Tag: 2015

Night – Soldiers of Time

Swedish heavy metallers Night releases their sophomore full length, Soldiers of Time under Gaphals – the same label that brought us the excellent Nocturnalia and Oblivious. But can they live up to the hype that their labelmates, as well as compatriots such as Enforcer and Black Trip have built up?

Valdur – Pathetic Scum

With my focus on the stoner, doom and psychedelic genres, I have lost track of another genre that caught my attention a while back – the filthy, bestial black/death metal style. While Archgoat’s new album was the first album this year of the genre to grab my attention, Valdur’s fourth full length Pathetic Scum does not fall far behind, with the band presenting some of their most brutal material to date.

Behold! The Monolith – Architects of the Void

Architects of the Void is American stoner/doom outfit Behold! The Monolith’s third full length opus, yet regrettably my first encounter with the band. On their brand new release, the band crushes listeners with their heavy brand of thrash and death metal-tinged stoner/doom, breaking out of the tags and labels that one might have applied to them before.

Oblivious – Out of Wilderness

Oblivious [Sweden]
Out of Wilderness
2015
Full Length
Gaphals
Hard Rock

From the same label that brought you the excellent Nocturnalia record, comes hard rockers Oblivious’ third opus, Out of Wilderness. Short and sweet at less than 30 minutes, the band shows off their songwriting prowess and their whole range of influences, sure to please fans old school rock ‘n’ roll.

Fredag den 13:e – Domedagar

Fredag den 13:e [Sweden]
Domedagar
2015
Full Length
EveryDayHate
Crust Punk/Hardcore

As it has already become rather obvious, there has been very few extreme releases this year that has managed to catch and retain my attention for more than a few listens. Just as I was about to give …

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