Tyr - Hel

Týr – Hel (album)

Release date: 08th March 2019 || Genre: Heavy metal || Label: Metal Blade Týr are just one of those bands who kind of have their own genre. Sure, it’s made up of clear components of others, but they own the end result. With classical virtuosity applied to melodeath, current prog to trad metal, power metal […]

Abnormality - Sociopathic Constructs

Abnormality – Sociopathic Constructs (album)

Release date: 10th May 2019 || Genre: Technical death metal || Label: Metal Blade Well, I couldn’t say Sociopathic Constructs has something for everyone, but by smeg is it intensely intense! In places it reminds me of one of my all time favourite Scottish metal albums, Man Must Die’s No Tolerance For Imperfection. That record, […]

Tyrmfar - Renewal Through Purification

Tyrmfar – Renewal Through Purification (album)

Release date: 22nd June 2019 || Genre: Black/death metal || Label: MTAF Records By mixing some fairly stock (but high quality) black metal, with chunky Swedeath and gothic doom, Tyrmfar have landed a very enjoyable sound. Where others may have opted for a “quiet/loud” approach in order to emphasise the travel of songs, they have […]

The Meads Of Asphodel - Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing

The Meads Of Asphodel – Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing (album)

Release date: 21st June 2019 || Genre: Experimental metal || Label: Godreah Records I feel like I missed something. Some kind of update. The Meads Of Asphodel starting a release with an industrial track? Are my ears broken? Opener, Bug Splat, sounds like two and a half minutes of filthy and furious blackened aggrotech. Although […]

Amulet - The Inevitable War

Amulet – The Inevitable War (album)

Release date: 17th May 2019 || Genre: Classic metal || Label: Dissonance Productions If you can’t get enough of that proper, classic metal sound, Amulet is a band you need in your life. The riffs, rhythms, production, and power are all exactly what it was all about in the early days of the original “new […]