Days Of Jupiter – ‘Panoptical’   Leave a comment

Presenting ‘Panoptical’, Days Of Jupiter’s 4th album, released October 26th, 2018.

Swallow – Gentle, but sinister intro, via an eerie riff  and whisper, then exploding into life, with aggressively melodic vocals. Great catchy beat. Keeps the momentum flowing well. A highly capable steady stream of quality metal plays out till the end. This has got that crunch to it, in the vein of Kyrbgrinder, Boltthrower and the likes. Line Of Fire fans will dig this too.

We All Die Young – Standout single. Ace in and out sensation intro’s, before bursting into metallic flames of passion. This is just so catchily, classically melodic, it’s easier to get carried away by it than to analyse it. Something very Gun-esque about it’s sound just hits the spot, time and again. Riffs, vocals, grit, melody and heavy drum beats. What more could you want?

I Am Fuel – Tasty easy loose intro. Rhythmic, laid-back and slightly bluesy, in a mid-paced arrangement. Still, those yummy gravelly vocals give it that sexy signature. Delicious. Perfect for relaxing into and discarding all your cares.

Why – Heavy, forceful intro, with even more of a Kyrbgrinder-esque edge. Confident performance, pulling you in, like a magnet. Absolutely top-notch material here, with a sensual attraction. Impossibly catchy and impressively passionate closing lyrics, shouted with utter conviction.

Panoptical – Banging intro, bringing the drums to the forefront and lining them up with the edgy, hardened riffs. Again, the catch just reels you in. A slightly more thought-provoking angle to this one, but it never detracts from the melodic hooks, for a moment. Growing heavier and heavier, like a concrete boulder being rolled towards you, to the end. Superb. Ideal title track.

Black Hole – Opening on a much more sombre note now, beautifully acoustically performed, in a style verging on flamenco. Poignantly palpable lyrics, so emotionally performed. Such beauty and purity in those melting, fret bending riffs. Safe to say, versatility card wins, hands down and is well placed here. A briefer, but fulsome track, loaded with feeling.

Sons Of War – Brilliantly fluid flow of movement echoes through this intro. A sensitive and gradually hardening opening, following up nicely from ‘Black Hole’. A joyful heaviness characterises this melody and still, there are short, contemplative moments, adding more to the mood. Rocking up the aggression, towards the end, then closing with that same sensation of in and out movement through the speakers, creating a perfect end.

The End Will Begin Again – Majorly heavy drum and riff intro, giving way to deep, thoughtful vocals. A real physicality to the drums, whilst still demonstrating an ability to parallel simultaneous profundity of meaning, both lyrically and instrumentally. More of a food for thought strand to this, though still no less heavy or involving.

Edge Of Everything – Gorgeous intro, you could sink into, like a warm, relaxing bath, at the end of a hard day. That takes nothing from the ensuing heaviness, though. It’s still as strong as ever and every bit as magnetic. A darker thread may have entered, but it only adds to their metallic presence. Pure charisma. Slightly shorter track, but a booming drum hit ends, completing its message.

Shallow Side – Opening slowly, with a sombre piano section, accompanied by soul penetrating riffs and even more vocal grit. Here, the emotion really comes across. Blowing it up, into a heavily involving chorus, conveying such sincerity through the verses. Those beautifully soulful riffs will reach into your heart and imprison you. Almost too beautiful for words.

Nine Tons Of Lies – Bang! The only way to describe that hammering intro). Moving right into an addictively catchy heavy chorus, taking you straight to metal heaven. Hard, pumping, pounding sounds, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face). You will love this, as there’s no other option.

Thieves And Legends – Another hard and heavy instant hitter right here. Immediately accessible, it’s got it all, from the start. Hugely catchy rhythm pulses throughout, enhanced by that hook laden melody. Ending on a definitive drum hit, this is just pure metal perfection.

Overall – Magnetic metal therapy, at its finest. If you’re looking for high octane, enthusiastic, exhilarating metal, with an explosive edge, ‘Panoptical’ fits the bill, perfectly.

10/10 **********

For fans of Kyrbgrinder, Boltthrower, Line Of Fire, Gun, Iron Maiden’s ‘Brave New World’ era.

http://www.facebook.com/DaysOfJupiterOfficial/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz7LOlSBMhq (‘Broken Halo’ official video).
http://www.open.spotify.com/artist/6tS7AajwAlXIU2OKwaXCaM?si=FhCSTXnJQuqV5rtQtW5PYQ

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Posted November 17, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

DIRGE – ‘Lost Empyrean’   Leave a comment

Released on 14th November 2018, DIRGE’s aptly 7 track 7th album, ‘Lost Empyrean’ is their 1st production in 4 years. A paean to the angst of life’s trials and tribulations and the tenacity born out of them, it’s been 2 1/2 years in the making. Formed as a backdrop to the interconnections between astral and spiritual bodies, fate and the mediocrity of life, ‘LE’ is an all-consuming experience, characterised by the dichotomy of simultaneously opposing musical forces. Launched through Debemur Morti productions, ‘LE’ has been compared with early Baroness, Pelican and Isis, Neurosis and the current format of Killing Joke.

Wingless Multitudes – Crushingly heavy doom laden riff intro’s. A dark, macabre melody follows. Well timed, suitably morbid atmospherics pour through it, saturating the track with gloom. Fairly gory vocals, with a real depth of emphasis. Consistent in its monotony and unchanging tone and rhythm. The funereal pitch grows louder, towards the end, complemented by a distant funeral bell. Does what it says on the tin.

Hosea – Deeper and even darker, in its suffocatingly blackened intro, the doom is what this is all about. A prevailing sense of chloroform induced overwhelm consumes you. Suffering and despair comes through the vocals clearly, conveying a sense of poignant hopelessness, drowning your soul. Keening greyness personified.

Algid Troy – Colourless tunnels of depression intro. Almost booming with blackness, willing the light to emerge. The level of dull lifelessness conveyed is verging on genius. Pouring what appears to be a lifetime’s despair and despondency into a sound, beginning to replicate Pink Floyd, at their darkest, it actually combines prog, with doom, sludge and something approaching funereal metal. It’s quite a skill and may not be what you’d term enjoyable, but it’s certainly emotive.

The Burden Of Almost – Opening with a sound of distant bombs and storms overhead, there’s a stronger, braver note entering the vocals now. Still, that cacophonous accompaniment evokes deafening images. It’s almost edging towards a meditation on misery. Something speaking of long experience. The dark night of the soul emanates through it, so blatantly as to be nearing painful. The perseverance evident throughout those clanging instrumentals is extraordinary. Leaving a near mystical sense of entrancement, as it ends, the mesmerising quality is unexpectedly profound.

Lost Empyrean – Footsteps crunching into gravel intro and a powerful morosity follows. Thudding, thunderously, through the floor, the doom factor predominates. There’s a steely nature to the format here. Growing louder in volume and insistence, there seems to be an urgency in its message and tone. As a title track, this may not deviate much from the rest, but it’s just as powerful, in its flattened effect.

A Sea Of Light – A gradual intro, if anything, it’s even greyer and doomier. Crushing, piteously, through the floor, drudgery floods it. Repeatedly dashed hopes and consequent loss of faith screams through this. Dulling and darkening your mood, along with it, this’ll have you desperate for relief. Again, that percussive symbolism of cacophonous overwhelm hits, as you feel the sound drag you down. Yet, the final vocal brings just a hint of light and hope…

Sarracenia – A banging crash of an intro speaks volumes about the level of doom and gloom that’s now been reached. A level of introspective dismal depression that’s off the scale. Vague, jungle noises fill the minute space left by the overpowering darkness and despond. A gradually lightening sound may symbolise a chink of light entering, amidst the gloomy atmosphere. Ending on that note, it’s quite a relief from the downbeat mood.

Overall – It goes without saying that ‘Lost Empyrean’ isn’t something to listen to, for mood lifting purposes. However, it’s equally pertinent that it’s unlikely to enhance an already chipper frame of mind. Having said that, what it does succeed at is emphatically emphasising emotions empathically, in a way which could prove soothing, for similarly negative experiences. The stark symbolism inherent within its impressively consistent momentum is perhaps its biggest strength and in spite of its mood lowering properties, the performance and delivery of such is accomplished, without doubt, as is its musicianship, for which, it deserves points alone.

8/10 ********

For fans of doom, sludge, death and prog.

http://www.dirge.fr/
https://www.facebook.com/DIRGE.fr
https://dirgeparis.bandcamp.com

 

Posted November 16, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

Archaic – ‘How Much Blood Would You Shed To Stay Alive’   Leave a comment

Now presenting their 2nd album, Archaic are already renowned amongst the thrash metal underground. Founded in 2004, their debut album came out in 2005, through Dutch label, ViC Records, to positive acclaim. A German tour with thrash Titans Testament followed. This, their 12 track follow-up, ‘How Much Blood Would You Shed To Stay Alive’, is now released and ready. Cover art by Peter Sallai (Kataclysm, W.A.S.P., Sabaton, etc), it’s the CD extra to edition 300 of the Hungarian Hammerworld magazine.

Their achievements so far include: 4 nominations and wins in 3 categories for the Hungarian Metal Awards – 2nd place, best album of 2017, best studio production and best album cover art; performing alongside Pestilence, Distillator and Necromonicon, Hungarian Hammerworld album of the month, December 2017, for ‘HMBWYSTSA’ widespread global acclaim, several festival slots in 2018 and supporting Skeletonwitch, Solstice, Bornholm, Turbowitch and Angerseed; performing in Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Ukraine, Germany, etc and touring with Testament; playing alongside Vader, SuidAkra, Behemoth, Ensiferum, Exodus, Dew Scented, Carcass, Pestilence, amongst others; playing MetalCamp, Sziget, RockMaraton, Fezen and numerous other fests. ‘HMBWYSTSA’ received an average review score of 8.5/10.

Setting The Example – Beautiful piece of slide guitar introing, followed by a news oration, laid over the heavier sections. Carefully arranged drum and cymbal hits assist the narrative, in a steady handed way, as the tone stays as placid, yet as ominous as an ocean undercurrent. Interesting opening, ending suddenly.

Hidden Desire – Immediate heavy hitting thrash metal riffs hit the spot in an instant. Like an erotic sprint, the dark, threatening death vocals mingle with the lightning fast riffs, throwing electric sparks off the frets, while the drums lay down a solid background. Heavily rhythmic thrash metal hits the target, again and again, working up to another abrupt finale.

The Saw – Precision timing bangs that intro home. Real release. Feel the tension seep out, as the thrash metal atmosphere overtakes, till you lose yourself in it. Pure out and out metal attack fills the air, with those thunderous sounds, evoking imagery of the saw, doing its thing. Flawless timing, consistently heavy and reassuringly evil. Love it.

Lifebringer – Red hot riffs intro, taking it from the top. Raging angry vocals roar and spew their bloodied guts above the riffs, while the powered drums sustain the whole thing. Thrash heaven or hell, depending on your perspective and where you want it to take you, but either way, it’s absolutely solid. Focused as fuck, yet free as a bird and very, very Testament-esque. Also a slight echo of D.R.I.’s ‘Beneath The Wheel’.

Don’t Say A Word – Blazing riffs intro, tearing the place apart. Some very effective and well-placed sirens and aptly fast pace, getting even faster and giving chase. A very visual one, with a real catch about it. Gorgeous vibrato entering at just the right point. Visions of police chases build on the dark and hostile landscape depicted by the atmospherics and ever-increasing pace. A perfect ending, adding the final hit.

Last Man Standing – Gorgeously melodic steel string intro, bringing the bass aspects forward and throwing a vivid blackness onto the scene. An even faster rhythm screams its presence throughout and some really sexy riffing keeps it alive. Loving that steel string return, at the end and the tasty sound vacuum, closing.

Two Minutes Of Hate – Real heavy intro, laying down the hard line ground work straight away and battering it through your skull. Skilfully placed backing vocals join the frontline vocals, very briefly and those drums maintain an insanely intense pace and heaviness. Monster vocals, full on assault and nifty cymbal work ends the track. A simultaneous drain and release of energy.

Bonded By Leeches – The steel strings really come forward, big time here and it’s delicious. Backed by battle-esque drums and electrically melodic rhythm guitar. Another Testament-esque flavour resonates now. A new spin on the vocal style breathes space and light into the track, bringing a tighter, clearer edge to the drums. Intelligently crafted fade-out, creating a vacuum again. Quite an addictive number.

In My Slaughterhouse – Frantic riff and drum fest intro’s. Yummy pace, palpable drum rolls, turning it over and tastefully dark imagery accompanying. This really has got all you’d want in a thrash track. The raging rhythm and vocals, electric attack of the riffs, solidly heavy drums and darkly picturesque effects, with a great melody thrown in. Fabulous.

Bulletproof – Busy bar scene left to your imagination and drowned out by truly sexy riffs. A notable edge to them here and a slight southern blues twang aswell. They take centre stage in a big way, fitting succinctly with the satanic vocals, blurting out all their venom. Only one problem – it ends.

To Wonder – Lovely dreamy, folky intro, strumming its way into an altogether different picture. At least creating that impression, till all too cruelly, it ends, way too soon. That’s what you call a teasing cliffhanger.

… After A Kill – Banging drums enter the fray, introing you to a much more blackened image, ably supported by the rabid riffs and bestial growls. Well titled. The visuals are impacting and immediate. Rushing through the fray, with furious, menacing intent, adding in a few more electric riffs and a barrelling set of drum rolls, throwing out the final rounds of ammo, it’s a cataclysmic close.

Overall – One thing that can be said for Archaic – they know how to create effective visual imagery and they’re skilled at sustaining it. ‘HMBWYSTSA’ is a pure testament to that fact. It’s rife with sharply defined metal attacks and the sense of that never lets up. Alternating short shocks of alarm, with more elaborate arrangements, the quality never falters. A massively recommended thrash thrill, from beginning to end.

10/10 **********

For fans of Testament, Slayer, D.R.I., Municipal Waste, Danzig.

http://www.facebook.com/archaicband

  

Posted November 8, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

Necro – ‘No Mercy For Motherfuckers’   Leave a comment

Two piece Polish thrash metal outfit Necro now present their new independently released 3 track EP, ‘No Mercy For Motherfuckers’.
Brainchild of Piotr Sobaszek, formerly of Necrophobic, Free Man, SOS I, Different World or THD,  Necro launched their debut single, ‘Time Is Coming’, in September 2017, in digipack format. A solo effort, it was produced in Piotr’s home studio. Different World vocalist Leszek Ganiek joined in January 2018, when a new 3 track EP, ‘Chwalcie potege pieniadza’ was recorded. Following that, a full-length 12 track album, ‘Toothless Zombie’ hit the scene in April 2018. The title track was also released on Portuguese magazine Ultraje‘s ‘Cosmic Sounds 8’ compilation. Polish Musick magazine then featured ‘Chamy i zlodzieje’, from ‘TZ’, on their ‘Waking The Dead’/’Budzac umarlych’ compilation. June 2018 saw a new vocalist, Bartek Plaszewski (Herezis), who features on this current release, ‘NMFM’. Released in July, it previewed some of the newer material, launched in September 2018.

No Mercy – Interestingly misleading steady bass line gently introing, before the explosive thrash metal bursts into life. It’s actually a really impressive combo of fresh, lively vocal lines and rising instrumental melodies. Sophisticated tones, verging on sludge interweave with palpable retches and sharp, edgy screams. Something inexplicably refreshing hits hard with this sound and a real originality breathes through it.

Fight Against GMO – Hard, pumping, active riff and drum intro gets straight into it, with real immediacy. A slightly darker accent to this. Quite melodic, in places, but still reassuringly thrashy. Shorter track, with a direct message, pointedly conveyed.

Toothless Zombie – Instant hard hitter! Heaviness rules here. Some nice snazzy guitar riffs fire it up, as the zesty vocals combine with the monster death roars. It’s a noticeably fresh, alive take on thrash, throwing a lot of disparate elements together and making them work surprisingly well. Hard to compare, leaving a coruscating, yet uplifting effect, it ends on a clearly defined drum roll.

Overall – A pleasantly surprising electrifying shock of genuinely original thrash metal, featuring a lively, fresh combination of sounds, creating a burst of energy, grounded with solid bass lines and thrash atmospherics. Recommended.

9/10 *********

For fans of NWOTM.

https://necro2.bandcamp.com/

https://www.deezer.com/pl/album/67115932

https://tidal.com/browse/album/91170470



https://www.facebook.com/necropl/

  

Posted November 6, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

Disintegrator – ‘Black Legion’   Leave a comment

Disintegrator, from Illinois, USA, a.k.a. ‘The Middle Of Fucking Nowhere’, re-formed in 2017, following standard line-up changes and have rapidly produced an up-to-date battery of songs, on a much more confrontational level. ‘Black Legion’ is the product of this new energy. With tracks themed around all the negative realities of today’s harsh world, Disintegrator plan to get in your face and rip it off, with their vicious performance style. ‘BL’ came after a successful win at Battle Of The Bands, at Full Terror Assault 3 and was released in August 2018. New material for next year is already underway, before which, Disintegrator are confirmed to play a variety of gigs.

Black Legion – That’s one truly blistering intro, well and truly living up to the hype. An extremely blackened, full on metal assault, like Gollum (LOTR) on speed. Vividly extreme, completely cohesive, a pure unstoppable force of nature. You want energy? You’ve got it with Disintegrator. Like to feel the force? ‘BL’ will shred your face, so you’ll never look at a cheese grater the same way again. All the rage of Pantera, with the extremity of Skeletonwitch.

Kiss The Goat – A childhood American Pledge of allegiance intro’s, followed by a vicious attack of thrash/death/melo-death combo’s, going hell for leather and giving it all they’ve got, till your ears ring. This is the stuff of evil Slayer-esque proportions and it’s just relentless, driving itself on, with 100% conviction and energy, till the end.

American Genocide – Earsplittingly passionate shredding opens, rapidly joined by monster roars, mountainous drumming, inventive cymbal work, together, supporting the all-consuming riffage, building the satanic picture, till the smoke rises from the scene, closed by a vomitous vocal, so evocative, it warrants an ‘avoid for an hour before and after meals’ label).

Justice – Mega explosive drum and riff intro, setting the scene for more lightning visuals and stormy sounds of metallic greatness. Notably more melody injected in here, conveyed through some beautifully shrill riff tones. You might say it ends slightly messily, but in this case, the cacophony seems to suit the track and serve it well, in completing the metaphorical picture.

Meth Ray – A full on, full volume, full throttle aural punch to the face intro’s, with an avalanche of drumming and rifftastic fest of epicness. Blackened acute growls characterise the track, with an edge so sharp, it’s lethal. Disintegrator have to win points for unrelenting energy, if nothing else. It’s just a hard house of cutting electricity and zing, from start to finish.

Plague Of Winter – Fire fuelled, red hot burst of flame filled riffs opens. The cavalcade of drums follow. Those throat shredding vocal yowls come next, backed by dirty, low down, deep growls. Keeping the crazed momentum and taking it up, to life blocking levels, all topped off with melodically shrill riffs, with a highly original vibrato section thrown in too. Everything condensed into a perfect mix, at the end. Steaming with metal heat.

Existence Denied – Throwing down the metal gauntlet, with a pure and thoughtful melody at the outset, catchy rhythms follow. It’s a moment of vague old school echoes, then the power comes to life. Ripping it up, for all its worth, with raging riffs, alternated with emotionally stacked melodies. The heart and soul sings through this. One listen’ll singe you for life.

The Politician – Hitting hard, with a drum fest intro, closely followed by effortlessly delivered riffs. This time, the creature rises from the Black Lagoon, through those doom laden growls and roars. The sharpness pierces the film of darkness again, as the shredding joins it. The atmosphere blackens, assisted by the final chilling cymbal hits, till it fades to funereal black.

Overall – ‘Black Legion’ is, in fact, the perfect title for this, as that’s exactly the picture it paints, on an aural level. Fuelled by rabid darkened rage and an all consuming fiery energy, it’s delivered in such a visceral way, that you’re filled with vivid visions of the Black Legion, throughout. Evil incarnate, yet astonishingly melodic, in places, the darkness reverberates through it, at every point. Surprisingly deep, yet consistently serrated, ‘BL’ burns with the rawness of truth.

9/10 *********

For fans of Skeletonwitch, Slayer, Pantera, Zeit, Carcass, Bullriff Stampede, Ordnance.

http://www.facebook.com/metaldisintegrator
http://www.disintegrator.me
http://www.disintegratoril.bandcamp.com

 

Posted November 2, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

Kikamora – ‘Masquerade’   Leave a comment

Imagine a heavier, rocked up Sade, with male vocals. That’s Kikamora.

Second EP, from Kikamora, ‘Masquerade’, is released on 16th November 2018. A hard rock band, combining new and traditional influences and throwing in a tasty blues thread, Kikamora launched their debut EP, ‘In The Henhouse’, back in 2016. That launched their careers instantly, attracting coverage from BBC Introducing, Glastonbury FM, etc. It also led to support slots for Phil Campbell (Motorhead) And The Bastard Sons, LA Guns, Skinny Molly and a run of headline gigs throughout the UK. Added to that were performances at Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Bristol finals, SOS Fest, Giants Of Rock, Rock & Roll Circus Charity Christmas show, alongside Trucker Diablo and the list goes on!

‘Masquerade’ was recorded and engineered by Simon Jackman and produced by John Mitchell, at Outhouse Studios (Alter Bridge, Inglorious, Don Bronco).

Alibi – Delicious intro, smooth and instantaneous. Very 90’s rock feel to it straight away, making good use of the well-placed combo of solo and group vocals and the tastefully heavy drumming and riffs, so effortlessly performed. It’s immediately clear that these guys know the score and they’ve cracked it, totally. Everything’s there – the melody, the timing, the rhythm and pace and every aspect flows in perfect sync. This is gonna catch you, from the off.

Wrong Place, Right Time – Very sexy riff and harmonica intro! Got to love that vibe! Really heavily bluesy and bound to hook you in, with its full on, yummy sound. Gorgeous sax section in there aswell. It works brilliantly, for the track and here, the drums really go for it and the vocals just carry that edge). This has pulled me in, for certain. Perfect Friday night therapy. Turn it up loud.

Sat Around Living – A darker feel now, pouring all the available emotion into it, in a darkly delicious hard blues number that rocks so hard. Absolute masters of naturally sensual rock. It’s a very highly visual track, depicting ‘Ghost’-esque imagery, making you want to climb inside it and ride right up to the top. This is one track destined to drive you right to the edge. Pure magic. Turn on territory, from start to finish. Sensational.

Off The Cuff – Rocking it back up again, to a very G’N’R’, ‘UYI’-esque point. An almost jungle edge to those drums and the riffs just fly up and down the fretboard. Vocals taking on a very slight AIC tone, now and then, though they’re so well suited to the kind of hard blues rock performed here. Just born for rocking. Sheer, precise delivery and not a thing out of place anywhere. A fabulously natural way, making the track the success it deserves to be.

Said And Done (Feels) – Beautiful intro, bringing a sense of palpable pathos and still keeping it up and rocking all the way. It’s just a velvet smooth feel throughout and there’s really no way to praise their musicality and skill of emotional delivery highly enough. A track that moves, so fluidly, in and out, like waves on a shoreline, while infusing such passionate atmosphere into the sound. Making you feel every note and just want more, ‘Said And Done”s a masterpiece of human emotion.

Overall – ‘Masquerade’ may be said to contradict its contents, in titular terms, given the raw passion screaming so blatantly, throughout it. All I know is it’s a thunderously real and powerful portrayal of sensuous and fierce love…… and I love it. To the very depths of my soul, which is where it’ll take you. Throbbing with feeling and drenched in sincerity, ‘Masquerade’ is the most natural force of hard blues rock I’ve heard all year.

10/10 **********

For fans of Diamond Lil, 90’s rock, especially G’N’R’s ‘UYI’ era, Little Angels, Emeralds, Over The Under, Slash’s Snakepit, AIC, Devilfire, Hell’s Gazelles, The Raz, Overhung, The Quireboys’ ‘Twisted Love’ album.

https://www.facebook.com/Kikamoraband

https://www.instagram.com/kikamora_band
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTnsPcmv4UMQPTsyllwPVw

 

Posted October 26, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

Days Of Jupiter – ‘We All Die Young’   Leave a comment

Alternative metal band Days Of Jupiter formed in 2010. Winning 2nd place at Sweden’s biggest unsigned band competition, the achievements have continued, ever since.

Their debut 2012 album, ‘Secrets Brought To Life’ features ‘Bleed’, their most successful hit yet, which won them 2.3 million streams. The accompanying 2 music videos bagged 10,000+ hits. Following on from this, D.O.J secured slots at several high-profile festivals, within Sweden, including Sweden Rock Fest, Live At Heart, Nordic Rock Fest and Rock Out Wild.

2015 saw the launch of their follow-up album, ‘Only Ashes Remain’. Winning them international airplay, the track ‘Follow’, tagged amongst their top 5 tracks, features. Their 3rd and most powerful album so far came out in 2017. Entitled ‘New Awakening’, it was well received, to critical acclaim, landing a place on the top 50 US metal charts. A European tour followed.

The 4th album, ‘Panoptical’, is due for release on October 26th, 2018. The track ‘We All Die Young’ is featured.

We All Die Young – Great chunky intro, going for gold, with battle-esque drums, fabulous axe work and true metal vocals, loaded with feeling. A massive sound, with a real catchy hook to it. It’s plain to see why this band has been such a hit. Filled with meaty riffs, addictive vocals and classic metal expression. Nothing here to fault at all. Just chock full of top level, high octane metallic flare. Infectious choruses, full volume impact and zest aplenty. Everything about this track screams instant contagion. Press play and hit repeat.

10/10 **********

For fans of Kyrbgrinder, Line Of Fire, Gun.

http://www.facebook.com/DaysOfJupiterOfficial/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz7LOlSBMhQ – ‘Broken Halo’ official video.
http://www.open.spotify.com/artist/6tS7AajwAlXIU2OKwaXCaM?si=FhCSTXnJQuqV5rtQtW5PYQ

Posted October 24, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized