Tag: Tempo Changes

Helstar – Glory of Chaos

Houston-based HELSTAR have always been on the lips of die hard metalheads. Anyone who remembers the band’s start in the early ’80s have always referred to them as one of the best metal bands of that era. All the powerful HELSTAR trademarks are present on Glory of Chaos,  based around James Rivera’s distinct high-pitched vocals …

Death Angel – Relentless Retribution

The Bay Area Filipino brotherhood, er, cousinhood that is DEATH ANGEL are back for their sixth release, Relentless Retribution. Five cousins formed the band in 1982: guitarists Rob Cavestany and Gus Pepa, bassist Dennis Pepa, drummer Andy Galeon and vocalist Mark Osegueda. DEATH ANGEL disbanded in 1991 after losing Osegueda but carried on as THE …

A Band Of Orcs – WarChiefs of the Apocalypse

World of Warcraft addicts A BAND OF ORCS, play pummeling death metal. And yes, they are dressed as Orcs, most definitely influenced by Fantasy role-playing games. Music-wise, A BAND OF ORCS is somewhere in between MORBID ANGEL and SLAYER, with some Tuetonic thrash thrown in for good measure. Some might think the concept is a …

Hell Within – God Grant Me Vengeance

HELL WITHIN plays brutal-yet-melodic metalcore, almost along the lines of fellow statesmen SHADOWS FALL. Their third release, God Grant Me Vengeance, due out on July 13th via Thorp Records, sees the New England band progress even more within the genre. Recorded at Damage Studios with producer Peter Rutcho (BURY YOUR DEAD, UNEARTH, REVOCATION), the sound …

Watain – Lawless Darkness

WATAIN create grim atmospheres and discordant sounds of evil. On the Swedish demons’ fourth release, Lawless Darkness, vocalist/bassist E (Erik Danielsson), drummer H (Hakan Jonsson) and guitarist P (Pelle Forsberg) play old-school evil black metal with flair. WATAIN are one of the most well-respected black metal artists of today, and they have really progressed their …

Dark Tranquillity – We Are The Void

Melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY are back with their ninth studio album, We Are The Void, celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary. I have only been a casual fan of DARK TRANQUILLITY. Nothing they have done has ever truly grabbed me, but the band does possess some talent for what they do. Part of the …

Dark Tranquility – We Are The Void

Melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILITY are back with their ninth studio album, We Are The Void, celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary. I have only been a casual fan of DARK TRANQUILITY. Nothing they have done has ever truly grabbed me, but the band does possess some talent for what they do. Part of the …

The Black Dahlia Murder – Deflorate

Through the revolving door of band members, one can never accuse Michigan’s THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER of not having a strong work ethic going from studio to constant touring then repeating the process. Their past 2 releases continued to raise the bar as the leap to MIASMA then the large jump to NOCTURNAL firmly established …

Divine Heresy – Bringer Of Plagues

A couple weeks back at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival brought back old memories running into many friends from over the years in the music industry. Throughout the course of the day I did manage a ‘Hello’ to the man who I first saw on stage opening for IRON MAIDEN at The Palace. Through recent …

Suicide Silence – No Time To Bleed

Just shy of two years since their debut release on Century Media entitled, THE CLEANSING, SUICIDE SILENCE, amongst all of their touring, have managed to have enough studio time to record their follow up and enough time to catch some sleep before they depart for the road again to where they are at their best. …

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