Alright, let's do a quickie...that's what I thought yesterday evening, before picking up the info I'd gathered about this Gothic Metalcore act from Schwarzenfeld, in the Bavarian region of Germany, and realizing I had a bigger job ahead of me than I'd reckoned for.
This Australian Metalcore act was founded in 2008 by frontman Michael Crafter, following his farewell tour with I Killed The Prom Queen (other bands he'd been in, were Carpathian and Bury Your Dead). Guitarist/ backing vocalist Dan Brown, from fellow Melbourne Hardcore Punk act 50 Lions, was the first to be enlisted, with guitarist Adam Harris, bassist Borgs and drummer Matthew Owens following soon after.
Red Eleven are a five man band hailing form Finland, which has been formed around 2009, and released their first album in 2013. What the style of their music on the first album ‘Idiot Factory’ was, I wouldn’t know, since I’ve not heard it, but what they bring us on this follow-up album can be described as a mix between Metal, alternative rock, and rock.
Three years ago, the then recent addition to the ConcreteWeb family, Jeroen, reviewed this Portuguese band's third full-length album Holy Beast, not caring much for the offering...in fact, he kinda dragged it through the mud some! I'm afraid he didn't quite understand where the band comes from, and what their intentions were, or he might at least have understood what he'd been listening to, and not just slag the band down because of personal musical tastes.
Finland's back in the house, with the new release of Shear, offering a decent bunch of progressive (power) metal fronted by a charming lady.
Fake Idols was formed from the union of three bands in the hard rock/metal genre (Raintime, Slowmotion Apocalypse and Jar Of Bones). They found each other in their search for new sounds and have decided to join forces for this new and young project, so you might have it a bit difficult finding any solid info about these chaps.
Ready, Set , Fall, an Italian band playing Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability. Five members: Marco Pochettino (drums), Giovanni Santolla (Bass/vocals), Christopher Volpi (vocals), Francesco Scaravelli (guitar) and Frank Mossa (guitar).
Grandexit is a Swedish metalband witch has been around for over 13 years and comes from the town of Västeras. Here in the midst of Sweden these chaps grew up and wanted to make innovative and melodic extreme metal. But before they played under their current name, they called themselves “Vicious”. Under that banner, they released 2 albums. 2010 marked the birth of their present name, and later on they released their “first” album.
GrandExit has a new record and that is something to be overjoyed with. The new one is entitled The Dead Justifies The Means and is full of memorable guitar parts and an impressive song structure. The band, previously known as Vicious, pounds through the album and quickly tries to settle in your ears. This is the first impression you get when starting to listen to the record.
Abnormal Thought Patterns from California is the newest sensation in the world of instrumental heavy music. Although the band's name doesn't immediately ring a bell, twin brothers Jasun (guitar) and Troy Tipton (bass) along with Mike Guy (drums) were the back bone of Zero Hour. That band released five records in the 90's and was proclaimed to be one of the best progressive metal bands of that time.