Review: Where the gods fear to tread – Devoid of Dreams

Review: Where the gods fear to tread – Devoid of Dreams

Apr 13, 2012

If the name doesn’t already give this away, Devoid of Dreams debut single “where the Gods fear to tread” (listen here) is a different beast. Floating somewhere between the sound of a primary combination of distorted guitar flurries, syncopated rhythms, spacious reverberated clean passages, hardcore yells, screams and melodic clean singing, this is a...

Song Review: Iwaska – Ciphertext

Song Review: Iwaska – Ciphertext

Apr 11, 2012

There’s nothing more trivial than music; that blends in more than one genre, it’s not the worst thing ever heard, but it’s also far from top-shelf quality. It can be played through in full, and when it’s over, a mild reaction is expressed. This description fits Ciphertext single “Iwaska” like a pair of cushy sweatpants, with subtle difference in the...

Song Review: The forces of Nazarene – Judas Ancestry

Song Review: The forces of Nazarene – Judas Ancestry

Feb 29, 2012

Without a doubt this is a dark, melodic death groove that would hit you all at once (Listen Here). But the influences including the likes of Tristania, Epica, Within Tempation and Autumn is on a high, assuming that the band is bending too much on the side of replicating their genres; by featuring those mournful harmonizing clean lady vocals and keyboards....

Song Review: New Day – Acid Row

Song Review: New Day – Acid Row

Feb 24, 2012

After bursting onto the metal scene with 11th HOUR three years ago, now Jonathan Pyngrope has crafted another excellent solo project – “Acid Row”. Jo’s style is mellow and the result of his effort is a pop gem namely “New Day”(listen here). This track features some fine guitar work from Jonathan, and the bouncy pop tune doesn’t at...

Song Review: The Ladder – Dead Calm Chaos

Song Review: The Ladder – Dead Calm Chaos

Feb 12, 2012

Face it! this is a mean unforgiving arsenal of a thrashy death-tinged song that pulverizes you with a constant high-speed frontal charge. For a band rooted in such aggression,  it’s refreshing to discover that this track “The Ladder” (Listen Here)sounds like an avalanche of inventive riffs that slides right past the edge of a rage embedded...

Song Review: Dictum Meum Pactum

Song Review: Dictum Meum Pactum

Feb 10, 2012

If Hope Dies live @ Mahakalfest 2011 To begin with, as a band’s first official released single; this is a very polished endeavor that fans leaning towards  metal-core, post-hardcore, Djent and the likes of death-core should check this out. logo IF HOPE DIES is a Siliguri based band formed in 2010. After the release of this supreme single “Dictum Meum...