Category Archives: melodic death metal

Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 7

For my seventh recommendation column, there’s some music here that will challenge the term “prog” and yes I acknowledge that Soilwork is not a prog metal band. I do think many fans of prog metal and extreme metal like or … Continue reading

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Top 20 of 2018: The Rob Edition

This was a very hard year to pick only 20 albums as my favorites. Some of the ones I left out would have definitely made the cut other years. But for what it’s worth, this is my top 20 favorite … Continue reading

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Psycroptic – “As the Kingdom Drowns”

Tasmania’s Psycroptic is BACK with “As The Kingdom Drowns” and wow, it’s a killer album. Sure it’s only 35 minutes but it’s a relentless, blistering album nonetheless! I enjoy Psycroptic in doses. Like any tech death metal band, they can … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum – “The Burning Cold”

It’s not often I find myself drawn deeply into a death metal album. In fact, it’s a style I can take or leave sometimes. Too loud. Unable to understand anything over the guttural vocals. Not enough variety in the songs … Continue reading

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Burial in the Sky – “Creatio Et Hominus”

In the league with Black Crown Initiate, early White Arms of Athena, and Fallujah, I’d label Pennsylvania’s Burial in the Sky Progressive Melodic Death Metal. In my opinion, track one “Nexus” and the last minute of “Tesla” tells the listener … Continue reading

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Fractal Gates – “The Light That Shines”

My first encounter with France’s Fractal Gates was on their last album “Beyond the Self,” which was mixed and mastered by the great Dan Swanö. Swanö provided guest vocals for their cover of the Cheap Trick song “Mighty Wings.” The … Continue reading

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