French collective USQUAM offer up intoxicating, vicious blackened death metal melodies that will penetrate your soul in a sound that they describe as “dark, melodic and powerful.”
There’s something special about symphonic metal that has me instantly hooked and fascinated. And brand new Swedish band Vengeant achieve exactly that with their epic, intensely intriguing brand of cinematic, symphonic metal.
Belarussian band Belle Morte have honed a beautiful blend of dark symphonic metal with haunting gothic and progressive elements laced with a melancholic and “romantic” vibe.
Finnish metal six-piece Archares have honed a fascinating sound that’s “very Nordic” with big catchy melodies and engaging vocals supported by a cello, synths and orchestral elements.
In our recent 1,000th article on the site I mentioned that we’d covered bands from 40 countries, which was actually incorrect because I forgot about Israel! However, that’s now being increased to 42 with Bolivian band The Inferate.
Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei are a fascinating proposition, having honed an exciting sound that fuses heavy metal with more delicate, often haunting orchestral instrumentals. Furthermore, their … Continue reading Introducing: Genus Ordinis Dei