CD review SOULLINE ‘The Deep’

(7/10) SoulLine is a Swiss metal outfit, hailing from Gentilino - close to lake Lugano. The quintet began in 2001 and it took 6 years before the debut  'Oblivium' was launched. In the meantime the five-piece metal band added three more records, of which the latest one, 'Welcome My Sun', was launched in 2015. Three... Continue Reading →

Track-by-Track: UNDERTOW ‘Reap the Storm’

German metal veterans Undertow spend quite some time in the studio for recording their next power strike, entitled 'Reap the Storm'. The album will be released on September 21st, via El Puerto Records.  Markus 'Brandy' Brand and Joachim 'Joschi' Baschin spend some time with Markus Heavy Music Blog and did a track-by-track session, giving more... Continue Reading →

CD review CAULDRON ‘New Gods’

(8/10) Toronto, Ontario is the homebase of rock and metal outfit Cauldron, a band that is around since 2006. The guys are a regular guest on the release schedule overview with in total four albums that saw the light of day to date. After ‘In Ruin’ hit the shelves in 2016 it was time for... Continue Reading →

CD review CLUTCH ‘Book of Bad Desicions’

(9/10) Damn, time flies! ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ is already album number 12 in Clutch’s impressive discography. Obviously the band didn’t take a lot of bad decision in their musical career since otherwise it wouldn’t have been possible to maintain the band and their sound for such a long time, with the new album not being... Continue Reading →

CD review ENTIERRO ‘Entierro’

(7/10) Entierro is an interesting band, hailing from Connecticut. The outfit, that originally started as Treebeard in 2010, is consisting of Christopher Taylor Beaudette (v/b), Christopher Begnal (g), Dave Parmelee (d) and Victor Arduini (g), the latter known from his time with metal pioneers Fates Warning. This quartet recorded an album that features eight songs,... Continue Reading →

CD review ISKALD ‘Innhøstinga’

(8/10) Right in the middle of some warm and hot summer days in the Northern hemisphere, it's a cold storm from Norway that provides cooling and announces winterly darkness. The storm is a metallic one and it's Norwegian black metal vikings Iskald that are responsible for it. 'Innhøstinga' is the band's newest strike with nine... Continue Reading →

CD review THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ‘Dissolution’

(9/10) The Pineapple Thief’s new album ‘Dissolution’ is a very thoughtful and reflective one. ‘Dissolution’ is a word that has many meanings. It’s this word that is the anchor point for Bruce Soord, to address the topic of social media, effecting human beings and human interaction, which is not only a positive one. The lyrical... Continue Reading →

CD review SOURCE ‘Source’ – re-issue

(9/10) Don’t get confused while thinking about Source from Sweden. There are two bands with this moniker, while this one here is the epic metal powerhouse. Source is the brainchild of former Portrait axeman Richard Lagergren. After having left Portrait in 2012 the guitarist immediately started to work on an own band – Source. To... Continue Reading →

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