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.
Mutoid Man’s “War Moans” is unapologetically dirty, rough, and lascivious, and it’s having so much fun that you’ll be swept up in its aggression with a smile.
In this excellent EP, Trevor William Church builds traditional heavy metal that is catchy and fun and leaves us wanting more. Fortunately, there’s more to come.
Andrew D’Cagna’s solo project, Iron Flame, commits his imagination to “Lightning Strikes the Crown” and its stories of mythical creatures and metal avatars. The result is a potent riot.
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.
If listening to metal were archeology, “Evil Aggressor” would ruin your expected evolutionary timeline. How else to explain perfectly mid-80s metal that dates only to 2016? Trust me, you’ve been missing this link.