CD review SOULFLY ‘Ritual’

(8/10) The announcement of a new Soulfly album led to some curiosity, although the level of excitement wasn’t that sky high. This is mainly due to the fact that the last Soulfly releases didn’t have the firepower of the earlier album, like ‘Dark Age’ and the mind-blowing ‘Prophecy’. ‘Archangel’ showed a slight adjustment of direction... Continue Reading →

CD review BEYOND CREATION ‘Algorythm’

(8/10) If you check Wikipedia for ‘algorithm’ you get the following answer: “In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm (/ˈælɡərɪðəm/ ) is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.” Now, I’m not sure French-Canadian metalists Beyond Creation wants to solve a specific problem, but the new album definitely delivers to the... Continue Reading →

CD review DISTURBED ‘Evolution’

(8/10) Chicago-based rock powerhouse Disturbed released their latest album ‘Immortalized’ three years ago, which was the first album after a hiatus. The album was highly acclaimed by fans and media, which was a motivator enough for starting work on the seventh studio record. 2018 is the year when it happens - a new longplayer is... Continue Reading →

CD review OUTLAW ‘Marauders’

(7/10) The fact that Finland is the home base for many interesting metal bands is well known. One of these bands is Outlaw, hailing from a city with a rather difficult name: Lappeenranta. Singer Lee Anvel and bassist John Kaiser started the band which grew to a five-piece. Guitars are handled by Jimmy Slashburner and... Continue Reading →

CD review ATREYU ‘In Our Wake’

(8/10) Atreyu is a real 21st-century band. Although the quintet started in 1999 it's the years between 2002 and 2007 that marked a first successful era of this quintet from Southern California. After a hiatus, the band returned in 2014 and released with 'Long Live' an album that included the metalcore roots as well as... Continue Reading →

CD review ACE FREHLEY ‘Spaceman’

(8/10) What makes more sense than the real ‘Spaceman’ recording an album entitled ‘Spaceman’? Exactly, nothing makes more sense. Kiss founding member Ace Frehley is the first ‘Spaceman’ of Kiss and will ever be. Although Frehley isn’t part of the multi-selling hardrock outfit since 2002 he is still active as Ace Frehley with really good... Continue Reading →

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