Whether it was a brewery hosted metal show or an album release party, there was plenty to see and do in the Denver metal scene this year. But getting people to a show requires music, and the local acts of Colorado turned out plenty by themselves in 2016. Singles, demos, splits, EPs and full-lengths, the Mile High saw plenty of releases across numerous sub-genres.
Whether you were looking forward to Khemmis‘ Absolution follow up, Hunted, or discovered new acts like Vourdalak through one of their two releases, Kevin and I (Mister Samhain) had plenty to discuss while collaborating on our best of 2016 Colorado metal list.
The first of which, who would be number one?
There was some debate at #1 and #2, but we came to an agreement that Blood Incantation took what they did on their 2015 EP Interdimensional Extinction and went even further on Starspawn. “They got more progressive with their sound,” Kevin said and I’m inclined to give the nod to Blood Incantation based on that. You really can hear they added a bit more to their cosmic death metal sound on Starspawn and it really kicked it up. This is just an expansive work of old school, plodding death metal that rightfully got plenty of love on year end lists. Continue reading “The Best of 2016 Colorado Metal with Kevin and Mister Samhain”