Torc play black metal with a few other influences which can be heard in the songs. Continue reading
This is the first EP from this new band, although as there’s over 30 minutes of material here, it’s actually longer than some albums. Continue reading
This is an interesting album in a few different ways.
Although it’s undoubtedly raw and aggressive, it also contains a hearty heavy metal influence alongside its more traditional second wave approach. Continue reading
This is some heady old-school stuff. Mixing thrash, speed, heavy, and first-wave black metal influences into its delivery, this album is designed to get you headbanging. Continue reading
Think of a Southern metal flavoured mix between Grand Magus, Candlemass, Down and Orange Goblin. Temptation’s Wings have produced an album worthy to be spoken of in the same sentence as these bands, as Skulthor Ebonblade is very enjoyable indeed. Continue reading
Veteran doom metal band The Obsessed return with their first album in over 20 years. I think it’s fair to say there’s a lot of expectation riding on this in certain quarters. Continue reading
This is old-school black metal with plenty of groovy mid-paced sections that drip filth everywhere and generally make a mess all over everything they touch. Continue reading
The singer has a strong voice that carries just the right amount of weight and levity. A band like this needs a good Continue reading
Well, this is unexpected. I assumed, for some reason, that upon pressing play I was going to be listening to the latest Nightwish clone. I was wrong. Battle Beast are a different proposition, one which is extremely special too. Continue reading
Anyone into traditional heavy metal has probably heard of Hammerfall. The Swedish metallers have been knocking out albums since 1997, with no sign of running out of steam in the near future.
Which brings us to their latest album, the appropriately titled Built to Last. Long-serving bassist Fredrik Larsson got in touch to tell us how and why the band definitely live up to this album’s title… Continue reading