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Melodic Death Metal

by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Finnish masters of melancholy Insomnium are back with a new studio album, their sixth overall, titled Shadows of the Dying Sun. The band, which initially emerged as the Finnish answer to Dark Tranquillity, has really come into their own [...]
by Justing Gaines – Senior Columnist/news Editor – Well, Swedish melodic death metal mainstays Arch Enemy definitely got people talking in advance of their ninth full-length album, titled War Eternal. The departure of co-founding guitarist Christopher Amott would have been noteworthy [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Just when you thought there weren’t any bands making good, classic-style melodic death metal anymore, here comes Words of Farewell with their second album, titled The Black Wild Yonder, to make you remember everything you loved about [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Three years after shocking a lot of fans with his 2010 release Static Impulse, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie is back with a new solo album. The album is titled Impermanent Resonance, and it’s the singer’s third proper solo [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – In a word … SICK!! Wretched is back with their third studio album since 2009 titled Son of Perdition. The melodic death metal band from North Carolina has put out yet another quality production under the Victory Records label. Many don’t [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – The Finnish five-piece, Children of Bodom, continues to surpass other Scandinavia metal bands. The evolution of these brutal musicians can be traced back to their debut release of Something Wild in 1997. They can still be thought of as something wild [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Greek-Swedish melodic death metal outfit Nightrage is back with its fifth studio album Insidious. It is the band’s third album under Lifeforce Records and is being promoted as their best work ever. Nightrage is bandleader: guitarist Marios Iliopoulos, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy have returned with their ninth studio album Khaos Legions. Over the past decade, fans and media have attached multiple labels to the outfit called Arch Enemy, most notably, ‘female fronted metal’, ‘melodic [...]