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John Carpenter Lost Themes
Lost Themes is a mixed bag, but in a good sense. From one side there's the trademark, dark themed music that's evident in all of Carpenter's films and on the other there's a shameless play with '80s synth pop. Tracks like "Obsidian" have that "prog rock" structure where the two aforementioned trends have been properly combined. Favorite tracks: "Vortex", "Obsidian", "Night".
3.6
03.24.15
Sabhankra Seers Memoir
Some albums have the ability to travel the listener to several places simultaneously and Sabhankra's sophomore effort certainly did this for me; Through the epic heavy/black metal of Rotting Christ and Enslaved I was headed towards the melodic death metal of (very) old In Flames and from there to the ethereal folk/doom/death metal melodies of acts like Amorphis, old Septicflesh and Paradise Lost. Oddly enough, the second half of the album is stronger than the first half. The Turks put out new music every now and then, and here's to hoping that this will change after this album. Favorite tracks: Against The False Gods, Times of War, Fate's Alr
3.6
03.19.15
Level 10 Chapter One
Just for Allen's vocals, the rating average should be much higher, but as Anglo-Saxons say, different strokes for different folks... So on one side we have Allen and his exceptional vocal work and on the other, Matt Sinner and a band of musicians going through the motions of hard rock and heavy metal and their respective classic and modern intersections.
3.4
03.18.15
Enforcer From Beyond
Enforcer's previous album was their magnum opus, so I was expecting the follow up to land on lower ground. Indeed, From Beyond is differentiated with respect to its predecessor both in terms of style and lasting experience, but not by a large margin. The tempo has been lowered, the riffs and melodies became more subtle, while there's this impression (in the second half of the album) that the band is merely jamming on some sparse ideas to test their merit regarding their incorporation into proper songs. While that can be bad for most bands and albums, it doesn't pose adverse effects on Enforcer's new effort, on the contrary, it grants
3.5
03.17.15
Reign of Fury Death Be Thy Shepherd
While not utterly engaging, Reign of Fury's heavy/thrash metal delivery has that little something that can make someone check the album every once in a while; Fairly elaborate arrangements, proper sound, great guitars (!), and melodic vocals that could take the band to the next level with more work. Stream:
http://reignoffury.bandcamp.com/releases
3.3
03.17.15
Trna Pattern Of Infinity
Russians Trna do not sound fully committed in building dynamics that would make their debut album more attractive, however Pattern of Infinity is still a solid instrumental post metal listen. Stream:
http://trnaband.bandcamp.com/album/pattern-of-infinity
3.2
03.12.15
Yersinia Pestis (DE) Portent
A short disclaimer at the official Bandcamp location of the band says Yersinia Pestis are now defunct and it's not so difficult to see why. Their second wave black metal is exactly what a fan of the genres expects it to be, yet it lacks the intrigue that would separate from the lot. Stream/free download:
http://yersiniapestis1358.bandcamp.com/releases
3.2
03.09.15

shoutbox » all posts 
  • YUJOS Ere glentia!! Neo kommati! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uWIg5hI7hE
    March 27 10:46 AM
  • YUJOS Neo projectaki me ton Away sta drums. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M3Y6AimGqs
    March 25 08:51 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHTYMuQKPlY hahahahhahahhaha
    March 24 07:55 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie thanks John, tha to tsekarw
    March 23 05:46 PM
  • deadcrown You know Kosmic Halo? i play in that band, dude
    March 20 12:58 PM

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