SET AND SETTING Often thought of as too condescending in its intellectualism and not nearly heavy enough to be called “metal”, progressive metal is possibly one of the most dividing subgenres in the metal world. Floridian quintet Set and Setting are on a quest to create hypnotic, heavy trips of psychedelic metal fusion with their latest release “A Vivid Memory.” [...]Read More »

Noctem keep the flames burning with 'Exilium'

Although Spain is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of a thriving metal scene, the melodic sorcerers of Noctem have conjured Exilium, a wicked black metal masterpiece that has enthralled the minds and souls of an international audience. I spoke to Exo, founding guitarist of the band, to find out about his Oriental musical influence, his [...]Read More »