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ARSIS – We Are The Nightmare (2008) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ARSISWe Are The Nightmare Nuclear Blast (2008)Rating: 8/10 Formed in 2000 by Berklee College Of Music students James Malone and Michael Van Dyne, Arsis have been making metallic waves since their 2001 and 2002 demos began circulating through the underground. The demos led to a deal with Willowtip Records and in 2004 the Virginia-based band […]

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Blooddrunk (2008) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

CHILDREN OF BODOMBlooddrunk Spinefarm (2008)Rating: 6.5/10 Finland’s Children Of Bodom have been making waves in the metal underground for years. They have always exhibited all of the components of metal greatness; they have a good look, a solid sound that draws from a myriad of metal styles, a cool mascot, and a killer live show. […]

DEATH – Symbolic (2008 Reissue) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

DEATHSymbolic (Reissue) Roadrunner (2008)Rating: 9/10 Originally released in 1995, Death’s sixth studio album once again saw frontman Chuck Schuldiner flirt with a different line-up, although drumlord Gene Hoglan remained on the skins from 1993’s Individual Thought Patterns, and Steve DiGiorgio played fretless bass on a clutch of tracks; although for the most part this duty […]