Psalms for the Dead Sun - Holy Charade

Psalms For The Dead Sun – Holy Charade

April 23 C. Hagen Radick 1

I’m a sucker for clean female vocals in metal. Whether it’s the bombastic delivery of Nightwish, the smoky-sweet crooning of Purson, or any of the multiple styles of my golden-voiced goddess, Liv Kristine, I’m almost always on board. Enter the Finnish band Psalms for the Dead Sun and their first LP, Holy Charade, featuring Jenny Malmberg on vocals.

Holycide - Toxic Mutation

Holycide – Toxic Mutation

April 16 C. Hagen Radick 0

When we last left Dave Rotten, he was delivering some tortured roars for FamishGod. Well, Dave is back, but this time he’s altered his delivery and is fronting a thrash band, Holycide, on their debut EP Toxic Mutation released under his Xtreem Music label.

Red Room Ensemble

Red Room Ensemble – Red Room Ensemble

April 13 C. Hagen Radick 0

Initially a one-time cover band known as Moonburn, a quintet of Finns found they enjoyed playing together and began working on original material. They changed their name to Red Room Ensemble and self-financed and released their first album, the self-titled Red Room Ensemble.

Dark Void - Release The Kraken

Dark Void – Release The Kraken

April 7 C. Hagen Radick 0

Dark Void is comprised of five seventeen year-old Cyprus teens who took their love of thrash metal and self-released their first EP, Release The Kraken. Given the age of the performers, how does the music stand up?

FamishGod - Devourers Of Light

FamishGod – Devourers Of Light

April 1 C. Hagen Radick 1

No lie — I love me some doom/death. Being a fan of My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost from “back in the day”, I’ve always loved the atmosphere of dread created by well-done music of this type. Enter FamishGod from Spain with their debut album Devourers Of Light.