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.
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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.
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.