Reviews written by: twansibon
Stigma - Metamorphosis
A young band from Italy that plays death core (with steps to hardcore, grind and death metal) and not that bad considering their age. Brutal vocals, up tempo songs with the necessary tempo and melody changes and thick guitarsound (no leads). The duration of the songs are not that long with 5 tracks in 13 minutes. The songs are solid and with enough...
XSaviour - Caleidoscope
XSavior (Sweden) are reaching out to touch the depths of your soul with this form of progressive metal. Creating an atmosphere like floating in cosmic enlightenment, the music is layered in every detail. Every single song totally different in structure with unexpected technical passages, classically build anthems of philisophy or psychedelic effect...
Arrival - An abstract Of Inertia
Started out as an one man project by Sinkkonen in 1999 and he recorded a demo tape with simple songs and the sound was quite harsh but the songs were epic and extreme. Not really promoting the tape and a cancelled deal for a 7", Arrival turned out to be a real band with 3 new members. After the second promo people got interested. And now their is t...
Beyond The Rage - Path To Annihilation
Second effort of this Italian melodic death metal quartet. After their previous demo "Solitude Life" you get on this demo four new songs. Well, actually three as the first one is an intro. "Ecstasy Of Death" takes off in a fast tempo with screaming vocals (but he is also grunting) and thrash riffing that sometimes sounding a bit cliche... but there...
Calmsite - The Erector
After some demos (2 of them reviewed already) they now bring out a full lenght. The songs of their previous 2 demos are also on this one together with some new ones. Calmsite plays their different styled influenced metal in mid tempo but with deep vocals and a bit in the rock n roll sphere. Heavy slicing guitars that gives a thick sound together wi...
Datura - The Darkest Hours
As you can see by the URL this band comes from France. And when you see the cover you expect some gore grind or brutal death. Datura is playing death metal but with a melodic touch. It is aggressive in up tempo songs and with breaks and changes. Growling voices and heavily riffing guitars with leads are drenched in the songs. Songs that change the...
Fractal Point - The Bizarre Machinery Of Universe
Fractal Point (Switzerland) created this full length structure around the concept of astrophysics. This means multi-dimensional melodic deathmetal performed with mathematical precision. Fresh thrashing guitarriffs merged with interesting harmonic melodies and mesmerizing leads. Drumming is uptempo, hyper and dymanic which creates a nice vibe in the...
Humanity - When Silence Calls
Humanity is a metal band from the UK and is playing progressive metal. With clean vocals, mid tempo songs, keyboards and much melody. The thing that attracts the most for me are the guitars. Nice riffing and even better in the leads. This ain't an album that wants you to create an aggressive pit but wants you to listen closely. And when you do so y...
Insision - Revealed And Worshipped
Extreme brutal death metal from Sweden. Nothing else can be said. Deep gutteral vocals, skullcrushing drumblast and festering guitarriffs with some leads. Insision continues their path after their previous work to slaughter the weak and start to conquer the brutal black hearts. I like this a lot and I almost start worshipping these Sweden molesters...
Samael - Reign Of Light
This new album is the first one I hear from the Swiss band Samael. The things that attract my attention are the industrial elements and the oriental touches. I also found it a bit sounding like bands like Rammstein and saw that the same producer is used.
The Davolinas - Edge Of A New Day
This band existing of 2 Davolinas and 1 Diablo are from Denmark playing heavy psychedelic stonerrock. Songs are build around different guitarthemes playing bluesy sounding riffs with a lot of catch. There's a lot of subtle changes and details all together with some melodic psych parts. The strong rhythym section keeps the songs alive and interestin...
Vidharr - Rising From Abyss
This first demo is from 2005 while the bands ideas are from 2003. Vidharr hails from Italy and plays black metal in a raw sound. With 3 tracks (of which is 1 cover) and an outro it clock 14 minutes. But why a cover? Anyway, the demo starts of with a fast track and stops radically to flow into a peaceful midpart and then hit off again to do it again...