Unleash the Archers is a female fronted, melodic power metal band hailing from Vancouver, BC. Since forming in 2007, UTA have released three self-produced…
By Lauren Leuschner Sweden’s own Hammerfall have taken a well deserved break in 2013, but before they go on to the next chapter the band…
I honestly can’t think of any flaws with this album other than how long it took to be released. If I had to pick a favourite album of 2012, this would definitely be it.
Requiem for the Indifferent seems to focus more on the clean vocals of both Simone and Mark. Simone in particular seems to experiment and fully embrace more of her phenomenal vocal range on the new album. In respect to the instrumental aspects of the album, fans can anticipate to hear those familiar, brutal riffs and fantastic guitar solos.
With that being said, grab your headphones, turn down the lights and let the music take over. This is an album not to be missed.
If you are a fan of Mayhem, Immortal, Darkthrone, Emperor, or even a fan of post-Norwegian Black Metal (Dark Funeral, Nargaroth) then this would be a record worth picking up.
This album isn’t breaking any new ground, but if you’re a fan of clean-voiced heavy/melodic/viking metal (with some power metal mixed in) this album is for you.
It may take a few spins to really grasp it, but Quarterpast has enough major virtues making the effort worthwhile. Hopefully, if Mayan does decide to put out a second album they can smooth out the creases
Book of Dowth is a solid uniform testament of folk influenced melodic death metal for fans to feast upon.