Tag: Melodic

Exhumed – Death Revenge Review

Exhumed, after a five-year hiatus, re-emerged in 2011 with the ferocious All Guts, No Glory, and followed that album up with the more sophisticated, but no less excellent Necrocracy in 2013. This pair of albums,

Vanum – Burning Arrow Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Vanum, a collaboration between Michael Rekevics (Fell Voices, Vorde, others) and Kyle Morgan (Ash Borer, Predatory Light, also others), released a promising black metal album in 2015’s Realm

Divine Element – Thaurachs Of Borsu Review

Music dorks (hi, hello, how are you) love to dissect, analyze, and compartmentalize. We like classifications and rankings and comparisons and counterfactuals, all of it pursued with the bloodless extravagance of a calmly corpsepainted Carolus

God Dethroned – The World Ablaze Review

God Dethroned is a Dutch death metal band with a career that spans over a quarter century, and a catalog of 10 studio albums, including its latest, The World Ablaze, and aside from the last,

Sarcasm – Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds Review

Since the dawn of culinary arts, ever since the first caveman chef decided that some random weed we now know as oregano tasted good with roasted mammoth hock, humans have hungered for two great tastes

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Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightingale Review

Born out of a 2009 collaboration, Trees of Eternity began innocently enough. Juha Raivio invited Aleah Stanbridge into the studio to work on the track “Lights on the Lake” which was set to be featured

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma Review

To the attentive ear, it’s clear that Swedish melodeath masters Dark Tranquillity have been out of ideas for over a decade. After peaking with Damage Done, the band largely delivered a (wicked) clone in Character

Helcaraxe – The Last Battle Review

New Jersey’s Helcaraxe was already one of the US’ most promising (and least heralded) death metal acts when they dropped Red Dragon in 2012, but that album’s masterful melding of the melodic and the muscular