Voivod
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Cirith Ungol Frost and Fire
Frost and Fire stands with one foot on '70s rock, while the other treads on the newly emerging '80s metal sound. The said crossover works fine overall, although the band's character would later evolve by a large margin.
3.5
05.19.16
Aeon Sable Hypaerion
How's Hypaerion is different from the previous album? Aeon Sable have abandoned the adventurous song writing found in Visionaers and fled to by-the-numbers gothic rock, even though the doom-metal-laden album opener and closer might trick everyone, otherwise. While the album is fairly attractive as a whole due to the "deep" sound production and the excellent vocals, the arrangements come as similar, making the selection of stand-out tracks difficult. Favourite track: Elysion. Stream:
http://aeonsable.bandcamp.com/album/hypaerion-2016
3.4
05.15.16
Poverty's No Crime Spiral of Fear
The sole attribute that keeps this album from being downright flat, is its superb sound and album cover art. In terms of music, what's on offer could be briefly termed as Adult Oriented '90s Progressive Metal, as all of the genre's distinct elements, merely exist as worn out/lifeless copies of the originals. That's really unfortunate, as back in the late '90s/early '00s, these Germans had issued some really good albums, although they were/are nowhere near homeland peers like Sieges Even or Soul Cages, even.
2.7
05.15.16
Exmortus Ride Forth
While Exmortus' approach over the so-called "neoclassical" end of thrash metal is inherently interesting, Ride Forth goes through the motions in terms of arrangements, whereas the sound production is not particularly helpful in the said respect. Favourite track: Let Us Roam.
3.2
05.01.16
The Linus Pauling Quartet Ampalanche
While the album title is innuendo to an excess of heaviness and arrangement intricacy, it's also an oxymoron with respect to its tone; Ampalanche is above all, a particularly relaxing psych pop/rock jam largely due to its sound, albeit the tempo is elevated in some songs. However, apart from the 49-minute, digital bonus album closer, a psych/drone odyssey which works -in a good way- towards delivering the listener into the hands of Morpheus, nothing else really stands out. Stream:
http://thelinuspaulingquartet.bandcamp.com/album/ampalanche
3.2
05.01.16
Iotunn The Wizard Falls
Last year it was Trial from Sweden, this year's Denmark's turn in delivering a truly captivating piece of adventurous heavy metal to mankind... Iotunn are killing it in every way possible, be it in terms of the behemoth sound production (courtesy of Flemming Rasmussen!!!), or the arrangements in which all ends of metal have been masterfully converged. Don't let this EP slip through the cracks!!! Favourite song: Hammer of Injustice Stream:
http://iotunn.bandcamp.com/releases
4.0
04.28.16
Construct of Lethe Corpsegod
Construct of Lethe lie among the few tech death metal outfits which unfollow the majority of their peers in terms of style and (of equal importance!) sound layout. Instead of being part of deplorably fast instrumentals, guitars in Corpsegod come as "slow" and muddy af, hinting at (but not topping) the relevant work of Morbid Angel and Suffocation, also due to the almost total lack of guitar leads. The mentioned similarities in sound, are extended to the arrangements, as there's a decent penchant for diversity; in that vein, the drumming is exceptional and aptly produced, whereas vocals go from totally ripped out to low end guttural.
3.6
04.24.16

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  • SitruK6 Dude we'll have to do it at another time , I have a really big family emergency, sorry
    May 22 12:17 PM
  • parksungjoon was just talking to a dude how underrated their later stuff is.anyway have you heard these fancy new metal releases?
    May 22 11:53 AM
  • parksungjoon voivod lives m/
    May 22 11:44 AM
  • MarsKid Forgot to add those. I'll edit them into my post. Thanks!
    May 22 09:14 AM
  • SitruK6 If u want a particular hour to post your email than you can send it at 10 am.
    May 22 03:50 AM

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