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Album Review: Valhalore – Voyage Into Eternity

Album Review: Valhalore – Voyage Into Eternity

Valhalore is an upcoming band from Brisbane, Australia. Running a strong team of 6. With Matthew Grimley on Bass, Anthony Willis on Guitars, Lachlan Neate on vocals, cello, and mandolin, Sophie Christensen on wind instruments, Morgan Cox on drums, and Lucas Fisher on Guitars and Vocals. Voyage Into Eternity is their debut album released March 14 2017. They have released a couple of singles over the last 2 years and been teasing just how great the new album is going […]

Metal Life album review – Repulsive Vision – Look Past the Gore and See The Art

Metal Life album review – Repulsive Vision – Look Past the Gore and See The Art

Repulsive Vision’s “Look Past the Gore and See the Art” begins in panic: the first track is a fever-dream maelstrom of slasher-film samples, urgently warning against the rampant dangers of metal music that encourage “sex abuse, sadism, cannibalism, necrophilia, infanticide, mutilation, molestation, and death.”  What follows is an assault of sound that gives the finger to censorship, whether self-or-societally imposed. Bowel-shaking vocalizations that span the gambit of groans, moans, snarls, and howls partner with hard-hitting yet symphonic string progressions and […]

Metal Life review: THE WHO – My Generation 5CD Super Deluxe Edition

Metal Life review: THE WHO – My Generation 5CD Super Deluxe Edition

In the half century since its release, The Who’s debut album My Generation hasn’t lost any of its raw, visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden and many more. The Who played a similar musical style that was common for the mid sixties, but their lyrics stood separate and echoed […]

review: TESTAMENT – Brotherhood of The Snake

review: TESTAMENT – Brotherhood of The Snake

Legends that they are, we had no doubt that TESTAMENT would create yet another good album. However, would this be an amazing album? Would we be blown away or just be pleased that yet another TESTAMENT album was released? Well, let us start off with this: Brotherhood of the Snake is amazing, truly amazing. This is like a rebirth for them. Chuck Billy’s distinctive voice shines through with all the thrash melody that classic TESTAMENT had and the guitar work […]

Metal Life album review: Summer Flake – Hello Friends

Metal Life album review: Summer Flake – Hello Friends

While not a metal release, Aussie indy band Summer Flake is set to unleash an album upon us, the unwashed masses, that deserves a serious listen through. Hello Friends is a bluesy, down and dirty groove rock album that is top notch to say the least. Front woman Stephanie Crase’s vocals are raw and bitterly enchanting and are the perfect pairing to the gritty alt rock melodies dished out by the guitars. Add a stripped down drum kit, solid recording, […]

Metal Life review: PALACEBURN – Curses EP

Metal Life review: PALACEBURN – Curses EP

Kids these days wouldn’t know what rock music was if it slapped them in the faces with a Marshall halfstack, thanks to sensible denotations like AC/DC and Kiss being exchanged in the minds of youth for the marshmallow-ness of bands like Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire. Thank goodness there are bands like Palaceburn to maintain the power and dimension of a solidly structured rock melody. From the outside, there’s nothing outrageous about them…no costumes, no gimmicks, and no undue […]

Metal Life Album Review: Tarja Turunen (ex NIGHTWISH) – Ave Maria En Plein Air

Metal Life Album Review: Tarja Turunen (ex NIGHTWISH) – Ave Maria En Plein Air

With the release of her debut classical solo album, Ave Maria En Plein Air, Tarja has opened a new world of beauty and composition to metal and classical fans alike. The song, Ave Maria, an intersessional prayer to Mother Mary set to music, has inspired countless composers throughout the ages, and now Tarja Turunen has brought to life not only this timeless classic, but breathed new life into its hallowed notes. The compositions feature music from Paolo Tosti, J.S. Bach, […]

Album Review: DISTURBED – Immortalized

Album Review: DISTURBED – Immortalized

I have been a fan of Disturbed since I was in junior high; their music was the crutch that I leaned on during awkward adolescent phases, transitioning into college life, and coping with shifts in religious and political beliefs. Thus this preface exists to say I did my best to review this as objectively as possible and leave out any emotional links that are not blatant (see description of “The Light”). As a musical piece, Immortalized is their most focused […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With NILE Plus Our Review Of “What Should Not Be Unearthed”

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With NILE Plus Our Review Of “What Should Not Be Unearthed”

Resident metal queen Karila recently spoke with Karl Sanders, the visionary guitarist of Nile, about their latest album What Should Not Be Unearthed, to be unleashed to the masses via Nuclear Blast on August 28, 2015. They discussed what distinguishes this album from Sethu, what makes the fans the most critical part of the scene, and what surprises await their legions of European fans. Conceptually, Nile’s eighth studio album wraps its thoughts around the morbid idea that the things unearthed […]

Metal Life Album Review: SOULFLY – Archangel

Metal Life Album Review: SOULFLY – Archangel

Archangel is Soulfly’s tenth release, and features a far different sound from what fans have come to expect from these metal titans. As Max Cavalera has described it, Archangel posses a more extotic sound, with varying riffs, different lyrical content, and unique arrangements than usual, but still features the vicious vocal work and neck snapping drum work we have come to know and love. However, the album as a whole took some getting used to for me. The first track, […]

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