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.

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! ...
DEKADENT - The Nemean Ordeal

DEKADENT – The Nemean Ordeal

In "The Nemean Ordeal", Dekadent interweave atmospheric black-doom metal with positive feelings, in an unusually ethereal and dreamlike sound ...
SICK SAD WORLD - Imago Clipeata

SICK SAD WORLD – Imago Clipeata

Through the fire of Notre Dame. Sludgy post-metal band Sick Sad World try to go beyond Amenra's lesson in "Imago Clipeata" ...
BELZEBUBS - Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods

BELZEBUBS – Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods

JP Ahonen comics are fun indeed but Belzebubs music is pretty serious, instead. Amazing black/death metal and famous guests are featured in their debut album! ...
SPLENDIDULA - Post Mortem

SPLENDIDULA – Post Mortem

In Splendidula's Post Mortem, the voice of Kristien Cools explores a variety of genres and styles, from doom to post-metal, and more ...
ORBITER / ROADOG - Split

ORBITER / ROADOG – Split

These two young Finnish bands will delight fans of stoner, indie and space rock with the quality of this two-song split ...
HANORMALE - Reborn In Butterfly

HANORMALE – Reborn In Butterfly

The "Reborn In Butterfly" unique compositive process resulted in an avant-black metal album as you never heard before ...
DALKHU - Lamentation And Ardent Fire

DALKHU – Lamentation And Ardent Fire

Despite some excesses still to be fixed, the Dalkhu's mix of black and death metal has made decisive steps forward ...
APATHEIA - Konstelacja Dziur

APATHEIA – Konstelacja Dziur

Here's another black metal band from Poland. Will Apatheia manage to succeed with their debut? Is "Konstelacja Dziur" doomed to be forgotten? Let's find out! ...
PREZIR – As Rats Devour Lions

PREZIR – As Rats Devour Lions

"As Rats Devour Lions" takes us back to Dawn and Emperor, but also to death and thrash metal ...
NACHTMYSTIUM - Resilient

NACHTMYSTIUM – Resilient

Four years after disbanding the band, Nachtmystium's comeback "Resilient" opens a new chapter in Blake Judd's life ...
ANGRRSTH - Znikąd

ANGRRSTH – Znikąd

Polish black metal band Angrrsth plays cold and abrasive with a hint of death metal ...
CHTHONIC - Battlefields Of Asura

CHTHONIC – Battlefields Of Asura

Chthonic's melodic death metal comes back to tell us about Taiwan's complicated history, in the prologue to the "Souls Reposed" series ...