Remember when you first fell in love with Metallica’s last great album, And Justice For All? What? You didn’t like it? First of all, there’s a chance we can’t be friends, and second, you could well be put off Anihilated’s freshest release, Anti Social Engineering, from the offset. There’s a more diverse character to the long-player, but the riff that primes the album is very reminiscent of that particular moment in the thrash giants’ career, and it echoes on throughout. If ‘the big 4’ had Anthrax switched out for Testament, and were merged into one band, this sound could very well be the result, instrumentally speaking. Continue reading
The Modern Alternative was privileged to get a good clear view of the Bloodstock début of The King Is Blind this past weekend. A video of the set opener, “Mors Somnis” can be seen further down the page. This was shot spontaneously with a regular camera and, albeit a little shaky, the raw footage gives an insight into the performance, without any visual or audio retouching. Continue reading
Shadowlight came to my attention in 2010, upon their debut release of the Winter EP.
The band are Prog in the Rock context, only dabbling lightly in the Metal territory, making them a great relaxing listen and calling to mind another of England’s Finest and their trailblazing Prog Rock work. Continue reading