Eye Sea Black – Stigma (Review)

Eye Sea BlackEye Sea Black are an Italian metal band and this is their debut EP.

Specialising in its own brand of stylish and sharp aggression, Stigma is almost 20 minutes of modern extreme metal that hits the spot quite nicely. Continue reading

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Arch Enemy – Will to Power (Review)

Arch EnemyThis is the tenth album from Arch Enemy, a Swedish melodic death metal band; although it’s likely that this is a band that you need no real introduction to.

On Will to Power Arch Enemy sound invigorated and full of fresh life. It has the trademark Arch Enemy sound and style, of course, but enhanced and honed to a deadly point. In some ways it’s probably their most diverse album to date, although you should obviously take that within the context that it’s meant. Continue reading

Blood of the Prophets – The Stars of the Sky Hid from Me (Review)

Blood of the ProphetsBlood of the Prophets are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

This is a modern brand of extremity, one that mixes elements of modern, melodic, technical death metal, and deathcore together into a sci-fi themed 24 minutes. Continue reading

Dawn of Disease – Ascension Gate (Review)

Dawn of DiseaseDawn of Disease are a death metal band and this is their fourth album.

I wasn’t expecting a new Dawn of Disease album so soon after last year’s enjoyable Worship the Grave, but I’m certainly not complaining about it. Continue reading

Fleshbore – Demo 2017 (Review)

FleshboreFleshbore are a US death metal band and this is their debut demo release.

One of the things I really like about demo releases in this day and age is that they no longer have to sound like they’ve been recorded by a guy screaming into a bucket in a garage somewhere. Hail technological progress! Which is a roundabout way of saying Continue reading

Shattered Sun – The Evolution of Anger (Review)

Shattered SunShattered Sun are a metalcore band from the US. This is their second album.

Metalcore is a much maligned sub-genre, usually for good reason; there’s a lot of generic dross out there, sadly. However, if you’re looking for a ripping example of how to do metalcore right in 2017, your sights should immediately land on Shattered Sun. Continue reading

Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Review)

Abhorrent DecimationAbhorrent Decimation are a death metal band from the UK and this is their second album.

Abhorrent Decimation play modern death metal that has a clear ambitious streak; this is a 50 minute concept album that sees the band take their brutally impressive death metal to new levels. Continue reading