Busy days for bass player Shane Embury. The iconic musician released a few weeks ago with Venemous Concept a new album and now it's the 'mothership' Napalm Death that unveil with 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' an extremely powerful sonically strike. Napalm Death belong to the spearhead of Grindcore. The inventors of... Continue Reading →
Four years ago Dark Tranquility unleashed with 'Atoma' a successful addition to their discography and last week the band announced their next longplayer, entitled 'Moment'. Release date will be November 20th this year and it wil comes through Century Media. The band comments:“It's happening again! We are proud to announce that our 12th album "Moment"... Continue Reading →
'MMXX' is the new EP from Eskimo Callboy and I'm not sure if the world waited for it. The disc is a kind of Corona product the band recorded instead of being on the road. The band unleash 'MMXX' mid September, featuring 6 songs in the typical Eskimo Callboy fashion. What's new is frontman Nico... Continue Reading →
Skeletal Remains is a regular guest on the release schedules since 2012 when the guys premiered with 'Beyond the Flesh'. The latest release to date was 'Devouring Mortality' which stepped out of the tomb in 2018. Two years later 'The Entombment of Chaos' adds a next chapter to the books. The first thing you notice... Continue Reading →
Dead Lord had to go through some changes and challenges since having released with 'In Ignorance We Trust' their acclaimed third longplayer. The fact that guitarist Olle Hedenström parted ways with the band led to some line-up adjustments with Martin Nordin taking over the guitar while the band added with Ryan Kemp a new bassist... Continue Reading →
As I wrote in a post the other day, music is about emotions and the expression of those. What could be better in such a context than reflecting on own emotions, connected to personal experiences, and translating those into notes and lyrics. This is what makes a tune and an album tangible and real. It... Continue Reading →
The cinematic 'Wormhole' is the grande finale of an album that stands for a next step in the rise of Avatar. Heavy, modern, dynamic, innovative and with twists, that's Avatar's sound and the execute it in perfection on 'Hunter Gatherer'. Creativity seems to be a never-ending flow when it comes to the five guys from Sweden and bundling this flow in ten songs enforces the music even more. 'Hunter Gatherer', an album that entertains for a long time.
Imperial Triumphant certainly leave nothing to coincidence. There are sound enthusiasts at work who are highly committed to their musical vision with no compromises. 'Alphaville' with its ecstasy is certainly interesting for a smaller group of metalheads. The majority, however, will listen with open eyes and dropping jaws to the sound this album brings to the fore. Are you willing to take the challenge?
If you don't have 'Veil of Imagination' on your prog metal radar yet, you should see a bright shining new dot on your radar display by now. What these five guys from Boston deliver is definitely impressive. Bombastic Pogg Metal with high density, varied and excitingly performed, that is what makes this album stand out. For sure a highlight 2020 and certainly interesting for fans of bands like Opeth and Devon Townsend.
Stockholm-based Dead Lord announce their forth album. 'Surrender' is the title of this 10 songs comprising album. The record will be available in the record stores on September 4th and comes via Century Media. Drummer Adam Lindmark expands on the band’s goals by explaining: “The mission with Surrender was, and still is, to prove that we’re... Continue Reading →
UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are delighted to announce their upcoming studio album release 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism', to be released on September 18th, 2020 via Century Media Records. 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed “'Apex Predator – Easy Meat' album, was again recorded... Continue Reading →
Avatar has shared their latest single ’God of Sick Dreams’ with an accompanying visualizer from their highly anticipated full-length, ’Hunter Gatherer’, due out August 7th, 2020 via Century Media Records. The track finds the band with no shortage of chugging riffs that revolve around some of the band’s catchiest choruses and heaviest moments to date.... Continue Reading →
If the third album is still the deciding factor for the future development of a band remains open, but the past shows that these albums are at least a kind of indicator. Gothenburg's Vampire are approaching this crossroads with 'Rex'. Founded in 2011 the band of Command, Hand Of Doom, Black String, Abysmal Condor and... Continue Reading →
Voivod announce a new EP for July 10th. "The End of Dormancy" contains three songs. Outstanding is the title track, originally from 'The Wake' album, including a metal section plus a live performance of the band at the MTL Jazz Fest 2019. Last but not least there is a classic track 'The Unknown Knows' on... Continue Reading →
'Sudden Death' isn't deadly. On the contrary. Horisont's new album is vital and alive from start to finish. It exudes a lightness that makes it easy for the fans of well-crafted rock music to listen to the album. At the same time Horisont manage to ensure a long term listening experience through multi-layering and with every new round on your recordplayer new details appear. All in all 'Sudden Death' is a great album which actually should be enjoyed as vinyl.