The black/death subgenre of metal just doesn’t seem to get much love. Well, there are certainly enough groups to vitalize a scene or sorts, but the style tends to go under most people’s radars from what I’ve seen (other than Behemoth’s contributions, of course – especially after their partaking on the Slayer tour). Even though there are some that have been around for a fair bit, most groups who call black/death home tend to start in the underground, and stay in the underground. Luckily for us, underground metal is the best there is.
Boethiah’s Celestial Gateway EP is out now! A mirage of space-fueled death metal like this should not be passed up for geeks and nerds like you. Out on the Rotted Life label, Boethiah’s got a lot of science-fiction themed contemporaries stacked up against them; read our review below to see how Celestial Gateway stacks up in the space arena.
Hailing from California, Draghkar is one of the state’s many up-and-coming death metal outfits. Their newest release, The Endless Howling Abyss, offers bone-crunching instrumentation while taking an introspective look into the struggles of the human mind.
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Set around a sentient and malefic being destined to destroy the universe with a rage fueled by prior suffering, this second act within the three-part trilogy further discusses the aforementioned supernatural sci-fi tale. Sounds like a death metal theme to me.
Continue reading “One-Man Death Metal Act Engulf Releases His Second EP Titled “Gold and Rust”, Another Piece to His Storyline Trilogy”
Warband, an aptly-titled work serving as a soundtrack to mayhem and other blasphemous activities, is a bold primary release for the young group down in The Lone Star State. While Archangel A.D.’s work proved to be a fair attempt at the current thrash revival, I personally feel as if their style would lean better towards a traditional doom outfit, an idea which will be elaborated upon below.
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Best described as a mix of atmospheric, doom, and experimental, Lampreic Pool is the epitome of the independent solo metal scene. Masterful usage of the guitar and an epic choreography of drums and chord progressions creates a delightful mix of atmospheric musicality. This is exactly something you’d expect to find along your trudges through the murky depths of Bandcamp.
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Watch out for the ten-minute Scandinavian metal attack delivered to your door step in the form of chunky riffs and maniacal screams. Undergang and Gorephilia join forces with a brand new EP, straight from the pits of the underground.
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While written and recorded in honour of a loved one, Remembrance itself honours the musical prowess and innovation of he who mourns. Manny Rodriguez’s blackened bedroom project is an emotive and diverse EP deserved to be welcomed by the warm masses of the black metal fanbase.
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Potion, a stoner/doom/space-rock band from Australia, just unveiled their second release on June 19th titled Women of the Wand. The young trio has only been around since 2017, but don’t let that hinder your visions of their work – this is a phenomenal piece of music.
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