Ghastly Sound – The Bottom (Review)

Ghastly SoundGhastly Sound are a metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their second EP.

Oh Ghastly Sound, with this latest EP you’re really spoiling us. Already this year we were treated to your extremely enjoyable self-titled debut EP, and now, hardly any time at all later, you’ve now gifted us with your latest creation – The Bottom. Continue reading “Ghastly Sound – The Bottom (Review)”

Sea in the Sky – Everything All at Once (Review)

Sea in the SkySea in the Sky are a progressive rock band from the US. This is their debut album.

This is modern progressive rock that has elements of the djent style, but without this aspect of the band’s sound becoming overbearing or distracting, as I find can sometimes be the case. There’s largely just about the right amount of djent in this so that it enhances rather than overpowers. Continue reading “Sea in the Sky – Everything All at Once (Review)”

First Signs of Frost – The Shape of Things to Come (Review)

First Signs of FrostThis is the latest EP from First Signs of Frost, a modern rock band from the UK.

Inspired by the likes of Deftones, Glassjaw, and the less-harsh aspects of Periphery and Sikth, this short EP is 18 minutes of emotive and anthemic modern music that’s played with obvious passion. Continue reading “First Signs of Frost – The Shape of Things to Come (Review)”

The Restitution – Into the Dark (Review)

The RestitutionThe Restitution is a one-man progressive metal band from the US and this is his second album.

2013’s Waves was a very enjoyable and impressive release, and I can’t believe it’s been four years since it came out. Continue reading “The Restitution – Into the Dark (Review)”

Disperse – Foreword (Review)

DisperseForeword is Disperse’s third album. They play progressive rock/metal and are from Poland.

Disperse take elements from both old and new progressive music and incorporate them into their thoroughly modern take on the style.

Complexity, syncopation and Continue reading “Disperse – Foreword (Review)”

Ghastly Sound – Ghastly Sound (Review)

Ghastly SoundGhastly Sound are a metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their debut EP.

As much as I luuurrrvvvveeee the distortion of a good guitar, I do always like it when I come across a band that eschews this in favour of the primal heaviness of just drums and bass. Continue reading “Ghastly Sound – Ghastly Sound (Review)”

Suicide Silence – Suicide Silence (Review)

Suicide SilenceSuicide Silence are a metal band from the US and this is their fifth album.

I haven’t heard anything Suicide Silence have done since their 2009 album No Time to Bleed, so was very interested to finally catch up with them once more. I didn’t expect them to be the same band, of course, and they really aren’t. Continue reading “Suicide Silence – Suicide Silence (Review)”

Riviẽre – Heal (Review)

RiviereRiviẽre are a progressive metal band from France and this is their debut album.

This is an intriguing blend of styles that uses progressive metal as a base to launch forays into post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative metal.

As you may be able to ascertain from Continue reading “Riviẽre – Heal (Review)”