Portland, Oregon is the homebase of stoner rock outfit Red Fang. The quartet premiered in 2005 and it took a while to get the debut album out on the market. The self/titled first longplayer arrived at the record storers in 2009 and three more records followed. Five years after ‘Only Ghosts’ entered the Billboard Charts,... Continue Reading →
The fact that Zombi's music reminds of a movie soundtrack doesn't appear out of nowhere. Zombi is very inspired by Italian progressive rock band Goblin that delivered numerous soundtracks with impact. Zombi, that's a duo of passionate musicians, hailing from Pittsburgh: Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra. The band premiered with the 'Cosmos' album back in... Continue Reading →
Genghis Tron is a band that was founded in 2004 in New York. The four-piece outfit is an experimental metal band where the metal aspect was very strong in the beginning and it’s the experimental component that gains momentum these days. The quartet premiered in 2006 with an album called ‘Dead Mountain Mouth’ which includes... Continue Reading →
A Death Metal band with a foundation date in 1989 can be seriously looked at as being pioneers of a genre. It was a time when Obituary premiered and Morbid Angel unveiled there 'Altars of Madness' debut. Although not becoming that well-known as the Florida Death Metal branch, Incantation started their Metal adventure with a... Continue Reading →
...you should give this album a chance. It's music that is far away from harsh riffs, aggressive rhythms and loud vocal screams. '2020' is a mindfully crafted musical adventure that blossoms by closing the eyes. It takes you to a world outside reality, at least for 39 minutes, and then there's still a 'Repeat'-button.
Living Gate - a new band with familiar names. YOB and Oathbreaker members are the basic line-up of Living Gate. More precisely, the band features Lennart Bossu, Levy Seynaeve, Wim Sreppoc and Aaron Rieseberg and all four musicians have manifested their love of death metal in five new songs, which will be released as an... Continue Reading →
Exhumed and Gruesome have teamed up with Relapse Records to release a new split CD. 'Twisted Horror' is the name of the release and includes three new Exhumed songs plus two musical bone crushers by Gruesome. As not expected differently Exhumed push the pedal to the metal. Deep growls, skull splitting riffs and an overall... Continue Reading →
'Dream Squasher' is not for the faint-hearted. Extremely down-tuned guitars create a wall of riffs in grey and cold concrete. This album is a musical monolith that can't be discovered after listening to it. 'Dream Squasher' needs several rounds to unfold its intensity and musical creativity. And after that a little bit of sunlight is surely not bad either.
Myrkur releases with 'Folkesange' an album that builds on the predecessors while taking partly another road too. Amalie Bruun gave this longplayer a very personal touch, a record that doesn't shock with brutal Black Metal outbursts. 'Folkesange' finds its way to your mind and soul through emotional depth and purism. It's the spirit that catches you and helps to escape from the challenges of daily life. It's an impressive album that unveils a new detail every time listening to it.
Today Myrkur's Amalie Bruun has shared a third and final pre-release track from her forthcoming album, Folkesange which is set for release on March 20th via Relapse Records. Myrkur has always carved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Soon after newfound motherhood, Bruun sets out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Gore Metal pioneers Exhumed are back with a new album, entitled ‘Horror’. Two hears after ‘Death Revenge’ represented the bands first concept album it’s the blood-trenched new album that showcases a band that’s willing to take Gore Metal to a next level. The guys from California started in 1990 in San Jose and they... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Gatecreeper is a rather new band. The guys from Arizona started their musical endeavor six years ago and it's a solid number of split-releasesbeing part of their track record. The full-length debut 'Sonoran Depravation' crawled out of darkness in 2016 and it's the sophomore album 'Deserted' that brings a next portion of well-crafted Death... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Florida-based Torche will unveil their new album ‘Admission’ early July this year. It will be the second record via Relapse Records and longplayer number five in general. Since the band premiered in 2005 with ‘Torche’ it's almost a mission impossible to add a specific genre to Torche’s sound. To many musical preferences of involved... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Richmond, VA is the homebase of this powerful Metal band that releases with 'Sulphur English' their fourth full-length album in their 13th year of existence. Frontman Mike Paparo describes the new album as being 'definitely a fuck-you to people' and I think it describes this longplayer extremely well. 'Sulphur English' is a raging record... Continue Reading →