Even if you’re not the least bit interested in the adventures of the world’s premiere Viking-themed melodic death metal band, 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm is a rockumentary the way it’s meant to be done.
In all honesty, if you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Rites Of Spring played breakneck thrash covers of primitive skate punk while sampling serial killers, this is it.
There’s a greater darkness at work on Doomed’s 6 Anti-Odes To Life, as funeral doom adds another superb band to its roster.
Coffin Birth by Extremity is a genuinely confident, powerful, thought-out example of death worship, and one that’s unquestionably worthy of your time.
If you’ve had even a passing interest in one of the most important heavy bands of the last 30 years, or just want to hear Neurosis playing very, very fast, go and check out Pain Of Mind.
Weed Demon have shown themselves to be a very competent stoner band – even if that description sells them a bit short – and Astrological Passages sets just the right tone.