Terrorizer #259: [8]+

Releases that scored [8] or more in Terrorizer magazine #259

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So, Terrorizer #259 hit my digital ‘shelf’ last week, with a multitude of new heavy releases reviewed. Interestingly, the new Bell Witch album, Four Phantoms, scored a rare perfect [10], but was not selected for Album of the Month, this month going to Undersmile’s new album, Anhedonia, which scored an also very respectable [9].

Here’s the list, with accompanying Spotify links for those albums that are available on there:

  • Acid Witch – Midnight Movies [8]
  • Akhlys – The Dreaming I [8] (Spotify)
  • Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
  • Bell Witch – Four Phantoms [10] (Spotify)
  • Cold in Berlin – The Comfort of Loss & Dust [8] (Spotify)
  • Drudkh – A Furrow Cut Short [8.5] (Spotify)
  • Groan – Highrospliffics [8.5] (Spotify)
  • Gruesome – Savage Land [8.5] (Spotify)
  • Hellbastard – Feral [8.5]
  • Henry Blacker – Summer Tombs [8] (Spotify)
  • Indian – Live at Roadburn [8]
  • Katatonia – Sanctitude [8] (Spotify)
  • Klone – Here Comes the Sun [8] (Spotify)
  • Kontinuum – Kyrr [8] (Spotify)
  • Malthusian – Below the Hengiform [8.5] (Spotify)
  • Noisem – Blossoming Decay [8] (Spotify)
  • Oblivionized – Life Is a Struggle, Give Up [8] (Spotify)
  • Razor – Violent Restitution (Deluxe Reissue) [8] (Spotify)
  • Razor – Shotgun Justice (Deluxe Reissue) [9] (Spotify)
  • Reign of Fury – Death Be Thy Shepherd [8] (Spotify)
  • Satyricon – Live at the Opera [8] (Spotify)
  • Shroud Eater – Face the Master [8]
  • Stearica – Fertile [8] (Spotify)
  • Steve Von Till – A Life unto Itself [8]
  • Sulphur Aeon – Gateways to the Antisphere [8]
  • Tribulation – The Children of the Night [9] (Spotify)
  • Undersmile – Anhedonia [9] (Spotify) (Album of the Month)
  • The Vintage Caravan – Arrival [8]
  • YDI – A Place in the Sun / Black Dust [8] (Spotify)
  • Zatokrev – Silk Spiders Underwater [8] (Spotify)
  • Zu – Cortar Todo [8.5] (Spotify)

I’ll make sure to add more Spotify links for those albums that become available over the next few weeks. As always, any feedback or comments are greatly appreciated. I hope you find some fantastic new music from this month’s best-reviewed releases.

Author: Andrew R Craddock

Metal and Spotify enthusiast, freelance copy-editor, writer, jolly nihilist.

3 thoughts on “Terrorizer #259: [8]+”

  1. Well, looks like my future playlist just got booked up for many hours. Out of these I’ve only listened to the new Alkaloid album (great progressive death record) and the new Acid Witch album (a lot of fun).
    Just so you know, the new Arcturus album is a blast, as is Sigh’s new cd and Murdock’s album, Dead Lung, which was instant classic territory for me. You haven’t mentioned Murdock, but they sound a little like Calculating Infinty era Dillinger Escape Plan if that sounds like something you’d enjoy.
    Thanks for the list!

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    1. I’ve not heard either the Acid Witch or Alkaloid albums due to their (hopefully just current and not permanent) unavailability on Spotify in the UK. I must say, that Bell Witch album is one of the best metal albums I’ve heard this decade so far.

      Waiting for the official release of the new Arcturus tomorrow (the opening track is incredible, as we discussed), and Sigh’s new one is great but a total mindfuck (expectedly?). Will check out the new Murdock album. Got a [7] in this very issue of Terrorizer, hence why it didn’t make it into this list, but of course we don’t always agree with our favourite magazines one way or the other. Love The Dillinger Escape Plan, but I’m definitely more of a Miss Machine / Ire Works guy, admittedly.

      You’re very welcome for the list – thanks for your comment!

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