Idol Ltd. transparent Red vinylSeason of Mist #ad -
Sulphur English LPRelapse #ad -
Death AtlasMetal Blade #ad - Solarcide" Amber Vinyl.
Nightmare LogicSouthern Lord #ad - The second crushing, soul mangling, neck bustin' album from Texas hardcore thrashers: Power Trip. Quite possibly the best thrash album you will have heard in the last decade. Immense, mammoth, massive.
Spiritual InstinctNuclear Blast Americ #ad - I usually don't speak about my darkness in Alcest's music but this time it felt like something I had to do. ". This time i had something urgent to put on the table, " he explains. It's the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album "Spiritual Instinct" finds Neige at his most personal.
I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and that's what I love the most about it. It's darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016's hugely successful "kodama", one thing "Spiritual Instinct" has is riffs, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact - be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin de Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal.
Spiritual Instinct #ad - For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, Alcest has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Some real metal riffs!" agrees Neige.
Manifest DecimationSouthern Lord #ad - 2013 album from texan Thrash Metal crossover lads, for fans of D. R. I, cro-mags & Exodus. Includes 'Heretic's Fork'.
Divided By Darkness20 Buck Spin #ad - The continued evolution of nathan Garrett as a top vocal talent in modern heavy metal shines through amidst the masterful musicianship and huge production value engineered by Sanford Parker. Lazily labelled "doom" by some, the band is in fact the true representation of what modern heavy metal should be, a direct descendent of the widely-appealing arena-filling superstars of the '80s and '90s without a whiff of anachronistic cosplay fantasies.
Flashback to 2017: spirit adrift drop their second album curse of conception via 20 Buck Spin, and it lands at #2 in Decibel Magazine's best albums of the year, a huge step forward following the debut, carving out a sound now patently it's own. Vinyl LP pressing. Astonishingly, this is the band's heaviest and most accessible album to date and will stand as the apex of heavy metal songcraft in 2019.
Divided By Darkness #ad - First single "hear her" pummels with the concise urgency and unforgettable chorus of a vital radio hit, while "Angel & Abyss" has the classic progression that leads from reflective ballad to rapturous anthemic triumph. Among the many stylistic divergences within rock and metal, soul-bearing lyricism, this album understands that there is no substitute for huge ambition, and most importantly the ability of a pristinely penned riff and impassioned chorus to alter hearts and minds.
Spirit adrift's third album divided by Darkness delivers on the promise first revealed on that aforementioned second and then advances far beyond it in every way, achieving a timeless piece for the ages.
Horror LPRelapse #ad - Lp shrink-wrapped.
Wretched IllusionsMetal/Entertainment One #ad - Shrink-wrapped. The band’s blistering new full-length platter, raises the stakes with undeniable and unrelenting anthems like “Bloodlust Contamination, ” “Corroded from Within, ” “World Decay, Wretched Illusions, ” and album opener “Ripping Through Flesh. Each of the record’s ten tracks is a certified ripper, keeping those baseball bat swings coming, over and over.
Creeping death quickly ascended to the top of the modern death metal pile with sheer determination, bludgeoning heaviness, single-minded focus, and breakneck intensity.
Planetary Clairvoyance20 Buck Spin #ad - Somewhere between outer space, inner space and the unseen dark matter in between all space, they've devised an alchemical formula both crushingly oppressive and rapidly expanding outward in every direction. Waking from stasis for the third time in three years, their new record Planetary Clairvoyance is the sum total of knowledge gained and aeons absorbed, concentrated into a single massive tome of arcane wisdom and implausible physics.
With the explosive weight of a collapsing black hole, Tomb Mold accelerate unhinged toward infinite resurrection. Recklessly devouring the world into a vortex of alternate dimensional planes with Manor Of Infinite Forms, Tomb Mold has crashed through boundaries with the impact of an ocean-sized asteroid.
Planetary Clairvoyance #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Like the album's cover art, it exists in a domain of alien anatomical abnormality, malign flora and cold void desolation, warping and deforming the familiar into unknown obscurity. Tracked in canada and then mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk once again, the amalgamation of the huge sound of Manor Of Infinite Forms and the gritty particle chaos of Primordial Malignity come into boundless unity on this latest.