OmnisighT: Power of One (EP)

 

 The sound of unbridled passion flows across the ether and dominates the surrounding environment. Drums and guitars and powerful vocals spill out across the world and show the peasants the power of “real” Rock music. It’s amazing! This is OmnisighT. This is the “Power of One (EP)“. The songs on this EP are exactly what you need to whet your appetite for Metal. Songs such as ‘Seven Sisters‘ and ‘Power Of One‘ are wonderfully entertaining and exceptionally diverse. This bands sound ranges power ballads and insane guitar solos to moshpit starters and raiding songs. It’s awesome. Overall, “Power of One (EP)” is a brilliant album worthy of any Metal collection.

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Molehill: Hearts On Fire

 

 I adore the combination of handmade music with that of electronics. The sounds produced can cross genres in numerous ways and bring a diverse and eclectic groups of people into the bands radar. One such band embracing this diversity is Molehill. This is “Hearts On Fire“. (I could not find a music video for the new album. But I did find this nice piece of live entertainment.) The songs on this progressive EP are fantastic and incredibly diverse. They whet the appetite and excite you for future releases. Overall, “Hearts On Fire” is a brilliant EP that hints at the glorious future this band will have.

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MiXE1: Don’t Break Apart (EP)

 

 I adore this amazing band. MiXE1 is perhaps one of the most unique bands I have ever encountered. Their style, flare and genre shifting sounds make every song a unique experience. This is their latest offering, “Don’t Break Apart“. The songs on this EP show the range this band has. The title song, ‘Don’t Break Apart‘ and ‘Meteor‘ are both amazing and driven songs that utilise the power of guitars and drums and elevate them to an art form; while the remix by Ruinizer of ‘Don’t Break Apart‘ is dancefloor filling and so unique it’s practically a different song from a different band. I like a  remix that makes a new song of the one they were meant to remix. […]

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Absinthe From Society (Interview)

Today we speak to Absinthe From Society. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Ian Harper (Lead Vocals, Guitar, and Keyboard) Alexis Graham (Bass guitar and Backing Vocals) Alliye Kim (Original drummer) recorded and released Projection Infection together (2012). Adam Roberts ( Drummer June 2015 – present) and Ian Harper where introduced together through an acquaintance that they both knew from the liquor store din their neighbourhood and they clicked right away. Adam had been in a previous Blue Collar Rock and Roll band named Rogue and was looking for another project that was heavier and edgier in sound. We have done a total of 18 shows in little over a year. So what can you tell […]

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Valfreya (Interview)

Today we chat to Valfreya. What’s the history of your band? The band was created, back in February of 2009, by Crook, female singer and main composer. Having many compositions she wanted out there with a much more aggressive musical sound than typical folk metal. Graz’zt joined in October 2009.  Many other members have joined the band over the years, to finally settle down with the current line-up, which now brings it’s own musical ideas to Valfreya. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)?   Trained for Crook, Graz’zt and Donar.  Crook is studying classical singing at university level, Graz’zt has studied classical guitar and Donar is still studying jazz drum. So what can you tell us about your latest […]

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Memories In Broken Glass: Enigma Infinite

 

 Brutal and rapid sounds spill out of the speakers and dominate the surrounding areas. Even now I can see my neighbours blocking their ears in pain. It’s glorious! And yet, there is a diversity on this album that builds emotion and takes one on a journey down a myriad of diverse locations. This is Memories In Broken Glass. This is the amazing “Enigma Infinite“. The songs on this diverse, 11 track, album are threatening and extremely savage. There is an explosion of guitars, drums and vicious screaming that would please most Metal fans. Songs like ‘The Constant‘ and ‘As The Table Turns‘ are as powerful as Metal songs can be. It’s brutal and moving at the same time. Overall, “Enigma […]

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Lung Flower: Effigy

 

 There is nothing like starting the morning in a moshpit. Well, okay, it’s not a moshpit, it’s the queue for the coffee shop; but within 5 minutes of this album kicking to life on my iFruit phone (+10 points if you know where that’s from -Ed), there was a moshpit -or at the least it was a coffee spill and some serious headbanging. It was Metal. This is the chaotic Lung Flower, with their latest offering to the gods, “Effigy“. The songs on this, 7 track, album are driven and aggressive. Songs like ‘Ascend‘ and ‘Everything‘ are powerful moshpit starters. It’s viking raiders sacking shopping malls in every direction. It’s epic! Overall, “Effigy” is a wonderful album full of Metal […]

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Ketch: Anthems of Dread

 

 The power of Metal is universal. It’s fiery and explosive, and could probably set the universe aflame right down to the dark matter that binds us all together. One of these matter breaking bands is Ketch, with their latest offering to the gods of chaos, “Anthems of Dread“. The songs on this vicious, 10 track, album are about as brutal as a Metal album can get. Songs like ‘13 Coils‘ and ‘Distant Time‘ are moshpit starters from start to finish. There is a power on this album that is rarely heard these days. It’s amazing! It’s dominate! It’s bloody Metal! Overall, “Anthems of Dread” is a ruthless album is worthy of any Metal collection.

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Jupiter Hollow: Odyssey (EP)

 

 I have always enjoyed the work produced by seemingly undermanned bands. Take this pair, if you will, they are making some of the best Rock I have ever heard. This is the amazing Jupiter Hollow, with their brilliant EP, “Odyssey“. The songs on this EP are about as amazing as any I’ve heard released before. The songs range from amazing power ballads that fill the world with a blinding brilliance; to incredibly fast and driven handmade music that dominates the airwaves around it. For two lads to make such diverse and epic music it is truly a remarkable feat of skill and determination. Overall, “Odyssey” is a fantastic EP that’s full of beautiful appetizers.

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Hidden Danger: Access Denied

 

 It is not everyday that I get to listen to a Metal album that is laconic. in fact, I do not think I’ve ever heard a Metal album that lacks lyrics. But what it lacks in vocals it makes up for in pure unbridled passion. This is Hidden Danger. This is  “Access Denied“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are absolutely brilliant. Songs such as ‘Gone‘ and ‘Rokken‘ and ‘Believe‘ show the pure brilliance of this band, and the power that instrument dominated music can bring. Overall, “Access Denied” is a brilliant album from a multi-talented musician.

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