Occultation create atmospheric doom metal like few other bands can. They've found a winning combination of fuzz, echoey reverb and willowy harshness that should strike the right chord with willing listeners! I'd strongly encourage fans of Windhand to be among those willing listeners. Bonus track here is an exceptional cover of The Cure's "The Drowning Man" from their underrated Faith album!
Favorite track: The One Who Sleeps.
Little Rocks Pallbearer have truly build the Foundations of Burden and it's structure is glorious. One of my favorite bands currently.
No digital copy with my vinyl, fixed now. Abnormal Listening Habits
I've long needed to add this to my collection on bandcamp, because it was an album I regularly streamed on various platforms, and yet (to my eternal shame) neglected to purchase in any format. Sounding like a more haunted and progressive relative of 1349 or Abgott, Sinmara are about as distinctly Icelandic a black metal band you could ever wish for. Ben Harris
21st century death metal has a tough job getting "the hook" right. Brutality, technicality: there is no secret formula to that first 60 seconds but "immediate" is one tack the bold employ, and cratsmen as skilled as BI reap rewards with it. An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a debut full-length, _Starspawn_ stands among maybe half a dozen DM records that offer the same what-the-fuck-is-this? feeling that _Altars of Madness_ had upon its releease 30 years ago. Paul Schwarz