In the coldness of winter, a trick for raising body heat is to headbang to heavy metal. True story, it’s why so much metal comes out of Scandinavia; there’s a constant demand for fresh neck wrecking music. Good thing this episode has some Swedish representatives in it, along with Russia, Germany, USA, Australia, and Finland. Cruise through the playlist for cover art and links to all the bands played.
This week’s episode has a nice, heavy arc from hardcore to modern melo-death, to doom and death, and finally finishing off on a blackened note from bands hailing from the US, Germany, Chile, China, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, and Canada. As usual, all the music played is new within the past 2 or 3 months, so use the playlist to check out the bands’ new releases and merch.
It’s no hyperbole to say there’s too little time to listen to all the new metal out there. And with only one hour a week on this show (I really need to push up that runtime, huh?) I can only give you people the barest taste of the current loudness available out there.
Seattle progressive metallers A Sense of Gravity are finally back with their sophomore effort, Atrament. Their debut was a hard act to follow, but the band focused in with laser precision on what they wanted to do and delivered a ferocious and technical assault of the senses.
After a long wait of seven years, Norwegian progressive doom band Madder Mortem have returned with a new album. ‘Red In Tooth And Claw’ is an appropriate title for a band showing themselves to still be out for blood. Dark, weird, and heavy music is always welcome.
Hooray for reviews!
Here’s episode 31 of our weekly heavy metal podcast. This is an ugly one, but ugly in the good horns-up sort of way. This week’s bands are almost all either blackened, deathened, or somewhere in between, hailing from the likes of Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, US, Finland, Serbia, Italy, and Poland.
The big three oh. There’s nothing special planned, just another hour-long block of great new heavy metal. I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyway, at least not anymore than I already do when people tune in expecting an interesting personality. So none of that this week, just killer music from the US, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the UK. The playlist below has the cover art and links to all the bands, so get looking and clicking; it’s all new releases as usual so support underground metal and maybe even open that wallet.
Just as the lame episode titles will never stop, this show too shall never end. At least not until bands stop making loud ugly music for me to play for everyone. And this week’s loud ugly music makers hail from the US, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, and France.
Here’s your weekly hour blast of new metal from all corners. I really need to bump this thing’s runtime up a bit; as metalheads I’m sure you’re all quite familiar with the old adage ‘Too Much Metal, Not Enough Time’. But then again, the ‘reviews’ part of Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast has been a little more lacking of late, so… priorities I guess.
As the title says, there’s some headbanging to be had this week. Not that there isn’t every week I do these podcast things, but I thought I would stress the point for once. If you listen to this show at work or on the bus, don’t be afraid to get the neck muscles moving. If anyone looks at you weird just yell SLAAAYER! at the top of your lungs; someone will understand.