Death metal has always looked to the stars. Since the genre’s inception, its pioneering figures had the tendency to look beyond the brutality and gore, focusing their energy towards the technical and the progressive. Some did in subtle ways, others went full in but both pathways led to great discoveries
At this point, I really don’t think anyone needs Spectral Voice introduced. This band has decimated stages for some years now, they are one of the best and fucking heaviest death-doom units around these days, and their twin/sister band with which they share a staggering three members (and often the
Photos: Ali En Covenant Festival Day One: Thursday, June 8 at The Red Room The third edition of the Covenant Festival in Vancouver, BC essentially put the seal on the event as the prime festival in North America when it comes to war metal and other utterly blasphemous derivatives. The fest
Melting Across America Tour was an offering of two of the best Underground Death Metal bands in the world presented by Signature Riff and Dark Descent Records, pairing Undergang from Copenhagen(((Denmark))) alongside Spectral Voice from Denver(((Colorado))). This month long hellride through America wrapped up in the Bay Area, strategically planned so that the
Modern technical death metal exploded in the earlier part of the new millenium, and as trends go, technical death metal had to devolve in competency and passionate play before the scene washed out in favor of a more diverse musical climate, featuring more bands with a mix of styles rather
There is going to be a COVENANT III next year, and all I can say is make sure you do whatever you need to do to make it there! The reason why I stress it so much is because this was one of the best fests I have ever attended.