Tag: Guitar Tones

Intronaut “Valley of Smoke” Album Review w/Video

William Kherbek, of AltSounds.com, recently posted his review of the album “Valley of Smoke” by Intronaut.   Here’s William’s review below. Metal pummelling at its best. The technical precision that metal often wears extremely gaudily, is on beautiful show on Intronaut’s vast, multi-hued adventure in heaviness. But Intronaut are impressively egoless, only rarely veering into …

Our Last Night – We Will All Evolve

In a stylistic point of view, OUR LAST NIGHT is an important piece in the future of metalcore.  Seriously, their latest Epitaph Records release We Will All Evolve is one of the most exciting releases of the year so far (and so far the catchiest), and these New Hampshire lads show a ton of potential!  …

Revocation – Existence Is Futile

REVOCATION and their latest Relapse Records release Existence Is Futile is easily one of the best albums of the year.  Their shredding thrash / death metal virtuosity is incredible, and the balance between technicality and absolutely crazy song structures is perfect.  And how REVOCATION creates such a colossal sound for being only a 3 piece?!  Man oh …

The Binary Code – Suspension Of Disbelief

First off, when you listen to THE BINARY CODE’s latest, Suspension Of Disbelief, you must listen to it from start to finish.  They draw influence from so many different places, and it’s the way they combine them all into one that makes for such a magnificent sound.  With a drummer who’s set to let off …

Baroness – Blue Record

BARONESS and their latest masterpiece, Blue Record, could very well be the album of the year.  The band takes from the finest movements in rock, the artsy moments in metal, and BARONESS’s memorable melodies shine throughout.  The guitar teamwork is absolutely incredible throughout on both a unique and stylistic level.  This album just really makes …

Way To End – Desecrated Internal Journey

Is it just me or has France been absolutely phenomenal lately with their metal?  French black metallers WAY TO END is the next beast to arise, and their latest, Desecrated Internal Journey, expands evil into unimaginable dimensions.  And that by all means is not an understatement.  The band has such a unique train of thought …

Protest The Hero Talk Beards, Writing Processes

In a recent interview with Vince Neilstein of MetalSucks, PROTEST THE HERO guitarist Tim Millar spoke about the band’s brand new live DVD/CD “Gallop Meets the Earth,” their newfound success in the metal community, the writing process for the band’s follow-up to “Fortress,” and his entry into the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships and …

Your Demise – Ignorance Never Dies

The UK’s latest hype, YOUR DEMISE comes out swinging with their latest Earache Records (US)/Visible Noise (Europe) release, Ignorance Never Dies.  The band plays this bruising style of American metallic hardcore dubbed “hardcore 2.0”, where the band sure keeps the spirit, while mixing in plenty of drum n bass interludes that help differentiates them a …

Oceano – Depths

Chicago’s OCEANO creates some of the most brutal metal that pushes the limits of extreme, and their 2009 Earache Records debut, Depths, already delivers the knockout punch with such a mastered force!!  Maximum headbangs can be found here, and OCEANO’s brand of deathcore sticks out in many ways making them special.  Keep in mind, but …

Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, Neuraxis, Obscura – SMN News live report

April 19, 2009 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection The almighty OBSCURA made the first impression of the show a memorable one as they took the stage. The band’s power and technicality just completely stunned the crowd. Their razor sharp melodies, thrilling time changes, and shredding guitar solos continued to impress throughout, and those …

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