Tag: progressive metal
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.… 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.… Continued →
May 29, 2019
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.… 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
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.… Continued →
June 20, 2017
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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.… 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.… 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.
March 24, 2012
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
Grab your spears, there's trouble brewing. Ok, false alarm... it's just some good music you need to check out.