The new Check 'Em All selection includes new releases by metallers The Hypothesis, Nu-Nation, Sisters Of Suffocation and Vektor as well as the first singles taken from the upcoming albums by Chelsea Grin and new Joey Jordison's project Vimic.
The Hypothesis — album "Origin"
Label: Inverse Records
Release: May 5, 2016
Genre: melodic death metal, metalcore
- Shades To Escape
- End Of Your Days
- Eye For an Eye
- Weak Story
- Second Chance
Six years after the EP "Nightshade" release, the Finnish metallers The Hypothesis presented their debut full-length album "Origin". It should be noticing that all these years the musicians didn't sit idle and today give their audience the collection of so-called "Modern Melodic DM from deadly Winterlands of Finland". The album is harmonious work, full of powerful guitar parts and truly enchanting solos. The synth gives the record some mystical atmosphere which is complemented by strong main and backing vocals. "Origin" is a skilful game of melodic death metal and metalcore genres. The album reminds Killswitch Engage's last works, however, some of its songs sound much livelier and more variously due to keyboard and light electronic effects.
Nu-Nation — album "Insomnia"
Release: April 13, 2016
Genre: nu-metal, hardcore, groove metal
- Make Them Bleed
- No Way Out
- Frost Giants
- Trust My Rage
- We Are Revolution
Nu metal and hardcore fans definitely come to the right place this time because in our new selection you'll find very upbeat, imbued with rebellious mood album of the Russian metalheads Nu-Nation. The third full-length record pleases by its harmonious and skilful playing, in this respect, the musicians can easily compete with the big representatives of genres. Perhaps, in some parts guitar riffs devoid of originality, nevertheless the overall record's sound is quite delicious and rich. While guys are hitting the roads across Europe, let's watch their new video for the single "Make Them Bleed".
Chelsea Grin — album "Self Inflicted"
Label: Rise Records
Release: July 1, 2016
- Welcome Back
- Four Horseman
- Love Song
- Skin Deep
- Scratching And Screaming
- Strung Out
- Broken Bonds
- Life Sentence
- Never, Forever
- Say Goodbye
Chelsea Grin, after releasing their two singles "Skin Deep" and "Clickbait" from the upcoming album, ran into outpouring of criticism: the listeners noted the apparent lack of melody, associated it with the lead guitarist Jason Richardson's leaving. Meanwhile, finishing the big tour, the band is preparing to release the fourth LP in their traditional deathcore genre. Release is scheduled for July 1, 2016 via Rise Records which signed the band this January.
Vimic — video "She Sees Everything"
The former Slipknot's drummer Joey Jordison formed his own project named Vimic. Signing to Roadrunner Records, the newfound quintet is now actively working on the debut album "Open Your Omen" which release is planned for the coming year. According to the musician, the band's members have selected only the best tracks from forty demos, selling the rest to the label. Meantime, Vimic please their subscribers with official video to aggressive, gloomy single "She Sees Everything".
Sisters Of Suffocation — EP "Brutal Queen"
Country: The Netherlands
Release: April 22, 2016
Genre: death metal, black metal
- Brutal Queen
- Tales Of A Martyr
- F*ck It
- Skinless Flesh
- Host Of A Dead Fetus
The Netherlands' female quartet Sisters Of Suffocation released the debut EP "Brutal Queen", stood out by pretty heavy, high-speed classic-sounded death metal with a well-performed extreme vocals. Do not judge the record by seeing a pink microphone or the singer's lush curls. These girls will give odds to many bearded trashers.
Vektor — album "Terminal Redux"
Label: Earache Records
Release: May 6, 2016
Genre: thrash metal, progressive metal
- Charging the Void
- Cygnus Termina
- LCD (Liquid Crystal Disease)
- Mountains Above the Sun
- Ultimate Artificer
- Pillars of Sand
- Recharging the Void
The American metallers Vector, who plays crushing thrash metal music, presented the third LP "Terminal Redux". Unlike its predecessors, this full concept album opens space threads of mysticism and legends associated with Cygnus constellation. The release is very good at performing technique: the listener would be impressed its strong riffs and interesting guitar solos which this album has a lot. Unlike the band's previous works, "Terminal Redux" has more black metal elements due to which the album's sound became more rich.
By Yuri Somov
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- Non metal releases selection
- Six releases from six countries
- Four LPs, emotional video and debut album track
- Three videos, two albums and one track: Plateau Sigma, Endless Melancholy, Mesarthim, Earthside, Nicky Rubchenko and Stoned Jesus
- Selection of releases in black metal genre
- Review for six atmospheric releases