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Irist – Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)

It’s somewhat unusual in this day and age for a label like Nuclear Blast to take a punt on a new prospect, however, seeing as Monte Connor got it right more often than not during his years with Roadrunner, benefit… Continue Reading →

For All I Care – Forever and a Day (Boersma)

This band from Langenfeld in Germany purvey “nebenan Metal”, which broadly translates as “Metal from next door”. The sound quality of this album, the follow up to their debut ep “Everything Changes” (2017), has a next door quality about it…. Continue Reading →

Until the Uprising – Out of Time (Klonosphere)

These Frenchmen have been around since 2008, since then they have released an ep and two albums, including this one. Promoting their music as having different universes and styles, this to them seems to be a good thing. For me… Continue Reading →

Meshiaak – Alliance Of Thieves (Mascot)

The press release for the debut album from Australia based band Meshiaak peaked my interest. They bill themselves as a super-group, with the most notable name on the list being Drummer Jon Dette who has played with industry heavyweights such… Continue Reading →

Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Century Media)

Djent, twang, aim, fire … time for a bit of Periphery. There’s the fast and hardcore bit. I’m juddering to “The Price is Wrong”, the opener on the new album “Periphery III: Select Difficulty”. The battering man batters, the technical… Continue Reading →

Textures – Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)

Dutch goliaths Textures are rapidly building quite a reputation for quality songwriting. Following the instant success of debut album Polars they have gone on to build quite the back catalogue. All that culminated in their finest work-to-date, 2011’s polyrhythmic genre-morphing… Continue Reading →

Pitbulls in the Nursery- Equanimity (Klonosphere)

There is no genre quite so difficult to nail as Progressive Death Metal. There is a fine art to striking that perfect balance between thunderous, crushing grooves and keeping the listener perpetually wondering what they’re going to hear next. Thankfully,… Continue Reading →

Hybrid Sheep – Free From The Clutches of Gods (Tenacity Music)

Having put out two previous EPs since forming in 2008, ‘Free From The Clutches of Gods’ is the debut full length release of this French band. Described as ‘modern death metal’, there sure is a lot of US-styled deathcore in… Continue Reading →

Scars Divide – S/T (Tenacity Music)

Without ado, Switzerland’s Scars Divide launch into their debut ep with heavy lashings of melody and a bit of djent. The movement is utterly infectious. Yet in spite of all this thrashing jollity, there is a warning in the lyrics:… Continue Reading →

Furor – Blind Faith Revolver (Metal Hammer Greece)

The intro to this album is good, setting the scene for the opening title track which bursts into life with a good scathing riff. This Greek act has put out two albums previously and this one has a huge groove… Continue Reading →

Mind Structure – When Life and Death Destroy (Casket)

A spell-binding introduction gives us a flavour of where we’re going. In fact we go to several different places. Mind Structure are from Ukraine and draw from USA and Scandinavia for their brand of highly technical melodic metal with hardcore… Continue Reading →

Soilwork – The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast)

Over the course of their 17 years of existence and now 9 album releases, Soilwork have become a worldwide phenomenon. The band has branched out beyond Europe and toured Asia, Russia and USA, supporting Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage… Continue Reading →

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