Friday Night Six Pack: A Decade Ago...
As most of us know, or should know, it's pretty crazy how long heavy metal has been in existence. It's never too late to metal out and whether you're an up and coming youngster or an old headbanger
Album Review: Crystal Viper - Queen Of The Witches
The witch is back. That's right folks, it's been about four years or so since we last saw a release from these guys and this release is perhaps one of their best thus far.
Polish metallers, Crys
Metalcore Mondays: All Good Things Must Come To An End...Or...
This is it. We are at the end of the main portion of Metalcore Mondays. There’s a reason why it’s the end and what interesting way to close it off than with the most dangerous frontman in all of met
Album Review: Cyclocosmia - Immured
Vestal Virgins were not allowed to partake in sexual activities for vowing allegiance to their goddess, Vesta. One Vestal Virgin broke her oath and she was buried alive for it. She traveled down a
WLM Reviews: Persefone - Aathma
One doesn't normally think of tiny Andorra when considering Metal. Moreso when thinking of technical Progressive Metal with a Melo Death tendency. Well, maybe you should - at least when it comes to Pe
WLM Reviews: Cultural Warfare - Future Kill
The boss featured Cultural Warfare a while back. I thought I would give it a listen since he seemed to enjoy the one song.
Future Kill on M-Theory isn't especially original or groundbreaking. It is
Lyrics By Lyric: XYSMA
Hey guys! This week, I'm bringing you a Finnish Grindcore band by the name of XYSMA. Now, yes, this is completely different from the usual metalcore/hard rock I usually go for, but this band is ac
Metalcore Mondays: The Novel That Wove It All
In my eyes, this group was the fastest rising group to be well noticed out of any of the metalcore acts here on Metalcore Mondays. With that in mind, their journey is also one of the tumultuous ones
Album Review: Hexed - Exhaling Life
I received this album in my inbox this past week and figured, why not...let's give it a go shall we? It has many appealing elements to it so let's see what the album entails... When I read the bio f
WLM Reviews: Damnation's Day - A World Awakens
It's been a while since I've reviewed an album from an Australian Prog Metal band. The land down under has certainly shown its ability to generate talent as seen with Voyager, Teramaze, and Caligula's
WLM Reviews: Ymir's Blood - S/T
Have you felt the need to delve back into the 80s and find some Metal to satisfy your craving? Well, have a taste of Ymir's Blood and quench your thirst.
The band's latest is a self-titled affair o
Lyrics by Lyric: Ghost Season
Hey guys, Lyric here! This week, I'm bringing to you an Athens-based Alternative metal band by the name of Ghost Season. They released their debut album Like Stars In a Neon Sky, on January 27 via
Album Review: Cellador - Off The Grid
Do you guys ever play the game of associating a new band with what genre they could be in? I did with these guys and I was aptly satisfied with the outcome.
Cellador, a very talented metal quart
Metalcore Mondays: The Unearthly Ones
Some claim that they are the Slayer of metalcore. Their success almost felt like a roller coaster when you look at it.
Maybe you saw their name mentioned in a magazine or online or even heard a
WLM Reviews: Soen - Lykaia
Soen may not appear in the Encyclopaedia Metallum - perhaps for good reason - but there's no doubt that some of the band's music is heavy and should appear on this humble blog.
I'm not going to pre
WLM Reviews: Havok - Conformicide
Just when you think the latest wave of Thrash has reached its limit, along comes a release that refreshes and shows us that there is still much to be heard from these young bands.
Album Review: Words of Farewell - A Quiet World
Lately there's been an oversaturation of death metal metal and it's hard to come across a truly original act when they all claim to be of worth. Drawing influence from many of the big names from Eur
Lyrics By Lyric: Calisus
Hey guys! Lyric here. This week, I'm bringing you a band from Western, Maryland by the name of Calisus. They consist of 5 members, and have an alternative/rock vibe.
Calisus released their
WLM Concert Review: Amaranthe, Cypher16, Smash Into Pieces @ H.O.M.E. Bar
Chicago and the Midwest received a warm visit from Sweden’s own Amaranthe as well as London metal quartet Cypher16 and alternative metallers, Smash Into Pieces. The night brought forth rather new ex
Metalcore Mondays: It Came From Jack Sparrow
So many bands on Metalcore Mondays, so much talent and so much variety, not just Metalcore alone. The shark infested waters of the industry are a feat to survive and yet these guys have managed to b
Friday Night Six Pack: The DVD Edition
Albums, albums, albums are what we are about...well most of the time. Whenever a band releases a DVD, I don't know about you but I get pretty stoked and for several reasons.
Of course with a liv
WLM Reviews: Evocation - The Shadow Archetype
Aside from the Melodic and Technical versions of Death Metal, and the incorporation of DM elements in some Folk/Pagan Metal, I tend to not really enjoy much of the more straight ahead style. Thankfull
WLM Reviews: Vangough - Warpaint
Known in the relatively small Prog Power community, Vangough makes their case for wider acceptance with their self-released album Warpaint.
Normally the descriptors focused and deliberate are unlik
Album Review: Atlas Pain - What The Oak Left
When there are select genres you favor above others and a new band you find fits these expectations, sometimes the results can be diresome. Then again, there are always those select few that become