Album Reviews

The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous Review

“Verminious” is not the album that conquers the listener from the first moment. Listening to the tracks with more attention shows that this record has a particular scent. “Verminious” sounds like the deepest but also dramatic and melodic work of the band to date. It might be difficult to identify any outstanding tracks, maybe those could be “Child Of Night” or the title track. This is a sharp, smart collection of songs in an album that is made to listen in its entirety. Moreover, it provides a much more rewarding and listenable experience in comparison to some of the band’s old material. It will undoubtedly please the band’s crowd, but it could also become a more accessible record for fans of other genres of metal music.

Album Reviews

Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light Review

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.

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Soilwork – The Ride Majestic Review

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.

Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Per Nilsson (Guitars) and Henrik Ohlsson (Drums) Scar Symmetry

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.