Here are Metal Utopia’s mst anticipated albums of the week!
Chris is looking forward to Brimstone Coven’s The Woes of a Mortal Earth:
Brimstone Coven serves up psychedelic doom, that is lumbering and thick. Their past releases have sounded like they were ripped from the East Coast late 70’s traditional doom sound. I expect trippy vocal harmonies, and good heavy, doom riffs all skinned with dark, occult thematics. Probably best listened to at maximum volume in a Trans-Am with the windows down.
Leon is looking forward to Cytotoxin’s Nuklearth, and Expander’s Neuropunk Boostergang:
Hitting you with the force of millions of rads, Cytotoxin is back to explore the oddly specific but still terryfing subject of nuclear energy destruction through brutal technical death metal. Get your sweeps and slams and the performance energy equivalent of, well, millions of rads.
Expander’s brand of thrash is somehow both raw and punkish and technical and complex at the same time. Yet it works perfectly. If you wanna hear tech-thrash riffs played in crossover rhythms, Expander is your game.
Rick is looking forward to Unleash The Archers’ Abyss:
This group has established itself as one of the most interesting bands in modern metal with its blend of power metal riffs and death-like growls. After reaching its Apex, Unleash The Archers bring us into the Abyss, a new musical direction, groovier and more keyboard-focued. Or at least that’s what transpired from the singles we’ve heard; and I personally can’t wait to venture into this yet-to-be-explored land.
Sean is looking forward to Atramentus’s Stygian:
20 buck spin might be the most consistent record label of the past few years and 2020 has been an excellent year for funeral doom. I have never heard this band before but im sold on the genre and the label. Also the last time a funeral doom record had a cover with artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski we got “Mitror Reaper”, so if this is even half as good, we are in for something special.