🌶️ Wode - Burn In Many Mirrors
(black from the UK, listen
Black metal wherein the riff wins over atmosphere. They impressed me on their 2016 debut and the follow-up a year later. They’re back with a more potent poison in their tunes, with flourishes of death metal and a few progressive elements.
🌶️ Dead Neanderthals - Rat Licker
(jazzgrind from the Netherlands, listen
Jazz and grindcore, I hear you say, is that a fair categorization? I don’t know. But the improvised, ever changing style of this duo is as much free form as it is uncompromising. Interesting, too. And fucking loud.
🌶️ Fuoco Fatuo – Obsidian Katabasis
(funeral doom from Italy, listen
Take your time, hurry up. These Italians add a little pinch of death metal in their funeral doom concoction and I have always learned: when there are Italians cooking, you shut up and taste. It’s massive and intense.