I was mostly impressed with the care and attention that Shayley put into this album. The personal touch is unabashedly his, and he doesn’t care what critics may think about it or how genre purists might label it. Arden enough for most Metalheads, but also melodic and catchy, in a nutshell, it’s just damn good music.
ENDSEEKER deliver traditional, Swedish inspired Death Metal with the typical chainsaw guitar sound and a smart mixture of fast, mid-tempo, and slower tracks
Breath Of The Tomb
Left To Rot
LEFT TO ROT leave a promising mark on the Death Metal market and traditional Death Metal fans will dig "Breath Of The Tomb"
What does a frozen wreath signify? A wreath is a symbol of victory, hope, and love. A frozen one suspends these elements forever. The band’s title reflects these feelings very well, and after I listen to it, I have to shake off the chill.
Solo albums from musicians from well-known bands can be hit or miss…but this one’s a hit. Tomi reaches deep into his pockets and produced an album rich in diversity and several different styles. Critics could argue that it lacks an overall sense of identity, but I believe that is where the magic lies.
The Long War
At its core it was Doom, but they band refused to be held by the sometimes narrow borders that define the genre. Instead, they expanded out into uncharted territory, The album was engaging, and the musicianship strong. The production was right where it should be, and this is an example of high quality Doom Metal.
Welcome to the Show
If someone asks if the 80s Hard Rock can be updated to the present keeping its elements, show this person this album!
Throne of Grief
A brutal form of Sludge/Doom Metal, done in an experimental and different way.
Last Rites/The Final Blessing
And the North Amrican madness spreads its wings again on this nnew release of the quartet. Fun, weight and good music, so what are you waiting for?
Land of the Greeks
The Greek myths and more on the new release of this Brazilian Pagan Black Metal act.
Silence By The Raging Sea
Occult Hand Order
Maybe one can be seeing the birth of Progressive Stoner Metal/Rock on this release of the band.
What a God Could Be
A fine combonation between melodic Death Metal and modern Metal elements can be found here.
Let’s start with the positives. Many band in this style stumble early on trying to push the Death side of the genre over the Melodic side, but MIARA is equally adept at both. If it wasn’t for the founding fathers of the genre existing, I would love this sound. As it is however, it is just too much of a copy of these bands without anything original to offer fans.
In A Forest Dark
This album was a good combination of the depressive qualities of Doom with the vile hatred of Black Metal. Harrowing elements were also sprinkled in to give the album a dangerous edge.
Beyond the Veil
“Beyond the Veil” from SUICIDE PUPPETS is a deep dive into the serial killer mind.
Conspiracy of Blackness
CONSPIRACY OF BLACKNESS is back with a revitalized line-up and a redoubled focus.
The soft trumpet parts definitely add another layer of darkness to the music, which is already quite desperate. The combination of Doom and Black Metal actually works very well with the music. At times angry and other time dreadfully sad, the albums themes are well reflected in the sound.
Into The Eye Of The Storm
I always look to find the musical expression and nuances throughout the album. The vocals are usually at the forefront and the main attraction as well as focusing on melodies and themes, and ZHIVA did accomplish that.
Spell Of The Crimson Eye
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Sophie Lloyd – Imposter Syndrome
Sophie Lloyd – Imposter Syndrome
I fell in love with Sophie Lloyd and her playing the very first time I saw her YouTube video channel. Her effortless style is mesmerizing and her left hand moves like a spider on the fretboard with finger numbing sparks shooting off.
“Firestar” lacked bite, lacked nastiness, lacked muscle. While they delivered an enjoyable listening album, just not what I expected from a band with their metal history releasing high quality power/speed metal for over 27 years.
To The Gods We Swear
Heavy duty, rocking riffs….check, solid tight backing rhythm section….check, steamy, brazen guitar licks….check, powerful, passionate vocals….check, absorbing, engaging lyrics….check, well I guess they check all the boxes on a true, headbanging heavy metal experience, a well-oiled musical machine. There is absolutely nothing here not to love.
Into Hell Fire We Burn
If “Into Hell Fire We Burn” is a teaser for a new full-length album, then symphonic Black Metal fans have something to look forward to
"Human Deeds" is a dynamic and energetic melodic Metal album with traditional Heavy Metal inspirations and a few Hardrock twists
Gods Who Decree
This was a fairly rough and unpolished album that doesn’t venture very far from the open E chord. As a result, the music falls very flat. Sure, it’s Metal, but it isn’t very creative or dynamic.
Three of the founding members of Italian band FALLING GIANTS came together in the middle […]
The Serpent's Cycle
HYPERIA are a five piece melodic thrash/death metal band from Canada, as they came together […]
A Giant Bound to Fall
They have the melodic sensibility of INSOMNIUM, and the ardent, unwavering power of AN ABTRACT ILLUSION. Every note, and every refrain is perfectly placed to tantalize the listener with its bewitching charms. The organic force comes from deep within, enveloping the listener to the end of his days.
As I was listening to it, it began to put a fire under my feet, lifted me up, and carried me to the place where so many people died. The images were almost too much to bear, so I returned to the safety of my home. Apathy is a much easier pill to swallow than action.
, I can deal with the lack of structure, and the very loose nature of the music, but what struck me as most odd were the vocals. This music is just too eclectic for most music lovers.
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