May 292018
 

In 2016 Luke Dinan formed Christian symphonic death metal project, Children of wrath, in Phoenix, Arizona. The one man army behind the Blackened Melodic Symphonic Holy Death metal project, released his debut album “No Flesh Spared” in June 2017. The album took about 9 months from beginning to end. Every step of the writing, recording, production, mixing, and mastering was handled by Luke. He states that “the album has a sonic palette chock full of pummelling riffs, brutal vocals, and hauntingly beautiful atmospheres that are sure to hit that gratification spot in your grey matter”.

Luke went on a mission to record metal, a genre he had listen to since the days of Whitecross. His views of metal changed when a band known as Six Feet Deep came onto the scene. Despite always listening to metal, he and a friend released a pop/rock album under the name of The Future Calling, a project drawing on an array of influences such as New Order, Tears for Fears, and Depeche Mode

In July 2017, “Children of Wrath” alongside “Symphony of Heaven” signed up with Nosral Recordings. Luke also masters other bands material like Symphony of Heaven, Ascending King and The Beckoning, under the name of DinaSound. Earlier this year one of Luke’s Original song was featured in a Star wars Fan film released via The Bearded Dragon Productions. Luke lists Septic Flesh, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, and Opeth as some of his influences. In my opinion, there is much more flavour that’s yet to be discovered and observed, so without much ado, let me jump on to the album. Continue reading »

Apr 292018
 

Logan Thompson, the one man show behind the Death/Unblack Metal project “Symphony of Heaven”, last year released  a couple of songs such as “Anno Domini” and “Of Scars and Soil” which eventually lead to a release of a full-fledged album “The Season of Death”. In July 2017, Symphony of Heaven had joined the roster of Nosral Recordings, alongside Ascending King and Children of Wrath. Luke Dinan (of the Children of Wrath and Ascending King fame) produced the album.

Logan lists Metallica, Dimmu Borgir, Cannibal Corpse, Antestor and Grave Declaration as some of his influences, and I’ve been following him on Facebook, he sure likes to play a wide variety of metal which is always a treat to the ear.  The album was released on the 24th of November 2017.

Without much ado, let me jump on to the first track, “Strategem” which starts off with a blazing riff which is accentuated by clean guitars and the keys giving the chill ambience, the blast beats brings some pace to the track and deathly growls sends a shiver down the spine. Oh! Did I miss telling you about the blitzing guitar solo. “War in the wind” chimes in with a siren warning us of the wind that might shake the earth and unleash other mighty forces, the same can be felt as the screams are heard with guttural expulsions and we experience great energy in the song. The blast beats remain a constant with a bit of variation on the kit and some low guitar chugs of what I would like to call an interlude. Continue reading »

Cruentis – “Alpha & Omega”

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Apr 282018
 

Canadian melodic death metal band Cruentis are back with Alpha & Omega, their follow up to their epic first release, 2015’s Cold Stone,  and have matured their sound without losing the raw edge found on their debut.

A couple years before their debut album Cold Stone was released in 2015, guitarist and vocalist TyLer DeMerchant and bassist and vocalist Jesse Dean formed the band, adding guitarist Matt Sargent soon after.  The band is based in Quesnel on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia.  Cold Stone introduced listeners to their approach to melodic death metal blending a variety of elements and some progressive stylings while keeping a bit of wintry, cold Scandinavian metal feel.  Lyrically the band draws on their faith and Christian beliefs in songs about personal life experiences and struggles in life.

While Cold Stone literally erupted into the opening track, Alpha & Omega opens up very quietly with a nearly two-minute piano piece before the guitars come in backed the a rumbling rhythm section. The raw screamed vocals surprised me a bit as I was expecting the deep, dark death metal growls but those were nowhere to be found and the song even features a clean chorus.  Emotions in the vocals lend a very raw feel to it and the more monotone chorus contrasts well in this song about the internal struggles with sin. Continue reading »

Apr 072018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Alpha & Omega’ The song appears on their second album ”Alpha & Omega” which will be released on April 27th via Nosral Recordings. The video can be watched below.

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »

Mar 102018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis will release their new album “Alpha & Omega” on April 27th via Nosral Recordings. Check out a short audio teaser below:

“Expect some heavy stuff” … “Expect more 10+ minute songs in your future…”

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »