Release Day roundup: 8/4/23

Rounding up new releases from Skindred, An Autumn for Crippled Children, Humanity's Last Breath, The Shredderz, Teenage Wrist, Crypta, Körgull the Exterminator, Besta and more.

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Top Pick

Besta – Terra Em Desapego (proggish death metal)

Besta used to play grindcore, but you'd never know it from listening to Terra Em Desapego. For this fourth-full length, the Portuguese piledrivers have decided to do away with the grindcore stylings of their previous releases in favour of a more complex and elongated death metal palate that sounds like a mix of the primal prog-death of Atheist and early-Death with that last Black Breath album or something like that. The change could have something to do with the addition of Sinistro guitarist Ricardo Matias to their line-up last year. Then again, it might not; I don't know. Whatever the reason for their reorientation, Terra Em Desapego definitely suggests it was a move in the right direction.

Release Roundup

Ancient Torment/Haxen – The Howling Gale (black metal)

Aprilmist – Homesick (post black metal, blackgaze)

Architects of Dissonance – Totenkvlt (death metal, deathcore)

Ars Moriendi – Lorsque les coeurs s’assechent (kinda weird black metal)

Astroverse Dimensions – Feeding On The Spirit (synth prog, space rock)

An Autumn For Crippled Children – Closure (post black metal)

Balrogath – We Bring Calamity (blackned melodeath)

Big Red Fire Truck – Trouble In Paradise (hard rock, hair metal)

Blight House – Blight The Way (deathgrind)

Burning Sun – Wake of Ashes (power metal)

Chaos Descent – The Blurry End of an Era (death thrash)

Chupacabra – Fortified With Ashes (death metal)

The Crawling – All of This for Nothing (blackened mellowdeath)

Crown Solace – Animus (symphonic melodeath)

Crypta – Shades of Sorrow (death metal)

Dark Sky – Signs of the Time (power metal)

Dead Neanderthals – Specters (doom drone)

Djinn and Miskatonic – Paleo (doom)

Drune – Drown (Ermahgerd!)

Dun Ringill – Where The Old Gods Play – Act 1 (whomst doom)

Dymna Lotva – The Land Under The Black Wings: Blood (blackened goth doom)

Eminentia Tenebris – Rise of a New Kingdom (black metal)

Fronteeria – How Eden Rose From Untilled Earth (weird sludgy prog)

Hallucinate – From the Bowels of the Earth (proggish death metal)

Humanity’s Last Breath – Ashen (deathcore)

Icon of Sin – Legends (heavy metal, power metal)

Induction – The Power of Power (power metal)

Kaj Pousar – Nine Lives (proggish rock)

Kent Hilli – Nothing Left To Lose (melodic rock, heavy metal)

Körgull the Exterminator – Built to Kill (black thrash)

Lightning Strikes Across the Sky – Eidgenossen (black metal)

Mammoth WVH – Mammoth II (hard rock)

Moose Cult – Moose Cult (progressive death doom)

Necrokinesis – A Force Made Flesh (death thrash)

Nox Eternus – Eternal Night (blackened death metal)

Panda Kingdom – Panda Kingdom (furry metal)

Sacrodeath – Engendro del caos (death metal)

The Shredderz – The Shredderz (heavy metal, shred thrash)

Singra – A Casa Assombrada (metally post rock)

Skeleton – Our Way (thrashy retro metal)

Skindred – Smile (nu dub metal)

Sleepwalker – Skopofoboexoskelett (Scrabble metal)

Spitpool – Inhumane Descent (brutal death metal)

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – Oscillating Forest (post-rock, progressive rock)

Teenage Wrist – Still Love (grungegaze)

Temple of Katharsis – Macabre Ritual (black metal)

Thumos – Musica Universalis (post prog doom)

Tumulation – Haunted Funeral Creations (death metal, doom metal)

Underkript – Fables (metalcore)

Voidclaw – Transmissions from a Neanderthal Space Age (doom drone)

You Win Again Gravity – Into the Dancing Blue (post-hardcore, prog metal)

Joshua Bulleid

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