Obsidian Arc by PILLORIAN

Epic black metal, sik blast beats, pretty classic vocals. Some doomy sections and influences. Good tremolo picking riffs and transitions, the drums hit hard.


Servants of the Countercosmos by Wode

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.

The Cosmic Cornucopia by Slugdge

This isn’t one album it is three. Basically all three “full length” albums by epic prog-metal Slugdge. Really heavy riffs and blast beats. Some fairly psychedelic sections. Crazy solos and breakdowns. The vocals are a little Opethy at times, but some are pretty good and heavy. A little on the metalcore side, vocally, but musically total fucking trve kvlt progmetal. It gets messy at times but the performances are always top. Check out track 4, Suffering Quahog, or just about any track for a stellar peak at this bands abilities.

Annwn by Ocrilim

This albums pretty crazy. This is a pretty crazy project. It’s a solo “classical”, or shred, metal sideproject of Mick Barr of Orthrelm, and many other experimental metal projects. It’s all guitar. I feel like the bass is an octave pedaled guitar. The bass is lofo. The guitar is epic. This comes out like a fucked up, sinister, evil, church-burning Bach if you went back in time and gave him a Bogner amp, flying Vs and Yngwie Malmsteen CDs.

Also check out Annwn 2 and other albums by Ocrilim on Bandcamp.

ConStates iii – VA

This is a cool drone compilation, with a lot of folk themes. It ends with a Natural Snow Buildings Song, Yggdrasil. It has Asva on it. Doing a drone. These are all emotional works that draw on organic elements to produce the dense sense of feeling within each track. The artists on it are all very talented and feeling musicians, very capable of conveying their thought processes through sound.