Whether you crave for that Beyond the Permafrost or Serpents Unleashed feeling, sometimes, you have to look past it and realize; time has allotted itself for Skeletonwitch to expand their creative endeavors as well as welcoming Adam Clemans on board, who joined the group back in 2016. Arguably, Skeletonwitch’s Devouring Radiant Light, which arrived on July 20th via Prosthetic Records, could be one of the best albums of 2018, or close to the mark as these melodic death/ thrash metallers presented a black-metal-esque ambiance that you cannot escape from hearing.
Check them out if you get the chance, it wouldn’t be a waste of your time.
While we wait for an official follow-up to 2016’s Holographic Principle, it is safe to say; Epica vs. Attack On Titan will do.
This is a thoroughly an enjoyable album, and at 42 mins, is also the perfect length. Not too much as to wear you out, but just enough to make you go and listen to it again.
Anyone who’s heard a Symphony X album before should have a good idea of what to expect here, as Michael hasn’t strayed too far from his normal style here, offering up the kind of aggressive, epic and at times melodic and relaxing progressive metal his band has become known for.
The evident chemistry of this group is prevalent on each and every track here. Some top-notch performances all around from all involved and yet more stellar tracks to add to his legend.
There is no denying that the vocals are the main driver of this album, more than the lavish
instrumentation that forms the backdrop of Cage to Rattle, which shows Daughtry’s maturity
and development as a songwriter.
Combined with the sublime quality of the remastered classic, the EPs, and bonus tracks, I can absolutely say that this entire compilation really is a must-have for any fan.
It has a mix of everything fans of the previous album would expect, with some of the most varied and dynamic songwriting in the band’s career, while still delivering tons of great speedy and melodic power metal.
Despite what their name might suggest, Elvenstorm aren’t a fantasy power metal band at all. In fact, even their lyrics are much darker than fans of the genre would expect