This is undoubtedly one of my favorite albums of all time. This band is amazing and their songs have infinite listening capacity. They are all individually amazing, and pieces together they are a masterpiece. Amazing concept album of death and transformation, love and the afterlife. Very gothic material, in a true sense of the word. Feels ancient yet modern. When they use a piano in a song like Riseth He, The Numberless 2, its heavy. The album opens up in chaos with Stones of October Sobbing, the rhythm of the track is enough to make you wonder, but it all fits together like magic, even the beeping sound at one of the last breakdowns feels a necessary part of the overall feel. This album rips your heart out and smashes it on the ground, while giving you the capacity to piece the parts back together.
Epic black/war metal from Canada. This band is less on the extreme “in-the-battle” side that Heresiarch comes from, but that’s not too say they don’t maintain their heaviness, and a little more on the TRULY epic side, like they are truly playing to the themes of war rather to, perhaps, the actual beat of bloodshed. Bass heavy and dank arpeggios all over, wild blast beats and flawless fills.
The tenth full length release by self-proclaimed Swedish heavy-weights Paganizer. Their music certainly is heavy even to this day. Most oldschool bands start to lose their edge. Many vocalists lose their edge in later years from damaging their voice and life shit but often remain in integral creative piece, which means bands often have to suck or change. Not the case for Paganizer. They kept at it strong. Heavy black metal from the homeland.
WAR METAL. This is some hard hitting shit, the drums are like a warzone, outright. Constant stabs and bashes. The crash use is amazing for how constant it is at times. Amazing blast beats verging on grindcore while maintaining their distance. This is probably one of the heaviest releases of 2017.
Epic black metal, sik blast beats, pretty classic vocals. Some doomy sections and influences. Good tremolo picking riffs and transitions, the drums hit hard.
Heavy blackened death metal. Gets thrashy. Moshing material. Crazy wah solos. Great and tasteful blast beats. Its a short release, not much more then half an hour, but its heavy and all the six tracks are quality.
Debut from epic atmospheric black/funeral metal group by Markov Soroka. It’s very atmospheric and haunting, the funeral qualities are pronounced but the overall feel is black metal. Tremolo picking and blast beats, some more atmospheric parts.