Tag: Opeth

Review: “Beneath The Endless Rains” by Slow Fall

Founded in Oulu Finland in 2016 by bassist and songwriter Markku Kerosalo to follow the path of Melodic Death Metal with touches of Doom, Slow Fall released their debut EP in 2017 entitled “The First Ones to Fall” however the of progression and evolution of their sound has meant line up changes. Now settled with

Throwback: “The Grand Conjuration” from Opeth!

As our personal favourite Opeth album “Ghost Reveries” has reached the 15th Anniversary milestone it seems only right that we should celebrate with “The Grand Conjuration“. The Swedish Progressive Death Metallers eighth studio record and their first for Roadrunner Records was produced by Jens Bogren (Sepultura, Between The Buried And Me, Arch Enemy) and saw

NEWS: Opeth touring activities in 2021!

Perhaps taking a more cautious approach, Swedish Progressive Death Metal titans Opeth have announced a larger venue European tour trek for October 2021 with Evolution XXX in tow. The run is just a handful of dates with a single stop upon our shores in London at the Eventim Apollo on 16th while also having the

Review: “Self Titled” by Oceans of Slumber

The self titled record is often seen from the outside as a record that a band feels defines their sound and is perhaps the way that the artist collective see their musical journey continuing. Truth is, that often is not the case and most bands music shifts between recording naturally with the age of the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #117: At The Gates Vs Trivium!

The last album from Swedish Melodic Death Metallers At The Gates before an 11 year hiatus was “Slaughter of the Soul“. A landmark album, it is considered alongside works by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity as one of the cornerstones of the Gothenburg sound. Produced by Fredrik Nordström (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Opeth) in 1995 and

Under The Influence #57: Drakh on “My Arms Your Hearse” from Opeth!

1998 saw the release of the third critically acclaimed studio album from Swedish Progressive Death Metal titans Opeth. Recorded the summer prior to its release with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity) and In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén at Studio Fredman In Gothenburg Sweden “My Arms Your Hearse” was the first album to

Review: “Isochron” by Denominate

“Isochron” marks the third studio record from Finnish Technical Progressive Death Metallers Denominate in six years, with the cover art by Juha Vuorma offering an insight into a concept record of sorts which tells a story taking the listener on a journey spanning millennia, exploring themes about the nature of the universe and the morality

Review: “Embodiment of The Divine” by Buried Realm

Josh Dummer is the kind of multi instrumentalist who has the vision for the extraordinary. In 2017 he put together his first offering “Ichor Carcinoma” as a solo project under the name Buried Realm and sold the idea to a collection of well known and highly skilled musicians, getting them to appear as guests on the

Review: “Veil Of Imagination” by Wilderun

Recorded at More Sound Studios in Syracuse, New York before being mixed by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Katatonia) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Sepultura, At The Gates) and critically acclaimed as one of the finest albums of 2019, “Veil Of Imagination” by Wilderun sees re-release under special licence via Century Media in July 2020. When we

Review: “Pilgrims” by Starscape

Re-recording a pair of tracks from their self titled debut album which was unveiled in 2017 is an interesting move for Östersund, Sweden duo Starscape aka Per-Olof Göransson (vocals) and Anton Eriksson (multi instrumentalist) but keen to continue to, as they put it “telling epic tales of journeys beyond the stars” and have done exactly