NEKROGOBLIKON Welcome to Bonkers

NEKROGOBLIKON Welcome to Bonkers MUSIC BOX 5/10 GOBLIN METAL: One of the reasons Dethklok works as well as it does is that Brendan Smalls fully understands that if you’re going to make comedy...

MONOTHEIST Scourge

MONOTHEIST Scourge PROSTHETIC 7/10 PROGRESSIVE DEATH: Proving that the Floridian death metal scene is still churning out new talent, Monotheist strides into view with a pummeling debut that will turn a lot of...

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS Pawn and Prophecy

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS Pawn and Prophecy FRONTIERS 9/10 POWER METAL: Mike LePond, the powerhouse bassist of seminal progressive power metal band Symphony X, loves to step outside of his day job, as...

HUNTSMEN American Scrap

HUNTSMEN American Scrap PROSTHETIC 9/10 AMERICANA METAL: Chicago’s Huntsmen blends Americana storytelling with the metal muscle of bands such as Neurosis, Red Fang, and High on Fire on its debut full-length American Scrap....

ERDVE Vaitojimas

ERDVE Vaitojimas SEASON OF MIST 9/10 SLUDGY HARDCORE: With a distinct experimental element to their music, the sludgy, blackened hardcore comprising Erdve’s debut full-length is unsettling, affecting stuff. That Vaitojimasis perhaps comparable to...

AVATAR Avatar Country

AVATAR AVATAR COUNTRY (EONE) 8/10 EPIC METAL: Having initially established themselves as a melodic death metal band before evolving into a more nu metal affair, Avatar continues to follow the progressive leanings displayed...

THY ANTICHRIST Wrath of the Beast

THY ANTICHRIST Wrath of the Beast NAPALM 8/10 BLACK METAL: The Thy Antichrist story is an interesting one. Originally formed as El Anticristo in late 90s Medellin, Columbia, the band persevered in relative...

TESSERACT Sonder

TESSERACT Sonder KSCOPE 9/10 PROG METAL PERFECTION: It would be unfair to suggest that listening to an album from British prog virtuosos TesseracT front to back is anything other than a tripping and...

TENGGER CAVALRY Cian Bi

TENGGER CAVALRY Cian Bi NAPALM 8/10 FOLKED UP METAL: The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nature Ganganbaigal, Tengger Cavalry offers a surprisingly varied, variously surprising take on the always in vogue folk metal...

TAX THE HEAT Change Your Position

TAX THE HEAT Change Your Position NUCLEAR BLAST 7/10 HARD ROCK: The final bulbs are sadly burning out on AC/DC’s long, illustrious career. And with that inevitability, the rock world will eventually scurry...