Stuff I’ve been listening to and enjoyed (please keep in mind I took a bit of a hiatus from seeking out recent metal some time back as I think I needed to recharge the ear batteries - heart grows fonder and all that, but now my appetite for new good metal is insatiable at the moment).
Revocation - The Outer Ones
Good technical speed stuff think Psycroptic style. I have a major soft spot for bands, album covers, and songs about alien shit or multi-dimensional beings and monster stuff so this was right up my alley.
Psycroptic - As the Kingdom Drowns
Best song is Momentum of the Void. I tend to listen to this style of metal in shorter doses and will listen to an album not in one sitting. The Nile effect is what I call it. Still, great stuff.
YOB - Our Raw Heart
I never would have sought out a band like this if it weren’t for this board recommending a past album. Perfect mellower metal for that Psycroptic style break you need. Best song Beauty Falling in Leaves.
The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom
Back in the day before internets and streaming when you had to buy shit in order to even figure out if it was good or not, you and I would have bought this no questions asked because of that title and album artwork. Their best since Possessed 13 imo. Best song Where My Grave Shall Stand or title track.
Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands
For Whom We have Lost is the super heavy double bass breathing instrumental track you need to kick off your workout.
Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
Best band does best band things. You need it.
Monstrosity - The Passage of Existence
Hey, long time no release. Missed these guys and it’s good. Best song Cosmic Pandemia. Another band with song titles and lyrics dealing with voids, abysses, and solar vacuums. So an aditional star gets added.
Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
Enjoyed this one a whole lot. Fen of Shadows best song.