Category Archive: Album Reviews

Apr 20

Enforcer – From Beyond (2015)

We all know Enforcer has their own way of capturing their listeners. They are adamant in their ways of forcing their aggressive tracks upon anyone, yet all are willing to surrender. Their latest album From Beyond proves that this band is unstoppable. With one listen, the scorching fires ignite and swallow anyone in their wake. …

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Apr 17

Gruesome – Savage Land (2015)

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Most people perceive Gruesome as a reinvented Death mashed up with an insane supergroup. This band is that, but so much more. Gruesome is its own monsters that bites its sharp fangs into brutal soloing and claws deep within complex composition. Each distinguished member delivers their most impressive work which pounds deep into the skull …

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Apr 15

Tribulation – The Children Of The Night (2015)


Scandinavia has been breeding a strange brew of Death Metal lately. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Scandinavian scene has always been experimental and strange, to say the least, while at the same time defining what it means to be old school in the last past few decades. Though I don’t think anyone anticipated that …

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Apr 12

Psycroptic – The World Discarded (2015)


Psycroptic are another one of those underrated technical metal bands out there. Within the last 16 years, they have given us amazing albums like The Isle of Disenchantment, The Scepter of the Ancients, Symbols of Failure, Ob (Servant), and  2012’s The Inherited Repression. Their latest album, The World Discarded was released March 10th of this …

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Apr 08

Abiotic – Casuistry (2015)


Abiotic has never taken their music easily, meaning they never write their albums for the sake of simply writing music. With this second album, Abiotic forces you to open up your mind and explore the terrifying and hidden depths of your nightmares. Casuistry combines serpentine-like grooves intertwined with a vitiating monstrosity, forcing you to surrender …

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Apr 07

Beyond Dishonor – Generations E.P. (2015)


Beyond Dishonor is by far one of the most versatile bands to emerge as of recently. Their intriguing sound is a mix of metalcore and electronic influences. Their songs are both lively and destructive, with plenty more vibes in the mix. The Generations E.P. is a good introduction to the band’s playing style and lyrical …

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Mar 31

Ensiferum – One Man Army (2015)

Ensiferum - One Man Army

Ensiferum has spent the better part of the last two decades establishing themselves as one of the top folk metal bands to grace the earth.  They have achieved this with catchy songwriting infused with folk elements that avoid coming across as campy and gimmicky.  Now in their 20th year, the band has forged another chapter …

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Mar 22

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015)


The release of Endless Form Most Beautiful represents the beginning of a new era for Nightwish, after switching vocalists in 2012, the band is now releasing their first album with talented vocalist Floor Jansen (Revamp/ex-After Forever) & Troy Donockley (Pipes, flutes & whistles) as full-time members, the album also reflects another change for Nightwish, as it …

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Mar 20

Negură Bunget- Tău (2015)


Finally, five years since the band’s last full-length studio album- Vîrstele Pămîntului- Negură Bunget release the first installment to their Transylvanian Trilogy- Tău. Negură Bunget has always combined Romanian history and folklore into their music-creating a unique and almost mystical blackened folk musical experience. The Transylvanian Trilogy will very literally use their homeland as inspiration for their music. …

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Mar 17

Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers (2015)

Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers

Barren Earth entered with a bit of fanfare, considering the lineage of its members, who came together from such heavyweights as Amorphis, Kreator, Moonsorrow, and Swallow the Sun.  However, as is the case with many debut albums, Curse of the Red River was something that gave insights to what the band was capable of creating, …

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