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: Whitechapel – Our Endless War

whitechapelThe 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.

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Review: Carnifex – Die Without Hope

Carnifex-Die-Without-HopeIn 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.

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Review: Indian – From All Purity

indianIndian 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.

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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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