Tag: melodic death metal

February 18, 2021

May 8, 2020

Song of the Day: Extol - Reflections of a Broken Soul

When Extol’s first album came out in 1998, the Christian hard music scene had been dominated by hardcore and the then-developing metalcore sound. This was being spearheaded prominently by labels like Solid State Records (a division of Tooth & Nail), and Facedown Records. Enter Norway’s Extol. No one quite knew what to do with them. Sure, there was still an active underground metal scene, but Solid State had not signed any heavy metal bands yet–only hardcore bands that dabbled in metal.… Continued →

April 24, 2019

REVIEW : Cruentis - Alpha and Omega

This 5-song EP contains 3 songs of melodic death metal (tracks 2-4) sandwiched in between 2 longer, unusual songs that genre-wise feature a hybrid of nu metal, doom metal and some classical instrumentation. Stylistically, the middle 3 tracks are similar to bands like Pantokrator, World to Ashes and similar melodeath bands (or In Flames and At the Gates from a mainstream perspective), but there is not a huge emphasis on the lead guitar. These are the strongest tracks with the most cohesive sound.… Continued →

March 30, 2019

October 28, 2018

Lament Announce New Album, Release Lyric Videos

Mexican melodic death metal band Lament have been churning out metal for the masses since the 1990s. They have recently announced the issuing of a new album, The Ancient Battle of the Saints, to be released sometime this year. They are also featuring a lyric video from the album’s lead single, Apostle of Hypocrisy. So far, it sounds like a foray into straight-forward old school death metal, having played with some more melodic and slower styles across their existence.… Continued →

September 12, 2017

August 22, 2017

August 5, 2017

Bloodline Severed teases new material, lineup instability and a possible new project

The progressive melodic death metal djent band, (longest genre explanation ever), Bloodline Severed has teased some new things. The band is working on new material. Unfortunately, after the release of their previous album, Process of Progression in April, the band apparently went through some lineup changes. Founding member John Snyder have left the band.
The band has also teased a new project coming up, but no further mention other than it is a possibility. No name has been announced, no lineup, or anything else has been announced at this point.… Continued →

January 20, 2017

Fleshkiller Announces New Vocalist

Fleshkiller has announced that they have a new vocalist. The band started last year as a supergroup with members Ole Børud (Extol, Schaliach) and Peter Dalbakk (Vardoger, Schaliach) started the project and later added on Drummer Andreas Skorpe Sjøen. On January 10, 2017, Børud went to Facebook with a video of good news and bad news. Dalbakk is no longer apart of the band, as he is busy with life, but the band announced his replacement.… Continued →

December 16, 2016

November 16, 2016

The Agony Scene Working on a New EP

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. Since 2013, the band played a few shows in 2014 with Living Sacrifice, and Project 86. The band recently has put out a statement stating they are working on a new EP, their first release since Get Damned (what a title) in 2007.… Continued →

November 2, 2016

Bloodline Severed Releases New Single

Djent/Melodic Death Metal act Bloodline Severed released their first single, “Fire”, off of the long awaited album. The band began in 1998 as Markd, before switching names in 2003 to Bloodline Severed. Though the band has been signed to labels such as Red Cord and Bombworks, they are currently independent. The band worked with former guitarist Derek Corzine (ex-Aletheian, ex-Whisper from Heaven, Blood Thirsty) for the production and recording of the track, and I believe, the whole album.… Continued →

October 18, 2016

Your Chance to Die Sign to Dave Ellefson's EMP, New Album "Ex-Nihilo" Set to Be Released Early 2017, Plans to Tour

Melodic death metallers Your Chance to Die have recently joined Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson’s label, EMP Label Group and EMP Underground. The band has announced plans for the band’s fourth album, Ex-Nihilo and they will try to release the album in early 2017 and plan on touring on this record. Your Chance to Die started in 2007 with couple Missi (Vocals) and Coca Avila (Guitars) and Drummer Daniel Todd. Since then the band has had a revolving lineup with the Avilias staying on.… Continued →

May 26, 2014

Exclusive: Afterimage - Inborn Disintegration

We are thrilled to premiere the music video for Afterimage’s “Inborn Disintegration”. If you’re unfamiliar with the group they produce a melodic death metal band that blends elements of both American & European styles. If you have yet to pick up their latest album, titled Unveil The Unseen, you are are seriously missing out. For fans of Extol, Scar Symmetry, and Disarmonia Mundi.… Continued →

January 19, 2014

REVIEW : Solamors - Depravity's Demise

Jason Wisdom and Alex Kinas (formerly) of Becoming the Archetype team up with Travis Turner (Aletheian) to bring a new album that blends the combined member's past work with a hopeful new future. But, can "Depravity's Demise" get out from the shadow of the often similar "Celestial Completion"? Read on to find out.

June 30, 2013

REVIEW : Extol - Self Titled

After eight years of silence, Extol is back and is ready to draw you in with melodic riffs and creative beats. Check out the review to find out if it was worth waiting eight years for this album.