Xerosun “This Dark Rage” EP Review

Xerosun “This Dark Rage” EP Review

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Dublin based Xerosun recently released their new EP “This Dark Rage”, and I have to say I’m really impressed by it!

It’s hard to describe this bands sound. They really have developed their own sound with many influences and different genres in there. They describe themselves as Modern Extreme Metal, so I’ll go along with that one as I’m fucked if I can try to explain it to anyone. Good job I’ll be posting links here to their lead single “This Dark Rage” and a link to stream the entire EP via their official web site.

The EP kicks off with their lead single and title track “This Dark Rage” which is an brilliant way to kick things off. Excellent song! The growls mixed with melodic vocals really work and it sets the tone for what’s to come.  

“Anatomy Of A Lie” follows and doesn’t disappoint.  Another excellent song. 

“I Spared Hundreds” might be my favourite song on the EP, but with repeat listens I find I’ve a new choice each time. I’m jumping ahead a bit here, but the EP’s next track “The Mother of Morality” done nothing for me at first. Now I really like that song so this EP is a real grower! 

The EP concludes with “Repent, Rewind, Reset” and it’s an excellent way to close this EP.

In conclusion. This EP really needs to be listened to and not spoke about. I could have written a long in debt piece here, but all I really need to say is that this is an excellent EP and one of the most original releases you’ll hear from an Irish band.

This band will get really big in a just and fair reality!

8.5/10

Check out “This Dark Rage” here!

 

Xerosun are: 
Fiachra Kelly -Guitars 
Gareth Jeffs -Guitars 
Damian Dziennik -Drums 
Martyna Halas-Yeates -Vocals
David Kuchar -Bass

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xerosun/?fref=ts

Subscribe to them on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQAbp5W1gOgoojhwt9dUQQ 

Link to their Official Web Site where the EP can be streamed in the “Music” tab: http://www.xerosun.com/

 

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Third Island “Dusk” Feature

Third Island “Dusk” Feature

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Limerick based Third Island are a three piece that play some of the most ambitious material I’ve heard in quite a while! Three songs on their EP “Dusk” and a running time of 32:13. 

Were they successful? In short, yes! The EP mixes Doom, Sludge, Stoner and a few other genres with Doom being the forefront. All three tracks held me and I really enjoyed it as a body of work.

I’m a big fan of Prog, so really long songs are always going to appeal to me. Well, unless it’s shite… There in lies the problem this band may face with a lot of people. The average music fan wants a hook and 3:30 in length. So you have a applaud their decision to make this EP and recorded what they wanted to… 

Considering this band only formed in 2015, they are really on the right track here. The vocals are a bit iffy at times, but that’s about the only gripe I can find. It’s very minor though! Everything else is excellent. They can construct a great song with melody, riffs, heaviness and hold you throughout. 

This is a band I have to check out live at some point. I’d be very interested in seeing how it comes across in a live setting. 

As for a score on this EP. I’d have to give it 8/10. It’s a very good EP, and makes me very much look forward to what they release next as they continue to grow as a band over time! 

Check out their full EP “Dusk” here! 

1. Thawed my Skin (00:00)
2. Come Now (11:08)
3. It’s Moving (20:18)

Third Island are: 
Liam O’Connor
John Quill
Seamus Quaid

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdislandband/

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26CiUI_RdjD1FyV0xiHM7g

Buy/Stream on Bandcamp: http://thirdisland.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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Zylum Call It A Day

Zylum Call It A Day 

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Nenagh based Industrial/Darkwave Metal band Zylum have sadly announced they are calling it a day. As someone who has followed the lads since their Borderline Prime days, it saddens me to see this happen now as they have recorded their best work to date and due to debut it at the next Siege Of Limerick. 

Ruairi O’Baoighill collaborated with them on this material and as he was also on the bill. They could have unleashed it all and went out with a serious bang! Instead they have made their decision, but life changes as you get older. The lads have families etc now and it’s hard to balance everything. Philly is also Bass player with “Unkindness Of Ravens” who are set to start recording their new material.. They have their reasons and we shall sadly have to accept it! 

As their EP “Pray For Nothing” never actually saw the light of day, It would be just wrong if this material wasn’t heard. I’ve got it here for you to stream. Appreciate how good this band were and the massive hole left in the Irish scene without them. They really had their own thing going on! 

So here it is! Pray For Nothing 

Track 1. Valley Of Redemption 

Track 2. Crown Of Thorns

Track 3. Christian Rituals 

Track 4. Destroyer

Track 5. Reaper

Zylum were: 
Philly Brett – Bass and Vocals
Andre Foley – Guitars
Ashley Holt – Drums

Collaborated on the EP. Ruairi O’Baoighill

Previous members. 
Gerry McNamara – Drums 
Ronan Shanahan – Keyboards 

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Axial Symmetry Release New Single A-21

Axial Symmetry Release New Single A-21

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Dublin based Death Metal monsters Axial Symmetry have released their new single “A-21” and it’s fucking excellent! Long time fans of the band will be slightly surprised upon first listen, but once you’ve gotten past the changes you realise this is a new beast and without doubt their best work to date. I’m really looking forward to their next six track EP  “United Corruption”! 

This band are really on the right track and now have a full stable line up. Watch them take over!! 

Check out “A-21” here and download via the link below! 

Axial Symmetry are: 
Gavin Doyle – Vox/Guitars/Keys.
Matt O’ Brien – Guitars.
Diego Rodrigues – Drums.
Dave O’Reilly – Bass.

Download “A-21” here for free or pay what you want: https://axialsymmetry.bandcamp.com/

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/axialsymmetry/?pnref=lhc

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Indominus Release New EP Legion Within

Indominus Release New EP Legion Within

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Belfast based Indominus have release their debut EP “Legion Within” which is now available worldwide via Roxx Records, who are based in America. 
We had the honour of being the first media site to review the EP and we awarded it 9/10. 

The full EP is available here to stream and I have linked all the platforms you can buy or stream the EP on below. 

Link to all platforms this EP can be purchased or streamed. 

Buy it from Roxx Records. http://roxxrecords.storenvy.com/products/17442158-indominus-legion-within-2016

Buy it on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/legion-within-ep/id1150321746?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Buy or Stream on Bandcamp: http://indominus.bandcamp.com/releases

Stream on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/6NS7ZBJl1vAqnQfAZC6kIw?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Buy it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bbpeixbv2juyw2af7b53oijjhfa

 

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Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndominusNI/

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG892UlUp0o_Nz9YitZRJA

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Subsist Release New Song “Psycho”.

Subsist Release New Song “Psycho”

 

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Carlow based “Subsist” have just dropped a new single “Psycho” from their forthcoming EP.  The track features guest vocals from Patrick Scanlon of “Heel Of Achilles” and is real statement of intent on what the band have coming next! I was highly impressed by their previous track “The Night After” but this far exceeds that, and really makes them an interesting proposition and without doubt one to watch with absolute certainty. 

The band have started to mature and finding their own sound. There’s some great riffs and leads in here, solid Bass playing with some great drumming backing it all up. Vocalist Daniel has really stepped up his game here in regards to vocal delivery, and the band have some fantastic dynamics. Shifting through the gears effortlessly and the track finishes with a good solo. 

I’ll be keep a firm eye on this bands progress from here on in. I saw potential, and this band are really living up to what I thought they had in them. They are really on the right track here!

Check out “Psycho” here!

 

Subsist are: 
Daniel Pannett – Vocals
Aran Byrne – Guitar
Mark Gavin – Guitar/Skin Flute
Jake Deverill – Bass
Ricky Shortall – Drums

Follow them! 
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ouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC71fJsyiRLdfFTn0yZfrpsA

 

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