You have records that follow you around like some sort of a ghost. They lurk in the background, hide in the corners of your auditory senses. With a sound that is kinda good, but not really good. Sturdy metal that should warrant your attention, but then again doesn’t really captivate. Because the vile mainstream raises its ugly head each time you pick up the record, out of a morass of same, same but different. Stuff we somehow heard before in a misty broth of elements loosely strung together with guitar strings. This so happened with … [...] Click to raid more!
Talk about boundless energy. I am listening to the 2015 3rd studio album Time Stands Still of Unleash the Archers. And holy shit, these guys take off like a fucking rocket on steroids. Only this is one of those hate/love affairs all over again. Something is rotten in this record that has received mostly positives to date. When frankly, it is not all infinitive bliss. Yeah, you heard that one right: It is technically flawless, but looking at it as the sum of all parts? Not so sure.
Unleash The Archers perform a brand of … [...] Click to raid more!
You know, I like Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal. I really do. It is usually more melodious and varied than the more straightforward types of metal that are existing out there. And after a weekend of down’n’dirty metal crunch, some Symphonic band-aid to soothe my bleeding ears is a welcome change. But here I am listening to the Spanish/Norwegian Gothic Metal band of two+ Sirenia‘s latest studio album The Seventh Life Path. And already I am confused.
No doubt: The talent at work is impressive. Morten Veland founded the gig back in 2001, the … [...] Click to raid more!
You know what? The Swedish band Tiamat‘s 2012 album The Scarred People sounds like Moonspell on a sunny day. Minus the evil menace the latter exude throughout their productions. I know – the Moonspell line was already present on the Wildhoney review, but what can I do? You could also argue that it is some weird mixture of Type O Negative and The Sisters of Mercy.
The stylish turncoat attitude is very prevalent with Tiamat – actually an attitude to be applauded. They clearly do not want to be put into silos and I … [...] Click to raid more!