From the U.K. comes the sophomore album from High Hopes titled "Sights & Sounds." It will be released on February 5th through their new label Victory Records. The new ten-song release begins with a quick announcement before kicking down the door with the force of "The Callout." Since beginning in 2012, High Hopes have matured tremendously on this latest release. They have added a more melodic tone to their delivery of songs like "Vanguard" and "Milk," but still keep that hardcore metal edge as in "Manipulator." The album finishes with the speed and power of "The Greater Plan" and the quiet strength of "Sights & Sounds," which showcases the band's diversity. To find out more about High Hopes and their latest release "Sights & Sounds," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ihavehighhopesofficial.
From Venice, Italy comes the latest release from symphonic black metal
band Foret D'Orient titled "Venetia." The new seven-song concept album
incorporates full orchestration along with an aggressive death metal
attack. The combination of the two genres works together perfectly as
the powerful vocals and drums are balanced by the intense classical
music backdrops that turns songs like "A Reitia" and "Del Mare Alla
Terra Adhuc Viventi" into complete metal masterpieces. They add a
prog-metal element to "Lepanto" and close the album with the famous
symphony "Adagio In Sol Minore." The album was released earlier in the
month through Visionaire Records. To find out more about Foret D'Orient
and their latest release "Venetia," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/VisionaireRecords.
From Oslo, Norway comes the latest release from independent hardcore
metal band Shevils titled "The White Sea." Their sound combines elements
of grunge with raw, heavy garage rock to create a hardcore sound that adds a blast of pure energy to the music. The new ten-song release starts with the quick-hitting metal appeal of "I Wear The
Skies" as screaming vocals and simple guitar riffs kick things off. They
combine all of their influences within "One Thousand Years" as their
energy pushes these songs to their limits. The stomping rhythm of
"Wordsmith" and frenzied guitars of "When Will I See You Again" display a
controlled chaos to what Shevils have to offer. To find out more about
Shevils and their latest release "The White Sea," please visit shevils.com.