Voidfire – Ogień Pustki (Review)

Voidfire - Ogień PustkiVoidfire are a black metal band from Poland and this is their debut album.

Voidfire play melodic black metal, doing so in an endearing and infectious way. This is music that has a heart of darkness, rather than a shiny, upbeat one. Some melodic metal is so smothered in ostentatious bright leads it can be off-putting, but Continue reading

Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger (Review)

Beneath the Massacre - FearmongerThis is the fourth album from Canadian death metallers Beneath the Massacre.

Beneath the Massacre play technical death metal that’s relentlessly harsh and brutal. This is not music for the uninitiated or the fragile; Beneath the Massacre are uncompromisingly merciless across these 30 minutes. This is the band’s first album in eight years, and when Continue reading

Regarde les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Review)

Regarde les Hommes Tomber - AscensionThis is the third album from French post-black metallers Regarde les Hommes Tomber.

Regarde les Hommes Tomber play post-black metal that takes a forward-thinking approach to its content. Blending in elements of sludge and minor aspects of death metal, the band’s music is an atmospheric and modern take on blackened art. Continue reading

Ars Veneficium – Usurpation of the Seven (Review)

Ars Veneficium - Usurpation of the SevenThis is the second album from Belgian black metallers Ars Veneficium.

I really liked 2016’s The Reign of the Infernal King; the band’s fiery black metal left lasting marks. A new album feels overdue, so it’s with great anticipation that we turn to Usurpation of the Seven and its 38 minutes of dark blackened mayhem. Continue reading

Today Is the Day – No Good to Anyone (Review)

Today Is the Day - No Good to AnyoneThis is the eleventh album from US unconventional experimental metal band Today Is the Day.

I really, really enjoyed 2014’s Animal Mother, which was one of my favourite releases from this artist. As such, No Good to Anyone was much-anticipated, and had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, it’s one of Today Is the Day’s bests. Continue reading

The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic (Review)

The Night Flight Orchestra - AeromanticThis is the fifth album from The Night Flight Orchestra, a Swedish hard rock band.

I loved Amber Galactic and Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough, and now I love Aeromantic. It’s quite simple really; The Night Flight Orchestra have never released a bad album, and just seem to be getting better and better over time, growing into themselves with increasing confidence. Continue reading

Xenobiotic – Mordrake (Review)

Xenobiotic - MordrakeThis is the second album from Xenobiotic, an Australian deathcore/death metal band.

2018’s Prometheus was a deathcore highlight for me, so I was looking forward to what they had in store for us next. I was not expecting just how good Mordrake is though. The band have progressed, and progressed well. Continue reading