Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)

Hoaxed - Two ShadowsThis is the debut album from US rock band Hoaxed.

Two Shadows offers the discerning listener 28 minutes of characterful dark rock. Comprised of a few different influences from a range of styles, Hoaxed are charismatic and idiosyncratic. Elements of Gothic, melodic, alternative, and folk rock are Continue reading “Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)”

Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)

Avatarium - Death, Where Is Your StingThis is the fifth album from Swedish dark rock band Avatarium.

Both 2017’s Hurricanes and Halos and 2019’s The Fire I Long For were very enjoyable records, showing good progression from one to the next that simply saw the band improving and diversifying. So what next for Avatarium? Continue reading “Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)”

Feather Mountain – To Exit a Maelstrom (Review)

Feather Mountain - To Exit a MaelstromFeather Mountain are a progressive metal band from Denmark and this is their second album.

To Exit a Maelstrom contains 45 minutes of modern progressive metal that incorporates elements of alternative and progressive rock. There’s also a djent influence, but it’s not an overbearing one. Continue reading “Feather Mountain – To Exit a Maelstrom (Review)”

Might – Abyss (Review)

Might - AbyssThis is the second album from German doom band Might.

Might play an atypical form of doom metal with elements of post-rock, sludge, punk, grunge, and noise rock. Abyss is an unusually varied album, and operates in a lot of genres and styles, sometimes all at once. Continue reading “Might – Abyss (Review)”

The Hyena Kill – A Disconnect (Review)

The Hyena Kill - A DisconnectThe Hyena Kill are a UK rock band and this is their second album.

With a promo blurb that mentions bands such as Deftones, Nirvana, and Chelsea Wolfe, I was intrigued by what The Hyena Kill’s sound would actually be. It turns out Continue reading “The Hyena Kill – A Disconnect (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of February 2021

As far as Februarys go, I found February 2021 to be quite exceptionally high in quality when it came to metal albums. Let’s dive in to some of the best from last month… Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of February 2021”

Lizzard – Eroded (Review)

Lizzard - ErodedThis is the fourth album from French progressive/alternative rockers Lizzard.

Eroded contains 45 minutes of contemporary rock. It’s a style that has its roots in 90s alternative rock and metal, but one that has also been updated with more modern elements from the progressive and technical genres. Continue reading “Lizzard – Eroded (Review)”

Aborym – Hostile (Review)

Aborym - HostileAborym are an Italian industrial metal band and this is their eighth album.

The follow up to 2017’s Shifting.negativeHostile contains 66 minutes of new material that finds the band incorporating elements of industrial, electronica, and metal/rock into a very solid album. Continue reading “Aborym – Hostile (Review)”

Wolf Theory – WLFTHRY (Review)

Wolf Theory - WLFTHRYWolf Theory are an alternative rock band from Italy and this is their debut album.

I’m not sure what it was that made me give Wolf Theory a try, but I’m glad I did. After sampling their songs, there seemed to be enough to warrant a full listen. If you can move past the low-rent album cover, (which did its best Continue reading “Wolf Theory – WLFTHRY (Review)”