Tag: progressive metal

June 5, 2020

REVIEW : Shadow Puncher - All Glory to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords Part II

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

May 29, 2019

Introducing: When Forever Ends

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

January 16, 2018

REVIEW : The Beckoning - The Desolation of War

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

REVIEW : God - God II: Jesus Christ - The Origin, The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

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

IVM Premiere: The Beckoning Release New Artwork for "The Desolation of War"

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

September 15, 2017

August 18, 2017

August 5, 2017

June 20, 2017

BioGenesis - Brood of Vipers

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

Mantric entering the studio in April

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

January 15, 2017

November 21, 2016

November 1, 2016

Final Surrender Release New Album, "Nothing But Void" in India

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

June 26, 2014

Three by Numbers

REVIEW : Numbers - Three

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

Esoteric Symbolism Cover Art

REVIEW : TERAMAZE - Esoteric Symbolism

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

REVIEW : A Feast For Kings - Hell On Earth

"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

February 7, 2014

REVIEW : Mayfly - Vereor Deus, Non Dogma

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

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.

June 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

REVIEW : Alive in the Dark - Advent

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.

March 24, 2012

REVIEW : The Burial - Lights and Perfections

The Burial have found a great family in Facedown Records and have a bright future ahead of them. With the talent they have acquired already, there is nowhere to go but upwards from here. Make sure to comment!

May 26, 2009