One of the names you may hear a lot about lately in the folk metal style would be this band’s. Eluveitie‘s album Slania pretty much came out of nowhere and set a new standard for folk metal, as far as the meshing of styles goes. Blending folk with melodic death.
Upon starting the latest album by Carnal Forge, entitled Testify For My Victims, a single question will come to mind: What in the hell…?! This album marks the end of the glory days of Carnal Forge and ushers in a more mainstream album completely void of everything that made this band so well known over the years. Given the sound on the band’s previous album, Aren’t You Dead Yet?, it’s no shock to see the band practically changed overnight, but it’s very disheartening.
One of the staple bands in the metalcore scene has been Caliban. Given that they have had some issues as far as the line-up, as well as final recording product goes (remember the poorly meshed vocals on the album Shadow Hearts?), it’s natural that a band would change their sound as time goes on. The only problem with that theory is that Caliban has been on a rather slick slope lately, and each release has just been going down hill since The Opposite From Within.
One man Black Metal projects are on the rise, and one of the more prominant acts is Dodsferd, who were picked up by Moribund Records. I was given the opportunity to interview founding member, Wrath, via e-mail. Below is what he had to say about the new album, and more.
When you think Hells Headbangers, you think sick Black Metal. One band on their roster that showcases the reasons for this perception is Flame. After checking out the new album, March Into Firelands, I got the chance to do an e-mail interview with Blackvenom. Here’s what he had to say…
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