In a tight half hour, Legionnaire showcases glorious harmonized guitars on top of a thrumming rhythm section that recalls some of the best of traditional heavy metal.
The next time you find yourself thinking about the vastness of space and other enigmas of the universe, or if you simply want an appropriate soundtrack for self-abnegation, Spaceslug has you covered.
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.