When Carcass first came to prominence with ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, they not only were one of the first grindcore bands, but in fact pioneered a subgenre known as goregrind. From 1998 until 1996, Carcass released five albums, with an evolving and maturing sound that became more complex and better produced each time. Overtime Carcass would … Continue reading 261: CARCASS
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
One of the most popular death metal subcultures is Swedish melodic death metal - or Gothenburg metal. This term stems from the rise in popularity of melodic death metal in Sweden in the early 90s - a movement spearheaded by In Flames, Dark Tranquility, and of course, At The Gates. At The Gates pioneered the … Continue reading 180: AT THE GATES
Nekrogoblikon, first and foremost, are a fantastic melodic death metal band. Melodeath doesn’t feel like quite the right label, but it’ll have to do for today. Their songs are heavy, catchy, ridiculous, and written with tongue firmly in cheek. The vocals range from raspy black metal style, to death metal growls to cleans that would … Continue reading 133: NEKROGOBLIKON
I can’t think about any other bands at the moment, so I write today about a band who’ve released just one song, which I only heard for the first time half an hour ago. But that’s just what today has to be about. Rest In Peace, Alexi.
There’s something undeniable about Children of Bodom. They’re everything beloved about the thrash wave of the late 80s, just turned up to 11, and with a sharper edge.