Oops… It’s been a while since I’ve updated my site. Things have been quite busy for me. More on that later, though.
First, here are the most recent pieces I’ve had posted at Sonic Cathedral.
In March, I reviewed “Silent Scr3am,” the debut album by the Greek alternative metal band Elysion. Wow! Great stuff!! This is one of those “under the radar” albums that more and more people will discover over time, I think. Also, a lot of metal fans tend to write off the alternative, more “mainstream” sounding bands. Elysion definitely falls into that category, but the quality of its songwriting, production, and overall musicianship should not be overlooked.
More recently I reviewed the self-titled album by the (now defunct) Australian gothic metal outfit ShadowPlay. This band combines (or combined, rather) gothic, symphonic, and progressive metal with electronic elements and prevalent vocal harmonies. I recommend ShadowPlay for fans of Within Temptation and the Anette-era Nightwish – and also for people who are looking for softer metal or an “easy introduction” to female-fronted metal.
After reviewing Regardless of Me’s “The World Within” in January, I had the chance to interview the Click here to read my interview with Regardless of Me.young Italian band. We talked about touring, the band’s music, future plans, and much more. I also learned (off the record in the interview, but confirmed since then) that Regardless of Me will play at Bloodstock Open Air in August! So anyone in the UK who wants to check out Regardless of Me can do so then!
Click here to read my interview with Regardless of Me.