Whitechapel have always been a band that I have been curious about. But the chuggy guitars and blasts have never been a big appeal. None of which are a bad thing but just not my thing. But with their upcoming album, The Valley, I do believe my opinion has drastically changed. Their 7th full length album, where they decided to really mix things up. Adding a bit more melody at times and even clean vocals. Yes clean vocals, alongside some of the best lows in the business thanks to vocalist Phil Bozeman. Die-hard fans may feel a bit timid with this news but do yourself a favor and listen to this masterpiece. This is still the same Whitechapel you know and love.Read More
Now this is heavy metal. The kind of music you scream “oh hell yeah” when it starts and you headbang till you can’t see straight. I would know, almost rear ended the car in front of me because I was headbanging so hard. I would have Parallel Minds to thank for my fender bender. A 4 piece heavy metal band hailing from France that uses a crazy good mix of a bunch of metals top sub genres. The melody of modern day power metal, the aggressiveness of old school thrash and sprinkling traditional heavy metal all over it. And this is their 2nd full length “Every Hour Wounds…The Last One Kills”. This is the soundtrack to one hell of a battle.Read More
Hailing from the great white north, we Arrival of Autumn. A 5 piece metalcore band that kicks your ass and brings some much much much needed life to slowly dying sub-genre. AOA come blasting in with their third full length album, Harbinger. Thirty six minutes of in your face metalcore. Really embracing the hardcore roots of the genre. But also adding their own little thing to the mix as well. Melodic and tuned down heaviness with a hint of prog. This is the future of metalcore.Read More
Time to put those horns in the air and begin to windmill. This is Stonecast and this power metal at it’s absolute best. Reigning from France we have Stonecast, a 5 piece band with their 3rd full length release, I Earther. This album takes everything old school metalheads love from over the top melody to the epic vocals. Heavy double bass and non stop riffs. If you’re like me and grew up with Guitar Hero 3 then you’re a Dragonforce fan. Which means you will enjoy this album and become a Stonecast fan.Read More
In the Spring of 2015 five friends were drawn together by a shared dream; a dream to create vital, vibrant metal music in a band that would be an outlet for their restless imaginations and pent up rage at the apathy and lethargy that they saw around themRead More
The Breathing Process is a symphonic metal band located in Pittsburgh PA. Formed in Connecticut in 2003. They quickly made a name for themselves releasing “In Waking Divinity” in 2008, and “Odyssey Undead” in 2010. Shortly after, they took a hiatus to perfect their sound and craft. In the fall of 2017, TBP made a statement, regarding their comeback. They teased that they had a new record in the works, being mixed and mastered. After some minor setbacks, the band finally released ‘Samsara’ on August 31, 2018. It’s beautiful, its heavy, and its everything you could hope for in a record by TBP. i dont know how they plan on topping this one.
After a long 8 year hiatus, The Breathing Process are back with their long awaited release ‘Samsara’. Follow them on this journey of death and rebirth.Read More
HELLVETICA stands for explosive shows, extreme stage acting, fat live sound, strong interaction with the audience, spiced with a decent portion of Thrash Metal and garnished with a whiff of Hardcore and Punk. In the past decade, they have shared the stage with legendary acts such as Six Feet Under, Jungle Rot, and Sodom. In 2008 they released their first Demo EP “A New Hate Is Rising”. This was followed up in 2011 with the release of the LP “Your Last Breath” and 2014 with the EP “Deadly Eyes”.Read More
A brief history of Outliar shows the release of their debut album, Provoked To Anger, in early 2012. That album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Wretched) at The Basement Recording NC in Winston-Salem, NC. The album was self-released and very well received by the underground metal community. The album featured a guest guitar solo on the track “Faceless Enemy”, recorded by the legendary James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament). Although a solid metal performance was turned in by Outliar, the record left the band wanting to focus more on the thrash metal sounds that influenced them more than any other genre. That is precisely where “Taste The Blood” differs significantly from its predecessor.
“Taste The Blood” showcases a performance primarily rooted in aggressive thrash metal while continuing to showcase death metal influence. The album, overall, is far more aggressive and relentless in its approach, which is immediately noticeable and consistent throughout the 10 song, 60+ minute journey. Join me on this ride back into classic thrash/death metal.Read More