CD review JACK SLAMER ‘Jack Slamer’

(8/10) Jack Slamer, that's not a dude, that's a band comprising of Florian Ganz, Cyrill Vollenweider, Marco Hostettler, Hendrik Ruhwinkel and Adrian Böckli. The quintet calls Winterthur in Switzerland their homebase and it was in th year 2006 when the base for this powerhouse was laid. 'Noise from the Neighbourhood' was the title of the... Continue Reading →

CD review RUTHLESS ‘Evil Within’

(7/10) Underground legends Ruthless evoked the 'Discipline of Steel' back in 1986 when the band premiered with a ten track comprising longplayer. Although the album wasn't a bad one, competition was quite strong at the time and an upcoming grunge vibe didn't make things easy either. As a result Ruthless parted ways in 1990. 25... Continue Reading →

CD review AMON AMARTH ‘Berserker’

(9/10) Swedish metal vikings Amon Amarth hoists the sails, pulls the anchor and embarks on an next metal journey with a new treasure on board. This time the treasure box is named 'Berserker' and it contains twelve metal pearls, all shiny and of gloomy beauty. 'Berserker' is Amon Amarth's eleventh studio album and it is... Continue Reading →

CD review STEEL PROPHET ‘The God Machine’

(8/10) US-based Steel Prophet are a regular bringer of metal since many years. The bands debut dates back to the year 1995 and since then the guys delivered eight new albums of which the newest one is entitled ‘The God Machine’. Five years after having shipped the ‘Omniscient’ longplayer to record stores it’s ‘The God... Continue Reading →

CD review ENFORCER ‘Zenith’

(8/10) It's not new era Swedish metallers Enforcer are heading towards, but the new album is a significant change compared to what the guys released previously to 'Zenith'. If you listened to the first single release of the new longplayer you noticed changes. 'Die For the Devil' is throwing a lot of 80's Sunset Stripe... Continue Reading →

CD review GRAND MAGUS ‘Wolf God’

(8/10) Grand Magus, that’s Heavy Metal hailing from the North since many years. The trio from Stockholm, Sweden started in 1996 and what was more Stoner/Doom in the beginning evolved to Heavy Metal rather quickly. The well-known ‘Iron Will’ album from 2008 paved the way for bigger success and in the meantime Grand Magus is... Continue Reading →

CD review KETZER ‘Cloud Collider’

(8/10) To a certain extend German metallers Ketzer become more and more an unpredictable outfit in the fields of black metal. After having release two savage albums it was the third longplayer, ‘Starless’, that has been like a curveball. The guys from Cologne readjusted their sound rather dramatically by adding a lot of atmospheric elements... Continue Reading →

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