Similar to Vanhala’s love for brilliant filmmaking such as 12 Monkeys and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the story begins just as it ends, leaving the LP with perfect symmetry and harmony, which helps the listener to play this one on repeat for hours on end.
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.
Dark Tranquillity new album hits the store shelves with excellent melodic death metal songs carrying on the tradition of Gothenburg-death metal
Omnium Gatherum once again left their mix and mastering in the very capable hands of Dan “the-Man” Swanö
These Swedish Melodic Death Metallers have maintained a strong quality within their twenty-year career. Despite going through a few different lineup changes, including the latest Ola Flink’s departure from the group in June, they have evolved. Known for incorporating the traditional Melodic Death Metal style with elements of Metalcore has made them a distinctive act. Celebrating twenty years strong as a band since their formation in 1995, it was time for the tenth studio album, The Ride Majestic.
Generation Of The Last is an instant classic that is highly recommended for any melodic death metal fans, and fans of female vocals in metal
Per: It was basically the only decision we could have made. Henrik: Otherwise the band wouldn’t have existed today. Per: I mean for different reasons he didn’t want to tour anymore and he wanted to dictate things for the band all the business stuff as well as the songwriting then we had before, in a way I felt he wanted to take over things, in a way that no one could accept in the band. Henrik: Because there were problems even for the beginning but a level where we could tolerate it and compromise but then it escalated it and got worse and worse.
it’s quite clear that there’s no lack of musicianship involved with Hypocrisy and it would be surprising if they did sound like any other band. That said, I do hope the band keeps going in this direction, because this sort of melodic atmospheric death metal is what they do best to me, and it made End of Disclosure end up as a big surprise. It’s a very good Hypocrisy album, probably on the level with The Final Chapter and Virus as some of their best material.
All in all, I’m quite enamored and impressed with this band. For every annoying, boring metalcore band, there are bands like Amaranthe which despite not quite being extreme at all to me, are just so enjoyable to listen to and play with genuine heart and energy that I can’t help enjoy myself with their music.
The bands trademark Progressive and dark sound is in full swing here and while there is enough accessibility and melodic goodness available here to please even the most demanding fans of the genre, it’s actually the progressive and moody aspects of the album that make it that little bit more special than most releases in the genre…