• Patrick Saad’s Top Releases of October 2012
  • Niburta – Scream from the East

Recommended: Mašala, Awakening.

It takes guts and talent to play Melodic Death Metal with Balkan music, and Niburta have taken up the challenge for the sake of music fusion. Eventhough the songwriting and production follow the “standards of Melodic Death Metal”, the band definitely manages to capture the attention of Metal fans eager to hear something new.
For fans of: Melodic Death Metal, Balkan.

  • Shining – Redefining Darkness

Recommended: The Ghastly Silence.

Shining strike hard with their recent unique blend of Black Metal and Jazz entitled “Redefining Darkness”. Expect elegant smooth passages similar to Dark Suns’ work on “Orange” and Opeth’s jazzy runs, all wrapped up with dark and heavy layers.
For fans of: Progressive Metal, Jazz.

  • Karim Koreitem’s Top Release of October 2012
  • Intervals – In Time (EP)

Recommended: Mata Hari, Tapestry and Epiphany.

Intervals are an instrumental progressive metal band hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Their music, which can be very melodic, is particularly rhythmic in their riffs, characteristic of the “Djent” style of riffing. In Time [EPis their second release and provides a very tasteful experience full of heavy riffing and musical solos. After seeing them live opening for Scale The Summit, I can safely say they’re excellent live, and are promoters of instrumental music.

They uploaded the full EP for streaming HERE. You can also name your price for their earlier release at their bandcamp page.

For fans of: Instrumental Progressive Metal, Math Metal.