BECOME THE WATCHER – “TRAUMA”

Prepare to be trampled under hoof for Durban based berzerkers Become The Watcher are due to lay siege to your synaptic chasms in the most crushing fashion with the title track from their upcoming album ‘Trauma’. Due to be premiered this very night on Burgstudio figurehead France The Planet’s ‘Monday Night Metal Madness’, ‘Trauma’ is … Read more

CHAOS DOCTRINE – ‘AND IN THE BEGINNING…THEY LIED’

The latest album by Johannesburg based wrecking crew Chaos Doctrine entitled ‘And In The Beginning… They Lied’ is a devastating piece of aural damage that deserves your attention. I have been salivating like a lovelorn ape at the prospect of wrapping my ears around this slab of scorch and finally have been given the opportunity … Read more

GHAST – DAWN

Ladies and gentleman prepare to be pummeled into submission for Port Elizabeth based purveyors of punishing Deathcore infused Metalcore Ghast have just released their debut album entitled ‘Dawn’ and it is explosive! This blistering foray into sonic carnage is ferocious and fraught with voracity. Beginning with the eerie tones and ominous atmospherics of “Abaddon Birth” … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – ‘OKESUTORA’

Folks, prepare to be floored and awed in equal measure for the Instrumental version of the EP ‘Hero.Victim.Villian’by The Iridium Experiment is a scintillating exercise in musicianship and instrumentation that will leave you reeling in a state of blissful reverie. With a revamped production that is robust and sparkles with sumptuous clarity, the anthemic melodies … Read more

MIND ASSAULT – CULT OF CONFLICT

“Cult Of Conflict” by South African Melodic Death Metal titans Mind Assault is a pristine, propulsive and immaculately executed slab of Thrash infused Melodic Death Metal that is fraught with precision and stellar craftsmanship that cannot be ignored! This slab of smoldering sonic expression harkens back to the sounds purveyed by Gothenburg greats such as … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – “HERO.VILLAIN.VICTIM”

The debut EP courtesy of Johannesburg based sonic collective The Iridium Experiment entitled “Hero.Victim.Villian”is a head on collision between Melodic, Thrash infused Metal and Post Hardcore that sparkles with soaring vocals, impassioned roars, chugging riffs and rhythmic battery. If the type of Metal plied by Atreyu, Darkest Hour, Killswitch Engage and their ilk are your … Read more

SILENT DEGRADATION – “TIME WON’T HEAL”

First off I must state that music of this calibre deserves to be housed in a far more robust, streamlined and sparkling production. With that being stated “Time Won’t Heal” by Silent Degradation is undoubtedly a superbly constructed and efficiently executed slab of sonic expression. Herein one is treated to a turbulent exercise in metallic … Read more

ROBYN FERGUSON – “TRIPTYCH”

Robyn Ferguson has been on a creative rampage of late, churning forth a froth of proggy shred that has been titled the Alizaran chronicles, a collection of three ep’s that represent a alchemical journey of sorts, a journey exemplified in music of the most irredescent and immaculately constructed fashion. “Triptych” the latest EP in a … Read more

BOILING POINT – “FIELDS OF DOOM”

Admittedly I am completely smitten by the smoldering confluence of grisly crushing old school inspired Death Metal and gritty Hardcore Boiling Point ply with such punishing acumen! Folks, it is near impossible for me to fault music of this sort for it speaks to me on a cellular level. “Fields Of Doom” is the debut … Read more

RIDDLEBREAK – ARCHITEUTHIS

The latest EP courtesy of progressive Metalcore heavyweights RIDDLEBREAK is certainly a grandiose statement of artistic flare. With that being stated, although I find the music plied by this sextet to be sumptuous and savage in equal measure, I humbly think that the exquisite violin playing by Laura Atkinson could perhaps be incorporated into the … Read more