Category: Review

Review: “Agony” by Wych

Adorned by suitably bleak and gripping cover at from Indonesian visual artist Bahrull Marta, this debut EP from Alberta Canada Deathcore collective Wych promises to be has cold and unforgiving as the winters of their homeland. The quartet who comprise vocalist Colin Allan-Fitterer, guitarist Jorge Mares, bassist Zayn Jinnah and drummer Mike Bolduc worked with

Review: “A Shadow Of What Once Was” by Wolvencrown

Adorned with the stunning artwork of Joan Llopis Domenech (Lustre, Sojourner, Ruadh), the follow up to 2019’s critically acclaimed album “Of Bark And Ash” from Nottingham atmospheric Black Metal act Wolvencrown has to be considered in the highly anticipated category. The band are known as storytellers and the power and emotion that radiates from their

Review: “Begotten” by A Night In The Abyss

Established in 2013, Blackened Deathcore collective A Night In The Abyss have been casting a dark shadow over Brighton creating what they like to call “macabre melodies from miserable England“. Those songs have been good to them and the success of 2016 album “Necropolis” is there for all to see, a collective 130k Spotify streams

Review: “Holy Defy” by Anzeria

Symphonic Metal act Anzeria was formed by vocalist Damla Kayıhan in early 2009 in Istanbul-Turkey. Known for both their original songs like “Dibace” and some very unique covers like “Only Time Knows” from Prince of Persia, the band have built a healthy reputation with performances at Festivals and gigs as well as the equivalent of

Review: “Mӕre” by Harakiri For The Sky

As a duo Salzburg Austria pairing Harakiri For The Sky have released an album every two years since their 2012 self titled debut, a unique blend of atmospheric Black Metal and Progressive Rock that gives both the inescapable maelstrom of shattering screams and the sudden acoustic guitar interludes that are World’s apart and yet sit

Review: “Self Titled” by Catercorner

“I wanted to create something that was completely unconstrained, with no preconception of what the end result might be—something uncompromising, that completely disregarded boundaries and was unafraid to visit strange places. I feel that I achieved that goal and created a pretty unique slice of metal.” ~ James Sherwin While the early seeds of James

Review: “Between the Glimpses of Hope” by Ephemerald

Forged in the fire and ice of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2016 by guitarist Joni Snoro (ex-Frosttide), bassist Lauri Myllylä (Voidfallen), vocalist Vesa Salovaara (Vorna) and drummer Juho Suomi (Apocryfal) in the hopes of creating epic Symphonic Death Metal before they joined forces with Tuomo Sagulin (Mechanik Project) who added keyboards and orchestration, Ephemerald being the

Review: “At Our End” by Lair

Having set the tone with their self titled debut EP in 2019 in which they created slow, crushingly weighty Doom that Worships the Amp like an altar and rides the riff like a surfer rides a wave, Richmond Virginia Doom Metal quartet Lair entered the studio in July 2020 record this sophomore record with Yavé

Review: “La Part Du Diable” by Maudiir

If you’re a fan of Deeply Confused, Tears for the Dead Gods or Progressive Thrash Metal outfit Trinity Blast then you will be familiar with the work of Maudiir without even knowing it. The one-man Blackened Thrash Metal project is the work of a mysterious figure known simply as F who has previously or is

Review: “Cascadence” by Arcaeon

Some records are hammered out in 3 days in the studio with well rehearsed and live performed songs where it’s just about setting up and commiting to tape. Then there is “Cascadence” by Arcaeon, a labour of love from a group of perfectionists who’d rather take their time and get it right than give us