Review: “Different Animals” by Volumes

948a0a797a1eb01a26e2efc9cfc2d3a6-960x960x1On their third album Volumes opt to move from prog to pop on the appropriately named “Different Animals”. Continue reading


Review: “The Eternal Reign” by Born Of Osiris

born-of-osiris-the-eternal-reignAs someone who hasn’t heard the original “The New Reign” before this re-recorded EP was released, I’m treating this latest offering from Born Of Osiris as a completely new effort. Continue reading

Review: “Infinite / Unknown” by Carcer City

ftp7v53y4cuIts been nearly four years since Liverpool’s Carcer City released an album (2012’s The Road Journals), but plenty has changed for the band in that time. After experiencing a serious bus crash and a line-up change, its understandable that the band would be transformed after such trials and tribulations- a change that is reflected in their latest opus, Infinite / Unknown. Continue reading

Live Review: Born Of Osiris at O2 Academy Islington, 15/09/2016


Sumerian Alliance Europe 2016

Following on from the Sumerian Records Ten Year Tour in the USA, it’s now Europe and the UK’s turn to celebrate Sumerian Records 10th birthday with an evening of djenty-goodness! Co-headlining the tour are the label’s flagship bands, Born Of Osiris and Veil Of Maya, joined by their fellow compatriots in Volumes and Black Crown Initiate. Continue reading

5 Things I Want To See On The New Within The Ruins Album & 1 Thing I Don’t


Within The Ruins circa 2016

It’s no secret that Within The Ruins are currently hard at work in studio recording the follow-up to 2014’s excellent Phenomena album. They’ve regularly updated fans on their Facebook page, and are doing a great job of building up anticipation for their latest release– I know I’m certainly looking forward to it. With that being said, it’s given me an opportunity to think about what I would personally love to see from one of the most creative bands in the metalcore/deathcore scene. Continue reading

Review: “Mark Of The Blade” by Whitechapel


Whitechapel- Mark Of The Blade

Having promised to redefine “who they are and what they are capable of” in their press release for new album, Whitechapel seem to have turned over a new leaf with latest album Mark Of The Blade. But before you turn your back on one of deathcore’s most cherished bands, perhaps we should see whether those claims hold up on the new album. Continue reading

5 Things I Want To See On The New Whitechapel Album & 1 Thing I Don’t


Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel

So it’s nearly been a week since Whitechapel dropped the revelation that they will be releasing their sixth album, entitled Mark Of The Blade, on June 24th. Not only that, but they’ve also debuted the title track from the album- a stomping, groovy mid-tempo number that bears all the hallmarks of Whitechapel’s sound. Even the accompanying press release from their label,┬áMetal Blade records, sounds promising and enticing for new fans: Continue reading