Swallow The Sun – Moonflowers

There’s no band in metal, and possibly music overall, that can encapsulate the feeling of romance as well as Swallow the Sun. A gut-wrenching, painful romance, but a profoundly beautiful one as well. Their last release, “When a Shadow is Forced Into the Light” perfected that feeling and the listener could feel all the pain […]

Beast in Black – Dark Connection

This week, Finnish power metal band Beast in Black continues with its long-standing themes by releasing a cyber-punk themed album called “Dark Connection”. Since former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen started the band, Beast in Black has often referenced anime tropes – in particular, many songs have been themed off Berserk, and is actually the […]