It’s been a hot minute since this site dove into the hallowed halls of power metal. Sure, there was that Rhapsody of Fire review a few months ago, and if you’ve been listening to our monthly Album of the Month podcast we can’t stop talking about how great the latest Gloryhammer is (seriously, it’s great…so much so that we’re not even including it in this post but giving it the header. Run, don’t walk to check out Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex), but this year’s been a bit of a slog regarding content, let alone content for that most triumphant of genres. So let’s rectify that with this edition of Nine Circles ov…and talk about some of the great power metal in 2019. Continue reading →
Last week was bit of a blur what with all the news items and “theories,” Tool takes and thinkpieces keep coming in by the truck load, and Gatecreeper dropped a ballad off their upcoming album…a ballad. New week and new metal, so let’s do that.
Cerebral Rot go the caveman death metal route (in this case, a very good thing) on their debut, Devourment break a six year silence with their trademark brutal-techy-slammy death metal, Unburnt unleash blackened death metal hell across their four track EP, and Dialith bring unbridled symphonic power on their debut full length. Focus on this week and forget last week but don’t put away the popcorn just yet.
Connecticut may not be the first rock you pull for symphonic metal but Dialith hope to change that with their debut full length, Extinction Six, due out August 16 on the band’s Bandcamp page. Their 2017 EP, Through Stone, hinted at the power they harness through melodic riffs and towering vocals but Extinction Six pulls the ace out of the proverbial sleeve and offers all anyone could ask from heavy, symphonic metal. Today, we are pleased to bring you an exclusive premiere of the album’s fourth track “Libra” to whet appetites of what to expect come release day so head directly below to get your fill. Continue reading →