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Posts tagged "Groove Metal"
Adrenaline Mob – We the People (Century Media)

Adrenaline Mob – We the People (Century Media)

Adrenaline Mob have been described as a super-group with current links to Symphony X and Trans-Siberian Orchestra and past ones to Dream Theater, Disturbed, Twisted Sister and a whole host of others. It’s more than a side project as it’s their third album, they’ve headlined.. Read More
Mrome – Noetic Collision On The Roof Of Hell (S/R)

Mrome – Noetic Collision On The Roof Of Hell (S/R)

Apart from a Bandcamp page there is little in the way of Internet presence about this Polish group but a bit of digging shows that they were formerly known as Kingdom and existed between 1995 and 2002. They never got past the demo stage before.. Read More
Akani - Through My Darkest Infernal  (Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Akani – Through My Darkest Infernal (Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Intercontinental collaborations are nothing new these days. With the advances in recording software and hosting sites, bands can individually compose their works and then send them to each other, continually working back and forth before mastering in studios and the final mix. It’s only expected.. Read More
Devilment - II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

Devilment – II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

When their debut came out 2 years ago I watched the videos that were released, but neglected to go out and grab the album as I wasn’t really too sure I would want to. If it’s anything like their latest release, more the fool am.. Read More
3rd Machine - Quantified Self (Into The Limelight)

3rd Machine – Quantified Self (Into The Limelight)

Dutch quintet 3rd Machine hail from Haarlem and bring some serious groove metal with heaviness being the main focus of their sound. Gaining good reviews in their homeland and surrounding European nations, their debut “Quantified Self” which features a guest vocal appearance from Mark Jansen.. Read More
Bioscrape - Psychologram (Overdub Recordings)

Bioscrape – Psychologram (Overdub Recordings)

This was a case of an album when a switch automatically opened in my head. I realised that after wrongly thinking everything sounded the same, in fact it was a case of appreciating this band’s personal mix of styles. Rumbustuous rhythms and aggressive hardcore vocals.. Read More
7th Abyss – Unvoiced (TrollZorn)

7th Abyss – Unvoiced (TrollZorn)

This is the debut album from Bavarian metallers 7th Abyss and I have to say it’s a bit of a departure from what I generally expect from folk/Viking/pagan metal label TrollZorn. The PR sheet went on about technicality, sophistication, melancholy melodies and ‘varied vocal styles’.. Read More
Hedonist - The Collapse (Consouling Agency)

Hedonist – The Collapse (Consouling Agency)

Belgium is churning out some serious metal bands at the moment, and those already from the lowlands of Western Europe certainly are making waves. Next up from there are Hedonist, a three piece thrash sounding, sludgy groove laden stoner rock trio. With a name which.. Read More
Temple of Lies – From Sand (Attic Records)

Temple of Lies – From Sand (Attic Records)

Leicester’s Temple of Lies have hitched up their wagons and headed west – figuratively at least. What this quartet offer is stoner/desert rock with a metal edge.  It may be the Midlands connection but I get a bit of a Wolfsbane vibe amid the Clutch.. Read More
Bombus - Repeat Until Death (Century Media)

Bombus – Repeat Until Death (Century Media)

With Sweden’s big, bad rockers now happily settled in at label giants Century Media, this new album of theirs is going to have to break the mould to impress. Can they create the kingmaker? Things are sounding good. What we have here is as solid.. Read More
Undawn - Justice Is... (Graviton)

Undawn – Justice Is… (Graviton)

Dutch melodic metalcore four piece Undawn have been kicking about since 2007 when they initially formed under the name ‘Symphony Of Destruction’. Three years later, changing their name to Undawn, the band began work on what would be their debut release ‘Jumpers’ (2011). This album,.. Read More
Cruadalach - Rebel Against Me (Metalgate Records)

Cruadalach – Rebel Against Me (Metalgate Records)

Cruadalach are one of those strange bands where their sound doesn’t quite fully sit in one genre or another, but instead is firmly seated between two. Sure, you could say this about the majority of bands these days as most bands have one or two.. Read More