Looking Back returns and this time another classic of melodic death metal is at the center of attention. Dark Tranquillity’s Projector celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Despite a continued abundance of albums, most of the releases at the end of May left me underwhelmed. As such this last part of Metal in May focusses on albums that didn’t make it into previous part.
The final days of May greet us with a plentitude of releases by both new and esteemed bands. Once again, the darker regions of the genre supply a set of high-quality releases.
After a bit of a slow week, the end of May is close at hand but this was just the silence before the storm. The next two weeks are bursting at the seams with highly anticipated metal releases by veterans and newcomers alike. For now, here is what this past week brought with it.
Moving into May, after just one week there is already a host of releases demanding your attention. And rightfully so. May is looking to be one of the busiest months of the year for metal and if the three picks for this article are any indication, we’re in for a great month. Idle Hands –
Much like the rest of the year so far, April has yielded a number of noteworthy black metal releases. Today’s selection of albums is an especially varied mix of bands, each delivering their own vision of metal’s darkest subgenre.
In light of its 25th anniversary and the upcoming release of their sixth album, this issue of Looking Back discusses At the Gates’ sophomore album With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness. Enter one of melodic death metal’s most challenging and enigmatic albums.
Taking some time to talk about the state of the website and how things are supposed to go this year as well as reflecting a bit on last year.
With the first month of the new year almost behind us, here’s a short list of anticipated releases for 2018. Not all of those are confirmed, but most of them are likely to come out within this year.
Just barely in time, as always, here’s Noise Vortex Top 10 Albums of 2017.