SILENCED MINSTREL – “VOLUME 5”

I like myself some Bestial Black Metal. Bands like Goat Penis, Blasphemy, Archgoat, Revenge and Beherit all occupy a special place in my darkened heart. With that being said I have to state that I didnt quite find “Volume 5” by Silenced Minstrel to be quite my cup of torrid tea. The instrumentation and programming … Read more

HELL RIDERS – “FIRST RACE”

Listening to “First Race” by Hell Riders immediately brings to mind the leather clad, fist pumping pummel of Judas Priest. I refer specifically to the sounds found on both the legendary “Painkiller” and “British Steel” albums. Yessiree! if you fiend for the type of turbo charged char that Iron Maiden, Saxon and the aforementioned Judas … Read more

UNTIL THE SKY DIES – “FORGOTTEN PACT”

Well if you’re in the mood for some brooding Doom/Death Metal with a sprinkling of interesting synth overtones then look no further for the duo known as Until The Sky Dies have you covered in the form of their album “Forgotten Pact” Herein you will be treated to a eight track excercise in ominous atmospherics … Read more

EMPYREAN FIRE – “DELIVERANCE”

Admittedly symphonic Black Metal is not a sub genre I frequent often. I generally find its pomp and grandiosity somewhat difficult to stomach. Although I can wholly appreciate the acumen, effort and energy that goes into it and applaud all musicians which pursue their vision within these paradigms with such unmitigated passion it is far … Read more

CRYOPLEGIA – “THE BIOLOGICAL HARVEST”

I was honored to receive this fine release courtesy of the man behind Cryoplegia, Lwandile Prusenthimself late last 2020. What for all intents and purposes initially appears to be merely a savage slab of stellar Slam, which folks, is certainly not a bad thing, especially if you’re a Slam fiend such as myself actually turns … Read more

ULCERATE – “STARE INTO DEATH AND BE STILL”

The most recent album by the indomitable, inimitable and sonically awe inspiring ULCERATE “Stare Into Death And Be Still” is a convulsive, corrosive, concussive and crushing slab of dark, dissonant and devastating Death Metal that is sheathed in atmospherics of the most ominous and melancholic kind. This album is an otherworldly, transcendent and turbulent experience … Read more

CALIBRE – “THE STORM INSIDE”

Hailing from the windswept plains of Tehran, Iran, Calibre concoct a heady brew of fist pumping Melodic Metalcore that is as infectious as it is catchy. Their patented brand of pummel is on full display in its unbridled glory on their debut album “The Storm Inside”. Consisting of eight emotive and fist pumping songs, this … Read more

GLOBAL PLAGUE – “FEAR IN POWER”

The latest track courtesy of Global Plague entitled “Fear In Power” is both bludgeoning and beautiful in equal measure! Following in the footsteps of “Parasitic”, this slab of sonic heft expands upon the template and scope of their first single with unabashed immensity and prowess. Sonically “Fear In Power” is far more nuanced, dynamic and … Read more

KYPHOSIS – “Grapeshot”

Hot damn! The new single “Grapeshot” courtesy of KYPHOSIS is absolutely smoldering! This slab of scintillating sonic expression is a powerhouse of note that is built on a bedrock of bludgeoning, bouncing rhythms, punishing riffs and a melodious, anthemic chorus that is as catchy as an airborne contagion. From the opening compressed riff “Grapeshot” then … Read more

Survivors Of Suicide – “Haunted Mistress”

If the saccharine, streamlined and sparkling sounds plied by Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria and even vintage Bleeding Through are your proverbial bag of happy then the keyboard driven pomp of Survivors Of Suicide will certainly sit well with you. With Jake Tipton at the helm this Phoneix, Arizona based sonic entity will have you … Read more