Metal

Artist: 
Evil Invaders
Label: 
Napalm Records

1980 era sounds mixed with what appears to be Thrashmetal, Rapid glottal stops flying at you from the bridge distorter of a fender. Normally with metal I notice pronunciation and general Vocal differences, This album however has some BAD   A** Guitar Solo material from your Metal obsessed mothers wet dreams. Seriously cool this is. Basically Retro Metal with new vocal distortion, which you wouldnt think would work, BUT IT DOES!!!

Sounds Like: 
Led Zeppelin
Sounds Like: 
Dio
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
Arch Enemy
Label: 
Trooper Records

Arch Enemy recently released their new album Will To Power on Trooper Records. The single “The World Is Yours” was released previously, and as a metalhead, it has me very excited for this new album. The melodic death metal group, fronted by one of metal’s best female vocalists Alissa White-Gluz, has really stamped their names on the metal scene. Alissa’s vocals are sounding absolutely incredible, but my favorite aspect of the track might be Jeff Loomis’ amazing guitar work.

Sounds Like: 
Amon Amarth
Sounds Like: 
The Agonist
Name: 
Joshua Fenderson
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
August Burns Red
Label: 
Fearless Records

This song is definitely a headbanger. Off of their hihgly anticipated 7th album Phantom Anthem, this single is not a far cry from their metalcore roots. Very technical but yet has that same sound August Burns Red is known for. Overall an enjoyable song and a great introduction into their new album. The metalcore band formed in 2003 in Pennslyvania.

Sounds Like: 
Asking Alexandria
Sounds Like: 
I Killed the Prom Queen
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
King Parrot
Label: 
Housecore records

Be careful when playing this record, The tracks are hard to understand and the track order is messed up wherever you look. do not play more than one song from it at any given time, or you could wind up accidentally playing a song that uses 'Cunt' 'Piss' or 'Arse' that only a few listeners will understand.

Sounds Like: 
Blood Duster
Sounds Like: 
Cattle Decapitation
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
Vhäldemar
Label: 
Fighter Records

This band is really good. Vhäldemar released their fourth full length album off of Fighter Records "Against All Kings". This sounds like Rush in the best possible way. Its classic heavy metal and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this album. This will appeal to a lot of younger individuals into classic rock and the older generations. The vocals are strong with really decent screams, similar to Slayer. Super tight guitar riffs and typical thrash/heavy metal guitar solos appear in this album.

Sounds Like: 
Rush
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
Oceano
Label: 
Sumerian Records

If you are looking for exemplary deathcore, look no further! Oceano's newest release really delivers some great metal. Both of the singles I listened to are extremely heavy, which is to be expected. Vocalist Adam Warren's vocals immediately stand out. In the two songs, he spans a diverse range of vocal tone, using many techniques such as low screams and death growls. The guitar tone is amazingly brutal. Obviously, the guitar is tuned low and the tone is heavy as a truck! Lastly, the drums are just fantastic.

Sounds Like: 
Whitechapel
Sounds Like: 
Thy Art is Murder
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
09/19/2017
Artist: 
Phantoms
Label: 
Outerloop Records

Review of "Screaming on the Inside" album by Phantoms

Sounds Like: 
The Used
Sounds Like: 
August Burns Red
Sounds Like: 
A Day To Remember
Name: 
Jon S. Rice
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2017
Artist: 
WAGE WAR
Label: 
FEARLESS RECORDS

Meet them in the dark, they apparently are heartless, man those threats. Lyrics boil down to continuous statements of their lack of moral limitations or care for your opinions. The vocals are borderline between Aliencore and Metalcore. The instrumentals are fairly standard if rapid, though they do implement an interesting distortion to their guitars. Generally a pretty acceptable song.

Sounds Like: 
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Sounds Like: 
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2017
Artist: 
SOLARIS
Label: 
EONE

Gollumn, How nice to here from you again! what? you arent gollumn? you... are a Heavymetal band? I... don't Understand? Wait, really? There is no polish on the majority of these songs, you drown out your guitar, and that things melody is the only obviously major difference in some of these songs!

Sounds Like: 
Skalmold
Sounds Like: 
Of Mice & Men
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2017
Artist: 
Dead Cross
Label: 
Ipecac Records

Dead Cross, and their album Dead Cross, give us a glimpse into the anger and hatred that brings out the loudest and grittiest screams in all of us. With a flurry of fast-paced sound and hard-hitting vocals, Dead Cross’s first track Seizure and Desist drops you right into the band’s pooled rage at the system, and makes your blood jump with high overtones and contrasting dark sounds. While a good half of this album has words disallowed on air, that doesn’t mean the songs themselves are without merit.

Sounds Like: 
Head Wound City
Sounds Like: 
United Nations
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2017
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