1. Krypts, 2. Amorphis, 3. Wintersun…
Music labeled simply “death metal” can often be characterized as traditional death metal, or old-school death metal. This generally refers to the sound championed by early death metal icons like Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Entombed, etc.
This band has been my favorite discovery lately. Sentient Ruin has been on fire with the hot releases for a while. This one’s special among… Read More »Labored Breath – Dyspnea [Blackened Dissonance]
Who would have guessed Olympia, Washington would give us not only Wolves in the Throne Room, who never seize to impress me, but also this slab of perfect death metal known as Mortiferum?
Novae Militiae are on my growing list of bands who play the “evil” card perfectly, properly avoiding doing anything too traditionally, unless we count the tradition of blasting the listener into submission, with technical precision and free-flowing style. I’m impressed.
The longer it takes for everyone else to discover this album, the more I like it. This is one of the best tech-death metal albums in recent years, in my opinion, and I hope the band continues doing what they’re doing here.
The quickest and dirtiest way to describe WRVTH is progressive extreme metal, a bit like a slowed-down Fallujah with more nods to hardcore and post-rock, and less nods to traditional prog metal. The songs can all be accurately described as “progressive” or “progressive metal”, but forgetting all of that, the songs flow easily throughout the album, with enough variety to allow an enjoyable listen from start to finish…
The epitome of death metal perfection. We love Krypts.
Spectral Voice is one of those bands that is both slow and fast. Importantly, they’re always crushingly heavy. My favorite moments from Spectral Voice, as a biased blast-beat fanatic, are when things get fast. The doom parts are also very enjoyable, convincing me to “give the doom side a chance” when I’m usually…