CD review TARJA ‘In the Raw’

(9/10) I don’t think that I need to introduce Tarja to you. The former Nightwish singer, celebrating big success with the Finnish metallers, is well-known. After having parted way with Nightwish, Tarja started to put a focus on her solo career, being at least as successful as the days with the Finnish Symphonic Metal masters.... Continue Reading →

CD review ROXY BLUE ‘Roxy Blue’

(8/10) 25 years after having premiered with 'Want Some' Roxy Blue is back with a new album. Miles away from Sunset Boulevard the guys from Memphis, Tennessee lived their Rock'n'roll life and it was Warrant frontman Jani Lane that supported the quartet in he early days. A record deal followed and after a rather successful... Continue Reading →

CD review HELHORSE ‘Hydra’

(8/10) Three years after having unveiled their self-titled third strike, Danish six-piece band Helhorse finished the recording of their next musical delivery. ‘Hydra’, that’s the title of the new album, features ten new songs and will hit the shelves in August. The fact that Denmark is a home for many exciting metal bands isn’t new... Continue Reading →

CD review CROBOT ‘Motherbrain’

(9/10) Pottsville, Pennsylvania is the homebase of Retro rockers Crobot, a band that started in 2011. Crobot is the brainchild of Brandon Yeagley and Chris Bishop with Dan Ryan and James Lascu completing the current line-up. So far the band has released three longplayers and 'Motherbrain' adds a fourth chapter to the books. The new... Continue Reading →

CD review IVORY TOWER ‘Stronger’

(7/10) Ivory Tower, that's Progressive Metal hailing from Kiel, Germany. The quintet released four albums to date with 'IV' being the latest one. Eight years later and after having been gone through line-up changes the guys from Schleswig Holstein puts more wood on the metallic fire with longplayer number five. Frank Fasold (key) is the... Continue Reading →

CD review SLIPKNOT ‘We Are Not Your Kind’

(9/10) When Iowa-based Metal icons Slipknot unveiled with ‚Unsainted‘ their first new song, taken from the new album ‚We are Not  Your Kind‘, curiosity was rising even more. The song, being the perfect opener of the band’s sixth record units the unleashed energy of the eight-piece band as well as it comprises of melodic moments... Continue Reading →

CD review SACRED REICH ‘Awakening’

(9/10) 23 years after having released with 'Heal' their so far latest album and after having played quite an amount of live shows over the last years, Sacred Reich is back with a whole new studio release. 'Awakening' is just their fifth album, it has to compete with genre defining longplayer such as 'Ignorance' and... Continue Reading →

CD review EQUILIBRIUM ‘Renegades’

(8/10) German metallers Equilibrium are a band that doesn't stand still, a fact that helped them to establish themselves in Metal and by also benefiting from a growing fan base. The guys began in 2001 and it was Rene Bartholomew who kick-started Equilibrium together with Helge Stang, Sandra Volkl and Andreas Volkl. Today Barthlaume is... Continue Reading →

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