Tine – The Forest Dreams of Black

 There are ever so many combinations that can be made with the various genres out there, and sometimes they make great matches while others not so much. Tine has decided to combine the three different genres of black, death, and little bit of symphonic metal for their debut album “The Forest Dreams of Black”. Stretching out to almost an hour long, this album is very interesting in every sense of the term as each track is its own little adventure with this two-man band. One such example is one track, “The Crusade of Dracul” (which is my favorite), being about … Continue reading Tine – The Forest Dreams of Black

Carnival of Flesh – Stories From a Fallen World

 Some combinations are just never thought of, like mixing symphonic metal with black metal and just seeing what will happen. And what happened in this case was Carnival of Flesh’s debut album “Stories From a Fallen World”. This piece brings the black metal with elements of symphonic metal in such a way that it made for this really interesting combination simply because I’ve never heard anything like it before and it made me excited to know that it’s possible to create this kind of hybrid metal genre and pull it off really well at the same time. Bringing in out … Continue reading Carnival of Flesh – Stories From a Fallen World

Subterranean Masquerade – The Great Bazaar

 “The Great Bazaar” is a little on the odd side of metal in the way it’s performed, and you may have already guessed that from the very different looking cover art. Subterranean Masquerade is a progressive symphonic metal group but some of the vocals were very deep and guttural much like death metal so I was really taken aback because I did not see that kind of shit coming, but it worked out pretty well so I’m okay with it. But there was also a nice variety of sounds played by instruments that I cannot place for whatever reason, so … Continue reading Subterranean Masquerade – The Great Bazaar