Today we glide all over the world in search of good metal from various fields, with progressive tones.
1. Bretus – Magharia (2021)
🇮🇹 Let’s wake up in Catanzaro, Italy and watch the shadows swaying above. Bretus is here with fresh riffs and sharp lyrics.
The band’s music extends from rock to metal, allowing doom to be nice t listen to, and horror to conquer your heart. Not so scary though. “Magharia” has enough headbanging moments to unwind the thrill. Don’t wait to open our eyes!
2. Pentral – What Lies Ahead of Us (2021)
🇧🇷 Our next stop is in Brazil. The Pentral trio presents their debut album, certainly worth a listen.
Well, Pentral manages to embed classical rock stuff into modern coordinate system. Having a fictional story behind the lines, this album has so much in common with the reality we live in. Let the mesmerizing chants enter your room and your ears, and find yourself in the wild forest open for a dangerous but pleasant walk.
3. Vokonis – Odyssey (2021)
🇸🇪 These Swedes draw in broad strokes. Pushy harsh rhymes, some melodic passages, clean vocals and growling, you’ll encounter all of that. Bizarre blend of everything related to rock and metal.
Interestingly enough, you can’t guess correctly what you’ll hear next, surprise comes after surprise. It’s multidimensional journey, pure odyssey happening right now. Don’t forget to buckle up.
4. Big Oaf – Big Oaf (2020)
🇺🇸 Big Oaf is the mighty trio coming from Atlanta, Georgia (US). Three tough guys serve selected sludgy doom mixed with some stoner and sounding quite progressive. Don’t think they are oafs indeed, as they at least make really cool music!
My personal pick would be “Nowhere”, extremely catchy song, and “King of Town”, groovy piece that goes directly to the head and leaves no chance to avoid this bastardous rhythm!
5. Neipa – El Año del Caos (2021)
🇦🇷 The last album for today comes from Argentina. Now, time to slow down a little, to exhale and to dream. I doubt we’ll get a big portion of relax, as the music by Neipa is pretty much heavy.
I really like how it unfolds. Some lighter structures, and evolution of melodies leads to overwhelming groovy riffs blowing a listener’s mind. Bass lines are so powerful, literally biting each time. Good album to call it a day!