For a second release, this is one hell of an effort from the German outfit. Every single track has a unique hook to it and on every listen you discover something new. 'Nightfall' offers up so much for so many varieties of heavy music - it will be hard going to find a heavy music lover that doesn't enjoy at least some elements of this record.
For the best part of two decades, Canadian juggernauts Comeback Kid have firmly etched their place in the Mount Rushmore of modern hardcore bands. With their seventh album 'Heavy Steps', the five-piece haven't just solidified their place as one of heavy music's premier bands, but that they can still continue to create exciting music along the way.
For any creative who has been honing their craft for a long period of time, it can sometimes be difficult to find growth and new avenues to express their art. So, when you have been a band for more than a decade, fans of your art may think they have seen everything you have to offer. But for Norwegian noise-rockers Årabrot, their ninth instalment 'Norwegian Gothic' is a culmination of everything they have worked towards and a sign that there is much more to come.
Aggression is quite often the source of inspiration and delivers a cathartic energy into a band's music, but it is rare that this aggression is channelled into every facet of a record. From the pure visceral vocals, the lyrical content and the instrumentation itself, Death Blooms have let their anger at the world consume every inch of their new record 'Fuck Everything', and the result feels like you've just gone 12 rounds with a heavyweight boxer.