Arrival of Autumn – Kingdom Undone (Review)

Arrival of Autumn - Kingdom UndoneThis is the third album from Canadian metalcore band Arrival of Autumn, (who feature a member of Alterbeast).

Containing 39 minutes of material Kingdom Undone is an easy album to like if you were raised on 00s metalcore, yet want a modern update. To be fair, Arrival of Autumn’s sound has more older components and influences than newer ones, but that seems to have worked out for the best as the band have impressed with a very enjoyable album. Continue reading “Arrival of Autumn – Kingdom Undone (Review)”

Curse of Cain – Curse of Cain (Review)

Curse of Cain - Curse of CainThis is the debut album from Swedish metal band Curse of Cain.

Now here’s an interesting and unexpected release. Curse of Cain‘s 42 minutes weaves a compelling post-apocalyptic story that cooks together a bunch of different ingredients that probably shouldn’t work, but actually does. The end result is tasty and satisfying. Continue reading “Curse of Cain – Curse of Cain (Review)”

Unearth – The Wretched; The Ruinous (Review)

Unearth - The Wretched The RuinousUnearth are a metalcore band form the US and this is their eighth album.

Following on from 2018’s Extinction(s), Unearth continue to deliver the metalcore goods. Their tried-and-tested brand of melodic death metal-meets-thrash-meets-hardcore is on fine fiery form, and The Wretched; The Ruinous is a very enjoyable 37-minute slab of old-school metalcore heaviness. Continue reading “Unearth – The Wretched; The Ruinous (Review)”

As Everything Unfolds – Ultraviolet (Review)

As Everything Unfolds - UltravioletThis is the second album from UK alternative/melodic metal band As Everything Unfolds.

Ultraviolet contains 36 minutes of modern metal that blends together elements of alternative rock, post-hardcore, metalcore, and nu-metal, into an enjoyable and charismatic record. Continue reading “As Everything Unfolds – Ultraviolet (Review)”

Fit for an Autopsy/Thy Art Is Murder/Malevolence – The Aggression Sessions – Split (Review)

Fit for an Autopsy Thy Art Is Murder Malevolence - The Aggression SessionsThis is a split between Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art Is Murder, and Malevolence, who are from the US, Australia, and the UK respectively. It’s the successor of sorts to 2016’s The Depression Sessions. Each band contributes one original and one cover track to this release, which lasts 23 minutes in total. Continue reading “Fit for an Autopsy/Thy Art Is Murder/Malevolence – The Aggression Sessions – Split (Review)”

Ov Sulfur – The Burden ov Faith (Review)

Ov Sulfur - The Burden ov FaithOv Sulfur are a blackened deathcore band from the US and this is their debut album.

The Burden ov Faith is a brutal slab of deathcore that takes a blackened and symphonic approach to its blasphemous heaviness. Ov Sulfur spend 44 minutes dealing out punishment of a form that’s surprisingly rich in delivery. Continue reading “Ov Sulfur – The Burden ov Faith (Review)”

Viscera – Carcinogenesis (Review)

Viscera - CarcinogenesisViscera are a death/metalcore band from the UK and this is their second album.

Carcinogenesis follows on from 2020’s Obsidian, which was a record I loved, so I have been really looking forward to hearing this new one. It has not disappointed. Continue reading “Viscera – Carcinogenesis (Review)”

To the Grave – Director’s Cuts (Review)

To the Grave - Directors CutsTo the Grave are an Australian deathcore band and this is their second album.

In part of the promo blurb for this album it mentions To the Grave’s ‘accessible extremity’, which is a great way to describe what the songs on Director’s Cuts offer. This music provides the absolutely brutal heaviness that I love, while also delivering actual Continue reading “To the Grave – Director’s Cuts (Review)”

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)”