Netherbird – Arete

With their latest release, Arete, Sweden’s Netherbird dives deep into human psychology and thought process, provoking a reflection into what motivates us as humans and at what lengths and sacrifices that we will endure in order to accomplish these feats. This incarnation of reality is set through an ominous back drop of atmosphere created through […]

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 […]

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 […]