Metal Reviews

Evanescence Synthesis Live CD DVD Cover Artwork
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Evanescence – Synthesis Live (DVD) (, , )
12th October 2018 -

Bands doing shows with orchestras seems to have become an increasingly popular in recent years. But there are few that feel like such a natural fit than when Evanescence announced they were re-recording songs with a full orchestra. The album Synthesis released late last year and saw the band re-imagine several of their songs in a fantastic new way. Before the release… Read More »

Devildriver The Last Kind Words Deluxe Reissue
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Devildriver Re-Releases (Self-titled to Beast) ()
5th October 2018 -

Devildriver’s remastered re-releases of their first five albums might feel a bit pointless to some. Indeed, there’s no real “anniversary” to make them feel warranted. ‘Beast’ and ‘Pray for Villains’ the latest albums of the five were, indeed, both released under a decade ago. However Devildriver have still had one of the best, and most underrated, runs in modern metal…. Read More »

Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest Album Cover Art
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Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (, , )
2nd October 2018 -

Following up the modern classic that was ‘The Satanist’ was never going to be easy. Behemoth’s magnum opus changed the game in the world of extreme metal, raising the bar and challenging peers, contemporaries and all future artists to up their respective games and attempt to knock the Polish quartet off of their blackened pedestal. The underground has responded phenomenally… Read More »

URNE The Mountain Of Gold EP Artwork
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URNE – The Mountain of Gold (, , , , , )
28th August 2018 -

Hang the Bastard’s demise was the premature demise of another great British band far too soon. Thankfully, from the ashes rises something new and URNE’s debut EP is a wonderful return for a group of musicians that have been absurdly overlooked over the past few years. Combining the duo at the heart of Chapters, and bassist and live guitarist of… Read More »

Bury Tomorrow - Black Flame Album Cover
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Bury Tomorrow – Black Flame (, )
13th July 2018 -

With Earthbound it felt like Bury Tomorrow took a huge leap forward with their sound. Whilst the band have certainly been popular within the UK metalcore scene over the last few years they’ve never quite reached the levels of praised awarded to the likes of Architects or While She Sleeps. That album was certainly the closest they cam and now with Black Flame they are aiming to cement… Read More »