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Album of the Month

Album of the Month – March, 2019

Every month we collect our favorite albums of the month. Here are our favorites of March:

Matthew:

Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly

Hot on the heels of their debut album Burst into Flame, Haunt defies the infamous sophomore slump.  If Icarus Could Fly is a heavy metal album that sizzles and pops with high octane guitar riffs, precise drumming, and mystical choruses.



Rutger:

Ellende – Lebensnehmer

The Austrian one-man project Ellende has released its 3rd full length atmospheric black metal record. It expresses sorrow, anger and melancholy in a beautiful and intense way. Definitely Album-Of-The-Year material!



Leon:

Haze of Summer – Stuzha

Upbeat black metal with trumpets and accordions might sound like a gimmick, but everything about this record is so well done: very tight composition, balanced production, hooks a plenty. The novelty factor just comes as a bonus on top of all that.



Ethan:

Skullsmasher – Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery

Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery is not normally my kind of music, since I’ve rarely found Deathgrind I actually enjoy. This however is stellar, short, and remarkably violent. Featuring musicians from Ripped to Shreds, and Draghkar, among others.



Joey:

Venom Prison – Samsara

This is everything I want out of an extreme metal record. The songs are intense and chaotic, while still having memorable sections weaved throughout. Samsara really channels humanity today, and it’s fucked.



JP:

Devin Townsend – Empath

This album blew every expectation I had out of the water. This album has bits of everything that Devin has experimented with on past albums. This is a mass amalgamation of everything he’s done into one beautifully, cohesive work of pure art.



Eric:

Pissgrave – Posthumous Humiliation

As I thought, even being released on the first of the month, Pissgrave’s new record blew me away and tops all of the March releases. It’s all at once heavy, brutal, and disgusting. I wouldn’t expect anything else but brutality from these guys.



Hannes:

Devin Townsend – Empath

I’m not very familiar with Devin Townsend’s discography, but this record is full of creative and unconventional ideas. Overall a very diverse, yet cohesive album with great production. Simply put, it’s a masterpiece.



Connor:

Devin Townsend – Empath

The new record from the prog veteran is as eclectic and ambitious as ever, but without sacrificing tastefulness or musicality.

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