At The Gates newest album, To Drink From The Night Itself, is an outstanding achievement of art
Lurking behind the wall of trends and polished tides of sound are bands whose output dwells within stranger realms—unattached to…
Although it can feel a tad monotonous and underdeveloped at times, Legend of the Seagullmen is an imposing yet fun ride from start to finish.
With Death Revenge, Exhumed have crafted a fun, worthwhile listen, especially with Halloween just around the corner. I'm especially impressed with the historical inspiration, which gives it some more weight than the usual slasher fest.
Vengeful Ascension is a refinement rather than a retooling of the Goatwhore sound… there's nothing here we haven't heard out of these guys before, but the album shows a lot more versatility than the characterless, pedal-to-the-floor blur that has characterized large chunks of their last several albums.
Black Metal is better when its weird and immersive.
Being a relative large fan of stoner rock and groups from the Palm Desert scene, it has been a bit of a shame to witness the genre slowly fade. I miss the down-tuned glory days of Kyuss and Dozer. And seriously, when is the next Desert Sessions release coming out?
Even though collections such as Death Resonance are often cast aside and typically not recognized as part of a band's traditional discography, it's speaks volumes that even songs not deemed good enough for Soilwork's studio albums are of this quality. Any fan of Soilwork or melodeath in general should be able to find something to appreciate here.
Witnessing the evolution of a genre shifting to its next stylistic phase is somewhat entertaining. It's like watching paint dry off a well-crafted piece of art. The process is slow, but in the end, worth it. Deathcore has been stuck in the same trenches for quite awhile, yet are finally beginning to reach and climb its way out. Pushing through the breakdowns and blast beats mold, a majority of these acts have changed a focus towards groove and melodic dynamics. With After the Burial and Fit for an Autopsy previously making a shift towards a progressive side of the genre, Whitechapel is the next to follow suit.