Luna's Call offer with their new work 'Void' a perfect basis for analysts and friends of the sophisticated detail. What the guys from Lincoln, UK deliver is music, that is made of beautiful acoustic melodic arcs, which lead to extreme death metal excesses. The whole music is embedded in multilayered and complex song structures that... Continue Reading →
Raider became Twix and now it’s Dutch thrash metal trio Distillator that undergoes such a change too and become Cryptosis. After two longplayer, an EP and a split release with Space Chaser, Distillator called it an end while the guys moved on a created with Cryptosis a new power outlet for their electrifying thrash metal.... Continue Reading →
Cult Of Lilith is a band, hailing from Island and being anchored in Death Metal. The smaller island in the North delivers a relatively big number of excellent bands and the quintet is a rather new Death Metal volcano. Having had a starting point in 2015, a first EP called 'Arkanum' unfold as a self-release... 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 →
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.
On September 4th, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, Mara, via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive. Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2015 by guitarist Daniel Þór Hannesson... Continue Reading →
Martin Mendez steps out of the shadows and stands with White Stones in the spotlight with a first prove of work that shows that the Uruguayan musician has much more to offer than merely a solid grooving bassline for Opeth. 'Kuarahy' is a multi-layered album that shows the songwriting talent of a guy that hided this talent for too long.
Does anyone know why so many Death- and Black Metal bands use logos you hardly can read? The reason for this question is because Blood Incantation is one of them. However, besides this little sidestep, there’s much more exciting stuff connected to this band. Blood Incantation delivers a pretty cool Death Metal album, a fusion... Continue Reading →
(10/10) Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend is an extremely creative mind. Musical ideas and thoughts manifests themselves in a lot of songs, spread out over many longplayers and it's impossible to put a certain label on Townsend's music. The music is certainly rooted in heavy metal and progressive metal, but Townsend takes things much wider... Continue Reading →
(8/10) For some it‘s noise, for others it‘s chaos and for metalheads it‘s a treat for their ears - Fallujah‘s new album. Now, as you might know this kind of metal is not exactly where my roots are. However, it‘s this kind of records that are challenging and like a musical curveball. And as not being... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Friends of progressive death metal can welcome a new album, done by a band that has its foundation date in 2011. Aenimus, hailing from the Bay Area, debuted some years ago with ‘Transcend Reality’, an album that featured with All I Shall Perish frontman Eddie Hermida a prominent guest. Aenimus spent a lot of... Continue Reading →
(8/10) If you check Wikipedia for ‘algorithm’ you get the following answer: “In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm (/ˈælɡərɪðəm/ ) is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.” Now, I’m not sure French-Canadian metalists Beyond Creation wants to solve a specific problem, but the new album definitely delivers to the... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Obsurca is mainly the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer who founded the band in 2002. Next to the founder, Obscura today is Rafael Trujillo (g), Linus Klausenitzer (b) and Sebastian Lanser (d). This quartet recorded Obscura's fifth longplayer. 'Diluvium' is the final chapter of a four-album conceptual journey and includes eleven new... Continue Reading →