Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: Beast In Black – From Hell With Love

Finnish power metal band Beast In Black were founded in 2015 by guitarist and songwriter Anton Kabanen not long after he left his previous band, Battle Beast. While the ‘Beast’ moniker has been retained – a tribute to the Japanese manga and anime series Berserk – the same can also be said for the musical style of the band veering on the chest-beating pomp of full on power metal. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Within Temptation – Resist

‘Resist’ marks Dutch symphonic rock act Within Temptation’s seventh studio record since forming back in 1996. Founding members – vocalist Sharon den Adel and long-term partner and guitarist Robert Westerholt – have openly admitted having had encountered struggles since previous record ‘Hydra’ was released in 2014. Yet, despite these circumstances (and a small production delay at the tail end of 2018), this new record is now seeing the light of day. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: King 810 – Suicide King

For those of you not familiar with American metal troupe King 810, let’s set the scene. Forming in 2007 and growing up in the much-maligned (and dangerous) city of Flint, Michigan, the band are infamous for modelling most of their lyrical content around their harsh upbringing, gun culture, and various illegal activities. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Born Of Osiris – The Simulation

‘The Simulation’ marks Illinois technical deathcore crew Born Of Osiris’ fifth studio record. Recent efforts have seen them stray slightly away from their deathcore origins into a more metalcore-minded field, and so ‘The Simulation’ is an important milestone as to whether the band can re-capture the excitement of their early material. Read More

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EP REVIEW: Jinjer – Micro

Ukrainian progressive metallers Jinjer are back with a brand new EP after their relatively successful third full-length record, 2016’s ‘King Of Everything’. Flitting from ethereal vocals to gut-wrenchingly horrific screams from Tatiana Shmailyuk, the sound on ‘Micro’ builds on the layers that Jinjer have amassed since their inception ten years prior. Read More

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EP REVIEW: Nik Mystery – When

American tech metal crew Periphery have always had a melodic trait to their angular, progressive take on heavy metal, and that’s mainly down to their enigmatic frontman, Spencer Sotelo. What you may not know is that Sotelo has now extended that melodic tilt through his side-project, Nik Mystery, providing their debut showcase in their ‘When’ EP. Read More