Latest Reviews

There are way too many records released every week - which one should you listen to? We want to help you by reviewing 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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  • Love Is Red - Darkness Is Waiting

    09 Jun 2021 - Ben
    Melodic Hardcore / Straight Edge

    Nashville melodic hardcore outfit, Love Is Red, return to the fight with their first release in seventeen years. It’s good to have them back again, doing what they do best - kicking doors and settling scores.

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  • Chassm - Falling Forever

    09 Jun 2021 - Thorsten
    Doom Sludge Post-Metal

    Underneath Chassm’s thick, dirty crust of sludge and post-metal one can find a highly dynamic band with lots of virtuously embedded rhythm changes.

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  • Raedsel - Menetekel

    07 Jun 2021 - Simon
    post rock, progressive rock

    A wonderful example of a band with something to say and the ability to back up their message

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  • Nømadus - Dawn of Darkness

    06 Jun 2021 - Pat O'
    Death Metal/Progressive Metal

    Ireland’s Nømadus bring riffs, melody and ferocious vocals to the table. Their blend of “progressive metal” and some old school “thrash metal” and “death metal” is simply huge. Heavy music is back!.

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  • The Sun And The Mirror - Dissolution to Salt and Bone

    05 Jun 2021 - Thorsten
    Doom

    Doom. Folk. Doom. Orchestrals. Doom. The Sun And The Mirror release their full-length debut Dissolution To Salt And Bone. Doom. Noise. Doom. Drone. Doom.

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  • Oslo Tapes - ØR

    04 Jun 2021 - Thorsten
    Krautrock, Electronica, Post-Punk, Psychedelia, Synthwave

    When an Italian Krautrock-trio calls themselves Oslo Tapes and then releases album for album of magical trips between several genres (but none of them is really “metal”) then you might expect them on many labels – but maybe not on Pelagic Records?

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  • DVNE - Etemen Aenka

    03 Jun 2021 - Simon
    progressive rock, post-metal, progressive metal

    A stunning example of how a band can improve on what has come previously. A glorious example of what can happen when you play all the right notes, in exactly the right order

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  • Wilderness of Mirrors - Melancholia EP

    02 Jun 2021 - Pat O'
    Post-Metal/Doomgaze/Instrumental

    Inspired by the 2011 movie Melancholia, Wilderness of Mirrors is a monumental piece of music that is both blistering and fervent, soundly underpinned with grandiose orchestras and rich atmospheric walls.

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  • Iapetus - The Body Cosmic

    01 Jun 2021 - Gene
    Progressive, Melodic, Death Metal

    Revisiting one of 2019’s landmark records!

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  • Non Serviam - Le Coeur Bat

    31 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Industrial-Noise, Avantgarde

    When is it justified to call a band and their record “avantgarde”? When they excel in their own genre? When they are able to mix several styles fluently and effortlessly? When they do not care at all about any limiting expectations set upon themselves by any scene police? In my opinion, it is all of this and more, but one thing strikes out most importantly to me: The will to think without boxes. Just like …

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  • À Terre - Notre Ciel Noir (EP)

    30 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Post-Metal

    When a young band emails you about their EP which you had already heard before and tells you quite shamelessly that they are not here to give anything to you because they have already given everything then that can have two reasons: Either they are over-confident about their EP or they know that their three songs and 20 minutes are simply good.

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  • Grey Aura - Zwart Vierkant

    29 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Avantgarde-Black-Metal

    Sometimes you see a record and you know it - that will be good. Because it reminds you of something. With Grey Aura’s newest record the cover-comparison is clear: The Mars Volta’s The Bedlam In Goliath has just the same colors, and man!, Zwart Vierkant is just as versatile and virtuous as the salsa-core from New Mexico!

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  • Mosara - Mosara

    28 May 2021 - Knut
    Heavy Metal/Doom Metal/Stoner/Sludge

    This is a debut full-length album from a band with seasoned musicians based in Phoenix, Arizona. They elegantly mix heavy metal, stoner, sludge metal and doom metal. It is remarkably well done and the high quality of the recording, mixing and mastering of this album makes it a riveting musical journey.

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  • Revival Hymns - Birth Pains

    27 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Dream-Pop/Shoegaze

    With over a decade in the business Revival Hymns can still forge music that’s majestic and rich in lush, heart-felt atmospherics. Lets have a listen to their beautiful EP Birth Pains

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  • Baulta - Another Second Chance

    26 May 2021 - Wouter
    Post-Rock

    Baulta are back! After a hiatus of almost 6,5 years the Finnish instrumental band released Another Second Chance and if you liked the sound and warmth of their previous releases, you can let out a sigh of relief, you will like this record as well.

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  • Pictures On Silence - dto. (EP)

    25 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Ambient-Post-Rock

    Like many other European countries, France has a vast number of post-rock bands all over the place, but not many have good bands in so many corners and on so many levels. Pictures On Silence are just another example.

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  • The Paper Sea - Shadow Falls

    24 May 2021 - Ben
    Cinematic / Instrumental

    Presenting the debut solo record by LA-based Jared Matt Greenberg (Whale Fall, Charles Atlas, The Rosemarys), where our intrepid hero explores hidden pockets of melody and space to bring something different to the post-table.

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  • GLEN - PULL!

    23 May 2021 - Pat O'
    experimental/avant-rock/stoner-rock

    Berlin based GLEN’s latest album PULL! is a psychedelic and hypnotic instrumental jam, full of driving rhythms and seafaring hooks.

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  • Nadja - Luminous Rot

    22 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Ambient-Drone Industrial Doom

    If Game Of Thrones had been set in a post-apocalyptic location, then this would be the soundtrack to the Dragon Mother running amok in Season 8. Epic!

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  • Hippie Death Cult - Circle Of Days

    21 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Heavy Psychedelic

    Portland, Oregon-based quartet Hippie Death Cult shows how cleverly you can do classic American Rock if you infuse it with some unusual moments that turn the ordinary into the magical.

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  • An Atumn for Chrippled Children - As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes

    21 May 2021 - Knut
    Blackgazee/Atmospheric Black Metal

    This album summons you to an emotional venture into the dark undercurrents of modern atmospheric metal music.

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  • Sȃver/Psychonaut - Emerald Split EP

    20 May 2021 - Simon
    post metal, sludge metal, progressive metal

    This stunning EP showcases the very best of both bands in a glorious exhibition of just what you can achieve in a split record

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  • VOLA - Witness

    19 May 2021 - Sebastian
    Progressive-Metal

    Progressive Metal, Djent, Electronic elements and an ethereal voice. All of this combined make up the music of VOLA from Denmark.

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  • Genune - Inert & Unerring

    18 May 2021 - Gene
    Atmospheric, Black Metal, Neo-Folk

    On their second album as a trio, Genune continues to prod the psycho-social tropes of their ancestral throne; smartly elevates typical Black Metal mores.

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  • Aufhebung - Lament

    17 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Sludge/Doom/post metal

    Aufhebung give us a sound that’s reflective of a world in decay. Beauty lies within the chaos. Check out Lament, the debut release from these Belgian purveyors of doom and gloom

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