Reviews: Sabbatory, Icon of Evil, Saliva, Sarcofago & Terminal Death

sabbatorySabbatory – “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

 

 

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Review: Battleroar – Blood of Legends

battleroarWhen 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.

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Review: Grimner – Blodshymner

grimnerI 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.

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Reviews: Wizard Castle, André Foisy, Gunpowder Gray & Dead Earth Politics

wizard castleWizard 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

 

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Reviews: Dark Century, Julius Seizure, Exhumation, Cultfinder & Vestal Claret

dark centuryDark 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

 

 

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Review: Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon

Iced-Earth-Plagues-of-BabylonIced 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.

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Review: Our Lost Enemy – Pariah

our last enemyOur Last Enemy, Australia’s answer to mechanical synth driven riff powered metal. This album is tough and the blend of metal riffing and keyboards is a unique experience since this amount of keyboard use is usually saved for symphonic or atmospheric black metal. Does it work or does it get annoying?

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Quick Review: Coldwar – Panthiest

30mm_stickerHeavy riffing, ‘Kirk Windstein’ like pissed off vocalist and crushing drum work. This is Coldwar, from Dublin! What I like about this is the constant attack, excellent tone and drum production. Kinda sounds like a mix of Crowbar and Acid Bath, just that down toned pissed off style of music. The aggression is fowl and the result is some gnarly metal.

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Review: Frail Grounds – The Fields of Trauma

frail groundsFrail Grounds is a melodic death metal band from Oslo, Norway. They have a bi-polar mentality when it comes to their song writing as they attack the prog and melodic death senses. Also, the bands features some good ‘death’ growling as well as traditional metal singing. ‘The Fields of Trauma’ is a unique listen and it’s definitely worthy of a try.

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