Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming

It’s really difficult to put certain acts into a genre, especially when it comes to a band that mixes styles. The amalgamation of inspiration leads fans to not only revel in their sheer inimitability, but also marvel at how well they can pull it off. Daylight Dies is a band that seems to mix the melodeath style of having those crushing harmonic lead guitars with the slow, down-tempo trudge of doom. One of America’s frontrunners in their genre, they released some of the best albums to come out of their musical realm. However, after four long years between Lost To The Living and still trying to triumph over the success that was Dismantling Devotion the band had quite a large order to fill.

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Last week we directed your attention to a pretty nifty sampler from Candlelight Records which featured the world premier of the track “The Paranoid” from Ihsahn’s upcoming solo release, Eremita. Now it seems other labels are ponying up and offering their own samplers, one of which is my favorite label,…

Sigh – In Somniphobia

SIGH In Somniphobia 01. Purgatorium 02. The Transfiguration Fear Lucid Nightmares 03. Lucid Nightmare 04. Somniphobia 05. L’excommunication a Minuit 06. Amnesia 07. Far Beneath the In-Between 08. Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils 09. Fall to the Thrall 10. Equale (a. Prelude, b. Fugato, c. Coda) [03/13/12] [Candlelight] You…

Abigail Williams – Becoming

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Absu – Abzu

Absu Abzu 01. Earth Ripper 02. Circles Of The Oath 03. Abraxus Connexus 04. Skrying In The Spirit Vision 05. Ontologically, It Became Time And Space 06. A Song For Ea [10/04/11] [Candlelight Records] Slayer’s Reign In Blood  can be basically defined by two main features: The huge impact it had…

Xerath – II

Xerath II 01. Unite To Defy 02. God Of The Frontlines 03. Reform Part III 04. The Call To Arms 05. Machine Insurgency 06. Sworn To Sacrifice 07. Enemy Incited Armageddon 08. Nuclear Self Eradication 09. Numbered Among The Dead 10. The Glorious Death [05/03/2011] [Candlelight Records] Xerath’s debut, aptly…