Tag: progressive metal
May 1, 2021
British progressive power metal band Balance of Power is what I would consider a unappreciated gem in the genre. Forming in circa 1995, they have release 5 full lengths & one comp. Vocalist Lance King eventually joined in 1997 & left in 2003 & I would think he is the most well known member as he was in Pyramaze, Avian, Defyance, Ilium & Shining Star, all of whom I have heard over the years.… Continued →
April 2, 2021
Is it a bit pompous to call your band “God”? Maybe. But what’s particularly interesting about this band is we know nothing about them. Band members are completely anonymous. Is it even a band, or a solo project? Where are they from? No idea. Because the project is completely designed to “Challenge you to consider Him as well as your life & death through the power of music,” they figured the best way to do that was anonymously.… Continued →
March 20, 2021
Veio is a crossover Oregon band that has a progressive metal sound akin to Tool & Deftones & being a fan of Maynard’s voice, I was happy when I found about this band on another Christian online radio site. Their mainstream song was Flare of Defiance & they have toured with other crossover bands Red & Starset .… Continued →
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 →
May 8, 2020
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.… Continued →
May 29, 2019
Today’s introduction is for the underground technical/progressive metal band – When Forever Ends. The band comes recommended by a friend so I gave this song “Breach The Borders” a solid listen and was pleasantly surprised with the production & technicality of it all. This band pulls all the best elements from bands like August Burns Red, Impending Doom, For Today, Oh Sleeper, and AILD into one amazing blend that will keep listeners on their toes.… Continued →
October 18, 2018
Canadian metallurgic alchemists The Beckoning have posted a new song on for streaming. Mixing progressive, gothic and extreme metal sounds to pleasing results, the track clocks in at a lengthy 10:36! Let’s hope this is a sign of a new album soon. The track can be found on their Bandcamp page.… Continued →
January 16, 2018
Canadian progressive death metallers The Beckoning have been making noise since 2010. This release combines two earlier demos—Desolate (2014) and War (2012) into one remastered full-length. Truly progressive, this 4-song clocks in at over 29 minutes, making it either a very long EP, or a full-length with only 4 songs, depending on one’s perspective.… Continued →
December 16, 2017
This mysterious band has been making music since 2016. Their website states, “GOD will challenge you to consider your life, death through the power of music.” While I am in contact with the band members, repeated requests for information regarding the member(s) have been unsuccessful—even to the point of denying my request to know which country the band is from.… Continued →
November 7, 2017
The extreme progressive metal band, The Beckoning have announced the new title of their upcoming re-release, their first release through their new label, Nosral Recordings. The album is a release of their EPs, Desolate and War, put together and simply titled The Desolation of War. The tracks have been remastered by Luke Dinan (Children of Wrath) and will be available December 29, 2017.… Continued →
October 19, 2017
The Beckoning has officially left the collection of bands that are independent. The label, known as Nosral Recordings, has signed the progressive metal band and are re-releasing their EPs War and Desolate as one collection. The label is growing rather considerably for something formed earlier this year. … Continued →
September 15, 2017
Check out this review of Fleshkiller's debut album, "Awaken"
August 18, 2017
August 5, 2017
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.… Continued →
June 20, 2017
BioGenesis are very excited to announce their latest single ‘Brood of Vipers’ off the new album ‘A Decadence Divine’ which was produced by Kruse FX. ‘Brood of Vipers’ tells the tragic story of the Salem witch trails and the hypocrisy that went along with those early Salem witch hunts. The new album ‘A Decadence Divine’ was just released on May 26, 2017 and has been getting great reviews from critics and fans alike.… Continued →
March 26, 2017
March 13, 2017
The prog metal act Mantric has announced they will be entering the studio in April. For those who don’t know who Mantric is, they are the members of the band known as Lengsel, formerly of Solid State Records. The band formed in 2007 in Oslo, Norway. The band has hosted all the members of Lengsel, David Husvik from Extol, and Anders Lidal of Benea Reach.… Continued →
February 5, 2017
It has been announced that Ohio’s prog/death band, BioGenesis, will release their long awaited 3rd album in March of this year. The album will be titled “A Decadence Divine” and will be released on Roxx Records. Their new song “Tears of God” can be heard below. Let us know what you think in the comments below and if you plan on picking this one up.… 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 →
November 21, 2016
Today, I am posting a list of Christian Metal bands from the old days that aren’t mentioned very often when talking about Christian metal. Most of them tend to be Nu-metal, ironically, even though the 90’s was the time for Nu-Metal/Rapcore. 5. Oficina G3 Oficina G3 is a Christian prog metal act from the late 80’s.… Continued →
November 1, 2016
Final Surrender, a Bangalore-based Christian folk/progressive metalcore band, took to the streets of India with their new album, Nothing But Void on October 26, 2016. The band formed in 2007, but didn’t progress until 2013, when the band released Empty Graves in 2013. The band released Nothing But Void in India only, but has a release date for United States and the rest of the world, released by Rottweiler Records.… Continued →
July 20, 2014
Following 2012's modest "Return to Life," War of Ages return to form with "Supreme Chaos." But, is this album a worthy addition to WOA's impressive discography? Find out here.
June 26, 2014
Numbers carve out a niche for themselves with Three. The album smashes together technical metal riffs, copious electronic elements, touches of jazz, and strong vocals of both the clean and screamed variety. Read on for the full review.
May 11, 2014
TERAMAZE is a powerhouse band of incredible musicians who deliver over and over again throughout the long duration of Esoteric Symbolism, though the album is not quite perfect. Read on for the full review.
April 4, 2014
"AFFK certainly is not a retread of UnderOath or other worn sounds. They blaze their own trail. In many ways, they are what August Burns Red recently laid down the gauntlet for bands to be; they are unique, passionate, heavy, and something entirely their own. If Hell on Earth is a taste of things to come, fans will certainly be left craving more."
March 20, 2014
In our epic conclusion to Demon Hunter Week, frontman and lead singer Ryan Clark personally selects and answers ten questions from our fan questions thread. Enjoy.
February 7, 2014
Progressive ("recycled") Nu-metal act Mayfly will release their new EP "Vereor Deus, Non Dogma" next week through Voluminous Records. With a sound that blends the Deftones and Staple with some more modern touches, this is a band that is set to stand out by default in a sea of "more of the same" heavy music.
June 30, 2013
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.
June 11, 2013
April 11, 2013
Union City, NJ progressive metal act Alive in the Dark are back with "Advent." With a sound that blends August Burns Red, Texas in July, and Inhale Exhale, is this album fit to be your next addiction? Read on to find out.