With brutal hardcore and soaring metal, Darkest Hour reaches an outstanding achievement in Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora
When death metal began in the 80's, it was fresh and innovative. Fast forward to today and I feel as though tolerance has left metalheads wanting more than fast riffs, death growls, and blast beats. Luckily, the tree of death metal grew branches to cater for listeners craving heavy music that pushed the boundaries technically. And while the existence of technical death metal certainly isn't new, I feel that it also holds the same rules of tolerance and a need for progression in the constant dynamics of the metal community.
It's odd that George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, vocalist for the world's biggest death metal band, Cannibal Corpse, and pioneer of the…
I popped this album in my CD player and immediately began looking through the insert. I had a record label…
Shattered Sun's sophomore record is dragged down by a painful lack of variation and originality. There's not much in the way of an "evolution" here: This one is for melodic metalcore diehards only.
Years in a Day captures the band during an extended two-hour performance recorded last year in Paris at La Gaîté Lyrique, with the limited collector's bundle including two bonus CD's of Roadburn performances from 2013 and 2016, making the set a real smorgasbord for Cult of Luna completists.
These Massachusetts thrashers are back at it again! Lich King's The Omniclasm makes for a relentless and fun ride.
An impressive debut by a group that has admirably hewn their own path to get here.
Considering it's been over 45 years since it all began, I find myself involuntary rolling my eyes once I hear yet another band go down the path of Black Sabbath worship. Right as I was about to excuse Weltesser of such, their predictable doom-laden riffs transformed into something greater and more unique. The phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" has some truth, but with time, innovation and progression holds more value than tradition.