256: WHITECHAPEL

While Whitechapel started out with a sound readily labelled as deathcore, is theyโ€™ve grown and matured over the last 15 years itโ€™s become harder and harder to neatly classify their sound. With a broad set of influences via the each member, Whitechapel have steadily incorporated more elements from outside the deathcore sphere - such slower … Continue reading 256: WHITECHAPEL

244: EX DEO

With metal as a blanket genre turning 50 years old recently, with all its subgenres, permeations, and gimmicks, youโ€™d be forgiven for thinking that every concept had already been mined. However, Ex Deo delve into an untapped concept for a metal band - the history of the Ancient Roman Empire. The brainchild of Kataklysm frontman, … Continue reading 244: EX DEO

243: SHYLMAGOGHNAR

Combining elements of melodic death and black metal, and presenting in grand, progressive compositions, Shylmagoghnar are an exciting and fascinating band. In only two albums, they have created a complex and thrilling sound. Harsh vocals, big riffs, beautiful keys, and an amazing atmosphere are all used to brilliant effect. The songs are multi-passages opuses, yet … Continue reading 243: SHYLMAGOGHNAR

236: ANKERKERIA

For a band that only released their debut earlier this year, Brazilian death metallers Ankerkeria, sound like seasoned pros of the genre. An an album, โ€˜Matriarchโ€™, is consistently amazing from start to finish. Itโ€™s crushing death metal, but thrashy and with some outstanding guitar work throughout. Joice Lopesโ€™ vocal delivery is sheer evil. Her growls, … Continue reading 236: ANKERKERIA

210: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Combining aggressive, technical, death metal with beautiful and grand symphonies and orchestral elements, Fleshgod Apocalypse are responsible for some of the most truly epic metal being produced today. Fleshgodโ€™s death metal influences are not dulled by the symphony side of things, though. This shit is heavy. Powerful guitars, blast beats, and roared vocals are all … Continue reading 210: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

201: SCHAMMASCH

Formed in Switzerland at the very tail end of the 2000s, Schammasch started out somewhere between black and death metal. Over time, however, their sound has become more genre-defying and avant-garde, featuring influences from post metal, ambient, and even traditional music. The band themselves remain shrouded in mystery, appearing costumed and identifying only as initials. … Continue reading 201: SCHAMMASCH