Review ZOMBI ‘Liquid Crystal’

The fact that Zombi's music reminds of a movie soundtrack doesn't appear out of nowhere. Zombi is very inspired by Italian progressive rock band Goblin that delivered numerous soundtracks with impact. Zombi, that's a duo of passionate musicians, hailing from Pittsburgh: Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra. The band premiered with the 'Cosmos' album back in... Continue Reading →

Review POP EVIL ‘Versatile’

Pop Evil have already their sixth album at the start. Four songs of the new longplayer have already been released as appetizers and now it's time to serve the main course. 'Versatile' is the title of the new album, and what is represented by the record reflects a certain level of versatility. The beginning of... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH CRYSTAL ‘Delirium’

Seventh Crystal was originally planned as a solo project, driven by Kristian Fyhr, known from Perpetual Etude. Rather early in the songwriting process, Fyhr realized that a band approach would fit the songs much better, also with the consequence for him do focus on the role as a singer only. That Sweden has quite some... Continue Reading →

Review SUNBOMB ‘Evil and Divine’

It’s not the first time that Frontiers Music initiates the collaboration of well-known musicians, mainly singer and guitarist. Sunbomb is the moniker of such an alliance, a project with L.A. Guns mainman Tracii Guns and Stryper’s Michael Sweet. The title of the first longplayer, being an outcome of this collaboration, is ‘Evil and Divine’. In... Continue Reading →

Review BALA ‘Maleza’

Bala, hailing from Galicia, is a duo that has already added two longplayers to the books. The debut ‘Human Flesh’ was unleashed in 2015, followed by the second delivery called ‘Lume, two years later. The longplayers brought Bala to the attention of Century Media, who inked a deal with the duo. ‘Maleza’ is the first... Continue Reading →

Review KAYAK ‘Out of This World’

Progressive rock and metal have a strong fanbase in The Netherlands and one of the cornerstone-bands hailing from there is Kayak. The veterans from Hilversum started back in 1972 and can already look back on nearly five decades, split into two eras. After having parted ways in the early eighties, Kayak returned in the early... Continue Reading →

Review SONIC HAVEN ‘Vagabond’

Sonic Haven is a new powerhouse from Germany with band members, being for sure no rookies. Sonic Haven is the brainchild of metal frontman Herbie Langhans, known from numerous projects and bands. Recently Langhans enriched the latest Firewind album with his vocals and guitarist Gus G. had a lot of kind words about the collaboration.... Continue Reading →

Review CALIBAN ‘Zeitgeister’

An album title is more than just words. It is in a way the framing for what fans and listens can expect from a longplayer and Caliban's newest record 'Zeitgeister' is the perfect example in many aspects. Caliban connect history with present on 'Zeitgeister' and they do it in a way that is more than... Continue Reading →

Review ROBIN McAULEY ‘Standing on the Edge’

A new album with Robin McAuley at the mic is always an interesting release, knowing the great voice of the Irish rock singer. Unforgotten is the McAuley Schenker Group album 'Prefect Timing', the frontman enriched with his vocals. In general, the collaboration with Michael Schenker is a very fruitful one, also thinking about the Michael... Continue Reading →

Review ANTIOCH ‘V’

Guess what: 'V' is the fifth release of Canadian metal outfit Antioch. Now, I guess a glimpse on the album title nurtured the thought already and if you're familiar with the discography of the metal warriors from Emeryville, Ontario you knew it anyhow. It was in 2013 when a few metalheads met in Emeryville and... Continue Reading →

Review ARTILLERY ‘X’

Artillery are true veterans when it comes to thrash metal. Consider a debut album that was unveiled in 1985, the Danish powerhouse was part of the growing momentum thrash metal had at the time. Although Taastrup and the San Francisco Bay Area can't be really compared, the music that arose at both locations was very... Continue Reading →

Review MYLES KENNEDY ‘The Ides of March’

Myles Kennedy is a busy guy, and a successful one too. Being an important part of Alter Bridge and also enriching Slash And The Conspirators songs with his excellent voice guided the spotlights of rock to the singer from Boston, Massachusetts. In addition it has been guest appearances (Halestorm, Disturbed,...), painting the dot on the... Continue Reading →

Review CANDLEMASS ‘Green Valley Live’

Also Swedish doom metal veterans Candlemass, as everybody else, couldn't play shows during 2021 and after a certain resistance to live stream shows, more and more band took the opportunity to stay connected with fans through such a digital event. Bands and fans have been a bit wary but step by step, and due to... Continue Reading →

Review LUNA’S CALL ‘Void’

Luna's Call offer with their new work 'Void' a perfect basis for analysts and friends of the sophisticated detail. What the guys from Lincoln, UK deliver is music, that is made of beautiful acoustic melodic arcs, which lead to extreme death metal excesses. The whole music is embedded in multilayered and complex song structures that... Continue Reading →

Review SETH ‘La Morsure du Christ’

Now, my French isn't the very best I have to admit and even with this little limitation, the new album from French black metal veterans Seth knows how to shine in darkness. Seth started at a time when black metal had a growing momentum. It was in 1996 when a demo called 'Apocalyptic Desires' has... Continue Reading →

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