As soon as I walked into The Riot Room, Arsis took the stage. The technical and progressive style they have with their brand of death metal translates well on stage just as is does on my headphones. Arsis was a tight and heavy band throughout their whole set, however bassist Noah Martin stole the show for me as his energy and playing was just captivating. With such a diverse night of metal, they put on a great tech/prog death metal show! Continue Reading
Man it was a phenomenal year for heavy music, wasn’t it? Even if you were just a fan of one single genre, there were enough options to keep you entertained throughout the entire year!!! I somehow managed to focus on death metal but also found some gems outside of extreme music, two of which you will find here. Also, another genre of music I focused more on was synthwave, damn I love that stuff! While I did enjoy some fam jams quite a bit in 2017, it’s a safe bet that none of that will be in this top 25. A lot of talent and wonderful albums dropped this year, I could have easily done a top 100 like I did a few years ago but I will spare you. I hope you enjoy and if you haven’t heard of some of these….make sure you listen to them!!!
Septicflesh is a symphonic death metal band from Greece and their newest album Codex Omega is their 10th full length album and they have been quite strong with their style of death metal, especially in the past few albums where there is a great focus on symphonic and orchestral compositions. I am a big fan of their last album, Titan, and thus my expectations for hearing Codex Omega were incredibly high and I had great massive anticipation for this release.