Review CROWNE ‘Kings in the North’

Crowne and ‘Kings in the North’, that seems to be a very royal release that we get offered by Frontiers Music. If the Swedish melodic rock powerhouse will become the king in the North is something, future will bring to surface, or not. What is a given is the fact that the prerequisites are in... Continue Reading →

Review FEAR FACTORY ‘Aggression Continuum’

Fear Factory is a band that has great albums being part of their discography. Album like the legendary ‘Soul of a New Machine’ and ‘Demanufacture’ are classics, featuring music that perfectly fuses the power of metal with the cold chill of industrial sounds. Also part of Fear Factories story are quite some changes in the... Continue Reading →

Review INTERLOPER ‘Search Journey’

Interloper from California, that is Andrew Virrueta, Aaron Stechauner and Miles Baker. The foundation of Interloper happened in 2014 and it took a while before things became tangible. Two independently released singles have marked the start that led to a contract signing with Nuclear Blast and a first EP, that was revealed in early 2021.... Continue Reading →

Review GRIEF COLLECTOR ‘En Delirium’

Grief Collector is a band name that is certainly known by doom metal insiders. This can have various reasons, but the two most plausible ones are that one listened already to 'From Dissension to Avowal', the EP that was released in 2019. And/or you know frontman Rob Lowe from his time with bands like Candlemass,... Continue Reading →

Review HELLOWEEN ‘Helloween’

It was in November 2016 when the news of Helloween United travelled around the globe in no time. Hamburg's metal institution announced a world tour and the sensational part was the fact of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen rejoining the legendary band and the, at the time, operating line-up. This news was almost too good... Continue Reading →

Review PHARAOH ‘The Powers That Be’

Fans of American metallers Pharaoh had to be patient for quite a while. They had to wait nine long years before the fifth album of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- based quartet finds a way into the record stores. The guys premiered in 2003 with the 'After the Fire' album and went through a pretty consistent release... 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 WITCH CROSS ‘Angel of Death’

'Angel of Death' is not only a smashing thrash metal anthem, penned by Slayer. It is also the title of the new record, unleashed by Danish metal outfit Witch Cross. Witch Cross, hailing from Copenhagen, is a veteran band when it comes to heavy metal. With roots that go back to early eighties, the Danes... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

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