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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  • 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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  • Throat - Smile Less

    15 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Noise-Rock

    Throat from Turku, Finland are back and they command you to Smile Less. Command? Yeah, command! Otherwise you might find yourself with a band at your throat, a fist in your mouth and a few teeth less. Throat and their latest threat are out for you!

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  • Morast - The Palingenesis (EP)

    15 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Doom

    Morast from the West of Germany return after 1,5 years and a line-up change with a first musical sign of life in the form of two songs on another example how exceptional their songwriting is.

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  • Wreche - All my dreams came true

    14 May 2021 - Knut
    Avantgarde Metal/Black Metal/Industrial/Piano Music

    This second release from Wreche will satisfy those of us who want a challenge and reward when listening to innovative music immersed in black metal and extreme metal soundscapes, we who relish multilayered metal music.

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  • Ural Umbo - Roomer

    13 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Drone Ambient Noise TripHop

    This record is something between the John Carpenter-soundtracks (for example Halloween), Jóhann Jóhannsson’s OST for Mandy and the work the two musicians usually compose with their respective main acts, Sum Of R and Dark Buddha Rising. So just the right thing for some bright summer days. Not.

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  • Ennoven - Empty Passes, Silent Trails

    12 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Ambient/Post-black

    Ennoven’s latest album Empty Passes, Silent Trails carries you through mountain passes and deep meandering forests, with his unique blend of ambient and “atmospheric post black metal”

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  • Böira - Cendres ~ Mineral

    11 May 2021 - Knut

    What do we think about when we think about classic Post-Rock? For me what immediately comes to mind is GY!BE and Explosions in the Sky. There are, of course, many other bands we could think of and we could discuss this endlessly. But what if we fuse those two bands and throw in We Stood Like Kings, what do we get? We get the Barcelonan post-rockers Böira´s latest release. A release made in cooperation with the Spanish label Aloud Music, which has a roster of many interesting Spanish bands.

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  • Spoiwo - Martial Hearts

    10 May 2021 - Gene
    Cinematic Post-Rock, Synth Rock, Alternative

    “Contemporary Cinematic Post-Rock rubs elbows with no doubt unsavory late quasi-Industrial Ulver-types. Johnny Greenwood, reporting”

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  • Fyrnask - VII - Kenoma

    10 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Atmospheric-Black-Metal

    A German Black-Metal band searching for their own sound, trying to navigate the traps between The Ruins of Beverast, Ultha and Krater and finally – succeeding: That is Fyrnask as they show on their fourth full-length VII – Kenoma

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  • Dopelord - Reality Dagger (EP)

    09 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Stoner

    Walking the fine between Stoner and Sludge, Poland’s Dopelord once again demonstrates why they are among Europe’s most important Fuzzed Out bands!

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  • Christine Ott - Time To Die

    08 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Ambient-Neoclassical

    French Neo-Classical music is peaking during the pandemic plague which is scaring many of us out of their wits. With this intimate kind of music we might resurrect our sense of lost respectful intimacy without sacrificing our privacy.

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  • Doom Sessions Vol. 5 - High Reeper // Hippie Death Cult

    07 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Psychedelic Stoner

    When Italy’s Stoner, Sludge, Doom, everything-heavy specialist label Heavy Psych Sounds announce a new volume of their 10/10 Doom Sessions-series then you should not expect anything else than breathtaking music to bang your head to or to marvel at.

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  • Where Mermaids Drown - And the raging winds do blow

    06 May 2021 - Pat O'
    post rock

    My French post music voyage takes one more stop off with the deeply melancholic and dynamic Where Mermaids Drown, and their debut album And The Raging Winds Do Blow.

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  • Kollaps\e - The Pandemic Sessions

    05 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Post-Metal

    Scandinavia in general and Sweden especially is simply the birthplace of really good, chunky, sludgey Post-Metal with a bit of an industrial side-note. Further proof needed? Listen to The Pandemic Sessions by Kollaps\e.

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  • Riah / Postvorta - Riahpstvrt

    04 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Post-Metal

    Italy’s finest in Post-Metal team up with their friends and release a split-EP with three tracks – one by each band and one collaborative effort, which is really a highlight for both. And both are still able to highlight their singular skills.

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  • Nordicwinter - Sorrow

    04 May 2021 - Knut

    When Depressive Black Metal becomes inspirational

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  • Zorya - Primeval

    03 May 2021 - Gene
    Atmospheric Black Metal, Blackgaze, Kraut Rock, Indie

    Arising from relative anonymity to assail the underground

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  • Last Agony - The Imminent Slaughter

    03 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened-Hardcore

    Eighteen Minutes. Usually the length of either one longtrack (“Altars of Nothingness” by Rorcal & Earthflesh) or the length of a classic hardcore punk record (18 minutes = 2/3 Suffer by Bad Religion) or as in this case somewhere in between. The Imminent Slaughter is very straightforward in its attitude, but also very gritty in its sound.

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  • When Waves Collide - Chasm

    02 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Post Rock/ Instrumental Rock

    A giant swell of melody and drama makes When Waves Collide’s debut album Chasm an absolute must have for every “post rock” fan out there.

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  • Ludalloy - Sine

    01 May 2021 - Ben
    Shoegaze / Space Rock

    Ludalloy’s debut album has been ten years in the making, which seems to have helped the band craft their schoolyard tunes into a solid tribute to Jangle and Shoegaze.

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  • Hadit - With Joy And Ardour Through The Incommensurable Path

    01 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened Death-Metal

    ‘With Joy And Fierce Happiness Through The Incomparable Path’ – does not sound like a experimental Death-Metal at all, right? But it’s the (somewhat simplified) title of the debut full-length by Varese-, Italy, based duo Hadit. And it is indeed something!

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