Krosis – Solem Vatem

“Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere” is the phrase that comes to mind when contemplating Salem Vatem, the 2nd full length album from Krosis, the Raleigh, NC based progressive deathcore band. The food is the music served to us, filling our mental plate with meaty breakdowns while also providing a variety of…

Entheos – Dark Future

Progressive death metal outfit Entheos have had a productive three years, to say the least. 2015 saw their formation, shortly followed by the release of their debut EP Primal. 2016 saw the departure of founding guitarist Frank Costa and the introduction of their new guitarist, Malcolm Pugh. Frank had already recorded all of the rhythm guitars for the bands first full length album, so Malcolm came in and knocked out the lead guitars so that The Infinite Nothing could be unleashed upon the world. Only two months after the album’s release, the band announced the departure of Malcolm Pugh and in the same breath announced that former Scale the Summit guitarist Travis LeVrier would be taking his place in the band permanently. Now, in the latter half of 2017 we have received their second album, Dark Future, recorded in the early part of this year.

Editors’ Picks: April 2017

Man, 2017, y’all. We realize that it’s kind of our m.o. to be proponents of the whole “Golden Age of Metal” narrative and be incredibly positive about the consistently great level of stuff that is being put out from pretty much every part of the musical spectrum, but it’s such an easy thing to do when we are so constantly bombarded with new material that utterly consumes our attention. Even in months where one of us might not have as many new albums that really impressed them, without doubt there will be another one who could barely keep up because of all the superb releases from genres they pay close attention to. This April has certainly been no different in that regard, and we have a whole slew of top-notch albums to recommend to you all.

Within The Ruins – Halfway Human

It’s never a great feeling to see a creative band struggle to find its identity. It’s even more painful when the band is so close to getting the formula right, but just can’t seem to put in the extra effort to connect the pieces. Perhaps Halfway Human is a more apt title than it initially sounds for Within the Ruins’s fifth album. Halfway to perfection, and entirely human with its flaws. Shining beacons of brilliance stuffed in between songs seemingly written in auto-pilot make this an enjoyable, yet disappointing experience.

The Schoenberg Automaton – Apus

Yo, to be totally honest for a second? It doesn’t really matter for shit how good your riffs are if you can’t string them together properly. There’s a real art in graceful transitions connecting various melodic barrages, and even if it sometimes seems easy to throw in a quick pause…

PREMIERE: Ænimus Debut New Track ‘Inertia’; Detail New Album

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus have teamed up with Heavy Blog is Heavy to unleash a brand new track entitled ‘Inertia’, from their forthcoming as of yet untitled debut album. The band also released a teaser video clip earlier this week featuring lead guitarist Brian ‘Deebs’ James playing through one of the solos from the song.…

The Union: New TTDTE

For those unknowing of the way of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, these guys are currently a 3 piece band that walk the borders of technical metalcore/deathcore and mathcore with every song. Their discography currently only consists of two albums (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Danza II: The Electric…

New Born Of Osiris is Actually Great

When listening to Born Of Osiris’s first album The New Reign, I thought it was pretty good. In all honesty, I expected worse due to them being lumped in with the deathcore crowd. The long and repetitive breakdowns didn’t help either. Well this past week, BoO have uploaded two new…