At The Gates are a band that should require truly little introduction to the average metal fan. Whether you are a follower of their music or not, you are most probably aware of their gargantuan reach in modern heavy music. They are responsible for one of the finest death metal albums ever committed to record, in the form of 'Slaughter of The Soul', which is the release that cemented their position as heavyweights in the scene; but it is perhaps in their consistency that the band have confirmed their legacy. With that in mind it should come as no surprise that their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio effort, 'The Nightmare of Being', is another stellar addition to the band’s already faultless discography.
'Loss' is proof that Devil Sold His Soul have always stood on the cusp of greatness. The world may not have noticed it up until now and frankly, it has been their loss (no pun intended). With their fourth full-length release, the band have reached the potential that they have always promised and have grown into something truly special.
ERRA is a band that have seriously put the time in. The quintet have been consistently putting out solid slabs of progressive metalcore music, without ever pushing themselves to the front of the crowd. The band have clearly taken stock of what does well and have streamlined their sound to make things a lot more digestible. This is not to say that they have diluted their overall sound to an unrecognisable degree, but they have harnessed their strength and the result is their most captivating release to date.
The word ‘legend’ gets banded around a lot nowadays, giving it little credence in the modern world. It can, however, be used when it comes to a band with the kind of influence that Eyehategod have had, over their more than thirty-year reign at the top of the NOLA sludge metal scene. The band return with their sixth studio album 'A History of Nomadic Behavior', a release that has been over three years in the making, with the band having started the writing process all the way back in 2018. They say that all good things come to those who wait, and these sludge titans have earned the right to take as much time as they need to cook up something special. So, with that being said the question must be… have they managed it?
Sludge-metal outfit Crowbar recently performed their third live stream, which was directed by Mike Holderbeast. The event featured a mixed setlist, including tracks the band rarely play live - find out what we thought about the show here!
The world may be in a poor state right now. Things feel more uncertain than ever and there are seemingly fewer and fewer things that we can cling on to with any semblance of normality. One such thing, however, is that great metal bands will continue to put out great music. Humanity’s Last Breath are one of those groups. The band have a stellar back catalogue of genre-bending extreme releases under their belt, including the critically acclaimed 2019 album 'Abyssal', and now in 2021 they are back to stake their claim as one of the most reliable metal acts in the business with 'Välde', a release that promises to be a culmination of everything they have been building to musically over the past decade.
Since the wheels of the touring side of the music industry ground to a halt, Asphyx decided to use their collective time positively and have written, recorded and released their tenth full-length record, 'Necroceros'.
Frozen Soul have recently signed to Century Media Records and are looking to keep the death metal machine rolling with their artic themed debut full-length release, 'Crypt of Ice'.
This year August Burns Red went virtual with their annual Christmas Burns Red show, providing the live debut of tracks from their new album 'Guardians'.
Architects recently performed a special show at London's Royal Albert Hall, live streamed to fans across the globe. Find out what went down during the night here!