This month in metal, Grindcore explorers Genghis Tron return, Krallice and Mare Cognitum push black metal to the extremes and sludge pioneers Eyehategod strike again.
With the one-two sock to the gut of “Transist” and “Contact” on ‘EP01’, Human Impact reaffirm the grime and wonderful nastiness of last year’s debut and drip with joy to revisit the site of the crash.
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.
Rather than being Between the Buried and Me's crowning achievement, Colors was just the start of their evolution into one of heavy metal's most adventurous bands.
Divide and Dissolve do a great job of releasing the demons—not the ones of dreams we've just left but the nightmare that begins in the morning living in a world governed by economic racism and the daily grind.
For metal stalwarts Pallbearer, death and inevitability are themes that run through their work, but perhaps no more prominently than on their piercing new record Forgotten Days.