Paris’s Wreck Plus is back with a single, teasing their upcoming 2019 album while evoking the best things about traditional heavy metal. Throw out the clutch with these two fun tracks.
In this experimental, two-track album, drums and saxophone prove that musical economy can be as shocking as anything played through a distortion pedal. The new wave of Dutch heavy jazz is cresting!
In exquisite production, Argus evokes the greats of traditional heavy metal with their own version and vision of the musical architecture, which involves just a touch of doom.
Prog outfit Pain of Salvation paints the story of band leader Daniel Gildenlöw’s brush with death as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria. The results are existential, exacting, and excellent.
Have your neck braces ready. Nightmare Logic, Power Trip’s sophomore effort, is truly modern thrash, indebted to the genre’s giants and infused with their glorious energy.
On an album full of anthems, Satan’s Hallow creates a vision of traditional heavy metal that is both exciting and exemplary. This is the contemporary Platonic ideal of trad!
King Woman’s post-metal exploration of doom is a ticket to hazy and strange musical landscapes. It makes no apologies and takes no prisoners in its quest for catharsis.
The greats of thrash would be proud of Tyranex’s “Death Roll,” the rare album that imparts G-forces to the listener with its blazing speed and blistering riffs. Not for the faint of heart.