Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas (Review)

Black Orchid Empire - Tempus VeritasThis is the fourth album from UK progressive metal band Black Orchid Empire.

Tempus Veritas showcases that talents of Black Orchid Empire across an easily enjoyable 38 minutes. The style is a contemporary blend of progressive, technical, and alternative/melodic rock/metal, one that is textured and vibrant. Continue reading “Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas (Review)”

Sermon – Of Golden Verse (Review)

Sermon - Of Golden VerseThis is the second album from UK progressive metal band Sermon.

Of Golden Verse is a 49-minute tour de force of engaging progressive metal. Sermon’s new album immediately grabs your attention with its vibrant, feeling-focused personality, and holds it throughout the running time by the sheer quality and richness of its material. Continue reading “Sermon – Of Golden Verse (Review)”

Dust Prophet – One Last Look upon the Sky (Review)

Dust Prophet - One Last Look upon the SkyDust Prophet are a US doom/stoner band from the US and this is their debut album.

One Last Look upon the Sky delivers 54 minutes of charismatic music. A sandy mix of stoner, doom, psychedelic, and progressive rock/metal, Dust Prophet provide the listener with a warm and gritty example of the style. Continue reading “Dust Prophet – One Last Look upon the Sky (Review)”

Light Creates Shadow – Ghosts Pass Through, Running from the Body (Review)

Light Creates Shadow - Ghosts Pass Through, Running from the BodyThis is the third album from US post-rock band Light Creates Shadow.

Light Creates Shadow’s brand of post-rock takes the style’s build/release mechanic and blends it with progressive structuring, ethereal resplendence, intricate dynamics, and a wealth of grunge influences. Continue reading “Light Creates Shadow – Ghosts Pass Through, Running from the Body (Review)”

East of the Wall – NP-Complete (Review)

East of the Wall - NP-CompleteEast of the Wall are a progressive metal band from the US and this is their fifth album.

East of the Wall have produced a progressive metal album that finds the band in fine form. This is a collection of textured, layered songs, embracing a modern progressive approach that has elements of the heavier side of the spectrum in its makeup. Continue reading “East of the Wall – NP-Complete (Review)”

Whitechapel – The Valley (Review)

Whitechapel - The ValleyThis is the seventh album from US deathcore veterans Whitechapel.

Following on from Our Endless War and Mark of the Blade, Whitechapel are back with another thundering album of deathcore, modern metal, and pit-rousing brutal anthems. So how have they got on this time? Continue reading “Whitechapel – The Valley (Review)”