333: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

It really only took BFMV less than fifteen years to become one of the bigger metal bands touring today, and it doesn’t take much time with their catalogue to understand why. Not unlike Trivium, BFMV were initially labelled metalcore but by relying heavily on thrash influences and a general hard rock sound, they produced a … Continue reading 333: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

289: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part one

BMTH started out as one of the more popular deathcore bands of the mid-noughties, due in part to a more approachable writing style and the versatile vocals of Oli Sykes. From early on, Bring Me The Horizon were already incorporating broader influences than the average deathcore band. Gentler instrumentation, alt metal style slower riffs, hardcore … Continue reading 289: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part one

225: GHØSTKID

When Sebastian Biesler left German metalcore act, Eskimo Callboy, to start his solo project, most would’ve expected the same electronicore madness his previous band was known for. Surprisingly, Ghøstkid is a more serious, progressive, genre-melding take on metalcore. There are frantic screams, delicate cleans, huge guitars, and some great hooks. There are touches of industrial … Continue reading 225: GHØSTKID

208: TRIVIUM

For over twenty years, Trivium have been a persistent presence in North American metal. Their sound has been labelled as thrash, melodic metalcore, groove metal, and even progressive metal, and continues to grow and mature with each album. With soaring cleans, and furious roars. Matt Heafy’s vocals are instantly recognisable, backed by crushing riffs. Those … Continue reading 208: TRIVIUM