Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

Old-school death metal (or OSDM) has been having a bit of a moment lately, thanks in part to the work of indie labels such as Dark Descent and 20 Buck Spin who have done much of the groundwork in promoting and popularizing the movement while emphasizing bands who lean into the more weirder and more progressive sounds the genre has to offer, with bands such as Horrendous, Tomb Mold, and last year’s critical darling Blood Incantation taking the sounds of acts like Death and Incantation into new places. As the movement proliferates, bands on the fringes are moving ever outward, soaking up black metal, sludge, doom, and prog and leaning away from the meat-and-potatoes approach where possible, particularly when it comes to the labels at the core of the renaissance.

Valkyrie – Fear

Since their 2006 debut, Valkyrie have been something of a known commodity in the metal community. Some real what-you-see-is-what-you-get kinda shit, which is cool. Like many other proto-metallers, they have a ... Read More...

Hazzerd – Delirium

There are few things in the metal world that range as wide as thrash metal. Thrash runs the gamut from the serious to the silly. Progressive and technical thrash bands write sprawling epics about deep emotiona... Read More...