Category: Full Length

Manifestic – Anonymous Souls

Germany’s Manifestic takes on a progressive and technical vibe in their brand of thrash metal. But can it quench the thirst for fans of Vektor?

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater returns this year with Distance Over Time. With the last 3 albums being rather bore-fests, what do they bring to the table, and would this be a turning point for the band’s recent career?

Voices - Frightened

Akercocke returned after a decade-long studio silence last year, but this wasn’t the mark of the end of David Gray’s Voices – far from it. This year sees the band releasing their third full length album, and if you thought that you liked the weirdness of Akercocke, then the even more experimental Frightened would hit the spot for you.

Bullet – Dust to Gold

It seems that old school heavy metal revival is in full swing in Sweden. Bands such as Enforcer, and VOJD (formerly Black Trip) have grown their fanbase considerably since their humble beginnings, and even legendary musicians have gone on to worship the old school through projects like The Dagger. Since 2001, this has been the modus operandi of Bullet, and this year the band drops their sixth full-length album, Dust to Gold, after a four year wait.

Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers

The huge influx of extreme metal bands has made it rather hard for new bands to truly stand out. While more established bands have continued releasing a string of high quality releases, newer bands tend to find it difficult to leave their mark on the genre – that is, until I heard Portuguese black metal band Gaerea and their excellent debut full length album, Unsettling Whispers.

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