Category Archives: Atmospheric

The Hallowed Catharsis – Solar Cremation E.P. 9.5/10 \m/

Hey metal lovers! Let’s get stoked about this fantastic mid-week release from British Columbia Groovy Prog Death Metallers The Hallowed Catharsis and their new concept EP Solar Cremation!

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The Devil’s Due- December 21st- Noise Trail Immersion- Womb – Review 7/10 \m/

Noise Trail Immersion

Womb

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released November 4, 2016

Fabio – vocals
Davide – guitar
Daniele – guitar
Lorenzo – bass
Paolo – drums

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Today the devil has dropped something strangely interesting and dark.  It’s the first full length album by Italian noise makers Noise Trail Immersion. I feel as though their name should have included “Therapy” on the end because that’s what this album is like, a caustic  yet effective form of music, that to some could cause epileptic seizures and others like myself find a lot of peace within the music.  They are a really unique band with elements of blackened metal, mathcore, and extreme metal mixed together to create a blunt and chaotic sound that is actually very appealing. Yet melodic in some areas.  It’s a sound that you have to hear to understand, but from listening to this album every little element from the mathcore, to the blackened metal, I mean it all stands out.  they go from one end of the spectrum where they are playing a really smooth melodic riff, to going into some dissonance and poly-rhythms.  All in a matter of seconds and no warnings either and with fierce delivery. You still get plenty of catchy riffs and moments in tracks like Organism. its not all dissonant, dark, noise.  They have a rhyme and a reason, and you will have to go into this album knowing that you are going to  have a lot of unexpected sounds and things happening all at once and from different angles. If you are looking for something different,  something dark and chaotic.  or maybe you are looking for something that walks the balance between dissonance and catchy rhythms look no further. Noise Trail Immersion is the everyday carry utility tool consisting of many different elements and giving you the hardcore fuck you attitude as they deliver their brand through your speakers. I have really enjoyed listening to this and being surprised at what they pull off with their music. 7/10 \m/

 

 

There is also this video for one of or favorite tracks “Organism” check it out

 

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The Devil’s Due- December 14th- Man Made God- “Prima Materia” Review 7/10 \m/

Man Made God

Prima Materia

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Released April 8, 2016

Man Made God is:
Niles Rodriguez – Drums
Izzy Rodriguez – Guitar
Isaac Fowler – Guitar
Christian Waiau – Bass
Adrian Clark – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Roderick Spenner – Vocals

 

 

Today the Devil has brought us a solid seven track E.P. full of atmospheric progressive death by the Las Vegas NV outfit known as Man Made God.  Prima Materia is a killer E.P. that bursts at the seams with heavy hitting drums and some really gnarly guttural vocals.  They have virtually minimal fluff on this disc.  I mean the very first track titled “Source” starts out with what sounds like a Didgeridoo and the song fades in after about thirty seconds, but I hardly call that filler.  This was a thirty second welcoming period to introduce the listener to the atmospheric style they bring to the table. I love it, this E.P. has been in my rotation since it dropped, and has yet to disappoint me.  They have that atmospheric style similar to Fallujah, but the vocals are right in line with death/ death core styles and the drums and guitars are more death metal driven in areas. It really makes this E.P. a great listen because you can hear all the different elements that make up their style.  The sound quality of this E.P. is great also, it’s one of the things I really liked about this when it came out. Not only does it come with a “Name Your Own Price” tag (for digital copies) but the sound quality is top notch.  The Keyboardist really adds a lot of flavor to this, I wouldn’t say that garnish a melo death delivery just because there are keyboards. But man they really add to this E.P., every time you come to a point in any song where you would think there could be empty space, they fill it with keyboards. And not a flashy fast fingers Freddie slamming keys at blistering speeds. No they add the atmospheric sounds. They add imagery to the music, and I believe that’s something that needs to be mentioned with bands that have an atmospheric style to their music. When listening to this E.P. there are point in which you begin to visualize things, and I find that it is always when the keys are setting things up. While some will argue what song is the best off of this E.P. we did play “Goliath” and “The Martyr” both of those tracks were played often and loud. We love this E.P. and the only gripe we have is that it’s just not long enough. When this E.P. came out it was the first time we heard Man Made God and it was quite a surprise. This E.P. will not be the last time we mention these guys that much is certain, and they aren’t walking away with anything less than a 7/10 \m/

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 If you want to get a taste for yourself check it out below and hit play.

 

 

 

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