Hera Vidal

Hera Vidal

Writer (Van Nuys, CA, USA)
- Hera Vidal is a writer and reviewer who is powered by coffee, research, metal. She likes listening to music at ungodly volumes, archiving the music she listens to, and also enjoys reading in her spare time. When not reviewing or writing about music for others, she writes for herself.
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Out now via Inside Out Music, Empath, Devin Townsend’s newest release, shows the musician’s affinity for the eclectic as he pulls from the numerous i…
By on Apr 02, 2019
Although cemented in the tech death camp, Aenimus’s Dreamcatcher, out now via Nuclear Blast Records, shows that incorporating groove and rhythm into t…
By on Mar 21, 2019

8.5 / 10

The eleventh album in Evergrey’s career, The Atlantic (AFM Records), is a return to form for the Swedes, showcasing the band’s ability to meld beauti…
By on Feb 08, 2019

8 / 10

Melding elements of power and progressive metal, Infinita Symphonia’s third album, Liberation (out now via My Kingdom Music), is a compelling listen…
By on Dec 21, 2018
Chthonic’s newest album, Battlefields of Asura, ties together the events of their past four recordings to create a cohesive narrative that discusses t…
By on Nov 22, 2018

8 / 10

Fórn 's highly anticipated full-length Rites of Despair revels in its highly experimental nature while also staying true to their sludge roots. Out no…
By on Sep 25, 2018

8.5 / 10

Out via Relapse Records, Diluvium, Obscura’s fifth album, closes their four-album run with a balanced blend of progressive composition and technical…
By on Jul 23, 2018

8 / 10

Dramatic and infectious, Crossing Eternity’s debut The Rising World, out via Rockshots Records, is an impressive yet humbling experience for even the…
By on Jul 12, 2018

9 / 10

Blurring sensuality and surrealism, Kontinuum’s new album, No Need to Reason, out via Season of Mist, creates a warm, inviting atmosphere that belies…
By on Jul 06, 2018

7.5 / 10

Lesser Glow’s debut Ruined via Pelagic Records not only mixes melodic hardcore with noisy post-metal that can be steered in any direction, but also br…
By on Jun 19, 2018

8.5 / 10

Filled with jazz, black metal, and psychedelia, 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker)’s 一期一会 (For This Time Only, Never Again) is a musical feast for the senses.
By on May 30, 2018

8 / 10

Herephemine, The Ever Living’s debut album, is a pulsing, living organism with a beautiful soundscape that straddles the line between post-metal and e…
By on May 12, 2018

8 / 10

Asphodelia brings the death-life dichotomy and the afterlife to the forefront in their debut album, Welcome Apocalypse.
By on Apr 14, 2018

7.5 / 10

With The Shadow Theory, Kamelot continues the story started in previous effort Haven while also injecting new elements in their brand of power metal.…
By on Apr 13, 2018

8 / 10

With Cracksleep, Eldritch brings the horror of insomnia alive with their fantastic blend of progressive/power metal.
By on Apr 02, 2018

5.5 / 10

With Beloved Antichrist, Therion combines its penchant for classical music with its metal identity, with mixed results.
By on Mar 02, 2018

9 / 10

With Reminiscence, Empress shows a penchant for experimentation in their blend of stoner and sludge metal.
By on Feb 16, 2018

7 / 10

Ektomorf's new album, Fury, shows that simplicity is, sometimes, the best way to have a good time.
By on Feb 13, 2018

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