Akercocke return to finding new ways to offend the sense and place the listener in discomfort with Renaissance in Extremis.
With Hope, Mord'A'Stigmata have added another thoughtful chapter to the devastating Polish metal scene.
Blood Mantra was a defining record and Decapitated have returned to groove and crush with Anticult. How does the follow up compare?
Cavernous plodding death metal, Memoriam attempt to pay homage to the late Bolt Thrower with For the Fallen.
Tasteful, groovy death metal from Reading, England, Ancient Ascendant bring big, dirty, meaty riffs and an awesome marriage of snarling and growling vocals to the table on Raise the Torch.
Drawing the final air from your lungs with the first note, Urraca is an event of rigor mortis, the tracks churn along in a slow embrace of death, wrapping you up until you cannot imagine movement [...]
Unorthodox in definition, Kwintessens is terrifying and calculated as Dodecahedron has compiled all your faceless fears to dissolve your will to live.
Hadal Maw take a stripped back approach to technical death metal on Olm. Everything is angry and percussive, the guitars separate themselves from the bass in the form of sharp, off kilter solos existing from single notes to cascading sweeps.