Soreption – Engineering The Void

Technical death metal is both enthused about and disregarded by much of the online metal community, with claims of the genre being merely a showcase for guitar wankery and lacking any real substance. However every now and then a band release an album which wholly encapsulates the genre while, at the same time, crushes those misconceptions. Sweden’s Soreption may very well have done that with their new LP Engineering The Void. After only a few spins of this record, naysayers will have their work cut out for them to pigeon hole the genre so mindlessly.

Torche Sign To Relapse Records

Pop-sludge extraordinaires Torche seems like the kind of band that should have already found a happy home at leading underground label Relapse Records, but apparently that wasn’t the case until now. As the band put finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012’s celebrated Harmonicraft — which was released by skateboard…

Lorelei Release Debut Album, Lore Of Lies

We’ve been waiting the better part of a year to hear the debut album from North Carolina-based symphonic and progressive deathcore act Lorelei. The album has been undergoing production down to the wire until its release last night, and it has blown us away. Shades of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Betraying The…

The Haunted Are ‘My Enemy

So it would seem the old-school version of The Haunted are undoubtedly back with the release of a new EP Eye Of The Storm and a new/old lineup to boot. If you’ve followed the band’s trajectory from the beginning, through visceral and thrashy death metal to more melodic and subdued territory, you’ll…