I’m still riding high from that killer new Vektor album and from the metal supremacy that was the Satan’s Host, Cellador, Visigoth, Night Demon show from last night so let’s get straight to it.

This week had a fair share of new releases. Nothing really amazing but some solid and fun efforts through and through.

NEW STUFF: (Links in titles)

Phobocosm – Engulfing Dust
Dissonant, doom ladened, black metal flavored death metal from Quebec. It’s highly technical but not to show off, more to crush your skulls under it’s massive weight. Solid album.

Kvelertak – Nattesferd
Is it fair to call Kvelertak the Fucked Up of metal? Maybe they have more in common with classic metal throw back party band Audrey Horne. Whatever it is, Kvelertak are fun metal. It’s party metal and there’s nothing wrong with that. It sort of loses my interest after the first couple of songs but it is what it is.

Thranenkind – King Apathy
Sweet German melodic post-blackness. They blur the line more between their harsher and softer sides on this new one than their previous album (which was killer as well) and focus more on the uplifting, beautiful atmospherics. Killer fucking follow up.

Sorcery – Garden of Bones
I’m not sure if Sorcery count as a throwback, classic Swedish death metal praise band as they were around in Sweden since the beginning but only having released one album in 1991 before going on hiatus until 2013. Whatever you decide, this is Swedish old school death metal, nasty and dirty. Ripping album.

Grand Magus – Sword Songs
I like Grand Magus in all their cheesy, formulaic glory. They manage to craft a couple killer songs per album which makes each album worth some jamming. Sword Songs finds them still plodding the same well traveled anthemic dad metal road. Fun, if nothing else. I thought their last album was better.

Coffin Lust – Manifestation of Inner Darkness
Another 90’s era revivalist death metal band. Equal parts Swedish death, Autopsy, and the straight forward drive of Asphyx. Pretty fun and solid.



Vektor – Terminal Redux
Root – Kargeras
Root – The Book
Lascar – Absence
Blood Feast – Kill For Pleasure
Widower – The Unholy Oath
Winterlore – Winterlore
Agent Steel – Skeptics Apocalypse
AHNA – Perpetual Warfare
Cellador – Enter the Deception
Coffin Lust – Manifestation of Inner Darkness
Night Demon – Curse of the Damned
Lizzy Borden – Love You to Pieces
Jag Panzer – Ample Destruction
Cellador – Honor Forth
Satan’s Host – Virgin Sails