Although cemented in the tech death camp, Aenimus’s Dreamcatcher, out now via Nuclear Blast Records, shows that incorporating groove and rhythm into their music creates new a new direction worth exploring.
The eleventh album in Evergrey’s career, The Atlantic (AFM Records), is a return to form for the Swedes, showcasing the band’s ability to meld beautiful music with a vibrant emotional vulnerability.
Melding elements of power and progressive metal, Infinita Symphonia’s third album, Liberation (out now via My Kingdom Music), is a compelling listen that pays off at the very end.
Chthonic’s newest album, Battlefields of Asura, ties together the events of their past four recordings to create a cohesive narrative that discusses the nuances and intricacies of rewritten history and activism. In this longform article, we explore the mythology and history which is interwoven in their lyrics.
Fórn 's highly anticipated full-length Rites of Despair revels in its highly experimental nature while also staying true to their sludge roots. Out now on Gilead Media.
Out via Relapse Records, Diluvium, Obscura’s fifth album, closes their four-album run with a balanced blend of progressive composition and technical mastery that continues to impress the most hardened listener.
Dramatic and infectious, Crossing Eternity’s debut The Rising World, out via Rockshots Records, is an impressive yet humbling experience for even the most jaded music listener.
Blurring sensuality and surrealism, Kontinuum’s new album, No Need to Reason, out via Season of Mist, creates a warm, inviting atmosphere that belies its post-metal foundations.
Lesser Glow’s debut Ruined via Pelagic Records not only mixes melodic hardcore with noisy post-metal that can be steered in any direction, but also brings you right in the middle of their vast soundscape.
Filled with jazz, black metal, and psychedelia, 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker)’s 一期一会 (For This Time Only, Never Again) is a musical feast for the senses.
Herephemine, The Ever Living’s debut album, is a pulsing, living organism with a beautiful soundscape that straddles the line between post-metal and experimental doom.
Asphodelia brings the death-life dichotomy and the afterlife to the forefront in their debut album, Welcome Apocalypse.
With The Shadow Theory, Kamelot continues the story started in previous effort Haven while also injecting new elements in their brand of power metal.
With Cracksleep, Eldritch brings the horror of insomnia alive with their fantastic blend of progressive/power metal.
With Beloved Antichrist, Therion combines its penchant for classical music with its metal identity, with mixed results.
With Reminiscence, Empress shows a penchant for experimentation in their blend of stoner and sludge metal.
Ektomorf's new album, Fury, shows that simplicity is, sometimes, the best way to have a good time.