Enabler are a mix of raunchy hardcore, grindcore and metal. The blend definitely gives them their own sound and it’s appealing to those fans of each of those genres. Hell, even at times they will incorporate some southern groove and rock and roll into their riffs to add more to the mix. Does Enabler give us a properly heavy and entertaining album?
When it comes to bands that friends are in, I typically support them whether or not I am 100% truly in to them. That’s what friends are for, right? In this case, it’s a musicians music that caused a friendship, that and our love for a classic PC video game. This young man just came from a highly successful round from his main band, Eternium, and now he is ready to launch a couple of side projects in the down time from this band. One of these projects is the funeral doom soundtrack to your demise in the endless ocean, also known as Slow. Welcome to ‘Unsleep’.
Sabbatory – “Endless Asphyxiating Gloom”. Sabbatory gives us a basic yet thrilling headbanger of a death metal album. The band promotes heavy moshing and drinking with their riffing and the result is an annihilation of your ears as well as your neck. 3 out of 5
When it comes to ‘epic metal’ or ‘power metal’, people usually think of Dragonforce or maybe even Iced Earth. Yet, when I think of Battleroar, I think of something more than just pre-existing music endeavors. No, Battleroar is something of itself and something great. Yes, the band may spark debates of “They sound like this band and that band”, but I truly believe Battleroar is something rather new and exciting.
I was just browsing this internet for any bands with the name “Grimnir” and low and behold I find one called Grimner. Grimnir is one of Odin’s many names and if you know me, I love Norse mythology and the entire universe within. To find a brand new band with this name with a new release is just dumb luck and I definitely put it on my review list. What is Grimner though? How about some of the best melodic death pagan/viking metal I’ve heard in a long time! From Sweden too, so I knew it was going to be authentic and true.
Wizard Castle – “White Breath”. Sonic rock group providing us solid sounds, thick riffs and chunky groove. Keeping things going with a constant bounce, these guys give us something rather different when it comes to rock or post-rock. They have a sound that touches many genres and the result is an entertaining and enjoyable listen. 3.5 out of 5
When good death metal and melancholic doom metal meet, you usually get a damn good sound and an emotionally great result out of not only the vocalist but the music as well. Decembre Noir does not disappoint on this front as the music on “A Discouraged Believer” is as sorrowful as Woods of Ypres’ latest release. Instead of baritone singing though, we get low end raspy death metal growling and it’s a dreadful kick in the balls…..yet you’ll love every single bit of it.
Dark Century – “Murder Motel”. Decent death metal with aggressive mentality throughout and cheesy lyrics. Vocals aren’t bad but don’t pay attention to what he is saying. Other than the elementary lyrics that you shouldn’t take seriously, the band reminds me of Exhumed in a way. 3 out of 5
I hate to jump the gun on this as only one source is making the report but Styleweekly reports that David Brockie was found in his apartment by his roommates Sunday evening and says close ‘numerous sources’ gave them the info.
“Roommates found Brockie’s body at his home Sunday evening, with friends and others posting condolences and remembrances across Facebook late into Monday morning. “I wish it was a joke,” says former band member Chris Bopst, a music writer for Style. “Everyone is in shock.””