In this month’s best metal albums, experimental mystics Locrian re-awaken, sonic chameleons Boris revisit an outlier, and Bloodbox blur the lines between organic and synthetic.
Above & Below take the industrial route with “Ghosts”, relishing the mechanical precision of the genre and its cold detachment.
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.
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.
Filled with venomous riffs, a cold-detached precision, and a sharp dissonant edge, Decoherence’s System I is a haunting work of extravagant black metal.
Across 24 years and 13 albums, Opeth have made some of the most challenging and fascinating music in the history of modern metal. We count down to their best albums.
In a month of epic returns, Cult of Luna reinvigorate the post-metal flames, The Ruins of Beverast plunge to their blackened sludge depths and Emptiness take a hard post-punk turn.
In a busy and exciting month for metal, Boris arrive in rejuvenated fashion, Imperial Triumphant continue to impress with their forward-thinking black metal, and death metal masters Defeated Sanity and Lantern return with a vengeance.
On Friday, avant-garde metal band Imperial Triumphant release Alphaville, their best album yet. It may just be the soundtrack to a pandemic, and it's a redefining moment in metal.