It is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day that the quality of music that can come from a home studio can equal, if not surpass, what professional studios offer. Bands and artists have access to plug-ins and effects that would boggle the mind of the music industry not even a decade ago. Such is the case with unsigned band The Omega Experiment’s self-titled debut album. Built as an outlet for mastermind Dan Wieten’s troubles with addiction, this prog/djent metal album is a slick, fantastic sounding album. But does it have substance behind the glossy mask? READ MORE
Okay, so most of you got pretty sick of me covering TesseracT, but what can I say? I love the guys! And you have to admit, they put out one hell of a release with One. Well, I’m back with another band that I’m prepared to plug nonstop: Dead Letter Circus. Seriously, these guys are amazing and I’m stoked to hear that they are going to be hitting the road in the US for the first time! They’ll be touring with Animals as Leaders, Intronaut, Last Chance To Reason, and Evan Brewer (bassist of Faceless). This is a tour that I will DEFINITELY be attending and so should you! The tour is in support of their upcoming album, This Is The Warning, which comes out in the US on July 26th. Check out the tour dates after the jump! READ MORE
Devin Townsend is without a doubt one of the most inventive and creative forces in metal these days. His own catalogue aside, one can look at his production credits and guest appearances and realize that this is a man who has little regard for musical barriers. So, how does Deconstruction, the third album in the four-album Devin Townsend Project arc, match up to this idea? Find out after the jump my dear reader.