This Month’s Mini Reviews – June 2016

This Month’s Mini Reviews – June 2016

Jul 08

Ever since starting the podcast for this site I haven’t really had much time for reviewing albums, so I’ve decided to start a new monthly column for little bite-sized rundowns that I can put together in the time I have available and present it as sort of a rundown of the releases that grabbed my attention in the previous month.

Review: The Loom of Time – NihilReich

Review: The Loom of Time – NihilReich

Nov 30

Here’s some Aussies who know how to take old school death, black, and doom and make it sound modern. Check out The Loom of Time’s short ‘n bleak new album, NihilReich.

Review: A Sense of Gravity – Atrament

Review: A Sense of Gravity – Atrament

Nov 16

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.

Review: Madder Mortem – Red In Tooth And Claw

Review: Madder Mortem – Red In Tooth And Claw

Nov 09

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.

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Review: Dust Bolt – Mass Confusion

Review: Dust Bolt – Mass Confusion

Jul 24

Party-hardy German thrashers Dust Bolt are back with another platter of old-school thrash. Luckily, these guys mean business enough to step outside the ‘rethrash’ boundaries here and there, making for a fun listen back to front.

Review: Vainaja – Verenvalaja

Review: Vainaja – Verenvalaja

Jun 05

There are good reasons Finland’s Vainaja made it onto this site’s end-year list for 2014 with their debut album, Kadotetut. Now, the mysterious trio are once again cloaking themselves in a mist of meta-fictional folklore and offering an outing of cult-flavored metal in the shape of Verenvalaja, a solid if not especially forward moving album of engaging death and doom.