I can’t say enough about the importance of the bass in the mix, as many bands ignore that. The album is both desolate and raging at the same time. But at its core, is a deep dissonance that takes hold inside the listener, and makes him sick from the inside out.
Thy Shining Curse
This was an excellent album, and it’s hard to imagine that it was created by one person. His attention to detail, and his musicianship is very strong, and the juxtaposition of melody with Death Metal is delicately balanced.
“Die Falle” is a missive from the epicenter of a hideous conflict, chronicling man’s inhumanity to man.
If BURIAL MOON is being reticent about disclosing who they are, they are at least more forthcoming about their subject matter with song titles that second as actual lyrics.
I don’t believe I have ever heard any album with so much wasted potential. The band uses a lot of different sounds, but always falls backwards after several bars. They also have talent, but their approach to songwriting is akin to not being able to dig yourself out of a hole that is shallow, and should present only a minor challenge.
Fight In Me
This delicious album could be called "When Hard Rock and Modern Metal" unite, because it's what you'll find on it!
A massive blow of energy is unleashed by this quintet that dares to mix Melodic/Technical Death Metal with touches of Deathcore.
Ceremonial Blood Worship
A pure Black/Death bloodpuke in the ears is what this album is upo to!
All Witches Shall Burn
This 4-tracks EP deserves to be faced as a pure breed release into Blackened Death Metal/Black/Death Metal, and these veterans are riding their chariot from Hell with blood and fire in their eyes!!!!
This Death Metal quintet is pointing their musical warheads to your ears!!!! Surrender NOW!
This is a fine Black/Death Metal act from Poland that really deserves to be heard.
It Leads To This
The Pineapple Thief
I can’t help but being mesmerized by the sheer quality that THE PINEAPPLE THIEF is bringing us on “It Leads To This”.
Prayers Of War
The fact that STEEL RATH are able to write quite good songs does help a lot. Every song has that feel of being very old, whilst still fitting in the current way of making Metal music.
Brethren of the Coast
And no, although they sing about war and such “Brethren of the Coast” could not just as easy have been a SABATON or MANOWAR record. This is much too heavily into the Melodic Heavy Metal meets Power Metal range, without ever becoming too epic.
EMERALD RAGE has the ability to use a lot of influences and sounds and mix them up in such a way that it stays interesting all through the album. That does mean that for over 53 minutes you will be concentrating on everything that the band is throwing at you.
Eg Er Framand
The fact that the vocals are sung in her native language only adds to the mystery of the album. I honestly don’t want the lyrical translation into English. Kathrine’s vocals are elegant, sublime, and pure artistry, and for an album with so little sonority, its impact can be felt for miles away.
Save Our Souls
Overall, this as a good album in terms of two things. First, the level of intensity was very strong, so ardent Metalheads will like this. Second, there was just enough melody to counterbalance some of the more brutal aspects of their music. If I could offer one critique, it would be for the band to take more chances and step outside of the perceived patterns that guide the genre boundaries, because I believe they have a lot that they could offer to the fans.
With “Blackened Heartbeat,” SECRET SPHERE presents themselves as they aspire to be musically today. This […]
Catchy, melodic sensibility, unabashed massive hooks, style, and musicianship is what the album offers to the fans. The album has that perfect balance between weight and melody as well. This is the band’s sixth full-length album, and they show zero signs of slowing down.
Invocation Through Revocation
Mormânt De Snagov
This isn’t your ordinary Black, Death, or even MeloDeath band. They combine all of these elements and even a bit of Doom at time to tell the tale of both depression and anger. The balance that they reach between these two extremes is solid, as are the other elements they work into their sound. Keep your eye on this band from Finland.
Slovak death metal band SURGERY have come to eat your brains on their third full-length "Living Dead".
Wind up the rope as tightly as possible, and then step back and let it go…that is the sound that comes through strongest on the album. Yet, within the confines of their impossibly tight structures, melodies escape somehow. The music isn’t as cold and sterile as one might expect…it breathes. This is a very talented band with an expansive take the genre.
The World We Inherited
The music is reflective of the themes mentioned in the beginning quite well. You can see the divide between people growing larger each and every day, and at some point, wheels were set in motion that cannot be undone. Have we reached that point already? It’s hard to say, but I don’t feel bad about the possibility of not being around to witness the end of times.
Letters From The Psych Ward
From the outside, “Letters from the Psych Ward” looks very plain, very middle of the road. Happy to admit that I was wrong.
In Rhino We Trust
If it was 1986, “In Rhino We Trust” would be topping the charts—but it’s 2024, radio no longer exists, and Extreme Metal rules the underground.
The Isle Of Hydra (reissue)
Twisted Tower Dire
I wish to ask of you as a full-blown Old School Heavy Metal or NWOTHM fan to have a good rummage through your brain cells and find a proper place to store the music of TWISTED TOWER DIRE. No, you won’t feel they have discovered a new kind of wheel, but they are making forementioned wheel turn as fluently as possible. If you do so, you will find that this reissue of “The Isle Of Hydra” is a very good starting point.
The result is currently coming to my PC loudspeakers and is called “Ultrapower”. And for the first time since I have started listening to STRIKER, I have needed a lot of time to warm up to their music.
I therefore have no choice but be RUTHLESS and rate RUTHLESS with a rather high score.
Spoiler alert: This is a review I wanted to…no needed to write to get the word out about an amazing band that I saw “live” last year and instantly became a fan. They blew me away with their explosive musical performance and energized and animated stage presence.
Holy melodic hard rock music Batman, the dynamic duo are back with their latest album release “Beautiful Illusion.”
Take a close look at the album cover to discover the sounds within. The picture is of a forest scene, with brightly colored flowers, a steam, and even a grassy lookout of the stream. That tree is just begging to be climbed as well. The album reflects this beautiful and peaceful image very well. It’s a bright spot on my mundane Monday morning.
“Frozen Aggressors“ will have its share of fans who like a more modern and experimental Thrash Metal sound
…Makes Us Survive!
“…Makes Us Survive!” has all the ingredients to make a good classical Thrash Metal album: the riffing, the pace, the aggression, the lead guitars
Awaken the Ancients
Canadian deathcore band HATRED REIGNS puts the pedal to the heaviest of metals in a quest to leave the rest of the bands in the dust.
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