december 9: grit teeth

Faster than a speeding bullet, shorter than a Deicide album. Twice as hard, though it might need more than one round with Legion.

You could call this crust punk, metallic hardcore or even powerviolence. Call it whatever you want, Let it Be might be the most ferocius album to come from Iceland this year.

alhim, mal akhim

I like this demo and I cannot lie! It is exceptionally fly!

This debut demo, from a pretty unknown Swedish black metal band Malakhim, got me interested in demos again and made it clear that simple in 2017 does not mean lo-fi all of the time.