“Ruin” is a mixture between traditional Death Metal and melodic Death Metal, where the melodic parts are chilling, epic, and melancholic
The Aeon Discordance
What impressed me most was the rich background elements and the band’s sense of grandiosity. They have carefully crafted the album, with impeccable attention to detail, and emotional swells are in the perfect places. It’s strong and firm enough for Metalheads, and delicate enough for those of us who like melody in their music.
Obscured Until Observed
I often forget how Greece has an amazing underground Metal scene, with countless bands ranging from Thrash to Black Metal. Among these bands trying to get their name out there is VENUS: a Progressive/Thrash Metal duo consisting of guitarists Giorgis Verginis and Antonis Avtzis.
Definitely not a bad album. It definitely showcases the extremity of black metal while also making it clear that keys and symphonics don't have to water down an album.
All in all, NYRST’s “Völd” is quite the nice surprise for me. This one has a variety of moods and styles that will appeal to a broad category of metal fans.
The album has ethereal soundscapes and cosmic vibes. The guitars and keyboards are seamlessly intertwined, creating a sonic landscape that is both mesmerizing and immersive. The balance between these two elements is one of the album's greatest strengths, adding depth and dimension to each track. From the celestial melodies of the keyboards to the driving rhythms of the guitars, it's a musical journey that transcends earthly boundaries, inviting listeners to explore the mysteries of the universe through sound.
Metaphysical Engines Approaching The Event Horizon
What sets the band apart from their peers for me is their constant diligence and commitment to finding an unusual sound. Sure, there are common Death Metal elements here, including pig squeals, deep gutturals, and of course, the long song titles that don’t make much sense, but clean vocals and animated bass work? Not so common. It is precisely their willingness to experiment that makes the album as good as it is.
Dreams Always Die with the Sun/Cryptomnesia
When a new hard rock band is formed with musicians that have your mouth watering like with EYE AM, and even though it’s only a tease with two singles from the forth coming album, I still can’t wait to drop the needle down and see what lies ahead.
Made of Stone
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Born, Suffering, Death
After independently releasing a short demo titled “Desktop Genocide” in September 2022, HELLMAN have recently released their debut album “Born, Suffering, Death” through Swedish record label Black Lodge Records.
Endlessly Levitating in Azure Wonder
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Down the Mountainside
With its throwback sound that also feels undeniably modern, each track is a testament to the band's ability to capture the essence of both darkness and light. From haunting melodies that echo with a sense of foreboding to uplifting choruses that soar with hope, the album takes listeners on a journey through contrasting emotions. It blends the familiar with the unexpected, leaving a lasting impression that lingers long after the music fades.
The album ebbed and flowed with a delicate balance, weaving between moments of hope and despair, depression and anger. Each track was a journey through the depths of human emotion. From the haunting melodies of despair to the fiery outbursts of anger, the album resonated with a raw and unfiltered intensity, leaving listeners captivated by its emotional depth.
This is a solid band who shows promise on the EP. All of the right ingredients are there, it’s just the way that the band puts them together. Their music could use some more dynamic textures so that the songs have some “big” moments to them. The five songs were easy on the ears, and melodic, but just need that extra push to really drive them home.
Dark Evils Desecrate
The album was decent, but the band tends to rely too much on past formulas and open notes to carry their sound. I have found that this is often the mark of inexperience, in terms of not wanting to experiment at all. What we have then is just a mediocre effort that could be much better if the band would push themselves out of their comfort zone.
Voyage of the Dead Marauder
The crew of Captain Morgan is back! Hear to this fine mix between Power Metal and Folk Metal and be ready for boarding!!!!
A Mind Designed to Destroy Beautiful Things
Pay attention to this manic Swedish Sludge Metal's quintet, and blow your ears!
Burning The Mortal Coil
This band carries on the torch of UK's Death Metal to the future.
The Fall is guaranteed as you hear to this masterpiece of Black Metal created by this Belgian quintet!
Oozing Radioactive Vomition
Are you ready for a massive blow of Old School Death Metal in your ears? Than listen to this album!
This was a solid album with a lot of strong melodies, and the band managed to capture some of the magic of the past in the songs. Let “Tellus Timeline” take you back to the glory days of AOR, and just lose yourself in the album.
Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants
This was a solid release. Many Black Metal bands can rely too much on the sounds of the past, but here, the band varies up their sound. At times depressing, and at other times angry, it paint the music in the same vein as the album title…despair, and death.
Cemetery of Scream
Electronics in Goth music? Catchy, exciting songs? Why not? I have always said that when you give a band 14 years between album releases, you are going to get one of two things: A band who stayed the same and let the years pass them, or a band who is busy pioneering their own path and is cognizant of the genre changes. Oddly, in this case, the band shows a remarkable ability to stay true to their roots while shifting just enough to keep fresh and intriguing.
Yes, I know, the band’s name sounds like a sex toy, or maybe a male sexual disease….sorry I’ll get my mind out of the gutter and get back to the business at hand and delve into this hard rock album that promises to “set your friggin’ pants on fire.”
Another Side of You
For me, the album is all about balance and temperament. There are plenty of heavy, Djent moments from the guitar work, but they don’t overbalance the melodies. Nor do the melodies outshine the weight. Some of the structures they create are nothing short of gorgeous, but they also fuel your darker side and need for bloody meat.
Burden Of Grief
“Destination Dystopia” is a gift for all melodic Death Metal fans, who love old school melodeath with epic melodies, and a melancholic twist
Sound Of Demise
“Sound Of Demise” will surely have its share of fans, but it is not an album that will be remembered for a long time
infinite planes of ever shifting realities. A variety of sickening moods and worried feels are reached when listening to this insane album but the trip is well worth braving this great unknown.
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