Necrowretch – With Serpents Scourge

A quick search for the Rhône-Alpes region of France will point the inquisitive mind to the renowned peak of Mont Blanc, the world class vineyards around Lyon or the picturesque Lake Annecy; not towards a black/death metal band. Yet such is the variety of life in the modern age. Necrowretch is a…

Ingested – The Architect of Extinction

Every year sees progression in metal. Clean vocals, layer after layer of programming and the rise to prominence of technically challenging material has took up roots in metal as thy knows it. Ingested have been plying their trade since the “golden” days of deathcore and, while only borrowing some elements of…

Century Media Honoring “Lost” Nachtmystium Pre-Orders; Drop Nachtmystium

While we haven’t been covering the issues surrounding Nachtmystium main man Blake Judd very closely, you’re all surely familiar with the controversy surrounding the group’s latest release The World We Left Behind. Apparently, Judd was selling pre-orders of what was supposed to be the group’s last effort through the band’s…

Vattnet Viskar Defy The ‘Mythos’

Black metal young guns Vattnet Viskar are one of the up and coming black metal bands that I can’t get enough of. After hearing their 2011 demo, I was hooked. Their upcoming debut Sky Swallower sounds promising, and now we’re getting our first taste of it with ‘Mythos’. Hear it below!…

iwrestledabearonce – Late For Nothing

Iwrestledabearonce have been dividing the metal community for years. On one side, you have the fans — the ones who will defend the bands every move and talk nothing but positive things about their music. Then, you have the other side of the coin, where those denounce the band, calling them generic, or gimmicky. Their first two records ultimately didn’t help, as many metal fans today are still either for or against the band. Regardless of where you stand, it’s easy to see that the band have matured a lot since their inception, at least musically. Would this maturation be enough to sway those naysayers with their third studio album Late For Nothing, or would these two camps remain divided by a thick black line?