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Eleine – Empowerment and Honesty

An act that this scribe has found to be one of the more original sounding forces in the gothic/symphonic soundscape, Eleine has also been skyrocketing their way up the metal ladder in recent years. With Read more […]

Sodom – Aggressive as Possible

Returning with a powerful record Genesis XIX, Sodom are not content to rest on their past potent discography. They continually prove their veteran status in the metal realm, choosing to be as pure and Read more […]

Accuser – Smooth Contamination

For their twelfth studio album, German thrash act Accuser decided to go the self-titled route. Which makes sense – long-time guitarist René Schütz returns to the lineup after a decade-long absence, Read more […]

Sanctuary – Revisiting the Dark Mirror

‘Past tense to future tense let history unfold / so ends a decade now what will the nineties hold?’. An interesting sentiment originally delivered in 1990 that could easily hold true of today’s virus Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp – November 2020

As usual, this is the last traditional Bandcamp column of the year, as the December one always focuses on the best offerings from Bandcamp in of the current year. So let’s go out with a bang here in November, Read more […]

Angelica – Safe Harbor

Enjoying the exploration of her melodic rock/AOR tastes, The Murder of My Sweet singer Angelica Rylin returns with her second solo album All I Am. Aligning with fellow member Daniel Flores and other musicians Read more […]

My Dying Bride – Dark, Shadowy Journeys

One of the biggest names when it comes to doom and gloom, My Dying Bride have long established themselves as a band that does things in their own fashion. The sense of longing and despair that their music Read more […]

Cadaver – Passion for the Extreme

There’s been a few iterations of Cadaver over the years, since the beginnings of death metal, and the most recent incarnation has stemmed from mainman Anders Odden joining forces with drummer Dirk Verbeuren Read more […]

November 2020 Rapid Fires

The end of the year is starting to get closer in sight, which means we have to get our ears on as many of the 2020 releases as possible before the new year begins. With so much new music in 2020, it’s Read more […]

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons – A Generational Melting Pot

A unique father and sons set up, Phil Campbell (of Motorhead) and three of his sons (Todd, Dane, and Tyla) comprise this act, alongside vocalist Neil Starr. Playing some aggressive rock music that features Read more […]

Doro – Shining Like Diamonds

There is only one Doro. The Metal Queen is one of the most enigmatic and charming people in the genre that one can speak to. She has a passion that simply exudes from her as she speaks of her experiences Read more […]

Fates Warning – Striding into a Long Day

Confidence is high in the Fates Warning camp. Veterans of the progressive metal scene, they can pretty much go where their creative muscles desire – which is why when the group wants to execute a longer Read more […]

Hjelvik – Hel Awaits

Erlend Hjelvik, probably best known as the former vocalist of Kvelertak, is forging a brand new path with his new band, aptly titled Hjelvik. Featuring a wide swath of varied influences into the band’s Read more […]

The Metalhead Box – September 2020

The seasons change, COVID lingers, and a tumultuous election day nears. The Metalhead Box endures. In fantastic form, as it turns out, as the Metalhead Box presents several novel items for the season Read more […]

Harlott – In the Thrash Zone

There’s more to the land down under than koala bears, kangaroos, and Men at Work. Those in the know are well aware of a strong Australian metal scene – and versatile too covering a multitude of styles. Read more […]

Deluge – Drowning in Atmosphere

As black metal is a genre ripe with the potential for offshoots in sound, French act Deluge is taking full advantage of it. Taking the sound as an influence rather than wanting to simply imitate it, Deluge Read more […]

Counting Hours – Carry the Will

When we first got in touch with Finland’s Counting Hours in 2017, the band was fresh off the release of their debut demo, a caressing display of dark metal in the vein of (classic) Katatonia, Paradise Read more […]

Dark Tranquillity – Moments in Time

It’s been a few years since Dark Tranquillity released a new album. 2016’s Atoma was an absolute powerhouse of a melodic death metal journey, and saw the band really delivering a potent and poignant Read more […]

DGM – All About the Songs

One of the premiere longstanding progressive metal acts from Italy, DGM continue to strive for a balance between virtuoso musicianship and memorable songwriting. Tragic Separation as the band’s latest Read more […]

Falset – Leading the Way

Merging hard rock and metal isn’t as easy a path to follow as some may think. The mixture of both sounds, pulling into two different directions can be tough to tame, and when bands end up going in one Read more […]

Surma – Lights Burning Bright

A fresh symphonic metal act with some familiar faces, such as Heri Joensen of Týr and Viktorie Surmøvá of Bohemian Metal Rhapsody, Surma is ready to ignite the scene with their soon to be released debut, Read more […]

Nightmare – Everlasting Evolution

Change can be hard for metal followers to accept – especially if the band has a history that dates back to the late 70’s. Although Nightmare may be originally known for their 1980’s output Waiting Read more […]

Pallbearer – Another Rite of Passage

Asserting themselves as difference makers in the doom genre through melodic and progressive dynamic aspects, Pallbearer have made a potent name for themselves in a relatively short period of time. Heavy Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp – October 2020

Nearer and nearer to the end of the year we come! After this month, there’s just November and we’ll be wrapping up another year of Bandcamp coverage for 2020! Always nice to be able to sit down and take Read more […]

Jeremy Saffer – Beauty in Darkness

If you’ve been following metal for any period of time, you’ve undoubtedly came across Jeremy Saffer’s work within the scene. At this point, one of the more esteemed photographers within the scene, Read more […]

Isenmor – Raise Your Shield!

It’s not every day that a metal band has not just one violin, but two in the act. But Baltimore-based folk squad Isenmor has exactly that. Having multiple vocalists doesn’t hurt the band either – Read more […]

Scardust – Ambition and Creativity

Scardust’s debut, Sands of Time, was an out of nowhere delight. A partial concept release that tapped into symphonic, progressive, and most of all, epic vibes across its length. The band was picked Read more […]

Goldenhall – Ice and Fire

Four years removed from their self-titled debut EP, Rhode Island symphonic power metal quintet Goldenhall elevate their game with their first full-length Collide. Following triumphant acceptance in the Read more […]

Leaves’ Eyes – Vikings for Life

Always an act to deliver heavy metal on an epic scale, Leaves’ Eyes have been working to up their game of symphonic heavy metal with each new release. The Last Viking is their latest release, which Read more […]

October 2020 Rapid Fires

Edging closer and closer to the end of this year, much of the new release deluge is now behind us. It’s been a very busy few months though, especially considering the pandemic at hand. So we have our Read more […]

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