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: God Dethroned – Illuminati 5 (Melo Death)

Do you like overt lyrics about secret society chanted over meldo death? Do you like the rhythm elements of Rivers Of Nihil minus the progressive flair? Then say no more, I’ve got you covered with the new God Dethroned. It constantly switches between being really heavy and being a bit limp. At its peak it works these two sides together to make a dramatic record. Not necessarily a very good one. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Trauma – Ominous Black 6.5 (Death Metal)

Trauma are a long running band that I have not heard of until now. Within that context, I have to imagine this one isn’t on the discography hit list even among fans but I could certainly be wrong. It’s highly serviceable but didn’t bring anything new. It sounded a lot like The Beast or Revelations era Vader with more of a prog and melo death aspect to it. It will be enjoyed by many but in my opinion it does more to look the part than actually play it convincingly. Even on a technical level it doesn’t feel very creative or like it has room to breathe. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Symbolik – Emergence 9.3 (Melodic Tech Death)

An album a decade in the making and carrying influences from across a length of time, making for a pretty unique combination of melodic death metal and technical death metal, though with a blackened touch. The riffs on this one are addictive and varied but never without a sense of outlandish melody. This one will absolutely slap your ears about and demand many listens. Emergence comes out on the 10th of April. […]

Interviews

Interview: Eternal Storm, “Come The Tide” on Transcending Obscurity Records (Melodic Death Metal)

Eternal Storm made one hell of a splash in 2019 with “Come The Tide”, a sophisticated album that made its way into many end of year lists including my own. I still listen to it every week and cannot recommend it enough. It’s cumulative of it’s inspirations while also maintaining its own identity throughout. There’s a strong sense of voice across this album matched by strong musicianship and song writing. Essential listening for fans of Swallow The Sun, Opeth, Amorphis or anything good that has the duality of melody and death growls. […]