June 5, 2020
I’ve reviewed 3 different releases from Shadow Puncher (for 2 different publications), and one of the things I’ve noticed is the diversity of sounds and influences on each project. While the one-man band from Norway functions within the death metal genre, each release has a different feel. The earliest material had a strong thrash influence, then moved into a djent-heavy sound.… Continued →
March 31, 2019
Another heavy band by the name of Oh, The Depth is being presented to all of you right now on a day I will dub “Metal Sunday”. Oh yeah, heavy stuff yet again. Check out the lyric video for “Nail-Scarred Feet” below. All you Extol, Immortal Souls, and even Impending Doom fans will find something to appreciate in this band.… Continued →
This heavy as heck deathcore band, Cardiac Rupture, just dropped their new lyric video for “December Selection” which you can check out below. The band’s new ep “The Creator’s Hand” is out on April 12th. If you’re into heavy music with lots of growling and pig squeals, then this is the band for you.… Continued →
July 19, 2018
Not Beneath is an exciting new project featuring ex-members of Narcissus, Outcry, North Meadow Park, and Vessel. In 2018 those names might not mean very much but if you were into hardcore/metalcore in the late 90s or early 00s, you’ll recognize them for sure. Memento Mori ventures into new territory though, pushing for a death metal vibe with progressive leanings at times, and occasionally some touches of –core.… Continued →
November 16, 2017
The melodic deathcore band, WhatDrivesTheWeak, has reunited and signed to Sancrosanct Records. The band originally formed in 2008 and put out a full album, Iniquities in 2012. The band went on indefinite hiatus in 2014 and formed Rogue Defector, a progressive deathcore band. The band has reunited and is working on a new material!… Continued →
November 8, 2017
The Mexican deathcore band My Place Was Taken has joined the roster of Rottweiler Records. The band formed in 2014 with Guitarist Abraham Barberi and Vocalist Jesus Salas.They came together to see if they could help change the drug, alcohol and violent part of their home town, Matamoros, Mexico: the metal scene.… Continued →
October 16, 2017
August 25, 2017
Check out this review of Abated Mass of Flesh's third album, "Eternal Harvest"
August 18, 2017
You'd be surprised how many bands go unnoticed.
April 20, 2017
Broken Flesh has decided to add on Death List and Obliteration Guitarist Bryan Nikkel as a new Bassist. The band went through some lineup struggles last year, with the departure of brother Jacob and Josh Mathes, the band’s vocalist and bassist, and Guitarist Dakota Whiteside. The band would then add on Bassist Kyle Fitzgerald.… Continued →
April 17, 2017
Well it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote one of these. So I hope you all enjoy and I hope you check these amazing bands out! Go headbang! 10. Every Knee Shall Bow Every Knee Shall Bow is a death metal band that started in 2002, with brothers Drew and DJ Wibblesman, but didn’t get going until 2008, when their two younger brothers came of age: Cole and Shane.… Continued →
April 14, 2017
The brutal deathcore band Abated Mass of Flesh has released two releases in a week’s time! On April 6, the band announced a twenty song compilation, known as Sands of Time, containing everything from the very beginning all the way to the current material. On April 12, the band announced the release of Lacerated, their sophomore 8 track album.… Continued →
April 12, 2017
Metalcore band, My Ransomed Soul, has announced that they are coming to close. The band formed in 2007, and went 10 years and released several albums and EPs, most predominately through Red Cord Records. The band’s most recent EP, Trilateral, was released through Bandcamp. Check it out here.… Continued →
March 21, 2017
The band, Abated Mass of Flesh has had several side projects, everything from raw atmospheric black metal bands like Cryptic Rising or awesome deathcore bands like Parallax Withering. Flayed Alive is probably the most like AMOF. The project is a new band from Zack Plunkett, the brainchild of AMOF. They have a new EP, for those interested in brutal death metal/grindcore bands like this one.… Continued →
March 17, 2017
The death metal/deathcore band Your Chance to Die has some exciting news. They recently announced news that the album artwork, release date and tour dates were coming soon. The band started several years ago in 2007 with founding members, Missi Avila (Vocals) and Coca Avila (Guitars). The band has been on Red Cord Records up until 2016, when they signed to Dave Ellefson’s label EMP Label Group.… Continued →
March 7, 2017
Read this review of Dire's "Volume 1"
February 3, 2017
Check this out please!
January 30, 2017
The Christian slamming brutal deathcore band (yes it’s a thing) Abated Mass of Flesh has released their second single for their album Lacerated. The band started in 2011 as a solo project of Zach Plunkett’s (Lead Guitar), until 2012, when he hired his brother Matt for Vocals and Logan Hayworth (Strengthen What Remains) on Bass.… Continued →
January 15, 2017
How common is metal in Asia? Does anyone know? The genre of metal is a rare one to say the least, especially over in Asia. Final Surrender is one of the pioneers of the genre there. The Progressive metalcore act has been working hard on this album. Their debut album, Empty Graves, was released 4 years ago.… Continued →
December 1, 2016
Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy! 5. A Thousand Times Repent Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp.… Continued →
November 23, 2016
Read this review for Fit For A King's new album "Deathgrip"
November 19, 2016
Muncie, IN metalcore act Send the Advocate has released a promising debut EP, but can they move past the pitfalls of an oversaturated genre?
November 16, 2016
Do you remember The Agony Scene? Signed originally with Solid State Records, many people thought of them as a Christian metal band. Which originally they were. They dropped that label and then signed to Century Media and later on Roadrunner. Anyways, the band broke up in 2008, but reunited in 2013.… Continued →
November 9, 2016
Jim Hughes of the bands Colossus and For Today released a parody video called “All the Fall Things” in October. The song is a parody of Blink 182’s song “All the Small Things”. The song is a pop-punk parody, rather than the metalcore/deathcore/djent Hughes has been involved with. Hughes also works for Facedown Records.… Continued →
November 5, 2016
Awhile back, I was able to interview, via Instagram private messaging, with Alan Sears of the deathcore band, Mortal Treason. We talk about the Mortal Treason Hiatus, Issues with the band’s former label, and ZAO References. Those first two specifically. I saved this interview specifically for the IVM Rebirth! Check it out!!!… Continued →