Long-time death metal protagonist Marshall Beck fronts the explosive Reign of Vengeance, as they present this fiercely scornful ode to deception, false relations, and the fame machine at large.
Releasing close to the launch of his latest book, the single acts as another fan-favourite for those addictively immersed in the dark skies and sentiments of all things Michael Blight Boucher.
Musical escapism at its finest, progressing from a cinematic and orchestral introduction through distortion, passion and pace – creative artist Big 440 delivers a fiercely evocative metal journey, for Save Yourself.
Technical precision and haunting lyrical darkness present a journey from relatable resentment of the rat-race through to the horrors of self-destruction, death and the inescapable grip of time.
All at once we get hints of influence from the depths of metal, progressive rock and even the likes of Radiohead during those verses. The middle-third in particular shifts towards an anthemic, prog-rock vocal thread or chorus, prompting a slick and dreamy guitar solo that helps really secure the effective structure of this post-seven-minute release.
Complex and chaotic as per the haunting undertones of a relentless piano progression and soaring distorted guitars – Of The Fallen recraft the deathcore identity, with the fearlessly intense Harlots.
Mourning Sun are a band who whole-heartedly commit themselves to the attitude, angst and intensity of metal, yet also weave in that crucial element of musicality and audience-awareness.
“A million eyes stare at me with despise, A million lies swarm about inside my mind…”
Beautifully capturing the vastness of the space, with ideally produced vocals and guitars introducing what proves to be an epic and emotively rooted journey, Bridges Ablaze deliver an intense and immersive new-metal classic.
LA new-metal outfit Hollywood Nightmare deliver the perfect fusion of melody, passion, distortion and pace, with their brilliantly immersive anthem The Rayne. From the outset we’re embraced by this multi-layered soundscape, the band utilising contemporary production as much so a classic metal guitars and live drums. The leading voice drives through an emotive story and … Continued
Something about the performance here, and indeed the mix, offers a notably disconcerting edge of fear and rightful lostness, as the band pour their everything into these structured yet volatile journeys.
Staten Island Progressive Metalheads Somber Skies elevate their already rising name with yet another skilful and devoted fusion of intensity and conceptual depth