ZaRRaZa – Rotten Remains

Well-executed brutal death metal that, while good, is not exactly pushing the genre forward.

Bednja – Doline Su Ostale Iza Nas

A promising debut by a newcomer to the black metal field.

Abest – Bonds of Euphoria

A great performance of dark, sludgy post-metal.

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Cattle Decapitation continue to evolve as a band on their latest release, which is their most melodic and atmospheric yet

Façade – The Eternal Dance

A thoughtful and intriguing work, with a well-executed mix of brutalism and hope

King Satan – I Want You To Worship Satan

There are a lot of great industrial metal bands out there. King Satan aren't one of them.

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For

Avatarium's own brand of doom/psychedelic metal continues to deliver a great punch. At the same time, in this, their first post-Edling album, the band also tries to explore new sounds, with mixed results.

Leprous – Pitfalls

An unusual but interesting work, with plenty of details to sift through and examine over multiple listenings

Arctos – Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands

Discovering melodic/symphonic black metal was quite a revelation for me, especially considering that the bands that got me into black metal in the first...

Cleric – Serpent Psalms

After parting ways with Tofu Carnage Records, the label on which they released their debut, the Dallas-born group of Cleric have resurfaced with a...

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