Album Review: Dir En Grey – The Insulated World

Formed in 1997, avantgarde metal outfit Dir En Grey are one of the most well-known and important Japanese metal bands. Their unique style, a mixture of death metal, progressive metal, hardcore and basically EVERYTHING ELSE, has been unparalleled and their musical output incredibly consistent.¬† Now, 21 years after their inception, Dir En Grey release their … More Album Review: Dir En Grey – The Insulated World

Album Review: Wesenwille – I: Wesenwille

Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Wesenwille is a two-man band that focuses on delivering black metal with a modern approach. Their self titled debut album was released via Redefining Darkness Records on April 27th. On their first album, Wesenwille combine influences from depressive and atmospheric black metal with dissonant death metal elements, progressive song structures and … More Album Review: Wesenwille – I: Wesenwille

Album Review: Impending Doom – The Sin and Doom Vol. II

Five years have passed since the release of Impending Doom’s acclaimed fifth album¬†Death Will Reign. Now, the deathcore quintett from California is back with another onslaught of brutality. The Sin and Doom Vol. II offers 35 minutes of relentless war music. Heavy, dark and uncompromising, this record shows the band at their most brutal and … More Album Review: Impending Doom – The Sin and Doom Vol. II