Trivium are back with a new and much-anticipated album. The Sin and The Sentence can represent Trivium’s big comeback to their most raw, energic and powerful style, remembering me the reason why I first fell for them. The Sin and The Sentence feels like the logic evolution of Shogun , following the raw, brutal and… Read More Trivium are back to claim their place
Body Count are back with another brutal album and, particularly Ice-T, now close to 60 years old, show no sign of slowing down and present themselves at their best… once again. Their 1992 controversial hit ‘Cop Killer‘ may have been the way the world (apart from the underground west coast rap fans of Ice-T) got… Read More Body Count return guns blazing
Invidia, the new supergroup featuring members from Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Skinlab, released its fierce debut album As The Sun Sleeps.… Read More Nu-metal is not dead… and not bad: Invidia’s debut album under review
Six months after Scott Weiland’s tragic death from a drug overdose in 2015, Art of Anarchy found a replacement in Creed’s singer Scott Stapp. Now, Art of Anarchy’s second album, The Madness, represents a decidedly new direction for the group. Their electrical and vibrant sound is gone and, in its place, is something heavier and… Read More Art Of Anarchy forges new path (and loses identity) in wake of Scott Weiland’s tragic death
The Stage has struck me right from the start for its experimental concept. A concept that while familiar for Avenged Sevenfold (hereafter A7X), as earlier releases were actually marked by their creative experimentation, has been obliterated in their previous work. So far, that approach has rendered them far from perfect albums but absolutely great tracks.… Read More Are Avenged Sevenfold back on The Stage?
Apocalyptica‘s Shadowmaker has already left its mark on the band’s concept as it was the first album to have a permanent singer (the amazing Franky Peréz). The truth is, right from the start the album seems more solid but, consequently, less magic. To me, Apocalyptica have always been about their sounding, heavy and painful instrumental… Read More Shadowmaker: new approach, same magic
2015’s music scene under review… Read More 2015 Under the Radar (Part 1)
Nordic metal bands have always wondered me for its ability to transform something so brutal and raw into something so magical and rad as melodic death metal, in a way that most bands from other corners of the world don’t seem to attain. Swedish metal heads Despite seem to know how to carry the flag.… Read More IS DESPITE’S NEW ALBUM EPic?
Isolate and Medicate (I&M) is the album Seether were craving for after their soulless previous work, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray . Finally, after listening carefully to I&M, I get the distinct feeling I have been looking for from Seether since Karma and Effect : the feeling the good old Seether are finally… Read More THE GOOD OLD SEETHER ARE BACK, ALIVE AND KICKING (ASS) WITH ISOLATE & MEDICATE
A year ago (July, 15) Rise Against released The Black Market (TBM). An album that can turn out to be a decisive plot twist. I speak only for myself when I say Rise Against have surprised me (waiting for a political enraged album) by going further and releasing a political album (it’s Rise Against, what… Read More HAS RISE AGAINST’S THE BLACK MARKET CONQUERED THE FANS?