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

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Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Review)

WintersunWintersun are an epic extreme metal band from Finland and this is their third album.

If you haven’t encountered Wintersun before, then prepare yourself for some transcendental music – this is a combination of symphonic/melodic black/death metal, forged into long songs of epic proportions. Continue reading

Cormorant – Diaspora (Review)

CormorantCormorant are a progressive black metal band from the US. This is their fourth album.

This is a highly ambitious release, with a wide range and scope across its hour long playing time. Spread across only four tracks, Cormorant pack a lot in on this release. Continue reading

Wingless – The Blaze Within (Review)

WinglessWingless are a Polish metal band and this is their second album.

So strongly do I associate Poland with death metal, than upon seeing the album cover of The Blaze Within I immediately jumped to that conclusion with Wingless. Well, you know what they say about books and their covers… Continue reading

Cursed Sun – The Amygdala (Review)

Cursed SunThis is the latest EP from UK metal band Cursed Sun.

Cursed Sun combine thrash metal with Southern sludge, a bit of melodic death metal, and some NWOAHM. As we’ll see, there’s more to this band than just this though, and in many ways Cursed Sun channel some quite old-school aspects in their sound. Continue reading

Kin Beneath Chorus – Invia (Review)

Kin Beneath ChorusThis is the second album from Greek metal band Kin Beneath Chorus.

This is modern death metal with both metalcore and deathcore influences. Add to this a melodic delivery and atmospheric elements, and you have an album that succeeds in having a firm emotive base to its heart of aggression. Continue reading