Extreme Metal

Negative Vortex / Tomb Absolute hugely atmospheric, powerful and bleak

Album review - Negative Vortex - Tomb Absolute (Sentient Ruin Laboratories). Over eight years in the making, this album is meticulously composed and delivered. @negativevortex @sentientruin

Leper Colony / Debut album pushes the boundaries beautifully

Leper Colony - Leper Colony (Transcending Obscurity Records). Musically this album delivers everything and more that this winning line-up suggests it might. @transcendingobscurity #LeperColony

From The Abyss / Jools Green looks back at a year of Extreme Metal

From The Abyss - 2022 in Extreme Metal. 2022 has been another superb year for music releases and, even more so, live events with bands back doing what they love.

Fäust / Death From Beyond full of good old Swedish Black Death riffs

Fäust - Death From Beyond (Black Lion Records) Michaël Hellström delivers his version of pioneering Swedish Black Death Metal sound of Jon Nödtveidt's riffs. @faust.metalfromhell

Sirrush / No shortage of fury in the finally unleashed Molon Labe

Album Review - Sirrush - Molon Labe. Their long-awaited debut full-length is finally ready to be unleashed, and is there is definitely no shortage of fury here. @sirrush.band @non_serviam_records

Speglas / Time, Futility and Death delivers an impactful punch

Swedish melancholic dark-rock/DeathMetal outfit Speglas, masterminded by Isak Rosemarin, return with their second EP, Time, Futility and Death. @speglas @pulverised

Gorycz / Kamienie is dark, slightly harrowing and decidedly different

Polish Avant-Garde quartet Gorycz return with their second full-length album Kamienie (meaning Stones in Polish), the long-awaited follow-up to 2018s Piach. @to_gorycz_idzie @pagan.records

Ingested / Ashes Lie Still their most ambitious and impressive offering to date

The Kings Of Slam Ingested are now slimmed down to a trio. Drummer Lyn Jeffs, guitarist/backing vocalist Sean Hynes and vocalist Jason Evans are back with their latest brutal offering, Ashes Lie Still which the band say is "a modern essential." @ingested

Vananidr / Beneath The Mold, atmospherically melancholic and raw

Swedish Black Metallers Vananidr, masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Anders Eriksson, return with their fourth studio full-length in four years, Beneath The Mold. @vananidrofficial @blacklionrecordsswe

Abduction / Black Blood is a Black Metal work of utter brilliance

Album Review - Abduction - Black Blood (Candlelight Records). An ambitious, irresistibly engaging listen, with six tracks that span a weighty forty-five minutes. @candlelightrec @abduction616

Goatwhore lift the bar of excellence even higher

Goatwhore release Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven via Metal Blade Records. It has lifted that bar of excellence even higher, packing a massive punch. @goatwhorenola @metalbladerecords

Goatwhore / Louis B. Falgoust II is a master of his craft, says Sammy Duet

Goatwhore. On the eve of the release of Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, Sammy Duet was good enough to have a chat with MetalTalk's Paul Hutchings about the album, touring, the NOLA scene and what to expect from their 2023 European tour with Revocation. @goatwhorenola Interview: @hutchie224

Upon Your Grave / Gold And Decay is powerful meld of Melodic Death Metal with Metalcore

Upon Your Grave - Gold And Decay is a powerful, meld of Melodic Death Metal with Metalcore, offering brutality, crushing breakdowns and brutal snarling vocals. @uponyourgrave

Autopsy deliver their promised ” raw, rough and ugly ride” on Morbidity Triumphant

Autopsy - Morbidity Triumphant. The prospect of hearing Chris Reifert snarling his way through eleven tracks of invigoratingly raw Death Metal is a welcome one. @autopsyofficial @peacevillerecords

Gaerea / Mirage is powerful, evocative and unnerving but utterly irresistible

Album review - Gaerea - Mirage (Season of Mist). Shrouded in obscurity, Portuguese masked Black Metallers Gaerea return with their latest offering Mirage. @gaerea_ @seasonofmistofficial

Mork / Atmospheric Black Metal, delivered in fine Norwegian style

In under two decades, they've gone from a side project to one of Norway's most highly regarded Black Metal outfits. The quality of the back catalogue shows why. @mork.official @peacevillerecords

Behemoth / Opvs Contra Natvram is intoxicating and intense

Opvs Contral Natvram may not be as instant as the 2018 record, but once you are involved, the result is intoxicating. Words: @hutchie224 @behemothofficial @nuclearblastrecords

Angrrsth and Czort / Excellent Polish Black Metal at its most vital

W Czeluść, a split release from Polish Black Metal bands Angrrsth and Czort, is an absolute beast of an EP. Two bands show Polish Black Metal at its most vital. @angrrsth #Czort @godz_ov_war_productions
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