The best new heavy albums of April 2022 feature Satan’s return, Fer De Lance’s step into traditional heavy metal, and Eunoia’s take on blackened post-hardcore.
Post-metal legends collaborate, boundaries between black metal and emo are crossed, underground cult legends are reshaped, and progressive death metal explorations are underway.
This year things off in a furious manner with the Finnish black metal scene spotlighting two releases. Doom/death had an excellent representation. The outer edges feature post-metal, Boris, and rich jazz-metal.
The end of 2021 arrived with an insane combination of experimental and extreme works, including new albums by Corroded Spiral, New Age Doom, Kayo Dot, and more.
November really had something for every taste. Khemmis and Black Soul Horde relish their doom ethos through traditional metallic influences and so much more.
Kris Clayton details the anger and frustrations that led to Self Hypnosis’ monolithic extreme/experimental doom debut, Contagion of Despair.
October’s best new heavy albums feature everything from the black metal debut of Feral Season, melodic black/death of Be’lakor and Necrofier, and the dissonant debut of Eos.
Insect Ark is Dana Schechter’s solo project again and the focus is no longer on heavy music but on dark ambient atmospherics for the new EP, Future Fossils.
Dana Schechter reverts Insect Ark to their solo form, leaving behind the psychedelic rock structures for a dark ambient detour.