Archive for the ‘Metal’ Category

Mindshift 'Evilution' EP artwork (SoundCloud)

Mindshift ‘Evilution’ EP artwork (SoundCloud)

Wow. Stop right here. I’ve found a new force in heavy music. And you’re going to love it.

From Sweden, Mindshift has been around for a decade – but in the last few months, the band – Marcus Uggla, Johan Lund, Joakim Olausson, Kim Bengtsson and Eddie Siojo – has directed their energy towards a very heavy and melodic sound.

Since the release of self-funded EP No Regrets in 2012, a host of circumstances lead to Uggla becoming the new frontman for Mindshift. And boy, does he have a scream. (more…)

The first album in thirteen years from the thrash metal band, and lead vocalist Mike Muir the only remaining member of the original band, comparisons to older Suicidal Tendencies is a little out of the question here.

Album number nine sees a fast, rocky tempo to the album.  All the while it feels like you could get up and play air guitar all day long to the guitar solos.   There may be a lot of changing of music “genre” but overall the combination of thrashing drums, and at times some blues guitar, works quite well. (more…)

Device Album Cover(Sourced from Google Images)

Device Album Cover
(Sourced from Google Images)

David Draiman, Andre Karkos (aka Virus), Geno Leonardo and Will Hunt formed Device last year, and the album kicks off with a 1-2-3 gut punch of guitar, electro and industrial metal.

On hiatus from Disturbed, frontman Draiman (known for his unique vocal style and growls) began to work with Geno Leonardo on lyrics and songwriting in 2012.  There’s something about this hooking self-titled album, and Draiman, Virus, Leonardo and Hunt give fans something to savour.

Admittedly, a lot of expectations have been drawn from Disturbed.  But this is Device, and while the signature growls and deep vocals do show through at times (and well too, I might add), Draiman has moved into a new “shell”.

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