Manchester black-metallers WODE return and show the step up that they have made. Burn In Many Mirrors is a huge album, with the one of the most dynamic metal sounds you are likely to hear this year.
Gareth is a contributor for Louder than War, and has previously contributed to Sonic Bandwagon, Room Thirteen and Mudkiss.
Mork with their fifth album Katedralen have created a ferocious and unsettling take on the black metal genre.
A long overdue appreciation of one of the great lost albums – Urban Nomad – that welds together various Prog Rock influences.