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Modern Melodic Metal

by Joe Mis — Senior Columnist — The California-based quintet Letters From The Fire have dug into their own experiences and lives to create their latest release entitled Worth the Pain. Founded by guitarist Mike Kellar, Letters From The Fire has been around for a while. Originally called [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Echoes of The Aftermath marks the triumphant return of Swedish rockers The Murder of My Sweet to the European and world Metal stage. Quiet since 2015, the Symphonic, Gothic, Progressive quartet has proven that they have only gotten better over time, and have [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Save Me is the third EP released by modern rockers Forever Still, the crowning glory of a trilogy that will eventually be released as a full length CD. Save Me follows up on the Copenhagen-based group’s earlier releases Scars and Breaking Free, and [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Thrive is the debut solo album from Angelica Rylin, the lead vocalist of the Swedish rockers The Murder of My Sweet. Following a dream, Angelica has put together a strong melodic rock release that should have broad appeal, especially to fans of Heart, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Take one part Bullet For My Valentine, add one part Lady Gaga and a hint of underground metal, beat vigorously with massive double bass drums and slice with razor sharp guitar riffs – that’s probably an apt recipe for Amaranthe’s upcoming sophomore [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Italy’s Netherfall has recently released a self-titled debut album. This Milan-based four piece metal act for some odd reason the band is labeled as “alternative metal,” but they are far from it, tending to sound more like straight up hard rock [...]