This brutal death album leaves little room for any groove or slam, and is all business in the rolling ball of membrane waiting to burst its abscessed contents in well-timed and meaningful slams
Halcyon Way will hardly ever been heralded as iconoclastic saviours of prog/power majesty, but there has been enough individuation established here to warrant a forward push onto a wider world. This is a band trying to make a difference.
Thou's three newest EPs flesh the various aspects that encompass their impending full-length album.
Skeletonwitch begins a brand new era with a proper introduction.
Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv is perhaps the quintessential Devin Townsend concert release, not necessarily because of its music but because of what it represents.
Witchkiss are gathering their collective force and we have a feeling that they will soon be representing the next generation of doom and kicking ass all the way to the top!
A few things need to be said about Obscura. They are an extremely talented band. Their progressive style incorporates a lot of melodic tones offering a unique blend other bands struggle to match. The bass has, and always will be, a staple in their songs. Bass solos, and complex riffs are always a highlight for me when it comes to this band. It's obvious bands like Beyond Creation take excellent notes from Obscura on the low end.
Much of this can be attributed to the excellent recording and sound created by the band. A clean sound, and distinguished guitars that maintain the under-produced fuzz needed in capturing a semi distant but clear bodied sound that leaves nothing to the imagination.