Review TOWER ‘Shock to the System’

I've heard good things about Tower, but I haven't heard anything from Tower until today. I can now end this shortcoming, because at the moment I'm listening to 'Shock to the System', the second album of the New Yorkers, on endless loop. Tower was formed in 2015 and had with 'Tower' their self-titled debut in... 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 →

CD review WHEEL ‘Preserved in Time’

Wheel pt.2 - in a way. Important is not to mix up Wheel from Germany with the Finnish prog metal band, sharing the same moniker. In this review we are talking about the quartet, hailing from Dortmund, Germany and instead of progressive metal sounds it's more the slo-mo doom riffs that break ground on 'Preserved... Continue Reading →

CD review LUNAR SHADOW ‘Wish to Leave’

Lunar Shadow from Siegen, Germany began in 2014 a journey through the sound worlds of heavy metal, which so far includes three episodes. It all started with 'Triumphator', a self-released EP that helped the guys seal a deal with Cruz Del Sur. Since then, the five guys from North Rhine-Westphalia have been releasing a new... Continue Reading →

CD review CORONARY ‘Sinbad’

Flea markets are generally not a bad thing, especially when they have a section for second hand viny. It was at such a flea market in Tampere, Finland where Aku Kytölä and Pate Vuorio met and realized that they had a very similar musical taste. Plans for their own band were quickly sparked and after... Continue Reading →

CD review SMOULDER ‘Dream Quest Ends’

Canadian Epic Metal outfit Smoulder was supposed to perform at Up The Hammer 2020 festival in Athens, Greece last night. Unfortunately the Corona virus led to the unfortunate situation of the festival being cancelled. Besides the dramatic effects on organizers, fans and band, metallers at least can welcome Smoulder's newest release. 'Dream Quest Ends' is... Continue Reading →

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