Skinkage “Tyrants” EP Review

Skinkage arose from the depths of Mooresville , NC in 2005 and have been ferociously attacking the local metal scene ever since, combining a plethora of styles of metal and beating their listeners over the head with this proverbial melting pot. From hard and fast to sweet and melodic, they bring to the table a…

Attracting The Fall “Limitless” EP Review

Raleigh, NC metal band Attracting the Fall released their “Limitless” EP in December of 2015, providing a decadent collection of heavy hitting bass and drums, horror film worthy vocals, and thrashy yet progressive guitar riffs with shuddering solos and an all around treat from beginning to end. The experience that Limitless provides is unique and…

Osara Self-Titled EP Review

Osara’s self-titled EP, released in January of 2015, is the first major release from Columbia, SC based Osara. This short, yet explosive EP is every bit as professional sounding as one would expect from any major label. Osara pulls influence from across a wide spectrum of rock and metal acts. For fans of Alter Bridge…

Interview with Chaos by Candlelight

We had the pleasure of interviewing alternative hard rock band Chaos by Candlelight as they prepared for rehearsal in their warehouse-turned-venue practice space in Laurinburg, NC. Fuel The Scene Magazine: Could you give us a brief history of the band and your growth musically? Chris: “We started off as a three piece band. It was myself…

Cytokine Storm “The Art of Dying Well” Album Review

To properly explain my thoughts about Cytokine Storm, I have to begin by explaining the idea of originality as it relates to music—a long-debated and complex topic that stretches far beyond the scope of this review. In short, when deciding the type of music one wants to make there are established norms to consider regardless…