The Algorithm – Brute Force

In today’s world, the modern metal scene finds itself facing an odd paradox of being more diverse and varied than ever before, while also having a notably larger number of puritans than a lot of other music scenes. As such, the word “gimmick” gets thrown around way more than it has any right to be, and with an act like The Algorithm I’d say that finding this label tossed about is pretty much a given. However, with the release of its latest album Brute Force, The Algorithm not only completely dismisses the notion of being merely a “gimmick act” … Read more

News: Om Mani reunite!

The highly-praised French band Om Mani left us crying a river (the Seine river, precisely), when they announced that they had split up due to distance issues, since their drummer Mike moved to Tahiti, while the other band members stayed on continental France. However, it is with great joy that I announce you the return of the spiritual progressive metal band! They have created a bandcamp account to our great delight, since I never was able to find their EP before that, and that their full-length Apology went missing since their official website went down not so long ago. And … Read more

ART238 – Atavism

Many things can change in a seven year period; many things can work for the better or the worse. Fortunately, this hiatus worked for the benefit of ART238. After some intense live shows the band did last year in French soil, atavism_recto_promothey decided that 2014 is the right time to hurl their newest offering (the first in seven years) like a radioactive missile ready to awaken and revert the most primal human instincts. However, after the addition of new members,  there are certain elements that have shaped the band’s sound into something different.

At first, Atavism may seem like an … Read more