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Dec 18, 2014
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Brave – “Surrounds Me” EP (2014)

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Review by Tony Cannella

The Virginia based progressive rock/metal band Brave began their career in 1996 under the name Arise From Thorns in 1997 they released their debut demo followed by a self-titled full-length in 1998 and then the album “Before an Audience of Stars” followed a year later before the band changed their name to Brave. Under this new moniker the band has gone on to release two EPs, two full-lengths and a compilation, but has not released any new material since 2008, until now. Which brings us to their new 3-song single “Surrounds Me”.

The 15-minute disc begins with “Surrounds Me”. Michelle Schrotz has a fantastic voice. Fans of While Heaven Wept will know her as their keyboardist but with Brave she gets to prove what a top flight vocalist she is. “Surrounds Me” has some cool tempo changes and a pretty heavy riff as well as a great solo to finish the song. Continue reading »

Dec 18, 2014
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Edenial – “Innerpretations” (2014)

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Review by Tony Cannella

From Chile, Edenial returns with their second full-length album. Their debut “From the End” was released in 2010 and now they present their sophomore effort. The album has been mastered by the legendary Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. The band mixes an eclectic brew of metal which is hard to define; the bands influences range from power metal to thrash metal to progressive metal and more. With all due respect to “From the End”, “Innerpretations” definitely represents a step forward for Edenial.

The power thrash of the opener “Soul Echo” is an excellent way to begin things. Next is “Wrath” which begins with a doomy rapid fire guitar riff as the song goes off into some intricate technical directions. “Red Rum” has a great big melodic metal sound. Continue reading »

Dec 15, 2014
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High Fighter – “The Goat Ritual” (2014)

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Review by Tony Cannella

High Fighter is the new project featuring ex-A Million Miles vocalist Mona Miluski. On their debut EP “The Goat Ritual” Mona is joined by former members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenisis to create a heavy as hell stoner/doom metal offering that is sure to please fans who like their metal heavy with a blues influence.

With the opening tune “2Steps Blueskill”, High Fighter heads straight for the jugular with a song that starts off heavy but only gets heavier. The next track “Breaking Goat Mountains” has a distinctive riff running through the duration of the song and the band doesn’t take the foot off the pedal. From there the band segues into “Black Waters” the best song in my opinion. Continue reading »

Dec 9, 2014
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Aria Flame – “A World of Silence” EP (2014)

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Review by Tony Cannella

Aria Flame is a neo classical metal band which formed in 2011. When you listen to their excellent debut EP “A World of Silence”, you would think that they come from Europe because their style is very European (thus the assumption that they hail from Europe), but Aria Flame is actually from Western Michigan, USA.

With a playing time of 35-minutes spread out over 6-songs, “A World of Silence” is longer than your average EP. “My Muse” is the first track and shows the bands talent for writing technical songs with a dark and dramatic atmosphere. Lead vocalist Aziza Poggi has got an incredible voice which encompasses different styles and nuances. She can do the operatic thing, but she doesn’t over do it and her voice has a ton of character, depth and emotion. “Realm of Hate” is a cool track which keeps a steady mid-tempo vibe. Continue reading »

Nov 4, 2014
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End of the Dream – “End of the Dream” EP (2013)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

End of the Dream is a female fronted metal band from the Netherlands that was formed in 2010. They have recently issued their debut 6-song self-titled EP. Let’s have a listen, shall we?

First off, for an EP this is pretty long. Clocking in at 33-minutes, EOTD presents a longer than your average EP, not that I’m complaining. “Colder” opens things and is a pretty cool way to kick things off. The riffs are sharp and the song is dramatic with a solid groove to it. The next track “Follow the Angels” begins with a slower tempo before a choir kicks in and then the heavy guitar riffs. I would describe the band as a cross between Within Temptation and Evanescence. Lead vocalist Micky certainly has a pretty cool and expressive voice. Continue reading »

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