Dimmu Borgir are a symphonic black metal band from Norway and this is their ninth album, (unless you count the rerecorded version of Stormblåst).
So, Dimmu Borgir have returned, a band that will likely need little introduction. Is this a case of more of the same, or do they offer something a bit different on their latest album? The truth lies somewhere in between.
This is the debut album from Italian metal band Gigantomachia.
Here’s a somewhat evocatively heroic release. Mixing elements of melodic, doom, death, and epic metal into a meaty metal base, Gigantomachia have produced 41 minutes of engaging metal. Continue reading →
This is the debut album from UK sludge/Post-Metal band Archelon.
Last year I came across Archelon’s I//II, which compiled their two previous EPs. This showed the band’s development and progression from their debut EP to the next, and promised very good things for the future. Well, the future is now, and Tribe of Suns is the 46-minute embodiment of the band’s previously seen promise. Continue reading →
Brond are a Bulgarian rock band and this is their debut album.
Brond’s music mixes riff-focused modern rock and post-hardcore/rock, with progressive, stoner, and noise/math rock tendencies. Wow. Now there’s a description. Delivering eight tracks across almost 44 minutes of music, Graveyard Campfire is a well-realised and enjoyable release, despite my mangling together of various subgenres in an attempt to loosely categorise it. Continue reading →