Category: Review

Review: “Self Titled” by Far From Refuge

Formed in Cambridge in 2016 and comprising Guitarist/Vocalist Joel Sutherland, Vocalist Suran Jayathilaka, Guitarist Jonathan Graye, Bassist/Vocalist Matt Poskitt and Drummer Ákos Kobela are Far From Refuge. They dropped their first EP back in February, promising a fusion of Metalcore, Progressive Metal and Melodic Death Metal in equally high, possibly lethal doses. The deceptively Melodic

Review: “Balance” by Obey The Brave

Canadian Hardcore Punk act Obey The Brave have returned with their fourth studio record “Balance”. Having parted ways with Epitaph Records after their 2017 offering “Mad Season”, the Montreal Canada natives have dropped to a quartet and officially only list vocalist Alex Erian (also of Despised Icon), drummer Stevie Morrotti and guitarist Terrance McAuley in

Review: “Original Plague” by Amanita Virosa

Returning for their sophomore album are Hospital Metallers Amanita Virosa, hailing from Finland. What’s Hospital Metal we hear your cry? It’s a Symphonic fusion of Black Metal and Death Metal. The follow up to 2015’s “Asystole” has been four years in the making, with some of these songs appearing in live shows at least a

Review: “Worldwide Negative” by Krysthla

The highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed “Peace In Our Time” from Northampton Metallers Krysthla is one that was recorded at Initiate Audio and Media Recording Studios with Guitarist Neil Hudson at the helm as not only the Producer but also handling the Engineering, Mixing and Mastering duties. That fact can only mean that

Review: “Cult” by The Lowest

Hailing from Warsaw Poland, The Lowest are a 5 piece Hardcore Punk band – compromised of Jerzy Skarżyński on drums and vocals, Kostek Skarżyński on bass, Michał Stencel on guitar, Stanisław Bożek on guitar and Paweł Wróbel on vocals – with a reputation for creating bone crushing Metallic Hardcore riffs with textured ambience. “Cult” is

Review: “From The Sheol To The Apeiron” by Obscura Qalma

The debut EP by Italian Blackened Death Metal band Obscura Qalma appeared slithering across the long grass and threatening to spit venom at the start of April. Formed from the ashes of From The Shores, As Memory Dies and Liyatan, these are seasoned musicians who have created an EP in 12 months since starting out.

Review: “Model Citizen” by HAMMERHANDS

Recorded at B-Town Sound Studio by NJ Borreta (guitar & vocals), Collin Young (guitar & vocals), Jon Galletly (drums) and Justin Hunt (bass) collectively known as HAMMERHANDS, “Model Citizen” is the third album from the Mississauga, Ontario Canada quartet. It follows their 2013 debut “Glaciers” and 2016 sophomore release “Largo Forte”, the later of which is critically acclaimed. Known

Review: “Perfect War Forever” EP by Glass Cloud

Releasing in 2013 via Equal Vision Records, “Perfect War Forever” is the second and at this point in time final outing from Richmond Virginia Metallers Glass Cloud. It came just over a year after the bands debut full length album “The Royal Thousand” and has the original line up of vocalist Jerry Rouch (ex-Of Mice

Review: “Wisconsin Death Trip” by Static-X (20th Anniversary)

Since the sad passing on Wayne Static in 2014 and subsequently his wife Tera Wray, there has been a lot of talk about the legacy of Static-X and with the remaining members of the band reunited with original producer Ulrich Wild and some lost vocal takes a new album entitled “Project Regeneration” is on the