Tag: Melodic Death Metal

Album Review: Sanctium – Sanctium

Sanctium [Australia]
Sanctium
2012
Full Length
Independent
Progressive/Melodic Death Metal

Someone who knows my musical preferences would know that I am a huge sucker for Australian metal, with some of my favourite extreme metal acts being out of the region. However Sanctium is one of the first few progressive or melodic …

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Album Review: Rectified Spirit – Rectified Spirit

Rectified Spirit [India]
Rectified Spirit
2012
Full Length
Demonstealer Records
Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore

There was a time when metal from Asia was rather unheard of (with the exception of numerous greats), and metal was generally restricted to Europe and the Americas. But gone are the days, with bands coming …

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Album Review: Declamatory – Human Remains

Declamatory [Germany]
Human Remains
2012
Full Length
Independent
Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

After 12  years after their formation and a string of demo releases, Germany’s Declamatory this year finally releases their debut full length album, Human Remains. With such a long history, and the fact that German metal bands have rarely …

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Album Review: Frost Giant – When Myth and History Merged into Mystery

Frost Giant [USA]
When Myth and History Merged into Mystery
2012
EP
Blasphemour Records
Melodic Death/Power/Folk Metal/Hardcore

When Myth and History Merged into Mystery is Frost Giant‘s debut EP, and what an ambivalent record this is. The band lists itself as viking metal and hardcore, two genres that couldn’t seem …

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Album Review: Wintersun – Time I

Wintersun [Finland]
Time I
2012
Full Length
Nuclear Blast Records
Melodic/Symphonic Death Metal

Wintersun‘s Time I has come close to being dubbed the Finnish version of Chinese Democracy, with the band delaying the release time and again after their 2004 masterpiece, the self-titled Wintersun. Fraught with numerous unfortunate events including the destroying …

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