Album Review: Black Crown Initiate – Song of the Crippled Bull

black crown initiateAs sad and shitty as a crippled bull may sound, this album is definitely not some dying helpless being sitting in the corner of a farm. No, this music from Black Crown Initiate is damn good. Progressive metal incorporating acoustic melodies and clean vocals along side crushing riffs and screams is few can pull off very well. I constantly see this band being compared to Opeth and while I can see the similarities, I honestly think this band is nothing like them when you truly listen to it. No…this is better.

Continue reading

Rise and Grind: FULGORA Makes It OK To Not Drink Coffee Today, Release New EP Via Grindcore Karaoke

Well since I CAN’T stay home and play video games all day, I need a boost. Fulgora has that covered with this new 2 track EP now streaming on Grindcore Karaoke. Fulgora’s EP is hard hitting and quite the frenzy to have on at this hour. I dig the shit out of it. Listen to the EP NOW. I mean it’s free to download. Enjoy it a ton? Want to support them? Buy the vinyl! Hit em up on Facebook and show your support.

fulgora

Album Review: Terrortory – City of Ghosts

city of ghostsUpon first glance of the band name “Terrortory” I’ve found myself feeling suspicious about what I am in for. I envision a picture of Tory Lane really pissed off after some dude shoots his wad in her hair. I see what they are getting at tho. Like “Hey bro! This is our territory!” but…its Terrortory? Kind of a cheesy name right? My thoughts exactly! Metal archives  informs me that they are from Sweden. That was my first thought after listening to the first track “New World Order” off of their latest EP “City of Ghosts”

Continue reading

Album Review: Glorie – Falling EP

glorie-falling coverHere on this metal blog, I’ll get the random submission from an experimental band and I’ll listen to it with an open mind and indulge in what the artist or band has delivered. This is one of those fine examples where I was at home just cleaning and going through emails and I received a submission from a band from Memphis, TN. It wasn’t the remastered Whitechapel…it was an orchestral band named Glorie…and my ears weren’t ready for the true amount of talent and beauty that was to come over the next twenty two minutes.

Continue reading

Album Review: Road To Horizon – Road To Horizon EP

road to horizon

Road To Horizon released this little piece to show off that they are coming back in 2013. New tunes, new riffs and some pretty aggressive moments for this type of music. Clean singing that will swoon any pre-teen girl and screams that will call to boys of the same age. This EP just plays out to the younger generation and I know the next time I walk into a Hot Topic I’ll be hearing this over the PA.

Continue reading

Album Review: Warbeast/Anselmo And The Illegals – “War of the Gargantuas” Split EP

anselmo_warofgargantuas_cover

Being unfamiliar with Warbeast and the entire opposite happening with Phil Anselmo, I feel as if this is great exposure for Warbeast. With that said, they definitely deserve it since their brand of metal is really good. Anselmo’s other side project sounds nice and heavy and has a strong Superjoint Ritual undertone to it. A great 4 song EP to get you pumped up for the new releases both bands will be releasing this year. “War of the Gargantuas” is a definite headbanger.

Continue reading

Album Review! Barrow – The Depth EP

Barrow - The DepthVery little is known about this post-metal act known as Barrow. I just stumbled upon this 3 track EP on bandcamp and enjoyed every single bit of it. I have no links other than that so just hit up that link and drop 2 quarters for their new EP called “The Depth”. Surprisingly enough, there is quite a bit of depth to this EP for only being 3 songs. Hell the first song alone is worth way more than 50 cents. Their post-metal sound resonates through my soul with every passing second of their EP playing and to top it off, they have one of those vocalists that can pull off a tone that very few can mimic. The vocals are a combined raw mid-high range scream similar to Wayne Static and Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow). The vocals for Barrow side more with Windstein however and it’s perfectly fitting with the music.

Continue reading