Novembers Doom are one of the premier death / doom acts from the US, with a career spanning almost 30 years. Their latest album Hamartia follows the same dark gothic sound as 2014’s Bled White. While the death metal elements are toned down compared to their older material it helps that the darker gothic and doom…
Anathema formed in 1990 under the name Pagan Angel by the three Cavanagh brothers, Vincent, Daniel and Jamie, drummer John Douglas and vocalist Darren White. A part of the ‘Peaceville Three’, together with My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost, Anathema helped to define the death/doom/gothic genre.
Hail the Tragedies of Man, the third album from Sonus Mortis, was released right at the end of November but lots of pushes and advertising from their side meant that it didn’t fall through the cracks. Sonus Mortis is the one man project from former Valediction bassist Keven Byrne, who handles all vocals, instruments and drum programming.
After stunning people with their transformation into symphonic metal with recent albums, some may be disappointed with the over the top and theatrical turn that Xandria have taken with their latest album Theater of Dimensions. However, the album is brimming with personality from the folk stylings of ‘Ship of Doom’, the death-like ‘Murderer’ to the…
The last in our series of ‘Best of’ features for 2016, here we take a look at the best live releases.
A look back at our top picks for the albums we loved in 2016.
It was tragic to hear about the passing of Trees of Eternity vocalist Aleah Starbridge earlier in the year. Thankfully, despite the tragic circumstances, the bands debut album was still released in her memory. The music is deeply melancholic with Aleah’s soft vocals giving it a haunting, emotional atmosphere. Broken Mirror
Italian rockers Lacuna Coil rolled into Glasgow tonight on their current run of hugely successful UK dates in support of their latest album Delirium. With the band receiving some very strong reviews for the album it was no surprise that the venue had quickly filled with excited fans eager to catch the band performing the new tracks.
My short hop over the pond to Scotland was a trip I had almost never made, a trip I would have regretted if I hadn’t taken the plunge. Stream of Passion have quickly risen through the ranks of my favourite bands after hearing the beautiful track ‘When You Hurt Me The Most’ from their second album The Flame Within more than 4 years ago.
Lacuna Coil are one of my all-time favourite bands since discovering them 10 years ago. While their more recent efforts have had some inconsistencies I’ve always stood by them. Delirium feels like a band reborn (perhaps due to losing half their line-up since previous album Broken Crown Halo), they are heavier and more confident in the…
Here is a collection of the latest and greatest music videos and tracks from a whole range of bands both big and small alike.
Much like Finnish legends Amorphis just a matter of days beforehand in the very same venue, Portugal’s dark metal purveyors Moonspell play their first show in Ireland in the illustrious 23 year long career. Joining them on this mini-tour of Europe, the UK and Ireland are Swiss self-described “epic melodic death metal” group SoulLine.
I’m ashamed to admit but despite being Irish I had been very out of touch with my own countries music scene, even sighing at the prospect of a local band playing at any concert of an international artist I was attending. However, over the last couple of years I’ve been exposed in many ways to…
It’s been more than a decade since controversial extreme metal band Cradle of Filth has graced our shores. Their latest album, their 11th overall, Hammer of the Witches was acclaimed by the bands fans and even among those who wouldn’t normally listen to the band.
Back in November the world was shaken by the horrific terror attack which took place in Paris with a show by The Eagles of Death Metal taking the most casualties. As a result of these attacks many bands began to postpone or cancel shows in Europe.