2020 Albums

Album Review: Killitorous – The Afterparty 7.8 (Tech Death)

Going into this album, I was incredibly perplexed. The album cover looks goofy, the song titles are wild, and I think the band name is a play on the word “clitoris.” That said, the pedigree this band has is absolutely insane, it’s a supergroup with members of Annihilator, First Fragment, and Suffocation. Then we have the guest features, if I tried to list them all we’d be here forever, but we have members of Cryptopsy, Leprous, Allegaeon, Voivod, and Obscura. What could this possibly sound like? […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: 156/Silence – Irrational Pull 8 (Metallic Hardcore)

They really buried the lead with this one, it starts off much more typical than I would like for metallic hardcore, being closer to what I wanted the new Code Orange to be without adding all that much. About halfway at the track “Lost Visual” however, is an insane sonic moment that gripped me and filled me with shivers, allowing me to appreciate more on repeat listens. With that said, there are a few things for the album as a whole that could have improved it significantly. […]

Melodic Death Metal

DEVILDRIVER announce new album and release first song with video

In conjunction with the announcement of the release details for their upcoming album “Dealing With Demons I”, US groove / melodic death metallers DEVILDRIVER unleashed the first song “Keep Away From Me”, alongside with a new lyric video. It was directed by Vicente Cordero and is a thought-provoking time capsule, that paints a picture of positivity at its end: […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Sadness – Alluring the Distant Eye 7.5 (Black Metal)

Sadness is an extremely prolific one-man project from Oak Park, Illinois and despite being quite a young band, formed only in 2014, the band’s discography shows 16 studio albums (In 2015 alone, 5 LPs were released)!!! This can only mean that most of the music produced, and Elisa’s approach to this form of art in general, is hit-and-miss. As there are outstanding pieces, there ought to be equal, if not more, negligible (or maybe plain substandard) tracks too. How many world-class pieces can one make in one year in one genre, no matter how young and creative one might be? All said, the current state of affairs points to a more balanced view towards musical production in Sadness, with 1 album in 2018 and 2 in 2019. And 2020 has seen only one album, so far. […]

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WILDERUN release video for re-arranged version of Hope & Shadow

Boston based progmetal band WILDERUN got a lot of well deserved attention for their third album “Veil of Imagination”, an album as mesmerizing as its beautiful cover artwork by Adrian Cox. Now the band has recorded an alternate version of the song “Hope & Shadow”, which was originally on their second album “Sleep at the Edge of the Earth”, and published it together with a quarantine session video: […]

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New BODY COUNT video for “Point The Finger” feat. Riley Gale

A few weeks ago, BODY COUNT released their highly acclaimed new album Carnivore (review HERE). Normally they would be on tour over the next months, but as we all know this is not possible at the moment. So the band made a powerful video for “Point The Finger”, entirely shot with cell phones in home quarantine. It also features guest vocalist Riley Gale from popular Texan crossover thrash outfit Power Trip, and was produced & edited by Jay Rodriguez for Itchy House Films. […]

Metal Redux

Metal Redux: Morgoth – Cursed (1991)

Morgoth came to me through the late night Aussie music video show, Rage, on the ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation). Most Saturday nights, around 3am they would play maybe ½-an-hour to an-hour of metal; it was great. I would set up the family VHS on long-play-record, and let it run overnight. First thing in the morning, I would grab some brekkie, and fast forward through the crap, and then normally after the grunge segment (that was pain), it would be metal time. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Naglfar – Cerecloth 8 (Black Metal)

When asking someone what band got them into black metal, you’ll hear names like Mayhem and Darkthrone thrown around a lot, maybe Bathory if you’re talking to someone older, or Behemoth if they’re younger (maybe even Burzum if they’re a Nazi or something.) My answer to that question, however, is a bit unique, cause I get to say Naglfar, a long running black metal band from Sweden that are back with their first new record in 8 years! […]