Black Metal might just be the most overdone of all metal subgenres and if not executed with the intent to make it dangerous and vile, tends to become boring and simplistic. Solar Deity released three CDs in a single year, all of them being EPs. Each had a different style of black metal. In The Name of Satan had a really strong Burzum and Mayhem influence. Devil Worship is the fourth offering by Mumbai black metal suit Solar Deity (of which we were fortunate enough to be given a review copy.) The current lineup utilizes Aditya Mehta on vocals and guitar and Animesh Das on bass. Continue reading
Release date: 20th August, 2013
John Mayer took an indefinite break from his singing career circa-2011 after being diagnosed with throat granuloma. “Born and Raised” was released in 2012 and went on to be his least popular album although it never cast a shadow of doubt on the potential still left in the young artist. Continue reading
Release date: 19th July, 2013
Asymmetry is the third album by Australian progressive band Karnivool. Well-known for their album Sound Awake(2009), fans of the band believe Karnivool are yet to disappoint but with this record, they’ve certainly ventured in a direction which might not keep them afloat on the success of Sound Awake for very long. Continue reading
Everblack is the sixth full-length album by American metallers The Black Dahlia Murder. I’ve never before heard entire albums by the The Black Dahlia Murder and hence, I’m not comparing Everblack to their previous work. This album by itself is hard to categorize by genre because it contains elements of many metal subgenres. To take a stab at it, I’d say it’s melodic death metal. Inspite of a few lineup changes, Trevor Strnad stays on vocals, Bryan Eschbach and Ryan Knight on guitars, Max Levelle on bass and Alan Cassidy on drums. Continue reading
Release date: 7th May, 2013
Do you ever wonder, when an artist has released about 8-10 albums and has a body of work spanning at least a couple of decades, if they have any breath left in them? I often do. Continue reading
Ghost or Ghost BC released their debut full length album ‘Opus Eponymous’ in 2010. Since then, they’ve been referred to as the torch bearers of Doom metal – after the torch passed down from Mercyful Fate.
Suicidal Tendencies are back with a new album after 13 years. The last one being ‘Free Your Soul and Save Your Mind.’ There was however a split album released in 2008 but either way you see it, ST were away for really long. ‘13’ has been produced by the band’s only constant member Mike Muir. Since the band’s inception in 1981, they’ve seen a plethora of lineup changes.