The Flight Of Sleipnir definitely doesn’t follow the masses when it comes to Scandinavian Folklore inspired music, which make them truly stand out. Some folky influences can be found in the music though, but the Stoner/Doom sounds mainly dominates this album. There is a lot of variation in this album going from a more Classic Rock all the way to a Melodic Death Metal sound, which make it hard for the listener to get bored.. Read all!
It is hard to do something wrong if you situate your music among the style of black metal legends such as Immortal, Dissection and Dark Funeral. Therefore, the EP, Dead to Dust Descend of the Swedish black metal project In My Embrace is a nice piece to listen to, but does not aspire to much more.. Read all!
Soulburn are a veteran name in the Dutch scene. They’ve been around since ’96 and had a nice debut album that came out two years later. Other than that, the band usually remained in the shadows, while most of the members are handling their original bands, like Asphyx. Sixteen years and countless other musical projects later (Grand Supreme Blood Court and Bunkur to name a couple), the band releases The Suffocating Darkness, their second full length. Read about that HERE
Pandemonium is the latest release by heavy metal band Cavalera Conspiracy. It was released Oct 31st 2014 on Napalm Records. Cavalera Conspiracy is fronted by metal icon Max Cavelera who is most known for his work in Sepultura and Soulfly. This album was produced by Max as well and has gained much attention in the metal community since it’s release.. Read all!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:Skálmöld are a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stale folk metal scene. If you’ve listened to the band, then you know what I’m talking about (and if you haven’t, go do it. Right now. I’ll wait). The sextet’s first two albums, Baldur and Börn Loka, debuted to rave reviews and spun epic yarns of Iceland’s pagan past in the band’s native language, set against a musical backdrop of innovative death metal peppered with classical, punk, and folk elements. For folk metal fans, can it get any better than that? 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