IN NOTHINGNESS – Black Sun Funeral

RELEASE YEAR: 2022 BAND URL: https://m.facebook.com/InNothingness “If anyone wants to come after me, he must deny himself and must take up his cross and then follow me” (Matthew 16:24, REV) Do you miss the classic melodic death metal of In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates or Edge Of Sanity? Then look no further but…

TOMB OF FINLAND – Across The Barren Fields

RELEASE YEAR: 2022 BAND URL: https://tomboffinland.fi/ Don’t you love it when a band with a generic name (and their country’s name in the moniker to boot) releases a great album? Such is the case with the, to me at least, previously unknown Finnish melodic doom/death metal act Tomb Of Finland (told you so!) and their…

FALL AND RESIST – Darkness Of Now

RELEASE YEAR: 2022 BAND URL: https://fallandresist.bandcamp.com/ Truly it has been some time since I’ve heard something that opens that “doggone this is some excellent Gothenburg melodeath” drawer and these Aussies came out just in time with their 2nd EP (after “Buried Beneath”²⁰¹⁶ EP and “Fading Cinders”²⁰¹⁸ LP), “Darkness Of Now”. The drawer opens already on…

ONCE HUMAN – Scar Weaver

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.ear-music.net/oncehuman/ The third record by Once Human came out a couple of months and recently found its way to my pile of promo CDs, so let us briefly discuss what the US metallers have in store for us this time around. Once Human’s fiery musical cocktail consists of melodic death metal,…

BLOODY FALLS – Burn the Witch

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/BloodyFalls     Finnish act Bloody Falls dabble in groove metal with prominent overtones of thrash metal and melodic death metal to it. Rumbling and aggressive but always with a keen focus on weaving appealing melodies into the mix, this ten-track effort by the Finnish quintet shows potential and hints at…