Tyr - Hel

Týr – Hel (album)

Release date: 08th March 2019 || Genre: Heavy metal || Label: Metal Blade Týr are just one of those bands who kind of have their own genre. Sure, it’s made up of clear components of others, but they own the end result. With classical virtuosity applied to melodeath, current prog to trad metal, power metal […]

Abnormality - Sociopathic Constructs

Abnormality – Sociopathic Constructs (album)

Release date: 10th May 2019 || Genre: Technical death metal || Label: Metal Blade Well, I couldn’t say Sociopathic Constructs has something for everyone, but by smeg is it intensely intense! In places it reminds me of one of my all time favourite Scottish metal albums, Man Must Die’s No Tolerance For Imperfection. That record, […]

Tyrmfar - Renewal Through Purification

Tyrmfar – Renewal Through Purification (album)

Release date: 22nd June 2019 || Genre: Black/death metal || Label: MTAF Records By mixing some fairly stock (but high quality) black metal, with chunky Swedeath and gothic doom, Tyrmfar have landed a very enjoyable sound. Where others may have opted for a “quiet/loud” approach in order to emphasise the travel of songs, they have […]

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 […]