Here are our favorite releases of November 2023:
Greek heavy metal band Diviner is back with an album filled with memorable choruses and catchy hooks. The Dio-esque vocals framed by chugging guitars will have you headbanging in no time.
A frenzied blend of technical, melodic, and traditional death riffs create a wild ride for listeners in the new release from Xoth. It’s a dark sci-fi adventure filled with thunder and lasers and impressive, clear performances.
Fury and Death is, like its cover art, powerful, epic, and authoritative, utilizing harmonic frameworks that never cross into camp, and a forceful brutality that hits hard and gives a satisfying, clean finish.
I said this was the best funeral doom release of the year and gave it a near-perfect score. In other words, not a difficult decision. This will show up again soon when we do our favorite releases of the year.