After wading through oceans of filth when listening to Gnaw Their Tongues then following that with a heavy dose of sludgy doom metal courtesy of Black Royal, I decided to take a step back and spend some well deserved time with Soldat Hans and their latest release, Es Taut. Soldat Hans is a dynamic, doomy, post-metal act from Switzerland. The band has a huge … Continue reading Album review: Es Taut – Soldat Hans
There is a satisfyingly meaty sound to Black Royal that erupts from the speakers on the very first song, the aptly titled Cryo-Volcanic. Cryo-Volcanic is a strong opener full of lead-filled riffs, a nice thick bass, thumping drum patterns and bellowed vocals. Lightbringer is off to a great start. The second track, Self-Worship, has a little more swagger to the music, particularly through the opening riff. … Continue reading Album review: Lightbringer – Black Royal
A Nightmare in My Boombox By Eddie Generous I was a kid in the country, surrounded by animals and racecars and mullets and tractors. In the land of hockey and Blue Rodeo. It shaped much of me, I’m sure, or at least I can pick out a handful of things that never fit and I’ve been rubbing against pretty well since I was … Continue reading Hip-hop you don’t stop with UNNERVING’S Eddie Generous!
It seems so long ago since Ged Cartwright reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in listening to Cunning Man. Now a two-man metal project featuring the guitar talents of Theo Le Derf, Cunning Man is back with a new EP called To Heal A Broken Body and let me tell you, it is fantastic! The Cunning Man sound incorporates many … Continue reading Stunning new EP from Cunning Man!
I’ve gone from one end of the spectrum to the other with Consouling Sounds releases these last few weeks. Previously I reviewed the latest album from Gnaw Their Tongues: a dark, dirty barrage of experimental black metal. Today, I’m reviewing the latest release from Maudlin called Sassuma Arnaa. Belgium produces some wonderful music. Amenra and Charnia have both blown me away with recent releases. Will … Continue reading Album review: Sassuma Arnaa – Maudlin
Consisting of a single track and weighing in at 22 minutes in length, Orion Fenix opens with a beautiful melody, and for the first couple of minutes, listeners are swept away upon oceans of atmospheric guitar. Soon the guitars awaken fully and the track moves into a crushingly heavy rhythm. This is a formula that OWL continues with for the remainder of the … Continue reading EP review: Orion Fenix – OWL
Just when you thought the metalcore train had left the station, along comes Insolvency to help you remember why you fell in love with this often maligned sub-genre in the first place. Whilst this French outfit doesn’t exactly bring anything new to the table, Antagonism of the Soul captures the fury of As I Lay Dying at their best and has the melodic sensibilities … Continue reading Album review: Antagonism of the Soul – Insolvency
Friday, February 16th, 2018 – Zombie Shark Records and NuMetal.net have released New Nu Metal, Vol. 1 The compilation album features some of the top up-and-coming Nu Metal acts from around the globe. The album was curated by Zombie Shark Records founder, Noah “Shark” Robertson, drummer for bands such as Motograter and The Browning. Robertson also contributed the forward to the recently published book, ‘Nu Metal: … Continue reading Nu Metal is alive and kicking with Zombie Shark Records!
As the name perhaps suggests, Genocidal Majesty is a punishing and brutally chaotic release from Gnaw Their Tongues and it is an album I am never likely to forget. Opening with the apocalyptic-sounding Death Leaves the World, we are awakened by a series of tortured shrieks and industrial synths. This is the soundtrack to the end of days right here. The production is bloody raw and … Continue reading Genocidal Majesty – Gnaw Their Tongues
TGR: Thanks for stopping by, please introduce yourself? Hi, I’m Mike. I’m the vocalist for Twelve Noon. TGR: Can you tell us a little about the history of the band? Where did it all begin? How did you come together? Twelve Noon was originally formed by myself and guitarist Rob Heil. We started off as a cover band and would slowly … Continue reading Interview: Twelve Noon vocalist Michael Loew stops by for a quick chat.