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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Spirit Adrift
Divided By Darkness (2019)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Khemmis, Dawnbringer, Pallbearer
Grab your favorite adult beverage, crank up your sound system and let the progressive fretwork flow through your veins. The third album by Arizona natives Spirit Adrift is about 43 minutes of euphoric, arms-raised-to-the-sky sonic progressive metal. Vocalist Nate Garrett is on top of his game with h...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Gatekeeper
Grey Maiden (2019)
Crank this to 7.3 of 11
Genre: Heavy metal
Sounds Like: Gamma Ray, Manowar
Attention all metal heads for Gatekeeper has released their second EP Grey Maiden. Hailing from Canada, the five-piece Power metal outfit draw influences from metal gods like Gamma Ray, Saxon and Manowar. Lead vocalist Jean Pierre Abboud was made for singing power metal, he has a clean, pow...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
WeArtists
Lip Lock (2019)
Turn this to 6.9 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Buckcherry, The Black Keys
Gritty provocative hooks define Lip Lick the sophomore release from WeArtists. The Warsaw Poland natives ooze catchy (can’t get it out of your head) melodies with a carefree edge. This one swings a bit to the softer side of heavy and is a somewhat out of our comfort zone, but aes...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
High Priest
Sanctum (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Wolftooth, Khemmis, Greenleaf
Chicago, home to the famous deep dish pizza and Revolution Craft Brews now brings us High Priest. The foursome stoner metal band have quietly released a very impressive EP with Sanctum. Following the release of their 2016 debut album Consecration, High Priest have matured upon thei...
Monday, May 13, 2019
Phlebotomized
Deformation Of Humanity (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Progressive metal, Death Metal, Avante Gard
Sounds Like: Opeth, Agalloch, Savatage
A cacophony of sound and dark wonder. The symphonic death metal avant-garde veterans return with their expansive latest release entitled Deformation of Humanity. Phlebotomized hails as one of the oldest Death Metal bands from the Netherlands and perhaps pioneers of synth and violin integrat...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Jerky Dirt
Kaleidotropic (2019)
Turn this to 6.8 of 11
Genre: Grunge, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Gruntruck, Stick
The originality in the name and trippy album cover art had us eager to crank this one and put through our heavy rotation. The opener and title track "Kaleidotripic" had us practically on cloud nine with its beyond impressive fretwork and detailed grungy grooves. Welcome, Jerky Dirt hailing from Nott...
Monday, May 06, 2019
BUS
Never Decide (2019)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Salems Pot, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Ruff Majik
Hailing from Greece, Bus the Unknown Secretary (BUS for short) have released one of this years most intriguing heavy albums with Never Decide. The four-piece throw a bus load of metal influences into this album; you’ll hear classic metal rhythms and stoner rock swagger to doom and blu...
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Black Sites
Exile (2019)
Turn this to 5.4 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Evergrey, Moon Tooth, Trivium
Fast thrusting, guitar driven progressive rock is what Chicago natives bring forth on Exile. Black Sites conjure up a blend of 80s metal fused with progressive and Alt rock. Singer and guitarist Mark Sugar has an upfront and demanding vocal approach, a bit rough and raw sounding, every once in a whi...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Warrior Path
Warrior Path (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Power metal
Sounds Like: Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Helloween
Melodic and anthemic to the core, born of Grecian soil and blood we unveil to you Warrior Path. The backbone creation of one Andreas Sinanoglu (guitarist and composer) who is buttressed by the valor of Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black) on vocals and Bob Katsionis (Firewind) on guitars/keyboards a...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
TrYangle
Wolf (2019)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Afghan Whigs, A Perfect Circle, And You Will Know Us by the Trails of Dead
The trio hailing from London UK welcome in their sophomore album entitled Wolf. The album features some impressive song structure. We appreciate the unique style and the dark quirky tilts that make Wolf better over time. While Nova’s may not have the strongest voice you ...