Apr 122017
 

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of an LP edition of the latest Enbound album “The Blackened Heart”. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide and the release date is set to May 5th.

“The Blackened Heart” has a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Some songs has a more aggressive, modern metal tone like ‘Give Me Light’. A track like ‘Feel My Flame’ has classic metal influences, while ‘They Don’t Really Know’ beautifully combines sensibility with force. Enbound prove with “The Blackened Heart” that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like their debut, their characteristic powerful arrangements remain with fantastic and emotional vocals on top.

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Mar 292017
 

The folk/power metal band Wind Rose will release their new album “Stonehymn” on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, Wind Rose are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album “Stonehymn”, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

“Stonehymn” was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni [DGM, Ancient Bards, Secret Sphere] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Tyr]. Continue reading »

Vandroya – “Beyond the Human Mind”

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Mar 272017
 

Beyond the Human Mind is one of those albums that if you don’t know of Vandroya, makes you wonder how they have escaped your notice for so long.  The Brazilian band pulls out all the stops in crafting tracks filled with blistering guitars and powerful vocals…everything a metal album should have.

Dating back to 2001, Vandroya started out as many metal bands do, with a passion for the music and an initial focus on playing covers of bands that inspired them.  In 2005, the band recorded their first demo Within Shadows and word began to spread in Brazil about the band.  Eventually the band signed to Inner Wound Recordings and the debut album One was released in 2013.  Using the critical acclaim for the album, the band toured Brazil as word about them began to spread across the globe.  In 2015, the band recorded the song “March of Time” for a Brazilian Helloween tribute album and other members of the band contributed to a variety of other projects.  2016 saw the ban release an ep with a cover of the Bryan Adams’ song “Heaven” and an acoustic version of “No Oblivion for Eternity” from their debut album.  Beyond the Human Mind revolves around the concept of the journey we all go through searching for fullness and peace and an understanding of who we really are. Continue reading »

Pyramaze – “Contingent”

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Mar 232017
 

Some bands make your job so hard to review, Pyramaze was such a band, as from the get go I found myself struggling to review it without drawing myself away from the raw explosion of the music to give a down the line review. So here it is as honest as I can.

Pyramaze are a rocking progressive metal outfit from Denmark. Formed in 2001 this progressive melodic metal outfit explode out with “Land Of Information” which sets the album with a symphonic intro build up that has a big feel, emphasized by the choruses and vocal harmonies that penetrate and set the stage for what is a great album.

“Contingent” is an album with a very clean production quality, and yet able to capture the talent and energy of the band. They manage to package a wide variety of stylistic influences into their songs and the album as a whole. Very few bands grab me from the start and this is one of those bands, they hit the ground like Thor’s mighty hammer. It’s atomically excellent. Vocals are great and powerful, the recording allows for clean pronunciation. Terje’s vocal ability is certainly a high light of the album. The album flows smoothly into “Kingdom Of Solace” that again highlights the creativity and song writing prowess of the band. If you a fan of lots of great lead guitar work, and amazing keyboard musicianship in your metal, reach out and get this album. Continue reading »

Mar 022017
 

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the folk/power metal band Wind Rose to the label. Their new album “Stonehymn” is scheduled to be released later this spring and more details will be revealed later this month.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, Wind Rose are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album “Stonehymn”, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for. Continue reading »