Matt Chanway’s eponymous release showcases a wide array of styles. Flavors of shred, thrash, progressive, power, and tech metal permeate the instrumental sound. This release came to fruition while Chanway was also devoting his time to respected Vancouver based thrash band Asimilation. Chanway’s background studying guitar at the London College of Music has seemingly paid dividends as this release is indicative of a very highly skilled player Continue Reading
Grindcore supergroup Lock Up (Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, etc.) have released their new track “Desolation Architect” via Decibel. The track is off of their highly-anticipated new album, Demonization, and features blazing fast riffs and inhuman drumming, as well as intense grooves. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Ah, concept albums. High art. Thinking about stuff. Things that generally go over my head. While I am hardly new to either Lovecraft or the French atmospheric black metal band The Great Old Ones, I’ll be the first to admit that nothing about their Cthulu Mythos based concept drew me to listen to their new album. Yes, I’ve read Lovecraft and enjoyed him greatly. However, what got me excited for a new album from The Great Old Ones is the fact that every single thing I like about well produced, melodic, and expansive black metal is both present and perfected across their prior releases, and done even more proficiently here.