Eternal Storm – Come the Tide Review

When you think of death metal, "beautiful" probably isn't the first word that comes to mind. Yet that is the best one-word description of the debut album from Spain's Eternal Storm. Come the Tide is an atmospheric, melodic death metal masterpiece that unearths beauty through devastation. The band doesn't beat around the bush, starting their … Continue reading Eternal Storm – Come the Tide Review

Astrid S – Trust Issues Review

Astrid S first caught attention with her hit single “Breathe” in 2017; a catchy pop song that borders on the EDM spectrum of music.  With “Breathe”, Astrid S offered top-shelf production, great vocals that hardly seem overly manufactured in production / auto-tuned if at all, and lyric writing at a higher level than the typical … Continue reading Astrid S – Trust Issues Review

Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue Review

You're going to see (or have seen) a lot of hot takes about this album in the coming weeks. Lots of early calls for album of the year/decade. Lots of comparisons to Code Orange and their 2017 landmark album Forever. And lots of phrases like "genre-defining", "bar raising", and "the future of metal/metalcore/metallic harcore". In … Continue reading Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue Review

Curse These Metal Hands (Pijn & Conjurer collab) Review

Metal isn't known for collaborations. Perhaps the most common example of collaborations is supergroups, but those fall flat more often than not. Features are becoming more common these days, but still aren't as prevalent as in other genres like hip hop. But what we have here is neither of these. Although very different sonically, this … Continue reading Curse These Metal Hands (Pijn & Conjurer collab) Review