Various Artists

Various Artists

Album Artwork by Mark Sasso Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life by Various Artists (Rhino Records) Ronnie James Dio went from clean-cut boy band to hard rocking singer for the likes of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio.  His multi-octave singing and fantastic and humanistic lyrics... more

Skogen

Skogen

I Döden by Skogen (Nordvis Produktion) I Döden by the prodigious Skogen is their fourth dark and melancholic magnum opus, a wondrous collage of sonic artistry that is sure to intrigue the metal masses all across the world. Based out of Sweden, Skogen present thrilling tapestries that will stir the... more

04/08/14 by  
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Erebus Enthroned

Erebus Enthroned

Temple Under Hell by Erebus Enthroned (Séance Records) Erebus Enthroned is based within the vast wasteland of Sydney, Australia, and their music is just as expansive and spiraling as their country. Their recently unveiled Temple Under Hell album enraptures the listener with its thrilling reprieves... more

Hundredth

Hundredth

Resist by Hundredth (Mediaskare Records) Resist is the second chapter within a two-disc combination that commenced with last year’s mighty assault to the senses known as Revolt. And while Resist may be a bit more on the melodic side of the spectrum, the intensity is in full force, with spiraling melodies... more

Ruins of Elysium

Ruins of Elysium

Prince EP (Part 1) by Ruins of Elysium (Loudr) With members based out countries such as Brazil and Norway, Ruins of Elysium present an exotic take on the world Symphonic Rock and Metal scene that is absolutely wondrous to behold. Their ambitious first effort is entitled Prince EP, part 1 of a future... more

Words Once Spoken

Words Once Spoken

Envy EP by Words Once Spoken (Self-released) Hailing from various parts of Southern California, Words Once Spoken is an ambitious post hardcore collective more than ready to make a name for themselves on the national music scene. With influences such as Memphis May Fire and Crown The Empire, Words Once... more

Nothing

Nothing

Guilty of Everything by Nothing (Relapse Records) I am often interested in learning the past accomplishments of bands, especially when their current sound is vastly different than earlier in their career.  Domenic Palermo, vocalist for recent Relapse signees Nothing, previously fronted hardcore group... more

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob

Love Death Immortality by The Glitch Mob (Glass Air Records) On Love Death Immortality, the trio of ediT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer) have punched up the more visceral qualities of their past efforts, bringing to mind big beat giants The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and Crystal... more

Deadly Carnage

Deadly Carnage

Manthe by Deadly Carnage (ATMF Records) Based out of Northern Italy, Deadly Carnage presents post-black / doom metal in its most desolate and imaginative form. Manthe is the name of their latest magnum opus, an absolutely stunning collection of dark hymns that will transport the listener to the most... more

Burdened Hearts

Burdened Hearts

Lost In Myself by Burdened Hearts (Self-released EP) Burdened Hearts unleashes a breathtaking brand of spirit-filled metalcore that fans of acts such as Fit For A King and Mouth of the South will surely enjoy. Their debut EP is entitled Lost In Myself, an ambitious collection of heavier-than-hell hymns... more

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