Tag Archives: Melodic Death Metal

Metal Review: At the Gates: At War With Reality (2014)

At the Gates: At War With Reality

Melodic death metal has come a long way in the past 20 years, but it is safe to say that At the Gates was the inspiration to the entire genre, even the bastardized versions merging metalcore into their sound. At the Gates was a dynamic band that changed its sound drastically with each release until

Song of the Week: In Flames: Colony

In Flames: Colony

Swedish melodic death metal giants In Flames released their fourth album, “Colony,” on May 21, 1999, through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was quite similar to “Whoracle,” but featured some more grooves than the previous effort, which would be indicative of the sound that the band would come to make their own. The title track,

Metal Review: Ghost Brigade: IV – One With The Storm (2014)

Ghost Brigade: IV - One With the Storm

Finland’s Ghost Brigade is a different type of band. The band dares you to classify them. Many will say post rock, some will say melodic death metal. Others will say doom metal. Regardless of how you classify them, the band is very progressive in nature and likes to blend a myriad of sounds packed into

Metal Review: Gormathon: Following the Beast (2014)

Gormathon: Following the Beast

Sweden’s Gormathon is a melodic death metal borrowing from a few other genres delivering a diverse second album in “Following the Beast” and completely bypassing the notion of the sophomore jinx by any means. Where many bands have failed, Gormathon has used as a strength by honing their sound to its sharpest point. “Following the

Arch Enemy Announces New Guitarist Jeff Loomis

Jeff Loomis

Talk about some incredible news. I knew that ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis would land somewhere and Arch Enemy seems like a logical place. The Swedish melodic death metal outfit has announced that Loomis will replace outgoing guitarist Nick Cordle. Loomis will join the band on the upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26, 2014

Arch Enemy Release Live Video For As the Pages Burn

Arch Enemy: War Eternal

Melodic death metal giants Arch Enemy have released a live video for As the Pages Burn from their latest album, “War Eternal” (read the War Eternal review). The video features professionally filmed footage shot at the Masters of Rock festival on July 12, 2014 in Vizovice, Czech Republic and can be seen below. “War Eternal”

Carcass Releases The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills Music Video

Carcass: Surgical Steel

Melodic death metal outfit Carcass have released a music video for The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills taken from their latest album, “Surgical Steel” (read the Surgical Steel review). The clip was directed by Kazuaki “Kazu” Kimura and Glenn Maguire. Carcass will also be unleashing a selection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November

Metal Review: In Flames: Siren Charms (2014)

In Flames: Siren Charms

I will be the first to admit that In Flames scares me these days. I have seen them release average albums alongside one album that had no business seeing the light of day. The band is loaded with hit songs, but rarely are the albums stellar. It is more along the lines of a few

Carcass to Release New EP November

Carcass: Surgical Steel

Melodic death metal band Carcass is back again. After returning last year with their new album “Surgical Steel,” the band will now release a collection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November entitled “Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP.” All the songs were recorded during the “Surgical Steel” sessions, which was produced by

At the Gates Streaming New Song At War With Reality

At the Gates: At War With Reality

Melodic death metal horde At the Gates are streaming the title track from their upcoming album “At War With Reality,” which will be the first album since 1995’s classic “Slaughter of the Soul.” The new album is due out October 27, 2014 in Europe and October 28, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records.