Heikousen – Parallels

It is one thing to create an inherently creative progressive metal album, but it is another thing completely to do it well. Philadelphia’s Heikousen have recently signed to heavy metal frontrunner Translation Loss Records and teamed up with Bury Your Dead producer Vince Ratti to wield a punishingly clean debut album Parallels, which was released on … [Read more...]

Struck By Lightning – True Predation

Befitting their name, Struck by Lightning stimulates the listening senses with a punishing first “strike” (no pun intended; well, maybe pun intended). “Sickening Reality”, the first track, enters with a flourish of feedback coined by a slow, heavy climb to what then becomes a punk drumbeat with unblemished guitar chugs. The natural transition from … [Read more...]