Aires and Rui P. Andrade and Earthly Beasts – Split

Aires and Rui P. Andrade and Earthly Beasts – Split

If you like dark ambient and drone that occasionally reaches into more aggressive noise then you’ll want to hear this EP. Each of the three producers: Aires, Rui P. Andrade and Earthly Beasts infuse their own unique sound artistry to contribute a memorable track. By Dave Guzda

hAND – Kintsugi

hAND – Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a disappointment. I can hear that hAND have a genuine passion for their craft so it’s upsetting that this is not a successful expression of it. Unfortunately, enthusiasm and the good taste that their inspirations demonstrate isn’t enough to make third album Kintsugi worthwhile. – By Nicholas Cleeve

Mare Cognitum – Phobos Monolith

Mare Cognitum – Phobos Monolith

Buczarski is an accomplished musician, and his work as Mare Cognitum offers a dynamic and beautiful listen. – By Josh Cuevas

Interview: Spider Kitten

Interview: Spider Kitten

Welsh doomsters Spider Kitten recently released their new album ‘Behold Mountain. Hail Sea. Venerate Sky. Bow Before Tree’, which Martyn Coppack reviewed very positively. Martyn asked drummer/singer Chris West some questions.

Laster – De Verste Verte Is Hier

Laster – De Verste Verte Is Hier

Emotional breakdowns, gloomy guitar ripples in the background, and awesome drone parts that are even on the edge of melodic post-hardcore. De Verste Verte is Hier is definitely a contender of mine for best black metal release of 2014. – By Kara Hinman

Blown Out – Drifting Way Out Between Suns

Blown Out – Drifting Way Out Between Suns

Drifting Way Out Between Suns is like getting a warm hug from the universe, HIGHly recommended! – By Richard Collins

Funerals – Human Ruin

Funerals – Human Ruin

I think Funerals will be the band to watch in 2015. I predict they’re going to get gloomier or way harder in sound. Which I think will round it out perfectly. – By Kara Hinman

Interview: Earth

Interview: Earth

Foofer saw Earth play in Boise, which was a rare gig as Brett Netson performed with the band as well. Foofer asked a couple of questions to Dylan Carson and Adrienne Davies about the new album and the including of vocals.

Nero Di Marte – Derivae

Nero Di Marte – Derivae

With Derivae, the band’s second album, Nero Di Marte has refined its palette such that the culminating vision is uniquely its own. – Josh Cuevas

Incitement – Hyena

Incitement – Hyena

Teeth-grittingly provocative, monolithic and unequivocally cataclysmic, Hyena is absolutely unrelenting from start to finish. Excited doesn’t even begin to cover how this record makes me feel, and if you’re looking for something new to rear it’s head on the hardcore scene, this is well and truly it. – By Kat Preston

Giant Squid – Minoans

Giant Squid – Minoans

I hesitate to say that Giant Squid have created their masterpiece because I think (hope) we’ll get many more fantastic albums from this band. What they have delivered is their best, most majestic and beautiful album to date. – By Michael B. Hayden

The Skull – For Those Which Are Asleep

The Skull – For Those Which Are Asleep

For Those Which Are Asleep is one of those albums which is a keeper and we wait with bated breath for further releases from The Skull. – By Martyn Coppack

Obake – Mutations

Obake – Mutations

This, to my ears at least, is a soundtrack to a visit to Hell. Not the comedy ‘Hail Satan!’ Hell of nail-studded wrist-bands, corpse paint and inverted crosses, but a reeking, burning pit of endless darkness and pain. – By Bruce Cowie

MONO – The Last Dawn / Rays of  Darkness

MONO – The Last Dawn / Rays of Darkness

The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness are two very distinct albums, and I understand why MONO have tried to make it clear they aren’t “Part 1” and “Part 2.” That said, they go hand in hand so well that, for me, they’ve become inseparable companion pieces—distinct and hugely different, but complimenting each other so well that each becomes something far, far greater in the context of the other. By Dylan Schink

Interview: Latitude Egress (Plus exclusive première of To Take Up the Cross)

Interview: Latitude Egress (Plus exclusive première of To Take Up the Cross)

Sander van den Driesche asked Niklas of Latitude Egress some questions to find out more about this new project and the new album To Take Up the Cross.

No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red)

No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red)

No Mercy’s classic re-release is nothing ground breaking. There is nothing mind blowing. But there is solidly awesome, good old school thrash metal tunes from start to end. – By Noah Scott

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