Death Metal

Bloodletter – Funeral Hymns Review

Bloodletter – Funeral Hymns Review

“This is year two of Covid and we’re still discovering new ways in which the pandemic is altering the way we live. For instance, we’ve received multiple 2021 promos for Funeral Hymns, the sophomore release from Chicago thrash metal band Bloodletter, but Metal Archives and Bandcamp say it was released in September of 2020. I’m sure we will have more situations like this in the next couple of months. In fact, my review for next week is in the exact same boat. Not knowing who to trust, I’ve decided to trust the only person that I can trust: yours truly.” Blood can’t be dated.

Molten – Dystopian Syndrome Review

Molten – Dystopian Syndrome Review

“Dystopia no longer exists in the realm of fiction. Fiction is reality. Falsities become truths, truths falsities. Who knows what’s true. This Christmas a mainstream British TV channel provided an alternative deepfake version of the traditional Queen’s speech, a warning against the proliferation of misinformation and fake news. When will metal be deepfaked? Will we even be able to tell if we’re listening to the machine? Are we deepfakes, howling through the vortex of the internet and providing energy to the lizard people? Who knows. Molten may be real or may not.” Dystopia now!

Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice Review

Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice Review

“Let’s keep this death metal train going, people! One entire year of it surely isn’t enough, right? We gotta maintain this hot streak like our lives depended on it. Or, I guess, if you’re Century Media’s newly signed Texan caveperson collective Frozen Soul, it’s a cold streak. Either way, I want more death, more metal, more riffs. The quintet’s first LP Crypt of Ice promises to deliver on all three, express shipped in a plank-wood box and ensconced in prehistoric ice.” Ice, ice rabies.

Karmacipher – Introspectrum [Things You Might Have Missed 2020]

Karmacipher – Introspectrum [Things You Might Have Missed 2020]

“I love a puzzle. Something I can piece together, stitch by stitch. But no matter the complexity, there has to be a guiding light to see me through to the end; however faint and however far. Hong Kong’s Karmacipher are architects and second album Introspectrum is their monochromatic maze.” Karma, karma, karma, karma, Karmacipher.

The Ridiculous Year o’ Death Metal, Part 1 [Things You Might Have Missed 2020]

The Ridiculous Year o’ Death Metal, Part 1 [Things You Might Have Missed 2020]

“We can all agree it has been a horrific year. Fortunately for the metal community, our lexicon is inverted. Rest assured that, when I say death metal has been absolutely disgusting in 2020, it can only be a good thing. While we at Angry Metal Guy have done our best to cover as much calamity as possible, it was inevitable that some releases would go unrecognized. To that end, this round-up exists solely to shed unholy light on those atrocities that didn’t quite make the cut, but still warrant your attention.” Become death.