This is a very accomplished hour or so of doom metal, interleaved with elements of progressive rock, blues rock, and atmospheric metal. Continue reading
Here we have 56 minutes of modern progressive metal that throws in elements of technical and atmospheric metal into the mix, as well as some post-rock and jazz. Continue reading
With Momentum it’s tempting to think that you’ve heard it all before, but actually this is a slightly different take on modern heavy music in some ways. Ostensibly no different to a thousand other Continue reading
This is extreme metal that’s both atmospheric and progressive, borrowing liberally from many extreme metal styles and sub-genres, including modern progressive metal, post-metal, death metal, and black metal. Continue reading
This is quite a varied release that essentially boils down to about 40 minutes of epic extreme metal.
The music takes Continue reading
With a sharp sound, serrated riffs, and savage vocals, Element of Chaos burst onto the airwaves with the first track on the album The Second Dawn of Hiroshima. It’s quite an entrance. Continue reading
This is a dark mix of experimental doom/drone, noise, neo-folk and atmospheric music, all roughly contained in a vaguely blackened framework.
The songs mainly focus on Continue reading
I confess, I was drawn to this album by the cover artwork, which is the reason I decided to listen to it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but in today’s digital age it’s worth noting that album artwork is still important, at least in my eyes.
So what of the music? Well, Fractal Cypher play modern progressive metal with ample keyboard enhancements and a Continue reading
Passage is the follow up to 2014’s stellar Descent, which has become one of my favourite releases of the style in a while. A combination of post-metal, sludge and progressive metal, all wrapped up with glorious atmospherics and heavy guitars; the album was a slow-burner that just got better and better the more I listened to it.
Now it’s time for their second album, so how have they done on Passage? Continue reading