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The Black Hounds: Colossus

July 11, 2020
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The Black Hounds: Colossus

Groove filled, heavy and incredibly infectious, groove metal outfit The Black Hounds offer up their brand new upcoming release titled Colossus. Colossus is an appropriate title for this record as The Black Hounds’ overall sound is colossal. With massive groove laden riffs, powerful drum work and vocals that transition between gritty clean sung vocals and roars from the depths, The Black Hounds create a sound that is incredibly memorable and as mentioned infectious. Colossus features eight total cuts with each one being just as head bang inducing and as memorable as the last. There isn’t a track here that these heavy metal merchants take off as each one is just as solid, well executed and expertly performed as the last making Colossus a well rounded and cohesive effort that you have no problem with playing over and over again.

Save for the intro, the seven tracks that follow reach run times between four and seven minutes, making this release a lengthy one yet one that certainly does not seem it what so ever. With that said, even with the longer run times your attention never wavers and your head never stops bobbing. Colossus as a whole is an entirely engaging and gripping record that grabs your attention from the very get go never to let you go until the eighth and final tracks has concluded. One by one, each track will worm their way into your memory never to fade for quite some time. They will rattle around in your brain long after you are done listening only to find yourself head banging along to these tracks that have ultimately embedded themselves in your mind.

As groove filled and infectious as these tracks are, they are equally heavy and gritty as well. The Black Hounds certainly do not skimp on the heavy as each cut is a thunderous riff smorgasbord that is so undeniable and attention grabbing that you have no choice but to bang your head until it falls clean off of your shoulders. The aggression and blood pumping energy is potent and palpable all throughout ultimately whipping you into a frenzy before you know it. Colossus is not just your standard groove metal record as there is just so much more to it. More heavy, more grit, more neck snapping energy and much much more making Colossus a ruthless, whiplash inducing record that will not and cannot be denied.

This debut full length from these lads hailing from the UK is something else and certainly not something to be looked over. You are treated to eight great tracks one right after the next with no gimmicks what so ever and certainly no filler. The Black Hounds stomp forth from one track to the next with incredibly potency and energy that is palpable well beyond wherever you are listening from. Colossus is an outstanding record through and through and should stand among some of the best groove metal/heavy metal records this to be released this year.

Colossus will be released August 14th. You can pre-order the record here.

Links To Follow:

The Black Hounds Facebook

Witchcrawl: World Without End

February 14, 2020
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Witchcrawl: World Without End

Bewitching, epic, entertaining and memorable are only some of the descriptors that can be used to describe Witchcrawl’s debut mini album World Without End. Playing in the vein of traditional heavy metal all while adding their own twist to the genre, Witchcrawl offers up five head banging offerings within this release. World Without End is an infectious and down right head banging and entertaining listen, one that gets your fist pumping and your head nodding nearly immediately. Each track here is a heavy metal epic that unfolds before you, taking you through labyrinths of nothing but heavy metal glory.

Withcrawl begin World Without End with a one and half minute intro that is complete with a man condemning a witch to burn at the stake. This theatrical intro sets the tone and the stage for the remaining four tracks that are to follow. After the intro you are treated to the four remaining tracks that are potent, powerful and at times haunting which is only appropriate for a band named Witchcrawl. Each track is lengthy as each one clocks in at over four, six and seven minutes. With each burning heavy metal hymn being as lengthy as they are, they never over stay their welcome. They all draw you in to their clutches never to let you go until the final seven minute opus finally concludes.

Throughout each cut within this release you are to find excellent headbang worthy riffs, scorching solos, solid drum work and vocals that range from powerful cleans to gritty gravel filled near growls. From the great instrumentation to the vocals to the overall great atmosphere of World Without End, you are treated to an overall well rounded and very solid release that finds its way in to your mind only to stay there for some time to come. World Without End is highly entertaining and an addictive release that you can come back to again and again without tiring of it. There isn’t a fall off anywhere through the five tracks that are present here as each one is just as good and well rounded as the last.

Overall, World Without End is a great release. It is striking, entertaining, memorable and definitely heavy as it gets your head banging within the first few seconds of you pressing the play button. This is pure, traditional heavy metal done excellently, and if you are a fan of the traditional heavy metal genre you definitely should not look this release over.

World Without End will be released February 21 through Katoptron IX Records.

Check out the official lyric video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

Witchcrawl Facebook

Witchcrawl Bandcamp

Katoptron IX Records Bandcamp

Aggressive Perfector: Havoc At The Midnight Hour

November 8, 2019
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Aggressive Perfector: Havoc At The Midnight Hour

Embracing evil and forging a wicked path all their own comes Aggressive Perfector with their blistering debut full length titled Havoc At The Midnight Hour. These speed metal demons offer up eight total tracks that run thirty-seven minutes of pure sinister, evil and haunting speed metal for your wicked and devilish pleasure. Packed with horror and wicked fascination with the occult, Aggressive Perfector offer up a release here that is steeped in madness and demonic fury. Each of the eight offerings that are harbored within this accursed release are as destructive and soul cleaving as the last making this to be a down right menacing and soul absorbing effort.

Frills and filler takes up no time within this madness drenched release as Aggressive Perfector offers up pure, neck wringing speed metal one track right after the next. Havoc At The Midnight Hour is a true earth scorching, head banging and neck twisting offering that does not relent until your blood has boiled and your brain has been thoroughly bruised. Wicked, packed with face melting riffs and solos as well as ever tumultuous drum work and vocals that are as gritty as they come, Aggressive Perfector treats you to a truly grave stomping affair through and through. With only the slightest of lead ins to the opening track Onward to the Cemetery, Aggressive Perfector barrels forth shortly after to provide you with their version of haunting and face cleaving speed metal that they have concocted here.

All while providing you with a maelstrom of scalding metal, these speed demons also incorporate a plethora of haunting sounds and ambient textures to give each track yet another element of bubbling evil and wickedness. Everything within Havoc At The Midnight Hour comes together in a cohesive manner to present you with a well rounded and entirely scorching and flesh melting listen. Throughout the entire thirty-seven minutes of run time, you will find yourself head banging each and every minute until your head rolls straight off of your shoulders. Havoc At The Midnight Hour is an entirely entertaining, grave stomping and face melting effort, one that you will ultimately get stuck in your head for some time to come.

Brewed in a cauldron of evil, haunted atmosphere and pure horror, Aggressive Perfector have something here that is a terrorizing record. Through and through, each track is as destructive and neck contorting as the last leaving you battered and bruised once all is said and done. Not only is the entirety of this record skin blistering and blood boiling, but it is just as memorable and addictive as well. Overall, Havoc At The Midnight Hour is a great release.

Havoc At The Midnight Hour will be unleashed November 22 through Dying Victims Productions.

Check out the official video for the track Into the Nightmare below!

Links To Follow:

Aggressive Perfector Facebook

Dying Victims Productions Official Site

Gygax: High Fantasy

June 19, 2019
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Gygax: High Fantasy

Whisking your mind off to fantastical lands and wondrous soundscapes, Gygax comes flying in with a brand new effort titled High Fantasy. Soaked in influence from the likes of Dungeons & Dragons among other fantasy ideas and realms, Gygax provides you with a greatly melodious fantasy metal sound that is incredibly addictive and infectious. High Fantasy is a release that you will get hooked on immediately and continuously come back for more fantastical and wondrous adventures. This record is an easy one to fall in to and have it take you through great never ending soundscapes as it is entirely captivating and engaging.

Through High Fantasy, Gygax offers up great musicianship in the form of powerful riffs, a great drum performance and high flying vocals that you ultimately belt the lyrics out to. From beginning to end, High Fantasy is a well constructed offering that features nine great tracks that immediately make themselves at home in your mind as they get stuck there for some time to come. Ever energetic and wonderfully imaginative, Gygax unfold story after story through each of their nine offerings presenting you with plenty of variety and mystical metal to head bang to.

With great song writing ability, top notch musicianship, a great production and a fantastic cover to top everything off, High Fantasy truly is a remarkable and highly infectious record. You will not find a track here that disappoints as each one is just as good as the others. Sinking its hooks in to you early on, High Fantasy takes you on quite the journey from beginning to end, forever having your mind wander through each of the stories that unfold right before you.

From the great musicianship, to the incredibly infectious vocals and everything else in between, High Fantasy is a great record. Wondrous, fantastical and down right unbelievably memorable, this release is great from top to bottom. At the end of your listen you will be left wanting more which ultimately leads you to more and more repeat listens, and really it goes without saying that Gygax has rolled a nat 20 with High Fantasy.

High Fantasy will be released June 21 through Creator-Destructor Records.

Links To Follow:

Gygax Facebook

Gygax Bandcamp

Creator-Destructor Records Official Site

Chronoform: From the Void

May 31, 2019
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Chronoform: From the Void

Hailing from Finland, Chronoform meshes together both traditional and modern metal to create an overall unique, heavy, progressive and groove filled sound. From the Void is the title of their debut full length in which you will come across nine tracks for a run time of thirty-five minutes. Through this release, Chronoform provides you with excellent tracks that get right under your skin and have you head banging before you realize it. Each of the nine tracks here are infectious and highly memorable as you will find them filling your mind for some time to come. From beginning to end, Chronoform gifts you with track after track of modern metal excellence that is hard to shake.

From the Void offers up an array of sounds; from the crushing straight forward assault, to the groove oriented passages, to the atmospheric elements to the progressive. Each track within this release offers up something different and unique that you may not have heard from previous offerings. Chronoform does a great job of switching their sound up frequently, ever shifting keeping you on your toes and engaged all throughout. With all of the elements that Chronoform utilizes through this release, the overall sound is cohesive and well structured making this a very well rounded offering.

There isn’t a track here that really has any weak points as Chronoform utilizes each element that they employ very well to provide you with an overall unique listen. Each track is just as good as the last as the musicianship is great as are the atmospheric elements and the gritty vocals. From the Void is an overall well constructed release that sinks its hooks in to you early on only for you to come back for more and more heavy metal goodness.

With memorable offerings that are neck bending heavy, atmospheric and more, Chronoform hits their debut full length right out of the park. From the Void is thirty-five minutes of great modern metal that you will have a hard time not listening to on repeat.

Check out the official music videos for Conquer and Veil below!

Links To Follow:

Chronoform Facebook

Pythia: The Solace Of Ancient Earth

April 28, 2019
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Pythia: The Solace Of Ancient Earth

Capturing your mind and imagination, Pythia offers up an incredibly bewitching and memorable sound in the name of symphonic metal. Through their upcoming offering The Solace of Ancient Earth, Pythia offer up ten incredible tracks of well executed and damn near perfect heavy metal. While riffs spill out of your speakers with great melody and enchanting clean sung vocals spin tales, Pythia capture your attention never to let it waver or wander for the duration of their release.

With ten wondrous and melodious offerings to its title, The Solace of Ancient Earth provides you with nothing but stellar symphonic heavy metal. Great ambiance is coupled with incredible clean sung vocals that are all joined by heavy and melodic riffs and solid drumming all to gift to you an all around well executed and cohesive sound. Each track within this offering is well performed and constructed providing you with one enchanting track after another.

The Solace of Ancient Earth is a spell binding and engaging effort. Weaving tales of sorrow, heroism and more it is easy to get sucked in to this release and be transported to worlds not yet known to you. This record has a great ability to draw you in to its world and keep you there for some time as one listen turns in to many. As each track bursts through your speakers providing you with wondrous atmosphere and majestic heavy metal, it is easy to get swept up in all of it and taken on a thrilling and engaging journey.

In all of its melodious majesty and grandeur, The Solace of Ancient Earth is a great record. Each track is excellent with each one getting better and better as you listen. This is ten tracks of great symphonic heavy metal that provides you with great musicianship, incredible vocals, lyrics and production all coming together in cohesion to present you with a release that is down right superb. Everything within this offering is done so well making this to be a must listen and one of the best heavy metal releases so far this year.

The Solace of Ancient Earth will be released May 17 through Golden Axe.

Links To Follow:

Pythia Facebook

Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

April 11, 2019
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Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

In a genre where tropes can get tired and stagnant, it is always a great breath of fresh air to find a band that keeps you entertained and engaged through their record. With their full length Kings Under The Sand, Pulver does exactly as described previously. This record is filled with eight gritty, entertaining and highly addictive tracks that you find yourself coming back to. From beginning to end, Pulver provides you with track after track of nothing but memorable heavy metal that will get stuck in your mind and rattle around for quite some time.

Each track present here within this title are just as top notch and quality as the one(s) that came before it. There is no shortage of entertainment through this entire record as Pulver does an excellent job of keeping you engaged through and through. Each minute is filled with heavy metal excellence that grips you from the very beginning holding your attention until the final note rings through.

With great musicianship complete with memorable riffs and scorching solos, solid drumming and great bass work, you are treated to nothing but top notch heavy metal. Top all of that off with infectious vocals that soar over the wicked musicianship, you have a recipe for an overall excellent record through and through. There is not a weak track within this release as each one is just as well constructed and performed as the last making this record to be an overall well rounded heavy metal journey.

You cannot go wrong with this release if you are fan of traditional heavy metal as this release has everything you would want and then some. Kings Under The Sand is a great example of classic heavy metal executed perfectly, and really not much more needs to be said than that. This offering is a great one, one that offers up eight incredible classic heavy metal cuts that are truly engaging, memorable and addictive.

Kings Under The Sand will be unleashed May 10th through Gates of Hell Records.

Check out the title track below!

Links To Follow:

To pre-order

Pulver Bandcamp

Pulver Facebook

Gates of Hell Records Official Site

Booze Control: Forgotten Lands

January 9, 2019
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Booze Control: Forgotten Lands

Upon seeing Booze Control’s name, one would assume that they are a more tongue in cheek booze propelled heavy metal band. While that was somewhat the case back when they first formed in 2009, Booze Control has since steered themselves in to the lane of more serious and comprehensive song writing starting back in 2013 with their release appropriately named Heavy Metal. Now, ten years after their inception, Booze Control is on the verge of ushering forth perhaps their most mature and well put together record titled Forgotten Lands. This release is packed with ten very well written and executed offerings of straight up heavy metal.

Bridging the gap between European heavy metal and American heavy metal, Booze Control offer up an addicting and wonderful old-school heavy metal sound that is incredibly infectious. Booze Control wastes little time before they get you perfectly acquainted with their overall head banging and fist pumping sound as they immediately set in with their opening track Forgotten Lands. From the opener onward, Booze Control stampedes forth with track after track of highly memorable and highly intoxicating heavy metal, the kind that will rattle around in your brain for quite some time.

Through this release you come to meet ever fiery, tightly knit riffs that are supplemented by solid drumming, great bass work and very solid vocals that can soar to upper echelons of piercing heavy metal vocals when needed. Each track within this release is a wonderfully crafted offering that provides you with great amounts of entertainment and just straight up incredibly solid heavy metal that gets you banging your head before you know it. Through and through, Forgotten Lands is a well written and well crafted offering, one that provides you with ten great tracks one right after another.

With much more mature song writing and plenty of charisma among many other attributes, Booze Control offers up their most compelling and infectious release with Forgotten Lands. This is a very good release, one that you can keep on repeat without tiring of it. With ten excellent tracks to its name Forgotten Lands is a very solid offering. This is the release to look for if you are looking for some new, clean, entertaining and memorable heavy metal.

Forgotten Lands will be released February 22, 2019 through Gates of Hell Records.

Links To Follow:

Booze Control Facebook

Gates of Hell Records Official Site

Cerberon: S/T EP

December 5, 2018
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Twisting in some blackened malevolence in to their otherwise heavy metal centered sound, Cerberon offers up a cynical and blasphemous sound that embeds itself in your brain whether you want it to or not. Through four tracks within their debut EP, Cerberon create a wholly memorable and infectious sound that is undeniable. From beginning to end you will be twisting your neck and yell along with the vocalist through each passing minute. This self titled release is a fist pumping and invigorating release that gets you moving before you know it. The overall dark and twisted tones are a welcome addition to the overall heavy metal centered sound making the release feel more sinister and blasphemous.

Through and through you can expect excellent musicianship and demonic vocals that will be stuck in your head for some time to come. With each skull crunching riff and vein popping bass line as well as ever pounding drumming, you are treated to an overall darkened, twisted and overall heavy release that you have no choice but to bash your brain against your skull to. Each track is a monster of a cut as you are greeted by an ever punishing metallic onslaught from beginning to end.

Cerberon stitches each track together appropriately to create a cohesive and fluidly monstrous sound that digs deep under your skin only for you to press play again and again to scratch that itch. This EP is wonderfully dark and that darkness exudes from each minute of each track and flows from track to track without so much as skipping a beat ultimately burying you underneath unbridled bitter darkness. Heavy metal this may be, but it is cruel and twisted none the less as each track is just as sinister and forsaken as the last.

Each of the four offerings within this release is covered in malevolence ever undulating darkness. This release is sinister and purely blasphemous as death lurks just beneath. Cerberon has created something that is venomous and wicked, something not to be trifled with yet  something that is addictive and memorable all the same. This is a great debut release for these heavy metal monsters.

This self titled debut will be released December 7, 2018.

Blade Killer: High Risk

November 8, 2018
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Riddled with infectious riffs and soaring vocals, Blade Killer’s newest offering High Risk is filled with eight tracks of head banging glory. Through eight tracks you are treated to heavy metal madness in its purest form. There is no fluff or filler here as Blade Killer mashes the pedal through the metal from the very beginning offering up eight memorable and solid tracks that you cannot deny. Each track is graced with memorable riffs that are supplemented by ever searing solos, great drumming and soaring vocals that invite you to belt the lyrics out yourself. This is pure heavy metal through and through, and through each track you feel compelled to bang your head and sing right along.

There are no intros or lead ins within this offering as Blade Killer rolls right along from track to track never gracing you with so much as a breather as they unleash their heavy metal attack. Each track is a ripping offering that gets your head nodding immediately whether you wanted to head bang or not. Each track is a well crafted offering providing you with a listen that is top notch and infectious. There isn’t a cut within this offering that is lacking as each record is solid and well executed. Through and through you are provided with twenty-nine minutes of head banging glory that has you reaching for the play button over and over again.

High Risk is engaging and highly entertaining from the drop of the first note onward. Never once do you want to skip a track and never once do you feel as though these offerings could provide you with more. Blade Killer has crafted a record here that is memorable and infectious all within a concise sub thirty minute run time. This is a ripper from the first note to the last note as each of the eight tracks that are harbored within the title are all very solid.

Overall, High Risk is a solid record as you are treated to heavy metal madness in its most raw and pure form. There is nothing here but infectious tunes one right after another, and this is sure to please the ears of heavy metal fans and then some.

High Risk will be released November 23, 2018 through M-Theory Audio.

Links To Follow: 

Blade Killer Bandcamp

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