Metal

Artist: 
Kremlin
Label: 
self-released

Kremlin are... a band. I can't find any information about where they're from. Despite what you might think from the name, they don't sound Russian, but I genuinely have no idea.

Sounds Like: 
Black Sabbath
Sounds Like: 
Name: 
Alex Siegel
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
King 810
Label: 
Roadrunner Records

King 810 has released their second album La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God and it's nothing short of phenomenal. A lot of people may not like this album because honestly it’s a work of art. This isn’t just an album, it flows together song to song.

Sounds Like: 
Attika 7
Sounds Like: 
Xehanort
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
Testament
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

I really enjoyed Brotherhood of the Snake. I can be kind of picky when it comes to thrash metal, but I really enjoyed this song. The lyrics for the song are really good. I absolutely loved the beginning of this song, it is probably my favourite part. The lyric video was also great. You could see the lyrics clearly, and the art was cool. Although if you have epilepsy like myself I suggest watching with caution. Definitely listen to the song, though, and watch the video. If you enjoy good thrash metal  give this song a chance. 

Sounds Like: 
Death Angel
Sounds Like: 
Exodus
Name: 
Arabella Cavazos
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
WaldgeflUster
Label: 
Bind Rune recordings

IM LISTENING TO GERMAN HEAVY METAL THANK YOU FOR THE MEAL!

I have listened to this album for over 24 hours since I first checked it out, and it still feels fresh to me; If that isnt a good enough recomendation does the fact that I have never listened to metal before sell you?

This is an awesome album that while completely counter to my grandmothers standards of soft classical, made her go out and buy the album.

Seriously, this is amazing, play it.

Sounds Like: 
A Much Better Five Finger Death Punch
Sounds Like: 
Dio?
Name: 
Matthew owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
The Devil Wears Prada
Label: 
Rise Records

So, this single, called Daughter, is probably one of the better releases I have heard from Devil Wears Prada. It's definitely hype, and it's got it's own unique, heavy drops. The band's release of the music video brought with it a flurry of reviews, the video itself being the typical dark, black and white, seizure inducing stuff that we all love to see from TDWP. This song gives me hope for their upcoming album, though one is disappointed about the loss of their drummer Dan.

Sounds Like: 
Memphis May Fire
Sounds Like: 
Silverstein
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
Chelsea Grin
Label: 
Rise Records

Chelsea Grin is a deathcore band from Utah, and this track off of their new album titled "Self Inflicted" is very deathcore indeed. The intrumentals go hard, with heavy hitting drums and a dope guitar. The track is titled "Four Horseman" and although I had to look up the lyrics, I must say they do a well job to paint a picture of the mythological Four Horseman.
"We are the ones who ride
We're cold we're dead inside
In darkness we arise
Bringing this world's demise"

Sounds Like: 
Suicide Silence
Name: 
Ali Shareef
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2016
Artist: 
In Flames
Label: 
Single off of Battle

 The Single "The End" starts us off with a rising series of guitar rifts and continues with a rough but conducted the series of guitar rifts and drums are assisted by a range of male vocals. The vocals have a compelling range of soft singing to straight screaming, all paired symbiotically with the instrumentation. The lyrics themselves are more reminisent and forlone then angry, but paired with a more adament instrumentation, metal listeners will be pleased.

Sounds Like: 
insomnia
Sounds Like: 
melodic death
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/26/2016
Artist: 
Brujeria
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Initially I didn't really like "No Aceptan Imitaciones". It was a little heavier then what I prefer, but after listening to it a couple more times I grew to like it. The beginning is what mainly threw me off. It sounds really broken and robotic in the beginning, but once you're over that the rest of the song is pretty good. If you don't speak spanish to sum up the song its essentially saying fuck imitators, I'm the real shit. I'd definitely give it a listen if you're looking for something heavier. I enjoyed it although I prefer the less heavy stuff.

Sounds Like: 
Napalm Death
Sounds Like: 
Divine Heresy
Name: 
Arabella Cavazos
Date Reviewed: 
09/21/2016
Artist: 
Vorgrum
Label: 
Vorgrum

I've only recently gotten into the more heavier folk metal bands that my good man Andrew has introduced me to, but Vorgrum is one of the heaviest I've heard so far. This album was Vorgrum's final project, as the band underwent many changes to thir personnel, but I'm glad to see this album as a result. It's heavy, it's hard, and it's got it's own unique folk sound to it. The band did very well intermixing the elements of folk and black metal to create something that is at once aggressive and great to listen to.

Sounds Like: 
Northland
Sounds Like: 
Skyforger
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
09/21/2016
Artist: 
Black Crown Initiate
Label: 
eOne

Death metal band Black Crown Initiate released their second studio album Selves We Cannot Forgive via eOne Records. This album is their third release, following the EP Song of the Crippled Bull, as well as their first album The Wreckage of the Stars. I was initially drawn to Selves We Cannot Forgive because of my love for TechDeath, and for the most part I was very satisfied with this release. The album doesn't follow the typical direction that death metal follows, which actually really caught my attention.