As far as EPs go this is a lengthy one – at 28 minutes in duration it’s actually longer than some albums. This is absolutely not a complaint, of course, nor does it really impact on anything as such; merely an observation. Continue reading
A progressive post-metal EP that is just a single 19 minute song? Count me in! What’s that? It also features the supreme vocal talents of the singer of The Ocean? Stop, stop, you’re just overselling it now… Continue reading
Italian modern death metal band Integral’s debut album Resilience is a strong one. I’m listening to it again as I type these words, and it has a lot to recommend itself. Don’t believe me? Just listen to the embedded Bandcamp player at the bottom of this interview – the band easily make their own compelling case for priority airplay time as soon as you press play.
The drummer of Integral, Agostino Buttarelli, was nice enough to give us a bit more info on this relatively fresh new band. Check it out.
Introduce us to Integral
Okay, so I’ve tentatively labelled this as blackened death metal simply for ease of description in the introduction, but the reality is that this is more of a black/death/doom hybrid. It all sits under a suitably blackened and grim aegis though, powered by a vicious death metal intensity. Continue reading
The Haunted have produced quite the ripping album with their latest offering. Blimey. This is aggressive thrash metal played with style, passion, and plenty of riffs. Continue reading
This is largely old-school Satanic black metal, firmly influenced by the 90s Scandinavian second wave style, but not without its own merits or character. Continue reading
Unhallowed Blood Oath is a dark, corrupted paen to 90s second wave black metal. Continue reading
Here we have a little over 40 minutes of second wave black metal mixed with both a melodic and a thrash influence. It’s fast, sharp, and full of feral attitude. Continue reading