mulating our opinion of an album before diving back into the endless sea of new releases. Sometimes, however, a confluence of factors generates a scenario in which one album stays in rotation for an extended stay before pen gets put to paper. White Ward‘s Futility Report is an album I’ve been trying to write about since January, when I heard its first publicly released song. It took about 30 seconds of that track to convince me this was a band worth paying attention to. They were kind enough to send me a review copy, but shortly thereafter, the always-excellent … Read more
Slice the Cake have been around since 2009 and released their debut EP, “Cleanse” in 2010. They became more well-known with their 2012 album “The Man with No Face”, which raised the band to world fame in the spheres of progressive metal and metalcore, only reinforced by “Other Slices”.
With Odyssey to the West, the trio pushes even farther the boundaries of their own brand of music. Their musicianship and creativity is at their utmost, and is best portrayed on [NAME RELEVANT SONG FROM ODYSSEY THAT MATCHES DESCRIPTION]: a song of epic proportions both structurally and conceptually! They’ve built … Read more
After years of waiting – the album was first announced and teased in 2011 with the song Trainsaw – Hyperthrash now has an official track listing and release date: 21 November 2015. I’ll put the track listing below. There’s also a new song, “Razor”, to stream. However, in my opinion, it’s not as good as any of the others that the band already showed us: Trainsaw, Immersed in the Maniacal, Vein of Creation, and Hyperthrash, but it’s still a really good tune.
You can pre-order the album now on their bandcamp page, or wait patiently for the songs to stream … Read more
Sutrah just released a 2-song demo that will shake the prog/tech-death world. Coming from the capital of modern progressive death metal, Montreal, birthplace of other great acts like Beyond Creation and Unexpect†, Sutrah seems to take example on the first of the two bands mentioned: Beyond Creation. With a mixture of fast-paced, shred-heavy, fretless bass-laden progressive death metal. The two songs on their demo release show great promises! The musicianship, above all, is tight as hell and intricate all the way through the 12 minutes of Effervesce (Demo), and the songs are well-balanced and are never stale or unimaginative.… Read more
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The Mountains of Man is the first part of the “Stone and Silver” trilogy. Eight minutes of that great progressive metalcore music by which we know Slice The Cake. This surely doesn’t bring the pushed back release date of their new album any closer, but it surely does make the wait a little bit less dry. … Read more
We can now hear Slice The Cake‘s new album Odyssey To The West, in this two minute teaser! It sure doesn’t sound too different than previous STC music, but we aren’t complaining about that for sure! It’s still promising to be a great album!… Read more
The good chaps at Frontierer released a 15 second teaser on their facebook page, and it sounds as interesting as ever. For those who aren’t familiar with the band, Padram Valiani of Sectioned started out Frontierer with another singer. The music is similar in style, but maybe pushes the ideas further than Sectioned did.
We can officially say we are excited for this album that is … Read more
Visions is the name of the Italian post-metalcore band Amia Venera Landscape‘s new album, out in 2015.
It doesn’t give away much, but if it’s half as good as their last album, The Long Procession, it will be stellar!… Read more