CD review HEILUNG ‘Futha’

(*/10) Heilung is a band that's special. The German/Danish trio doesn't play Metal nor they are into Rock. Still Heilung found and finds many fans in the Metal scene and it's more than the unusual stage performance only, that creates an interest. Maybe it's the mystical vibe, the Nordic inheritance or the generally dark expression... Continue Reading →

CD review BULLET ‘Live’

(*/10) It might not be the sound that makes Bullet special and standing out from all the other bands. The quintet from Sweden is rooted in traditional Heavy Metal a la Accept / Judas Priest and it’s the authenticity that makes the band, their performance and their music special. It’s the entire package you get... Continue Reading →

CD review TERAMAZE ‘Are We Soldiers’

(8/10) The foundation of Teramaze was laid in 1993 when guitarist Dean Wells kicked-off this Progressive Metal outfit. The band's hailing from Melbourne., Australia and the guys faced some ups and downs over the last years. Even a split-up in 2002 is a part of Teramze history and it was the band leader himself that... Continue Reading →

CD review MAJESTY ‘Legends’

(6/10) 'Rebels' become 'Legends', at least when you have a look on the last two releases of German Melodic Metal band Majesty. Now, you can question how rebellious 'Rebels' is and you can also ask yourself of 'Legends' will reach a legendary status in Heavy Metal. 'Legends' is Majesty's ninth album and it carries songs... Continue Reading →

CD review SWEET OBLIVION ‘Sweet Oblivion’

(8/10) Sweet Oblivion is based on idea of Frontiers Music, bringing together a few musicians under the imaginary header ‘Queensryche’. Sweet Oblivion has basically Geoff Tate and guitarist Simone Mularoni, known from DSG. The band/project gets completed by Emanuela Casali and Paolo Caridi and it’s this four-piece band that worked on a debut that available... Continue Reading →

CD review MAJESTICA ‘Above the Sky’

(6/10) I don't want to be too critical but the question is, who needs albums like 'Above the Sky'. Majestica is the new moniker of a band called Reinxeed and it's Tommy Johansson of Sabaton being one of the creative forces behind Magestica. 'Above the Sky' is the new album of Johansson, done together with... Continue Reading →

CD review KRYPTOS ‘Afterburner’

(7/10) Kryptos is a forerunner when it comes to Heavy Metal hailing from India. The four-piece band from Bangalore has their roots in traditional Heavy Metal, spiced up with a solid portion of Thrash Metal. The quartet can look back on a long history in Metal and it was last year when Kryptos celebrated its... Continue Reading →

CD review MEMORIAM ‘Requiem for Mankind’

(9/10) It was three years ago when UK-based Death Metal outfit Memoriam started, initially meant as a tribute to Bolt Thrower drummer Martin Kearns, who passed away a few a months earlier. Metal pioneers Karl Willets and Frank Healy are the founders of the quartet that also includes Scott Fairfax and Andrew Whale. The ‘all-star’-quartet... Continue Reading →

CD review HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ‘Rise’

(8/10) Hollywood Vampires, that's a project initiated by veterans of Rock Music. Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp revealed a debut album in 2015 and 'Rise' is the next release, featuring sixteen Rock and Hard Rock songs. The album kicks off with 'I Want My Now', which is a mighty start with a lot... Continue Reading →

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