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.
Ascending to a new dimension, Spirit Adrift takes up the mantle of doom from their forebears and presses on into the void with indomitable patience. Tense and release!
In 2017, even traditional heavy metal, complete with dual harmonized guitars accompanying the tales of legendary blacksmiths and magical spellbooks, is still as fun as ever. Dream Tröll evokes their heroes with earnest homage.
In their self-titled, lightning quick debut, Wraith shows what they can do with a minimal approach to crossover thrash, and leaves us wanting more. The mouths of madness are fast and furious!
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.