Nu Metal Reviews

JONATHAN DAVIS – Black Labyrinth (, , , )
24th May 2018 -

10 years is a long time in music. Since Jonathan Davis began work on his debut solo album in 2007, the musical landscape has changed significantly. Nu metal collapsed from the mainstream, dubstep came and went, and One Direction took over the world momentarily. Nevertheless, Davis continued to toil away at his album and, in 2017, was finally prepared to… Read More »

My Ticket Home – unReal (, )
13th October 2017 -

With the release of 2013’s Strangers Only, Ohio quartet My Ticket Home propelled themselves from metalcore obscurity to one of the key bands in the emerging “nu metalcore” scene. Fast forward 4 years, with a signing to Spinefarm Records along the way, and we now have unReal, the group’s third effort and first real attempt at defining their own style,… Read More »

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 »

2nd May 2016 -

Swim to Drown are a new group bursting out of the Spanish city of Zaragoza. While there is not much information on them at the moment, they have just released their debut EP and boy is it a cracker. Jumping in on the nu metal revival of recent years, Swim to Drown have set out to combine the best elements… Read More »

HACKTIVIST – Outside the Box (, , )
8th March 2016 -

Hacktivist’s debut album has been a long time coming. Back in 2012 they burst onto the scene with their self-titled EP, with the unique blend of grime rapping and djent riffs creating a stir in both the metal and underground rap scenes, culminating in airplay on BBC Radio One and tours supporting such acts as Limp Bizkit and Korn. Considering… Read More »