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Godless Angel - Harvester of Shadows (Inverse)
Second album from one-man Lawrence, KS band. Mix of Heavy and Death Metal. The vocals are a little hard to take at times, but the riffs are massive and the Slayer-esque, whammy drenched solos are fun.
Maestus - Voir Dire (Domestic Genocide/ Glossolalia)
Debut album from Eugene, OR Blackened Doom trio. When they're dooming, it's spectacular. When they shift to Black Metal mode, it's formulaic, but still enjoyable.
Night - Soldiers of Time (Gaphals)
Second album from Swedish quartet. Pretty standard 80's Heavy Metal sound with killer guitars and catchy choruses, except for one forgettbale acoustic track that sounds like a 4 Non Blondes song.
Sannhet - Revisionist (The Flenser)
Second album from Brooklyn trio. Instrumental Post-Black Metal. Atmo- sphere galore and solid musicianship, with no shitty gargled/screeched vocals to ruin the vibe. Fun listen.