Although Stockholm is their homebase, Lucifer is an international Rock act with roots in Berlin, Germany. Lucifer is the brainchild of Johanna Sadonis who penned the first album together with Cathedral's Garry Jennings. Line-up changes in 2016 brought new players on board with veteran Nicke Andersson becoming an important musical partner for Sadonis. With Andersson... Continue Reading →
'Of Truth and Sacrifice' is heavy, aggressive and brutal. At the same time it covers moment of vulnerability and reflection. It's this mix, together with lyrics being far away from meaningless blablabla, that makes Heaven Shall Burn's 9th album to a 97 minutes experience. This record is more than only a carrier of music. It's a milestone for the band and Metalcore in genral. 'Of Truth and Sacrifice' lifts the bar and belongs to the musical diamonds in 2020 and beyond. Timeless.
It's a good to have Wolf back after 6 years of absence. 'Feeding the Machine' features songs that have a punch. Traditional Heavy Metal, transformed into the '20s should sound exactly like what you get with this album. Good stuff.
30 years after having founded the band, the masters of Rap Metal release one of the strongest albums to date. It for sure lives up to expectations of fans and it also has the potential to give the band an extra push. Authentic and emotional music, that’s what you get with ‘Carnivore’ and you shouldn’t miss it.
'Spectres From the Old World' is a statement for stellar Black Metal. It shows the variety of possibilities the genre offers if you're committed to leave standards and conformity behind you. Dark Fortress delivers with their eighth full-length longplayer a genre highlight that lifts the bar. 'Spectres From the Old World', a pitch-black beauty to fall in love with.
Heaven Shall Burn’s next album is already lining up in the pipeline but before releasing a new longplayer the band goes cinema. In nearly 90 minutes ‘Mein grünes Herz in dunklen Zeiten’ the film is about the band and life on tour. ‘Mein grünes Herz in dunklen Zeiten’ will premiere on February 19th in various... Continue Reading →
If you read some of my earlier reviews you noticed that I sometimes refer to the eye-level cooperation between singer and guitarist, being a decisive factor for an album becoming just good or even great. Demons & Wizards build exactly on this collaboration. Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch and Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer are... Continue Reading →
One of the first Thrash Metal attacks of the new decade comes from Bonded. Although Bonded premiers with ‚Rest in Violence‘ it can’t be said that the band lacks experience. Some genre veterans are the driving force behind this powerhouse that delivers a first milestone of the new metallic decade. After having parted ways with... Continue Reading →
Ice-T and Body Count release with ‚Carnivore‘ the title track the new upcoming album. March 6th, 2020 will be the release date for ‚Carnivore‘ and the longplayer comes via Century Media.
Heavy Metal powerhouse Iced Earth played two shows at Rodon Cub in Athens, Greece in January 1999 with an in total more than 30 songs comprising setlist. A few months after the show, Century Media released a live album entitled 'Alive in Athens'. The release featured three CD's with in total 31 songs recorded in... Continue Reading →
Demons & Wizards, the legendary cooperation of Hansi Kürsch and Jon Schaffer, announce a next studio album. Simply entitled 'III" the longplayer will feature an eleven songs tracklist that looks like this: 01. Diabolic02. Invincible03. Wolves In Winter04. Final Warning05. Timeless Spirit06. Dark Side Of Her Majesty07. Midas Disease08. New Dawn09. Universal Truth10. Split11. Children... Continue Reading →
As so often in life it’s about making choices. On a Sunday night with Devin Townsend playing in Tilburg and Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil having a stop at TivoliVredenburg it’s not easy to decide where to go to. After some weighting MHMB is present in Utrecht, witnessing a pretty diverse tour package that covers everything... Continue Reading →
Ten years after having released their first single, Swedish Bombus unveil their next longplayer, which is already the fourth one for the guys from Gothenburg. 'Vulture Culture' is the title of this full-length release, an album that comprises of nine songs. Bombus doesn't seem solely add records to their discography, it's also that the guys... Continue Reading →
Tribulation seems to be a rather new band but has actually roots that go back to 2004. The break-through though came a few years ago with their third album 'The Children of the Night', followed by the excellent 'Down Below' release. Nearly a year ago today, on December 8th, 2018, Tribulation performed a special show... Continue Reading →