SikTh - The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild

Wait For Something Wild 17.08.2013

10 years ago today (give or take a few hours) SikTh unleashed upon the world what I still regard as a landmark album for extreme metal. Drawing on metalcore, math metal and progressive metal, they constructed a genre-defying record of unbridled complexity and brilliance which to this day has never, in my opinion, been bettered within its vague stylistic area of music.




Sleestak - Doommantia Volume 2

Doom Stoner Sludge Psychedelic Drone 17.08.2013

A V/A comp with more than EIGHTY participating artists, including Sleestak, Evoke Thy Lords, and, well, eightysomething more. All in all you get more than nine hours of doom, stoner, sludge, etc tunes. Yes. Nine fucking hours of music. Available at bandcamp for a mere $10.

All proceeds go to help to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless... so it's an awful lot of doom for a couple bucks to help a fellow doomster out.
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Marcel Hubregtse



Karnivool - Asymmetry

Alternative / Prog 11.08.2013

I'm just getting acquainted with these Australians but damn if this first meeting with them isn't a spectacular one. A sound mix of influences from Tool, The Mars Volta, and even Dredg works wonders on me. Don't miss out on a good album.

Try "We Are" here.



Mouth Of The Architect - Dawning

Sludge/post-metal 03.08.2013

It's funny how little things can surprise you, how atmospheric metal can be so emotionally brutal. Enter the beautiful darkness that is Dawning. It is both inspired and inspiring.
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Mr. Doctor, wormdrink414
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Control Human Delete - The Prime Mover

Industrial Black Metal 03.08.2013

I'm a fan of neither genre. In fact, I don't like black metal at all. This album, however, appeals to me with its varied songs, its industrial rendition of black metal (or is it the other way around?), its very changing nature. You might even call it somewhat progressive. It is very likely that connoisseurs of either of the main genres will not think much of this release, whether musically or vocally. However, for the very fact that I seem to like it, it might be worth checking out. So, if you are, like me, rather not into this kind of stuff, maybe you'll also find it interesting. Plus, it's got a sci-fi lyrical theme to boot.

Try "New Replicators" or "Shapeshifting."
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R'Vannith, Darkside Momo
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Station Dysthymia - Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out

funeral doom 03.08.2013

Oppressive, dark, s-l-o-w funeral doom with bits of drone here and psychedelia there. And yet another doom album to feature Greg Chandler twiddling knobs. Hopefully you can survive the 34 minute opener.

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Fright Pig - Out Of The Barnyard

Prog 27.07.2013

Starting out as a yet another neo-prog rock album, it goes into full-fledged folk-prog in the second track, and moves on to tackle prog metal for the rest of the album, even taking a stroll in the Symphony X territories. Who are these guys? I've no idea - every one of them a pseudonym. But at some point it's either Russell Allen singing, or someone does a really good impersonation of him. A fun and a good record, albeit a bit disjointed one.

Sample a teaser at ReverbNation.
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Introspekrieg, R'Vannith



Trouble - The Distortion Field

Stoner? Doom? Psychedelic? None of the above? 17.07.2013

They didn't waste those 6 years that passed since "Simple Mind Condition". The new album was worth the wait, even though it's not as great as some of their old releases.



Chthe'ilist - Amechth'ntaas'm'rriachth

Old School Death Metal 10.07.2013

Adramelech, Demilich and Timeghoul may be long dead, but a small group of people dug up the corpses, mixed them together and created a new brand of evil: Canadian Chthe'ilist are here to fuck the elder gods in the ass.

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Church Of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum

stoner doom 27.06.2013

More of the same from these guys, but that's exactly what everyone should want--the groovy sonic curb-stomping Church of Misery lays down is the best thing to throw on as you, hoping to be featured on one of their future albums, plot your future killing sprees.



Crisix - Rise…Then Rest

Some really fun thrash 27.06.2013

Seriously fun...

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Autopsy - The Headless Ritual

Proper Death Metal 25.06.2013

Their best since Severed Survival. Need I say more?

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Lesbian - Forestelevision

Music 24.06.2013

Psychedelic homosexual progressive hipster doom metal. As good as it sounds.




Seeds Of Iblis - Anti Quran Rituals

Anti-Islamic Black metal w/ Middle-eastern flourishes 20.06.2013

These gals and guys are creating quite the buzz with their rather original take on anti-religious black metal. And for this reason they have to hide their identities from their own government in order to avoid being legally decapitated.



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Mr. Doctor, BitterCOld



Sannhet - Known Flood

Post 18.06.2013

Sannhet mesh shimmering Post-metal with loads of periphery noises, static, while occasionally foraying into black metal territory to add oommph.
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!J.O.O.E.!, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor
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