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IIVII – INVASION

IIVII, the ambient solo project of Josh Graham, will release the album Invasion on June 23, 2017 courtesy of Consouling Sounds. This album is a follow up to the previously released album, Colony, and is based on an invasion of an alien species. From the opening track...

DRAGHKAR – WORLD UNRAVELED

Draghkar is a death metal band based out of California, making a splash on the scene. World Unraveled is the band’s demo, and it is taking the death metal community by storm. The band recently announced that they will be partnering with Blood Harvest Records to...

EWIGKEIT – COSMIC MAN

So…I’m not a man of few words, but this will be one of my shorter reviews EVER. Why you ask? The reason is I don’t have a lot to say about this release at all. If ‘MEH’ had a soundtrack, this would be it. It’s long, TOO LONG. Before I launch into the problems, let’s...

DISTANT LANDSCAPE – INSIGHTS

Distant Landscape is a group out of Rome, Italy, who released their album Insights on May 23, 2017, courtesy of Sliptrick Records. This is the band’s debut atmospheric melodic rock album. The first track on Insights, “Same Mistake”, is immediately going to draw you in...

ABIMAEL – ROTTING (SINGLE REVIEW)

Abimael, a deathcore quintet from Jonesboro, AR, recently released their latest track “ROTTING”. "ROTTING" is down-tuned, chug-filled, and everything expected from a deathcore group; but Abimael takes things a bit further, they add to the mix a pinch of death metal,...

APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA – THE END IS NIGH

Apocalypse Orchestra released their debut album, The End is Nigh, courtesy of Despotz Records on May 23, 2017. This quintet is a Swedish band, popular in their club circuit, and is currently one of the most talked about acts due to the theatrics accompanying their...

GOATWHORE – VENGEFUL ASCENSION

Back in 2014, I did a review of New Orleans-born Goatwhore’s Constricting Rage of the Merciless on one of my old sites, and I said that “more of the same can be a good thing”, as much of the material on Constricting Rage of the Merciless reminded me highly of the...

LINKIN PARK – ONE MORE LIGHT

Linkin Park is another band that I grew up listening to. They were one of my favorites back in the day. Another band you would've heard me blaring really as I drove past you when I was a senior in high school (when Hybrid Theory came out). "Good Goodbye" reminds me of...

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – AMBER GALACTIC

“…and the award for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, 1979 goes to…THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA for AMBER GALACTIC!!!!” This is how it played out in an alternate universe somewhere, where this album actually came out in the time when it deserved to come out. This album would not only...

DISPLEASED DISFIGUREMENT – ORIGIN OF ABHORRENCE

On June 9th, Displeased Disfigurement’s second album, Origin of Abhorrence, will surface courtesy of CDN Records. These South African slam beasts have created the pinnacle of slamming death metal. Within all 9 tracks, there is one common theme; no slowing down. It’s...

PAPA ROACH – CROOKED TEETH

Papa Roach formed in Vacaville, California back in 1993. Their first album, Infest, was released in 2000. Papa Roach are one of the bands that I've always felt connected to. Their songs off Infest hit so close to home in my youth. I remember leaving school blaring...

GOO GOO DOLLS – YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY

Goo Goo Dolls have been around for more than 30 years, boasting numerous hits over the years including: "Iris", "Name", and "Slide" to name a few.  Last month they released their latest album, You Should Be Happy, via Warner Brothers. You Should Be Happy is short and...

JOHN FRUM – A STIRRING IN THE NOOS

I know what you’re thinking, this is some sort of prog dude with some kind of atmospheric progressive metal album from the nordic block somewhere. Well, that’s what I was thinking until I actually read who this was and listened to what it was. The other interesting...

DANZIG – BLACK LADEN CROWN

We are going to preface this review by begging Glenn Danzig not to punch Ken Kaizer in his face, while his review may not be WHOA-derful, he's just being honest and giving his opinion. Glenn Danzig and the boys brought us their long awaited album Black Laden Crown on...

DEAD ASYLUM – DEATH ALWAYS WINS

June 2nd brings up the sophomore sonic assault of Dead Asylum, the Vancouver thrashers are hitting hard and heavy here. Death Always Wins is 8 incendiary tracks that will fill the souls of metal heads with venomous delights. Bringing to mind heavy weights like Lamb of...

HAREM SCAREM – UNITED

Harem Scarem is a Canadian rock band that has been creating music since the late 80’s, with some breaks in between. They released their new album, United, on May 12, 2017, courtesy of King Records. This band is a melodic rock band, through and through. The opening...

DIRTY MACHINE – DISCORD

Dirty Machine is a nu metal band hailing from Los Angeles that has been on the scene since 2012. If you’re a fan of bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, and Linkin Park, this may be a band you’ll want to check out, as these bands have been influences for this...

DISCIPLINE – CAPTIVES OF THE WINE DARK SEA

A boy gets an email from his fearless leader, “Chris the Progtologist, you’ve received a new album to review. It’s right up your alley, a Prog band out of Detroit.” WHAT? American Prog out of Detroit? Are they new? NO! They’ve been around since like the late 80’s? How...

SEETHER – POISON THE PARISH

So, I was at a huge disadvantage when I drew this assignment…I’m not a fan of Seether. As a matter of fact, I’d readily and without question put them in the “also-ran” bin along with Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, and Chevelle, although, credit where it’s due…Seether...

INGLORIOUS – INGLORIOUS II

Inglorious released their album Inglorious II on May 12, 2017, courtesy of Frontiers Music. A little factoid about this band: the band is fronted by Nathan James, who previously sang with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They are an England-based band that will rock your...

SEER – VOL. III & IV: CULT OF THE VOID

For the most part, the words “melodic” and “sludge/doom” don’t always seem to fit together well, but when it comes to the brand new full-length from Vancouver, British Columbia sludge/doom newcomers, Seer, this seems to be the most unusual case. Skirting the boundary...

RAGING DEAD – WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

Self proclaimed Italian horror punk rockers Raging Dead, released their debut album, When the Night Falls, via Pavement Entertainment on May 26th.  Shortly after coming together in 2014 the foursome shared the stage with many international horror and  sleaze/glam...

SOULSKINNER – DESCENT TO ABADDON

Greece’s death metal quintet SOULSKINNER released their newest album, Descent to Abaddon, May 22nd. Since 2000, SOULSKINNER has released 4 full-length albums, and 4 split EPs, including Descent to Abaddon. Guitarists and tremolo masters, Bill Zobolas and Spyros...

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – PREVAIL I

Kobra and the Lotus is the brainchild of Kobra Paige, originally taking flight in 2009 and making another major evolutionary leap when guitarist, Jasio Kulakowski, joined in 2012.  The Canadian four-piece has released their most ambitious project yet, a two part album...

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