Album Reviews

Ashen Reign – An Angels Burden Review

Yes, Brent plays every instrument on the entire album including all vocals too. One advantage of doing things this way for the rare few that are skilled enough is that there’s nobody to get in the way of your vision of the sound you want to create, which gave Brent a blank canvas to shape in any way he saw fit.

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Gravity – Syndrome

Metalcore music can be quite repetitive and bland most of the time and is a genre that has really stagnated quickly, but these guys decided to take the sound in a new direction by adding a female operatic-style singer, like a voice you would usually associate with symphonic power metal or operatic gothic metal…

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Nameless Crime – Modus Operandi

Definitely an eclectic mix of styles and sounds and an interesting premise to base a band around and miraculously enough they actually succeed fairly well here. I do think they sound overall a little bit rough around the edges but that will all be improved with time I’m sure…

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The Shiver – A New Horizon

Italy’s THE SHIVER may not have much to offer in the originality department but they certainly know their subject matter well and are easily one of the better female fronted gothic metal bands to come out in the last few years.

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Kaiju – Unwilling Sacrifices

Strange Beast is actually a pretty good way to describe the band and especially this little E.P, while predominately death metal throughout the spine, there is a slight progressive element here, some black metal vocals and maybe even a few instances where I was reminded of a more grindcore type sound. Then you have some gothic piano type sections that threw my judgment even further out…