Phlebotomized are a progressive death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their fourth album.
Phlebotomized play a creative form of death metal that combines progressive structuring and ideas with melodic grace, technical skills, and moments of outright brutality. Across 47 minutes they craft a journey of texture and detail on an unconventional death metal canvas. Continue reading “Phlebotomized – Clouds of Confusion (Review)”
Bizarrekult are a Norwegian post-black metal band and this is their second album.
Formed around a central artist who is Bizarrekult’s driving creative force, he’s joined by a range of other musicians, (including a member of the mighty Adliga), who round out the band nicely. The end result of their efforts is Den Tapte Krigen, a 42-minute slice of expressive modern black metal. Continue reading “Bizarrekult – Den Tapte Krigen (Review)”
This is the debut album from French doom metal band Indigo Raven.
Featuring a member of Mourir, Indigo Raven deliver 43 minutes of doom on Looking for Transcendence, (including bonus track, a Mazzy Star cover). The promo blurb states that the “trio’s sound emerges from the Peaceville Three’s influence with a modern sludge approach”, and this is a suitable description of what you’ll find on this album. To this I’d also add a certain 80s pop sensibility that makes for songs that stick in the head. Continue reading “Indigo Raven – Looking for Transcendence (Review)”
This is the debut album from US metal band Aversed.
Containing 57 minutes of material, the album’s style is one that takes melodic death metal as a base, and then builds on this with elements of progressive metal, melodic black metal, melodic thrash metal, and orchestral power metal. The end result is Continue reading “Aversed – Impermanent (Review)”
This is the third album from Black Moth, a doom rock band from the UK.
On Anatomical Venus Black Moth combine doom, garage, and psychedelic rock ,with a bit of the old metallic heavier stuff, into 45 minutes of kicking jams and beguiling songs. Continue reading “Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Review)”
Daniel Cavanagh is a progressive rock solo artist from the UK and this is his latest album.
Daniel Cavanagh is a member of the mighty Anathema, and this is a useful starting point for viewing the progressive rock material on this album. Indeed, any fan of latter-day Anathema will feel right at home with Monochrome. Continue reading “Daniel Cavanagh – Monochrome (Review)”