Here are Metal Utopia’s most anticipated albums of the week!
Ethan is looking forward to Immortal Bird’s Thrive on Neglect:
This genre bending and defying band is back with another album of vicious, catchy, and destructive music. Every release is better than the last.
Josh is looking forward to Barren Altar’s Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth, and Rod of Correction’s If Might Makes Right…Then the Rod is God:
A really solid blackened doom album that straddles the bleak, boystorous, and at times gorgeous. This 4th release from these California musician’s is showing them at their most mature.
Quick and crushing thrash from these San Diego newcomers. Miss the thrash of the 80’s? You’re not alone.
Leon is looking forward to Abbath’s Outstrider, and Mayhem’s Wolf’s Lair Abyss:
Our boy Abbath is back at it. It’s a real shame what happened to Immortal, but I guess we get double the music now?
I’m almost tempted to call this the ‘lost’ Mayhem EP. It’s the first thing they released after De Mysteriis and all the tragedies that surrounded it, and it kind of ended up being overshadowed by all subsequent releases. But here’s the rerelease which hopefully gets it some deserved attention.
Rutger is looking forward to Brand of Sacrifice’s Godhand:
This deathcore/slam band from Toronto/Manhattan releases their first full-length album on July 5th. It’s very diverse, with killer drums, guitar riffs and even electronics.
“The demo was better.”