The Ohio-based Wolves at the Gate has put together a worthy blend of melodic songs (like “Rest”) with heart-pounding jammers (like “Wild Heart”) for a stellar release in their new album, VxV. A haunting mix of instruments and pastoral prayer lead their message, proclaiming that our sins have been counted, right up to the screams of “Wake Up” with the drums crashing around like a building crumbling apart. The band wastes no time getting to the message that the gate is broken and the wolves are among you. With a pack mentality, the band bounces off one another and feeds on each other’s energy, delivering raw emotion, song after song. WATG is no longer the cute puppy on the scene. They are grown, maturing as a band and their message carries a bite.
The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."Full Feature More from Drones
On Age of the Abstract's new EP, 'Rebirth,' the duo explores what a new sound looks like apart from the day-job in Canidria. Here, contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks with Julio Arias about influence, vision, and how writing in the wake of his father's death propelled the band forward.Full Feature More from Age of the Abstract
Dempsey Mills is the brains behind Vials of Wrath, an atmospheric solo project rooted in Nordic inspiration, historic genre, and a dichotomy of peace and tension that underlies the heaviness of the music. Just don't call it unblack.Full Feature More from Vials of Wrath
...a kind word goes a long way. "When it comes to writing and music, these are the gifts God has given me and that’s what I want to use to further the Kingdom and return those things back to God."Full Feature More from Earth Groans