GIÖBIA – Plasmatic Idol

If you're willing to pay attention, this album can really take you places.

Necrowretch – To Ones From Hell

Respectable death metal with a blackened crust, this should tide you over if you've been hungering for that very thing.

Unbounded Terror – Faith In Chaos

Spain has given us some great death metal bands over the years, such as Teitanblood, Wormed, and Avulsed. Another band that helped found that...

Izthmi – The Arrows of Our Ways

An excellent and impressive debut effort, and already a strong contender for best of the year, despite such an early arrival

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory

Ironflame's third release finds the Ohio-based quintet blending aspects of traditional heavy metal and power metal with more energy and speed behind the drums...

Colosso – Apocalypse

Doesn't tap as much into the possibilities of a four-track concept release about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as it could have, but does deliver more-than-solid songs and suitable panache.

Krvsade – Judgment Day (EP)

Krvsade's own brand of extreme metal shows a lot of enthusiasm. Sadly, that's not enough to make it good.

Tylor Dory Trio — Unsought Salvation

Though prog enthusiasts might want to give this album a listen, it's not a great snapshot of the genre.

Erdling – Yggdrasil

About what you'd expect from a modern NDH album, but without much flair to distinguish it in years to come

Nobody – Gospel of the Goat

Many bands have been praised for treading new ground in a genre. The addition of new elements can revitalize antiquated sounds, while also allowing...

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