Feb 212018
 

My Epic have released a companion video to their recent single ‘Of Wilderness.’ This short film is a commentary and behind the scenes look at the making of and concept behind the band’s upcoming EP “Ultraviolet.”

“Ultraviolet” will be released on March 30 via Facedown Records, you can listen to the brand new song ‘Of Wilderness’ now, check out the lyric video below.

My Epic’s latest project is actually two projects, a diptych of EPs conceptualized to address a common theme from two different points of view. Dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Continue reading »

Fleshkiller – “Awaken”

 Posted by on February 12, 2018 at 00:40  No Responses »
Feb 122018
 

For a lot many fans of Extol, Fleshkiller’s first album has served a long wait. These Norwegian djent tech death metal folks are out with their debut album “Awaken” which was released under the record banner of Facedown records (NA) / Indie Recording (Europe) on the 15th Of September 2017. What started as a side project by Ole Børud (of the progressive metal band Extol) and Peter Dalbakk (of the Vardøger fame) completed their line up when they pulled in Andreas Skorpe Sjøen (of the Umpfel fame) to fill in drums and Ole Vistnes (of the Shining,Tristania fame) to rumble in the bass. Peter Dalbakk eventually called it quits (for familial reasons) and the band saw Elisha Mullins filling in his shoes.

We’ve had a great deal of talented bands from the Scandinavian belt and one thing that’s omnipresent in all their music is strong melody, engaging riffs and catchy chorus, well Fleshkiller’s hasn’t fallen far from the tree and their lyrics suggest Christian preaching. I’ve given multiple listens to this album before writing my review, and that’s not because I was trying to figure out what I must speak of them but because I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their music. Continue reading »

Feb 082018
 

My Epic have announced a two part concept project. The first EP of the project “Ultraviolet” will be released on March 30 via Facedown Records and you can listen to the brand new song ‘Of Wilderness’ now, check out the lyric video below.

The second part, “Violence”, will be released in late 2018.

My Epic’s latest project is actually two projects, a diptych of EPs conceptualized to address a common theme from two different points of view. Dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Continue reading »

Your Memorial – “Self-Titled”

 Posted by on January 5, 2018 at 22:13  No Responses »
Jan 052018
 

Metalcore band Your Memorial, from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, are back with their last release, a self-titled EP. The band was founded in 2008 and they released three studio albums before this last EP. On May 9 in 2017 the band announced that they were disbanding. On November 11, 2017 they played their final show. Now let’s check their last EP out;

First track of this five-song EP is called ‘Degenerate’ and it begins with a menacing sound and the brutality and heaviness don’t let you wait for too long. The drumkit is almost smashed to pieces when it all begins. Totally no sign of degeneration here. Compared tot heir previous album “Redirect” this album follows suit and picks up where they left with that album. The riffs and screams are, as always, perfectly intserspersed with clean vocals. Continue reading »

War of Ages – “Alpha”

 Posted by on December 31, 2017 at 00:44  No Responses »
Dec 312017
 

War of Ages show no signs of letting up in their 8th release, Alpha, which is sure to be a favorite among the metalcore crowd.

By now most even remotely aware of metalcore have at least heard of War of Ages, but just in case, the Erie, PA band was actually formed in 2002 as Point Zero and their first album was under the War of Ages name on Facedown Records imprint Strike First Records in 2005.  Since then, the band has endured a number of lineup changes and produced  seven more studio albums as well as touring with some big names in heavy music, including Battlecross, Soilwork, Throwdown, and As I Lay Dying.  In the past, the band has worked with Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) for recording and engineering on Return to Life (2012), as well as Josh Barber (Norma Jean) and Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today) on a later album. In keeping with the idea of working with top talent for production and engineering, Alpha was produced and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, August Burns Red, All That Remains).

I still remember the early days of War of Ages when they were advertised as a hardcore band with guitar solos, a concept that still sounds awesome to me and brings to mind Lights, Camera-era Suicidal Tendencies and some Wisdom in Chains songs.  Of course, War of Ages really doesn’t sound much like that early description unless you equate hardcore with metalcore, but I digress.  Something about those early albums caught my ear and I always picked up the new releases as they came out until Arise and Conquer in 2008, after which I pretty much lost touch of what the band was doing.  Since it has been about nine years, since I really listened to War of Ages, I was really curious as to what I would find on Alpha. Continue reading »