Archive for the Metal Category
“Blood of the Beasts” is ten reflections on the myth of progress, the new old tribalism, the single face of all subjugations, the broken promise of automation, love, loss & obsolescence set against the dying light of a better tomorrow. Vegan straight edge outfit SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, […]
Rein Sanction was a group of reclusive sonic explorers from the 90s. They released two massively powerful and beautiful albums on Sub Pop only then to basically implode into tragic obscurity. Dark, intense, wall of sound guitars akin to Hendrix meets Neil Young with heart-wrenching, emotive vocal emanations. Their first […]
Returning like a phantom four years after Darkness Evermore enveloped the planet, the all-consuming thunderstorm that is Nightfell’s third album A Sanity Deranged is loosed upon a world in fractured turmoil. A dark metal dirge of madness, an anthem to those immemorial and a sonic bloodletting of vitriol and contempt, […]
After the reckless barbarity of 2017’s Poisoned Blood 12-inch, Portland’s Witch Vomit dig deeper into the ground than ever before, disinterring Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, their second full length torrent of skullbashing wormridden horror from beyond. On this new album the band moves toward perfecting the surgical fusion of […]
Deranged Dutch experimentalists CRYPTAE return with another enigmatic mess of malformed and deviant experimental raw death metal, unfolding a single staggering eighteen-plus-minute track of complete aural delirium. Within the mammoth headfuck of a song the duo cover an enormous amount of ground, letting lose on literally all of their most […]
A thirty four-minute spectral avalanche of largely improvised raw black metal fury, IMPERIAL CULT’s debut LP Spasm of Light was recorded live in 2017 as a single, half hour long trance-inducing movement of embodied chaos designed to dismantle the psyche. The phantasmal vocals, combined with the repetitive intensity of the […]
A compilation of the only two studio recordings from this obscure Colombian cult of raw, hostile black/death/thrash metal. By now, most fans of extreme metal are familiar with the “ultrametal” style that flourished in Colombia in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Medellín was the central node for this scene, […]
This is where it all began for the French duo CÉNOTAPHE. La Larve Exulte, their first demo, originally released on tape by now-defunct label Kuunpalvelus, consists of four tracks (approx. 24 minutes), recorded between 2015 and 2016. The fundamental elements of Cenotaphe’s music are already in place on this demo, […]
Third vinyl release from these Danes on Southern Lord after ‘Blodets Band’ (2015) and ‘Sort Sind’ (2016). Follows in the line of ‘Sort Sind’ with some Black Flag like medium tempo as well as the ever raging D-beat but a few new ingredients have been added to the mix: a […]
Anguish’s brand new album, Mountain, sees the band expanding upon their oppressive brand of doom metal. Mountain, the follow-up of 2012’s Through The Archdemon’s Head, is stripped down from its predecessor, clocking in at 48 minutes (eight tracks), but injects more variation. “And you know, there’s a real difference when you […]
Dark Descent Records is excited to release this unheralded gem on vinyl for the first time. Recorded in 1990, Midian was one hell of a death-thrashing ride that was hidden for quite some time until it was unearthed on digipak format by Red Stream in 2000. Cabal was fronted by […]
Finnish death metal trio Desolate Shrine will release new album Deliverance From The Godless Void November 10 on Dark Descent Records. It may be their fourth album (third on Dark Descent Records) in six years, but the band shows no sign of fatigue on their newest opus. The band continues […]
“All things pass from Obscurity to Manifestation, inspired harmoniously by the Breath of the Void.” The borders of worlds are broken: Antihedron is a three song EP interpreting the relation between the world obscure and our physical presence. From the Breath of the Void unto manifestation, through a life of […]
Author: Audiopile Records
Decades in the making, technical death / thrash pioneers Insanity have finally returned with a follow-up to their cult classic Death After Death album. The new Visions Of Apocalypse shows that time and tragedy has not diminished the anger or speed of this band. Comes with digital download card.
“All this rambling about the genre bending ability of ZOM is to say that while some disbanded acts or perennial favorites are returning to their roots in 2014 and 2015, and while denim and leather clad old-schoolers nod in approval, people should be looking out for the new shit that […]
NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! Every small town encompasses that one long stretch of forest where kids run to get high, jam out, and just escape. For San Francisco-based stoner metal trio, Acid King vocalist, guitarist, frontwoman, and mastermind Lori Woods, Busse Woods offered such a retreat in her native Illinois […]
Deep melancholy and ancient longing permeates the heart and soul of music. Lyrically DRUDKH delve into nature mysticism, the passing of seasons, philosophy, Ukrainian mythology, legends and history – often inspired by the works of nineteenth and twentieth century Ukrainian poets.
Deep melancholy and ancient longing permeates the heart and soul of music. Lyrically DRUDKH delve into nature mysticism, the passing of seasons, philosophy, Ukrainian mythology, legends and history – often inspired by the works of nineteenth and twentieth century Ukrainian poets. Repressd on black vinyl.
Capturing Elder’s expanding dynamic and ongoing progression, The Gold & Silver Sessions is an experimental LP of ranging psychedelic jams that captures their expressive and nuanced development in a way a “regular” studio release wouldn’t. This is still the band who put out 2017’s crushing “Reflections of a Floating World,” […]
Legendary east coast death metal! This is the long-awaited vinyl version of the Goreaphobia compilation, originally released by Necroharmonic on CD in 2007. We have removed the live tracks from the compilation and the music has been mastered for vinyl at The War Room by John Litchko. New cover art […]