Single Premiere: “To the Uninitiated” by aortaproject

Today for something completely different, we’re happy to be premiering “To the Uninitiated'', the latest single from aortaproject! Based in Texas, aortaproject was founded by producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Steven Sheffield. For this track, Sheffield brought in the stunning vocal stylings of Allanah Jackson (aka Imitara). “To the Uninitiated'' will be available for Bandcamp Friday … Continue reading Single Premiere: “To the Uninitiated” by aortaproject

Single Premiere: “The Mask of Kindness” by Egor Lappo

I'm gonna have to set up a Burnt Coffee Hall of Fame or something, because Egor Lappo is the first artist to appear on our site three times! After this premiere, he will have appeared on the site once for each year we've been active. This time is a little different, but I'll explain that … Continue reading Single Premiere: “The Mask of Kindness” by Egor Lappo

Single Premiere: “Shadow I’ve Become” by Underking

Our first premiere of 2021! Today we're proud to present "Shadow I've Become", the latest single by Midlands metal band Underking. Inspired by sci-fi and fantasy, Underking is the one-man project of Maxwell Jeffries. The project brings classic heavy metal and NWOBHM into the modern era, with a twist of nerd lore in its lyrical … Continue reading Single Premiere: “Shadow I’ve Become” by Underking

Gatecreeper – An Unexpected Reality EP Review

In their latest release Gatecreeper proved for once and for all that quality does not in fact equal quantity. In just under 18 minutes the Arizona death metal outfit manages to unleash some of the best hardcore-tinged death metal around. Sporting a track lineup with only one song over 1:30, An Unexpected Reality scorches through … Continue reading Gatecreeper – An Unexpected Reality EP Review

The Espresso: Calibre – “… From the Abyss”

The Espresso - a quick review of Calibre's new single "...From the Abyss" After releasing their debut The Storm Inside in 2019, Iran's Calibre are back, but in a different form. Not only have they undergone some lineup changes, but they've also gone further down the melodic direction of their brand of melodic metalcore with … Continue reading The Espresso: Calibre – “… From the Abyss”

Comatose – A Way Back Review

It seems not too long ago I reviewed Bitch Falcon's debut album, something that could be best described as "dream-grunge." Well now I'm back with another debut review for an album that's being described as "grungrgaze". It's a fairly different sound from Bitch Falcon, but I'm happy to report that Comatose's debut album A Way … Continue reading Comatose – A Way Back Review

Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review

Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review Revered and reviewed above all others, Sleeping Village Records is BACK with their second split. This time the Villagers are riled up with their heaviest release yet - a split between Cyttorak and Revered and Reviled Above All Others (RRAAO). Both bands are coming … Continue reading Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review

Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review

Normally I start these reviews off with some witty paragraph before introducing the album in question. However, when going through the promo materials for this one, I was struck by a quote from the artist himself that does this new album far more justice than I ever could. When asked about the new record Songs … Continue reading Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review