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Grst Plague Seed
Plague Seed is a solid album of ferocious black metal, if anything else. Grst have managed to keep the intensity throughout its duration, whereas their attempt in incorporated some atmospheric elements, is solid, if somewhat underdeveloped.
Crosswind Vicious Dominion
Vicious Dominion is one of this year's great tokens of European heavy/power metal, the latter played with grit and conviction. Greek-Thessalonikians Crosswind have been preparing their debut album for many years and that's evident in the elaborate strong structures, the dynamic vocals and the excellent instrumental work, especially in the lead guitars. The above said, there aren't any songs that stand out of the rest of the lot or the genre's classic releases, whereas the sound production could sound heavier/thrashier, especially since there are relevant parts in Crosswind's music.
Lunarsapian (USA-AL) Fade Into Oblivion
Most of the drone/doom metal albums I come across these days are not worth the effort, but Lunarsapian and their debut album are certainly an exception. The arrangements are well thought and realized, as the recurring musical themes convey the listener deep into that claustrophobic vibe drone is known for. Band cites Khanate and Trees (from Oregon) as references, I would add Halo too.
Skaphe Sk√°phe
Amidst the off-beat ambient/doom passages and the chaotic black metal outbursts, Skaphe from Los Angeles CA have transformed their oneiric nightmares to music in the most prominent of ways. Skaphe can be described as an amalgam of mid '90s avant-garde black metal (Ved Buens Ende come in mind) and transcendental death/doom metal, in the vein of Switzerland's Bolzer.
Forest Field Onwards And Upwards
Onward And Upwards is supposed to be the (Dutch) project's second full length album, but their bandcamp page says otherwise. Anyway, what's a display here is an easy listening blend of laid back "prog" rock with ambient and folk elements. Half of the songs are instrumental and half with excellent male vocals, while the songs are solid yet subtle in their details, but not so memorable at the end of the day. If you want something good to jam in the background, give this a listen, at least.
Helevorn Compassion Forlorn
The third album from Spain's Helevorn contains some dependable (if anything else) gothic/doom/death metal, in the vein of bands such as Saturnus, Draconian and Slumber. Songs have easily engulfed the essential guidelines of the aforementioned genres, hence they are fairly satisfactory, however the elements that would make the album really memorable are rather absent. It's a good album, but it lies a few steps below the majority of similar and great albums out there.
Disasterhate Sacrifice To Eclipse
How come no one outside Italy took notice of this band and EP? What we have here is an band (three fourths are female musicians) that delivers a frantic, dystopic, and semi-technical death/thrash metal which branches out to post metal ("God Is Dead", "Jupiter Effect"), doom metal ("Sacrifice To Eclipse"), even hardcore ("Domina Mundis" and as a general vibe in the male/female vocal interplay). The sound production is loud and fuzzy, and producers specializing in extreme metal really to need to check the this EP and see how things were properly done in the not so distant past. Favorite song: "Jupiter Effect".

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  • Crysis Sounds awesome, thanks for the rec as always!
    September 30 07:26 PM
  • OmairSh Oh right, cool no worries, thanks anyway
    September 29 04:07 AM
  • OmairSh That's cool, the album has received overwhelmingly positive reviews all across the board. I'm still digesting it. One more thing, how do you incorporate the youtube link into a review?
    September 29 03:40 AM
  • OmairSh Hey Voiv how does request for a review feature? Kj just reviewed Hymns for the broken and it deserves a feature :)
    September 28 08:36 PM
  • CaptainDooRight True that and those are some wise words you said there Voivod. I always like to get advice from others and try to remain humble with it, but you're right and I agree, I should always have as the focus my own personal contentment.
    September 28 11:25 AM

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