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…

Band Spotlight – 3TEETH

Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH has unveiled plans to release their highly-anticipated, second full-length album, <shutdown.exe>, on May 19th via OMF Records. Today, the band reveals the album title, release date, artwork and track listing for the upcoming record. Additional details and music will be disclosed in the coming weeks. Follow the band at…

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…

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

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: Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Band: Heaven Shall Burn Album: Wanderer Release Date: Sept. 16, 2016 Label: Century Media Records If there is one thing we can say about Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn, its that they are fucking consistent! Ever since I caught wind of them with 2002’s Whatever it May Take, I have been nothing but floored by each…

Album Review: Excellion – Unsean

Band: Excellion Album: Unsean Band Origin: La Paz (Baja California Sur)/Mexico City Release date:  August 6, 2016 Label: Independent Release It seems as though there are more and more bands coming out with a similar vibe as Tesseract, Periphery where the music is very technical, vocals clean/unclean and overall heavy as fuck. Sometimes it is really…

Album Review: Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Band: Twelve Foot Ninja Album: Outlier Label: Volkanik Release: August 26th, 2016 Rating: 5/5 If the name isn’t awesome enough, Twelve Foot Ninja has taken music as we know it and twisted it into something like you’ve never heard before. From Melbourne, Australia, 12FN is a five piece band that refuses to do anything but…

Band Interview: ORBS

I recently got to dive deep into the minds of Dan Briggs (BTBAM, Trioscapes) and Adam Fischer (Fear Before The March Of Flames) for their experimental rock collaboration, ORBS. ORBS is an experimental supergroup featuring Dan Briggs, Adam Fischer and the ever beautiful Ashley Ellyllon (Cradle of Filth, Abigail Williams) that really breaks boundaries of where…

Album Review: Sludgehammer – The Fallen Sun

Band: Sludgehammer Album: The Fallen Sun Release: June 10th 2016 Label: Self-Released Rating: 5/5 You might want to lay down some newspaper because your face is about to melt. Sludgehammer is a Five piece bucket of chicken from Toronto, Canada that have been capturing the attention of metal fans from different areas all over the…

Album Review: My Missing Half – A Proper Hangman’s Knot (Boston, MA)

Band: My Missing Half Album: A Proper Hangman’s Knot From: Boston, MA My Missing Half is a four piece melodic death metal band from Boston, Massachucets, founded in 2011. The band consists of Bijan Hennessey on vocals and guitar, Alex Elwell on bass and John Matthews on drums. They released their powerful debut album The…