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.
The Danish veterans of dark melodic metal Mercenary are back with their first new song in seven years, out now on Spotify and other relevant digital portals. A music video featuring professional footage from Mercenary’s return to the stage in January will premiere this Friday the 17th at 21.00 CET on the band’s own YouTube channel. Fans can join... Continue Reading →
The book has been closed but the story continues: Paradise Lost sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, gloomy history of death, doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legends from Halifax, Yorkshire are the drug that numbs the pain , the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that... Continue Reading →
'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.
'Gothic Metal', that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. 'The End' is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on... Continue Reading →
Portuguese Dark Metal outfit Moonspell will re-issue their 'Sin/Pecado' album, originally released in 1998. At the time, the longplayer was an adjustment of Moonspell's thematic direction, moving from wolves and vampires to a more darkwave mood, driven by political and social issues. In this sense it's a milestone album for the band and on December... 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 →
In the meantime A Pale Horse Named Death is a constant factor in the fields of Goth Metal. The band is the brainchild of Life Of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato. He puts the drums ticks aside for A Pale Horse Named Death and instead picks up the mic and the guitar pick. Together with his... Continue Reading →
Right before embarking on a 18 shows comprising tour A Pale Horse Named Death unveils with 'Uncovered' a new 7". The release feature with 'One' a Three Dog Night cover. Furthermore The Cure's 'Prayers For the Rain' has been redone too and release date is October 11th. And in case you missed the tour dates,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Chaos leads to creativity and it’s both being the driving force of Lacrimas Profundere, a band the never stood still. The guys started in 1993 with some Death Doom Metal before moving their sound towards Gothic. They weren’t the only band that followed such an approach, but they are a band that sticked to... Continue Reading →