Lost Elegies – Primalfrost

Cold as ice Primalfrost from the man-band Dean Paul Arnold (touring guitarist Belphegor, Operus, ex-Vital Remains) was released last Dec 28th, 2021 – Lost Elegies; a poignant metal epic in the realms of folklorish metal and melodic Scandinavian metal.

I’m nearly fond of this kind of music nearing Amorphis and Scandinavian metal. But still, I enjoyed listening the album the multiple times it took to lay this post.

Enjoy!

Kyr’am Beskar – Ecryptus

Navigating between Star Wars themed songs and Technical Death Metal, Ecryptus delivers today via SBDC Records, January 14th, 2022 a really powerful EP – Kyr’am Beskar – which I listened with delight!

Something nearing like some The Ritual Aura; the riffs and melodies are well arranged and the four songs are well produced.

The release of Kyr’am Beskar (Mandalorian for “Death Metal”) follows two demos (2002/2004); The Continuum LP (2005); Astral Crusades EP (2008) and a 7-inch single Rancorous (2018/2020).

Enjoy!

The Dregs of Hades – Lock Up

Lock Up is back again with The Dregs of Hades – a really hot album that came out last November 26th, 2021.

I had really loved the previous release, Demonization, where we were cuddled with the sweet vocals of Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), a really nice touch to the great riffs of the album – and guess what? He is back on this delicious new release with (fanfares!) Thomas Lindberg (At The Gates) co-sharing the lyric’s with Kevin.

Add Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer) and not to mention Anton Reisenegger (Criminal); we have an All Star Death Metal Band !

Dig it & Enjoy!

Follow The Scars – DECEREBRATION

Old School Death Metal here with Cerebration from Quebec, Canada and their 3rd album and 1st since the 1990s, Follow the Scars, released December 17th, 2021.

The sound is familiar with Quebec Metal style and the album delivers.

Powerful, wise, melodic and creative.

Enjoy!

Slave to the Scalpel – 200 STAB WOUNDS

Released last November 12th of this holy (what???) 2021 is 200 Stab WoundsSlave to the Scalpel. From Ohio, USA, 200 Stab Wounds gives us a solid album that is in the trenches of Death Metal but with solid Heavy Metal riffs. It delivers! Enjoy!

LA NOYADE DE LA SORCIÈRE – RVBBERVVITCH

Released last November 26th, 2021: La noyade de la sorcière by RvbberVvitch; a Canadian rhythmic-melodic black matelasque piece that intrigues the most respected aficionados of the genre and lets the imagination-creeps sink in… Enjoy!

Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music : Live on the Invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs – Sunn O)))

Another one from Sunn O))), recorded in 2019 in UK for the BBC 6 radio show, Samhain. Included in this ambient release is Troubled Air from the 2019 release Life Metal which I really enjoyed when it came out.

This album is already available on Bandcamp and merchandise is to be released in 2022.