Latest Metal Reviews

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Kitsune Art – Signals of Synchronism (, , )
16th January 2017 -

Spain is something of an oddity in that, despite having popular festivals and being a regular stop point for European tours, the local scene has still yet to throw out any truly outstanding bands. The latest act to attempt to remedy that is the alternative metal group Kitsune Art, who released their first album Signals of Synchronism in December. Delivering… Read More »

The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues Album Artwork
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The Devil Wears Prada – Transit Blues (, )
16th January 2017 -

The Devil Wears Prada are for my money the most unappreciated band of the current metalcore era. They have been consistently brilliant since turning a corner in 2010 with their fantastic ‘Zombie’ e.p and haven’t looked back since. Their latest album Transit Blues is keen to carry on the band’s streak of brilliance, albeit with a more restrained sound than… Read More »

AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) Artwork Cover
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AFI – AFI (The Blood Album) (, )
13th January 2017 -

The extravagantly produced, theme-driven AFI have been left in the 2000s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. ‘Miss Murder’ and ‘Summer Shudder’ are untouchable in their own right, and ‘The Blood Album’ realises that today’s goth punk scene needs something more substantial than blockbusting hits. Take the New Romantic tones of ‘Still a Stranger’ and the brooding Cure-esque goth… Read More »

Code Orange Forever Album Cover Artwork
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Code Orange – Forever (, )
12th January 2017 -

Hardcore is often seen as a very limited genre, it’s so entrenched in its own values and it’s very rare that bands step outside these. In 2014 Code Orange pushed the boundaries of the genre with I Am King, when they ditched the Kids from their name it was more than just a name change. The band evolved into something much heavier and more… Read More »

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Deserted Fear – Dead Shores Rising ()
10th January 2017 -

A new year brings a clutch of new albums from bands hitherto unheard previously; one such album is the brand new offering from German melodic death metallers Deserted Fear, Dead Shores Rising. After an enjoyable intro, first track proper The Fall Of Leaden Skies assaults the ears with an impressive main riff before the growls of Manuel Glatter kick in…. Read More »