Australia produces some ferocious and killer extreme metal. It’s a country that continuously pummels brains with bands all over the genres. Stargazer takes that Australian bite, mixes up the genres and delivers a unique sound.

I first discovered Stargazer with their most recent 2014 album and was always meaning to go back and check out more. The Scream That Tore the Sky (what a killer fucking title) is their first. The band just doesn’t dabble in extremity and genres but also throws in some mystical themes, insane technicality and progressive flavor to create a captivating avant-garde black/death metal sound.

When you get right down to it, Stargazer fucking kills it. The music is complex and engaging but not challenging in the way that would cause immediate dismissal. If you like some creative extreme metal, give Stargazer a shot.