Review STAHLMANN ‘Quarz’

Quarz' is already the seventh album of the Göttingen based band Stahlmann. Two years following 'Kinder der Sehnsucht', the quartet is trying to get another album into the charts. As a representative of the second wave of NDH bands, Stahlmann have certainly had success, even if their music is not really inventive. Stahlmann have listened... Continue Reading →

Review VICTORY ‘Gods of Tomorrow’

Victory that one of the most important rock and metal bands, hailing from Hannover, Germany. The band was formed in 1984 out of the band Fargo, which is active again too. The German metal veterans started very successful, and it was the sophomore album ‘Don’t Get Mad … Get Even’ that marked a breakthrough for... Continue Reading →

Review U.D.O. ‘Game Over’

Can a pandemic stop German metal force Udo Dirkschneider? Of course not. The singer with the metal heart was really busy during the last one and a half years. Recently he released the ‘Arise’ EP together with some old friends from the Accept days, the ‘We are One’ album has been published and as U.D.O.... Continue Reading →

Review GUS G. ‘Quantum Leap’

Gus G.’s guitar enriched many releases. He played with Ozzy Osbourne, added brute riffs to Nightrage’s death metal and has with Firewind a melodic metal powerhouse up and running. The great thing with Gus G. is that he usually combines his exquisite guitar play with songwriting skills which means that songs always stay songs without... Continue Reading →

Review MANIMAL ‘Armageddon’

Manimal are no rookies. The band debuted in 2009 with 'The Darkest Room', an album that brought the band to the attention of AFM Records. Since then Manimal have released two more longplayers, the latest in 2018. With 'Armageddon' the four guys from Gothenburg now start the fourth chapter. Not much has changed in terms... Continue Reading →

Review KRYPTOS ‘Force of Danger’

India's metal export number one, Kryptos, are back with a new longplayer. 'Force of Danger' is the name of the sixth album of the four metal enthusiasts from Bangalore. Kryptos has established an unbelievable career and could leave the exotic status behind. The guys became a constant force in heavy metal. The debut 'Spiral Ascent'... Continue Reading →

Review BRAINSTORM ‘Wall of Skulls’

Swabian power metal veterans Brainstorm used the pandemic months to work on their next studio album. Work is finished in the meantime and after facing a short delay, the album is ready to be released. ‘Wall of Skulls’ is the title of this eleven songs featuring power metal strike that shows the band in very... Continue Reading →

Review SOCIAL DISORDER ‘Love 2 Be Hated’

Let's start this review with some name-dropping. Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, Jeff Duncan, Snowy Shaw and some more, all these exquisite musicians are part of Social Disorder. The mainman of Social Disorder though is someone else. The project is the brainchild of Swedish-born Anders Rönnblom (Killer Bee, X-Romance and Wolfpakk). 'Love 2 Be Hatred' is... Continue Reading →

Review HERMAN FRANK ‘Two For a Lie’

Herman Frank is one of the veterans when it comes to heavy metal from Germany. It was in the early eighties when the guitarist from Hannover became the forerunner of a genre that just started to gain momentum. Enriching the sound of Accept and Victory with his guitar play made Herman to an important person... Continue Reading →

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