CD review ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN ‘Harbringer’

(8/10) Arrival Of Autumn, that's metal from Canada. This time it's neither the East Coast nor the West Coast that is home to a band. Arrival Of Autumn is hailing from Alberta. The five-piece powerhouse premiered in 2014 with 'Shadows', which was a self-released album that comprises of ten songs. After such a solid start... Continue Reading →

CD review WHITECHAPEL ‘The Valley’

(9/10) US-based powerhouse Whitechapel premiered in 2007 with ‘The Somatic Defilement’. 12 years later the band is ready to release their newest album ‘The Valley’. As with the previous records also album number seven isn’t a happy one and doesn't include sing-a-long songs. It’s a dark and melancholic longplayer that contains a lyrical approach that’s... Continue Reading →

CD review WHILE SHE SLEEPS ‘So What?’

(8/10) The first time I could listen to While She Sleeps was when the guys opened for In Flames many moons ago. Already at that time the music was fascinating, combining many different aspects – from metalcore screams to melodic choruses. It’s this width that adds excitement to the new album also. ‘So What?’ is... Continue Reading →

WHITECHAPEL will release ‘The Valley’ in March

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th full-length, 'The Valley', via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), 'The Valley' is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up.... Continue Reading →

CD review UNEARTH ‘Extinction(s)’

(8/10) Unearth belongs to the spearhead of US metalcore, being one of the most impactful outfits in this genre. The roots of Unearth go back to 1998 when the band started with an EP entitled ‘Above the Fall of Men’, the springboard for a successful career in metalcore. Since then things grew dramatically and to... Continue Reading →

WHITECHAPEL reveals details for new album

On March 29th, WHITECHAPEL will release their 7th full-length, 'The Valley', via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, 'The Valley' is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set... Continue Reading →

CD review ATREYU ‘In Our Wake’

(8/10) Atreyu is a real 21st-century band. Although the quintet started in 1999 it's the years between 2002 and 2007 that marked a first successful era of this quintet from Southern California. After a hiatus, the band returned in 2014 and released with 'Long Live' an album that included the metalcore roots as well as... Continue Reading →

CD review ANNISOKAY ‘Arms’

(8/10) The rise of German melodic metalcore outfit Annisokay is a really impressive one. Things began in 2007 in Halle, Germany and since then the band seems to be an unstoppable force in German metal. The band that had to face some line-up changes in the early years, evolved with each album unveiled. It took... Continue Reading →

CD review BURY TOMORROW ‘Black Flame’

(8/10) British metalcore-ians of Bury Tomorrow launched their latest studio output 'Earthbound' in 2016. Two years later album number five will step out of the darkness into the light. The 'Black Flame' starts burning mid July, featuring ten new songs of the metalcore quintet and will be the debut for Bury Tomorrow's new label Music... Continue Reading →

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