Metal Reviews

Metal Reviews

The number of new metal albums published every day is overwhelming, and despite everything being available online a guide is still necessary. This is where we come to help: to find a way through the latest doom metal releases, the best death metal albums this month and the most interesting black metal splits this season. Our reviews are your course to sail the ocean of underground metal.

BLACK CURSE - Endless Wound

BLACK CURSE – Endless Wound

Reaching their debut as a band — but not as single musicians — Black Curse have thrown at us "Endless Wound", an uproarius black-death album. ...
MALOKARPATAN - Krupinské Ohne

MALOKARPATAN – Krupinské Ohne

"Krupinské Ohne" is the musical representation of 17th century Slovakia: obscure, superstitious and mysterious, constantly hanging between magic and religion ...
FLUISTERAARS - Bloem

FLUISTERAARS – Bloem

"Bloem" marks the achievement of Fluisteraars' artistic maturity. Their various influences merge into a personal and unique style of music ...
PARADISE LOST - Obsidian

PARADISE LOST – Obsidian

Paradise Lost condensed thirty years of music in "Obsidian": let's rediscover gothic rock with the masters from Halifax ...
KATATONIA - City Burials

KATATONIA – City Burials

After almost 30 years of activity, Swedish masters of melancholy Katatonia lately took a brief hiatus. Here's their comeback album, City Burials (Peaceville Records), their eleventh ode to depression ...
ARKONA - Age Of Capricorn

ARKONA – Age Of Capricorn

Once again, Arkona confirm their stance as a solid Polish act, with their solemn, dark and symphonic black metal: a guarantee for those who love the genre ...
BEASTLURKER - Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination

BEASTLURKER – Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination

"Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination" is a good starting point for the newborn black-death band from Chicago ...
SULPHUR AEON - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide

SULPHUR AEON – Swallowed By The Ocean’s Tide

Back in 2013, Sulphur Aeon released their first full-length album, emerging as one of the most interesting bands within the contemporary extreme metal scene. Their blend of death metal heaviness, black metal darkness, epic atmospheres and well-composed melodies is a powerful means to convey into music the complex mythology created by Lovecraft ...
HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Of Truth And Sacrifice

HEAVEN SHALL BURN – Of Truth And Sacrifice

Heaven Shall Burn transformed their melodic death metal into something more in the double disc "Of Truth And Sacrifice", between ecology and resistance ...
ON THORNS I LAY - Threnos

ON THORNS I LAY – Threnos

"Threnos" by Greek act On Thorns I Lay mixes melodic doom metal to some other currents, navigating through suffering and fate. Out on Lifeforce Records ...
LOATHFINDER / DRUJ - Aspects Of Oblation

LOATHFINDER / DRUJ – Aspects Of Oblation

The split "Aspects Of Oblation" is full of death and doom, but way less sharp than you might expect. ...
HELL'S CORONATION - Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

HELL’S CORONATION – Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

It is difficult to survive the darkness of "Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood", a debut that looms heavy and threatening on the listener ...
POPIOŁ - Zabobony

POPIOŁ – Zabobony

Rising from the Polish black metal underground, Popiół managed with "Zabobony", released via Godz Ov War Productions, to make a great first impression! ...
PROFETUS - The Sadness Of Time Passing

PROFETUS – The Sadness Of Time Passing

The funeral doom metal master Anssi Mäkinen and his project Profetus are back with the anticipated "The Sadness Of Time Passing", out via Avantgarde Music ...
INSOMNIUM - Heart Like A Grave

INSOMNIUM – Heart Like A Grave

Three years after their previous album, Niilo Sevänen and his associates show us a new face of Insomnium, more melodic than ever but still death metal as fuck! ...
BETHLEHEM - Lebe Dich Leer

BETHLEHEM – Lebe Dich Leer

With this record Bethlehem proved that, although time passes and things might change, the psychosis that powers creativity doesn't go away ...
BORKNAGAR - True North

BORKNAGAR – True North

Despite Vintersorg's exit, the shapeshifting Norwegian band exceeded all sorts of expectations and released one of their best records ...
GOST - Valediction

GOST – Valediction

With nine vocal songs out of ten in "Valediction", Baalberith's synthwave project GosT explores new musical possibilities and reveals its many faces ...