Boston act Converge have always been considered as one of the most inspiring, intense, important and influential metal/hardcore bands of all time and that's something the band proves once again on their new full length, called All We Love We Leave Behind.
The Fins of the northern death metal band Omnium Gatherum impressed us all back in 2011 with New World Shadows, there previous album. That album was more to be described as melodic metal, whereas their sound has now more evolved into a progressive unity.
Beyond is the band's sixth album and with some new band members, it sets another important mile stone in the evolution of Omnium Gatherum.
Kamikaze Test Pilots is a band that is heavily influenced by System of a Down, that's pretty clear as far as the sound goes. However, it's not just a rip-off version of this talented and renowned band. It actually sounds pretty impressive. More impressive than I had expected, that's for sure.
From London hails a new metal band which can already be seen as a new NWOBHM band. We're talking about Breed Of Burden who have released their very first full length, called The World Is Sick.
Suicidal Angels is a Greek trash metal band that was created in 2001 by guitarist and singer Nick Melissourgos as a school project. but it wasn't until somewhere in January 2007 that the band started recording their first full length album entitled "Eternal Domination" which was released in July later that year. During that same period, the band did several tours with bands like Rotting Christ, Kreator, Massacre and many more.
Coming forth from Germany, is Majesty. A band formed by vocalist Tarek “MS” Maghary. Quickly after the release of their debut album, ‘Keep It True’ (2000), the band started to build up a its reputation and soon after became more and more popular (but mostly underground). Their popularity kept growing and they toured with bands like U.D.O. and Mystic Prophecy.
The first thing I read when unpacking this cd was TANK. Alright a new record of the beloved British band is nice present. When taking a closer look to the artwork it appealed to be a bit strange for a band like them, so maybe a band with the same name? Nope, when taking a look to the side of the cd, there it stood: Think of A New Kind… ToANK… ok, mystery solved then, let’s hear what ToANK has to offer!
The first new Antidote album in 21 years, “No Peace In Our Time”, is a way back to the Old School produced by the band and mastered by Howie Weinberg. Just in time to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of NY hardcore, this album they themselves describe as hard as fuck old school. It also has Agnostic Front Roger Miret on it on the track Rise Above.
Candy Hearts are the first to work with Chad Gilbert's new label, Violently Happy Records. Not only that,”The Best Ways to Disappear” is also produced by Chad. So the EP is an indication of what's to come, both the band and the label have options to become the next best thing.
30 years and 40 albums later The Meteors haven't lost a bit of their uncompromising attitude and this new release contains the elements that have always made up The Meteors brand of "Pure Psychobilly".