Craven Idol are the real deal. Their latest album The Shackles of Mammon is an absolute scorcher. As with the best of releases; the more you listen to it, the better it gets.
As I said in my review of their latest creation – this is old-school quality with new-school fury and bite. It’s partly this combination that gives Craven Idol such a distinct personality, one that definitely sees them stand out from the hordes.
The very amicable Vrath went into detail about what makes the album so special, and what makes the band tick… Continue reading
Greek alternative metallers Ghost Season have produced a strong debut album in Like Stars in a Neon Sky. Full of engaging melodies and more than enough hooks for the listener to get caught on, it’s an album full of passion, aspiration and personality.
So let’s meet Dorian and Helen and find out what makes Ghost Season the band they are… Continue reading
Woe’s latest album Hope Attrition hits like a truck and is chock full of so many aggressive riffs you’ll wonder what the Hell has just happened.
Get ready to drown in blast beats and fiery rage. Get ready for Woe… Continue reading
Palmer’s latest album Surrounding the Void is one of those albums that takes you on a journey, and once you’ve been once you definitely want to go again. It’s an album that slots into the post-metal landscape easily, and reminds me of some of the classics from the earlier days of the style.
Intrigued? You should be. Let’s find out a bit more… Continue reading
Nova Collective are one of the more scintillating, exciting examples of progressive music to appear of late. They’re instrumental, but don’t really seem like it, as the music they create is so engaging and thought-provoking that the lack of a singer is barely noticed.
The Further Side is a great example of musicians coming together and producing something they really love. Luckily for the rest of us, they’re about to share it with everyone. Continue reading
I like dissonant, avant-garde death metal as much as the next person, but Sunless’ debut album Urraca really does live in its own league. It manages to take everything I like about the style and somehow improve on it. The listener is assaulted by atypical riffs, dissonant melodies and progressive heaviness, all with an accessibility, (relatively speaking), that’s rare for this kind of thing. Continue reading
Vaiya might not be a household name in atmospheric black metal, but on the strength of Remnant Light, it deserves to be. Bleak and grim, but not without beauty or heart, Remnant Light was originally released in 2014, but is now getting a re-release thanks to those lovely people at Nordvis/Bindrune Recordings. Continue reading
Falls of Rauros are one of those groups that can always be relied upon to release a quality black metal album. Their latest release is Vigilance Perennial, and I don’t think I’m alone here in considering it to be the band’s best album to date. Continue reading
Polish black metallers Mord’A’Stigmata have recently unveiled their latest album Hope. This is an album that’s a layered, multifaceted release, demonstrating an involved and intricate black metal that’s the best work the band have done to date, in my humble opinion. Continue reading
After a 20 year gap we finally have a new Morta Skuld album, and what an album it is! Wounds Deeper than Time is an absolute ripping listen, giving us nine songs that demonstrate a band living up to that old saying – all killer, no filler. Continue reading