Another week, another nice variety of records, including black metal, grind, crust, and old-school death/thrash madness. Enjoy!
Releasing three albums in one month is an insane proposition, but Void Ritual have done just that, and they’re all brilliant. The latest from the one-man band shows a more melodic, Greek black metal influence, which is different and exciting.
New Tragedy! The real deal, not the Bee Gees cover band. Fittingly, Fury is far more furious than recent Tragedy albums, with no holds bared on this rager of a record.
RedBait don’t pull any punches, either. Anti-fascist, proletariat crust that will take none of your shit.
Ghoul, meanwhile, are a less serious proposition, with these cannibal beasts being all about old-school death/crossover/grind thrills and spills. It ain’t pretty, but it sure is fun.
And, lastly, Pig Destroyer’s latest album, Head Cage. Anyone longing for a return to the days of Terrifyer must recognise that the band have moved on – but there’s a lot to be said for later-day Pig Destroyer’s direction, even if the drum production isn’t the best.