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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...