Tag: Melodic

Lunar Shadow – The Smokeless Fires Review

Old age, or even the precipice below it, distorts time. You spent most of your life in the first 18 years, where moments were moments, then seconds, then minutes. But over time the moments can

Epectase – Astres Review

Astres, the debut full length from French duo Epectase, manages to be both incredibly promising and a mite confounding all at once, often for the intertwining reasons. The record is absolutely sprawling in both style

Nornír – Verdandi Review

We all know our types, and we all know our type metals. Just about everyone among you has those particular styles that you can’t resist as long as they’re done at a minimum of 70

Funereal Presence – Achatius Review

New York-by-way-of-Germany black metal act Funereal Presence is another in the long line of projects that will remind listeners of many bands while sounding like none of them. Considering that the one band member –

Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos Review

When Sulphur Aeon dropped their debut full length Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide in 2013, they appeared fully formed. Not fully formed as original visionaries, mind you, but fully formed as a cohesive unit that

Life In The Afterglow – An Edge Of Sanity Primer

Edge of Sanity never fit in. Although they spent their formative years during the rise of Swedish death metal, they never released a classic regular death metal album, nor did they do the obvious thing

Arsis And The Curse Of The Classic Debut

Putting out a classic with your first album is a curse. Well, it’s just a bit of a curse, of course, because the percentage of bands and artists that actually put out a classic at

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands Review

From Dictionary.com: Dependable [dih-pen-duh-buhl], adjective: Capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable. “Our mailman is very dependable, even when it rains, sleets, or snows.” “This bar is quite dependable when it comes to