Category: Review

Review: “Apoptosis” by Allegaeon

Being honest, Allegaeon have been a band that caught us by surprise. Not being a band that we were aware of and then seeing them at London’s O2 Academy Islington where they supported Obscura and being completely blown away by their live performance, they’re a band who won us over straight away. Riley McShane’s vocals

Review: “Dragons of the Ages” by Grimgotts

Formed in 2015 with the concept of being a Harry Potter themed Symphonic Power Metal Band before switching their focus to the realm of fantasy, “Dragons of the Ages” is the sophomore album from Grimgotts. Hailing from West Sussex, the band feature the vocal talents of founder Andy Barton, Synths from Fabio Garau, guitars from

Review: “Self Titled” EP by Absalom

Manchester Metalcore infused Tech-Metal 5 piece Absalom comprise of drummer Olley Holgate, bassist Alex Papaioannou, vocalist Adam Oat and 8 string merchants Stephen Brown and James Phillips. Interestingly they boast that they have progressive leanings and state their influences as being Architects, August Burns Red and…. Bring Me The Horizon. Introduction instrumental “Dusk” is a

Review: “Cradle to tha Casket” EP by Magna Carta

Hailing from Lincoln and featuring former members of Martyr Defiled, Climates and Tripswitch, Magna Carta are a brand new Hardcore Crossover Metalcore quintet that have a lot of promise. After all, a great band is greater than the sum of its parts. So when the individuals involved are of this caliber, their material should be

Review: “Last Village Standing” EP by God’s Bastard

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, Duo God’s Bastard comprises Guitarist and Vocalist Drew Hays and dummer Lev Weinstein. The pair have a wealth of history between them with Floods and Krallice, though Brooklyn, New York isn’t the first place you’d associate with the Black Metal genre. Starting off in some style

Review: “The Depths” EP by Axis Mundi

Hailing from Singapore and featuring former members of Stillborn and Zaganoth in their ranks, Axis Mundi are a Sludge Metal influenced trio with a fast growing reputation. Featuring the vocal talents of Sathish Kumar, drum skills of Mitch Goon and with Vinod Dass handling guitars, bass & effects, they’re a band that promises much. Title

Review: “Doom & Gloom” by Iron Curtain

The five piece Grind influenced Hardcore band from Inland Empire California that is Iron Curtain are no strangers to Metal Noise. In anticipation of this 7 track full length album we took a moment to review their now 2 year old predecessor “The Road”, a 5 track EP that is a fine piece of work

Review: “Cult of the Like” by By Will Alone

Comprising Itay Parkinson Steingold who provides the Electronics and production, Guitarist Chen Shaya and vocalist Alex Getsin, By Will Alone are a trio hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel who have already released some material in the form of 2015 single “Royal Flush & Snake Eyes” and 2016 EP “Trilestials”. Their full debut album “Cult of the Like” has a quartet

Review: “Eternal Isolation” by Born A New

Closing their debut full length album “Eternal Isolation” with the lyric ” You me want to be dead. But I’d rather kill you instead” ‪New Jersey Metallic Hardcore crew Born A New make a powerful statement. The follow up to 2017’s “Peace Is Dead” that features a guest appearance from Travis Tabron of Varials fame

Review: “Serenity” EP by Sunfall

It’s the understatement of the year but the well past overdue debut EP from Guildford Post-Metalcore crew Sunfall finally appeared this past weekend. It’s been a while since we caught their live show, spoke to Sam and Oli for an exclusive interview and put them on our Black Map of UK underground Metal talent. The