CD review FIRESPAWN ‘Abominate’

(9/10) Swedish Death Metal powerhouse Firespawn premiered in 2015 with ‘Lucifer Has Spoken’. You can speak of an all-star band looking on the rich musical background of the five involved musicians. Although I don’t like the term a lot it fits in this context and there’s no doubt that LG Petrov, A. Impaler, Victor Brandt,... Continue Reading →

CD review ROYAL REPUBLIC ‘Club Majesty’

(7/10) Musicians of Swedish Royal Republic met in 2007 at Malmö Academy of Music and started a band that combines various influences. Rock meets Disco meets some Soul, this is Royal Republic. The quartet scored already some successes in their home-country and overtime they also became more popular outside Europe with their third album 'Weekend... Continue Reading →

CD review NIGHTQUEEN ‘Seduction’

(7/10) Nightqueen from Genk, Belgium is a new member on El Puerto Records' roster. 'Seduction' is decisive third longplayer of the sextet from the Benelux and features twelve songs that are rooted on Power Metal. Nightqueen is the brainchild of guitarist Rex Zeco who founded the band in the early 2000s. What started as a... Continue Reading →

CD review LUNAR SHADOW ‘The Smokeless Fires’

(8/10) Two years after having uncovered the first full-length album ‘Far From Light’ it’s ‘The Smokeless Fires’ being the direction-giving second longplayer of the German quintet. The album is again done in cooperation with Cruz Del Sur and features seven new songs. The three years between the two records brought some roughness for Lunar Shadow.... Continue Reading →

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