Ghastly Sound – Have a Nice Day (Review)

Ghastly Sound - Have a Nice DayThis is the debut album from US metallers Ghastly Sound.

Having really enjoyed both Ghastly Sound and The Bottom, I’ve been looking forward to Have a Nice Day. It has not disappointed, quite the opposite in fact. Continue reading “Ghastly Sound – Have a Nice Day (Review)”

Beastwars – IV (Review)

Beastwars - IVBeastwars are a sludge/stoner metal band from New Zealand and this is their fourth album.

The return of Beastwars is to be celebrated, and what better way than to embrace 38 minutes of new, riff-worshipping, hard rocking metal tunes? Continue reading “Beastwars – IV (Review)”

Morass of Molasses – The Ties That Bind (Review)

Morass of Molasses - The Ties That BindThis is the second album from Morass of Molasses, a stoner rock/metal band from the UK.

The Ties That Bind is a hard rocking stoner metal album that combines elements of sludge rock, doom, and distorted blues into its style. Continue reading “Morass of Molasses – The Ties That Bind (Review)”

Wolf Blood – II (Review)

Wolf Blood - IIWolf Blood are a US doom metal band and this is their second album.

2014’s Wolf Blood made a great impression on me, but it would be another four years before we heard from them again. Then, last year’s Tsunami/Home appeared. It may have been short, but it was mighty. Well, I’m very pleased to say that there’s no four-year Continue reading “Wolf Blood – II (Review)”

Veil of Deception – Dissident Voices (Review)

Veil of Deception - Dissident VoicesVeil of Deception are a metal band from Austria. This is their third album.

This is the follow up to 2015’s Tearing up the Roots, and offers 48 minutes of metallic anthems and energetic riffs. Continue reading “Veil of Deception – Dissident Voices (Review)”

Destroyer of Light – Mors Aeterna (Review)

Destroyer of Light - Mors AeternaThis is the third album from US doom metal band Destroyer of Light.

I really liked 2018’s Hopeless, and really wanted that EP to be the herald of good things for their next album. It turns out that it was, and Mors Aeterna is just as good, if not better, than I was hoping for. Continue reading “Destroyer of Light – Mors Aeterna (Review)”

Lo-Pan – Subtle (Review)

Lo-Pan - SubtleThis is the fifth album from US hard/stoner rockers Lo-Pan.

This sort of highly engaging and infectious stoner-influenced hard rock is not typically my sort of thing most of the time, but it’s hard to deny how damn good Lo-Pan are at what they do. I really, really got Continue reading “Lo-Pan – Subtle (Review)”

Soilwork – Verkligheten (Review)

Soilwork - VerklighetenThis is the eleventh album from Soilwork, a veteran Swedish metal band.

Soilwork’s eleventh album mixes melodic death metal with fat grooving riffs and a hard rock sensibility that sits at the heart of the band, allowing them to straddle the worlds of metal and rock quite effectively. Having said that, it should be clarified that the rock aspects of this album are mainly hidden underneath a firmly metal veneer; they inform, without overpowering. Continue reading “Soilwork – Verkligheten (Review)”

Chapel of Disease – …And as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye (Review)

Chapel of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced the EyeChapel of Disease are a German death metal band and this is their third album.

2015’s The Mysterious Ways of Repetitive Art stood out for its dark individuality and bleak delivery. Here was a band that took the old-school death metal template and added an atmospheric, sometimes doom-laden twist to it. It was a very effective record. Continue reading “Chapel of Disease – …And as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye (Review)”

Striker – Play to Win (Review)

Striker - Play to WinStriker are a Canadian heavy metal band and this is their sixth album.

I really like Striker. Simple, effective, well-written, and catchy as Hell, their music is just so timelessly appealing and pleasurable to listen to. That’s basically how I feel whenever I give 2017’s Striker a spin, but the same can be said, (and I am saying it), about Play to Win. Continue reading “Striker – Play to Win (Review)”