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.

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 ...
NOEKK - Waltzing In Obscurity

NOEKK – Waltzing In Obscurity

A German poet's lyrics have awakened Noekk's creative spirit again, the result is "Waltzing In Obscurity", eleven years after their last album ...
SWALLOW THE SUN - When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

SWALLOW THE SUN – When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

The Finnish death-doom band has come back with its most immediate record to date, in which Juha Raivio still fights his personal demons ...
DARKTHRONE - Old Star

DARKTHRONE – Old Star

Darkthrone's "Old Star", is the umpteenth, black as night benchmark for everything kvlt ...
TRUP - Szmula

TRUP – Szmula

From the army of new musicians from Poland, Trup came forth: "Szmula" left its mark with a blend of death metal and noise straight from an insane asylum ...
YEAR OF THE COBRA - Ash And Dust

YEAR OF THE COBRA – Ash And Dust

US stoner-doom duo Year Of The Cobra left their mark: Amy Tung and Jon Barrysmith landed on Prophecy Productions with their sophomore album "Ash And Dust" ...
RORCAL - Muladona

RORCAL – Muladona

Swiss post-black metal band Rorcal adapted the novel "Muladona" by Eric Stener Carlson, and it's a bloodbath. The record is out via Hummus Records ...
PLATEAU SIGMA - Symbols: The Sleeping Harmony Of The World Below

PLATEAU SIGMA – Symbols: The Sleeping Harmony Of The World Below

"Symbols: The Sleeping Harmony Of The World Below" is a record full of symbolism in continuous evolution, showing us an omnivorous doom metal band ...
PELICAN - Nighttime Stories

PELICAN – Nighttime Stories

Six years later, Pelican are back with their hardcore flavored post-metal on Southern Lord with "Nighttime Stories", in memory of Jody Minnoch ...
BIG | BRAVE - A Gaze Among Them

BIG | BRAVE – A Gaze Among Them

With "A Gaze Among Them", Canadian act Big | Brave took a well-deserved spot in the drone-doom world. Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball are back on Southern Lord ...
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - Blood Year

RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Blood Year

US post-metal legends Russian Circles released "Blood Year" via Sargent House and left quite a deep mark on the scene ...
MESARTHIM - Ghost Condensate

MESARTHIM – Ghost Condensate

"Ghost Condensate" is one of the finest pieces of music born from Mesarthim's mind, combining black metal and trance in order to best represent cosmic majesty ...
JUSEPH - Óreida

JUSEPH – Óreida

Portuguese post-metal quintet Juseph debuts with "Óreida"; meet the latest discovery by WOOAAARGH floating between Isis, Pelican, and Russian Circles ...
ONCE UPON A WINTER - Pain And Other Pleasures

ONCE UPON A WINTER – Pain And Other Pleasures

Fans of Kauan, GIAA and Mono should never miss Greek post-rockers Once Upon A Winter's third album: "Pain And Other Pleasures" is a sublime discovery, indeed! ...