January 3, 2020 J. Andrew
The high priests of beautiful gloom and sorrow have returned to offer their latest sermon. Check out My Dying Bride‘s “Your Broken Shore” here.
For fans of classic, 80s-style “cassette death metal” in the vein of old Death and Autopsy, San Jose’s Aseptic is your new capital ship.
December 27, 2019 J. Andrew
New York’s Ordeals specializes in a certain kind of darkness. The band’s sound is an entrancing and at times terrifying blend of black metal and death metal.
December 20, 2019 J. Andrew
The cold, grim, dark months are upon us. Prepare for your hibernation with 10 excellent albums filled with riffs, sythns and screams.
December 13, 2019 J. Andrew
Genfærd‘s new song is a melodic and melancholy work of danish black metal mastery from their upcoming new album due out in 2020.
December 6, 2019 J. Andrew
Unreqvited are uniquely talented at keeping their influences intact while still merging them into a cohesive force of blackened melancholy.
November 29, 2019 J. Andrew
Winter Light, a new force in melodic death metal, unleashes their new EP, From Sea to Starless Skies, packed with riffs and growls for days.
November 22, 2019 J. Andrew
What does the author of the new Black Candle book have to bring to the world? Silence. Lies. Lust. Blood. Worship. Ritual. Intoxication.
November 19, 2019 J. Andrew
Castle-metal fanatics, rejoice! The latest excellent offering from Obsequiae is here and streaming in its full glory here at Decibel.
November 15, 2019 J. Andrew
More than any other band, Despised Icon stands above the remnants of deathcore. Check out our Q&A with guitarist Eric Jarrin to see where they stand now.
November 8, 2019 J. Andrew
For anyone wondering what’s going on in the world of punk, Portland’s Frecuencia De Muerte is one of the best bands to watch.
November 1, 2019 J. Andrew
For fans of classic, straightforward darkness ala Amorphis and Bolt Thrower, Vadiat delivers on everything you could want in a death metal band.
October 30, 2019 J. Andrew
If you enjoy the brutality of tech death, but wish you could add some Fear Factory, Godflesh and Nocturnus into the mix: you need to listen to this band.
October 25, 2019 J. Andrew
San Fran’s Lowcaster brings a unique voice to the world of progressive heavy metal: crushing and powerful, but still connects on a deep emotional level.
October 18, 2019 J. Andrew
For fans of noisy and crushing blackened death metal, a Teitanblood album release day for The Baneful Choir is a good day.
October 11, 2019 J. Andrew
Formless Master, a new force in grindcore, will unleash their first round of attack on November 15 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
October 4, 2019 J. Andrew
The Swedish masters of slow, plodding and crushing death-doom return with “The Opening of Dead Gates” off their new album due out on October 25.
September 27, 2019 J. Andrew
The great Obsequiae has returned to guide us through another series of castles and courtyards on “Ceres in Emerald Streams.”
September 20, 2019 J. Andrew
Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.
September 13, 2019 J. Andrew
For those who like their black metal to take them places beyond Earth’s tired atmosphere, Finland’s Vesperith is the band to watch.
September 6, 2019 J. Andrew
Santa Cruz’s Sepsis is here to bring the rot on “Facial Deformities,” a fun, impressive and catchy blast of old-school death metal.
August 30, 2019 J. Andrew
Claiming the throne of what they call “Apocalyptic Metal,” Astaroth Incarnate‘s new song is a storm of symphonic black and death metal glory.
August 29, 2019 J. Andrew
If you like a rich atmosphere that still packs the punch of speed and ferocity, the new offering from Imperium Dekadenz should be your autumn soundtrack.
August 23, 2019 J. Andrew
On their new song and album, WRVTH moves away from the tech and into the haze of atmospheric black metal, doom and post-rock.
August 16, 2019 J. Andrew
Nightfell‘s latest shows a band expertly blending styles together into a creepy, powerful and menacing spell of grit and rage.
August 9, 2019 J. Andrew
Today’s black metal haunting comes courtesy of Zuriaake, a band excelling at both innovation and reverence for the second-wave sound.
August 2, 2019 J. Andrew
Estonia’s Swarn is the latest in a much-welcome line of bands that bring crust, hardcore, death metal and black metal together in excellent style.
July 26, 2019 J. Andrew
Witch Vomit‘s newest offering, due out on August 30 via 20 Buck Spin, is dark, punishing and catchy – death metal made the right way.
July 19, 2019 J. Andrew
Cerebral Rot knows how to do OSDM right in 2019: take a handful of key bands as inspiration, focus on hooks and atmosphere, and keep it filthy and brutal.
July 12, 2019 J. Andrew
Norway’s Svadilfare has the Norwegian black metal sound nailed: raw yet melodic, powerful but not overdone, epic but NOT cheesy.