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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:33 pm 
 

For fans of Immolation, Hate Eternal and Belphegor, out this Friday:


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doomicus
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:12 pm 
 

Picked up the new Herzel album, "Le dernier rempart". Can already tell it's a special one. Really carries that classic french heavy metal torch proudly. Fans of Sortilege, High Power, ADX, Steel Angel, Blaspheme ect ought to give it a go. Has some really personal and unique touches to it too in the songwriting. Lots of passion.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:15 pm 
 

Sepulcros just put out their debut Vazio a few weeks ago. It's a pretty strong death/doom record that borders on funeral doom at points, worth a listen if you're into those subgenres.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:44 pm 
 

doomicus wrote:
Picked up the new Herzel album, "Le dernier rempart". Can already tell it's a special one. Really carries that classic french heavy metal torch proudly. Fans of Sortilege, High Power, ADX, Steel Angel, Blaspheme ect ought to give it a go. Has some really personal and unique touches to it too in the songwriting. Lots of passion.

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'Le Dernier Rempart' is easily my favorite heavy metal album so far this year!

Lunar Shadow's 'Wish to Leave' which was released last week is another good album worth listening. It's heavy metal but also infuses other influences like goth/heavy rock,
think In Solitude, Unto Others (Idle Hands). Either way, it rules!
https://lunarshadow.bandcamp.com/album/wish-to-leave

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:59 pm 
 

The new album from The Stone is pretty solid:


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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:13 am 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
The new album from The Stone is pretty solid


Personally, I would call it a superb addition to their discography. Really liking the guitar work, it's majestic in a way.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:26 am 
 

The new Rapture album is killer, some great death/thrash from these guys and a strong follow up to Paroxysm of Hatred:


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Pincushion
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:43 pm 
 

snarg wrote:
Udånde - Life as a Purist
https://udande.bandcamp.com/releases

Got this rec from Afsky, which was one of my favs of last year and it sounds amazing. The only album I've heard this year that would stand a chance to contend for a top 10 spot in my 2020 list.

https://cvltnation.com/experience-the-l ... -a-purist/

I believe I added this to my playlist based on your post here, so thanks for the recommendation! It's definitely one of the best albums I've heard this year.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:00 am 
 

The new Witchseeker album is some great heavy metal from Singapore.


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:21 am 
 

The new Perennial Isolation is some of the best atmoblack I've heard this year:


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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:09 am 
 

This new Salqiu album has been on constant replay since yesterday. Intense, experimental stuff with strange ominous atmospheres and rooted strongly in black metal.

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ColdBecoming
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:36 pm 
 

Just discovered this little beauty, for fans of Plebeian Grandstand

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:14 am 
 

Pretty cool little death metal EP. Intense, osdm-tinged and dynamic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W4m790atFA

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:47 pm 
 

This is a pretty cool EP, a mix of old school and modern approaches to death metal. The band includes current and former members of Wake.

https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/malignant-deviation

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:04 am 
 

The two Morbid Sphere demos are fantastic. Black/death metal.

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https://morbidsphere.bandcamp.com/album/demo-i

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https://morbidsphere.bandcamp.com/album/demo-ii

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:02 pm 
 

For those into death/thrash, the new Steel Bearing Hand release is well worth checking out. It's not strictly death/thrash, they throw in elements of black metal, doom (this closing track is 12 minutes long) and even some traditional heavy metal. If you're into bands like Deceased, these guys are not far off.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:05 pm 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
For those into death/thrash, the new Steel Bearing Hand release is well worth checking out. It's not strictly death/thrash, they throw in elements of black metal, doom (this closing track is 12 minutes long) and even some traditional heavy metal. If you're into bands like Deceased, these guys are not far off.


I still have to check this but that logo looks like three different bands put together.

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ThePoop
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:48 am 
 

Daysbetween wrote:
Krallice - Demonic Wealth

First listen on Bandcamp and it's different (as usual) but really good.

Shad_ wrote:
I can definitely relate to the feeling that their releases lately are more like experimental jam sessions than planned albums, which is weird because the early ones had such a keen progression. If you swapped two tracks on Diotima, it could break the album. If you swapped two tracks on a newer one, I honestly might not notice.

But I look at it like these dudes gave me four of my all-time favorite albums in a span of five years and I can hardly fault them for continuing to have fun together after that initial spark of inspiration fizzed out a bit. I guess I go in with fairly low expectations and enjoy the basic fact that they're still making music? Given more extended repetition, I don't see Demonic Wealth pushing a competitive spot on my 2021 list, but I definitely got a kick out of the weird approach they took on it. Mass Cathexis kind of left me going what are you even doing anymore.

I gave Demonic Wealth a listen, and kind of left feeling similar to Shad_ here. It definitely defied my expectation for what I thought I'd get from a Krallice album. They're always deconstructing black metal and Demonic Wealth is more evidence of that, but it has some of the most "traditional/raw" sounding black metal moments in Krallice's discography, but also some of the most musically eclectic and bizzare moments too. I'm just glad to feel some excitement (however minor) to a new Krallice record. The debut is an all-timer for me but prior to the new one their output since has been a linear trend of getting worse.
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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:14 pm 
 

AcidWorm wrote:
Demiser - Through the Gate Eternal

Blackened speed/thrash done really welll. Very riffy, tight, and perfect production. This should be on a lot of end of the year lists for thrashers.

This is fuckin awesome! Early days, but I'd say there's a definite chance Demiser will end up in my top 10, they've just gotta release it on CD.

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Pitiless Wanderer
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:31 pm 
 

That Steel Bearing Hand is quite good! Thanks for that!

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MeltedFace
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:02 pm 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
For fans of Immolation, Hate Eternal and Belphegor, out this Friday:



Been enjoying this one since it came out, I love how "dense" the music feels.

MetlaNZ wrote:
AcidWorm wrote:
Demiser - Through the Gate Eternal
Blackened speed/thrash done really welll. Very riffy, tight, and perfect production. This should be on a lot of end of the year lists for thrashers.

This is fuckin awesome! Early days, but I'd say there's a definite chance Demiser will end up in my top 10, they've just gotta release it on CD.



I've listened to this one quite a bit as well, just a fun album to blast at 11.

Kalaratri wrote:
For those into death/thrash, the new Steel Bearing Hand release is well worth checking out. It's not strictly death/thrash, they throw in elements of black metal, doom (this closing track is 12 minutes long) and even some traditional heavy metal. If you're into bands like Deceased, these guys are not far off.



You have my attention with the description and linked music, will definitely check this one out!


The new Stortregn is very very good. Melodic Black/Death Metal with a ton of technicality.



Sarmat released a helluva Black/Death Debut. I hear some mid 2000s Behemoth influences but with a Post-Apocalyptic flavor. There's a lot of repetition in the songs and in the album as whole, makes you want to chant along with it.



Now this one is pure guilty pleasure that I almost didn't give a chance to. Death Metal with some catchy grooves and breakdowns but manages to retain the important Death Metal qualities. Silly band name, silly album cover, and simple songs. But it's catchy as fuck.


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MetlaNZ
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:19 pm 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
For those into death/thrash, the new Steel Bearing Hand release is well worth checking out. It's not strictly death/thrash, they throw in elements of black metal, doom (this closing track is 12 minutes long) and even some traditional heavy metal. If you're into bands like Deceased, these guys are not far off.


This is some good stuff.

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SleepingStar
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:06 pm 
 

Surprised to find out that Nazxul have released a new album - only twelve years since their seminal release Iconoclast - it kinda carries on from where they left off though less of the symphonic elements.
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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:05 pm 
 

If anyone's looking for new music in the vein of Angelcorpse, check these guys out. Chason Westmoreland (ex-Hate Eternal) handles the drums here.


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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:06 am 
 

Apparently Steel Bearing Hand is a hit and Kaltari may have unearthed a new cult favorite for this board. That album was great, even better than I expected.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:04 pm 
 

I'm listening to this right now, pretty good atmospheric black metal with a bit of a pagan vibe mixed in.


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:31 pm 
 

Another album I just discovered, black/doom on the melancholic side.


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:33 pm 
 

The new Wandar album is pretty damn great.


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thewrll
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:29 pm 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
Another album I just discovered, black/doom on the melancholic side.




Thanx for this, will have to chew on this, love me black mixed with doom.

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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:55 am 
 

The new Haunt is some pretty damn catchy stuff. Despite the fact that Trevor William Church pumps out albums at a ridiculous rate (and this one being a solo effort) all of his output is still solid for the most part.


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:15 pm 
 

More great blackened thrash courtesy of Japan's Evil.


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Kalaratri
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:40 pm 
 

For those into French and Icelandic black metal:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:26 am 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
More great blackened thrash courtesy of Japan's Evil.


Indeed! I had Rites of Evil as one of the best, if not the best, album of 2017, and this isn't any worse. It might just be me, but I find their brand of Sabbatical metal to be close to perfect and they really carry the torch of 90's Sabbat in a fine way. It's just gorgeous.

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snarg
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 am 
 

Kalaratri wrote:
For those into French and Icelandic black metal:




This it excelent, top shelf rec, thx a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:25 pm 
 



My top album for this year, so far. Fucking incredible.
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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:50 am 
 

Off-beat insane prog death from India. Hannes Grossmann on drums and a bunch of other guests.

https://moralcollapse.bandcamp.com/

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:04 am 
 

Absolute beast of a brutal death metal album for all the snare addicts out there. With this and the new Ecchymosis album good things seem to be happening in Thailand at the moment.

https://shownomercyrecords.bandcamp.com ... e5Ro6BOixU

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:28 am 
 

hallowed78 wrote:
Off-beat insane prog death from India. Hannes Grossmann on drums and a bunch of other guests.

https://moralcollapse.bandcamp.com/

This sounds cool, thanks.

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Demon Fang
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:03 am 
 

Cathartic Demise here with a riff monster. A heavier, proggier take on thrash metal, with all kinds of extreme metal flourishes to keep you on your toes.

https://catharticdemise.bandcamp.com/album/in-absence

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e_ddi_e
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:55 am 
 

Horndal - Lake Drinker

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New album from Horndal is out today. A fantastic mix of sludge, hardcore, thrash and punk.


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