Review GOLDSMITH ‘Of Sound and Fury’

Michael Goldschmidt aka started his metal career back in 1992 as being part of Sourthn German thrash metal band Blackend. These are metallic roots of the guitarist and singer and after Blackend disbanded in 2002 Goldsmith continued with following his passion for music. He worked together with blues rock icons like Bernard Allison with tours throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.

In 2022, and 30 years after the foundation of Blackend, Goldsmith returns to the metal roots. ‘Of Sound and Fury’ is the third longplayer as Goldsmith and features eight songs. Each of the tracks blends hard rock and metal, leading to very entertaining tracks like ‘When a Soul Leaks Black’. The typical riffs are completed by well-crafted melodies and the powerful chorus excites.

Soulful moments can’t be missed on such an album and here the track is called ‘…For Those With the Dreams That Were Crushed’. To not get too soft and lazy the next tune unveils with screaming guitar again. ‘Hero’ is basically the opposite of the previous ballad, a thundering rocker where fury comes to show. ‘Higher, Further, Faster’ picks up the spirit in the chorus while the verse represents more of an ease.

‘Of Sound and Fury’ is a good album. What echoes on this album is the dedication of Goldmsith for rock and metal music. It is an album that comes from the heart without lurking for mainstream attention.

Rating: 7 out of 10.


  1. Inherit The Wind
  2. When A Soul Leaks Black
  3. The Parade of Euphoria
  4. Demons Of Your World
  5. For Those with The Dreams
  6. Hero
  7. Higher, Further, Faster
  8. The Reprise

Label: MDD Records

Genre: Melodic Metal

Release Date EU: June 24th, 2022




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