Rapidfire Reviews: Anti-Mortem & Betraying the Martyrs

Betraying the Martyrs – Phantom [07/15/14] [Sumerian Records] The Sumerian machine has given the metal community plenty to get divisive about in the past and only continues to keep this trend alive with the new release from Betraying The Martyrs. Phantom sounds tremendous in parts with keys, blended harsh and clean vocals…

Lorelei Release Video for Sanguine

Gimmicks. Gimmicks are a terrible plague, especially in the world of metal. It seems as if we can’t live without them but this writer refuses to get used to it. Makeup, additional band members, cool locations or clothes, these are no replacements for what we’re all here for: music. So…

Darkest Hour Continue By The Starlight

It’s only been two days since the last little taste we got of Darkest Hour’s upcoming release and the band have already released yet another single. The last track, ‘Rapture in Exile’, was a pit-inducing ditty, exemplifying the band’s disposition towards their trademark blend of death metal and thrash. However, this new track…

Trivium Unveil Video for Through Blood and Dirt and Bone

This one needs no introduction. Veterans Trivium have unveiled a new video through their track ‘Through Blood and Dirt and Bone’ from Vengeance Falls. The video is comprised entirely of live footage of the band doing what they do best: delivering energetic and convincing performances of their extensive back catalog. Check out the full video…

From The Obscura Split Rises Alkaloid

A few days ago we covered the departure of two of the key members of death metal wizards Obscura. While admittedly casting a shadow over the band’s future, we asked whether the departure was truly a death knell for the band, as the main driving force behind it, i.e guitarist and vocalist Steffen…

Marmozets Captivate You

Formulas are double edged swords. On one hand, they serve to make an artist memorable and iconic. On the other, they can quickly grow stale, especially when established prior to any major release. Keeping this in mind, we approach the new single released by Marmozets, a band that has their own…