...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 →
(9/10) The standard pattern for artwork of black metal releases includes a lot of black and white plus a moniker that can't be read due to a very unique typeface. A band that breaks this pattern is Devil Master from Philadelphia. The six-piece outfit released already a demo and an EP, entitled 'Inhabit the Corpse'.... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Amalie Bruun, better known as Myrkur, releases on December 7th a new EP. The release comprises of two songs - 'Juniper' and 'Bonden og Kragen'. Myrkur joined forces with Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost) with the result of a great new song. The very atmospheric track spreads the typical Myrkur melancholia. The calmer... Continue Reading →
(7/10) American rock outfit Nothing was formed in 2010 and it was a self-released EP that brought them a contract with relapse Records. To date the band released two longplayers via the label and it’s ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ that continues a fruitful cooperation. ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ will be unveiled on August 24th and... 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 →