This LP is gripping from front-to-back and is already a contender for album of the year in my book.
Finland’s Hooded Menace return with a brand new collection of doom/death metal in the form of Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season of Mist). While there’s that consistent element of drone to be found in their work, there are plenty of times where the band shift gears to deliver hefty moments of intensity, dropping bouts of brutality.
Nevermore's discography at a glance, commemorating departed frontman, Warrel Dane.
Pacifisticuffs isn’t as special or surprising as its predecessors, but it’s a really good album in its own right, as it maintains a decent amount of what makes DSO shine.
Sweet Death and Ecstasy offers a healthy demonstration of Midnight's penchant for writing rebar rigid heavy metal that salutes the rocking past while simultaneously adding undeniably catchy and memorable songs to heavy metal’s pantheon.