Tag: Italy

Vexovoid – Call of the Starforger

Oh man, yet another band that boasts themes of sci-fi? And claims to play progressive thrash to boot? Sign me up! But, can Vexovoid meet the standards that have been set by bands like Vektor, or Divine Chaos? Let’s find out.

Prehistoric Pigs – Everything is Good

Italian stoner metal squad Prehistoric Pigs returns 3 years after Wormhole Generators with their sophomore full length, Everything is Good, containing some of their heaviest and most diverse material that they have written to date.

Album Review: Mourning Mist – Mourning Mist

Italy has become quite the breeding ground of innovative forms of metal, most notably recently with bands like Riti Occulti captivating the essence of ritualism and occultism to create dark, beautiful art. This year sees Forever Plagued Records taking the lead in presenting the haunting and the disturbing with the release of Mourning Mist’s self-titled, debut full length album.

Album Review: Black Sheep – Black Sheep

Black Sheep [Italy]
Black Sheep
2014
Full Length
Independent
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

A name like Black Sheep, with that somewhat creepy cover artwork that graces their self-titled full length, one would almost expect this Italian outfit to be one with an occult-leaning sound or musical style. Instead, Black Sheep on their debut …

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Band of the Month: Hiss from the Moat

Hiss from the Moat epitomises the dominant style of Italian death metal currently – brutal, technical and relentless. Following in the footsteps of compatriots Hour of Penance and Fleshgod Apocalypse, this three-piece act even boasts James Payne behind the drums, and Paolo on session vocals on their debut album, Misanthropy. We catch up with the band to learn more about the concept behind Misanthropy (which has now been picked up by Nuclear Blast), and the philosophy behind their music.

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