Arcaeon are a technical/progressive metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.
Cascadence contains 49 minutes of modern metal that takes from the technical/progressive metal/metalcore and djent genres to craft an engaging, well-rounded album. The promo blurb recommends this for fans of bands such as Periphery, Monuments, Devin Townsend, Intervals, and Architects, and it’s hard to disagree. Continue reading “Arcaeon – Cascadence (Review)”
This is the second album from Krosis, a deathcore band from the US.
Here we have the follow up to 2018’s Solem Vatem, and it’s a damn good one. While Solem Vatem was a solid, enjoyable release, A Memoir of Free Will finds the band levelling up in pretty much every area as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading “Krosis – A Memoir of Free Will (Review)”
Aenimus are a modern death metal band and this is their second album. They are from the US.
Aenimus fuse a range of different styles into their modern death metal. It’s progressive and technical, and takes parts of the djent and deathcore styles into itself quite easily. The music twists and turns with a futuristic Continue reading “Aenimus – Dreamcatcher (Review)”
Arya are an Italian progressive/post-metal band and this is their third album.
I enjoyed last year’s Dreamwars. This was a curiously individual release, blending emotive modern progressive/alternative metal with a dreamy strain of post-metal. It’s an album that is striking upon first listen, but properly Continue reading “Arya – Endesires (Review)”
Dead End Scene are a Finnish metal band and this is their latest EP.
Dead End Scene play modern metal. Now, before you start rolling your eyes in boredom, I’d recommend giving Dead End Scene a chance, as they’re more individual and agreeable than you might expect given the genre tag. Continue reading “Dead End Scene – Dead End Scene (Review)”
Skies in Motion are a UK modern hardcore/metal band and this is their debut album.
Combining raging intensity with heartfelt emotion, this is modern metalcore played with passion and skill. Continue reading “Skies in Motion – Life Lessons (Review)”
This is the latest EP from First Signs of Frost, a modern rock band from the UK.
Inspired by the likes of Deftones, Glassjaw, and the less-harsh aspects of Periphery and Sikth, this short EP is 18 minutes of emotive and anthemic modern music that’s played with obvious passion. Continue reading “First Signs of Frost – The Shape of Things to Come (Review)”
The Hirsch Effekt are a German progressive metal band and this is their fourth album.
Here we have 61 minutes of progressive metal/hardcore, the likes of which you rarely encounter among the faceless hordes of most nearly-interchangeable bands. Continue reading “The Hirsch Effekt – Eskapist (Review)”
Arya are an Italian progressive/post-metal band and this is their second album.
Arya play modern progressive/post-metal with some djent and technical influences. However, this description doesn’t tell the complete story at all. Continue reading “Arya – Dreamwars (Review)”
Bear are a Belgian metal band and this is their third album.
Okay, so the album cover and band name pretty much sum up what this sounds like – you’re gonna get mauled.
This is a balanced offering of complex technical math metal and muscular, taut modern metal. It’s Continue reading “Bear – /// (Review)”