DOLDREY: Invocation of Doom: 12”

Thrashy black metal debut from this Singapore quartet. With elements of d-beat hardcore blended with Darkthrone-style metal (all eras)—it’s all about the riffs, and these guys bring killer riffs in spades—making this record infinitely more listenable than the overwhelming majority of newer black metal records, and it’s one that I’ll be spinning regularly. Turn your treble knob up a couple notches from normal to help sharpen the riffs and the drums. –Chad Williams (Iron Lung, lifeironlungdeath.blogspot.com)