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Killing A Lion – Bombs Of Affection (Boersma Records)

North-Rhine Westphalian quartet Killing A Lion are a band who have stated that they don’t feel like their sound should be confined by a simplistic genre tag. Usually, a statement like this has the mental klaxon’s blaring, the red lights… Continue Reading →

Hypno5e – A Distant Dark Source (Pelagic Records)

French Cinematographic metal? I feel like I should be wearing a black polo neck and smoking a Gitanes.  This quartet hail from Montpellier not the back streets of Paris and have been crafting their blend of prog, extreme metal and soundtrack… Continue Reading →

Mad-Era – ElectricMegaBlack (S/R)

Spanish trio Mad-Era hail from Torrelodones, Madrid and they seem to be causing a bit of a stir with their latest release ‘ElectricMegaBlack’. With praise and intrigue coming in from several places, the groove orientated heavy metal trio seem to… Continue Reading →

Dreamarcher – The Bond (Indie)

The first bio/info I saw about Dreamarcher said that they were a “blackened progressive metal gem based in Oslo, Norway.” I am fond of weird combination of words, and “gem” together with what went before it got me intrigued right… Continue Reading →

Madvice – Everything Comes To An End (Time To Kill Records)

Madvice are a 4 piece from Italy who have been described as a thrash-melodeath hybrid kind of band. With this in mind, you would expect some cutting riffs, surging paced sections and some massive sounding moments. Whilst these do appear… Continue Reading →

New Years Day – Unbreakable (Century Media)

New Years day were formed back in 2005, and are an all American rock band from Anaheim, California. They have returned some 4 years after their last release, ‘Malevolence’, with their new inception, ‘Unbreakable’. I started off trying to dissect… Continue Reading →

Shuffle – #WontTheyFade? (Klonosphere)

When you get a press release which states that a progressive metal band has a huge host of diverse influences which contribute to making the band sound unique/individual/unheard of, it is like a red flag; it’s a trope many people… Continue Reading →

Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana is a trio with four strings and a drum kit between them.  Is less more?  The fact that Andy (vox) Michi (distorted bass) and Chrisch (Drums) describe themselves as Sludgefunk/Disco Doom piqued my interest. Add into that their claim –… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Stuck Mojo – Here Come The Infidels (Stuck Mojo Music)

Okay, before I get to the latest album, I really do need to preface the review with my own previous experiences of Stuck Mojo. I have seem the band a whole bunch of times, and have always had a bloody… Continue Reading →

American Head Charge – Tango Umbrella (Napalm)

From their pseudo-industrial beginnings, American Head Charge have always been an intense bunch. Billed as part of the Nu-Metal wave which swamped the early 2000’s with their second album, “The War Of Art” which was produced by legendary producer Rick… Continue Reading →

Demons of Old Metal – Dominion (S/R)

UK five piece Demons Of Death Metal were formed by veterans of the UK Metal gig circuit according to their bio on the interwebs. They apparently sling some solid sounding grooves and have formed this band to get them back… Continue Reading →

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