Label: Lavadome Productions
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
A solid release with an epic grandeur that doesn’t disappoint.
Label: War Anthem Records
Country of Origin: Germany
A Recommended release for those into the European melodic death scene with a ‘harder’ edge.
Label: Art Gates Records
Country of Origin: Spain
Quality thrash with an emphasis on melody and structure rather than face melting speed.
Label: Independent, digitally via Snotpope Records
Country of Origin: Norway
Death metal with a difference sporting groove, atmosphere and moody doom stylings. A great find and a fantastic listen!
Label: Mazzar Records
Country of Origin: Russia
Quality melodic death with blistering pace, power and great vocals.
Label: Napalm Records
Country of Origin: Sweden
Vocals range from power metal clean to melodic death harsh (screams and grunts) with the occasional female part thrown in to keep the listener on their toes.
In an instance one can detect Killswitch Engage leanings, in another guitar mastery and solos on another level likely to be found plastered within any given Dream Theatre and/or Dragonforce release.
Hardly pulverizing or grisly laden death, nowhere even close to traditional thrash or even speed metal for that matter this is an album that gloriously blankets numerous genres and could easily appeal to fans of most (though probably not those that spend a majority of their listening hours drenched in shadows, slathered in corpse paint and covered in spikes).
Although it has more than its fair share of mellow moments I’m still digging the shit outta’ this finely produced slab of diverse metal. File it under ‘guilty pleasure’ lest I be judged. Speed stylings married with thrash pacing and death vocal tendencies, what’s not to like?
Until next installment don’t be afraid to explore all that metal has to offer. -Cult