4X: Extreme Essentials

Nightbringer – Apocalypse Sun

Some heavy black metal from right here in Colorado.

NightbringerSerpent of the Midnight Sun

Reviews:

Infernal Masquerade 5/5

Mishka Bloglin B

Metal Psalter

Ludicra – The Tenant

You’d never know that this San Francisco-based black metal band is fronted by a female lead singer. She growls and screams with the best of her male counterparts. This is their 5th release.

LudicraIn Stable

Reviews:

Metal Review 8/10

Pop Matters 8/10

Metal Psalter 3.5/5

Cancer Bats – Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

Canadian hardcore band Cancer Bats almost lean a little too much toward screamo, but after listening to this album for a few months, I can honestly say I don’t give a shit what subgenre it is…it makes me feel good when I’m angry. It makes me feel good about being angry!

Cancer BatsDead Wrong

Reviews:

AllMusic 4/5

RockSound 9/10

BBC

Soilwork – The Panic Broadcast

The 8th studio album from Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork. This is the first album I’ve heard from them and for some reason it brings me back to the late-80s, early 90s thrash scene.

SoilworkTwo Lives Worth of Reckoning

Reviews:

Teeth of the Divine

Blistering

Sputnik 3.5/5