• Review: Matt Marshall – I Renounce EP May 10, 2017 Solo 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 Hailing 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 Strains 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 Within 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 Cocyte 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 In 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 Mephistopheles 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 Your 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 In 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 This 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 In 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 German 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 Creating 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 Switzerland’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
  • Review: Parius – Let There Be Light EP January 26, 2017 Parius has graced us with a surprise EP recently under the title Let There Be Light. This is the first collection of music with the new lineup and features Ryan Knight and Michael Keene. If that doesn’t catch your interest, I don’t know what will. There are 4 tracks, one being an interlude, so this ... Read more
  • Review: Obsolete Incarnation – Eradication of Society January 16, 2017 New Year means new releases and already we have several promising releases coming in 2017, including Obsolete Incarnation’s new EP Eradication of Society. You may or may not remember Obsolete Incarnation from another review done last year on their debut full-length New Breed of an Uncurable Disease. Whether you do or don’t, Obsolete Incarnation is ... Read more
  • Review: Acranius – Reign of Terror January 12, 2017 German brutal slamming death metal tyrants Acranius have been tearing up the scene since 2009. They have released 2 previous albums, an EP and toured both Europe and the United States with the likes of Ingested and Within Destruction. On January 27th, 2017, the band will drop their 3rd full-length named Reign of Terror through Rising Nemesis ... Read more
  • Review: With Ink Instead of Blood – Ars Goetia/Godless Apparitions January 9, 2017 With Ink Instead of Blood is a Russian deathcore supergroup made up of former and current members from Slaughter to Prevail, Taking Your Last Chance, A Legacy Unwritten, and Lost in Alaska. Ars Goetia/Godless Apparitions is WIIOB’s second full-length album and is what we’ll be looking into today. Just like many other Russian releases, this ... Read more
  • Review: False Images – Imminentus January 3, 2017 False Images are progressive Deathcore band from Nashua, NH. They formed in 2014 and have released a self titled EP prior to Imminentus. The first thing that struck me about this album was the immediate introduction to a dark and eerie soundscape. This is the type of music that’ll actually freak you out while you’re walking ... Read more
  • Review: Desecrate the Faith – Unholy Infestation December 27, 2016 Texas death metal act Desecrate the Faith has announced their second album, which is to be released in early March of 2017. After their first album Desecrate the Faith went on American and European tours before recording this bestial album: Unholy Infestation. When the time comes it will be available on all major formats. They ... Read more
  • Review: Cognitive – Deformity December 9, 2016 Cognitive is back at it again with another sick release called Deformity. In the last year or so, Cognitive has signed with Unique Leader Records, who has helped Cognitive produce and promote the new full-length. If you have listened to Cognitive before, you have an idea of what to expect. Head to Cognitive’s Facebook and ... Read more
  • Review: Boreworm – Entomophobia December 1, 2016 Boreworm is a Death Metal band from Michigan. Since their formation in 2011, they have only released one EP. The band currently has four members and is unsigned. Released on November 19th, 2016, the Entomophobia EP contains four songs with a total run-time of 21 minutes and 47 seconds. This album is available via their ... Read more
  • Track Review: As a Conceit – Running Tired November 29, 2016 Italy has granted us yet another interesting metal band, this time of the progressive metalcore style. The band in question is As a Conceit and they have an album coming out December 2nd. There is currently 3 singles out, but today we will only worry about “Running Tired.” Keep an eye on this quintet on ... Read more
  • Review: Sin of God – Aenigmata November 21, 2016 Hungary has given us yet another angry metal band only this time flavored with death metal under the name Sin of God. Aenigmata is Sin of God’s latest release and it is about alchemy and dissection of faith. Check out their Facebook and Bandcamp! Alright this album is amazing. It’s really heavy and has a lot ... Read more
  • Review: Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us November 18, 2016 Architechts is a Metalcore band from the United Kingdom. Since their formation in 2004, they have released seven albums: Nightmares (2006), Ruin (2007), Hollow Crown (2009), The Here and Now (2011), Daybreaker (2012), Lost Forever // Lost Together (2014) and All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (2016). The band’s current line-up is: Sam Carter (vocals), ... Read more