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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Let’s Listen To New Music From THE AGONIST & ARCH ENEMY, Then Judge It, Shall We?

Vicky PsarakisAs you’ve heard from this past week, Angela Gossow said “SEE YA!” to being a front woman for Arch Enemy and to ’enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests.’ My wife pointed out a good theory: She had a baby and just wants to be home with the child. I think that is a good reason to quit a band. Yet, even with that said, she will still manage the band and possibly still be a ‘voice’ for them in a PR sense, even though The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz has been chosen to take the spot and then part ways with her band. Whoa, so who took Alissa’s spot? A young lady named Vicky Psarakis. Now that the rosters have changed, let’s listen to what these new bands sound like. Starting with The Agonist.

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I DECLARE WAR Prepares The ‘Noose’ For You

16png_3320084_11108328One disgustingly great deathcore band that I thoroughly enjoy every time they release a new album is the fierce sounds of I DECLARE WAR. The anger, the hunger, the violence, the energy….it’s captivating and it’s addicting. I Declare War bring it every single time and this time is no different. I’m happy to report that this new jam is still as pissed off as every thing else they have ever written.

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