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Jungle Rot – Terror Regime

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 10th April 2013 by izaforestspirit

Jungle Rot
Terror Regime
Released 19th March 2013
Death Metal
Released via: Victory Records

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Terror Regime is the new album from the American death metal band Jungle Rot. It is the follow up to the 2011 album ‘Kill on Command’.

Straight from the offset you’re in for some old school death metal. The first track Voice Your Disgust offers the stereotypical growls, fast guitar riffs with the odd thrash metal tinge added for good measure. Think Vader with hints of Cannibal Corpse and you will have a pretty good idea of the type of death metal I’m referring to. The title track sees more thrash metal guitar melodies enter the fold as well as a decrease in pace making the song better suited for head-banging.

This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the album. As the subsequent tracks stick to the same tried and tested formula of orthodox death metal mixed with the occasional thrash metal guitar riff. The guitar patterns shift from fast to mid-paced depending on the track, the drumming is steady and the vocals are consistent with what you would expect from this genre. Noteworthy tracks include: the slow-paced, Vader-esque Rage Through The Wasteland, Ruthless Omnipotence which features a healthy balance of fast riffage and skillfully executed guitar solos, and the fast and furious I Don’t Need Society.

Overall this is a solid, well produced death metal album. Whilst Jungle Rot may not offer anything new to the genre, one is for sure – they are good at what they do.

4/5

Iza Raittila

 

Victory Records welcome Erimha

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Victory Records have proudly announced the signing of symphonic black metal unit, Erimha from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to its roster. Erimha, which means “Army” or “Legion”, coming from Sumerian culture, base their haunting, melodic, merciless and operatic sound on ancient mythology and spirituality. Their mantra and mission is one of inner strength and how the individual can be as powerful as an entire army.

Formed in 2010, Erimha’s punishingly fresh and savage take on symphonic black metal is spawning a loyal legion of followers in the Canadian metal scene. They released their first full length album, Irkalla in September 2010 which featured guest vocals from The Agonist’s frontwoman, Alissa White. The band, Gore (vocals), Kthien (rhythm guitar), Ksaos (drums) and Diusternas (bass) are going to be an extreme force to be reckoned with on the international metal battlefield.

Erimha will embark on their first U.S. tour in June with their debut album for Victory Records to be released this summer.

For more information on Erimha:
https://www.facebook.com/Erimha
www.victoryrecords.com/artist/erimha

As They Burn – Will, Love, Life

Posted in 'Core, CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , on 19th March 2013 by Paul

As They Burn
Will, Love, Life
Released February 19th 2013
Deathcore/Death Metal
Released via Victory Records

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Deathcore has undergone a noticeable evolution in recent years. Gone are the “BREE BREE” pig squeals, needlessly misogynistic imagery inherited from gore metal and the pseudo thug attitude from hardcore, at least for the most part – as is evidenced in this latest effort from French band As They Burn. In its place has come more of an emphasis on groove riffs and quirky song structures that are more inspired by Meshuggah and Between the Buried and Me than the original Death Metal meets Hardcore and Screamo style, moving more towards the progressive metalcore and djent sounds.

Will, Love Life is an example of this more mature breed of death core, with the harsh vocals and groovy riffs leading the way and a strange amount of atmosphere incorporated in this style. The fate of this album may be that it is too much of a transition between styles, being neither fast or aggressive enough to be in the purely hardcore camp (and too well polished in production values perhaps); not musically complex or “Lovecraftian” enough to be considered straight up Death Metal and the guitar work here is also not start-stop-meshuggah-style-palm-muted enough to be in the Djent genre. As a result, this album occupies a grey area between genres that makes it sound more like the logical conclusion of the so-called “New Wave of American Heavy Metal” genre that dominated the early 2000s. I imagine this would appeal to those who want something that treads the line between Death Metal influenced Lamb of God style Groove Metal and the Progressive Metalcore bands that have come to prominence in recent years such as the previously mentioned Between the Buried and Me.

The band is clearly aiming at something new and progressive but get a little stuck trying to incorporate all that makes the modern Death/Metalcore scene interesting and end up sounding generic. The album manages to be more avant-garde in a way than the average Deathcore release most have come to expect in elements such as its interesting song titles but does not seem to have to have a unifying theme or message that more developed genres easily incorporate. This album is interesting because it is a bridge between the current state of Metal along the “core” spectrum and wherever it may be evolving and maturing to in the future. It very nearly manages to get itself written off as being a product of its time, but I think there is enough here for this to be popular among fans of this particular style.

3/5

Paul Gibbins

 

Sister Sin release video for new single; Fight Song

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 11th March 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish hard rockers, Sister Sin, have released the video for their latest single Fight Song, which can be viewed down below. The track is taken from the band’s latest release, Now And Forever, which is available for purchase from the Victory Records store at this location.

 

Sister Sin vocalist talks about touring with Doro

Posted in News with tags , , on 31st January 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The year and a half wait is finally over for American fans as Swedish heavy metal band Sister Sin have made their way back to North America to unleash a dose of heavy metal fury upon the masses. Beginning tomorrow, (Friday  1st February) in Tampa, Florida they will tour alongside Doro as they blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on February 24th in Las Vegas. Full tour dates can be found at this location. Ready to electrify audiences with their energetic and powerful stage performance, vocalist Liv Jagrell talks about touring with her idol exclusively on the Victory Records YouTube channel. The video can be found at this location.

 

Their recent album Now and Forever is available at Victory Records’ webstore and through iTunes and Amazon.

 

Victory announce top ten videos of 2012

Posted in News with tags , on 20th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Victory Records have announced your favourite Top 10 Victory music videos of 2012.You can watch the video announcement below and prepare for an amazing New Year!

 

Classic Hardcore Victory Records’ releases now available on iTunes with limited time pricing

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Getting tired of classic Christmas carols? Finding it hard to mosh along to “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”? Victory Records has decided enough is enough. No more corny Christmas music. So slap on your Santa hat and grab your ugliest Christmas sweater, the time has come to mosh your way through the holidays. As an early surprise, Victory Records has rounded up some of their most iconic releases with limited pricing for the Hardcore for the Holidays promotion on iTunes. The promotion runs until December 17th 2012 so be sure to make a list and check it twice, these prices won’t last forever. Never before has there been such an impressive hardcore collection in one place, making perfect gifts for the music lover in your life.

The following releases are featured in the “Hardcore for the Holidays” promotion:

Hatebreed – Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
Comeback Kid –
Wake The Dead
Snapcase –
Progression Through Unlearning
Earth Crisis –
1991-2001 Forever True
Blood For Blood –
Revenge On Society
Warzone –
The Victory Years
Strife –
In This Defiance
Integrity –
Systems Overload
All Out War –
For Those Who Were Crucified
Cause For Alarm –
Cause For Alarm
Reach The Sky –
So Far From Home
Buried Alive –
Death Of Your Perfect World
Skarhead –
Kings At Crime
Grey Area –
Fanbelt Algebra
Strife –
One Truth
Path Of Resistance –
Who Dares Wins
Shutdown –
Against All Odds
No Innocent Victim –
Flesh and Blood
Ringworm – Birth Is Pain

Join Victory Records as they celebrate more than 20 years of headbanging with a selection of albums that shaped the foundation of the hardcore genre. With no outlet for serious hardcore artists, owner and CEO Tony Brummel founded Victory Records in 1989, giving a voice and legitimacy to bands that truly deserved to be heard.  Commended for playing an integral role in breaking hardcore bands, Victory has compiled a collection of releases that have single-handedly defined “hardcore”.  The Hardcore for the Holidays list boasts some of the most prolific hardcore albums of our time, including Hatebreed’s Satisfaction is the Death of Desire(1997), described as “sincere” and “unrelenting”, with guitar chugs that paved the way for bands to come. Also on the list is an undisputed favourite, Snapcase’s Progression Through Unlearning (1997); demonstrating intricate musicianship with a clear, positive message of staying true to who you are. No Holiday list would be complete without the Earth Crisis compilation Forever True 1991-2001, a selection of the band’s best releases spanning a 10-year career. Without a doubt this list is the end all be all for high-quality hardcore music – if you are looking for classic hardcore, there is simply no other place to find it. Whether you are a seasoned player or brand new to the world of hardcore, listen to a Hardcore for the Holidays release and you’ll be transported to a time when music was heavy and the message was clear. In an era of bubblegum pop punk, self-pitying alt rockers, it’s time to go back to the classics.

As America’s leading independent rock label, Victory Records is proud to present the most comprehensive classic hardcore collection to date, guaranteed to liven up any Christmas party. Visit the Victory Records webstore for more information on their “Hardcore for the Holidays” promotion and be sure to check out all of their exclusive Holiday items.