Tempel – The Moon Lit Our Path

Each year, there’s one instrumental album that simply takes them all. Last year, it was the somber and enfolding Telepathy with 12 Areas.. It’s time to introduce you to this year’s paragon: The Moon Lit Our Path by Tempel. What many instrumental albums lack, and not just within metal, is poise: the ability to revolve perfectly…

Hey! Listen To Iona Grove!

I recently wrote on Facebook that no genre makes me scroll past a band’s name more than “progressive”. That was possibly a lie; it’s actually metalcore. Both genres share the unfortunate malady of mislabeling. Almost all of the bands that use their names as a genre definition have nothing to…

Beyond Creation Release Playthrough Video For “L’exorde”

Montreal tech death outfit Beyond Creation have put out the first of several planned playthrough videos from their stellar sophomore album Earthborn Evolution [review], wherein the band (sans drummer Phillippe Boucher) tear through the sweet but short “L’exorde.” Beyond Creation are one of those bands that have received practically universal acclaim from…

Entombed A.D. Too Rich for Metal Alliance’s Blood; Tour Officially “Cancelled” (But Not Really)

The Metal Alliance tour has been “cancelled”, for reasons fans, and, more interestingly, the bands don’t fully understand yet. And by “cancelled”, I naturally mean that the tour will continue on as planned, with two exceptions: one; the tour will no longer be associated in any way with the Metal…