Based in the US, Irist are a modern metal band and this is their debut album.
Irist’s recipe is one that takes a wide range of influences and works them into a comprehensive modern metal framework. Loosely stated, Irist take elements of hardcore, thrash metal, and progressive/post-hardcore/metal, and hone them into song-based packages of metallic heaviness. Continue reading →
Fit for an Autopsy are a deathcore band from the US and this is their fifth album.
This album follows on from 2017’s hugely enjoyable The Great Collapse, which stood tall and proud as an example of deathcore that took influence from the original parameters of the genre, but had also progressed beyond it. The Sea of Tragic Beasts finds the band continuing down their chosen path, merging deathcore ferocity with post-deathcore progressive atmospherics and emotional content. Continue reading →
Cave In are a US post-hardcore/rock band and this is their sixth album.
Final Transmission is born out of and shaped by the trauma of catastrophe; the band’s bassist tragically died in a car accident prior to this album being finished. He plays on each song here, however, with the tracks fully Continue reading →
This is the debut album from Tripsitter, a post-hardcore band from Austria.
The promo blurb describes this as a mix of black metal, shoegaze, and hardcore, and this description sets the scene nicely for the 44 minutes of music you’ll find on The Other Side of Sadness. Continue reading →
Endon are a Japanese experimental post-hardcore band and this is their third album.
Holy crap, what the Hell is this? I looove it when you stumble blindly upon something as unexpectedly individual as this, especially when it’s done so well. Done poorly, this would be unlistenable nonsense, (and I’m sure there are some that would regard this as such), but Endon have a talent, it seems, for producing unusual, non-easy Continue reading →
January has seen somewhat of a slow start to the year for metal releases. Despite this, there have still been some that are well worth your attention. Have a look at the gems below and let me know which ones sound the best to you… Continue reading →