2019 Albums

Micro Dose: Blackwater Burial – The Prison Of Belief (Tech Death)

Blackwater Burial have released a solid tech death record with crazy good musicianship. The guitar and bass work here is incredibly technical, but it never feels unnecessary or wanky, everything fits incredibly well. It’s mixed nicely so all the individual layers stand out nicely. The vocals are these low growls with a nice bit of clarity to them. They are brutal and very well performed, but i can make out a lot of the lyrics which is always appreciated. […]

2019 Albums

Micro Dose: Vulvodynia – Mob Justice (Deathcore)

So to end off the week, we have a band I never really saw myself talking about. Yeah, Vulvodynia just put out a really fucking good record. They’re one of the biggest, if not THE biggest name in slamming deathcore. They are super genuine guys, but for some reason the tunes never connected for me, but that has definitely changed with this new album. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Messora – The Door 8.7 (Prog Death)

Progressive death metal is a very underrated subgenre. I think it’s sort of overlooked because it’s pretty hard to classify, I often think of it as all encompassing yet forward thinking death metal. Every year there’s at least one progressive death record that absolutely blows me away. Last year it was Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers Of Nihil, this year it’s The Door by Messora. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Kublai Khan TX – Absolute 8 (Hardcore)

The latter half of the 2010s has brought a savage strain of hardcore to the masses. It’s metalcore tinged hardcore filled with savage breakdowns, fight riffs, and 2-steps galore. It’s been a very nice evolution to the genre, and popularity is at an all-time high with bands like Knocked Loose raking in huge first week sales and Billboard numbers. A front runner in the genre has been the mighty Kublai Khan, or Kublai Khan TX now (they haven’t spoken out about the inclusion of the TX to my knowledge, but I can assume it’s because of legal troubles with an old speed metal band by the same name). I was super pumped for this album. I’ve seen the band live, met their lead singer, own some of their merch, and jam their stuff on the regular. They did not disappoint my sky-high expectations! […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Sugar Wounds – Mechanical Friends (Grind/Gaze)

Like many things in the information age, extreme metal has become over saturated and more accessible than ever. Now, this is a good thing and a bad thing for bands and listeners alike. As a listener, you have access to tons of amazing albums by tons of amazing bands that you would have never heard otherwise, but you’ll find yourself getting bored with certain sounds and styles, things can get redundant. As a band, it’s easier than ever to make and promote your music, but it’s hard to standout in a musical landscape where most things have been done. I will always stand by the idea that generic does not equal bad, however it’s always exciting and refreshing to hear something you’ve never heard before. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: And Hell Followed With – Chimerical Reality 7.8 (Deathcore)

2019 has been a very interesting year for music, but metal in particular has seen a surplus of fantastic releases. Another thing that has characterized the year has been comebacks from artists we never knew we’d hear from again. These have come from the likes of Possessed, Tool, Exhorder, Annotations Of An Autopsy, and now we have a new EP from deathcore band And Hell Followed With. Some of these comebacks have been lackluster in my opinion, but some have been great. This EP falls into the latter category without a doubt. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: The Callous Daoboys – Die On Mars 9 (Mathcore)

You know that feeling when you hear about an album and know immediately that it will be right up your ally? That’s how I was with this new Callous Daoboys record. These guys are an Atlanta, Georgia based mathcore band. Before I get into the album, I wanna preface this by saying, this will not be for everybody. This album is very weird and chaotic. It’s a niche that not everyone will vibe with, and I get that. […]