Suasion – The Infinite (Review)

Suasion - The InfiniteSuasion are a Belgian modern metal band this is their second album.

Suasion’s music is a modern brand of metal that has electronic, ambient, and orchestral enhancements, alongside influences from metalcore, alternative metal, progressive rock, djent, pop, and industrial. A lot has gone into the making of The Infinite, and the band’s ambition is well-realised. Continue reading “Suasion – The Infinite (Review)”

Mask of Prospero – Hiraeth (Review)

Mask of Prospero - HiraethMask of Prospero are a modern metal band from Greece and this is their second album.

Hiraeth provides a 41-minute contemporary blend of progressive metal, djent, and metalcore. Continue reading “Mask of Prospero – Hiraeth (Review)”

For I Am King – Crown (Review)

For I Am King - CrownFor I Am King are a metal band from the Netherlands and this is their third album.

For I Am King play a style of heavy music rooted in melodic death metal and the more merciless strains of metalcore. Think a mix of bands like Darkest Hour and Arch Enemy, with a touch of The Black Dahlia Murder and you’ll be on the right lines. Continue reading “For I Am King – Crown (Review)”

Oceans – Hell Is Where the Heart Is (Review)

Oceans - Hell Is Where the Heart IsOceans are a metal band from Germany/Austria, and this is their second album.

This is the follow up to 2020’s enjoyable The Sun and the Cold, and features 39 minutes of new material. Well, I say new, this album seems to have been already released as three EPs , making this a compilation of sorts. Continue reading “Oceans – Hell Is Where the Heart Is (Review)”

Borders – Bloom Season (Review)

Borders - Bloom SeasonBorders are a modern metal band from the UK. This is their second album.

Borders impressed with their 2017 EP Diagnosed, which they followed up with the enjoyable Purify in 2019. Now the band are back with 31 minutes of new material on Bloom Season, and they sound bigger and more ambitious than ever. Continue reading “Borders – Bloom Season (Review)”

Kassogtha – rEvolve (Review)

Kassogtha - rEvolveThis is the debut album from Kassogtha, a death metal band from Switzerland.

rEvolve contains 62 minutes of modern death metal that’s shot through with progressive influences, melodic death metal streaks, and metalcore muscle. It is a engaging mix of modern metallic styles, resulting in an album that ranges from harsh brutality to soaring choruses, atmospheric heaviness, and emotive richness. Continue reading “Kassogtha – rEvolve (Review)”

Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Aviana (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

My name is Joel Holmqvist and I’m the vocalist for the band Aviana. Continue reading “Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Aviana (Interview)”

Aviana – Corporation (Review)

Aviana - CorporationThis is the third album from Aviana, a metalcore band from Sweden.

I really enjoyed 2019’s Epicenter, so was pleased to see Aviana return with some new material. Well, they’re back with 36 minutes of the stuff, along with a new lineup that sees only the singer returning from Epicenter, (he seems to be the main band member, as far as I can tell, with the other members remaining anonymous). Continue reading “Aviana – Corporation (Review)”

Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf – The Lost & the Longing – Split (Review)

Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf - The Lost & the LongingAlpha Wolf are an Australian metalcore band and Holding Absence are a UK modern rock band. They have teamed up for this split release.

Alpha Wolf, (check out A Quiet Place to Die), give us two songs, lasting just over six minutes in total. Continue reading “Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf – The Lost & the Longing – Split (Review)”