Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon

There is something to Death Metal that focuses on ancient gods and wars (especially when symphonic elements are mixed in) that really clicks in my head. This trend continues with the sophomore release from Netherlands own Bleeding Gods, entitled Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast). Each song on the album does a good job of having its own memorable moments, even if the same sort of formula was being followed for the most part. Overall I really enjoyed the riffs that make up the tracks but when the solo kicks in with the symphony flying over, that is when Bleeding Gods really get the magic flowing. Continue reading

Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon

There is something to Death Metal that focuses on ancient gods and wars (especially when symphonic elements are mixed in) that really clicks in my head. This trend continues with the sophomore release from Netherlands own Bleeding Gods, entitled Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast). Each song on the album does a good job of having its own memorable moments, even if the same sort of formula was being followed for the most part. Overall I really enjoyed the riffs that make up the tracks but when the solo kicks in with the symphony flying over, that is when Bleeding Gods really get the magic flowing. Continue reading

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016 – Part I

Mayhem, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

As the world was setting up for Christmas, De Effenaar Eindhoven hosted the European metal scene’s unofficial office Christmas party known as Eindhoven Metal Meeting. With some heavy hitters on the bill, 2016’s edition of EMM was shaping up to be one for the ages. Continue reading