Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM proudly present their new single “The Conjurer”. Follow THIS LINK to watch the video, which was once again created by renowned director Vesa Ranta.The band comments:"We haven't been idle during the pandemic. 'The Conjurer' is a tragic tale of jealous and searing love that opens this new chapter for Insomnium. Monumental composition... Continue Reading →
Wolvennest hail from Belgium and started their journey in 2015. The first milestone for the band was the release of the debut 'Void’. This was in 2018 and it’s the new longplayer ‘Temple’ that marks a next and important step for the band. Wolvennest’s new album is everything but light-hearted. Songs like the slowly growing... Continue Reading →
Paradise Lost performed a show, being part of the 2016 edition of the legendary Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The band released the recording of this show today via their Bandcamp site. The entire show is a 45:11 minutes audio file, not cut into different songs. As with a concert, you listen to it... Continue Reading →
After the first single release, which was the title track, curiosity for Moonspell's new album was aroused. But step by step. The first time I ever listened to Moonspell was when the Portuguese opened for Tiamat in 1995. Impressed by the intensity of their music, the band's sound has stuck with me to this day,... Continue Reading →
Compared to the colorful cosmic trip of 'A Crimson Cosmos', the newest Lake Of Tears album appears dark and gloomy. It seems like a gigantic black hole absorbed all the colors and what remains is a cold and dark universe. It has been rather quiet about Lake Of Tears for the last ten years. 'Illwill'... Continue Reading →
'The Thule Grimoires' is the new album from Aachen's death/black metal outfit The Ruins Of Beverast. In tradition with the previous albums, five in total, the new longplayer is also not a burst of joyfulness but a gloomy delight. The dark adventure of The Ruins Of Beverast has its beginning in 2003 and after a... Continue Reading →
There's a lot going on at the Tribulation camp. The Swedish quartet presents with 'Where the Gloom Becomes Sound' their fifth album and manage once again to top the previous one in terms of quality.Ten new songs reflect a band where stagnation is not an issue. With 'Where the Gloom becomes Sound' Tribulation manages to... Continue Reading →
It was Primordial singer Nemtheanga who started Dread Sovereign in 2013, a band dedicated to doom-oriented metal. Already in their founding year, a first EP was released with 'Pray to the Devil in Man' which acted as a springboard for the debut album. 'All Hell's Martyrs' is the title of the mentioned first album which... Continue Reading →
Every now and then, especially during the Holiday season, Markus' Heavy Music Blog is featuring some classics, some well-known and some not so much. This time we go to Germany, more precisely, Gerstetten on the Schwaebische Alb. We go back to the year 1987 and the band we are talking about is Stormwitch. "The Masters... Continue Reading →
Time is flying these days and many moments pass by everyday, some with impact. I had this thought when thinking about the fact of Dark Tranquillity's latest album 'Atoma' celebrating already its forth birthday. After extensive touring, Dark Tranquillity started work on their next album, 'Moment', which be available at the shops this November. And... Continue Reading →
Snail-pace and giant power can go together very well. Doom metal experts Pallbearer furnish evidence for this fusionwith delivering extremely good heavy metal. Three years after ‘Heartless’ broke through the surface of metal, the quartet delivers with their newest output an eight songs featuring longplayer that reflects Pallbearer with 100% but shows a few deviations.... Continue Reading →
As I wrote in a post the other day, music is about emotions and the expression of those. What could be better in such a context than reflecting on own emotions, connected to personal experiences, and translating those into notes and lyrics. This is what makes a tune and an album tangible and real. It... Continue Reading →
Rikard, Charlie and Petter, that is The Vice. The band was founded in 2012 with an EP entitled 'Let Me Go' that stands for the first countable result of their cooperation. In the meantime we reached the second decade of the current century and The Vice adds with 'White Teeth Rebellion' a next longplayer to... Continue Reading →
In summary, we can say that The Rite have achieved a very solid start with this album. Thanks to a tight groove, the songs are instantly memorable and will continue to fascinate even after listening to them several times. 'Liturgy of the Black' is an album I can recommend, no doubt.
‚Obsidian‘ is the impressive new album. Paradise Lost took all the strong moments of the different eras of the band and merged them in a great fashion. ‚Obsidian‘ is a very dense, dark, melancholic and heavy album. At the same time it carries a stronger gothic spirit and comprises of hooks that are irresistible. 2020 is already rich when it comes to great records and Paradise Lost adds another candidate for becoming 'album of the year‘ to the mix. It‘s your own fault if you miss this record.