Σάββατο 30 Ιανουαρίου 2021

DUST BOLT - Trapped in Chaos


DUST BOLT - Trapped in Chaos

Napalm Records


The one thing I like about this band (among many other things) is the fact that they have their own unique sound to them.  And vibe.  This album isn't overly brutal, it has a cool feeling to it.  The guitars have some unique riffs and they're done with precision.  I think that the vocals here fit the guitars.  The riffs are cool and fresh a nice way of organizing songs to make them interesting.  Their vocalist actually "sings" too.  I think that the whole album just smokes.  I cannot fathom why anyone would think ill of this release.  It's quite diverse and mature.  The riffs hit home with me, unique stuff like their older material but a little catchier (to me).

Παρασκευή 29 Ιανουαρίου 2021

Mountain Hermit / Silenced Minstrel - Dark Musings of the Ages


Mountain Hermit / Silenced Minstrel

«Dark Musings of the Ages»

Artist Locations: Italy / Kuala Lumpur

Style: Black Metal

Length: Spilt EP (6 tracks)

Released on Satanica: 22 January 2021

Πέμπτη 28 Ιανουαρίου 2021

RUINS OF ELYSIUM - Amphitrite: Ancient Sanctuary in the Sea


RUINS OF ELYSIUM - Amphitrite: Ancient Sanctuary in the Sea



Το συγκρότημα RUINS OF ELYSIUM είναι το καλλιτεχνικό όραμα του τενόρου Drake Chrisdensen. Ο Drake είχε την φιλοδοξία να συνδυάσει τον κλασσικό heavy/power και μελωδικό speed metal ήχο με οπερατικά φωνητικά. Ουσιαστικά, δηλαδή, να συνδυάσει την κλασσική του παιδεία με το είδος μουσικής που αγαπάει. Συμπαραστάτες του σε αυτό το εγχείρημα είναι ο κιθαρίστας Vincenzo Avallone από Ιταλία και ο ντράμερ Icaro Ravelo από την Βραζιλία. Πρόκειται ουσιαστικά για ένα πολυεθνικό συγκρότημα.

Τρίτη 26 Ιανουαρίου 2021

RUNNING BOT released debut single


Russian Synth Metal band RUNNING BOT released their debut single «Pandora». The release was recorded at "IVOLGA Studio", mixed/mastered by Andrey Ivanenko and released by Russian "Patriot Label"

No one knows exactly when Running Bot was formed beside that they came from Novosibirsk, Russia. The guys themselves tell that they run away from a top secret biohacking laboratory. The band members are RM1X v 1.3 (vocal) JSI v2.1 (guitar) AL5RF (bass guitar),  IK3 beta (keyboards) and G2BB (drums)

Δευτέρα 25 Ιανουαρίου 2021

Miltos Marathon "Psyche not for sale" Videoclip


Here is the official video-clip for the song "Psyche not for sale"  taken from the album: Miltos Marathon "Orthodox guitar"

BEYOND THE EXISTENCE - The Air in My Lungs single


Οι BEYOND THE EXISTENCE μόλις κυκλοφόρησαν το νέο τους single με τίτλο: «The Air in My Lungs». Ένα από τα κομμάτια του επερχόμενου άλμπουμ τους με τίτλο "Absolute Zero" το οποίο πρόκειται να κυκλοφορήσει τον Φεβρουάριο

Σάββατο 23 Ιανουαρίου 2021

ANÈMA news


ANÈMA is a progressive-rock band based in Siracusa, Italy. Their sound has been acknowledged as one with diverse influences - from old-style art rock to Italian authorial music - which contribute to a curious miscellance of atmospheres. The band has recently gained discrete visibility in the context of Sanremo Rock, a contest in which it had participated as finalist. After the release of two albums, After The Sea (2017) and Umana Città (2019), the band is currently at work with the aim of ultimating a new LP which will be out in 2021.

Παρασκευή 22 Ιανουαρίου 2021

SUSURRO released new single


German Death/Thrash Metal band SUSURRO released their new single «Leopard Does`t Change It`s Spots». The new single was recorded in "AKS Studios", and mixed/mastered by Andy Lux.

SUSURRO was formed in 2019 at Allmersbach, Germany by Jack Skaner (vocals/guitar). Soon after Mr. Six-Ell (bass) and Winzent Walace (guitars/keyboard) joined the band and lineup was completed. The band released their first 2 singles "No Way Out" and "Ghost Rider" in 2019 and the single "Hateful" in 2020.

Πέμπτη 21 Ιανουαρίου 2021

CRUCIFIED MORTALS - Psalms of the Dead Choir


CRUCIFIED MORTALS - Psalms of the Dead Choir

Hells Headbangers Records


This band reminds me a lot of older Metallica, but not as raw.  The lead guitar is a real treat too, really well played.  The only thing that really is off is the production quality.  I would've given the album a much higher rating if it would've sound-wise have been better.  But the music is great, that's what hits home with me.  The guitars are awesome the chunkiness of the main riffs dominates.  And the vocals are tolerable, kind of a hoarse throat to it.  Everything seems to fit into place with the songwriting.  I'm surprised that this album has no reviews as of now.  They're still active too the band is I'm not sure why no one has written about this.

Τρίτη 19 Ιανουαρίου 2021

OZNOR released debut album


Slovakian Instrumental Heavy Metal band OZNOR released their new album «Sea of Stars». The album was recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Norbert Ozogany at "Oznor Studio".

Παρασκευή 15 Ιανουαρίου 2021

THUD BUKIT released debut album


American Death Metal band THUD BUKIT released their debut album «W.T.A.F». The album was recorded at "Absolute Darkness Studios" by Ron Dorn and mixed and mastered by William Blackmon. The concept behind the album is “2020 sucks and we are bored..so let's try and do something fun”.

THUD BUKIT is a new joke-based Death/Thrash band in the vein of Dethklok, S.O.D, or Alestorm. The band features Ron Dorn (ex-impaled, current Absolute Darkness) doing almost all the music and lead vocals, and Matthew Legare writing the lyrics and doing backup vocals and ukulele solos.

Τρίτη 12 Ιανουαρίου 2021

FROSTHELM - The Northwinds Rend Flesh EP


FROSTHELM - The Northwinds Rend Flesh EP



Aggressive, thrash laden and intense, for a little over 10 minutes!  I'm eager to hear their full-lengths.  They really do a good job of creating some interesting music.  I'm glad I found this in my collection because I hadn't listen to much of it (if at all).  The screaming is utterly apparent and screeching!  I liked all 4 tracks on here.  I think that this band has a lot to offer.  Their music being that they're black/thrash is in a unique category and original sounding utopia.  The music is fast and furious!  Totally intense the whole way through this EP.  I'm glad I was able to pull it out of the collection and write about it!

Κυριακή 10 Ιανουαρίου 2021

ARHAT - Dead Life Album


ARHAT, the groove metal band from Kyiv, Ukraine, will release the debut album, named Dead Life, on December 23! The album is marked by the band's aggressive sound and oriental melodies. An interesting feature is female vocals, which can be heard in the songs Mantra and Arhat. Another interesting ingredient is percussion, which emphasizes the oriental elements in the sound of the band (the songs Outcast and Arhat). The musical fundament is mix of groove, death and hardcore.

Παρασκευή 8 Ιανουαρίου 2021

OLD MOTHER HELL - Lord of Demise


OLD MOTHER HELL - Lord of Demise

Cruz del Sur Music


Η cruz del sur είναι μια δισκογραφική εταιρία που κατά κύριο λόγο ασχολείται με τον παραδοσιακό metal ήχο. Σε αντίθεση, βέβαια, με πολλές άλλες, προσπαθεί να υπογράψει συγκροτήματα που ναι μεν έχουν επιρροές από τον 80’s metal ήχο, αλλά επίσης διαθέτουν και μια πρωτοτυπία ως προς το πώς εκφράζουν τις επιρροές τους αυτές. Τουλάχιστον εμένα αυτή την εντύπωση μου έχει δώσει έχοντας ακούσει μεγάλο μέρος των κυκλοφοριών της.

Τρίτη 5 Ιανουαρίου 2021

BLACK SIGMA released new single


Belgian Atmospheric Dark Metal band BLACK SIGMA released their new single «Dying Sun» from their upcoming new album “LOST” that will be released in February 2021. The single was mixed and mastered by Swedish MO Metal Productions.

BLACK SIGMA was formed in 2020 as a one-man band by Jeroen Van Gorp as a result of a failed reunion of the 90’s Belgian Atmospheric Black Metal band, “AVATAR”

Δευτέρα 4 Ιανουαρίου 2021

FROSTHELM - The Endless Winter


FROSTHELM - The Endless Winter

Black Work


This album is more of a blackened metal album than anything else.  The guitars are pretty thrash-like and the riffs just dominate.  The whole way through the album it slays.  The vocals accompany the guitars rather well.  A shit-ton of screaming here.  I like it.  And the riffs are outstanding.  The leads are pretty technical as well.  There's some double bass beating a lot, too.  It seems to let up in tempos here and there, but nevertheless it's a pretty intense road they paved this one with.  I'd say that it's quite different than the EP (2012).  It's just a different feel to it even though it is pretty insane.  The vocals are a bit the same but the guitars more thrash-like.

Σάββατο 2 Ιανουαρίου 2021

HELION PRIME - Question Everything


HELION PRIME - Question Everything

Saibot Reigns


Κατά καιρούς είχα πέσει πάνω στο όνομα των HELION PRIME, αλλά δεν έτυχε ποτέ να τους ακούσω. Έτσι όταν μας ήρθε το digital promo του νέου τους άλμπουμ, τρίτο στην σειρά, άδραξα την ευκαιρία να το ακούσω και να σας το παρουσιάσω. Με λίγα λόγια η παρούσα κυκλοφορία είναι η πρώτη μου επαφή με τον ήχο του συγκροτήματος.

Παρασκευή 1 Ιανουαρίου 2021

SKELETON SCREEN released new lyrics video


American Sludge/Post-Metal band SKELETON SCREEN released their new lyrics video for the song «Critical Decay» taken from the band debut EP «Conditions» that was released in August 2020. The release was recorded/mixed and mastered by Kyle Jones at "Sleeping Brotherhood Studios". Drums were recorded and performed by Adam Soucy.

SKELETON SCREEN was formed in 2019 in Denver, Colorado by Mark Johnston (Guitars, Bass, Vocals).


1.Acclimation Glare 04:58

2.Critical Decay 05:53

3.Presages 06:32