Latest Reviews

There are way too many records released every week - which one should you listen to? Why is the new Bruit the best record of the year? Which post-metal record is the dark-horse of the year? Questions that we want to answer - we review lots of records every week and you can also check out a little teaser before reading the whole thing. And if you want to, you can also browse through our archive and have a look at the amazing records you might have missed out on.

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  • Greet Death - New Hell

    08 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Shoegaze

    Whenever you think you got Deathwish figured out, they come along and jump into your astonished face with a band like Greet Death knocking out your teeth with all their silky, spooky softness and then embracing you with tall towering yet whispered walls of sound.

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  • Charlene Beretah - Ram

    08 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Sludge

    Switzerland’s music scene is thriving this year of our lord 2019 – Rorcal, Coilguns, the whole HUC scene and many more. Charlene Beretah from Neuchâtel is one of those bands from the second line of heavy bands to come out of mountainous Switzerland at the moment.

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  • Second To Sun - Legacy

    07 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Black-Metal

    Does the listener need to understand what Black Metal bands scream about? Naturally, one would say that he or she does in a genre unfortunately overflowing with bands from the wrong side of the political scope. In that case, the reader might already skip this review because Second to Sun (nice wordplay by the way) use their native tongue Russian.

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  • Year of the Cobra - Ash & Dust

    01 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Stoner-Doom

    Duos without either bass or guitar have been a thing in the music scene for quite some time, some immensely popular like the White Stripes, some less like Two Gallants, yet there seems to be something about the combination of drums with one of those two that is appealing to a lot of musicians.

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  • Frail Body - A Brief Memoriam (EP)

    01 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Screamo

    There are labels and there are well-run labels, and then there are those two or three handful of labels that really excel at what they do, making it possible to employ people and still release a bunch of records of the highest pedigrees.

    The mini album “A Brief Memoriam” by Frail Body is proof that Deathwish Inc. is one of those handfuls that are able to gather a loyal following by representing a certain sound, aesthetic, ideology – you name it; they have a hand for picking unknown bands that fit their soundscope, giving them time and creative freedom and then incorporating their ideas into a catalog like no other. Frail Body from Rockford, Illinois, is a young trio that promises to follow in the footsteps of bands as diverse as Orchid and Touché Amoré with their modern wavey form of screamo, adding a shade of harshly, blasted and yet suffering, angsty hardcore to a flawless list of releases.

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  • Byzanthian Neckbeard - Minaton

    01 Nov 2019 - Thorsten
    Sludge

    Byzanthian Neckbeard has all of it and that is a good thing for all Sludge fans because those riffs will carry the band far with all its doom and gloom and stoner and… well, you get it! Sludge on!

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  • Törzs - Tukör

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Post-Rock

    Mountain men mambo. Caveman cha-cha-cha. Those stupid terms can hardly be used more adequately than when describing Törzs’ new album, with a wink of an eye. Why? Later, for now let’s talk about the music itself.

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  • Timelost - Don't Remember Me For This

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Grunge-Shoegaze

    A duo, that sounds completely unlike the other bands the two guys usually play in, revives two genres from way back in the 90s - Grunge and Shoegaze, rather unusual combination.

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  • Throatsnapper - About The Dead

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Sludge-Metal

    Consouling Sounds + Belgium = modern hard music. Throatsnapper is the exhibit to proof this theory.

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  • The Kompressor Experiment - 2001

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Post-Rock

    Switzerland again - BUT! this time no metal-band but an interesting Post-Rock-act called The Kompressor Experiment.

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  • Process Black - Countdown Failure (EP)

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Noisy-Hardcore

    Legendary guitar hero Aaron D.C. Edge has yet another project to still his insatiable strife for releasing music with numerous bands and giving each outfit a significant style.

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  • Mur - Brutalism

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Industrial-Metal

    Over the years, the boundaries between genres have vanished more and more. Some think that is not good and try to remain pvre and trve to their roots, which should be tolerated. As long as nobody gets hurt for it. Others think that it’s good to cross boundaries and explore new genre-blending possibilities.

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  • John Malkovich! - Hyenaeh!

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Post-Metal

    Some bands are hard to get a grip on and John Malkovitch! from Italy is one of those because their post-rock-influenced instrumental metal is nothing new, admittedly, but there is something about these tracks that makes you want to listen to them again – one of the better signs for any record.

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  • Consumer - In Computers

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Post-Electro-Metal

    A side-project to die for by one part of Have A Nice Life releases an impressive record.

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  • Botanist - Ecosystem

    25 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Green-Metal

    Green Metal = Black Metal with a focus on the importance of all plants on this wonderful planet.

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  • Xoth - Interdimensional Invocations

    18 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Tech-Death

    How fast can laser beams travel on a guitar neck? Well, ask these guys in Xoth!

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  • Hegy - We Won't Make It Home

    15 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Instrumental-Blackgaze

    Another enchanting Hungarian post-metal/post-rock band releases a highly recommendable record in October 2019.

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  • Opium Lord - Vore

    11 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Noise

    Well, well, well – if it ain’t the birthplace of it all, Birmingham?

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  • Juggernaut - Neurotique

    11 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Psych-Prog-Post-Rock

    When in Rome do as the Vandals, an old idiom says which implies that you turn everything topsy-turvy and leave no stone untouched. Believe or not, this could also be applied to Juggernaut’s third album Neuroteque which was released recently.

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  • Arx Atrata - The Path Untravelled

    11 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Atmospheric-Black-Metal

    Agalloch, Saor, Winterfylleth, Panopticon – the list of role-models is long and seemingly endless when it comes to atmospheric black metal bands nowadays. The list of their successors maybe even longer.

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  • Ultha - Belong (EP)

    07 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Black-Metal

    Cologne’s best ever (!!!) in Black-Metal are returning with an epic EP that blows your mind and soul. It seems as if this one is their last release, but there could not be a better way to say goodbye!!!

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  • SIBIIR - Ropes

    04 Oct 2019 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Hardcore

    SIBIIR are from Norway. They like black metal. And Siberia. So what kind of music do you expect? Doomy, glistening sounds? Or explosive, harsh shredding? Well, SIBIIR are neither, performing neither doom nor chaos.

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  • A//tar - Hallowed

    06 Sep 2019 - Thorsten
    Grunge-Sludge

    The Pacific Northeast of the USA. Home to early metal and grunge and blackgaze. Sometimes home to some at the same time. A//tar (pronounced Altar) is a good example of such a combination building their sound on equal foundations of blackgaze and grunge.

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  • Burden Limbs - There Is No Escape (EP)

    04 Sep 2019 - Thorsten
    Dark-Harsh-Indie

    A dark, shadowy and sometimes painful EP by British indie-rock-hopefuls Burden Limbs.

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  • The Fifth Alliance - The Depth Of The Darkness

    30 Aug 2019 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Sludge

    Breda’s The Fifth Alliance seems to be set out for another awesome release, “The Depth Of The Darkness” surely sounds promising!

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