This reanimated Corpse hails from Kentucky and unabashedly plays old school death metal – from way back when death was the subject matter, not a particular style. Corpse has been kicking around for 20 years, putting out demos once in a while, and this EP of new material is similar: only five songs. (A bonus disc is included with older demos, including some with their late previous singer, though.) The style is still predominantly thrash with solos aplenty and fierce skin bashing, with some death and doom influences. Think of a cross between Pennsylvania’s Sacrament and the U.K.’s Seventh Angel. The grisly graveyard scene on the album cover fits right in with today’s zombie fascination.
With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.Full Feature More from Imperial Triumphant
Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.Full Feature More from Gaerea
Death metal is no longer strictly a one-kind-of-sound genre but a cloud under which many elements have formed. We have assembled five must-hear death metal acts you should be listening to now, each distinctly set apart from another in form, yet still brethren in the death metal community.Full Feature More from In-Conquered
When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.Full Feature More from Guardian