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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:25 pm 
 

My bias of sharing the same city as they is in full effect and I’m entirely aware of it, but fans of sludge would do right to check out “Abandoned,” the debut album from Pillärs. Filthy, teeth-jarring grooves and occasional crusty blastbeat breaks, too. Oh, and they’re even fucking heavier live. Worth your time to hear and see if you can.
https://pillrs.bandcamp.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:57 pm 
 

Midnight Force album is fun
https://midnightforce.bandcamp.com/album/dunsinane

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:37 pm 
 

Tribulation and Dalriada delivered, but this Brutal Death Metal album is the highlight so far: Morbid Illusion - In The Crypt of the Stifled. (Favorite tracks: It came back, Maim)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 pm 
 

Man, power metal has really been hitting the spot with me this year: Visigoth's USPM/trad stuff, Legends by Novareign is an excellent display of proggy shit with crazy shredding and great songwriting, I take back what I said about that Frozen Crown album earlier, that thing rules and the new Thaurorod album is pretty awesome too, with familiar yet catchy and memorable songs (MY NAME IS JEAN VALJEAN!)

edit: check out the Crawl/Leviathan split.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:39 am 
 

Apparently one can debate the amount of metal-consistency in this band. And at present it's not enough to grant them a place in the archives.

Setting that aside for a moment, the new album from Oceans of Slumber - The banished heart, is however a really great album.
Male growl mixed with female singing, great riffs and furious drumming makes this album one of the better releases this year for me.
At least upon my first listening through it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:30 am 
 

PvtNinjer wrote:
the new Thaurorod album is pretty awesome too, with familiar yet catchy and memorable songs (MY NAME IS JEAN VALJEAN!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEIMrWIo9Go

Hey, yeah, this is fucking good. Exactly the kind of stuff I would've been enamored with in 2011 and still am now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:31 am 
 

e_ddi_e wrote:
Apparently one can debate the amount of metal-consistency in this band. And at present it's not enough to grant them a place in the archives.

Setting that aside for a moment, the new album from Oceans of Slumber - The banished heart, is however a really great album.
Male growl mixed with female singing, great riffs and furious drumming makes this album one of the better releases this year for me.
At least upon my first listening through it.

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I think their more recent material has been largely metal, so I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually made their way onto the Archives. For me Winter was alright, but a lot of the songs didn't really go anywhere. The Banished Heart seems to show improved songwriting and the lead singer sounds great, but there are some moments where it drones on a little too long. Definitely worth returning to though.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:06 pm 
 

Boethiah - Invocation of the Xenolith

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Death metal with a cavernous feel. Nothing groundbreaking but I like how this one sounds. The guitars remind me of Rotten Sound at times, and the whole atmosphere is pretty dank. Get on it.

https://boethiah.bandcamp.com/album/inv ... e-xenolith
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:01 am 
 

damn the Golgothan Remains album kills
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:44 pm 
 

Avslut - Deceptis
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:21 pm 
 

Boethiah... Elder Scrolls death metal. Siiiiiick \m/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:23 pm 
 

Goatfangs wrote:
Boethiah... Elder Scrolls death metal. Siiiiiick \m/


Better be a Trinimac/Malacath reference in there somewhere, damnit.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:56 pm 
 

theagentcoma wrote:
damn the Golgothan Remains album kills


Dude this fucking ripps. Might be my favorite proper death metal release so far this year. Between this and Suffering Hour last year, I am pretty content on quality atmospheric and riffy death metal thats on the zanier side of things.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:26 pm 
 

Occitanian legion AORLHAC have returned after 7 years of silence with the final piece of their "winds" trilogy titled L'esprit des vents. Excellent and accomplished epic black metal in the pagan style of Belenos, Diamond Eyed Princess, Darkenhöld etc. Easily their best work to date. Out now on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions.

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https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/lesprit-des-vents

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:44 pm 
 

Dooders wrote:
theagentcoma wrote:
damn the Golgothan Remains album kills


Dude this fucking ripps. Might be my favorite proper death metal release so far this year. Between this and Suffering Hour last year, I am pretty content on quality atmospheric and riffy death metal thats on the zanier side of things.


Glad you guys are liking it! Still crazy to see people from everywhere listening to it after having lived exclusively in a garage down here for so long haha
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:31 pm 
 

This Voidhanger record slays pretty hard. Never heard these guys - reminds me of Lockup a little bit.

https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/albu ... f-the-soul

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:10 pm 
 

The new Xenosis album is pretty kick ass!

https://xenosis.bandcamp.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:28 pm 
 

yamanick92 wrote:
The new Xenosis album is pretty kick ass!

https://xenosis.bandcamp.com/

Yeah, I have a physical copy of this album, and I can attest to this. Really solid stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:51 pm 
 

pfk505 wrote:
Occitanian legion AORLHAC have returned after 7 years of silence with the final piece of their "winds" trilogy titled L'esprit des vents. Excellent and accomplished epic black metal in the pagan style of Belenos, Diamond Eyed Princess, Darkenhöld etc. Easily their best work to date. Out now on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions.

https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/lesprit-des-vents


French black metal was my first love in bm and this band sounds fresh and stunning. So much clarity in the instrumentation and production, but still menacing and powerful. This is some amazing shit. Even catchy! Thanks for posting this.

Shoutout to this thread for not letting me down ever. Easily my most visited this year.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:59 am 
 

Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
This Voidhanger record slays pretty hard. Never heard these guys - reminds me of Lockup a little bit.

https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/albu ... f-the-soul


Love this album, though I have to admit it doesn't quite escape the shadow of Working Class Misanthropy for me. That record was just a powerhouse from front to back. This new one's great too, but feels a little 'looser' in the songwriting and the riffs don't have quite as much character. Still, there's not a second of filler, and the riffs are frantic and packed with energy nonetheless. I fucking love the chugs they randomly work in, and Warcrimer sounds like a maniac as always. Great stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:13 am 
 

Dooders wrote:
pfk505 wrote:
Occitanian legion AORLHAC have returned after 7 years of silence with the final piece of their "winds" trilogy titled L'esprit des vents. Excellent and accomplished epic black metal in the pagan style of Belenos, Diamond Eyed Princess, Darkenhöld etc. Easily their best work to date. Out now on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions.

https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/lesprit-des-vents


French black metal was my first love in bm and this band sounds fresh and stunning. So much clarity in the instrumentation and production, but still menacing and powerful. This is some amazing shit. Even catchy! Thanks for posting this.

Shoutout to this thread for not letting me down ever. Easily my most visited this year.


Couldn't check it out myself yet, but good to know it delivers...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:21 am 
 

Unreal Overflows latest album "Latent" has quite some interesting bits:
It is combining Death's TSoP with Kalmah's vocals you could say.

https://greatdanerecords.bandcamp.com/album/latent

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:48 am 
 

Canada's Battlesoul have released what sounds to me (so far...a few songs in) a fantastic, riff heavy folky/power/progressive album


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Russia's Trna have released a great instrumental/atmos/black/post album Earthcult:

https://trnaband.bandcamp.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:18 pm 
 

Checked out the latest Ancst release, pretty meh to be honest. My main issue with it is that the band has an EXTREMELY limited "toolbox" when it comes to songwriting, although they do shine in some spots, Unmasking the Imposters, for example.

Arkheth and Horizon Ablaze, on the other hand, have released some really great material (Arkheth especially).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:35 pm 
 

pfk505 wrote:
Occitanian legion AORLHAC have returned after 7 years of silence with the final piece of their "winds" trilogy titled L'esprit des vents. Excellent and accomplished epic black metal in the pagan style of Belenos, Diamond Eyed Princess, Darkenhöld etc. Easily their best work to date. Out now on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions.

Spoiler: show
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https://ladlo.bandcamp.com/album/lesprit-des-vents

What a fantastic surprise, I thought they were done a long time ago. I also agree with @Dooders' assessment of this album :thumbsup:

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pfk505
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 pm 
 

Hell yes, glad to hear you guys enjoyed the Aorlhac as much as I did. Their older material is quite good but this one is a cut above, they have definitely developed some over the last while. One of my favourites of the year thus far.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:15 am 
 

Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Canada's Battlesoul have released what sounds to me (so far...a few songs in) a fantastic, riff heavy folky/power/progressive album.


Is there a sub-genre this album doesn't hit at some point? I really like the folky aspects of this band, but I feel like they change up the pace so frequently it's hard to really get into.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 am 
 

There are no goregrind parts.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:02 pm 
 

Ataraxy's Where All Hope Fades is a fucking monster! Definitely their best yet, I'd say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZRwJ8fq7pQ

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:34 am 
 

John_Sunlight wrote:
There are no goregrind parts.


That is true.

On an unrelated note, this debut album from Mad Hatter is pretty cool. The band features members of Golden Resurrection and Morning Dwell, but the sound is much more similar to the latter band. Relatively typical Swedish power metal, but its a fun album.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:00 am 
 

Human Serpent - For I, the Misanthropist

https://humanserpent.bandcamp.com/album/for-i-the-misanthropist

Greek two-man band paying homage to the 2nd wave of black metal. Lots of fuzzy, epic-tinged tremolos that took me right back to early Gorgoroth complete with the whole misanthropic feel. Equal parts impressive and nostalgic.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:30 am 
 

frostyj66 wrote:
Human Serpent - For I, the Misanthropist

https://humanserpent.bandcamp.com/album/for-i-the-misanthropist

Greek two-man band paying homage to the 2nd wave of black metal. Lots of fuzzy, epic-tinged tremolos that took me right back to early Gorgoroth complete with the whole misanthropic feel. Equal parts impressive and nostalgic.


I feel like I should have known about these guys a long time ago, that name is very familiar. Going to buy the whole discography. Thanks! :hail:

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Sick6Six wrote:
frostyj66 wrote:
Human Serpent - For I, the Misanthropist

https://humanserpent.bandcamp.com/album/for-i-the-misanthropist

Greek two-man band paying homage to the 2nd wave of black metal. Lots of fuzzy, epic-tinged tremolos that took me right back to early Gorgoroth complete with the whole misanthropic feel. Equal parts impressive and nostalgic.


I feel like I should have known about these guys a long time ago, that name is very familiar. Going to buy the whole discography. Thanks! :hail:


Their prior album, which did get a bit of attention, came out in 2015 amid that crazy wave of Greek black metal, e.g.: Macabre Omen, Katavasia, Acherontas, Ithaqua, Nocternity, so it was easy to lose track of. I still haven't caught up with everything from that scene.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:36 am 
 

Mid-paced OSDM with some doomy bits thrown in. Skillfully done.
https://bloodharvestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/altar-of-decay
So finally I'm up to date on Blood Harvest releases this year. Phew that took a while!

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New Black Royal album Lightbringer out today. Finnish Death Metal. I don't know a whole lot about these guys, but I'm looking forward to listening to this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:27 am 
 

Cacotopia - Centuries of Bloodshed

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Pretty cool black/death. The drumming hits like a machine gun which might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the riffs are cool and there's plenty of nice solos throughout. Worth checking out.

https://cacotopia1.bandcamp.com/album/c ... -bloodshed
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:36 pm 
 

The Noose Rot EP is amazing, solid slab of sick death metal. Too bad it's only 4 songs :(
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Man, I bitched about power metal having one of its worst years in recent memory in 2017 (though after years of not seeing what all the fuss is about, I've been warming up to Unleash the Archers lately), but already right away this thread is showing me a ton of cool shit for 2018. You've seen me gush about Frozen Crown already, but I've already given Thaurorod a few spins and I love that one to death too, and that Mad Hatter album is pretty fun so far despite being the most generic thing I've heard in eons. Fuck, even the new Leaves' Eyes is pretty solid and I haven't liked a single note of that band since the day they debuted. I don't know what happened, but the more melodic styles of metal have absolutely stepped up their game this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:54 am 
 

^ I figured you'd like Thaurorod.

Seasons of the Wolf and Solstice are reminding me what's so good about metal. Both of these are basically 100% albums for me. Don't think they will wear off - such great craftsmanship and writing in both.
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unleash the archers is awful mike and you disappoint me

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