A Sadness Song (a division of ATMF), AFM records, Alternative 4 - The Obscurants, ÆVANGELIST - Writhes in the Murk, Blood God - Blood Is My Trademark, California Breed, CRIMSON SHADOWS - Kings Among Men, Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken, Frontiers records, hell's headbangers, iron bonehead, J.B.O. - Nur die Besten werden alt, LONELY KAMEL - Shit City, Madmans Esprit - Nacht, Massacre records, MEDEN AGAN - Lacrima Dei, MOONLAND feat. Lenna Kuurmaa, Napalm Records, Necroholocaust (Canada) - Holocaustic Goat Metal, NO REGRETS RECORDS (a division of No Remorse), Nucleus Torn - Street Lights Fail, Oberon - Dream Awakening, OCTOBER 31 - Bury the Hatchet, Pestilential Shadows - Ephemeral, Prophecy productions, Sacrilege Records, Seance records, STEAK - Slab City, STRIKER - City Of Gold, STRYPER - Live at the Whisky, svart records, THE LURKING CORPSES - Workin' For the Devil, The Moon And The Nightspirit - Holdrejtek, THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL - Wisdom, The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites, third eye cinema podcast, Woodtemple - Forgotten Pride, WORK OF ART - Framework
Well, here we are again, with the first strains of Fall wafting their way into view…then vanishing again…then back again…whoops, now it’s clearly Indian summer, complete with near 90 degree temperatures, intense humidity and a whole hell of a lot of sweating. What the hell?
Any way you slice it, September is always a really f***ed up month.
And so it is perhaps appropriate that we come to what may be the most bizarrely disparate collections of music we’ve been given to review in some time, from upbeat AOR and Christian metal to some of the darkest corners of the black metal subgenre, ones that venture where even seasoned fans hesitate to tread.
Do I really need to say it? Because it’s one of those.
Hang in there, it’s going to be one hell of a bumpy ride.