CD review DEFILED 'Infinite Regress'

Japan isn‘t that much known for a bigger pool of Death Metal bands. More traditional Metal bands like Loudness and Anthem could get a foot into the door to the European Metal scene during the ‘80s before nowadays bands like Babymetal take over. But since a few years Defiled can be seen as a forerunner... Continue Reading →

CD review HIGHER POWER '27 Miles Underwater'

Higher Power release these days their sophomore longplayer '27 Miles Underwater'. 3 years after having premiered with 'Soul Structure' the guys from Leeds, UK reveal a package of eleven new songs, all mainly based on Hardcore. However, Higher Power has more in the offer, since they merge several styles and genres to a sound that... Continue Reading →

CD review DAWN OF SOLACE 'Waves'

14 years after having premiered with 'The Darkness', Dawn Of Solace returns with the sophomore release 'Waves'. Dawn Of Solace, that's basically the project of Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart) who found with Mikko Heikkilä a great singer for the clean vocals on 'Waves' and after having focussed on Wolfheart the Finn revitalized Dawn Of Solace. Dawn... Continue Reading →

CD review ANVIL 'Legal at Last'

What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →

CD review PORTA NIGRA 'Schöpfungswut'

'Schöpfungswut' is the 3rd longplayer of German Black Metal outfit Porta Nigra, a band that began in 2010 in Koblenz. Four years after the sophomore release 'Kaiserschnitt' saw the light of day it's the new album marking a slight change when it comes to the sound of the band. Porta Nigra is know for avantgarde-ish... Continue Reading →

CD review SERIOUS BLACK 'Suite 226'

It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →

CD review SONS OF APOLLO 'MMXX"

Honestly, what should go wrong when guys like Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian and Ron Thal team-up to record an album. Right, nothing can go wrong. Usually supergroups are more of a marketing thing and often you wonder what‘s ‚super‘ with such a project. In Sons Of Apollo‘s case things are... Continue Reading →

CD review DEWOLFF 'Tascam Tapes'

One of the first real surprises this year reaches us from Holland. Psychedelic Rock trio DeWolff shows the world that fancy productions and newest recording technique isn‘t needed to record a damn cool album. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ comes without hammond, drums and guitar amps. DeWolff recorded the 12 songs for this album on a Tascam Porta... Continue Reading →

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