With songs structured like the rise and fall of Fertile Crescent societies, Death Rides a Horse gives us an album of desperate, doomy honorifics, laced with varied influence and singular in purpose.
A power metal, glam metal, and punky graveyard smash, “Walpyrgus Nights” is upbeat and catchy in that way that only comes from a deep love of musical excess. Extra cheese, please.
Tour the abyssal plains with Benthic Realm’s self-titled EP as your soundtrack. This is crushingly gorgeous doom, unadulterated by artifice.
No, that’s not a Muppet metal band fronted by Sweetums. That’s the best of Bavarian thrash. “DressAge” is destined to become a classic of the genre.
Saor brings us the marriage of atmospheric black metal and Celtic folk metal on a focused and purposeful album that calls forth Scotland’s traditional instruments and poetry.
A descent into a chthonic realm of ambition and death, Conduit arrests us in its warped sense of time and color. King Goat brings agility to doom.
A study in economy, Face of the Unknown demonstrates that tight songwriting and purposeful composition are Prayers of Sanity’s greatest strengths. Thrash riffs for days!