Simply put, The Fallen Entities (out now via High Roller Records) is missing hooks, tasty riffs and a punch in the gut. It’s not to say that Opprobrium have “phoned it in,” but there’s not a lot of substance here.
Flotsam and Jetsam, always on the cusp of thrash greatness, pair up AFM Records and deliver The End of Chaos, an exceptional album that’s their best to date when it comes to technical prowess.
Out today, via Spinefarm Records, Storm the Gates is predictable, forgettable and should be downright offensive to any OG Venom fan.
Out now via Metal Blade Records / Pelagic Records, The Ocean’s eighth full-length album, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic, is more of their same successful formula; dramatic openings, emotional-filled endings, and signature blood curdling barking vocals.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are set to release their new album Wasteland via Rise Above Records so we got all kinds of stoner rock poetic with a Heavy Haiku album review.
If we were to describe Mantar’s new Nuclear Blast release The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze in terms of baseball, we would say that they emphatically knocked it out of the park. It’s searingly brutal.
The short and nasty of it is that this album has enough grit and groove throughout the whole recording while making your ears happy and enriching your soul.
If you are a true heavy metal connoisseur and purist worshipping only those bands that were around when it was a subgenre all by itself, then Cirith Ungol is for you!
The St. Petersberg, Florida natives, with their ears still ringing from their 2015 Demo album, have signed with Prosthetic Records to unleash a punishing half hour upon us all.
The Grinding Wheel consists of 10 well-written thrash anthems. Nothing has “decayed” over the years, that’s for sure.
Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have created a well-rounded, stripped-down Black Metal album just in time for the long and cold winter months ahead….