Moon Tooth – Phototroph

By now, Moon Tooth have garnered themselves quite a following in the progressive metal spaces. This is no accident; the scene is hungry for the kind of upbeat and unrestrained music that Moon Tooth is creating. Good news then: Phototroph is by far the band’s most energetic and “poppy” release, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Eight Bells – Legacy of Ruin

Legacy of Ruin very much continues Eight Bells' style of ethereal, haunting doom but splices it with more dynamic and muscular riffs, drums, and vocals for a new, and markedly improved, version of the band's sound. It is still an album to sink into to be sure, but it also affords the listener with more footholds on their way down.