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Gygax: High Fantasy

June 19, 2019

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


Pythia: The Solace Of Ancient Earth

April 28, 2019

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

Smoulder: Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring

April 22, 2019

Smoulder: Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring

After Smoulder formed in 2013 by Sarah Ann and Shon Vincent, they ran in to issues finding reliable band mates to round out their group. Finally, four years after forming, Smoulder rounded their line up out by recruiting Collin Wolf and Devin Hester. Shortly there after they marched their way in to the studio to record and eventually release their excellent debut demo titled The Sword Woman. Smoulder now fully complete with the addition of bassist Adam Blake are set to unleash their superb debut full length titled Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. Featuring six tracks of power metal infused doom, this offering is engaging and gripping from beginning to end.

This is an album that right when you press play you very quickly realize that you are in for quite a treat. As a whole, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is an incredibly memorable and gripping release as it provides you with six great tracks that cannot be forgotten. With great song writing ability and imagination sparking lyrics, Smoulder pulls you in to each story that they are telling. Each track is an incredibly engaging and hypnotic journey that you want to keep listening to over and over again. There isn’t a cut here that will not get stuck in your head and there is not a track here that you will not belt the lyrics out to.

With great musicianship, powerful vocals and great song writing, you truly are presented with an all around stellar record front to back. As the minutes tick by through this release, you never want the hypnotic dirge of emboldening doom and power metal to cease. Each track has a great ability to capture your attention, never to let you go until the final second ticks off of the run time. Once the stories of glory, heroism and more begin to unfold, you come under Smoulder’s spell, never for it to be broken until Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring finally concludes.

In the name of glory and fantasy, Smoulder is here and here to stay. Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is a great record through and through. This release is enchanting and memorable from the very beginning all the way through the end. From great musicianship, to the incredible vocals to outstanding story telling and more, everything within this release is so well done. Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is a record to behold and will be one of the best records to be released this year.

Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring will be released April 26 through Cruz Del Sur Music.

Links To Follow:

Smoulder Bandcamp

CD Pre-Order

Smoulder Facebook

Cruz Del Sur Official Site

Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

April 11, 2019

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

Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost

February 18, 2019

Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost

In a culmination of all things heavy, Usurper return with Lords of the Permafrost. After a fourteen year hiatus, this monster of a band is back once again to gnash at your flesh and melt your face from your skull. Combining thrash elements with heavy metal, death metal and hints of black metal, Usurper offers up a multi headed attack that is just as relentless as you could imagine. Lords of the Permafrostoffers up eight new tracks that are unrelenting and face melting. This release ushers forth track after track of suffocating metal that is hard to deny or turn from. With the passing of one track, the next scorcher begins in ceaseless fashion.

Without gimmicks, without fads, Usurper offers up a pure heavy metal sound that is addictive and intoxicating. One listen turns to many as you find yourself in an endless loop of heavy metal madness. Lords of the Permafrost does a great job of gripping you and your attention from the very get go never to let you waver. From track to bulldozing track, you are greeted by a maelstrom of metal brought to you by ever ripping riffs, skull cracking drumming and hellish vocals growled from beyond the abyss.

Once the ever aptly named Skull Splitter begins you know that you are in for quite the neck snapping treat as Usurper rages onward, smashing through the frost to present you with nothing but wicked blood boiling metal. Each of the eight tracks that are present within this release are incredibly well executed and constructed, gifting you with an overall well rounded and cohesive effort from beginning to end.

Each genre that Usurper employs within this offering work in great concert together to create a sound that is all together anvil heavy and incredibly memorable. With each genre bringing something unique to the table you never run out of variety and diversity all throughout. With the memorable, catchy qualities of heavy metal, the chaotic nature of thrash, the flesh gnashing tendencies of death metal and the foreboding atmospheric qualities of black metal, Lords of the Permafrost has it all, making it out to be a very solid and all around great record.

Lords of the Permafrost will be released March 22, 2019 through Soulseller Records.

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

Booze Control: Forgotten Lands

January 9, 2019

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


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

Haunt: Burst Into Flame

July 2, 2018

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After striking a major chord with many one year ago with Luminous Eyes, Haunt is back this year with their debut full length Burst Into Flame. Through nine tracks and a concise thirty-eight minutes, Haunt provides you with some top notch heavy metal that is all together infectious, memorable and down right addicting. Each of the nine tracks that are present within this release are just as solid as one another gifting you with a well rounded and overall very excellent listen. Burst Into Flame will be rattling around in your head for some time to come once you listen, of that I am sure.

Burst Into Flame is captivating and bewitching and from the drop of the first note you are engaged. This release is exciting and pumped full of energy that is incredibly infectious and welcoming as you nod your head along with each and every track. You will have a hard time not belting the lyrics out right along with the vocalists and air guitaring right along with the scorching solos and all together tightly knit riffs. From beginning to end, you are provided with nothing but pure entertainment and heavy metal that is not to be looked over.

Each of the nine tracks within Burst Into Flame are well crafted offerings that grab your attention immediately and keep it all throughout. This addictive listen is just that, addictive. Once the final song has concluded you feel compelled to press play over and over again just to get that dose of sweet heavy metal. From beginning to end the instrumentation is excellent, the production is clean and the vocals are powerful and potent. Through and through, Burst Into Flame is a very well rounded and very well performed and executed record.

Luminous Eyes was a small taste as to what Haunt has to offer, and with this full length Haunt shows exactly what they are capable of and more. Burst Into Flame is an excellent record, one that provides you with non-stop entertainment and non-stop pure heavy metal. This debut full length is one to behold as Haunt has knocked it clear out of the park and made one hell of a record.

Burst Into Flame will be released August 10, 2018 through  Shadow Kingdom Records!

Links To Follow:

Shadow Kingdom Official Site

Shadow Kingdom Bandcamp



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