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Music is more than a combination of notes, chords and rhythms. Those are important factors and they are the toolkit for starting a liason with feelings and emotions. It's about music that touches you, from rock to black metal. A whiz in stringing all this together is Jakko Jakszyk. Jakszyk's interest for music started at... Continue Reading →
New dish, same recipe. That's how you can look at the new delivery from Leaves' Eyes. This doesn't mean that 'The Last Viking' is a less good album compared to others and f you are into records like 'King of Kings' you will also like Leaves' Eyes newest delivery. 'The Last Viking' is telling the... Continue Reading →
Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales are an important place for The Damned. It was the home for the band while working on the important 'The Black Album' which was released in 1980. 'The Black Album' was a shift from the early punk rock days towards a more atmospheric sound. The Damned's sound became darker and... Continue Reading →
Time is flying, a thought I had when receiving the new longplayer of Sevendust. It feels like yesterday when the band debuted with 'Sevendust' and in the meantime we are 21 years older and 12 records further down the road of modern metal. 'Blood & Stone', so the title of the newest Sevendust release, is... Continue Reading →
If you look up Mors Principium Est in the Urban Dictionary you will find the following: “The greatest melodic death metal band ever! Listen to them, and you will not be disappointed.” Now, it’s a quite subjective to put it in a dictionary in such a way but listening to Mors Principium Est’s new album... Continue Reading →
‘Punching the Sky’ is done with a steelworker approach rather a Houdini show. There are no tricks or false bottom. Armored Saint and ‘Punching the Sky’ is real and authentic from start to finish. The band successfully lift the bar that was already on a very high level. ‘Punching the Sky’ is a clear candidate for becoming ‘Album of the Year’.
There is never a boring moment with a releases, coming from Canadian metal wizard Devin Townsend. It's a sheer endless flow of ideas that led to releases under the moniker of Strapping Young Led, Devin Townsend Project and of course Devin Townsend himself. One of his collaboration was with Ché Aimee Dorval as Casualties Of... Continue Reading →
Cruz Del Sur has very good scouting skills when it's about discovering new bands with potential, not only but especially when it's about Doom- and Epic Metal. Old Mother Hell is such an oufit that recently signed with the label and the first album is in the starting blocks. Old Mother Hell was founded in... Continue Reading →
Hellripper is the brainchild of James McBain, hailing from the Scottish Highlands. The multi-instrumentalist from Aberdeen started Hellripper in 2014 and numerous split releases, singles and EP's brought Hellripper to the attention of Peaceville Records. 'The Affair of the Poisons' is the sophomore album from Hellripper and the first one that comes via Peaceville Record.... Continue Reading →
The best of the '70s, '80s and '90s, all packaged as a contemporary metal release, that's Spirit Adrift in general and their new album 'Enlightened By Eternity' in specific. The new album is the forth one for the duo and the first one for Century Media, featuring eight new songs that act as a musical... Continue Reading →
There are quite some bands with the moniker Dethrone. This time it is about the Swedish quartet that premiered in 2103 with “Humanity’ and continued with their sinister sounds on ‘Incinerate All’ in 2016. Four years later, the guys unleash a new EP, featuring four songs. The four-piece band from Sweden fuse thrash- and death... Continue Reading →
One thing right away, Molassess isn't The Devil's Blood 2.0 although involved musicians could lead to a different conclusion. Farida Lemouchi, Ron van Herpen and Oeds Beydals have been all part of The Devil's Blood and searching for comparisons between the bands could be natural thing. However, already the concert at Roadburn 2019 showed the... Continue Reading →
With a cornerstone ceremony in 2014 one can't be look at as being a newcomer. Cologne-base Galactic Superlords are a band that had its foundation six years ago and therefor they are more of established outfit than being the newcomer. Although being in business for such a long time the guys are still more of... Continue Reading →
neànder is a rather new band, considering their start that dates back to 2017. Within these three years, the Berlin-based band was rather productive with a self-titled debut, shared with the world in 2019. A year later the sophomre release 'eremit' has left the studio and carries another six songs, penned by the German quartet.... Continue Reading →