The Halo Effect – Days of the Lost (Review)

The Halo Effect - Days of the LostThis is the debut album from Swedish melodic death metal band The Halo Effect.

The Halo Effect are a band that features ex-members of In Flames along with the singer of Dark Tranquillity, (who was also in In Flames very early on), there’s a lot expectations riding on Days of the Lost in certain quarters, (including this one). Continue reading “The Halo Effect – Days of the Lost (Review)”

Human Cull – To Weep for Unconquered Worlds (Review)

Human Cull - To Weep for Unconquered WorldsThis is the third album from UK grindcore band Human Cull.

Somehow I missed this when it came out in January, so the fact that it’s now had a vinyl release seems the perfect opportunity to see what Human Cull’s third album has to offer. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, make sure you check out 2014’s Stillborn Nation and 2018’s Revenant for some great grinding fun. Continue reading “Human Cull – To Weep for Unconquered Worlds (Review)”

Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Wake (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

I’m Josh, I play the drums. Continue reading “Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Wake (Interview)”

Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)

Coscradh - Nahanagan StadialThis is the debut album from Irish black/death metallers Coscradh.

Nahanagan Stadial boasts 41 minutes of apocalyptic black/death metal. Across five songs Coscradh unleash Hell as they craft harsh-yet-compelling malevolent soundscapes. Continue reading “Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)”

Psycroptic – Divine Council (Review)

Psycroptic - Divine CouncilPsycroptic are an Australian technical death metal band and this is their eighth album.

Following on from 2018’s As the Kingdom Drowns, Divine Council is a very accomplished record. Psycroptic have a sound pretty much all of their own, and on their latest release the band have executed their vision with passion and professional expertise. Continue reading “Psycroptic – Divine Council (Review)”

Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army (Review)

Amon Amarth - The Great Heathen ArmyAmon Amarth are a melodic death metal band from Sweden and this is their twelfth album.

Following on from 2019’s Berserker, the mighty Viking warriors of Amon Amarth have returned, with 43 minutes of new material. Amon Amarth are one of the most consistently entertaining and impressive bands in metal, and on their new record they’re firing on all cylinders. Continue reading “Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022

Putting this list together for July’s metal releases was incredibly frustrating, as there were at least nine albums that I really wanted to highlight. For the sake of brevity I’ve kept this number to just six, but hard choices had to be made! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022”

Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Nicolas Cage Fighter (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

I’m Justin and I play guitar for Metallic Hardcore band – Nicolas Cage Fighter. Continue reading “Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Nicolas Cage Fighter (Interview)”

Ominum – Monument (Review)

Ominum - MonumentThis is the debut album from Swedish thrashers Ominum.

Featuring members of Sonic AssaultMonument contains 56 minutes of face ripping thrash metal. Ominum operate on the heavier end of the thrash spectrum, with an emphasis on crushing guitars, harsh vocals, and biting extremity, but without stepping too far into extreme metal waters. Continue reading “Ominum – Monument (Review)”

Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)

Wonderbox Metal gets sent a lot of new music, (which is great), but there’s no way that everything can get covered unfortunately, (which is not so great). This column hopes to redress this balance, if only slightly, by taking a look at a handful of releases that a record label has recently sent out that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

In this edition of this column we’ll take a look at Swedish label Grind to Death Records. It’s not a label I’m familiar with, so how better to get a good look at what they do than this? Besides, how could I resist a grindcore album about beavers… Continue reading “Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)”