Amulet - The Inevitable War

Amulet – The Inevitable War (album)

Release date: 17th May 2019 || Genre: Classic metal || Label: Dissonance Productions If you can’t get enough of that proper, classic metal sound, Amulet is a band you need in your life. The riffs, rhythms, production, and power are all exactly what it was all about in the early days of the original “new […]

Centrilia - In The Name Of Nothing

Centrilia – In The Name Of Nothing (album)

Release date: 28th June 2019 || Genre: Metal || Label: 233 Records It’s strange to think this is Centrilia – four straight up guys from Glasgow, with a simple passion for metal. It feels so ‘global’. I guess that’s what can happen when you throw everything you possibly can at a release. There’s more to […]

Fractal Universe - Rhizomes Of Insanity

Fractal Universe – Rhizomes Of Insanity (album)

Release date: 19th April 2019 || Genre: Progressive death metal || Label: Metal Blade Records This is most definitely an interesting chapter in technical metal. There have been a few strong, death metal game-changers over the last year (see De Profundis, Revocation, and Allegaeon). While Fractal Universe have some similar elements, they are not just […]

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Ingested, Lashing Out, Grievance, Threshold Sicks, Fractured Perceptions, Section 9 (live review)

DUSA Floor 5, Dundee, March 28th 2019 Scales Of Justice: Guest reviewer Drew Cochrane Photo credits AVZD It’s a Thursday night, and I’m headed (rather apprehensively) to Dundee University Students Union to watch Ingested. The reason for being apprehensive is that, despite enjoying their studio output, the last 2 times I’ve seen Ingested live, they’ve […]

Disposable - Suffocator

Disposable – Suffocator (album)

Release date: 28th April 2019 || Genre: Thrash/metal || Label: Self-released Holy face-melting fuck! Disposable have well and truly cracked open a huge can of “how’s that for a raised bar?” on this release! From solos stacked with huge character to organically human time shifts. From the heart-shuddering energy to the world-class, yet ragged-edged production […]