional depth ...
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E-L-R – Vexier

Swiss doomgaze trio E-L-R channels pure cosmic energy to meticulously craft dreamy soundscapes throughout the sophomore album “Vexier”. “Opiate The ...
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MIdnight – Let There Be Witchery

Following a blasphemous sonic pathway Midnight is ready for another reckless ride providing an overdose of catchy & creepy grooves ...
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Allegaeon – Damnum

For over fifteen years technical death metal band Allegaeon has worked hard to develop a distinct sonic vision that today ...
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Dark Funeral – We Are The Apocalypse

Swedish black metal titans Dark Funeral make a triumphant comeback embracing an intricate songwriting style to create the ideal soundtrack ...
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Sylvaine – Nova

Multi-instrumentalist composer Sylvaine is ready to impress once again the burgeoning blackgaze scene with the rich kaleidoscopic composition and the ...
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Abraham – Debris de Mondes Perdus

Swiss apocalyptic metal band Abraham follows a tormented sonic pathway channeling raw energy and sheer despair through the enigmatic new ...
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Shape Of Despair – Return To The Void

Finnish funeral doom stalwarts Shape Of Despair invite you to embark on a contemplative journey through the perpetual darkness of ...
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Oh Hiroshima – Myriad

Swedish post-rock band Oh Hiroshima creates an enchanting melodic grandeur evoking an overwhelming melancholia on the latest immersive record “Myriad” ...
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Kuolemanlaakso – Kuusumu

Featuring renowned vocalist Mikko Kotamäki of Swallow The Sun, Finnish death doom metal band Kuolemanlaakso returns after eight years to ...
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Dagoba – By Night

Over the years French quartet Dagoba has been exploring diverse musical territories and the result of this artistic evolution today ...
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Immolation – Acts Of God

Death metal veterans Immolation triumphantly channel a timeless & beloved old school style on the 11th studio album “Acts Of ...
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Eight Bells – Legacy Of Ruin

Experimental blackened doom band Eight Bells begins a musical and emotional exploration through the hypnotizing soundscapes of the ambitious third ...
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Arð – Take Up My Bones

Founded by multi-instrumentalist Mark Deeks, known for his work with black metal stalwarts Winterfylleth, the new monastic doom metal project ...
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Voivod – Synchro Anarchy

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal veterans Voivod reach a significant milestone with the release of the 15th studio album “Synchro Anarchy” ...
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Hangman’s Chair – A Loner

French doom rock band Hangman's Chair takes you on a dystopian trip through the decadent outskirts of Paris and the ...
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Author & Punisher – Krüller

With the industrial drone-doom project Author & Punisher mastermind Tristan Shone has created a world of custom made machines and ...
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Silent Skies – Nectar

Featuring vocalist of renowned progressive metal act Evergrey Tom S. Englund and pianist virtuoso Vikram Shankar, the ambient project Silent ...
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Amorphis – Halo

Finnish icons Amorphis continue to tell fascinating ancient stories channeling a magical Nordic spirit through the mesmerizing blend of gloomy ...
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Persefone – Metanoia

Founded in 2001 progressive/melodic death metal band Persefone embraces a remarkable evolution leading to the stylish blend of technical acrobatics ...
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Mass Worship – Portal Tombs

Swedish darkened metal outfit Mass Worship drags you through the bitterly cold soundscapes of the crushing sophomore record “Portal Tombs” ...
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Venom Prison – Erebos

Uk death metallers Venom Prison continue to evolve a visceral sonic vision that today leads to the new untamed full-length ...
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Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave

To celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band Cloakroom embarks on a space voyage through the surreal soundscapes of the ...
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Celeste – Assassine(s)

French avant-garde black metal band Celeste embarks on an immersive journey through the harrowing soundscapes of the latest record “Assassine(s)” ...
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Hazemaze – Blinded By The Wicked

Swedish rock'n'doom merchants Hazemaze are ready to spread pure darkness through the colossal trippy grooves of the third record “Blinded ...
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Dawn Of Solace – Flames Of Perdition

Founded by Wolfheart’s mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen as a solo-project and featuring vocalist Mikko Heikkilä of Kaunis Kuolematon, Dawn Of Solace ...
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Battle Beast – Circus Of Doom

Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast returns triumphantly with the new explosive album “Circus Of Doom” promising big hooks and ...
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Toundra – Hex

Spanish instrumental post-rock band Toundra reaches another milestone with the release of the eighth studio album “Hex” which always evokes ...
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SOM – The Shape Of Everything

Doom pop collective SOM invites you on an immersive voyage through the evocative soundscapes of the brand new record “The ...
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Aethereus – Leiden

Progressive technical death metal band Aethereus presents a thrilling modern sonic vision through the twisted soundscapes of the sophomore release ...
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Pridelands – Light Bends

Australian metalcore band Pridelands is finally ready to impress the audience with a mix of sheer anger and soulful atmospheric ...
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Big Scenic Nowhere – The Long Morrow

Featuring renowned musicians Tony Reed of Mos Generator, Bob Balch of Fu Manchu, Gary Arce and Bill Stinson of Yawning ...
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Nocturnal Graves – An Outlaw’s Stand

Australian extreme metal outfit Nocturnal Graves proudly spreads darkness & brutality throughout the ominous new album “An Outlaw's Stand”. The ...
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Infected Rain – Ecdysis

Moldovan modern metal band Infected Rain begins a new exciting journey through the futuristic sonic realm of the latest release ...
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Wilderun – Epigone

Progressive metal band Wilderun bravely defies standard musical categories on the new ambitious opus “Epigone” constantly surprising the audience with ...
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