Newsflash: The War Inside – by Meka Nism!

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Gothic Metal is dead, right? And all thunder got sucked out of Melodic and Symphonic Metal already? Dry heaves left only, and we look forward to the next Nightwish album with awful dread, right?

Well, correct for Nightwish. But a firm ‘hell no’ as new talent goes. There is still hope on the horizon, whatever faint the outlook may be. 

Meet the Orlando, FL based, highly talented 5-piece Meka Nism and their newest EP The War Inside.

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Van Halst – World of Make Believe (2016) – Review

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I can tell you what they are not. Van Halst are not some sort of an Evanescence clone, as was suggested by some.

Their debut World of Make Believe features some pretty strong similarities for sure. But they don’t imitate the typical sound of the latter, nor should they. If there has been a typical style left, that is, after the unhappy departure of the old band around Ben Moody.

Van Halst deploy a much fresher and – I daresay – a more thoughtful brand. Too tough and more varied than their alleged idols. And this is a good thing. … [...] Click to raid more!