Album Review: Darkest Hour – GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA

Matt Albers I subscribe to a school of thought that fans of metal or other loud rock music have two gateway moments in their lives. These are when one discovers a band, song, album, sound, or style that initially sparks their interest in heavy music. This first “gateway drug” is usually a more “mainstream” or…

Album Review: Gorod – Kiss the Freak ep (2017)

Band: Gorod Album: Kiss The Freak ep Release Date: April 1, 2017 When it comes to Thrash Metal in the more modern days we tend to think of bands like Warbringer, Havok, Toxic Holocaust amongst so many others. Well, what if I told you that French Tech Death titans Gorod were so excited about an upcoming…

Album review: Cellador Off The Grid (2017)

Cellador is a band that has been tucked away in the back catalog of diehard power metal fans for close to a decade. There was a time in the American Midwest where watered down metalcore bands ruled the metal scene and finding an American power metal band was basically impossible. Yet, those of us who…

Album Review: Tim Bowness – Lost in the Ghost Light

Artist: Tim Bowness Album: Lost in the Ghost Light Release Date: February 17, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records If somewhere there is a prog rock album checklist, the new Tim Bowness album Lost in the Ghost Light has nearly every box checked off. Tim Bowness is best known as one half of No-Man with that sad…

Album Review:Cultural Warfare – Future Kill ep

Band: Cultural Warfare Album: Future Kill EP Release Date: January 27, 2017 Record Label: M-Theory Audio One of the many downfalls of reviewing albums, aside from choosing which album to review, is how do you make sure you are fair and just. Some people will listen to an album many times before writing up a solid…

Album Review: Shallow Side – One EP

Band: Shallow Side Album: One EP Release Date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: Thermal Entertainment As many of you know, we specialize in all things Metal. Though, from time to time, you just have to take a break from all the insanity and listen to something. . . off beat, yeah that works, off beat….

Song Review: Ayreon – The Day That The World Breaks Down

The new Ayreon track, “The Day That The World Breaks Down” has officially been up on YouTube and Spotify long enough for me to listen to it too many times. Ayreon albums are basically the Wrestlemania of prog albums, huge productions, storylines that are hard to follow and filled with some of the most talented…

Album Review: Pain Of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day

Band: Pain of Salvation Album: In the Passing Light of Day Release date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records Reviewed by: Sean Cantor “We had a good run; our days in the sun so come what may”. When we form relationships, whether it is with family, friends, or ourselves we tend to live beyond…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Album Review: Animals As Leaders – The Madness of Many

ANIMALS AS LEADERS THE MADNESS OF MANY 1. Arithmophobia 2. Ectogenesis 3. Cognitive Contortions 4. Inner Assassins 5. Private Visions of the World 6. Backpfeifengesicht 7. Transcentience 8. The Glass Bridge 9. The Brain Dance 10. Aepirophobia Released November 11, 2016 via Sumerian Records Since the arrival of their self-titled debut onto the mainstream metal…

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Band: Dark Tranquillity Album: Atoma Release Date: November 4, 2016 Record Label: Century Media These days it’s easy to just toss a band aside because they sound just like every other band or they lack talent. Dark Tranquillity, however is the exact opposite. Running alongside bands like In Flames, Soilwork and various other Melodic Death…

Album Review: Opeth – Sorceress

Band: Opeth Album: Sorceress Record Label: Nuclear Blast/Moderbolget Records Release Date: September 30, 2016 When it comes to bands releasing new albums, it’s always the same thing from the fans. “I hope they go back to their old sound” or “I hope it’s a continuation of the last album.” I feel like that is appropriate…