King 810 – Memoirs Of A Murderer (2014)

King 810 - Memoirs Of A Murderer (2014)

King 810 - Memoirs Of A Murderer (2014) Violence. These days are pretty much about violence, no matter if we think about Iraq, Gaza, Ukraine or the United States of America. We can speak about what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri, or we can look at what happened in Frisco, Texas where a 16-year-old homeschooled teenager shot down both his parents. And – unfortunately – we’ve got plenty of other stories on daily basics each and every day from all over the world.
King 810 make out of violence a kind of trademark and marketing strategy. Recently they had to cancel their gig at Download Festival because vocalist David Gunn and bassist Eugene Gill, were arrested and taken into custody on Friday on charges of “assault with intent to do great bodily harm” – for an incident occurred in October 2013, outside of a bar in Flint, MI. All because of a stupid fight and, eventually, publicity.
King 810 risking to be more famous for their criminal record and violent imaginary, rather then for their music… And it’s sad. And ultimately, it’s unfair too.
Something really went wrong with this species, isn’t it? Read more King 810 – Memoirs Of A Murderer (2014)

Upon A Burning Body – The World Is My Enemy Now (2014)

Upon A Burning Body – The World Is My Enemy Now (2014)

Upon A Burning Body – The World Is My Enemy Now (2014) I’m not really into deathcore, but accidentally I saw the video of “Sin City” and it’s really a great song filled up with killer riffs, smart breaks and wickedly crafted hooks. So, it made me curious about their upcoming third and deadly album, “The World Is My Enemy Now”.
And “Red Razor Wrists” it’s just like a punch right to your face, leave no room for mistakes and take your breath away instantly. The smoothly incorporated scratches and electronics and the murderous guitars with the furious vocals of Danny culminating with a catchy chorus make this one to be the perfect opener and convinced me that Upon A Burning Body it’s a band worth to follow. Read more Upon A Burning Body – The World Is My Enemy Now (2014)

Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose (2013)

Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose (2013) Jamey Jasta and his killing machine are back with their sixth studio album. “Put It To the Torch” explodes literally and the merciless butchery begun. With solid roots back to Pantera, Sepultura and Machine Head, this is a dangerously groovy and modern metal mixed with brutal and intense hardcore. “Honor Never Dies” could easily fit in on any Cro-Mags, Biohazard, Madball or Sick of It All album. And everything after it’s a furious, unstoppable mixture of hardcore intensity and brutal, bone cutter metal riffs and the nervous, spitting vocals of Jamey Jasta.
“The Language” starts as one of the most incisive Slayer songs. And each and every song it’s memorable, groovy, no fill, no useless shit, but killer riffs and 101% intensity thought! “Indivisible” it’s a true hardcore punk anthem; “Dead Man Breathing” it’s the perfect Slayer/Pantera mixture!! Read more Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose (2013)

Bagheera – Drift (2012)

Vulgar Metal? More specifically, it probably means related to Pantera’s 1992’s album, “Vulgar Display Of Power” – I guess. And this combo from Lausanne, Switzerland definitively learned that lesson of riffing and brutal (sonic) aggression. Coming out on 5th October 2012, Bagheera’s debut album, “Drift” it’s filled with 10 groovy, intense, energy and anger fueled, classy Groove Metal tracks. This is not about “reinventing the steel”, but delivering flesh tearing and bone cutting riffs, head banger beats, and pogo starter grooves. Merging and invoking sounds and influences from Prong to Pantera and from Corrosion Of Conformity to Pro-Pain, Bagheera find the balance between Thrash roots and Hardcore intensity, Southern flavor and unleashed aggression. Read more Bagheera – Drift (2012)

Ektomorf – Black Flag (2012)

Ektomorf – Black Flag (2012) Although they have been often criticized as being heavily influenced by Max Cavalera’s Sepultura and Soulfly, Ektomorf managed to gather a serious fan base around Europe and the perseverance of Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas finally were fructified. Too similar to Sepultura and Soulfly or not, Ektomorf deliver the same kind of merciless, intense, Hardcore fueled, modern, Groove Metal. In these riffs, screaming vocals, heavily pounding drums there is no compromise, but fury, focused anger, brutally expressed honest, human revolt.
Ektomorf was founded in 1993 in Mezőkovácsháza, Hungary, a small city near the Romanian border, by Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas. Due to his gypsy background Zoli saw himself confronted with racism and prejudices, which made even harder for an East European Metal band to get recognized, locally and internationally. After releasing 3 records and touring Hungary back and forth, their breakthrough came when they started collaboration with Danish producer Tue Madsen. They singed to Nuclear Blast in 2004 and moved to AFM Records in 2009 being label mates with bands such as U.D.O., Doro, Masterplan, Annihilator, etc.
“Black Flag” is the band’s eight studio album, although, on February 17, 2012, the band relesed through AFM Records an album entitled “The Acoustic” consist in 12 “unplugged” (acoustic) versions of newly recorded songs from previous records, plus two cover songs, “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”. Read more Ektomorf – Black Flag (2012)

Hellyeah – Band Of Brothers (2012)

Hellyeah it’s not a copy and probably not even a replacement, but still, it’s the best and most genuine substitute for Pantera we can ever get, a true and hard-ass band of brothers! We have here the former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul, the Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, the Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, and from Mudvayne we’ve got lead vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett. If this isn’t a Heavy Metal supergroup, don’t know what might be. This is their third installment and probably their most ass-kicker, headbanger delivery so far. Read more Hellyeah – Band Of Brothers (2012)

Karnak Seti – In Harmonic Entropy (2012)

Metaaaal!! Straight, powerful, merging the modern sound with classic, traditional approach, emerging from the exotic Madeira Island in Portugal, Karnak Seti present themselves as a solid, modern and persevering metal act.
With 10 years existence several releases, including the thriving full length “Scars of your decay” of 2009 distributed worldwide by the British Casket Music, “In Harmonic Entropy” is the band sophomore and looking further album including 9 killer Metal tracks.
For this album the band worked with renowned producer Daniel Cardoso at the UltrasoundStudios Braga. The process of composition of “In Harmonic Entropy” started in mid-2010, and the band splitting time between the promotion of the album “Scars of Your Decay” and writing the new material. The recording session took place during two weeks in April 2011. The cover of the album is the artwork of Ana Gomes. Read more Karnak Seti – In Harmonic Entropy (2012)