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Black Viper Hellions Of Fire
Tight speed metal that would count for a cult '80s classic, were it released during the said decade. Fans will be enthused with the band wholeheartedly applying itself into a tech reenactment of the genre, but the "thin" sound work combined with the absence of "hits" may be slightly off putting. Stream:
Lizzy Borden My Midnight Things
Lizzy Borden goes into radio friendly rocking metal territory the way Lizzy Borden sees fit, and while the album is entertaining as a whole, the songs tend to blend to each other arrangement-wise, save for a couple of them. His vocal delivery on the other hand, remains impeccable after all these years!! Favorite tracks: My Midnight Things (plus reprise), Long May They Haunt Us. Stream:
The East Side Gamblers The Big Machine
Long story short; contrary to the capacity that the band name explicitly declares, it's no gamble that the gritty hard n' heavy/boogie/southern rock of these Nashville TN natives will have you pounding your foot on the floor, and your head on the air. Their other EPs issued this year need immediate checking too. Favorite track: Welcome To the Big Machine. Stream:
Niviane The Druid King
Niviane have come up with a really solid heavy/power metal debut that falls short in making a better impression, literally at the cross hairs. Equally influenced by US and European peers of old and late, they have a great vocalist (Matt Barlow fans take note!), while they know how to setup decent-to-goose-bump-inducing arrangements that range from symphonic metal, to Judas Priest, to Iced Earth, to Edguy and so on. Favorite track: March of the Jotunn. Stream:
Circles Around The Sun Let It Wander
On their sophomore album, Circles Around the Earth refine their recipe, as it was first presented in their debut. Arrangements are significantly consolidated in terms of temporal duration and styles adopted therein, with main themes being cycled around moderate instrumental improvisations. The above said, Let It Wander is based largely on the casual pseudo-jazz/pop/groove rock first evidenced in its predecessor, whereas the loose/soothing psychedelia segments have receded in just a couple of tracks (Halicarnassus, Ticket To Helix Ngc 7293). As a result of all aforementioned, the new album has an augmented replay value, as it is easie
Convulsing Errata
For the most part, Errata's style orbits around Morbid Angel, as the latter presented themselves in albums like Formulas Fatal to the Flesh and/or Kingdoms Disdained. Thing is that Brendan Sloan's (the sole individual behind the band) reprise feels much fresher and atmospheric, due to the fitting, yet sub-optimal embedding of post rock/metal passages within the death metal segments. That said, things remain quite interesting (fans of outfits such as Ulcerate, take hold!), especially considering the high intellect needed for transforming a psychedelic monument of old, namely Porcupine Tree's namesake track from T
Circles Around The Sun Interludes For The Dead
The sometimes dreamy, sometimes playfully-down-to-earth, improvisational/instrumental jamming sessions in Interludes for the Dead, while they successfully blend psychedelia, pseudo-jazz, pop, and all things vintage, they collectively serve as a really soothing background listen, due to their prolonged temporal length. Stream:

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  • DDDeftoneDDD this last release is really cool. And it may grow m/
    September 24 10:56 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD cool m/ what record should _I start with? I'm kind of enjoying this last release m/
    September 24 04:51 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD You look the right person. What can I expect from Voivod? Don t know them D'OH
    September 22 07:16 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Oh shoot, I totally thought you had, it was Willy who rated it... Ah well you're in for a treat ;)
    September 12 11:26 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Dude the new Voivod is so good, the last three tracks are gorgeous
    September 11 08:56 PM

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