Picks Of The Month: May 2017

Well, it’s been yet another month of great music – here’s our highlights from May that are worth another listen!

Natalie’s Picks

Red Moon Architect – Return Of The Black Butterflies
Track to check out: NDE
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/red-moon-architect-return-of-the-black-butterflies-review/

I bloody loved their second album Fall, yet they’ve surpassed it with Return Of The Black Butterflies. This is funeral doom at its finest, and I am completely in love.

Ajattara – Lupaus
Track to check out: Ave Satana
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/ajattara-lupaus-review/

Well damn, talk about a comeback! Lupaus is the first release from Ajattara since their 2012 hiatus and it’s a phenomenal release to say the least. Seeing the new songs at Nummirock in a few weeks is going to be killer!

Nighon – The Somme
Track to check out: Scharnhorst
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/nighon-the-somme-review/

The Somme is a very mighty piece from metallers Nighon and I can’t stop listening to it! This is a release that will get under your skin and you’ll remember it for all the right reasons. And, as with Ajattara – I’m very keen to check this talented band out at Nummirock too!

Dave’s Picks

Freakangel – How The Ghost Became
Track to check out: Insight
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/freakangel-how-the-ghost-became-review/

This album took me by surprise. Combining hardcore with industrial is nothing new but Freakangel have got the attitude and sound of industrial down. It reminds me a bit of Spahn Ranch which is an obscure industrial act nowadays but nonetheless great!

Sabbath Assembly – Rites of Passage
Track to check out: Shadows Revenge
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/sabbath-assembly-rites-of-passage-review/

Rites of Passage is a complex album and it can be hard to take but beneath its harsh facade lies an interesting album with moments of transcendental beauty.

Lichtgestalt – Tempus Fugit
Track to check out: Virus Mensch
Our review: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/lichtgestalt-tempus-fugit-review/

There’s a lot of class action going on in this album. It has all the bells and whistle of a classic but manages to update it and makes metal great again. It makes me want to play the original Doom.

About Natalie Humphries 1844 Articles

Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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