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INDIFFERENT ENGINE – Proxima

The best aspect of the progressive metal genre is that it can be combined with basically anything and still work very well. Indifferent Engine are a progressive metal band that keep it metal, but add in plenty of punk influence to create a sound that is unique. Their new EP, titled “Proxima” came out on the 11th, and shows off this band’s sound very nicely. “Entombed” opens up this album, and does so with a shorter, faster, and very progressive […]

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NONE – Life Has Gone On Long Enough

I do not know what it is about the depressive black metal scene lately but new albums pop up almost daily and a lot of these bands are making some solid releases. One of these bands is Portland, Oregon’s None which blends a unique mix of both atmospheric and depressive black metal. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is the second album by None, released this year through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The album features eight tracks of organic bleak and […]

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HORRORGRAPHY – Season Of Grief

Greece is no stranger to amazing extreme metal with bands such as SepticFlesh, Varathron, Rotting Christ and Necromantia. Well today we bring you another one to add to the list. Horrorgraphy is a symphonic doom metal band who recently released their debut full length this year on Satanath Records. The band has a unique lineup structure as it is one person doing all instruments and three vocalists including a female soprano singer. Each song is a change as it can […]

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ÆPOCH – Awakening Inception

Progressive death metal is one of my many favorite sub-genres in the extreme scene with killer bands having made astonishing music within the last decade. Meet ÆPoch, a progressive death metal band residing in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and have released their debut full-length Awakening Inception. Musically, this band incorporates technicality and melodic tempo signatures bringing a “Human” or “Individual Thought Patterns” Death-esque era inspired soundscapes with minor progressive layers of old Cynic. The songwriting and experimentation on Awakening Inception is […]

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SILENCE.COLD.ALONE. – Lamentations Of The Falling Snow/Howling

Ambient and atmospheric black metal is some of the most enchanting and eerie of the metal sub-genres and if a band can achieve giving you chills down your spine, then they did it right. Greenland’s Silence.Cold.Alone. has achieved this by releasing their two song album titled Lamentations Of The Falling Snow/Howling. Each track is close to 18 minutes and have every aspect needed in a great atmospheric black metal release. The album starts with the track Lamentations Of The Falling […]

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ASTAROTH INCARNATE – Omnipotence – The Infinite Darkness

Canada is known for all sorts of things from technical death metal to black metal and this time around Astaroth Incarnate plays a unique hybrid of ritualistic, occult and misanthropic style of both melodic black and death metal. This 32 minute EP demonstrates a new boundary from these musicians as the music is not only incredibly sinister and dark but borrows vibes of old school atmospheric passages preferably Dissection and Sacramentum. Everything from the audible instrumentals, production and songwriting is […]

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SUN SPEAKER – Ov Lustra

Sun Speaker are a upcoming atmospheric blackened death metal band from the depths of Phoenix, Arizona. They have created a behemoth like album titled Ov Lustra. I first discovered this band from a good friend of mine on Facebook who recommended them to me and only heard few songs of theirs and immediately right off the bat I was getting the expectations I met. From the beautiful album art to the magnificent production values, this album demonstrates wide variety of […]

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LIK – Carnage

Sometimes, a genre is better in its purest form. Death metal especially can benefit from bands just focusing on being a death metal band, and performing the music at a high level. Lik is a band that does this, and while their music isn’t perfect, it shows just what the genre can be stripped of anything it doesn’t need. Their new album “Carnage” released on May 4th, and is the band doing what they do best. “To Kill” starts this album […]

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PANOPTICON – The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness (I and II)

Meet Austin Lunn, the mastermind of atmospheric black/folk metal band Panopticon. Originally based from Kentucky and now residing in Minnesota, The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness I and II continues where 2015’s Autumn Eternal left off and became one of the most luxurious and well crafted albums I’ve heard from his project. Musically and lyrically, Austin shares his motivation for all sorts of things such as incorporating folk and bluegrass signatures which is something you don’t normally […]

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IN SHADOWS AND DUST – A Fleur de Peau

France’s one man blackened death metal project In Shadows and Dust, have maybe only seen four years as a band but push out some high quality, head bang worthy tunes as if they had been in the scene a lot longer. Started in 2014 by Stephane Thirion, “A Fleur de Peau” is the third full length in his discography and probably the most evolved and creative of the list. 2016’s “Messe Noire” was a great release as well but “A Fleur […]