In Each Hand A Cutlass - The Kraken

Post 21.12.2015

Instrumental post rock / metal done right. It's been growing on me throughout the year, and I like it more with each spin. It's way better than God Is An Astronaut. It beats even Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's third album which in my case says a lot. The Kraken is good stuff.

Listen at Bandcamp.



Marriages - Salome

Alternative 20.12.2015

If you are familiar with Emma Ruth Rundle's solo work, you might have heard of Marriages as well. Even though the music is different, the genius work is the same only heavier. Caustic, experimental and painfully tormented at times, Salome gets dreamier and dreamier the deeper you reach. It merits repeated consumption and can be quite addictive.

Binge!



Funeral Oppression - The Prisoners Of Life

Depressive bm 19.12.2015

Do you like Nontinuum?

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Picked by: psykometal
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Saurom - Sueños

Happy Hobbit Dance Party Metal 08.12.2015

Garden-fresh, clean as a whistle, immoderately melodic, and soaked to the very strings with the uncomplicated happiness of a halfling who's just found himself in the possession of a wagon full of mince pies. This album is the perfect mash-up of power and folk metal - bright, dramatic, loud, pure, energetic, life-affirming, and boasting especially incredible performances on the parts of the vocalist and folk instrumentalist. Every song is a celebration in itself, and there are a lot of songs.
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Sunless Rise - Unrevealed

First-era CoB 05.12.2015

They're not quite as neoclassical as Children Of Bodom was, but slightly more dynamic. Certainly a good fix for the old-school CoB fanboys/girls looking for a worthy successor to that sound/style.

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Black Tongue - The Unconquerable Dark

Doomcore 28.11.2015

Apparently there's a new "thing" out there now - 'Doomcore'

Deathcore played slower, or down-tempo. Name's actually kinda catchy, and it's certainly less to say than "downtempo deathcore" (if it catches on anyway).

Chugga chugga, mothafuggas!
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Wild Throne - Harvest Of Darkness

Prog 25.11.2015

The Mars Volta runs strong in this one. All in all it's a pretty intense record.

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Odious - Skin Age

'Oriental black death metal' from Egypt 21.11.2015

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YouTube video for single, Dungeon Keys
Picked by: psykometal



Subsignal - The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime

Prog rock/metal 15.11.2015

Subsignal always seem to fly under the radar. But this new album shouldn't. The Marillion influence is strong on this one both musically and vocally. With top-notch songwriting and melodies, stunning vocal lines and well-placed bursts of aggression, The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime shows how resourceful and creative this band is. This album is prog heaven. And the prog is good.
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Mesarthim - Isolate

'Cosmic atmospheric bm' 14.11.2015

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Pombagira - Flesh Throne Press

stoner doom 10.11.2015

Extended, reverb-laden stoner doom jams that just blissfully go on and on. Really enjoyable album late at night.

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Picked by: BitterCOld
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Spelljammer - Ancient Of Days

Stoner doom 09.11.2015

Spelljammer was featured in our Clandestine Cuts in 2012 and now they're all grown up and signed. Check out their debut full-length Ancient Of Days for its fuzzy, spacey, heavy, stonery, doomy goodness.

LISTEN, then buy the gorgeous red vinyl.
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Chaos Echús - Transient

Indecipherable 30.10.2015

Chaos Echús are a prime example of why French metal has gained such a solid reputation for being very forward-thinking and experimentally inclined in the past decade. Typically labeled as death metal or death doom, the creativity with this band doesn't stop there, and they also add in elements of black metal, drone, jazz, psychedelia, and more to their sound. At some points fast and incredibly heavy, at others meditative and transcendent, Transient is a bizarre, polymorphous beast that defies classification, and seems to be nothing more than a full embrace of the power of human ingenuity.

Go have a listen and ponder over the nature of improvisation.

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Major Parkinson - Live At Ricks

Prog gone cabaret gone live 28.10.2015

With Twilight Cinema being one of the best and imaginative albums of 2014 (in my opinion of course), there is just no way you would not want to see this manic band perform this album almost in its entirety live and then do some more. That's right, not just hear but also see it live. Drop whatever series you were planning on watching and have a go at this one instead. This is just so much pure fun!

Watch on YouTube or listen at Bandcamp.
Picked by: Ivor
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Clutch - Psychic Warfare

Hard Rock 24.10.2015

If you find Firebirds and energy weapons interesting, or maybe you're a sucker for witches and have nasty yankee mannerisms, you know--you're not listening to this obsessively yet why? Truly we're living in an age of great Clutch albums.



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