6 albums and over a decade into their career, critically acclaimed death metallers Carnifex have certainly outlived most of their peers – both in popularity, longevity, and the fact that they keep improving with age. This culminated in 2016’s Slow Death achieving some of the highest reviews and sales of their career to date.
Considering the band is also slaying crowds all summer on the Vans Warped Tour, it’s safe to say they have achieved a certain measure of popularity, which is always great to see. They deserve it. Even better is the fact that they’ve included their popular cover of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem” on their 6 song setlist all summer. You can check that out below, as well as the aforementioned cover.
New York’s very own Death Metal pioneers, Suffocation, are back with their signature neck-breaking brutality and mind-bending technicality on their latest full-length album entitled “…Of The Dark Light.” With seven full-length albums and over two and half decades of experience under their belt, its needless to say fans have high expectations for a band that effortlessly is both a backbone in the roots of Death Metal and continues to be a driving force in modern extreme music. With so many classics and memorable albums throughout the years, we are left to contemplate how well “…Of The Dark Light” holds up in comparison to the rest of the Suffocation discography. Continue reading →
Welcome to hell ! This year again, almost 60,000 metalheads reached their shrine : Clisson, where takes place one of the main metal events of the year in Europe : Hellfest. The festival has welcomed the biggest names in extreme music over the last ten years, and this year’s lineup won’t stop them getting bigger and bigger.
Through those three days, we’ve seen headliners such as Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rancid, Linkin Park, Prophets of Rage, and, what’s one of this festival’s strengths, more confidential ones, which makes this -more than 160 bands- bill one of the strongest that you’ll see this summer.
With their 4th album coming up rather soon, progressive metal veterans Tesseract are the most popular they’ve ever been, and while 2015’s Polaris wasn’t necessarily an incredible album, it was a solid addition to the band’s discography. If the band’s new single “Smile” is any indication, though, it’s likely their upcoming album could be among their best.
You can check out the track and accompanying video below. The band is about to go on tour w/Megadeth and Meshuggah, arguably being the biggest moments of the band’s career so far.