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Revertigo
Revertigo
Fluid, precise hard rock fronted by journeyman Mats Leven
Postcards From Arkham
Manta
A chaotic offering that is complex and ambitious
Dreadnought
A Wake In Sacred Waves
Clearly aiming high from an artistic standpoint
Kosmogyr
Eviternity
Incredible debut of surprise, aggression, and fright
Usurpress
Interregnum
Pushes the boundaries of defining a genre
Dirge
Alma | Baltica
French atmospheric sludge deliver their first EP of post-apocalyptic dreariness
Nekrsov
The Mirror Void
Black metal assault that is hard to endure
S-Tool
Tolerance 0
Promising Finnish act lead by Ville Laihiala
Halphas
Dawn of A Crimson Empire
Black metal that pulls no punches and delivers some quality music
Annihilator
For the Demented
Mesmerizing guitar work and plenty of crushing riffs
Saxon
Thunderbolt
Another solid effort from one of metal's immortal breed
Signatura Rerum
The Legend 1
Hard to classify black metal that genuinely surprised me
Niviane
The Druid King
Collectively influenced by classic heavy metal along with modern European metal
Machine Head
Catharsis
Hard-hitting, heavy-handed slabs of abrasive metal
Corrosion Of Conformity
No Cross No Crown
Heavy, Sabbath doom stroked in the fires of North Carolina's southern rock
Nhor
Wildflowers: Winter
Perfect final chapter of Nhor's seasonal offerings
Bloodway
A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues
Redefines avant garde black metal and pushes the boundaries
WildeStarr
Beyond the Rain
Classic, aggressive, and muscular
Sar Isatum
Shurpu
The frostiness and chill is magnificent
Inconcessus Lux Lucis
The Crowning Quietus
Blackened thrash, classic metal and the occult, oh yes!
Myrholt
Med Samme Naal, Under Samme Maane
Black metal stew that is tasty, meaty and marinated in atmosphere
Stahlsarg
Mechanisms of Misanthropy
A truly immersive listen of avant garde black metal
The Offering
The Offering EP
Unique, incredible…the future sound of metal
Audrey Horne
Blackout
Another quality offering of melodic hard rock from this outfit
Nullingroots
Into the Grey
In your face aggression and subtle, melodic passages
LATEST SUMMARY REVIEWS
Portal
Ion
Terror-filled fifth full-length album from Blackened Death Metal heathens
Sol De Sangre
Sol De Sangre
Pays tribute to some death metal stalwarts
Ssanahtes
Ssanahtes
Dissonant black metal mixed with a little punk feel
Ancst
Ghosts of the Timeless Void
Groove heavy blackened hardcore that has some stomp to it
Susperia
The Lyricist
Odd mix of power metal and death
Black Wizard
Livin' Oblivion
Speedy Canadian traditionalism
Trespass
Footsteps in the Rock
Aged new wave from this early UK act
Pestilence
Hadeon
Pestilence return to their classic death metal roots!
None
Life Has Gone On Long Enough
Epic second album of depressive black metal by Oregon's NONE
The Crown
Cobra Speed Venom
After 20-years of recording The Crown have achieved glory!
Mother Misery
Megalodon
Another heavyweight addition to their Swedish hard rock catalog
Marco Mendoza
Viva La Rock
Stellar hard rock
Sadistik Forest
Morbid Majesties
Bloody good piece of DM dripping with all the bits of gore
Blood of the Wolf
II: Campaign of Extermination
Solid death metal that channels Vader
Gus G.
Fearless
Entertaining solo album from the touted axe-slinger
Vyre
Weltformel
Sci-Fi influenced metal with all sorts of twists and turns
Loudness
Rise to Glory
Another Loudness album, take it or leave it
Lechery
We Are All Born Evil
Average Swedish Traditional Metal
Terror Universal
Make Them Bleed
Aggressive, washing machine riffs and cookie monster vocals
Insolvency
Antagonism Of The Soul
Fast, furious and vocally venomous…
Towards Atlantis Lights
Dust of Aeons
Funeral Doom that is a bit ambitious in its run time
Tralineate
Ike Antz Leap
Death metal with a few little surprises
The Stone
Teatar Apsurda
Black metal with no real deviation
Twitching Tongues
Gaining Purpose Through…
Fundamentally hardcore but displaying horror punk tendencies
Ammunition
Ammunition
Heavy melodic rock from Norway






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