Category: Review

Review: “Reluctant Hero” by Killer Be Killed

How often do we use the words “highly anticipated” and “supergroup” in the current era of Metal? It has been six long years since 2014’s self titled debut from Killer Be Killed, a band which features Greg Puciato on vocals and guitars, formerly of The Dillinger Escape Plan and currently in The Black Queen, Max

Review: “Ash & Nails” by BruteAllies

The uncompromising Metal scene in Manchester has been home to Thrash infused Technical Death Metallers BruteAllies since 2018, a band known for their lyrical ferocity, razor sharp twin guitar attack and artillery shelling percussive battery, citing influences in Testament, Decapitated and Carcass to name but a few. Sharing stages at shows and festivals with the

Review: “XILX” by Crawling Chaos

Almost a year ago, Italian Death Metallers Crawling Chaos re-entered the studio to record their second full-length, “XLIX”, a concept album inspired by Machiavelli’s notorious book “The Prince”. Once again opting to record with Simone Mularoni (Ultra-Violence, Void Of Sleep, From The Depths), who also mixed and produced the affair. That was December 2019, a decade after the

Review: “Praey” by Empyreal Sorrow

Inspired by the great Swedish Death Metal tradition of bands like Edge Of Sanity, At The Gates and Dark Tranquillity, German Melodic Death Metal quintet Empyreal Sorrow who comprise Sebastian Moser (Bass & Vocals), Markus Winter (Guitars), Martin Szeike (Vocals), Julian Osterried (Drums), Martin Hofbauer (Guitars) have forged a sound of their own by incorporating

Review: “Diagrams of Consciousness” by Omnivortex

After a couple of jam sessions in Helsinki Finland in early 2019, guitarist Severi Saarioja and drummer Aaro Koskinen created the axis that would become Omnivortex and were soon joined by Niko Lindman (vocals), Mikko Pylkkö (guitars) and Mikael Reinikka (bass). A shared love of extreme music sees them citing influences in bands like Revocation, Gojira

Review: “Moment” by Dark Tranquillity

At this point in their careers it’s safe to say that the legacy of Swedish Melodic Death Metallers Dark Tranquillity as one of the cornerstones of the Gothenburg sound is set in stone. The only question is whether the band can continue to produce music worthy of that legacy as they reach their twelfth studio

Review: “Charm Before The Storm” by I Am Pariah

After sharing stages with Phoxjaw and Light The Torch who feature former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones on their first full UK tour run, Stoke Nu-Metalcore merchants I Am Pariah were forced to delay their plans for the follow up their 2018 EP “Procreate Annihilate” due to the Global Pandemic. Rethinking their methods, “Charm Before The

Review: “Death Blast” by Onsetcold

Having already released an album “Arte Destroyer” in 2020 Mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, to return with an EP in the same year seems an interesting move, but then 2020 isn’t an ordinary year and Onsetcold aren’t an ordinary band. A quintet who had a 3 year hiatus from 2010 to 2013 during

Review: “All Hell Broke Loose” by Huminoid

Originally starting out as a Death Metal act 2017 and evolving over numerous line up changes into a Metallic Hardcore beast that isn’t afraid of boundaries or becoming fixed on a particular style are Huminoid. They cite influence in Hardcore and Metalcore of the late 90’s and early 2000’s and hailing from Manado, Indonesia the