A band that never disappoints is Iron Savior, hailing from 'Hamburg Rock City'. Piet Sielck and bandmates never exchanged a 'feet firmly on the ground'-approach for something fancy and illusionary. With the willpower of a harbor-worker and a down to earth mindset, the quartet belongs to the important players in German metal. With 'Skycrest', a... Continue Reading →
Danish power metal outfit Pyramaze release their sixth studio album, which is also their first one for AFM. Three years after having released 'Contingent', the sextet recorded another 12 songs, all with roots in heavy metal and power metal. Pyramaze got into the spotlight of metal in 2008 with their 'Immortal' album. One of the... Continue Reading →
New dish, same recipe. That's how you can look at the new delivery from Leaves' Eyes. This doesn't mean that 'The Last Viking' is a less good album compared to others and f you are into records like 'King of Kings' you will also like Leaves' Eyes newest delivery. 'The Last Viking' is telling the... Continue Reading →
If you look up Mors Principium Est in the Urban Dictionary you will find the following: “The greatest melodic death metal band ever! Listen to them, and you will not be disappointed.” Now, it’s a quite subjective to put it in a dictionary in such a way but listening to Mors Principium Est’s new album... Continue Reading →
French Nightmare are a band with a long history. What started in the late '70s as a band with a passion for punk rock morphed over time a solid power metal band that releases with 'Aeternam' their newest product. Since having released with 'Dead Sun' their latest album in 2016 a few things changed when... Continue Reading →
Australian Metal command Vanishing Point are, with a foundation date in the early ‘90s, a band that delivers Melodic Metal since many years. The debut ‘In Thought’ was released in 1997 and since then the band added four more records to their track record. The latest release though was a while ago, six years ago... Continue Reading →
Redemption is the brainchild of guitarist Nick van Dyk who founded the band in 2000. The self-titled debut was unleashed in 2003, but it was the second longplayer, which led to some extra attention. Very well-crafted progressive Metal is the trademark of Redemption and no less than Fates Warning's Ray Alder was the 'voice' of... Continue Reading →
'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'.
One could have the idea that Swedish Thundermother are always on tour and one of the worst things you can do to the girls is to stop live concerts. Now, Covid-19 did exactly that and Thundermother had to move the tourbus to the garage for a pause. Not being on tour does not mean for... Continue Reading →
It's not the first time that German metal pioneer Udo Dirkscheider cooperates with the official Concert Band of the German Armed Forces, but it is the first time that things end up on an album that includes new songs. 'We Are One' is the title of a collaboration that shows its fruitful result in 15... Continue Reading →
In times of Covid-19, cancelled live shows and more, there is also more positive news to report. One of it is a new Firewind album, which will be released on May 15th. Firewind guitarist Gus G. made some time for MHMB and provides some details about the new album and gives also some insight into how the current crisis affects him as a musician.
Gus G. and Firewind have been in the business for 20 years now and after such a long time the guys release a self-titled new album, a new treat of melodic metal. 'Firewind' is like a kind of new beginning, considering the fact that long time member Bob Katsionis left the band and Henning Basse... Continue Reading →
The German death metal vikings have once again made their ships ready to embark on another musical raid with the new album. Fans of the band and/or well done melodic death metal will like this album.
Bloodbound stands for Melodic Metal from Sweden, presented by several longplayers but also a significant amount of live shows. Four years ago the first Bloodbound live album has been released and now it is an EP, being the next live coverage from the Swedish steel workers, at least looking at four out of five songs.... Continue Reading →
In some of my earlier reviews I referred to the great sense of Swedish Rock bands for hooklines and melodies. Dynazty isn't an exception. The new longplayer 'The Dark Delight' is filled with a lot of this key ingredient without solely relying on it. The band, that started in 2008 in Stockholm, uses great melodies... Continue Reading →