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.
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 →
Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released ‘Civil Unrest’, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, ‘Stop The Bleeding’ and B-side, ‘Bulletproof’, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.... Continue Reading →
Minatox69 are celebrating their 10th birthday this year and it seems that the five guys are releasing a new album not only but also to celebrate this milestone. Minatox69 are dedicated to Thrash Metal. Although it's not as melodic as the label info sheet suggests, the band scores with a felicitous and powerful production. The... 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 →
Lamb Of God remain true to their basic musical concept. Only few other bands represent modern thrash metal as good as Lamb Of God. Their eighth album is characterized by power, energy and dynamic. 'Lamb of God' ends a five year wait with a big blast and those who haven't trained their neck muscles over the years will not be able to do without sore muscles. Brute songs and a brute album, both of which fit well into the current time.
Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, 'Clayman'. In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Clayman', to be released on... Continue Reading →
Now it's already four years ago that DevilDriver released a studio album called 'Trust No One'. In October this year the wait has come to an end because a new album is scheduled with 'Dealing With Demons I'. The tracklist looks like this: Keep Away From MeVengeance Is ClearNest Of VipersIonaWishingYou Give Me A Reason... Continue Reading →
While other bands and labels partly postpone their new releases, Trivium and Roadrunner Records take another road. Matt Heavy and band mates release their new album as planned. In times of cancelled concerts and festivals it is a well-done step to keep fans optimistic, at least with new music, because what would the world be... Continue Reading →
In some of my earlier reviews I referred to the great sense of Swedish Rock bands for hooklines and melodies. Dynazty isn't an exception. The new longplayer 'The Dark Delight' is filled with a lot of this key ingredient without solely relying on it. The band, that started in 2008 in Stockholm, uses great melodies... Continue Reading →
Although there are many good bands hailing from South America THE protagonist of South American Metal is certainly Sepultura. Now, Irist isn’t a Brazilian band, but since the founders are Argentinean and Chilean some comparisons with the mighty spearhead of South American Metal are allowed. Pablo Davila and Bruno Segovia were inspired by the rise... Continue Reading →
Maria Brink and In This Moment started in 2005 and 15 years later the band unveil their new longplayer, entitled 'Mother'. In This Moment's seventh longplayer is a next milestone in the band's career, another expressive journey through the fields of melody, emotion, density and big sounds. 'Mother' is an album with a dark vibe,... Continue Reading →
American powerhouse Five Finger Death Punch release their new album today. Simply named 'F8' the album title refers to being the eighth full-length release in the bands history and also reflects balancing justice, harmony and wise acting being symbolic for their new longplayer. 'F8' features a 13 songs tracklist and showcases a band that's recovered... Continue Reading →