If a band is already four decades in business the guys must do something right. German melodic rockers Mad Max belong to this group of longtime-experts in their field. Having premiered in 1982 with an album called ‘Heavy Metal’, the band maintained their own sound and became a constant player in the fields of Melodic... Continue Reading →
Amputation is a Death Metal band hailing from Norway. It might be the case that many of you aren’t familiar with the band, but Immortal fans certainly know the guys. Prior to Immortal no less than Demonaz has been part of Amputation. The original line-up of the band consisted of the mentioned Harald Nævdal (aka... Continue Reading →
Lionheart is releasing a new album these days and if you are a fan of Hardcore music, you can stop reading right here. Rather than new stuff from the Hardcore icons from the US, this album is about the Melodic Rockers from the UK. Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Fest) and Rocky... Continue Reading →
The cinematic 'Wormhole' is the grande finale of an album that stands for a next step in the rise of Avatar. Heavy, modern, dynamic, innovative and with twists, that's Avatar's sound and the execute it in perfection on 'Hunter Gatherer'. Creativity seems to be a never-ending flow when it comes to the five guys from Sweden and bundling this flow in ten songs enforces the music even more. 'Hunter Gatherer', an album that entertains for a long time.
'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' is a release fans of Septicflesh will appreciate and if you are lacking a certain vibe of live shows, it might be a bit of a cure too. And last but not least, it's the enthusiastic Mexican Metal audience that shows why nothing can compensate for not existing live shows.
East Frisia isn't an area in Germany that's known for Metal, which doesn't mean in reverse that there isn't good music coming from the North. Death Metal outfit Temple Of Dread hails from Spiekeroog, Germany and is a rather new player. Founded in 2017 the trio premiered in 2019 with 'Blood Craving Mantras'. Almost to... Continue Reading →
...you should give this album a chance. It's music that is far away from harsh riffs, aggressive rhythms and loud vocal screams. '2020' is a mindfully crafted musical adventure that blossoms by closing the eyes. It takes you to a world outside reality, at least for 39 minutes, and then there's still a 'Repeat'-button.
This ’metal commando’ is not intended to take prisoners. This album, with its 11 Metal bullets, hit bulls eye constantly and if you have been a fan of Primal Fear’s dynamic and powerful Metal in the past, the new album will be appreciated. Furious guitars and a strong groove, combined with a great sense for melodies makes this record to a delight for headbangers. Horns up.
Imperial Triumphant certainly leave nothing to coincidence. There are sound enthusiasts at work who are highly committed to their musical vision with no compromises. 'Alphaville' with its ecstasy is certainly interesting for a smaller group of metalheads. The majority, however, will listen with open eyes and dropping jaws to the sound this album brings to the fore. Are you willing to take the challenge?
'Generation Antichrist' is hard and heavy, in the best meaning of these words. Furious Thrash Metal from the UK is the result of willpower, passion and dedication, all manifested in eight songs and an intro. Nige Rockett and his bandmates deliver a very strong Thrash Metal album that might be even the best the quintet brought to plate so far. Onslaught challenges the Bay Area with 'Generation Antichrist'.
'Born Innocent' is the anticipated new Alcatrazz album. It features excellent music, written and recorded by passionate and experienced musicians that still follow their heart, which is driven by the beat of Rock'n'Roll.
Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn will release 'Pharos', the second of two contrasting-yet-intertwined EPs, on September 11th 2020 via Candlelight Records. The light to Telemark’s dark, 'Pharos' features three original compositions and two covers; a delicate but true-to-the-original version of ‘Manhattan Skyline’ by Norway’s own pop progenitors A-HA (featuring Leprous frontman Einar Solberg on vocal... Continue Reading →
Sweden and Doom Metal, that's a combination that works very well, thinking of genre legends like Candlemass, Count Raven and others. Another Doom Metal powerhouse hailing from the North is Dun Ringill. Although the name refers to an Iron Age hill fort, the band has Swedish roots, with some of the musicians being also part... Continue Reading →