Interview with The Sound That Ends Creation

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The debut album from The Sound That Ends Creation is named We Are the Burden, but what a glorious burden it is. The bastard offspring of grindcore, hardcore, sludge, mathcore, death metal and black metal, it’s the kind of release that’s just plain nasty and savage, rending the listener limb from limb with its extremity. I caught up with the brains behind the outfit to find out a bit more…

Tell us a bit about the background of The Sound That Ends Creation

There’s not much to say, I started working on the songs at the beginning of the year and I wrote enough for an album.

How did the name originate?

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Bent Sea/To Dust – Ascend/Descend – Split (Review)

Bent SeaThis is a split release between Bent Sea and To Dust, both of which play grindcore and both of which feature a plethora of members/ex-members of bands such as Aborted, Megadeth, Soilwork, Napalm Death, (Bent Sea), and Abigail Williams, Vintage Warlords, Humanity Is Cancer, Grave Plague, Fountain of Piss, Severed Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder and Phobia, (To Dust).

Phew. As you can see, there’s a lot of experience here.

The first half of the split is provided by Bent Sea, who give us almost 10 minutes of state-of-the-art ferocity. Continue reading

Oracles – Miserycorde (Review)

OraclesOracles are a metal band from Belgium, this is their debut album.

Featuring current and ex-members of Aborted, System Divide and Dimlight, as well as guests from current and ex-members of Black Dahlia Murder, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore and Arch Enemy, this is a release that’s something a little different and backed up by a wealth of experience. Continue reading

King – Reclaim the Darkness (Review)

KingThis is Australian band King’s debut album. They play black metal.

King is a straightforward, powerfully simple name that is quite refreshing after the increasing complexity of so many new black metal band’s names. Even the logo on the album cover is simple and strong, with no overly complex logo with semi-artistic aspirations. Continue reading

Blood Incantation – Starspawn (Review)

Blood IncantationThis is the debut album from US death metal band Blood Incantation.

Blood Incantation play death metal with plenty of atmosphere and technical skill. This is a band who have gazed towards the night sky, saw the vast darkness, and pay homage to that empty malevolence via the medium of underground music that’s less restricted and more expansive than your average death metal band. Continue reading

Slomatics – Future Echo Returns (Review)

SlomaticsSlomatics are a sludge/doom band from the UK. This is their fifth album.

A brief overview of Future Echo Returns – doom, sludge, psychedelia, stoner, feedback, atmosphere, synths, heaviness, riffs, leads, solos, metal, songs. More than anything this last one; this album is about songs. Damn good ones too.

In addition to the songs themselves, Slomatics are all about the Continue reading

Azziard – Nirnaeth – Dramatis Personae – Split (Review)

Azziard NirnaethThis is a split between two French black metal bands.

Azziard are the first band to show what they can do, and they contribute a near-six minute long war-themed track named Unus Mundus.

Azziard play their black metal dark and evil, full of sharp riffs and even sharper melodies.

The singer rasps and screams his way alongside the relentless blast beats and heartless riffing, showing off his daemonic lungs with fiery abandon. Continue reading

Interview with Outright Resistance

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UK metal band Outright Resistance’s latest EP Me Vs I is a promising introduction to the band and their take on grooving metal. Drummer Michael O’Neill tells us more…

For those who are unfamiliar with your band – introduce yourself!

Ahoy hoy, we are Paige Lee on le vocals, Michael ‘Grandad’ Worsley on a guitar, Joe ‘Dreamy’ Jacobs on a second guitar, Sir Chris Everett of Bass’ingdon and Michael ‘Nelly’ O’Neill on the drums.

Give us a bit of background to Outright Resistance

We are from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. in 2011. Our music is something that we relate to, be it songs about personal mental struggles visualised in multiple different forms, or music where we wish to show you that while we’re around no one needs to fight their battles alone. We’ve had our own different battles and had music there to lean on, we’re now attempting to repay that favour with our own music. Continue reading

Remote – Resilient (Review)

RemoteRemote are a French hardcore band and this is their second album.

You’ve gotta love dark, violent music that creates oppressive, negative atmospheres. Yes? Oh come on, of course you do.

Combing chaotic hardcore, crushing sludge, dark metal and inventive post-hardcore, Remote present us with 33 minutes of angst-ridden darkness that aims to cause damage. Continue reading

Dimlight – The Lost Chapters (Review)

DimlightDimlight are a symphonic metal band from Greece and this is their third album.

Now this is quite interesting. Here we have a Gothic/symphonic metal band that have some death/black metal elements entwined into the tracks.

This is a modern, updated version of the old, so-called, beauty-and-the-beast vocal approach that twins angelic female cleans with guttural male growls. I always quite liked this approach when it was probably at the height of its popularity Continue reading