The Swiss melodic-deathmetal quintet Soulline will be releasing the LP The Deep on the 19th of September.
From the forthcoming release – the rip-roaring Leviathan that thunders through the room in a flurry, which showcases their blend of fury and melodic structure, was released as a stand alone single on the 22nd.
The Spanish gazewave band Dexist released the LP Los No Lugares yesterday.
A roughly forty one minutes album (available on bandcamp) of shoegazy reference point which, like a warm fully clothed summer shower, layers the listener in its weaves of clinging, though not discomforting, weave as the slowly rotating songs float hazily through the room.
The fifth track is the shrouded texturing of Lunar.
The Mexican progressive-metal quintet Anima Tempo are currently working on their second LP.
The first track to appear from the tentatively pencilled in album, was itself made available as a stand alone single on the 18th.
Primal Symmetry showcases yet a further indication that metal has travelled far from its roots of purely loud and fast to constructs of immense prowess and why what was a self evident genre has fractured in to so many sub categorisations. Whilst earsplitting volume and blurring speed still has plenty of space in my listening repertoire, what is equally welcome is the more qualitative approach where melody comes first and Anima Tempo are at the vanguard to what should perhaps best be generically described as nu-metal – where the layers of songs are at the heart of the compositions.
The Sweden based celtic-rock sextet Sir Reg release the LP Underdogs later this year.
Sir Reg – photo by Jonas Lööw
Why is has taken me since 2013 to come back to feature Sir Reg again, I have little idea, however I am delighted to rectify the situation with the barnstorming first track to surface from the album – FOOL (Fight of Our Lives).
Turn up the volume, clear some space and dance with all that makes music such a wonderful medium for expression.
The Italian blackmetal sextet Obsolete Theory release the EP Mudness on the 15th of June.
A five track release (available through My Kingdom Music) of apocalyptic rock that leaves scorch marks in its wake.
Whilst of dark countenance, the multiplicity of percussion and guitars enable Obselete Theory to create music which has an orchestral range as the sextet develop their storyboard to its fullest extent in their extended compositions – as evidenced in the approximately twelve and a tenth minutes of the penultimate track on the EP Sirius’ Blood, resulting in material that doesn’t leave the listener with bleeding ear drums rather, akin to a forest fire, a burnt, though renewed and reinvigorated darkness of potential future regeneration and opportunity behind its unrelenting journey.