Album review: La Maldicion del Zombie Errante – Cadaver Putrefacto

    Death metal has changed a lot since I first started listening to it during the 90s. It was The Bleeding by Cannibal Corpse that served as my introduction to the genre. I’m not exactly sure what exactly drew me to this particular album. The artwork was tame in comparison to their previous releases but the brutality was certainly not, and with song titles like Stripped, … Continue reading Album review: La Maldicion del Zombie Errante – Cadaver Putrefacto

Album review: Call To The Void – Society’s Plague

  Fans of In Flames and Soilwork will do well to spend some listening time with Lexington’s Society’s Plague. Call To The Void is an album built upon the foundations of duelling guitars, throaty vocals, melody and catchy songs. Ashes For Air has a great chorus and is a strong opener. The melodic vocals are used sparingly in this up-tempo song but feature more prominently … Continue reading Album review: Call To The Void – Society’s Plague

Album review: Sassuma Arnaa – Maudlin

    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

Genocidal Majesty – Gnaw Their Tongues

  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

Album review: The Weight of a Thousand Suns – Horizon Ablaze

    Some atmospheric black metal for you today courtesy of Horizon Ablaze. I’ve been on a real atmospheric black metal trip recently thanks to excellent albums from Deadspace – The Liquid Sky, Asira – Efference and the latest offering from Ne Obliviscaris. Both of these bands play a style of black metal that is rich in texture and atmosphere. The blast beats and harsh vocals are … Continue reading Album review: The Weight of a Thousand Suns – Horizon Ablaze

Album review: Aeraco – Baptized By Fire

Aeraco treads a path where melodic hard rock meets with feel-good party anthems on their latest album, Baptized By Fire. Baptized by Fire has all of the necessary ingredients for it to appeal to fans of bands like Dokken, Firehouse, Savatage, Poison and others of a similar mould. The opening track, Back With Vengence, sees the band set its stall out early with a melodic … Continue reading Album review: Aeraco – Baptized By Fire

Album review: Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

If you’re a fan of female fronted metal (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), then Insatia is an American/Canadian outfit definitely worth checking out. Phoenix Aflame is a record full of killer songs, great vocals and solid musicianship. So, let’s get into it! The intro to the album serves up a brief a capella from vocalist, Zoe Federoff, the album’s real star. Classical music graces the … Continue reading Album review: Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

Album review: Synergi – Despite

CRUNCH!! that’s the sound of Despite rupturing your ear drums as you hit the play button on their latest release from Eclipse Records, Synergi. Synergi is a metallic onslaught of driving riffs, snarled vocals and bowel-rupturing rhythms. Suffice to say, I dig! The album starts with the pummeling Soul=Denied, a track featuring razor wire guitars, a chugging groove and a ferocious vocal. I’m strapped in and ready for my … Continue reading Album review: Synergi – Despite

Album review: Naberus – The Lost Reveries

Naberus’ album, The Lost Reveries is one I am listening to a lot at the moment. This Australian four piece blend aggression with melody and power to produce a strong record that should appeal to fans of melodic death and metalcore. The In Flames/Soilwork style to opening track, Drones, starts the album off strongly. A snarling verse vocal, strong chorus backed up by some meaty … Continue reading Album review: Naberus – The Lost Reveries