TRAGUL Have Returned with “Before I Say Goodbye” Single

Multi-national Symphonic Metal six-piece TRAGUL released their new single “Before I Say Goodbye” on Friday, April 13th. The lyric video for the song is streaming now via the band’s official YouTube channel. “Before I Say Goodbye” presents an undeniably renewed TRAGUL, which returns with a very catchy melodic song, a rhythm halfway between the modern sound…

Review: Kharva – Demo

Before it was melodic or technical, or brutal, or infused with hardcore, death metal was filthy. I don’t necessarily mean gory, though that is often a side effect of buzzsaw riffing. No, old school death metal has its own sense of melody, brutality, and speed, and Sweden’s Kharva understand that perfectly. Their demo was launched…

Review: Blunt – Broken Down

“Broken Down,” a new full-length album by Illinois stoner act Blunt, boasts a very tight and punchy production. It comes familiarly slathered in the grimiest of guitar tones, fuzziest feedback, growliest bass, rowdiest drum work, all of which wrestle for supremacy. The only difference from earlier efforts is a clearer separation between all these sonic…

Review: Welcome Inside The Brain – Celebrate The Depression

At some point in listening to Celebrate the Depression, a debut full-length offering by Leipzig’s five-piece progressive rock act Welcome Inside The Brain, the music stops being a mixture of a wide variety of different threads of progressive rock and becomes a thread of its own. I suppose if you combined a number of threads…

Review: Zombie Strippers from Hell – Tales from the OtherSide

There are many ways of creating music. Following the rules, being bound of genre limitations, or letting your wheels go off road to wherever you want your sound to reach out. This change in the direction only brings rich melodies, “new” tunes, tasty sound. Zombie Strippers from Hell, a metal duo from Poland, is one…

Album Review: PuzzleWood – Gates of Loki

The music of PuzzleWood is mainly inspired by the early albums of Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Sigur Rós. Although I hardly hear other influences or a small change in style on the band’s debut album, the small herd of fans of the band enjoy the sound of PuzzleWood over and over again….

Review: The Blue Prison – Alchemist

Let me go on a limb here. Alchemist is arguably one of the most dynamic and exploitative progressive metal albums the genre has to offer. On this new EP, guitarist Keigo Yoshida aka The Blue Prison pushes boundaries of the genre. The audible expedition that embodies Bilo 3.0 is an ironic one indeed. Redefining standard…

Review: The Image You Claim – Painted Visions

Bringing something more flavourful and progressive within its metalcore web, The Image You Claim have touched down with their debut album “Painted Visions” which showcases so much that this California six-piece have up their sleeves. Right out of the gate, you’re treated to something majestic mixed with something that absolutely breaks down walls with “Medusa.”…

Review: The Seathmaw Project – Inexistence

The Seathmaw Project is a melodic death metal project by guitarist and composer Geovanni Munoz haling from Dallas, and back in December 2017, he released its third album titled “Inexistence.” The album contains strong blasting riffs, which are otherwise inherently catchy and actually suit the vocals incredibly well. They are bludgeoning when paired with vicious…

Album Review: Sickle of Dust – Between the Worlds

I think the best way to describe the music of Moscow-based project Sickle of Dust would be slow paced, epic, atmospheric, raw Black Metal intertwined with folk music. Between the Worlds is Sickle of Dust’s debut album and was released last month. The first thing you’ll notice upon grasping the album is the beautiful cover…

Album Review: Mosh – Unbreakable Wall

I’ll always consider time to be one of the most important factors in music; no matter how high an album’s quality may seem in the present, you never know whether it’ll continue to hold up years later or suffer from the law of diminishing returns. That’s why it’s so much harder to judge modern music…