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Friday, March 27, 2020
Voidfire
Ogien Pustk (2020)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Black Metal
Sounds Like: Harakiri for the Sky, Abbath, Burzum
Viodfire from Poland has injected the Black metal scene with a dose of fresh aggression-tilted, apocalyptic metal on their debut album Ogień Pustki. Founded in 2018 as an instrumental project by Jakub M. Zdzienicki, the band grew with the addition of drummer Łukasz 'Icanraz' Sarnacki, lyric...
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Mammock
Itch (2020)
Crank this to 9.7 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Post punk, Math Rock
Sounds Like: These Arms Are Snakes, Pissed Jeans, Barkmarket
Greece noise rock quartet Mammock deliver one hell of a debut album with Itch. Containing elements of modern noise rock with 90s math and punk, Mammock has delivered one of most unique releases to hit our rotation so far in 2020. With influences stemming from bands like Barkmarket and These...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Fleshrot
Fleshrot (2020)
Turn this to 5.9 of 11
Genre: Death Metal
Sounds Like: Death, Obituary, Immortal
Hailing from the lone star state of Texas, welcome the punishing death metal of Fleshrot. This self-titled demo consists of two psychedelic death metal tunes that showcase a promising start of the Fleshrot era. Sandwiched between two procession-like filler tracks, 'Twisted Visions Prevail' and 'Bubb...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Bernelius
Grave Dancer (2020)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stoneage, Tweak Bird, Ruff Majik
In 2017 we were introduced to one of rocks more unusual albums, Space Drifter by Norway’s Bernelius.  Loaded with hyper-groove fretwork, distorted vocals and infectious melodies, this became a staple in our rotation. Three years later we see the anticipated release of their new a...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Dead Lucid
Desolation (2020)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Arctic Monkeys, The Stooges
Chicago natives Dead Lucid deliver their second EP continuing to move their sound in a positive direction. The three piece band feature heavy laden psych rock based with elements of post punk that gleam very old school Joy Division-esque landscapes.The EP has a myriad of different angles that make f...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Tombstone Eyes
Land in the Sky (2020)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Sons of Otis, Ecstatic Vision, Deep Purple
The debut from Chicago heavy psych foursome takes stoner rock on some new trippy pathways. Land in the Sky is a bluesy and spacey affair that melds stoner with heavy space rock. With muffeled vocals floating effortlessly among the heavy psychedelia and the hallucinatory use of the organ, To...
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Paralyzed
Hidden Sun (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Leaf Hound, Kadavar
Blues soaked retro fueled fuzz is what Paralyzed throw down on their debut release Hidden Sun. The German-based foursome do a nice job of balancing modern psych rock with 70s inspired psychedelic rock. The production has a raw live studio quality with little or no polishing needed, the musi...
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Deathwhite
Grave Image (2020)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lot
Let the music speak for itself and lets not make our identities available is the schtick that Deathwhite have maintained since 2012. Frankly we don’t give a fuck ourselves so the feeling is mutual. We care about the music, so lets quickly get past their anonymity. Grave Image is ...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Nobody
Gospel of the Goat (2020)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre: Acoustic black metal
Sounds Like: Nocturnal Poisoning, Lord Belial
Black metal is such a distinct genre with some of the most loyal fans in metal. It's a thrill when we come across artists who look to expand beyond their genre. Nobody, a one man Finnish black metal artist has released a very calming, yet dark acoustic EP entitled In the Gospel of the Goat....
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Bestial Invasion
Monomania (2019)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Thrash, Heavy metal, Power metal
Sounds Like: Athiest, King Diamond, Helloween
Beastial Invasion from the Ukraine may be on the cusp of breaking into new territories for heavy metal. Monomania, the bands latest release is a frenzy of metal that will test your patience. Beastial Invasion do not rest on one particular metal genre, the album bounces from thrash to power ...