Dödsrit – Spirit Crusher

Swedish blackened post-hardcore/crust/metalcore project Totem Skin were a truly cutting-edge band by the time they released what would be their swan song, 2015’s Weltschmerz. Whereas blackened-anything is just about as common in extreme music now as it is at your local Chili’s, Weltschmerz was a lightning-in-a-bottle snapshot of a carefully…

Hey! Listen to Soul Dissolution!

The hits just keep on coming in 2018! Now comes Soul Dissolution with their new album Stardust. This is incredible atmospheric black metal from Belgium in a similar vein to Harakiri for the Sky. It combines atmospheric black metal with post-metal songwriting to deliver large and sweeping epic tomes about…

Hey! Listen to Dawnwalker!

My heart is warmed by artists who categorize themselves into really weird, specific, or wholly unique genres. Not only is it a plus to know immediately that the band doesn’t find themselves represented by conventional labels, but it also adds a healthy dose of mystery and intrigue. Take for example…