Birth and the Burial is the debut studio album by American heavy metal supergroup Act of Defiance. It was released on August 21, 2015 through Metal Blade Records. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications being thrown at bands Act Of Defiance cut to the quick, offering 100% in-your-face, uncompromising metal.
French death metal veterans LOUDBLAST have inked a deal with Listenable Records for the follow up to 2011's "Frozen Moments Between Life And Death". Due out later this year, the band's newest album will be titled "Burial Ground".A solid mix of classic and modern influences, the latest output from these death metal veterans dares transgressing their traditional thrash/death style of yore to achieve a much more malign yet as catchy sound. "Burial Ground" benefits from a massive production and sees the band evolving in further darker sounds while retaining the original '90s classic death metal roots.
Nearly one decade ago, After the Burial – a five-piece progressive metalcore/deathcore act – came together after a bunch of friends met at a high school in Minnesota. Since then, the band has released three albums: 2006's Forging a Future Self, 2008's Rareform (and the 2009 re-recorded version, which featured a new vocalist and a live drummer) and 2010's In Dreams. Fans have been anxiously awaiting more new material from the band, especially after a pre-production demo/video was released nearly two years ago. Finally, the guys are back in business and they are set to release Wolves Within on December 17 via Sumerian Records.
Mass Burial was established in 2008 by vocalist/bassist Goran M, the ideologist and main song writer, and lead guitarist Alen A, who gave the band's sound its typical sophisticated finish. The current line up is completed with Ron M on drums. The blackened death metal band from Sydney Australia musically combines elements of merciless vehemence with atmospheric mysticism; amalgamating a unique blend of death and black metal.
Burial Ground is easily the best album to be unleashed from the Stockholm death metal vets in Grave since their 2002 reunion with Back From the Grave. Though Grave has never really been mentioned in the same revered breath as their contemporaries in Entombed or Dismember, the band have always been reliable, and have been delivering solid gold beatings since the late '80s
Stubbornly free from genre classification, Italian trio Zu have been proud to follow their own musical pathways for some twenty years now. Throughout their highly diverse career the band has cultivated the art of collaboration, joining forces with luminaries such as Mike Patton, Damo Suzuki, Mats Gustafsson and Nobukazu Takemura. Their new album – and first on House of Mythology – is no exception, featuring guest musicians such as Jessica Moss of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Kristoffer Lo of Norwegian pop sensations Highasakite, among others.
This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.