Saturday, March 12, 2011

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising [2011]


Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Origin: Tumba, Sweden

Surtur Rising is exactly what to expect from this Swedish Viking horde. They’ve pretty much stuck to their trademark formula, and that’s exactly what you would want in an AMON AMARTH release.

~ Braingell (Kelley Simms)



Surtur Rising

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dance Gavin Dance - Downtown Battle Mountain [2011]


Genre: Post-Hardcore
Origin: California, USA
So while it might not have been the triumphant return to form that many Dance Gavin Dance fans (including myself) were looking for, it’s still a solid, engaging, catchy and technically impressive post-hardcore release, even if it’s hard and a little overbearing to get through in one listen, and even if you find yourself only returning to the same two or three tracks to get your fix. 
~ SputnikMusic (Connor Welsh)



Downtown Battle Mountain II

Monday, March 7, 2011

Funeral for a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon [2011]


Genre: Post-Hardcore
Origin: Wales, UK

Yes, yes, yes! Funeral for a Friend have gone back to their roots, and are as badass as they used to be. No more crap about fishermen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scale the Summit - The Collective [2011]


Genre: Progressive Metal
Origin: Texas, USA

One of the best instrumental progressive metal bands out there have finally released a new album. This is what Between the Buried and Me would sound like if they were instrumental... so listen to this. Now.



The Collective

Friday, February 25, 2011

Anomalous - Ohmnivalent [2011]


Genre: Technical / Death Metal
Origin: California, USA

Br00talz technical death metal. Listen and let your ears bleeeeeed!



Ohmnivalent

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

And So I Watch You From Afar - Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch (Single) [2010]


Genre: Math-Rock / Post-Rock
Origin: Belfast, UK

And, in waiting for their new album, we'll have to make do with this. The immensely talented quartet are at it again, delivering technical, yet catchy, melodies right and left.



Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch