At The Gates- The Nightmare of Being

Since their return in 2014, At The Gates have been slowly introducing more progressive elements to their iconic sound. With The Nightmare of Being, they’ve completely brought it to the forefront. I’ve loved the change the band has made since At War with Reality and appreciated it when they brought it out more with To […]

Enforced – Kill Grid

After doing Warbringer’s recent album I happily find myself able to review yet another crushing thrash band that’s been terrorizing everyone since 2017. Enforced recently released their second full length and first with Century Media Records titled “Kill Grid”. Hailing from Richmond Virginia these thrashers are a punishing mix of more extreme melodic metal and […]

Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice

The year is 2021 and it seems like yet again, Death Metal bands pop up with releases like mushrooms after the rain. Like drunkards after a festival. Like pandemics after a… Ah, joke’s gone. Anyway, sometimes a group of people can just play some good Death Metal, without trying to reinvent the wheel. A band […]

Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

Soulburn was formed in 1996 in the Netherlands, their latest release is titled “Noa’s D’ark”. It is evident after only a minute into the opening track “The Morgue of Hope” what this album was going to bring. That is dark, grindy distorted guitars and raspy grungy vocals sounding as if they were spawned from the […]

Dark Tranquility- Moment

Since 1989 there has been a consistent and well known driving force in melodic death metal and more specifically, melodic death metal exemplifying traditional Gothenburg sound; Dark Tranquility. After 31 years of experience and a fairly traditional formula that Dark Tranquility implements, on their newest full length they remain committed to their signature sound. With […]

Naglfar – Cerecloth

It’s hard to believe that it has been eight years already since Naglfar their last album Téras was released. The album followed in line after Pariah and Harvest, whereas Naglfar their sound became less raw and more polished. As with many bands there are ‘old sound’ and ‘new sound’ camps, but I’m in both camps […]