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Wulfhook The Impaler
This is the debut album of this Detroit MI, '80s heavy/power metal outfit, but Wulfhook's 2012 demo (stop reading this soundoff and check it out at once!) was their real calling card into the circuit; Besides the mentioned genres, the band also has a knack for thrash metal, as witnessed by the riff textures and the album's speeding tempo; however (and in contrast to the 2012 demo), the sound of The Impaler lacks the spite that would equally highlight the album's harshest segments; the music itself is great per se (the guitar leads kill!), but barely goes beyond the standard '80s metal tribute, whereas the high pitched singer is a del
Autobahn Dissemble
Autobahn come from Leeds UK and go along the gloomy gothic/post punk thing, on par with their town and genre peers of old, The Sisters of Mercy and Mission. That may seem as quite the burden to bear from the get-go, but Autobahn play the game with no pretences, while showcasing the necessary skiils to do so; Stentorian vocals split between the gloom and the angry punk ethics, an equally motional bass, and dystopic guitars that flirt with noise and revolt. Favourite tracks: Passion, Beautiful Place To Die. Stream:
Ymir's Blood Blood Of The Ice Giant
On par with the generalized scenery of today, where groups of outfits issue original music while paying their tribute to established genres or outfits (or both), the debut album from Finland's Ymir's Blood acts accordingly regarding the last era of Bathory (mid '90s and onwards). Imminently, what's on sonic display in the fittingly titled Blood of the Ice Giant (sic) album, is a mix of epic (and guitar-downtuned) heavy/doom metal with sparse black metal parts. Even the singer tries to replicate Quorthon's trademark falsettos (with good results), which makes the album a bit more special. Stream it at play.spotify.com
Gouge Beyond Death
Norwegians Gouge deliver a tight pack of death/thrash metal that flows nicely as a whole, albeit it lacks any real surprises or standout tracks. Stream:
Breitenhold The Inn of Sorrowing Souls
Just like Diogenes the Cynic, who carried a torch at broad daylight looking for real people, the same conduct is unfortunately prompted with respect the identification of decent (at least) Europower metal albums. In that respect, the sophomore Breitenhold album The Inn of Sorrowing Souls is definitely an oasis. Regarding the song writing endorsed here, the major influence from old Blind Guardian gives and takes away merit from the album; so does the sound which highlights the melody while it "buries" the distortion of the rhythm guitars. Superb/technical drumming at places and an apparent affinity for thrash metal, make The of So
Dunmharu Finding The Eternal
Dunmharu is a black metal band from Ireland and while the Celtic origin of their name may hint towards the epic spectrum of the genre and fellow country men like... Primordial or Mael Mordha, truth is that this Dublin duo has shuffled the deck considerably when compared to the said outfits. While what is to be encountered in Finding The Eternal is black metal in nature, Dunmharu give in to some really bleak/majestic doom metal passages, with transition taking place in odd times and places. To spice the cake a little more, the guitars have been given this muddy texture evidence in bands like Bolzer, Portal, Vacivus etc. and make for a
Arcturus Arcturian
After the release of Sideshow Symphonies, I had little hope that the Norwegians would return to the grandeur of their past albums, so the brilliance of Arcturian definitely caught me off guard. Every element - the elaborate electronic parts, the folk parts, the black metal outbursts, the floating keyboards emulating the random configurations of the Northern Lights - has been masterfully appended in each song; The album highlight though, is none other than Vintersorg's vocals, and that comes from a die-hard fan of Garm and La Masquerade Infernale, which is still the best Arcturus album by far. Favourite song: Warp. S

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