EXPLOSIVE VERSATILE METAL: Re-releasing its 2014 sophomore album Cloud Factory through Napalm certainly will provide plenty more opportunity for notoriety for Ukrainian metallers Jinjer. A dizzying hybrid of...
SEEK AND STRIKE
SHREDDER ADDS VOCALS: Sometimes you have to wonder about the metal world’s lack of imagination. This isn’t a condemnation of Hyvmine and its vocalist/lead guitarist, Al Joseph,...
GROOVY HEAVE-HO: You could probably get through an Ektomorf review without invoking Soulfly, but when a band hews so close to another band’s signature sound and era, it’s disingenuous...
METAL MEETS MYTH: Never has a crash course in Greek mythology been so punishingly brutal. Yet that is the formula for Dutch epic death/black metal outfit Bleeding...
CANDLELIGHT / SPINEFARM
DESERT FLASHBACK: Black Moth excels in a crowded legion of Kyuss-laced Black Sabbath worshipers because the band reveres its forbearers’ central tenant—the almighty riff. On...
VIKING MELODEATH 2.0: Two years after their third—so what if we sound like a lightly blackened Amon Amarth turned up to 11?—album, Berserker, Germany’s Asenblut returns to its old...