Canadian thrash metal veterans Razor announce with 'Cycle of Contempt' a new album. It will be the first new studio album in 25 years and comes wit an eleven song featuring tracklist of which a first song has been revealed already - 'Flames of Hate'. 1. Flames of Hatred2. Jabroni3. Off My Meds4. A Bitter... Continue Reading →
Boris started in 1992 in Tokyo Japan as a quartet and continued as a trio after Nagata left the outfit in 1996. Named after the Melvins song ‘Boris, the band started a wild journey through the spheres of heavy metal. If you are looking for bands that doesn’t fit any predictable standardized boxes, Boris should... Continue Reading →
Detroit-rooted death metal squad Temple Of Void formed in 2013 and has so far three longplayers under their belt. The latest one, ‘The World it Was’, was released in 2020 and two years later the next longplayer waits in line. ‘Summoning the Slayer’ is the title of this seven-title record that brings slow-paced death metal... Continue Reading →
Cave In, hailing from Methuen, Massachusetts, is a band with a foundation date in 1995. This was the start of a first era of Cave In, a period with four releases. The biggest success in this era was the release of the ‘Antenna’-album which showed the band experimenting with a wider sound that opened the... Continue Reading →
Genocide Pact began in 2013 and released a well-received debut album titled 'Forged Through Domination'. The album paved the way to a deal with Relapse Records, through which the sophomore album was released. Three years later it is the self-titled third album that once again puts all the brutality of death metal into 33 minutes.... Continue Reading →
Sweden's doom metal powerhouse Monolord put together a new album over the past two years. 'Your Time to Shine' is the title of the fifth album of the doom metal heroes from Gothenburg. With five songs, the album does not pour itself in epic lengths, which is also reflected in a playing time of 39... Continue Reading →
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.