Many full moons ago, we announced our collaboration with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection found both online and in store to help keep your witching season filled with the latest extreme titles from all across the metal landscape. This month’s appropriately cryptkeeping collection corresponds to the issue with Gatecreeper on the cover, and can be found in its entirety here. Or, head directly to the f.y.e. location nearest to your Samhain celebrations to make sure you have some new titles to scare away the souls of the dead looking to return… or some annoying neighbors who want to crash your Halloween party. Whatever.
Anyway, an appropriate place to start is most certainly Horror, the recent blood-splattered ninth LP from the Californian death/grind goremonger Exhumed. Similarly appropriate for the season is the suitably spooky In Cauda Venenum from Swedish prog masters Opeth, the fearsome Dawn to Fear from Swedish post-everything destroyers Cult of Luna, and the uh, grave, Heart Like a Grave from Finnish melodic death maestros Insomnium.
For those looking to fill the proverbial candy bags with newer bands, standout titles include Sorxe‘s post/sludge sledgehammer Ark Burner, Gif from God‘s genre-defying Approximation of a Human, and Snow Burial‘s recently-released sophomore LP Ostrava.
Vinyl enthusiasts have an appropriately Halloween option with an exclusive opaque orange variant of the 1998 symphonic black metal classic Cruelty & the Beast from Cradle of Filth. Not to be missed, and perfect for any costumed/gothic/vampyric/even reasonably spooky celebrations.
You can check out the full list of gatecreeping titles here, or to skip the shipping and get these titles immediately to make sure you have them in time for the end of the harvest season, head straight to the nearest f.y.e location.