My favorite May album is ARIDUS. Between Galen Baudhuin (sole member) time in INFERA BRUO and present day STREET TOMBS, you know the quality tracks, and this comprehensive USBM debut delivers on the past and more. The tone is dialed and the loins are ablaze with this impressive release, do not miss it!
I am currently enjoying the new SPINEBREAKER EP ‘Cavern of Inoculation Cognition’ (May 5). Feat. members of GULCH and RIPPED TO SHREDS, they pack these 25 mins full of riffs and the thunder I crave (allow me to demonstrate!). It’s a death metal treat certain to please any TOMB MOLD fan.
I am currently enjoying the new ECTOSPIRE ‘Formless Horrors’ EP. With eerie synths and the thunder I crave (allow me to demonstrate!), this is a super fun death metal listen and a perfect fit for the Transylvanian Recordings roster.
Listen to ‘Formless Horrors’ at Bandcamp (Transylvanian Recordings)
I am currently enjoying the new BASTARD GRAVE album. In the midst of riffs that MOVE (allow me to demonstrate!) they also plant some eerie bits, and it is totally my death metal q-zone. If you enjoyed last year’s Phobophilic, get on this right away.
Listen to ‘Vortex of Disgust’ at Bandcamp (Pulverised Records).
My favorite album of February is STREET TOMBS. Appealing to hm2/dbeat death heads and aggressive USBM fans alike, the mid-tempo double kick breakdowns drop out of nowhere to RUMBLE. Allow me to demonstrate!
Listen to ‘Reclusive Decay’ at Bandcamp (Carbonized Records).
FAITHxTRACTOR‘s new death metal full-length may appear “old school” on paper but there are many special moments waiting to be unwrapped. One of these moments occurs at 2:24 on track 2, “Life Abnegation”. Allow me to demonstrate!
Listen to ‘Contempt For A Failed Dimension’ at Bandcamp (Redefining Darkness Records).
That feeling when ULTHA drops the darkwave song on their 2022 black metal masterpiece, All That Has Never Been True. One of my personal favorites from this year. List season is nearing so be sure to give this one a try if you haven’t!