The number one anticipated album of the year has arrived with new blood and in your face brutality. Swedish Melodic Death Metal Pioneers and Masters, Arch Enemy, are about to release their tenth studio-album titled, War Eternal.
From Iceland, Tech and Death Metal quintet, Beneath, have released their sophomore album titled, The Barren Throne. The outstanding art on the album cover alone, tells you that this album is not for everyone, if you’re daring enough to venture in. Similarly sounding to bands such as Suffocation and Hate, we are confronted by about fifty minutes of blitzkrieg and ear raids.
Vader may very well be the longest running death metal band. If not, they still hold a very dear place in metal history, and that’s what makes Vader’s name so huge. They are just an unrelenting force, with hordes of fans that come to their defense.
From East Germany, Black Metal thrashers, Nocturnal Witch, recently released their latest creation via Undercover/Evil Spell Records, titled, Summoning Hell. Just over a half hour long, this album distinctly is rich in old school thrash elements blended with Black Metal tones. The production in the album is well done, with perfectly executed raw sound.
A gem among the Melodic Death Metal world, from one of the Metal Kingdoms, Finland, quartet Insomnium are out to reap one of their thrones among the masses. Their latest outstanding and robust recent release, Shadows Of The Dying Sun, marks the band’s sixth full-studio album.
At random points in my day/life I wonder if metal has reached it’s peak, if the unique genres of metal are going to change sufficiently anytime soon. Where is metal headed in the future? Will something new break the metal grounds?
Finland is absolutely no stranger to the world of epic metal. They’ve been the source to some of our most favourite bands to raise our swords and fists to with bands like Wintersun, Turisas, Ensiferum and more.
Fisthammer is one of those few bands in the world that plays real Death Metal. There are no fads or new techniques that every band claims to have. Fisthammer gives you exactly what we all grew up on and should share with the next generation: DEATH METAL.