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!
Imagine naming your release “Rehearsal” and it becomes one of the best death dooms of the past decade. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve listened to these same 3 songs, same 20 minutes. This is all they have given us, but we can only hope for more because this band is perfection. Listen here!