Evil Invaders were formed back in 2007 in Belgium. After a demo and EP release, it’s finally time to release their first full length Pulses Of Pleasure. This is my first meeting with their music. But after hearing the name I only can assume I’m in for some old skool speed/thrash. And after listening to the album for several times I was definitely right. Read all
Over the past year, the star of the German black metal formation Der Weg Einer Freiheit has been rising. Last year, the band got signed by Season of Mist and they are about to unleash the highly anticipated follow-up of 2012’s Unstille, called Stellar. Since anticipation means expectation, yours truly found herself quite curious about what this third full-length had to offer.. Read all!
First of all I have to say that or language isn’t the only thing that has quite evolved lately, the band definitely has evolved as well! Velua isn’t a new Uit Oude Grond or Batavi, but it is so much more. The band truly shows what they’re capable of on this album and it seems they have given even more of themselves than before. Read all!
Even though Moonspell their sound has changed a bit through the years, I’m happy they stuck with their ‘Gothic Rock/Metal’ sound which marks their music. But I have to confess that their general sound has become more open, heavier and almost a little catchy and a bit less deep, dark and undergrounded as it was in their first years. Read about that here!
Laguz is the band’s new release and it isn’t strikingly surprising that the front cover is an Anglo-Saxon helmet (the one found at Sutton Hoo, to be exact), since the band will choose to deal with ancient times, once more. Ancient Rites love their epic intros and openings, and so “Golden Parth To Samarkand” is a very powerful yet subtle intro, combining bells, low drums sound and an overall Eastern influenced beat. read all
Nephelium – Coils of Entropy
Releasedate: 7 February 2012
Nephelium was formed in 2001 in Dubai but they moved to Toronto, Canada, a number of years ago. The band is still unsigned but they will release this self-released full-length. From what I’ve heard, they deliver quality brutal death metal, so let’s check it out.
The six songs all take 5 to 10 minutes, which is pretty long for my taste. You can find some good complex riffs here and there but none of the songs really stand out to the others, really. What they do is pretty good, but they keep repeating it song after song. Most parts of the songs consists of mid-tempo riffs and some complex riffs and breaks here and there. The plus sides are the vocals and the solos. The vocals are a little bit similiar to the vocals of Abysmal Torment. And the solos are pretty fast and melodic. They stand out to most other riffs because the rythms miss a thick and heavy sound.
Coils of Entropy is an allright brutal death metal record. Nice solos, some good complex riffs and brutal but uncommon vocals. But on the otherhand, the songs are pretty long. The structures become unclear and the songs sound more or less thesame because of that. No riffs really stand out afterwards. A heavier production would have helped as well.
1. Burial Ground
2. Merciless Annihilation
5. Halls Of Judgement
6. Coils Of Entropty
Florian Ravet, bass
Alan Madhavan, drums
Alex Zubair, guitar
James Sawyer, guitar
Devil Anderson, vocals