Reviews

7

Old Solar – Quiet Prayers

Old Solar surprised a lot of people with the energetic “SPEAK” album. Coming out of seemingly nowhere, its impact reached as far as becoming…

7.8

RIVIERE – Heal

Landing in the sweet spot right in between rock and metal and between the “prog” and “post” prefixes, French quartet RIVIERE are sure to…

8.1

Last Builders Of Empire – Hades

Where do souls go after death? This is probably one of the biggest questions of all time. According to Greek mythology, when we pass…

7

Bantha Rider – Bantha Rider

I have never liked novelty bands, in the past. They always amounted to a waste of my time. So it slowly became a personal…

7.6

Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie

Enough has been said about the merits of the French metal scene, which is especially notorious for artists situated outside the spectrum of what…

7.3

Dreariness – Fragments

Dreariness characterise themselves as playing depressive black metal, which is, regardless of their intention, an offence. This genre designation is generally reserved for bands…

9.3

36 – The Infinity Room

It seems we have all been living through a revival of the 1980s the past couple of years. TV shows like Stranger Things dominate…

7.8

Mechina – As Embers Turn To Dust

Science fiction-themed lyrics are nothing new within metal. There are plenty of great bands—such as Vektor, Ayreon, The Contortionist—that talk of space travel and…

8

Pettersson – Rift and Seam

It would seem that where genre-bending is concerned, the coupling of post-rock and screamo is a formidable one, with each doing the other a…

Incubate Festival 2016

In these times of distrust and ongoing cutbacks in cultural spending, tides are getting rough for small indie festivals. Dunk! lost their government funds…

8.5

Jet Plane – Pipe Dream

I pretty much listen to music non-stop while I’m working. I always say that when I’m listening to a record that keeps me from…

8.6

Mantra – Laniakea

It’s getting difficult to find time for a long album in our increasingly transient modern lifestyles. We have become accustomed to digesting our music…