CD review BURY TOMORROW ‘Cannibal’

The basic mood on 'Cannibal' is certainly in strong contrast to the current summertime. It's not light and color which are the main focus and spirit. Darkness and uncompromising emotional honesty is what makes this longplayer to an emotional contrast to what the eye sees these days. If you've got enough sun and want to spend some time on (self-) reflection, you've found your soundtrack with 'Cannibal'.

CD review PROTEST THE HERO ‘Palimpsest’

Protest The Hero's new offer is a complex album. Complexity in itself isn't something bad but the portion that's offered by the four Canadians demands an effort from the listener. 'Modern', 'Metal', 'Alternative' and 'Progressive' are the key terms that describe the album best. When I listened to the album the first time a got... Continue Reading →

CD review AUGUST BURNS RED 'Guardians'

August Burns Red's lyrical concept behind 'Guardians' became much more relevant than what the band maybe had in mind when starting work on the new album. Guitarist Brent Rambler describes the album title as addressing "a loose theme of being there for another person who’s reaching out for help. This individual who saves the day acts like a guardian." These guardians are more relevant than ever these days.

CD review HEAVEN SHALL BURN ‘Of Truth & Sacrifice’

'Of Truth and Sacrifice' is heavy, aggressive and brutal. At the same time it covers moment of vulnerability and reflection. It's this mix, together with lyrics being far away from meaningless blablabla, that makes Heaven Shall Burn's 9th album to a 97 minutes experience. This record is more than only a carrier of music. It's a milestone for the band and Metalcore in genral. 'Of Truth and Sacrifice' lifts the bar and belongs to the musical diamonds in 2020 and beyond. Timeless.

CD review NEAERA ‘Neaera’

Recover, Regroup, Return, Record - Neaena 'Neaera' is the great return of a band that used the years of absence to recover, regroup and return to record an album that is a statement of being back. What exactly this means for the coming months and years is what time will tell. In the meantime it's all about enjoying this sonic wrecking ball.

CD review OBEY THE BRAVE ‘Balance’

(8/10) Canadian metalcore powerhouse Obey The Brave has their homebase in Montreal, Quebec and that's where they started their metal journey back in 2011. Since then the quintet released three full-length longplayers with 'Balance' being number four. The new album features nine songs and with a running time of 29 minutes, meaning the album isn't... Continue Reading →

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