Category Archives: Alternative Metal

Skies Turn Black – EP Review

Skies Turn Black

Skies Turn Black self-titled EP release is a six-track collection of hard rock with metal leanings, especially in the drumming department.

  1. Smoke & Mirrors
  2. Life Goes On
  3. Cold
  4. Play The Game
  5. Choking On Air
  6. Departure

Expect to hear lots of guitar virtuoso playing, solid riffs and interestingly you can actually hear the bass, which goes well with the drums. The vocals you can actually hear what the song is about.

As far as the song material it ranges from deception, getting besotted and being given the runaround, delusionment, being put into your place, oppression and consuming way too much oxygen than you need!

Skies Turn Black EP is available through Apple Music

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Defy the Ocean – EP Review

Defy The Ocean - Myopic [Clown Magazine]Defy the Ocean has released another EP called Myopic.

The music is a combination of fast thrash like in Neolithic, or the slowish doomsayer groove in Invaders.

The last two songs The Hunter has a loose and mis-stepped beats structure, while The Tide has a nice mellow introduction and is probably the lead track on the EP, considering it is just over ten minutes long.

Myopic is available @ Bandcamp

Seep Away -Seep Away – EP Review

Sleep Away - Sweep Away EP coverSeep Away have released their self titled debut EP.

Though their sound is loud and full of distorted heavy metalist guitars and bass they have a certain attitude reminiscent of take this or die!

The three tracks are different as Trudge hits the hardest meanest sound, you can imagine you’re stuck in a swamp with just a pair of oars and facing down the schnoz of an alligator, great! But it’s a case of lock-up your wives or if you’re rich enough your bitches, cos’ these dogs are in town.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right has probably the longest instrumental intro with the lyrics starting at 1:58, into this southern slouch of a track.

Last up is Watch You Burn that has more underground grunge guitar that melts a common theme among the heavy metal scene.

Seep Away capture their raw no-nonsense sound well on their recordings, and you get a sense that if, when, and how you see them live they’ve got that reciprocal energy that you get just playing their music at home.

Seep Away is available @ Bandcamp