Category: Review

Review: “Self-Titled” EP by Dematerialize

Signed to Famined Records, the home of Harmed, are Illinois quartet Dematerialize. The band promise to “make use of relentless chugs, melodic sweeps and atmospheric keys to mercilessly pound the listener into submission” in their mission statement. Them be bold words. Soaked in high energy fury “Ephemeral” uses some Metalcore lead guitar work underpinned by

Review: “Erase The Pain” by Palisades

Produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Of Mice & Men, In Flames), “Erase The Pain” is the fourth studio album from New Jersey boys Palisades. Following the success of their Electronicore single “High and Low” from their debut full length “Outcasts” back in 2013, that sound inspired their standout release and sophomore album “Mind Games”

Review: “Paralysis” EP by Our Divinity

Female fronted Alternative five piece hailing from Liverpool, Our Divinity released their debut three track  EP “Paralysis” at the beginning of November and managed to land an opening slot at the Liverpool date of the SikTh & Loathe UK tour. Having only started out towards the end of 2017 as a band, after just a

Review: Self-titled EP from Kodama

A five piece Metalcore band from St. Albans is a rare thing. Like getting all red Skittles in a pack rare. Comprising of vocalist Neil Bailey, bassist Tim Krammer, drummer Nik Stojkov (who signed up in October) and guitarist pair James Lam and Mike Goring the band announced themselves again in late November with the

“I Let The Devil In” EP by Currents

Hailing from Connecticut, Currents have toured the World over with their previous Nu-Metalcore fused DJent-isms with their previous release and full debut album “The Place I Feel Safest”. Signing to SharpTone Records for prior to that gave the band a huge push and the group, consisting of Vocalist Brian Willie, Guitarists Chris Wiseman & Raya Castaldi, Bassist

Review: “Moon Phases” EP by Dizorder

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Vincent Thermidor with a Mastering job by Anthony Chognard comes the debut EP from Parisian Female fronted Alternative Metal quintet Dizorder. They have already opened for Silverstein having only released this EP in October, the band have said that their influences are wide ranging enough to encompass Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and even Evanescence.

Review: “Clair Obscur” by It Came From Beneath

Formed in 2010 and comprising vocalist Léo Muller, drummer Julien Ropert, bassist Nico Colère and axe wielding duo Lorenzo Di Biase & Etn Lpz, It Came From Beneath are very much a Deathcore band from Lyon, France. “Clair Obscur” is the bands second full length album, following their debut “When No Light Remains” in 2013, while

“Orias” EP by Prey Upon

Hailing from Long Island New York are a quintet known as Prey Upon. Their line-up consists of Drummer Charlie Mule, Bassist (and EP Producer) Andrew Rizzo, Vocalist Reid Erickson, alongside Guitarist duo Brian Schurr & Mike Joseph (who also provides backing vocals). Dropping in January, their debut EP “Orias” also features additional guitars and drums

Review: “Into The Mouth of Hell” by Sold Soul

Mixed and mastered by Alexander “Sashko” Khod, North Carolina’s Sold Soul bring Melodic Deathcore that promises stories of hate, hell, and hopelessness across nine tracks with five guest vocalists. “Preface to Damnation” is an atmosphere building epic instrumental piece. A cycling primative programmed pattern is build upon with layers of eerie synths and occasional open

Review: “Cold State” by Oakheart

Glens Falls New York Metalcore quintet Oakheart have been regulars in support slots for everyone and anyone passing through the neighborhood. It’s finally their time to lay down the gauntlet with their debut full length “Cold State”. It comes with a little help from their friends in Edorra, Immortalis & Beast in a trio of