I’m hesitant to do this since I don’t know what will actually happen, but from 19th September until October 9th I’ll be abroad for a family member’s wedding. I don’t know if I’ll get access to a computer around then (though hopefully I will), so if there are no updates on Wednesdays or Fridays you’ll know why.
Nonetheless, I intend to do what I can to try and keep this blog up and running even while I’m away. Fingers crossed it’ll work out and Me(n)tal-Meltdown will be updated even if irregularly. Either way, you’ll see what the outcome will be!
I’ll try my best not to let you down.
Lots of love and see you soon with regular updates in October;
With the thrash revival that’s been going on lately, it shouldn’t be a surprise to say that the sixth studio album from American band Death Angel couldn’t have come at a relatively better time. Although it’s no longer the ’80’s and their line-up has changed and aged since then, it seems so right to applaud the group for churning out what feels like a good, solid effort of modern thrash metal. Since the genre has transformed itself since the advent of grunge in the last century, so it makes sense that it will become privy to high level production and outside influences such as groove metal or even modern rock.
Three years down the line since their debut full-length ‘The Wounded Ones‘; Finnish progressive metal band Sole Remedy return with a small line-up change and the follow-up effort ‘Apoptosis‘. Tagged as a concept album, one immediately gets the presumption that what is to follow will be an interesting record with moments of fear and saddened acceptance of fate. In turn, it does look to be that these expectations are ultimately delivered; albeit with moments of decent filler. Continue reading
Four years have passed since Norwegian death metallers Goat The Head had first unleashed their self-described brand of “cave metal” out onto the world, yet with this second full-length effort it seems to be that there are a few musical issues which could use a bit more work. Interestingly in the case of a death metal band, these appear to lie with frontman Per Spjøtvold’s vocals; than with the actual sound. Continue reading
You know, I wonder if people are indeed born with silver spoons in their mouths. If so, then I’m tempted to believe that right away for Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium; since not only do I consider them highly talented and poetic but they’ll also be touring with their heroes Dark Tranquillity this month.
Not to mention that they’ve recently made a move from Candlelight Records to label giant Century Media. Sign of more great things to come? We’ll have to see, after the new album! Frontman/bassist Nillo Sevänen and guitarist Ville Friman popped by, to talk about it.
One-man project Windrider is an emerging entry into the ongoing wave of folk metal bands, which seem to becoming a fast staple of contemporary metal. From the depiction of a Mjolnir hammer in the logo to the archetypical use of Norse mythology and Tolkien-esque fantasy through the lyrical subject matter; the listener typically finds themselves immersed in a world of fantastical journeys and never-ending battles between old and new, good and evil. Continue reading