It’s been a really nice autumn here this week on the East Coast, where an entire season is pretty much boiled down to one week. The trees just turned colors a few days ago, and now the leaves are dying and falling to the ground. Eh, it could be worse. Hey, October was a killer month for metal, and after I thought September couldn’t have been more insane, October delivered a killer slew of new releases that remain in heavy rotation. And again, there was so much diversity, from filthy death meta,l to doom, to atmospheric and more traditional black metal, to a true one-man band, to a band that pulled back their extreme sound and delved deeper into their home country’s roots. All good stuff below, so listen and weep that autumn is already over.