🌶️ Cave In
(rock/post-hardcore/metal from the USA. FFO: Baroness, Quicksand, Mutoid Man)
Seeing Brodsky and McGrath play their hearts to shreds at Roadburn 2018
in honour of their late bandmate Caleb Scofield, was something I’ll never forget. I spoke to them a year later about it
, and they were so nice, smart, easygoing. And now they’re back with a new, really really good and really heavy album. (And goddamn look at that cover). Great band, great dudes, great music.
Progressive and psychedelic, spacey and claustrophobic - you never really know what to get from Blut Aus Nord. On this album - an extension to 2019’s Hallucinogen albeit a bit of a twisted one - you get it all at once. Works for me.
There’s more: Evergrey
(🌶️ prog/power from Sweden), Sadist
(🌶️ prog death from Italy), Septicflesh
(🌶️ atmospheric/symphonic death from Greece), Predatory Light
(🌶️ black/doom from the USA), Anvil
(heavy/power/documentary gods from Canada), Horn
(pagan black from Germany), Gronibard
(goregrind from France), Assumption
(🌶️ doom/death from Italy), Luminous Vault
(death/black/industrial from the USA) a split from Varathron & Ungod
(black from Greece & black from Germany), Bríi
(🌶️ electronic/ambient/black from Brazil - same guy as Kaatayra), Volturian
(melodic/symphonic/groove from Italy), Aparthiva Raktadhara
(black/death from India), Sadistic Ritual
(thrash from the USA), Nattehimmel
(black from Norway - ex-In The Woods… members) and Herxheim
(black/death from the USA - ex-Howls of Ebb).