Archive for the Metal Category
The debut album from Germany’s progressive metal masters, available on vinyl for the first time ever! OBSCURA’s Retribution is a beastly album blending the savagery of New York death metal with the fleet-fingered fretting of forerunners Death and Gorguts.
One of the most crushing releases in the brutal Death Metal legends’ catalog back on vinyl for the first time in over a decade! Cut at 45 RPM, with revised and reinterpreted artwork by original artist Travis Smith. New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION are one of the most influential […]
Hailing from the ever-grey skies of Eugene Oregon comes YOB, a band destined to make their mark in the DOOM metal scene worldwide. In 1996, founding member Mike Scheidt started creating and destroying ideas that would become the foundation for one of DOOM metals most shining hopefuls; YOB. The first […]
At long last, this death metal gem is available on vinyl once again! Massacre’s “From Beyond” has been given the Full Dynamic Range treatment that has previously enhanced albums from the likes of Carnage, Entombed, Morbid Angel and Napalm Death amongst others. For those of you still unaware, our Full […]
Originally released by Nocturnal Arts Productions (the label of Emperor’s guitarist Samoth) in 1994, “As the Shadows Rise” is the second Emperor E.P. and features material recorded back in December 1992, during the same sessions as the tracks that ended up on the legenday “Emperor” Mini-LP.
“Stylistically this is very much a YOB album, and it is different than our other ones too” states guitarist and vocalist Mike Scheidt. “I would say overall The Unreal Never Lived is more aggressive than our other albums. It still has all of the twists and turns, atmosphere and melody […]
Reissue! The Swedish band Manegarm scores with its strong second album “Havets vargar” (Wolves of the sea) released in 2000. The rapid Viking/Pagan Metal performed by the band makes fun and has a great sound. A martial Kris Verwimp cover, Swedisch texts and a personal note due flute and violin […]
Here’s a complete collection of the band’s earliest non-LP output. The release documents the self-titled 7-inch, ‘This World’ (from ‘The Extermination Vol. 2’ compilation), ‘Hammer Of Doubt’ (2010 version from ‘America’s Hardcore’ compilation), and the entirety of ‘The Armageddon Blues Sessions’.
San Francisco’s Acephalix began as a hybrid of crust punk and death metal. Given that a couple of their earliest releases came out on Prank, it’s natural a little punk would shine through the murk. Through a pair of tapes released in 2010 and 2011, and packaged together as Interminable […]
A collection of rare ’80s recordings from the NWOBHM-band. Included are tracks s.a. ‘Down The Road’, ‘White Lady’, ‘Bitches Sin’, ‘Ice Angels’ and more. This edition of 100 copies (third pressing!) is presented on BLACK VINYL. The LP comes in a gatefold cover and includes a 4-page insert.
Third album by Sentenced that marks the breakthrough to a wider audience. ‘Amok’ was released in 1995 by Century Media Records. Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations, limited to 1000 copies in a gatefold sleeve with metallic gold printing and mastered for vinyl.
Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands returns on Metal Blade Records with Támsins likam. Roughly translated as “Body of the Mist,” Támsins likam is an attempt to create the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining […]
Bewitcher is a Satanic speed metal band from Portland, Oregon. Here is their manifesto: “Rock ’n’ roll is the devil’s music, and heavy metal is it’s bastard child. In the 1980s, the radical fundamentalist Christian right-wing in America waged a war against this music, bringing it’s practitioners and it’s unholy muse […]
Formed in recent years in San Francisco (though it may seem more likely that they hatched fresh out of a time travel portal from the mid-’80s Bay Area thrash scene), Hell Fire have the classic look and sound of modern metal’s halcyon days. Their sonic assault warmly condenses elements of […]
o start the 2019 campaign off with continued crushing precedent, 20 Buck Spin introduces Portland’s Ossuarium and their debut album Living Tomb. Following on the heels of the widely hailed and brutal Calcified Trophies Of Violence demo in 2017, the band’s first full length record reveals immediate maturation to ruinous […]
Ritual black/death invocation. Terror noise-metal aimed at disintegrating one’s being and entire existence through the sheer force of hell in audial form. British one-man sonic extermination entity VESSEL OF INIQUITY returns with its harrowing sophomore LP. Within these five new jagged wounds of deconstructed and malformed sonic terror, mastermind A. […]
Biohazard released their third studio album State of the World Address in 1994. Their breakout from the underground into mainstream culture yielded an album where their musical style hasn’t changed that much from the predecessors.
Three years after their genre-defining record “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde”, Alcest return to the sound of black metal on their sophomore “Écailles de Lune”, but without forgetting any of their trademarks: calm passages, massive slabs of guitars, catchy melodies, and hook-lines going straight to the heart. “This time I was […]
“Les voyages de l’âme” (“The Journeys of the Soul”) is Alcest’s third album and contains the quintessence of the group’s creative work to date. While “Le secret,” the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, “Les voyages …” unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms […]
Fully damaged crust illness from the dank recess of Vancouver’s rat infested alley’s. Moldy guitars and a cantankerous rhythm section set the backdrop for a truly sickening vocal outpouring from a guy who’s more than a little off kilter. Features 3/4 of Baptists, 1/3 of SUMAC and the aforementioned bad […]