Tag Archives: Month in Metal

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: May 2019

 

 

It’s almost summer in the northern hemisphere, and summer is metal season. This month, try the arena-aspiring heavy metal of Spirit Adrift, the sci-fi death metal of Nocturnus AD, or any of the other great releases in what turned out to be a ridiculously strong May for heavy music.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: April 2019

best-metal-1244.jpgThis month’s Best Metal on Bandcamp includes epic doom, an ambitious single-song death metal EP, and a wide range of black metal.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: March 2019

Metal

This month’s best metal runs the gamut, from ’70s-style proto-doom to ripping, occult metalpunk to triumphant power metal, with stops at all points between

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: February 2019

best metalFebruary delivered an embarrassment of black metal riches, with albums that would rank among most years’ best, from bands in France, Sweden, Greece, and the United States. Those are included below alongside a pair of crucial entries in the still-raging trad metal revival.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: January 2019

est metal January 2019January, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, often feels like a time to play the grimmest and most frostbitten black metal imaginable, bolt the doors, and wait for the sun to return. This year, supplement that standard listening with sweltering old-school death metal, sunny NWOBHM worship, and murky death-doom—just a few styles covered by the month’s best albums. 

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal Albums of 2018

best-metal-2018It’s a bit trite to say that 2018 was a good year for metal; every year is a good year for metal, if you’re willing to put in the legwork. Yet the range of this year’s crop of great albums is particularly impressive. Metalheads were fortunate enough to get multiple new entrants to the canons of funeral doom, atmospheric black metal, old-school death metal, Euro-style power metal, and more. Each one of the albums below (listed alphabetically) is worth spending the rest of your life getting to know.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: October 2018

Metal

October means Halloween, which means firing up the King Diamond, Helloween, Type O Negative, and leaning into metal’s gloriously cheesy side. If you get sick of that, there’s also a ton of great new metal out this month, including a comeback single by classic trad metal kings, grunge-tinged doom, and a new batch of ten-ton Matt Pike riffs.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading

The Best Metal on Bandcamp: September 2018

Metal

This month’s roundup of the best metal on Bandcamp includes Philly death metal darlings realizing their full potential, time-warping funeral doom from the Republic of Georgia, a pivot into groove by grindcore gods, and more.

View the Best Metal on Bandcamp Archives

Continue reading