The disgustingly heavy deathcore band from Tennessee is back with another album of sheer anger, brutality and harsh tone. The bands recent few releases kind of showed the band heading toward a different direction as they experimented with their sound and song writing but Our Endless War is the proper release that should have followed A New Age of Corruption. Our Endless War is gripping, relentless and will make you head bang incredibly hard.
Grind thirsty squawking Melbourne band known as King Parrot comes at us with a fast and high velocity album known as “Bite Your Head Off”, which the band definitely tries to do with their music. Do they decapitate or do they fail?
In a world where good deathcore is a rarity and usually the churned out djent chugs out sell more and more good bands each day, Carnifex comes back and let us know once again what quality deathcore is. Almost reminding us of the golden era when it was one of the heaviest forms of music to ever exist. “Die Without Hope” is one of those kick to nuts and punched in the face kind of albums. Simply brutal.
Indian return with a new album entitled ‘From All Purity’, a raspy, grunge filled, muddy, thick doom ride with howling screeching vocals over the top of it. It’s as if someone listened to a whole bunch of Cattle Decapitation then wanted to imitate that vocal style over some low and slow metal. This album gets nasty.
Iced Earth returned earlier this year and I am just now getting around to writing a review for this epic return to the public. Plagues of Babylon is your traditional metal album filled with catchy riffs, tasty leads, up beat drumming and radical vibrato vocals. This album is very welcoming to my ears as it’s different from the usual when it comes to all of the metal I hear these days. Iced Earth are a great band with a good reputation and fans will be happy with the result of the new album, Plagues of Babylon.
When I go through my massive list of submissions, I literally roll a die sometimes or use a random number generator to select the next piece of music I will review. I JUST reviewed the Amber/Locktender split and the numbers told me to now jam the new Locktender album. So I did…
One single track from German post-metal band Amber and one track from a melodic hardcore, post something from Cleveland known as Locktender. Two different artists, somewhat of a similar sound and one pretty kick ass short EP.
*Shakes Eight Ball*