Trivium, having long established themselves as continuers of the Florida metal tradition have added to their impressive resume with What The Dead Men Say. Following up 2017’s The Sin And The Sentence, Trivium’s latest once again showcases their masterful musicianship and explores themes from several corners of inspiration. Besides the title which comes from a…

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We need not get into the history of Radiohead and recap their significance since the 1990s here on this blog. What’s worth getting into is one of their members who isn’t Thom Yorke putting out a solo record for the first time in his life. In this case, it’s guitarist Ed O’Brien, operating under the…

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The Black Dahlia Murder has long been a band noted for combining technical death metal with melodic leanings without giving into the cliches and ruts of either style. The latest addition to their thus-far consistent catalogue is Verminous, their latest since 2017’s Nightbringers. The opener and namesake track “Verminous” reflects their carefully-refined musical balance at…

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Back some nearly 20 years ago, The Strokes had the CD release of their famed debut Is This It? delayed and a TV performance cancelled in the massive security sweeps following 9/11. Now with a far more proliferated internet, social media and a plentitude of streaming services but everyone stuck inside on account of the…

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What’s to do under quarantine but to knuckle down and bang out some tunes? (Provided you have the equipment). We can assume acclaimed axeman Joe Satriani finished up his latest record Shapeshifting well in advance of any sort of group gathering being rendered impossible, providing the world with another collection of instrumentals to zone out…

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It’s always refreshing to hear longtime metal bands, or any kind of band really alive and kicking many years down the road. That includes thrash veterans Testament, who despite a coronavirus bout that’s hit both Chuck Billy and Steve DiGiorgio still came through to follow up 2018’s The Gathering with Titans Of Creation. Fitting for…

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Following up hard and unrelenting on 2017’s Phantom Anthem, August Burns Red are raking in the praise on what has been called their “heaviest album yet”, Guardians. Well-known by now as a slightly proggy and casually Christian metalcore staple, ABR’s course to out-heavying themselves started a year ago after a few initial tracks guitarist JB…

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Italy’s had a rough go as of late for reasons we need not get into. Despite their circumstances, great music is still managing to seep out of its bounds and please the ears of the world. Void Of Sleep from Ravenna is one such example, releasing their latest LP in 5 years, Metaphora. Showing class…

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