Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]
Tribulation have been around since 2004, and as such, managed to shapeshift themselves in almost every major release they ever put out there. What started out as a purely Death Metal band from Sweden that’s being swallowed in the gigantic pool of names of their own genre, has slowly transformed itself into a well oiled, […]
Oriental Metal band Orphaned Land just released their sixth full length album, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, last week. It took the band five years to complete it, and those were five years well spent. Being a Middle East junkie I think first time I heard of this band was somewhere in the Mabool-era. I […]
Watain have long been the topics of controversies, from the musical, through the visual, and to the ideological. Not a lot of bands out there have rose to be one of the most prominent names in the world of Black Metal, as they run over almost any opposition in the way. The Uppsala group have […]
Arch Enemy‘s star is at its zenith: the Swedish/Canadian melodeath band has never been more popular, never (co)headlined as many festivals as of late with overwhelming (and over the top) performances. With musicians as guitarist-founder Amott, guitar wizard Loomis (ex-Nevermore) and charismatic vocalist White-Gluz (plus previous growler Gossow behind the wheel as manager), the group […]
One of the most well-known Iced Earth lyrics ‘I had a friend many years ago, one tragic night he died’ can almost be used to describe my fangirl level of the band. Some years ago I used to put on their music quite a lot and visited multiple shows a year. I was pretty obsessed […]
The record Manslaughter (2014) marked the return of rapper Ice-T and his comrade guitarist Ernie C. of the gangster-metal collective Body Count in the metal scene. While Manslaughter was described as a decent comeback, the follow up Bloodlust can be seen as the result of adding fuel (racism, police brutality, social inequality) to the flame […]
A wheel need not be re-invented. Yet means of transport are subject of constant innovation, though in the end they still take you from A to B. Dark Tranquillity just made their 11th ‘transport’, with a trip from A to B just waiting to be enjoyed again and again.. Read all!
Ashpyx delivered an album that is as solid as a tank. The sound is incredibly thick and hazy, but it fits the battlefield atmosphere on the record. The ferocious, raunchy riffs will make the heart of any death metal fan skip a beat and the unique hoarse vocals will pleasantly ring in their ears like […]
Aborted is a brutal death metal band from Belgium known for their gore inspired artwork and lyrics. With an impressive carreer of eight full-lengths, Aborted unleashes another bulldozering death metal record upon us. The artwork reveals we can expect the same extremity from them and maybe even more.. Read all!