Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Holy Grail - Ride The Void (2013)

And so, after two weeks of procrastination, time wasting and writers block I'm back with a new review. This time it's a personal favourite band of mine, traditional heavy metal revivalists Holy Grail and their new album "Ride The Void". Will it stack up to their amazing 2010 début "Crisis In Utopia"? Read on and find out...

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence The Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains Of Sorrow
14. Can't Hide The Wolf (Bonus Track)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mutiny Within - II: Synchronicity (2013)

After a few delays this year I'm proud to present ParaReviews' first review of 2013, and it couldn't have been a better first review in my opinion. A favourite band of mine, and one I'm immensely happy to have back in my life, Mutiny Within and their second album Synchronicity!!!

1. Embers
2. In My Veins
3. In A Moment
4. Falls To Pieces
5. Machines
6. Never
7. Become
8. Lights
9. Balance
10. Life To Dust
11. Signs
12. The Unsaid

Sunday, 13 January 2013

2012 In Metal: Best EPs

Here's my final list of favourites from last year, this time E.P. releases. How any of these bands are unsigned is a mystery to me, but these bands are all worth checking out. Enjoy...

Saturday, 12 January 2013

2012 In Metal: Best Debut Albums

After a week or so of downtime, procrastination and doing coursework I decided I would finish my second list for y'all, this is a list of the 10 début albums that made the greatest impression on me this year...

Saturday, 5 January 2013

2012 In Metal: ParaReviews Best Albums

This has been one of the most interesting and consistently fantastic years for metal in recent memory, and to commemorate the end of the year I thought I would write my best albums lists for 2012. To differentiate and allow for both old and new bands to have their moment I've done lists for "20 best albums" and "10 best début albums" as well as "5 best EP releases". Also, before you mainstream fools/elitists start whining, there's NO Meshuggah, NO Gojira, NO Pig Destroyer and NO Lamb Of God in this list. These are MY opinions, not yours. Those bands all released albums this year that were great but I liked all of the following albums better. Get over it...

And without further ado, to business...