• Review: Trinity Site – After The Sun June 23, 2017 Trinity-Site-After-the-Sun-2017From Germany, Trinity Site delivers to us a melodic yet futuristic form of death metal unlike any other melo-death act today. This is a band that could very well be among the ranks of bands like Dark Tranquility, In Flames, and Carcass. So melodic death metal, what makes this one so special? A listener might ... Read more
  • Review: Suffocation – …Of the Dark Light June 18, 2017 644223Going for over 25 years, Brutal Death Metal pioneers Suffocation released their new album …Of The Dark Light just last week on the 9th of June. Often categorised as tech death or just death metal, it is great to hear that they have neither slowed down nor strayed. The opening track Clarity Through Depravation remains faithful ... Read more
  • Review: Cold Black – Circles June 15, 2017 18664228_1430511110361487_1843783046145007394_nCold Black is a metalcore/post-hardcore band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Having previously released their 5 track EP, they will now be releasing their full length album ‘Circles’ on the 18th of August. Their bio described that they would be going for a new sound to demonstrate the musical maturity they’ve developed. They’re calling it electronic-induced metalcore. ... Read more
  • Review: Voice of Ruin – Purge and Purify June 6, 2017 a0760167138_10From Nyon, Switzerland, Voice of Ruin have recently released ‘Purge and Purify’ through Tenacity Music. Though the band’s style can accommodate several genres, it is clear that they will definitely strike a chord with fans of Lamb of God, Devildriver, Slipknot, and Arch Enemy. Having listened to the album many times, I see nothing but ... Read more
  • Track Review: Rings of Saturn – Inadequate June 2, 2017 18839198_10155223343308463_594009574045800036_nFor a year that was supposed to be one where ‘Deathcore is Dying’, bands have been rather busy and – apart from a certain hiccup – they have been sounding better than ever. Rings of Saturn is no exception, they released the video clip to “Inadequate” and literally thousands of views poured within less than ... Read more
  • Review: Unleash The Archers – Apex May 31, 2017 27645Canadian power-metallers Unleash The Archers will be releasing “Apex” on the 2nd of June, under their long-running label Napalm Records. They had first won me over with their second album Demons of The AstroWaste (2011) – I felt it was one of the few albums I enjoyed every single song on, so one can imagine ... Read more
  • Review: Faced With Ruins – Demise EP May 30, 2017 BXFYjd5L0JkFaced With Ruins are a deathcore band from Vienna, Austria. They have previously released an EP titled ‘Scene of Devastation’ in 2014 and the single ‘Chased by Hate’ from this EP. The EP itself was released May 24 2017 through Chugcore. As soon as this EP starts you know shit is gonna hit the fan. An ... Read more
  • Review: Infestation – Social Cannibalism May 24, 2017 a1658264677_16Infestation is a slamming brutal death metal band from Vilnius, Lithuania, having released their album “Social Cannibalism” in February this year. Of all the slam bands I have listened to, I have learned that a slamming brutal death album done right is a hypnotizing experience for the listener. It’s not about following a genre, or ... Read more
  • Review: KING 810 – La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God May 22, 2017 KING-810-LPM-CoverIn September 2016, Nu metal/beatdown rapcore band KING 810 (Flint, MI) released their second album under Roadrunner Records, La Petite Mort. The album stands out from their other releases because David Gun tries “speaking to the public like a friend”, referencing track 8, “I Ain’t Going Back Again”. This album speaks more of David’s experiences in ... Read more
  • Review: Narthraal – Screaming From The Grave May 19, 2017 52491768Take a step back in time, to the turning point where thrash metal had slowly evolved into death metal, celebrating a tradition composed of a formidable blend of tasty guitar riffs and a punk beat to keep the heads banging. Icelandic four-piece Narthraal is an old-school death metal band, currently signed to Inverse Records. Having ... Read more
  • Review: Dark Matter Secret – Perfect World Creation May 16, 2017 DMS_PWC_CoverDark Matter Secret is an instrumental three piece that will be releasing their album ‘Perfect World Creation’ on 2nd of June. Now, the term instrumental metal feels like just a bit of an understatement with this band, because yes, there are no vocals, but we cannot stress enough as to just how monstrously technical these ... Read more
  • Review: Matt Marshall – I Renounce EP May 10, 2017 a2503233809_16Solo artist Matt Marshall has released a new EP by himself that will surely please fans of technical metalcore and similar genres. I Renounce has 5 tracks and runs about 19 minutes. Its available on iTunes, Youtube, and Bandcamp! What stands out the most on I Renounce is how genuine it sounds. The music sounds like ... Read more
  • Review: Kin Beneath Chorus – Invia May 9, 2017 Cover-FINAL-e1482080660884Hailing from Greece, melodic death metallers Kin Beneath Chorus will be releasing their new album ‘Invia’ on the 12th of May. Having listened to Septic Flesh and Rotting Christ for many years, I was very keen to hear what other bands Greece had to offer, and am pleased to say that Kin Beneath Chorus have ... Read more
  • Track Review: Strains – Denial May 3, 2017 strainsStrains is a metalcore band from Belgium, having recently released their single ‘Denial’. As the title suggests, the lyrics focus on one’s need to address a personal issue before advancing. Vocally and instrumentally, this track is something to easily be admired by older and younger generations of hardcore and metalcore fans alike. The raw screams of ... Read more
  • Review: Within The Ruins – Halfway Human April 25, 2017 100000x100000-999Within The Ruins is a progressive deathcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts. It is safe to say that they have just released their best album yet. While instrumentally proficient as always, the band has headed in a new direction to include clean back-up singing and a very all-round melodic approach that may very well make Halfway ... Read more
  • Review: Cocyte – The Human Disease April 20, 2017 a2384939449_10Cocyte is a death metal band from Belgium who are releasing they new full-length on the first week of June. This album is not for those who enjoy light and easy listening. While this is not the heaviest or quickest or whatever else I have heard, it brings a lot to the table for the ... Read more
  • Review: From Flesh – Putrefaction April 18, 2017 a3104744776_10In March of 2017, symphonic death metal band From Flesh released their new EP, “Putrefaction”. The album brings a dark message as the piano in the songs bring about a menacing and gloomy presence, as the end draws near in life. When I first heard this album about a month ago, the first thing that came ... Read more
  • Review: Mephistopheles – Eternal Suffering April 12, 2017 Cover26Mephistopheles is a guttural brutal death metal three-piece from Indonesia, currently signed to WAAR productions. Their EP Eternal Suffering is as a good a title as any whether you’re getting acquainted to metal in Indonesia, or just adding more to the collection. For a lot of bands, the intro track to an album or EP usually ... Read more
  • Track Review: Your Chance to Die – Omega April 5, 2017 58CC5F06-your-chance-to-die-announce-ex-nihilo-album-omega-track-streaming-imageYour Chance to Die returns with a vengeance on their latest single “Omega.” YCTD added Som Pluijmers (ex-Cerebral Bore) and Missi Avila on vocals, making the group dual-female-fronted, for those who care about that. “Omega” is taken from the upcoming album Ex Nihilo, which is to be released April 21st,2017. You can listen to “Omega” ... Read more
  • Review: Akeldama – Everything Beautiful March 23, 2017 a3154898489_16In 2013, progressive metal/ djent band Akeldama released their debut concept album, Everything Beautiful. The album tells the story of a couple, from the moment the meet to the day they die. The story goes like this: In A New Beginning, he meets her on the train (the train represents the moving on to a different part ... Read more
  • Review: Trojans – The Blissful Hollow EP March 21, 2017 1400x1400This week’s focus is on up-and-coming Australian metalcore band Trojans and their debut EP, The Blissful Hollow. This EP is 5 tracks and about 20 minutes in length. As Australian bands tend to be, Trojans carry a lot of groove and deliver catchy breakdowns. The Blissful Hollow will be available on major outlets like iTunes ... Read more
  • Review: Funeral for the Masses – Pitch Black EP March 7, 2017 PitchBlackAlbumCoverIn early January the Finnish deathcore act Funeral for the Masses released a new EP entitled Pitch Black. Funeral for the Masses has been around for a few years and is still currently not signed to any labels, making every release self-produced and distributed. Pitch Black is an EP that isn’t afraid to step backwards ... Read more
  • Review: SCUT – Relapse Into Madness March 3, 2017 a1988746261_10German death metal outfit Scut have bestowed a full-length on us at last. Relapse Into Madness is the follow up full-length to their last EP Doom Over Salvation. If you enjoyed the last EP, then it is very likely you will enjoy Relapse Into Madness for the same reasons I do. You can pick up ... Read more
  • Review: Creating the Godform – Odium February 21, 2017 coverCreating the Godform are a 5 piece Downtempo band consisting of Shane Botha (vocals), Sherlic White (guitar), Conrad Lottering (guitar), Thariq Taladia (bass) and Dane Canterbury (drums). Hailing from Cape Town South Africa, the band formed just last year and are already making waves in the scene with their EP ‘Odium’ (released December 2016). The first ... Read more
  • Review: Carnal Decay – You Owe You Pay February 8, 2017 CARNAL DECAY_YOU OWE YOU PAY COVERSwitzerland’s death metal act Carnal Decay are dropping a full-length this Friday (February 10th) and I’m here to tell you why it is worth your attention. You Owe You Pay is Carnal Decay’s 4th full-length and is being released through Rising Nemesis Records. You can pre-order on Bandcamp and Rising Nemesis Records! Be sure to ... Read more