american metal

Panopticon- Roads to the North (Bindrune Recordings)

Panopticon impress with their unique mix of bluegrass and black metal.

Black metal and folk music have always had something of a symbiotic relationship; they’ve meshed and melded together to create a sound that neither genre could on its own.

Midnight- No Mercy For Mayhem (Hells Headbangers)

Midnight hits hard with No Mercy for Mayhem.
Release Date: 
19 Aug 2014 (All day)

Imagine receiving an invitation to the most filthy, depraved party ever held. The kind held in the dingy basement of a back alley apartment block in the bad part of town.

Goatwhore- Constricting Rage of the Merciless (Metal Blade)

Goatwhore are back to once again lay waste in Satan's name!
Release Date: 
8 Jul 2014 (All day)

Goatwhore is back with a new album, and it happens to sound just like a new Goatwhore album.

Allegaeon- Elements of the Infinite (Metal Blade)

Is there really such a thing as a technical death metal album that's immediate as well as engaging?
Release Date: 
24 Jun 2014 (All day)

As a music critic, it’s a rare pleasure indeed when an album you weren’t expecting to like surprises you by being awesome.

Dismemberment – Embrace the Dark (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Don't stop to read this, just listen to the album.
Release Date: 
29 Apr 2014 (All day)

Embrace the Darkness delivers a mixed bag of genres which creates something I can’t quite put into standard metal vernacular.

Dismemberment- Embrace the Dark (The Black Birch)

Blackened thrash fun.
Release Date: 
1 Feb 2014 (All day)

If my last review hinted at fatigue towards some of the more played-out elements of metal, you should know that such feelings are fleeting.

Skeletonwitch- Serpents Unleashed (Prosthetic Records/Rocket Distribution)

Another fine piece of metal mayhem...
Release Date: 
25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Call me sentimental, but in this age of bells, whistles and po-faced self-consciousness, I have a real soft spot in my heart for bands that forego all of the extraneous bullshit and get down to the

Primitive Man- Scorn (Relapse Records)

A nasty sludge surprise for lovers of all things grim and hate-filled.
Release Date: 
20 Aug 2013 (All day)

Disgusting, horrifying, gut-wrenching . . . these are just a select few phrases that make my ears prick up when I hear people talking about a new release.

Revocation- Revocation (Relapse Records)

Revocation continue to impress...
Release Date: 
6 Aug 2013 (All day)

Fans of Revocation's previous album, 2011's Chaos of Forms, might look at this new self-titled effort as somthing of a step backwards for

The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack (Metal Blade)

There's one bad thing and one great thing about The Black Dahlia Murder. They can't keep a line-up from wobbling out of orbit.

So is that the good thing? Or the bad thing?