Grayscale Season have written a hypercompetent, professional, and engaging collection of tracks on Do You Like Violence. This is metalcore with a firm eye on creativity and diversity. You’ll find thundering groove, harsh vocals, and heavy riffs, as you would expect, but there’s also a lot of other ideas, sounds, and influences here. There are post-metal and post-hardcore elements spread across the album too, further increasing its variety. Grayscale Season are certainly not what I’d call your average band. Continue reading “Grayscale Season – Do You Like Violence (Review)”
The Mass Worship formula for delivering a crushing metal album is one of finding the best ratio of metal, death metal and hardcore. At the Gates, Meshuggah, and Mastodon are all mentioned as influences, and these help appreciate where Mass Worship are coming from. Continue reading “Mass Worship – Portal Tombs (Review)”
Okay, buckle up and get comfortable, as this one’s a beast – there’s 80 minutes of material here, and it isn’t likely to appeal to those uninitiated in the ways of djent. Continue reading “Vildhjarta – Måsstaden Under Vatten (Review)”
This is the fourth album from Swedish death metallers Humanity’s Last Breath.
Following on from the monolithic juggernaut that was 2019’s Abyssal, Humanity’s Last Breath have pulled out all of the stops and produced their best work to date. Välde is 54 minutes of malignant modern death metal darkness. Continue reading “Humanity’s Last Breath – Välde (Review)”
Well, Abyssal is not what I expected. Although I’d heard of Humanity’s Last Breath prior to listening to this album, for some reason I had it in my head that they were a metalcore band. No idea why. I’m also very, very wrong. What we have here is some individually-played death metal; it seems that Humanity’s Last Breath have carved out their own niche in the crowded death metal landscape, and then filled it with mechanised horror. Continue reading “Humanity’s Last Breath – Abyssal (Review)”