Album Review: Amorphis – Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)

Ah, the worldwide pandemic. Remember that? Well it's about to get another mention. Through the waves of restrictions and rules artists were driven into new situations to be able to continue their craft, the results of which were ticketed live streams and the like to allow their music to still resonate with people. It seemed … Continue reading Album Review: Amorphis – Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)

Album Review: Code Orange – The Above

Pittsburgh six piece Code Orange return with new album The Above. 2020's Underneath made the world of metal sit up like a group of meerkats. The new album starts with a mechanical yet melodic statement "Never Far Apart", which is followed by a blend of styles that still maintain an undertone of aggression and purpose: "Theatre … Continue reading Album Review: Code Orange – The Above

Album Review: Dark The Suns – Raven And The Nightsky

Finnish melodic metal trio Dark The Suns release their fifth studio album Raven And The Nightsky. Core members Mikko and Inka Ojala have enlisted Jani Moilanen whose influence soon takes hold. Opening track "Adamantine" is dark and piano-laden whereas "Phoenix" demonstrates his softer style making for quite a nice gothic metal twist. Woefully treading into … Continue reading Album Review: Dark The Suns – Raven And The Nightsky

Album Review: 3TEETH – EndEx

LA's standard bearers for the modern industrial sound 3TEETH return with new album EndEx. Post apocalyptic opener "Xenogenesis" is slow and purposeful, laden with atmospherics and chugging riffs that swirl through the ear canals, before the had hard hitting "Acme Death Machine" comes crashing through a wave of nostalgia worthy of mid 00's horror soundtrack. … Continue reading Album Review: 3TEETH – EndEx

Album Review: Godthrymm – Distortions

Following on from their widely lauded debut, epic doom metallers Godthrymm return with the second part of the visions trilogy with Distortions. Starting off proceedings "As Titans", it doesn't take long before it delves into the despondent tones and at eleven and a half minutes, it gives a really good indication of the album's direction … Continue reading Album Review: Godthrymm – Distortions

Album Review: Kataklysm – Goliath

Returning to deliver unapologetic waves of sneering death metal, Kataklysm release their fifteenth studio album Goliath. Opening in a style which has very much been their way for over three decades, "Dark Wings of Deception" contains a multitude of drop tuned guitars and unrelenting drum patterns. This is followed up by the punishing circle pit … Continue reading Album Review: Kataklysm – Goliath