Clandestine: The Invalid

The thing that gets me about this band is how heavy they can be, despite the great amount of attention they pay to their melodies. Many bands have a wonderful sense of melody, but they become total snooze f...

Disentomb: Sunken Chambers Of Nephilim

Who knew people still made brutal death metal? I thought the deathcore trend swallowed up the last of these bands. Sign me the hell up! There are enough random pinch harmonics on the first track to teach Za...

Envy: Recitation

The guitars shimmer and sparkle, the bass thrives and flourishes, this is an edenic release. Such organic music is hard to come by, it certainly doesn’t grow up out of the ground. Music like this must come ...

War From A Harlot’s Mouth: MMX

Whoa, what a slap in the face! This is extreme metal, not classical orchestra. Luckily, War From A Harlot’s Mouth aren’t inclined to waste time on their release, MMX. This is deathcore, whether the breakdowns a...

Maserati: Pyramid Of The Sun

Some bands are simply cinematic. Even Maserati’s album title has a highly visual name, Pyramid Of The Sun. Their music shimmers from one track to the next and can leave one in a congenial stupor. Every track fl...

Frames: Mosaik

This is an album that managed to grab your attention and not let go from the first note to the last? Frames, from Hanover, Germany have done just this with their album Mosaik. With only four members, Frames man...