Koldovstvo – Ни царя, ни бога [Things You Might Have Missed 2021]

Koldovstvo – Ни царя, ни бога [Things You Might Have Missed 2021]

“Sometimes a thing defies proper indexing or categorization. Tags may be applied to that thing and they may not be incorrect but nor do they properly encapsulate what that thing is. The nominally atmospheric black metal, probably Russian, project Koldovstvo, is just such a thing.” Words fail us.

Necrophagous – In Chaos Ascend Review

Necrophagous – In Chaos Ascend Review

“The first dive into the promo sump at the start of a new year is fraught with risk and peril. Somewhat refreshed after the ever-so-brief holiday break, you may be a bit too eager to start the year with a winning find. Anticipation and expectation must be carefully managed as you regird the loins and begin the Sisyphus-esque uphill grind. Thus it was with freshly girded loins that I stumbled upon the debut from Sweden’s Necrophagous.” Death eaters, score beaters.

Wombbath – Agma Review

Wombbath – Agma Review

Wombbath is a band that seems ruthlessly intent on making up for lost time. Lying dormant for 20 years after an initial run in the early 90s, the project was revived in 2014 by longtime guitarist Håken Stuvemark and the omnipresent Jonny Pettersson. Two albums saw the light of day in the band’s first four years back together, but then things went into hyperdrive following the additions of drummer Jon Rudin and guitarist Thomas von Wachenfeldt.” For Womb the bell tolls.

Wilderun – Epigone Review

Wilderun – Epigone Review

Wilderun’s Epigone marks the band’s first new material while signed to Century Media, but fourth record. Readers of this website will know that I think they are the best band of the 2010s, having composed progressive, deathly, folksy metal records that will stay with me forever. Their last two albums have both been my record of the year (and AMG Himself’s) and the band continues to accrue acclaim for their incredible sound and talent. Epigone is, without a doubt, an album that comes with high expectations from everyone. It’s interesting to note, then, that the title means “a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone.”

Angry Metal Guy Speaks: On What We Don’t Promote, Why, and What’s Next

Angry Metal Guy Speaks: On What We Don’t Promote, Why, and What’s Next

After having gone through a triumphant Listurnalia, where we here at AngryMetalGuy.com celebrated all the glory of the year that was 2021, everyone’s a bit tired. Unfortunately, this year we’re all a little extra tired because of an event that marred an otherwise glorious return to list-making, arguing about relevance, and playfully batting away criticisms from the peanut gallery. And these issues need to be addressed directly by me and publicly.