Monday, 10 June 2013

HIM - Tears On Tape

Finnish love metallers His Infernal Majesty (that's HIM to you and me) are back with a brand new album that has wowed fans and listeners.

It has been a while since 2010's Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practise, I have found that HIM often produce exceptional albums and this brilliant one was another example. Starting of with an instrumental named Unleash The Red that worked very well as it created anticipation, this is followed into a smooth transition into the highly distorted first track All Lips Go Blue. Heartfelt song Tears On Tape was the first single to be released and I feel it introduced the album very well. I felt this album was slightly different to material they have produced for their previous albums, this one had a lot more easy listening metal to appeal to a wider audience and I think it works as they still produce original, meaning songs that reach out to listeners all over the world.

Overall a fantastic comeback from HIM.

Stand out tracks:  Love Without Tears, Tears On Tape and Kiss The Void

Find HIM on Facebook and their official website

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Designs Of Chaos – Chaos Engine EP

There is a new metal band storming the streets of London town and they are Designs Of Chaos! They certainly live up to their name in this new EP they have released!

Atmospheric opening track Ignition entices the listener into finding out more what the EP consists of. It then makes the dramatic transition to the heavy distorted Blood Oath. I am not the biggest fan of this sort of metal but as the EP progressed I was interested by what it consisted of and what was coming up next so I carried on listening. This EP definitely keeps you listening until the very end and I can imagine this band causing the most brutal mosh pits at gigs and festivals. 

It may not have been my cup of tea but if you love finger shredding guitar solos, roaring vocals and thunderous drums then this is EP for you! 

For fans of Slayer and Lamb Of God

Find Designs Of Chaos on Facebook