Here are Metal Utopia’s most anticipated albums of the week!
Ethan is looking forward to Krypts’s Cadaver Circulation:
Third full-length from this power house group from Finland dealing in monumentally heavy and morbidly slow Death/Doom. After discovering them from their last release, I’ve been eagerly awaiting more material and hoping they do a US tour.
Leon is looking forward to Darkthrone’s Old Star, Gloryhammer’s Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, and Vader’s Thy Messenger EP:
I’m a huge fan of new Darkthrone – Fenriz is basically a riff encyclopedia and you can hear all kinds of old school influences. But it’s not just a history lesson, it’s good fuckin’ metal.
You know, I like absurd amounts of cheese in my pasta, but I’m usually the opposite for metal. Still, when you pile as much of it as Gloryhammer does, some sort of cheese-ception happens and I can’t but admire that.
Vader must be vampires or some such, because their longevity is legendary, and they still put on a killer live show. Another thing I admire them for is that they consistently release EP’s, and I think more bands should give the format a chance.
Rutger is looking forward to Nordjevel/Avslut’s Förslavad / Krigsmakt:
The Norway- and Sweden-based black metal bands Nordjevel and Avslut have joined their forces to create a limited edition split album. The bands are relatively young (from 2015 and 2016) but they’ve released quite some music already. It’s high-quality black metal, definitely worth a spin.
Shankar is looking forward to Abyssal’s A Beacon in the Husk, and Kaleidobolt’s Bitter:
Combining elements of atmospheric doom with horrific blackened death metal elements, Abyssal has unleashed a new kind of horror onto the metal scene. The vocals are some of the scariest I’ve heard in a long time. Bow down to the Abyssal gods!
Black metal combined with progressive rock? Seems impossible, but Kaleidobolt managed to brew this fantastic concoction that I cannot wait to try.