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 →

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 →

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